Wall man was using slingshot to toss glass and steel at cars, police say
Police in Wall Township have arrested a man who was allegedly using a slingshot to throw glass and steel at people's cars on Tuesday.
The first victim told police that they were heading east on Allaire Road around 5:15 pm when his rear passenger window was shattered.
The second victim told police that they were stopped at the intersection of Belmar Boulevard around 5:30 pm near State Highway 35 when her front passenger window was shattered.
The third victim told police that their car was in a parking lot off Belmar Boulevard around 7:40 pm when their front window was shattered.
There are no injuries being reported from the incidents.
Wall Police arrested Mark Shatkus, 35, around 10:44 pm in relation to an investigation of someone driving a sport utility vehicle and striking vehicles.
Shatkus was charged with third degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon; third degree Criminal Attempt; third degree Aggravated Assault; forth degree Possession of Prohibited Weapon; forth degree Criminal Mischief; disorderly person Commit Unauthorized Act During Threat of Emergency; petty disorderly persons offense Obstructing Highways and Other Public Passages.
He was then transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township.
Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to contact Patrolman Chris Mason of the Wall Township Police Department at 732-449-4500.
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