On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:00 a.m., Wall Township patrol officers and detectives were detailed to investigate a reported burglary that took place at a West Eighteenth Avenue residence where the victim, a 42 year-old Martin Road resident, stores his work trailer. The actor burglarized the victim’s truck which was parked in front of his residence at the time of the theft and stole a set of keys which were used to unlock the work trailer. The actor then removed several chainsaws and blowers with an estimated total value of $5000.
Follow up investigation conducted by Wall Township detectives lead to the arrest of 31 year-old Belmar resident Todd Kane who was fired by the victim the previous day. Further investigation revealed that Kane and an acquaintance drove to a pawn shop in Brick Township on Friday afternoon (the same day as the burglary/theft) and attempted to sell the stolen property. Brick Township officers were called to the pawn shop and after a brief investigation arrested Kane for one count of receiving stolen property. The individual that accompanied Kane was not charged. After being processed at the Brick Township Police Department, Wall detectives transported Kane to Wall Police Headquarters where he was additionally charged with 2 counts of burglary and one count of theft. Further follow up lead to Kane being charged with an additional count of theft for his involvement with jewelry being stolen from his in-laws Wall Township residence in October, 2012. Kane was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in default of $40,000 bail. Detectives Daniel Mason and Daniel Donlon were the arresting officers. No photo of the defendant will be release as he was identified and criminally charged.