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Brick Hoarding Case: Prosecutor Says Ladies Demanded Canine From Shelter

BRICK, NJ — The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace has filed a movement searching for to revoke the pretrial launch of two girls charged within the animal hoarding case in Brick Township, after the 2 confirmed up at one of many county’s shelters demanding return of their canines.

Aimee J. Lonczak, 49, and Michele Nycz, 58, who’re charged with animal cruelty and youngster endangerment after 180 canines and cats have been faraway from Nycz’s Arrowhead Park Drive house on Dec. 2 and three, went to the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter in Stafford Township on Thursday and demanded the return of seven canines, Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer stated Friday.

They’d Lonczak’s 16-year-old daughter with them on the time, Billhimer stated.

The actions are violations of the pretrial launch circumstances set by Superior Court docket Choose Wendel E. Daniels at their Dec. 8 detention listening to, Billhimer stated.

“As such, now we have filed motions to revoke the pretrial launch of each Lonczak and Nycz,” he stated. “Primarily based on their actions yesterday, we might be requesting that these defendants be detained pending trial.”

Daniels set the next circumstances for Lonczak and Nycz once they have been launched Dec. 8: they have been to haven’t any contact with animals; they have been to not return to the home with out written approval from the Court docket; Lonczak was to haven’t any contact along with her 16-year-old daughter until licensed by the Division of Little one Safety and Permanency and the Household A part of the Superior Court docket; and Nycz haven’t any contact with the woman. Learn extra: Ladies Launched To Await Trial In Brick Animal Hoarding Case

Lonczak and Nycz signed over their authorized claims to the animals after the Dec. 8 listening to.

On Jan. 10, throughout a case standing listening to, Nycz tried to have the no-contact order with woman lifted; That request was denied by Superior Court docket Choose Linda G. Baxter, the prosecutor’s workplace stated.

Billhimer stated administration of the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter contacted Brick police on Thursday and reported that Lonczak and Nycz had been on the shelter demanding the return of their canines. In addition they had Lonczak’s daughter with them, he stated.

The shelter in the end refused to show over the canines, Billhimer stated.

The motions to revoke their pretrial launch are pending a listening to date in Ocean County Superior Court docket, the prosecutor’s workplace stated.

Lonczak and Nycz had requested the return of seven canines—5 that Lonczak stated have been hers, and two that Nycz stated have been her private pets. Baxter had set a courtroom date of Jan. 24 on that request, however that listening to had been postponed to Feb. 21. It isn’t clear when the listening to was postponed or at whose request. Learn extra: Ladies In Brick Hoarding Case Need 7 ‘Private’ Canine Returned: Experiences

The prosecutor’s workplace and the Ocean County Well being Division — which has been caring for the animals since Dec. 3 — each oppose the return.

“It’s the State’s place that neither of those two defendants ought to ever be capable to possess a pet once more,” Billhimer stated.

“The Ocean County Board of Well being additionally strongly opposes the return of any canines to those two girls,” stated Daniel Regenye, the general public well being coordinator for the well being division.

There have been 129 canines and 44 cats faraway from the home, and 6 canines and one cat faraway from a car parked on the driveway, Billhimer stated in Friday’s information launch. That’s the first time authorities have stated there have been animals residing in a car.

The home, which had feces and urine 3 and 4 inches deep all through and had fumes so sturdy that folks needed to placed on hazmat fits to enter and retrieve the animals, was condemned by Brick Township code enforcement.

The kid endangerment cost resulted as a result of Lonczak and Nycz had the 16-year-old residing with them in these uninhabitable circumstances.

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