Three Week Investigation Results in 3 People being Charged with Theft of Safe From Manchester Home
A Seaside Park woman and a Toms River man were arrested and charged with burglary and theft after a three week investigation into the burglary of a Manchester residence and the theft of a safe containing money and jewelry. Arrested and charged were 49-year-old, Mia Dentico of Seaside Park and 23-year-old, Joseph Comiso of Toms River. A third subject, 26-year-old, Mohamed Olivo of the Bronx, NY has also been criminally charged with the burglary and theft, however, he has not been arrested as of yet as his whereabouts are not currently known. He is currently wanted by police.
On November 20, 2016, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a residence located in the Whitney Estates section of the Township, for the report of a burglary and theft. Upon arrival, it was learned that an unknown person or persons entered the victim’s residence and stole a safe containing currency and valuable jewelry. Police quickly developed potential investigative leads, which led to the discovery of the safe. Officers located the safe partially submerged in nearby Pine Lake after an attempt by the suspects to conceal their actions. From this, officers were able to recover some of the victim’s jewelry along with irreplaceable sentimental items. The case was turned over to the Department’s Investigation Bureau and further investigated by Det. David Fusaro. During the follow-up investigation, Mia Dentico, Joseph Comiso and Mohamed Olivo became subjects of interest. Mia Dentico was soon after located, which resulted in the recovery of additional property belonging to the victim. Based on the totality of the investigative information obtained during this investigation, to include numerous interviews, Mia Dentico, Joseph Comiso and Mohamed Olivo were criminally charged with burglary and theft.
Mia Dentico, who was quickly apprehended, was charged with one count of burglary and theft and lodged in Ocean County Jail in default of $10,000 bail. Joseph Comiso and Mohamed Olivo, realizing that their arrests were imminent, fled to New York State; however, Comiso later returned to the Seaside Heights area. Based on a tip, Seaside Heights Police located Comiso in a local hotel and placed him under arrest. After being apprehended, Comiso was lodged in Ocean County Jail in defualt of $15,000.00 bail. Mohamed Olivo is still wanted by police.
Because Olivo’s whereabouts are not currently known, he has been entered as a New Jersey wanted person. As of the issuance of this release, he has not been located. The Manchester Township Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Mohamed Olivo whose photo is attached to this release. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should contact Manchester Township Police at 732-657-6111.