Missing Springsteen carving found in Asbury drug and weapons raid
The unique wood-and-metal likeness of Bruce Springsteen that was reported stolen from an Asbury Park housefront last November resurfaces...amid a stash of weapons. crack, opiates, electronics and jewelry in a city apartment, according to police.
Quaddeer Omar Fitzpatrick, 45, has a pending court date to answer 14 charges related to the February 17 search of his quarters in the Frederick Douglass Apartments, police said.
They obtained the search warrant on the strength of citizen complaints and information gathered by the ABPD Street Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
In addition to the carving, investigators said they seized two .357 revolvers, ammunition for each gun, crack cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, a digital scale, drug-packaging items, and items suspected to have been stolen, including USB thumb drives, external hard drives, cell phones, a Chronoswiss Grand Regulator wrist watch, Aspen LED smart projector and screen, Apple i-Mac, and $380 cash.
Fitzpatrick faces eight drug-related charges, and six pertaining to weapons possession. He was released on a summons.