A South Seaside Park man and an Evergreen, Colo. man were charged with criminal mischief, theft and obstruction after they tore down a restaurant sign in South Seaside Park and fled, police said.
John Doerr, 26 of Bayview Avenue in South Seaside Park, and Hunter Dell, 20, of Evergreen, Colo. were charged in the Aug. 20 incident after Berkeley Township Special Police Officer James Tillett saw Dell tear down a sign from the Pier House Restaurant on Central Avenue. Berkeley Ptl. Brian Bargas then saw another man, identified as Doerr, flee on foot behind the house next to the Pier House on 22nd Avenue, according to police.
Bargas engaged in a foot pursuit and apprehended the Doerr in the next yard over on 23rd Avenue, police said. Both men were ultimately taken into custody.
Dell was charged with criminal mischief. Doerr was charged with theft and obstruction of justice. Both men were taken into custody and released on a summons pending a future court date, according to police.