Ocean – Police responded to a Sunset Avenue residence on August 18, at 6:50 in the evening on a report of a man with a gun.
Officers involved in the call were Sergeant Todd Gregory, Officers Steven Walker, Randy Slawsky, Casey Larrison, Matthew Guido, and Detectives Michael Melody and Jessie Orbach. According to a release by Detective Lieutenant Kevin L. Faller, an investigation revealed that a tenant at the location, identified by Faller as Gregory Riley, 59, of Ocean Township, had accosted an individual who was working at the property as the request of the owner.
“The victim reported that Mr. Riley produced a handgun and demanded the victim leave the property,” wrote Faller. That victim then contacted the Ocean Township Police Department.
Faller stated that during the investigation police seized 130 items from Riley’s home including 47 firearms, which included an unlicensed assault rifle, a bayonet, stun gun, a silencer, 38 high capacity magazines and multiple rounds of hollow point bullets.
“Mr. Riley was charged with unlawful possession of a weapons, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of assault firearm without a license, possession of a firearm silencer, possession of hollow nose bullets, possession of OC (pepper spray), reckless endangerment, possession of high capacity ammunition magazines and possession of a stun gun,” added Faller.
Honorable municipal court judge Thomas McGoughran set bail at $50,000 with no ten percent option. According to the release, Riley made bail and is awaiting a future court hearing.