Prosecutor: Alleged Fugitive Trespasser Prompts County Emergency Response; Arrested on Burglary & Related Charges

A Rockland County, NY man was arrested on burglary, criminal trespass and related charges on Wednesday after he became uncooperative with police responding to a trespassing call and he refused to leave the premises, prompting a response from the county emergency response team (MOCERT), Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

Deal police responded to a call at 12:41 p.m. reporting a trespasser who entered the vacant Loch Arbour Beach Club. Upon arrival, officers recognized the subject as Edward Schwarz, 60, of Monsey, NY.

Schwarz was wanted out of Ramapo, NY for terroristic threats against law enforcement. Schwarz was uncooperative and refused to exit the structure when approached by officers. As a result, the Deal police requested assistance from the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT).

Law enforcement agencies were successful in having Schwarz exit the structure peacefully and without further incident.

Scwarz was charged with: third-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal trespass, a disorderly persons charge of criminal mischief, and as a fugitive from justice. 

Schwarz was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township. There was no threat to the public during this isolated incident.

The Deal Police Department was assisted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Allenhurst, Asbury Park, and Ocean Township police departments.

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management