Police Blotter ImageWeekly Police Blotter – Press Release

July 23rd thru July 29th, 2013

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  • DWI with Motor Vehicle Accident (Hit and Run) – On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 11:57 p.m., Officer Abrecht responded to the 400 block of Windsor Street in Forked River for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle and accident. A description was provided for the vehicle that fled the scene. A short time later, Officer Evan Androcy stopped the hit and run vehicle on Route 9 near Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of the driver, 49-year-old Donato Butindaro of Whiting, for DUI. The damage to Donato Butindaro’s vehicle was consistent with the damage to the struck vehicle on Windsor Street. Donato Butindaro was transported to headquarters, processed, and charged with DUI, Refusal to Submit to Breath samples, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle Donato Butindaro was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law as well as for further police investigation regarding the accident.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 9:06 a.m., Officer Scott Anderson responded to the 1000 block of Clairmore Avenue for a burglary of motor vehicle. The victim stated that sometime between 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 and 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, an unknown person(s) entered his unlocked van that was parked in the street in front of his residence and stole tools valued and over $798.
  • Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Business) – On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 9:08 a.m., the owner of Lexi Floors, 808 N. Main Street, Lanoka Harbor, reported that an unknown person(s) forced entry into his business by prying open a side door sometime between 3:00 p.m. on July 8, 2013 and 7:00 a.m. July 9, 2013.  Nothing was reported stolen; the damage to the door is estimated at $200.00
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 10:12 a.m., Special Officer Russell Moller responded to the 300 block of Seabright Road for criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. The victim stated that sometime between 1:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, an unknown person(s) smashed the driver’s-side window; damage to the window is estimated at $500.00.
  • Public Nuisance (Formal Charge) – On Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 12:44 a.m., Officers Evan Androcy and George Resetar responded to the 300 block of Constitution Drive for a loud party. The resident, 18-year-old David Buchko, was issued a summons for the loud noise.
  • DUI (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 12:46 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near Laurel Boulevard.  Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 24-year-old Marissa Minnuies of Manchester for DUI. She was transported to headquarters, processed, and later released after receiving traffic summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle Marissa Minnuies was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Theft of a Credit Card & Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Detective Surtees concluded an investigation which originated on July 7, 2013, resulting in the arrest of 29-year-old Douglas Clayton of Ocean Gate. During the overnight hours of June 7, 2013, Patrolman Schaffer responded to Walmart in reference to a suspicious incident.  It was reported that three individuals purchased a gift card valued at $300 using an American Express credit card.  After completing the transaction, the actor attempted to purchase two additional gift cards valued at $800. The individual was unable to provide a personal identification number and abruptly exited the store. Patrolman Schaffer located the vehicle and identified the actor as 29-year-old Douglas Clayton of Ocean Gate. Detective Surtees discovered that the credit card used had been reported stolen from a Berkeley Township resident. On June 25, 2013, Douglas Clayton was charged with possession of a stolen credit card and fraudulent use of a credit card. Douglas Clayton was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 bail.
  • Theft of a Cellular Phone (Arrest) – Detective Brian Flynn concluded an investigation which originated on July 12, 2013, resulting in the arrest of 19-year-old Ethan Eyerman of Forked River. A resident reported on July 12, 2013, that his cellular phone had been stolen from his residence. Detective Flynn recovered the phone at a secondhand store. Ethan Eyerman was arrested and charged with theft valued at $400.  Ethan Eyerman was released pending a court appearance. 
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at 9:06 a.m., Officer Peter Donahue responded to the 700 block of Oxford Road in reference to criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. The victim stated that sometime during the overnight hours, her vehicle was spray painted while it was parked in the driveway of her residence; damage is estimated at $550.
  • Fraud (Arrest) – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at 11:19 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to Bank of America, 711 Lacey Road, for a possible fraud. Investigation at the scene revealed that 30-year-old Carey Mayo of Barnegat was attempting to cash a check with a signature that did not match the account holder. Bank personnel confirmed with the account holder that it was a fraudulent transaction. Carey Mayo was arrested, transported to headquarters, and processed. She was charged with Theft by Deception and Forgery and later released after receiving a criminal summons.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, July 26, 2013, Officer Charles May and Special Officer Russell Moller were at the Walmart when they observed 25-year-old Devin Demichele of Whiting who was actively wanted on warrants. Devon Demichele was arrested for three warrants including: (1) New Gretna Warrant in the amount of $264, (2) Lacey Township Warrant in the amount of $750, and (3) Tabernacle Warrant in the amount of $1,500.00. Devon Demichele was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of his bail.
