MIDDLETOWN - A 35-year-old mostly nude man burglarized a home early Tuesday morning before leading police on a foot chase near Hunters Pointe in various states of undress, police said.Officers first went to a Phillips Mills Drive home at 5:45 a.m. after a resident reported a male burglar who "was wearing only a sweater and was naked from the waist down," according to a statement from police Detective Lt. Paul Bailey.The suspect, whom police later identified as Jacob S. Gerges of the Leonardo section of town, fled on foot, Bailey said. Police Sgt. Brian McGrogan brought his police dog, a bloodhound named Jax, to help track him down.MORE: Monmouth Mall flasher suspect chargedWhile canvassing the area, Gerges was spotted running near Hunters Pointe, Bailey said."Officers converged on the area and discovered that the suspect had attempted to gain entry to a residence on that street as well," Bailey said.Another K-9 team, Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and his dog Koda, "began a track and located the subject, now fully naked, hiding under a rear deck of a house on Hunters Pointe," Bailey said.MORE: Wawa lewdness suspect was 'fighting with himself'Police charged Gerges with two counts each of burglary and attempted burglary and one each of theft, lewdness and resisting arrest and sent him to the Monmouth County Jail pending a court hearing.Gerges has two prior convictions for burglary and one for robbery, according to state court records. Judge Anthony J. Mellaci sentenced him to six years in prison in 2012. He was released in 2016, according to records from the state Department of Corrections.Police asked anyone else with information on the incident to call Detective Keith Hirschbein at 732-615-2120.
Violent crime declined steadily from 2007 to 2017. Alex N. Gecan, @GeeksterTweets
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