Oceanport PD: Man Broke Into Tecumseh Ave. Home, Threatened Pet Sitter

Brian J. Bodnar, of Highlands, faces several charges following the Dec 5 incident.

A Highlands man was charged with breaking into an Oceanport residence last month and threatening a woman staying in the home while the owners were away on vacation, according to court documents.

Brian J. Bodnar, 23, 65 Snug Harbor, Highlands, was arrested following a Dec. 5 incident where he allegedly broke into a Tecumseh Avenue home at 4:43 a.m., entered a bedroom with a flashlight and threatened a woman staying in the home as a pet sitter.

Bodnar allegedly demanded money he said he was owed by the victim. He is also charged with sending her harassing e-mails.

He faces charges of third degree burglary, terroristic threats and harassment, which is a disorderly persons offense.

Oceanport Police Officer Jonathan Tucci made the arrest and Bodnar was held on $10,000 bail with no 10 percent.


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