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Township of Ocean Police Department
Friday February 16th, 2018 :: 09:01 a.m. EST


News Release:

DATE/TIME: February 15th, 2018 at 9:50am

LOCATION: State Highway 35 South / Sunset Avenue

OFFICERS INVOLVED: Police Officers Ryan Krug, Alon Bercovicz and Chris Stenger

ACCUSED: Francis A Mosco 48-year-old Male // Brick, NJ
Richard S Budnicki 27-year-old Male // Lanoka Harbour, NJ


On February 15th, 2018 at approximately 9:50 am Police Officer Ryan Krug was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 and Sunset Avenue. After witnessing a motor vehicle violation Krug conducted traffic and encountered two occupants.

Further investigation revealed that the driver later identified as Richard Budnicki and his passenger later identified as Francis Mosco were in possession of heroin, hypodermic syringes and also discarded a syringe during the investigation. Both were charged accordingly, processed and released on a criminal summons pending their initial court appearance.

PREPARED BY: Detective Lieutenant Timothy R. Torchia
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1800
[email protected]

DATE: 02/16/2018

Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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