Three Area Men Arrested In Burglary of Bayville Home

All three are lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River


Police recently arrested two Bayville men and a Pine Beach man who are accused of stealing a number of items from a Hayes Avenue home, including a heavy gas grill, Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said.

Smith urged Berkeley residents to be vigilant and watch for suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods.

"To steal what they stole took great effort," Smith said. "We are using this as a reminder to people to look out for their neighbors. We encourage people to report suspicious activity.This wasn't easy."

Police arrested Cody Lessing, 19, Eastern Boulevard, Bayville, Ryan Blistyak, 20, Pine Beach and Dylan Kramer, 20, also Eastern Boulevard, in connection with the Aug. 30 thefts, Smith said.

The burglary took place sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The suspects broke a window on a rear porch door and ransacked the home while the residents were away, he said.

When Patrolman Michael Poikans and Dectective Joseph Santoro responded, they discovered a number of items had been taken, including jewelry, jewelry boxes, coins, currency, free weights and the gas grill, Smith said.

Many of the items were later recovered in local pawn shops, he said.

"Detective Santoro and Detective John Legg developed some leads which lead them to the arrests," Smith said. "We were able to return most of the property to the homeowners. We do weekly checks of pawn shops."

Lessing was charged with burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and theft by deception. Municipal Court Judge James Gluck set his bail at $20,000, with a ten percent option, police said.

Blistyak and Kramer were both charged with burglary and theft. Blistyak's bail was set at $70,000 with a ten percent option. Kramer's bail was set at $5,000 with a ten percent option, Smith said.


A.Marie January 03, 2014 at 08:29 PM
All I want to say is I believe in second chances with people, and everyone deserves one. People make mistakes in their life and that is why they are called mistakes. The hate comments are not necessary at all. How about people concentrate on the positive things in life, and stop talking about the negative ones. One man out of the three that was arrested changed his life for the better. He is not the same person anymore because he chose to change for the better. People make mistakes, but it doesn't make them a "bad person". They just need to repent their sins and ask for forgiveness, and learn from the mistakes they made. Being in jail can either go two ways you can either grow up to be a mature adult who knows right from wrong or get out and do the same thing over again. Well, let's stay positive that there is still good in the world and people can change. So stop the HATE comments, and pray for these boys because some of them needed help that they were not receiving.
Keeping whats mine January 04, 2014 at 07:33 AM
Once a scumbag always a scumbag. Watch out whats behind the curtain.
Gail Mahlschnee Blistyak January 23, 2014 at 01:10 PM
Gail B. My son was only one of the three. We didn't bail him out, we left him in jail to learn a lesson for 4 months, not 1 week as other's got because their parent's bailed them out. My son has since become a responsible, caring adult male. He is remorseful and at that time had a drug addiction. He attends groups, works a full-time job and has finally found the absolute most wonderful, beautiful soul of a girl to help him. Please stop the negative comments, this could have been anyone of your son's or daughter's. Look at the paper, everyday there is a story about heroin or "spice" killing our children. Pay attention to your own families and you just may stop your own tragedy someday. A loving Mom
Keeping whats mine January 23, 2014 at 05:19 PM
Ashley Massa was a drug shooting house burglar at one time. She has changed her life to just getting pregnant with different fathers now. So instead of stealing illegally she will play the system. We get to feed, house, cloth and educate her bad decisions. Yea for us!


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