  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, July  26, 2013 at 11:14 p.m., Officer Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Wawa, 444 Route 9 South. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 39-year-old Todd Giaccio of Waretown for DUI. He was transported to headquarters and processed. Todd Giaccio was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, DUI Refusal, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.  This incident stemmed from the DWI Checkpoint that occurred on Route 9 and Old Shore Road beginning at 10:00 p.m. that evening.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at 10:51 p.m., at the Lacey Township DWI checkpoint, on Old Shore Road and Route 9, Officer Evan Androcy arrested 28-year-old Ashley Campbell, Ortley Beach, for an outstanding Toms River Township Warrant in the amount of $105. She was transported to headquarters, processed, and released after posting full bail.
  • Drug Paraphernalia (Arrest) – On Friday, July 26, 2013, at 11:44 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota arrested 21-year-old Matthew Conrad, Forked River, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The incident occurred on Old Shore Road during the DWI checkpoint. Matthew Conrad was transported to headquarters, processed, and later released after receiving a criminal summons. The vehicle Matthew Conrad was operating was impounded for further investigation.
  • Drug Arrest (Possession and Distribution) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 1:14 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas arrested and charged 25-year-old Nicole Fava, Forked River, for several CDS charges including but not limited to: Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $100,000 no ten percent. Nicole Fava was transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of her bail. The vehicle she was operating was impounded for a possible seizure. This incident occurred during the DUI checkpoint on Old Shore Road and Route 9 which began at 10:00 p.m.
  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 2:00 a.m., Officer Robert Flynn arrested 18-year-old Victoria Maulbeck of Waretown for DUI. She was transported to headquarters, processed, and released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Underage DUI, and Reckless Driving. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. This incident occurred at the DUI checkpoint on Old Shore Road and Route 9 which began at 10:00 p.m.
  • Drug Arrest(s) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 2:04 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota arrested 31-year-old Greg Nelson of Forked River for an outstanding Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department Warrant for $6,578. He was also charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Marijuana with bail set at $5,000. He was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of his bail. In addition, he received a traffic summons for CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Suspended.
    • The passenger, 25-year-old Nicole Post of Forked River, was also arrested for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. She was processed and later released on a criminal summons. This incident occurred during the DUI checkpoint on Old Shore Road and Route 9.
  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 2:38 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy arrested 18-year-old Madison Schiebler of Bayville for DUI. She was transported to headquarters, processed, and released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
    • The passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Thomas J. Materiale of Waretown, was issued a summons for Underage Consumption of Alcohol and later released at the scene. This incident occurred during the DUI Checkpoint on Old Shore Road and Route 9.
  • Warrant Arrest, Hindering Apprehension, Obstructing the Administration of Law, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 1:46 a.m., Officer George Resetar arrested 24-year-old Deandre Boone, Bayville, NJ, for an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Warrant in the amount of $9,804 for Child Support. He was also charged with Hindering his own Apprehension (False name to Law Enforcement) and Obstructing the Administration of Law, on Complaint Summonses. Deandre Boone also received traffic summonses for having a Suspended Driver’s License and not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of his bail.
  • Also charged in this case were the passengers:
    • 18-year-old Joseph Barton 4th of Barnegat who was charged with Underage Consumption of Alcohol. He was charged on a Complaint Summons and released at the scene; and
    • 18-year-old Davon T. Boone of Waretown who was charged with Hindering Apprehension. He was charged on a Complaint Summons and released at the scene.  He also received a traffic summons for not wearing his seatbelt.

       This incident occurred during the DUI Checkpoint on Old Shore Road and Route 9.

  • Theft (Residence) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, Special Officer Jesse Urban responded to headquarters for a theft report. The victim reported that sometime on July 14, 2013, she was at a residence on the 300 block of Merrimac Road in Forked River and inadvertently left her wallet at the residence. When she contacted the persons at the residence to return and pick up the wallet, they informed her they did not have it and did not know where it was. The victim estimated the theft at $200.
