Dear Freehold Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:
For the purpose of this OPRA request, I am seeking documents pertaining to the Freehold Township Police Department response to Walmart on 07/02/2019 (the "incident").

Pursuant to Executive Order 69 (Whitman, 1997), I request the following regarding this incident:

(a) where a crime has been reported but no arrest yet made, information as to the type of crime, time, location and type of weapon, if any;

(b) if an arrest has been made, information as to the name, address and age of any victims, unless there has not been sufficient opportunity for notification of next of kin of any victims of injury and/or death to any such victim or where the release of the names of any victim would be contrary to existing law or court rule. In deciding on the release of information as to the identity of a victim, the safety of the victim and the victim's family, and the integrity of any ongoing investigation, shall be considered;

(c) if an arrest has been made, information as to the defendant's name, age, residence, occupation, marital status and similar background information and the identity of the complaining party, unless the release of such information is contrary to existing law or court rule;

(d) information as to the text of any charges, such as the complaint, accusation and indictment, unless sealed by the court or unless the release of such information is contrary to existing law or court rule;

(e) information as to the identity of the investigating and arresting personnel and agency and the length of the investigation;

(f) information of the circumstances immediately surrounding the arrest, including but not limited to the time and place of the arrest, resistance, if any, pursuit, possession and nature and use of weapons and ammunition by the suspect and by the police; and

(g) information as to circumstances surrounding bail, whether it was posted and amount thereof.

Please note that Executive Order 69 requires a response to this OPRA request within 24 hours

Yours faithfully,

Anonymous

Lasky III, James, Freehold Township

Carjacking/Robbery Incident on 7/1/19
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT·TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019
For Release: Det/Lt. Scot Hall #217
The Freehold Township Police arrested Maxim Kuropatkin, 24 years old, of Springfield Massachusetts for Carjacking and other related offenses.
On Monday July 1, 2019 at approximately 10:54 AM, the Freehold Township Police responded to the Sam’s Club parking lot for a reported white male, later identified as Kuropatkin, who had stolen a vehicle and crashed while attempting to flee the area. Kuropatkin was detained by Good Samaritans and Walmart Loss Prevention until patrol officers arrived on scene and took Kuropatkin into custody without further incident.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Kuropatkin had attempted to take items from a 52 year old female resident of Freehold Township, while in the Sam’s Club parking lot. Kuropatkin was scared off when that female got into her vehicle and began honking her horn, which drew the attention of several other patrons in the lot. Kuropatkin then approached an 83 year old female resident of Freehold Township, who was exiting her vehicle in the same area and demanded the keys to her vehicle. After taking this victim’s keys, Kuropatkin knocked the victim to the ground, stole her vehicle and attempted to flee the area before losing control and striking a tree with the victim’s vehicle. Several Good Samaritans witnessed the incident/crash and followed Kuropatkin as he exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the adjacent Walmart store. Kuropatkin was detained inside the Walmart store until Freehold Township Officers arrived and placed him under arrest.
Patrol Officers and Detectives from the Freehold Township Police secured the area and found there was no further threat to the community.
Maxim Kuropatkin was charged with Carjacking, Robbery, Criminal Attempt Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Criminal Mischief. He was lodged in the Monmouth County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.
Anyone having witnessed the incident is asked to contact PO Kevin Cross 732-462-7908 ext 6263 or Det. William Ketelaar of the Freehold Township Police Dept at 732-294-2110.
**Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty**