Longport Police are asking local residents to contact police if they had items stolen from their property this summer.

Police say that on August 12th, they arrested Brian V. Cochrane, 40, of Egg Harbor Township following some suspicious behavior in the early morning hours. Here's what police have said about the case:

On August 12, 2019 at approximately 5:40 am, Longport Officers Dean Tibbitt and Joshua Sikoryak received a call for suspicious activity in the area of 11th Avenue. Once on location, officers located a male matching the description as he attempted to evade them between the homes and landscape of this area. After a search for the male ensued, he was found hiding within a void of the rock wall on Point Drive and identified as Brian V Cochrane (40 years old) of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ. Officers also found numerous items in his possession at this time.

Cochrane was taken into custody for obstruction of justice when it was soon revealed that there were numerous victims from all along the Downbeach area. Based on the statements and evidence collected, Cochrane was subsequently charged two counts of burglary, theft of moveable property, four counts of theft from a motor vehicle, and five counts of receiving stolen property.

The arrest of Cochrane also resulted in additional charges from the Margate and Ventnor Police Departments.

Now police are looking for possible crime victims who've yet to come forward. Police say they did recover some property that has yet to be claimed.

For information on contacting police about this matter, you can go to the department's website, or call  609-822-2141.

SOURCE: Longport Police

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