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Neighborhood Crime Alert (Heroin & Steroid Arrest) - Lacey Township Police Department - Rt. 9 in Forked River - Friday, July 25, 2014

01 - Neighborhood Crime Alert

Heroin and Steroid Possession (Arrest) - On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota along with Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Main Gate security checkpoint at the request of plant security who had a vehicle which entered the main gate appearing suspicious and the driver was reportedly unlicensed. Upon the arrival of the patrol officers on the power plant property, they were advised by power plant security personnel that security personnel had performed a security search of the suspicious vehicle which contained two adult male occupants. Security personnel reported discovering various forms of controlled dangerous substances (CDS)  in the possession of 45-year-old Jonathon S. Lloyd of 21 Chapel Street in Waretown, NJ. Plant security turned over the seized contraband which included 13 wax folds of Heroin, a hypodermic needle, Marijuana, a glass smoking pipe, and a vial of anabolic steroids (testosterone).

Jonathan Lloyd was arrested, processed at police headquarters, and released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance for the following charges: possession of Heroin, possession of anabolic steroids, possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

The driver of the vehicle, Jacob Moore, 3rd, of Villas, New Jersey, was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving with a suspended license and CDS in a motor vehicle.

 


Neighborhood Crime Alert (Drug Distribution Arrests) - Lacey Township Police Department - Laurel Boulevard - Thursday, July 24, 2014

01 - Neighborhood Crime Alert

Drug Distribution (Arrests) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:50 p.m., Patrol Officer George Resetar was assigned to a directed enforcement detail targeting suspected drug activity on Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor.  While conducting a surveillance, he observed what appeared to be drug distribution activity from a vehicle in front of 26 Laurel Boulevard. Officer Resetar observed the occupants of a red, 4 door, Volvo sedan engaged in suspicious activity. The vehicle was then observed quickly leaving the area by running the red light at Laurel Boulevard and Route 9. Officer Resetar immediately conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officer Resetar approached the vehicle as the occupants appeared to be attempting to hide contraband. Officer Resetar, assisted by Officer Michael Verwey, observed three bricks (50 bags each) of Heroin in plain view on the passenger side floor of the vehicle.

The two male occupants in the vehicle were 26-year-old Justin C Hall (driver) of 411 Manapaqua  Avenue, Lakehurst, NJ, and 29-year-old Donald L. Peardon (passenger) of 2401 Carey Lane in Vienna, Virginia. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The vehicle was impounded.

The officers seized 200 wax folds (4 bricks) of Heroin, a hypodermic syringe, as well as other drug paraphernalia.  Both subjects were charged with possession of Heroin, possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Donald Peardon was also found to have three active warrants out of Virginia for his arrest. Donald Peardon was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $75,000 bail as well as the outstanding Virginia warrants. Justin Hall was also charged with motor vehicle summonses for CDS in a motor vehicle and the red light violation then released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.

The investigation into drug activity on Laurel Boulevard is continuing and further charges are pending the outcome of further investigation.


Neighborhood Crime Alert (Arrests - Heroin Distribution) - Lacey Township Police Department - 303 Enterprise Drive, Forked River - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

01 - Neighborhood Crime Alert

Heroin Distribution (Arrests) – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department executed a search warrant at 303 Enterprise Drive in Forked River as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation involving the distribution of Heroin from the residence. The search warrant execution at 303 Enterprise Drive was completed simultaneously with a traffic stop on Lacey Road of a vehicle that contained four occupants from the residence. A search of the residence and vehicle led to the recovery of 156 bags containing Heroin, as well as a quantity of Alprazolam, and drug paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, 63-year-old Robert Schramm and the front seat passenger, 50-year-old Rosemarie Schramm of 19 Stillwater Drive in Barnegat were arrested and charged with possession of Heroin. The adult daughter of Robert and Rosemarie Schramm,  22-year-old Angelmarie Schramm of 303 Enterprise Drive in Forked River, was also in the vehicle and was arrested and charged with possession of Heroin and intent to distribute Heroin. Another rear seat passenger and resident of the home, 27-year-old Karl Endreson Jr., was arrested and charged with possession of Heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and intent to distribute Heroin. Angelmarie Schramm was also charged with hindering her own apprehension after she provided detectives with a false name in attempt to avoid the discovery of an active no-bail arrest warrant. The no-bail arrest warrant had been issued for Angelmarie Schramm’s arrest by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for a prior violation of her participation in Drug Court.