  • Burglary and Theft (Shed) – On Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 7:40 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to the 1800 block of Binnacle Road for a theft report. The victim reported that sometime between May 27, 2013, and July 20, 2013, an unknown person(s) stole property valued at approximately $400 from her unlocked shed.
  • Burglary (Arrest) – At approximately 4:45 a.m. on March 10, 2012, (17 months ago) officers responded to an alarm call at the Forked River Pharmacy.  Upon their arrival, officers discovered a rear door ajar and determined that it had been pried open. Detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department processed the scene recovering physical evidence including latent fingerprints. The pharmacy determined that prescription medications were stolen during the burglary. On the morning of Friday, July 26, 2013, detectives were able to further the investigation by arresting 24-year-old Daniel Costantini of Forked River after fingerprints recovered at the original scene in 2012 were matched to fingerprints in the criminal record database. Lacey detectives arrested Daniel Costantini at his Forked River home and charged him with Burglary, Theft of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Criminal Mischief. Daniel Costantini was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility after being unable to post $50,000 bail.
  • DUI with Accident (Hit and Run) – On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 3:35 a.m., Officers Michael Eden and John McKee responded to Sheffield Drive for a hit and run motor vehicle accident. The suspect vehicle sustained significant damage and officers were able to follow the trail of debris from the scene. The suspect vehicle was located a short time later in the Parking Lot of the Lacey Shell on Lacey Road in Forked River. Upon further investigation the driver, 20-year-old Zachary Torrell of Lanoka Harbor, was arrested for DUI. He was transported to headquarters, processed, and released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Underage DUI, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failure to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Reckless Driving. He was also charged with Underage Consumption of Alcohol. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Forgery, Uttering a Forged Document, and Theft (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 2:17 p.m., Officer Peter Donahue responded to headquarters for a Forgery and Theft report. The victim reported that 23-year-old Matthew P. DeVaney stole checks from her, and as a result, money was withdrawn from her bank account totaling $435. On the following day, Officer Donahue completed his investigation and charged Matthew Devaney with five (5) counts of Forgery, five (5) counts of Uttering a Forged Document, and one (1) count of theft. He was processed at headquarters and released after receiving a criminal summons.
  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 3:40 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the 800 block of Forepeak Drive in Forked River for a theft from a residence. The victim reported that sometime between July 18, 2013, and July 26, 2013, his residence was entered and approximately $6,500 in cash and Jewelry were stolen; there were no signs of forced entry.
  • DUI and Traffic Accident / Threats to Kill (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 5:04 p.m., Officers John Simonson and Julie Barcalow responded to the 100 block of Route 9 South for a vehicle that struck a building. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 39-year-old Laurentin Benites of Toms River for DUI, DUI Breath Test Refusal, Reckless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, and Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was transported to headquarters and processed. During the incident, Laurentin Benites threatened to kill Officer Julie Barcalow. As a result, he was charged with Threats to Kill; his bail was set at $50,000 with no ten percent option. Laurentin Benites was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of his bail.
    • The passenger in the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Mario Montes Perez, was charged with simple assault after allegedly striking a citizen who was checking on him directly after the collision. He was released after being served with the summons.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, July 29, 2013, at 10:26 a.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the Lacey Elks for a report of subjects sleeping in a vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 21-year-old Ashley J. Krempel of  Barnegat for the following two outstanding arrest warrants: (1) Warrant from Cranford in the amount of $250; and (2) Warrant from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $3,498. She was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of her bail.
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Monday, July 29, 2013, at 6:54 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the 400 block of Pine Forest Lane for damage to a vehicle. The victim reported that sometime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., on July 29, 2013, an unknown person(s) keyed his vehicle that was parked in front of his residence. Damage is estimated at $600.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, July 29, 2013, at 7:31 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to Route 9 and Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor for a motor vehicle accident. During the crash investigation, it was learned that one of the drivers, identified as 25-year-old Kristen Waller of Waretown had an outstanding Beachwood warrant in the amount of $114. She was arrested and transported to headquarters. Kristen Waller was released after posting full bail.