A barking dog alerted a Lacey family to a burglar’s presence over the weekend, authorities said.
Police say the family was asleep in their Lakeside Drive South home in the township’s Forked River section when their dog began around 4:45 a.m. Saturday.
When a woman got out of bed, she saw that the garage door was open and various items missing, including an Xbox, Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone, BMX bicycle, longboard, and a laptop, police said.
An investigation led to the arrest of Frank Marin, 20, of Kearny Avenue in Seaside Heights, according to police.
He was charged with burglary and theft and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, police said.