Both Angelmarie Schramm and Karl Endreson, Jr. were lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail set at $75,000 each on the Heroin distribution charges.  Lacey Detectives were assisted in the searches by a K-9 Unit from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrestees:

Robert Schramm (63)
19 Stillwater Court
Barnegat, New Jersey

Rosemarie  Schramm (50)
19 Stillwater Court
Barnegat, New Jersey

Angelmarie Schramm (22)
303 Enterprise Drive
Forked River, New Jersey

Karl Endreson, Jr. (27)
303 Enterprise Drive
Forked River, New Jersey

 


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - July 15th thru July 21st, 2014

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July 15th, 2014 thru July 21st, 2014

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  • Theft & Forgery (Arrest) – On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas met with a resident who reported that she was the victim of a theft of checks from her residence. The checks were later cashed at her bank without her authorization. The victim stated she had hired 22-year-old Christopher Boardingham of N Lakeside Drive in Forked River to perform odd jobs around her house. She indicated that she suspected that he stole the checks and then made the checks out to himself by forging her name on the checks before cashing them. Officer Dimitri Tsarnas investigated the matter and signed criminal complaints against Christopher Boardingham for theft by deception and forgery. Boardingham was subsequently arrested, processed, and released on the criminal summonses pending a court date.

  • Burglary & Theft (Arrest) – On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 400 block of Lake Barnegat Drive South in reference to a report of a burglary and theft. The victim reported that 20-year-old Erik Moore of 417 Lake Barnegat Drive South entered his house and stole electronic equipment valued at $620. Officer Androcy with the assistance of Officer John Simonson conducted an investigation and subsequently arrested Erik Moore and charged him with burglary and theft.  Erik Moore was processed at police headquarters and released on summons pending a court date.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol/ Consumption of Alcohol in a Township Park – On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy and Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to Gille Park, 56 Manchester Avenue, in reference to a report of the consumption of alcoholic beverages underage in the park. Officers located a group of people in the park consuming alcoholic beverages. The following action was taken by the responding officers: 22-year-old Shawn Kaliske of Hasting Road in Forked River and 22-year-old Chelsea Littleford of Chestnut Street in Forked River were issued township ordinance violations for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in a township Park. Three underage subjects, 19-year-old Michael Micallef of Froghollow Road in Forked River; 20-year-old Anthony Baisi of Ewart Road in Forked River; and 20-year-old Amber Cox of Bullard Avenue in Forked River were each issued a summons for the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages. Shawn Kaliske was issued an additional summons for providing alcoholic beverages to minors.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Officer Scott Anderson handled a report of items stolen from a vehicle that was located on the 400 block of Barramore Ave in Lanoka Harbor. The incident reportedly occurred between the hours of midnight and 8:00 a.m. on July 15, 2014, when an unknown actor or actors entered the unsecured vehicle and stole the vehicle registration and insurance card, $65 in cash, as well as other miscellaneous items. The total value of the stolen property was reported as $530. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at the time of the theft.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Special Officer Travis Horton arrested 21-year-old Joseph P. Sinopoli of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor in the vicinity of Taylor Lane and Route 9 on two outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Lacey Township Municipal Court totaling $750. Joseph Sinopoli was released after posting the required bail.

  • Burglary of a Residence – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Officer Michael Hein handled a report of a residential burglary on the 700 block of Maple Road in Lanoka Harbor. The resident reported that between Friday, July 11, 2014 and Tuesday, July 15, 2014, an unknown actor or actors stole jewelry valued at approximately $1,100 from the home. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence. Detective Brian Flynn is currently investigating the incident.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Officer Evan Androcy responded to the Wal-Mart store in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Loss prevention staff reported that 35-year-old Christopher Cieslik of Spar Court in Barnegat placed four articles of men’s clothing in a bag and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. C. Cieslik was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, processed, charged with shoplifting, and released from custody pending a court date.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Special Officer Travis Horton arrested 28-year-old John Sabie of Birch Road in Lanoka Harbor in the vicinity of the Wal-Mart parking lot on an outstanding warrant out of the Newark Municipal Court in the amount of $350. John Sabie was transported to police headquarters where he was subsequently released after the Newark Municipal Court assigned a new court date.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, July 18, 2014, Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the parking lot of 800 Lacey Road in reference to a report of an impaired driver. Officer Sarno made contact with the operator of the vehicle, 40-year-old Dayna Rod of Edgewood Drive in Toms River. Signs of impairment were evident and field sobriety tests were administered. Dayna Rod was subsequently arrested for DUI. Dayna Rod was transported to police headquarters and processed. Dayna Rod was charged with DUI and reckless driving. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Theft (Arrest) – On Friday, July 18, 2014, Officer Anthony Sarno arrested 29-year-old Timothy O’Brien of Buena Vista Road in Forked River for the theft of township property. The arrest came after an investigation into the theft of 25 used car batteries stolen from the Lacey Township Recycling Center. The batteries were valued at $250. Timothy O’Brien was processed and released on a summons.

