Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – April 30th thru May 6th, 2013
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Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release
April 30th thru May 6th, 2013
- Multiply Warrants/Suspended Driver – At approximately 1:00 a.m., on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas performed a random inquiry of a vehicle’s license plate. Upon doing so, it was determined that the vehicle’s owner, Eric Kaboski, age 33 of Forked River, had a suspended driver’s license and numerous traffic warrants. Eric Kaboski’s vehicle was stopped on Rt. 9 near Oyster Creek, and he was arrested on the strength of the following warrants: Lacey Township – $600; Holmdel – $300; and Ocean Township (Waretown) – $250. Eric Kaboski was transported to police headquarters where he released after posting the required bail and receiving a summons for driving while suspended.
- Shoplifter – At 12:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Officers George Resetar and Andrew Slota responded to Walmart for a shoplifter being detained. Upon their arrival, 32-year-old Tracey Zitzner of Forked River was arrested for shoplifting. She allegedly attempted to conceal merchandise valued at $31.98 on her person. Tracey Zitzner was later processed and released from police headquarters after receiving a criminal summons.
- DUI – At approximately 3:39 p.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2013, Officers Noah Schaffer and Joseph Soto investigated a motor vehicle accident that originally occurred at the intersection of Lacey Road and Municipal Lane. A 2009 Honda Civic containing two occupants was struck from behind by a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. The Cavalier fled the accident scene and was followed from the crash site until it pulled into a parking lot on Lacey Road. Further investigation led to the driver of the Cavalier, John Dykhouse, age 50 of Forked River, being arrested. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Following Too Closely, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries, Failure to Report an Accident, Unregistered Vehicle, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Consuming Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. The 21-year-old male passenger in the Honda Civic was taken by ambulance to Community Medical Center after complaining of pain. The Chevrolet Cavalier was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
- Criminal Mischief – Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, residents of Georgetown Lane in Lanoka Harbor reported repeated acts of criminal mischief being committed by at least two teenage males. One of the callers stated she heard the sound of objects hitting the residence and when she looked outside, she observed two teenage males with dark clothing running from the area. The teenage subjects were both described as white males. One had a stocky build and the other had a thin build (no further description). The teenage males fled toward Musket Drive. Another resident reported that a large rock was thrown at the front door at his residence causing approximately $200 in damage to the door. The homeowner reported observing a group of juveniles in the area with two of them fitting the description of the juveniles from the other incident. The juveniles were no longer in the area when the matter was reported to the police department.
- Burglary of Home – At 1:22 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, a resident of Holbrooke Drive within the Seabreeze development in Forked River (Near the GSP) reported a daytime residential burglary. Sometime between the hour-long period of 12:20 p.m. and 1:20 p.m., unknown persons forced their way through the locked front door and committed a theft of cash from within the residence during a brief period the homeowners were not home. The scene has been processed with the assistance of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU). The matter is under active investigation. Anyone who may have information is asked to contact the Lacey Township Police Department at 609.693.6636 or leave an anonymous tip at http://www.laceypd.org/crime-tips/ through the police department website.
- Theft from Waterfront Property – At approximately 9:27 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2013, a resident of Terry Avenue, Lanoka Harbor reported a theft. Investigation revealed that between April 28, 2013 at 1800 hours and May 4, 2013 at 0600 hours, unknown actor(s) stole three electrical cords from the property. The cords were located at the dock where boats are moored. The stolen cords included: a 50′ #12 wire red power cord valued at $50; a 100′ #10 wire blue and yellow power cord valued at $120; and a 50′ #14 wire red power cord valued at $20; with a total value of $190.
- DUI – At approximately 1:49 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, 2013, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas stopped a vehicle being operated by 24-year-old Adam Cumberton of Toms River for speeding. Investigation at the stop led to Adam Cumberton being arrested and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Failure to Exhibit Documents. The vehicle Adam Cumberton was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
- Shoplifter – At approximately 10:50 p.m., on Friday, May 3, 2013, Officers George Resetar, Samuel Della Sala, and Andrew Slota responded to area of Walmart for a male shoplifter who fled the store wearing stolen merchandise. While conducting a search, the officers located and arrested 24-year-old Brian Lucy of Lanoka Harbor who was traveling on foot near Laurel Boulevard. Brian Lucy was charged with stealing $67 worth of merchandise which included: 2 pairs of shorts, 3 shirts, and 2 accessory rings. Brian Lucy was processed and released from police headquarters after receiving a criminal summons.
- Burglary of a Home – On Friday, May 3, 2013, Officer Noah Schaffer initiated an investigation concerning a home that was reportedly burglarized on Windsor Place, Forked River. The resident reported that sometime between January 8, 2013 and January 14, 2013, unknown person(s) forced entry into the residence causing approximately $150 in damage. Reported stolen from the residence were several collectible keepsakes valued at over $13,000. This matter remains under investigation.
- Theft from Substation – At approximately 9:09 a.m., on Thursday, May 2, 2013, Officer Paul Sullivan, Jr., responded to the 500 Block of Rt. 9, concerning a theft from the Verizon Cellular substation. Two copper grounding bars were reported stolen from the cell tower substation. Investigation revealed that the three foot long grounding bars were cut from their installed locations. The stolen grounding bars are valued at $1,000, each.
- Theft from Residence – At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, Officer Keith Pearce met with a resident of Oak Road in Forked River concerning a stolen piece of jewelry. The resident reported that a diamond ring was stolen from her residence. There were no signs of a forced entry into the residence. The stolen ring is described as yellow gold with several small round diamonds. The ring is valued at $840.
- Theft – On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, a resident of G Street in Forked River reported that in the days prior, an unknown person stole a metal towing assembly (receiver) that was positioned on the bed of a parked trailer adjacent to the his residence. The victim identified a Chevrolet Suburban or Tahoe that was seen in the area with “scrap” metal in the back of the suspect vehicle during the period the towing assembly was stolen. The matter is currently under investigation.
This article was written by Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D.