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Point Boro Mom-Daughter Team Also Snatched Purses at Boro Stop & Shop, Police Say

The Barth women are facing additional charges in their hometown

A Point Borough mother-daughter team allegedly snatched purses in their hometown right around the same time they were allegedly stealing them in Wall, Point Borough police said on Friday morning.

Jennifer L. Barth, 45, and Lindsay A. Barth, 21, both of River Road, already facing Wall charges, are now also facing charges in Point Borough for allegedly stealing purses from two shoppers at Stop & Shop on Bridge Avenue, said Borough Police Captain Richard Larsen.

Each of the River Road women were charged by Borough police on Friday with two counts of theft in connection with grabbing a purse on June 28 and another on July 1 from shoppers at Stop & Shop, Larsen said.

A cell phone from one of the stolen purses was returned to its owner, Larsen said. So far, police have not been able to recover other items among those stolen.

The pair were arrested by Wall police on Wednesday after police said they received several anonymous calls identifying the suspects after their photos were publicized by the media.

Borough Police Lt. Adam Picca and other Borough officers have been working with Wall police regarding thefts in both towns, which helped lead to Wall police filing charges, as well to the Borough charges, Larsen said.

The two women have a history of Point Borough arrests during the past few years, Larsen said.

For example, in February 2011, Lindsay Barth was indicted for allegedly punching a Borough police officer in public, according to a copy of the indictment.

Authorities had been searching for the suspects , when a string of five purse snatchings occurred over a 10-day period in Wall. Police have recorded incidents of thefts from elderly shoppers at the A&P on Route 35 as well as the ShopRite on Route 34, both in Wall.

Regarding the Wall charges, Lindsay Barth was charged with four counts of theft of moveable property and one count of criminal attempt to commit theft. She is currently lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in default of $40,000 bail, no 10 percent option.

Jennifer Barth was charged by Wall police with five counts of conspiracy to commit theft. She also is lodged in the correctional institution in default of $37,500 bail, no 10 percent option.

Nj Ghost July 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I am confised....Where in the article does it say anything about drugs being used??? Just asking.
Tarkus July 13, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Confised? Who said anything about drugs?
Da Poppa July 14, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Interesting contrast in police work ... Wall Twp police get the report at Shop-Rite, ask to see video survalience tape, study and find the alleged purpotrayers. They issue photos and video of the pair, where they are identified by citizens and arrested by Boro police at the direction of Wall police. Sometime around the same time period, Boro police get a report of a purse snatch at Stop and Shop. They take the report, file it and go on their merry way. (Read the comment about this on the other story about the Barths). Wall Twp police alert them to the incident in Wall, and somehow, maybe at the Wall Twp Polic urging, think "Mmmm ... Maybe we should ask SnS for if they have video!" I don't expect the police to be able to prevent every crime, to be everywhere all the time, but I do expect them to do proper police work, beyond just filing a report.
Larry Williams July 14, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Instead of comparing Police Departments who do things the same way maybe you should compare supermarkets who don't.
Chris Constantino July 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Good Point Larry!
Debra July 14, 2012 at 10:31 PM
If the Mom and Daughter are doing this ,shame on the MOm,what a loser!
jackie July 15, 2012 at 02:41 AM
If you click on the link from 2011 it states that 19 year old barth was arrested with drug paraphernalia. Apparently, they are just another bunch of drug addicts corrupting our town. I really hope that this serves as a wake up call and gets them the help they need, but judging by the fact they have both been arrested before who knows. Sadly, it does show the quicker response time of the wall police vs boro police. Then again we don't know all the complete facts surrounding the case. At least they are off the street.
Beverly Chambers Rodriguez July 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Nobody is perfect! All families have struggles whether it be drug or alcohol addiction, someone being arrested, an affair, etc. etc. luckily most things don't go public so no one knows. Everyone is acting like they are the only people to ever steal and that's not the case, and they definitely aren't the only ones to have been arrested for drug use. Stop judging them, they are my family and I love them & am sick of hearing the horrible things people have been saying. They are truly the nicest people but unfortunately made some bad decisions. I feel horrible that people had things stolen from and by no means think it was ok. Point has a huge drug problem and I think people just don't want to admit that.
Chris Constantino July 16, 2012 at 12:55 AM
B.C.R.: If this were Facebook, I'd click 'Like'..... Well said..... A lot of people live in a fantasy world...
TK July 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I do agree with many of your comments. Unfortunately it is the way of the world is today. Easier and quicker to judge, no one looks in their own backyard, until they are affected by the same issues. You are right some are lucky because they were not caught, or had some sort of clout to make issues go away. Now, everyone knows that has and still is happening. I do agree with you that it does not make it right on what they did. They need to take responsibility and be accountable for their actions. Hopefully, your family members get the right help and someday they can start over. We all make mistakes, it is admitting to the mistakes is what is important and counts. There is a lot of issues in Point and other towns too! Point is not alone. There is a lot of towns who don't want to admit to any problems, drugs just being one of many.
John Lantiman July 16, 2012 at 11:52 PM
This is absolutely disgraceful, Nothing worse than a thief !
TommyG July 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM
So is the 15 year old boys who should know better at that age shooting a BB gun at school windows, who you defend. They could have shot some innocent by standers. So is the man from Bay Head who you defend that should no better. You see, if you let them go and make excuses when they are young, this is the result, thieves at 19 who is following their 50 year old mother and making excuses for an adult who is drinking and driving.
mad in Brick July 18, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I don't know this family personally but I do know of this family. There is a very real and very serious drug/prescription pill EPIDEMIC in this community and all of the surroundings. It starts at the top of the chain with the pharmaceutical companies and corrupt doctors handing this crap out for money. I wish I knew the answer to making it stop but I don't. I wish I could embed into these kids heads that they are killing themselves from the inside out but they don't hear it. All they know is that they have to get their next fix just to feel 'normal' so they don't start withdrawing. They get to the point where they will do what it takes to get their fix, all of their morals go out the window. They will steal from their own family and hurt anyone if need be. This is the terrible disease of addiction.That being said, at what point in your adult life do you stop and take a look around and realize what you have become and what your children are turning into?? I hope this is the wake up call. Believe me, I am not making excuses for this family, as a parent, I personally find it sickening that a another parent would do this with her own child. I feel like this kid has no chance without the structure and guidance of an adult family member to get her the help she needs. Although we have no control over the addict, we shouldn't condone or take part in it either, shame on her it's disgraceful. I hope this doesn't turn into a wrist slap, get it together mom, for your kids.
John Lantiman July 18, 2012 at 04:36 PM
@ Tommy G, Making excuses? Just because I commented on the Article for Drunk Driving doesn't mean that i do not think that is wrong, In fact , don't believe everything you read in the newspaper.. the stories is not always accurate, how do you know that the man didn't work 15hr day and than had 3 drinks and was .1? which is just. 02 over the legal limit, at the time of the crash the stress boosted his blood alch connect to over the legal limit, witch has been proven to be a fact. In fact, much of the time there is more to the story or the facts aren't always there. And back to bb gun article, A 14 and 15 year old boy breaking a window is a little bit different than a parent and daughter team robbing people....
joe doe July 20, 2012 at 07:02 PM
wow enough said form all ... a huge drug '' epidemic'' has caused countless families and lives to be destroyed... point pleasant in it self has become place i never thought it would be. Everyone living there has been effected. i just hope that when the dust settles and everyone can mend the worng doing's, simply '' hit a meeting '' isnt going to do it ... people places and things. yes family freinds and living situations all have to change to over come these powerful addicions.

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