  • Theft – On Friday, July 18, 2014, Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 1500 block of Beverly Road in Forked River in reference to a theft of a John Deer Dump Cart that was located on the side of the residence. The theft occurred between Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and Friday, July 18, 20014. The cart is valued at $200.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11:37 p.m., Officer Anderson observed a vehicle stop in the middle of the roadway confusing other vehicles that had to travel around it. Officer Anderson initiated a motor vehicle stop and identified the driver as 58-year-old Leopoldo Tocao of Sunflower Lane in Toms River. Leopoldo Tacao was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless driving, an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, careless driving, and the disorderly persons offense of DUI with a minor as a passenger in the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, July 18, 2014, Special Officer Travis Horton arrested 48-year-old Jeannett Maxson of Main Street in Bayville as a result of a motor vehicle stop. J. Maxson had an outstanding warrant out of Wall Township in the amount of $104.  J. Maxson posted bail and was released without incident.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, July 19, 2014, Officer George Resetar arrested 59-year-old Guy Sbar of Hospital Drive in Toms River as a result of a motor vehicle stop. Guy Sbar was found to have several outstanding warrants. The warrants were issued from Lacey Township, Toms River Township, and Bordentown Township. The total default in bail was $1,395. Guy Sbar was released after posting the required bail and being served a summons for driving with a suspended license.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 1:00 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer George Resetar stopped a motor vehicle on Route 9 near Game Farm Road in Forked River for failing to maintain a lane. The driver, 53-year-old Lance James of 1122 Capstan Drive in Forked River was arrested for DUI. Lance James was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Officer George Resetar responded to the 700 block of Cambridge Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim reported that during the daytime hours on Saturday, July 19, 2014, an unknown person or persons damaged the passenger side of her vehicle. The damage consisted of three dents made with an unknown object. The damage is estimated at $750.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On July 20, 2014, Officer Julie Barcalow responded to the parking lot of the Spirits Liquors in reference to an adult male passed out behind the steering wheel of his running vehicle. The driver, 54-year-old James Jorgensen of Fairview Lane in Forked River was arrested for DUI. James Jorgensen was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with DUI, reckless driving, consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, and open container in a motor vehicle. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Monday, July 21, 2014, Officer George Resetar and Officer Andrew Slota responded to a call for assistance on the 300 block of Predmore Avenue. Upon arrival, the officers were directed to a person walking down Birch Road. Officers met with 21-year-old Brittany Gartner of Predmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor to check her well-being. Investigation by Officer George Resetar revealed that Brittany Gartner was in possession of six wax folds containing Heroin and syringes.  Gartner was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with possession of Heroin, possession of hypodermic syringes, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - July 8th thru July 14th, 2014

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July 8th, 2014 thru July 14th, 2014

