UPDATE: Crime Scene Tape Surrounds APK Towing Route 37 Business

Lot in Lacey Township also guarded by county officers

A large lot filled with dozens of automobiles and wrapped with crime scene tape, located on West Lacey Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township, was being guarded by officers from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office this morning.

Sources confirmed that this is the site that APK Towing, the Toms River company that has been accused of towing cars from private property in Seaside Heights, as well as price gouging, has been storing cars.

APK Towing's Route 37 and Coolidge Avenue location was surrounded by crime scene tape and under police guard Thursday night.

The move is the latest in an investigation into the Toms River company, which was was reportedly only instructed to remove vehicles from the borough that were impeding the cleanup effort in the aftermath of tropical storm Sandy.

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office issued a press release Thursday stating that it is fielding complaints from residents in regards to the activities of a towing service known as APK Towing of Toms River.

“While it is not our usual policy to comment on pending and ongoing investigations, we are asking that anyone with information regarding this business, or anyone who has received a bill from this business related to services rendered in Seaside Heights, to please contact the investigators assigned to this matter: Detective James Conroy or Detective Mark Malinowski at (732) 929-2027," said Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford.

Patch will update as more information becomes available.

Rena McCain November 18, 2012 at 01:29 AM
yes they do have families who couldnt be so stupid to not realize what APK has been up to....I tried to be decent and i got this mess to deal with now along with not being able to return home for an indefinate amount of time...and its not his personal info i am spewing.........its mine...I have to be a victim of this? well so should he...and his family too since mine has to endure the crap because he had to be greedy??
N. Jon I. Twist November 18, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I hope ALL of those who's cars were towed from PRIVATE property. Make a complaint with the Police Dept. For Trespassing, Larceny, & Possession of stolen property
mjmjr November 21, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Concerned ssh resident November 26, 2012 at 12:29 AM
This company did what they were told to do the truth will come out and everyone will owe these hard working individuals an apology. Why do you think Apk agreed to give the cars back because seaside heights made a commitment to pay the company. Why would the town agree to pay for these cars if they weren't told to tow every car?
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