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  • Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief (Arrest) – On Monday, July 14, 2014, at 8:49 p.m., Officers Tsarnas and Resetar responded to Ocean Fields Residential, 1 Game Farm Road in Forked River, for a 17-year-old male juvenile inmate. The Ocean Fields staff provided a description of the juvenile and reported that he was last seen heading north toward Shop Rite. A few minutes later, Officer Resetar observed a juvenile male fitting the description walking in the parking lot of Kohl’s located at 304 Route 9, in Forked River. Upon making contact with the 17-year-old juvenile, the male provided a false name and then ran from the officer. Officer Resetar ordered him to stop, however, the male continued to run north in the parking lot. Officer Resetar pursued and apprehended him the male who then physically resisted arrest. During the incident, the male purposely caused damage to the police vehicle. The male was restrained and positively identified as the subject who fled from the detention facility. He was transported to police headquarters and charged with juvenile delinquency for resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of law, criminal mischief, and hindering apprehension by providing false information to a law enforcement officer. The juvenile was processed and turned over to the custody of the New Jersey Human Services Police to be lodged in the Jamesburg Juvenile Correctional Institution. Human Services Police advised they would be charging the juvenile with escape as well.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 10:10 p.m., Officers Andrew Slota and Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 1200 block of Leguene Avenue in Forked River on an unrelated investigation. While arriving at the scene, 42-year-old Stacy Zayas backed out of the driveway and into a patrol vehicle two times. Investigation at the scene led to Stacy Zayas’s arrest for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was served with traffic summonses including DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle Stacy Zayas was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Drug Possession – On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 3:13 a.m., Officers Ewart and Barcalow responded to the 400 block of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor with a request to check the well-being of the caller’s son, identified as 25-year-old Sean Gavin of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to Sean Gavin’s arrest for Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Sean Gavin was released after receiving criminal summonses for Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 12:46 a.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near First Street in Forked River. Officer Julie Barcalow responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 47-year-old Simone Lepore of Watersedge Drive in Toms River, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Simone Lepore was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 5:18 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 100 block of Clearwater Drive in Forked River for a burglary. The victim reported that between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on July 12, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered the residence and stole approximately $600 in cash. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence. Lacey Detective Sam Della Sala, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crimininalistics Investigation Unit (CIU), responded to the scene. The incident is currently under investigation.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 3:24 p.m., Officer Ewart responded to the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Pleis of Southwind Drive in Waretown, NJ, on several outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Seaside Park Municipal Court in the amount of $500, warrant number two (2) was issued from the Tinton Falls Municipal Court in the amount of $500, and warrant number three (3) was issued from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in the amount of $25,000. Christopher Pleis was transported to police headquarters and later turned over to the custody of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Friday, July 11, 2014, at 9:31 p.m., Officers Charles May and Julie Barcalow responded to the parking lot of Deerhead Lake located at 5000 Lakeside Drive South for a report of fireworks. Investigation at the scene determined that 28-year-old James R. Kiernan of Vaughn Avenue in Forked River was responsible for discharging the fireworks. James Kiernan was issued a complaint-summons for the state law prohibiting fireworks.

  • Theft – On Friday, July 11, 2014, at 2:22 p.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the 1300 block of Leguene Avenue in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between July 10, 2014, and July 11, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole his green Craftsman ride-on lawnmower from the front yard of the residence. The value is estimated at $650.

  • Theft – On Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11:20 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 1700 block of Hillwood Road in Forked River for a theft. The victim reported that just prior to contacting this agency, she was having a garage sale at her residence. During the garage sale, a male subject, described as a white male in his late 20’s, approximately 6 foot tall, wearing a white shirt stopped at her residence and looked around. The victim stated that the suspect did not purchase anything and left. As soon as he left, the victim observed approximately $100 in Wii video games missing.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 8:06 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 33-year-old Devon A. Crane of Fernwood Way in Whiting, NJ, on an outstanding Manchester Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $1,072. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Devon Crane was released after posting bail. She received a traffic summons for driving with a suspended driver’s license.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 4:38 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to Maxim Drive in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that between 11:00 p.m. on July 9, 2014, and 3:00 p.m. on July 10, 2014, an unknown person or persons keyed letters into her vehicle causing approximately $700 in damage. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence at the time of the incident.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 11:34 p.m., Officers John McKee and Julie Barcalow responded to the Business Park located on Old Shore Road in Forked River for a burglar alarm. While checking the area, a male subject, identified as 23-year-old Sean M. Scalise of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River, was arrested for smoking and possessing Marijuana while in a parked vehicle. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana.

  • DUI Arrest with an Accident – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 3:24 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the intersection of Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard in Forked River for a five car motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 53-year-old Jacquelin Maclachlan of Llewellyn Parkway in Forked River for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Jacquelin Maclachlan was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The investigation revealed that Jacqeulin Maclachlan caused the crash which resulted in several injuries. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2:18 p.m., a resident of the 1200 block of Capstan Drive in Forked River reported that between 12:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on July 9, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked on the roadway and stole her purse. The purse contained various credit cards and $200 in cash.

  • Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 10:57 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 400 Block of Penn Avenue in Forked River for a report of a possible burglary. The victim reported that on July 9th, 2014, he found damage to a basement window consisting of pry marks. Indication were that an unknown person or persons entered the basement and sorted through property in the basement, however, the victim was not sure if anything was missing. The door from the basement into the residence was secured and it did not appear the person or persons were able to gain entry. The damage to the window is estimated at $100. Detectives Brian Flynn and Alan Abrecht arrived on scene to conduct a follow-up investigation.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday afternoon, July 9, 2014, Officer Daniel Ricciardella and Special Officer Travis Horton responded to Windjammer Court in Forked River in reference to an ongoing investigation. While at the residence, officers arrested 39-year-old Thomas W. Fuller of Windjammer Court on an outstanding Seaside Park Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $350. Thomas Fuller was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10:46 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department located at 2 Warren Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a criminal mischief report. The complainant reported that between July 7, 2014 at 10:45 p.m., and July 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons broke a window located at the rear of the fire house. Damage is estimated at $250.


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - July 1st thru July 8th, 2014

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July 1st, 2014 thru July 8th, 2014

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  • Eluding, Resisting Arrest, and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (Arrest) – On Tuesday, July8, 2014, Detective Brian Flynn charged 22-year-old Eugene J. Fisher Jr. of 601 East Arverne Avenue in Ocean Gate with multiple criminal offenses related to the June 18, 2014, incident involving a stolen Jeep Cherokee out of Waretown, NJ. The June 18th incident involved the driver jumping from the stolen vehicle, fleeing on foot, resisting arrest upon being apprehended by Officer Ewart, then fleeing again after the officer was injured wrestling with the fleeing suspect in a backyard of a residence during the overnight hours (Click for the posting regarding the Original Incident). Eugene J. Fisher was charged with the 2nd degree crime of Eluding, 3rd Degree Resisting Arrest, 3rd degree Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, and 4th Degree Criminal Mischief. A criminal warrant was issued with bail set at $75,000. Eugene J. Fisher Jr. was served with the charges at the Ocean County Correctional Facility where he is currently lodged on unrelated charges. Possible additional charges are pending further investigation.

  • Forgery, Theft, and Warrant (Arrest) – On Monday, July 7, 2014, Officer John Simonson completed a five week investigation that began on May 27, 2014. On May 27, 2014, Officer Simonson responded to the 900 block of Capstan Drive in Forked River for a fraud report. The victim reported that several checks were stolen from his residence and later cashed at a local bank during the month of May 2014. The total cash received at the bank is estimated at $1,800. During Officer Simonson’s investigation he identified the accused as 39-year-old Michael A. Ragusa with a last known address of Pine Tree Drive in Forked River. On Monday, July 7, 2014, Officer Simonson charged Michael Ragusa with four (4) counts of Forgery, Uttering a Forged Instrument, and Theft by Deception. Bail was set at $50,000. On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m. Officer Michael Eden took Michal Ragusa into custody at the Lacey Township Police Department. Michael Ragusa was arrested and processed. In addition to the above charges, Michael Ragusa had an outstanding Berkeley Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $350. Michael Ragusa was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11:58 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson conducted a traffic stop on Clifton Street and Weehawkin Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 24-year-old Alysha M. Manhat of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor, on an outstanding Lacey Township warrant in the amount of $500. Alysha M. Manhat was processed at police headquarters and released ROR pending a court date.

  • Theft – On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 6:23 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a theft of gasoline. The employee reported that just prior to contacting this agency, a male subject in a Chevy Avalanche exited his vehicle and pumped $25 worth of gas in it and then left without making payment. The employee was able to record the license plate of the vehicle and a suspect has been identified. Officer Pearce is continuing his investigation and charges are pending.

  • Shoplifting, Warrant, and Resisting (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 1:42 p.m., Officer John D. Simonson responded to the Wawa, located at 800 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a shoplifting incident that just occurred. The suspect exited the store prior to Officer Simonson’s arrival. Upon arrival, Officer Simonson identified the accused as 28-year-old Ryan P. Lee with a last known address of Spruce Road in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Simonson learned that there was an outstanding no-bail warrant for Ryan P. Lee issued from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Officer Simonson located Ryan P. Lee riding a bicycle on Harrison Avenue near Baldwin Street in Forked River. When Officer Simonson advised him he was under arrest, Ryan P. Lee jumped off of his bicycle and fled on foot toward Lakeside Drive North. Additional officers responded to the area. Ryan P. Lee was located in the rear yard of 755 Lakeside Drive North and taken into custody. Ryan P. Lee was transported to Lacey Police Headquarters and processed. Ryan P. Lee was charged with Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest. His bail was set at $2,500. Ryan P. Lee was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 1:59 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to the 400 block of Tappan Street in Forked River for a complaint of fireworks. Officer Verwey conducted an investigation at the scene and determined that 31-year-old Stephan G. Drum, Jr., of Tappan Street in Forked River, was responsible for the fireworks. He was issued a Complaint Summons at the scene for state law prohibiting fireworks.

  • Theft – On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 1:27 a.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 800 block of Tiller Lane in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported the between 11:15 p.m. on July 5, 2014, and 1:15 a.m. on July 6, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole his helmet from his motorcycle while it was parked in front of the residence. The helmet was described as a “Scorpion EXO” and was red, white, and blue in color. The value of the helmet is estimated at $360.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 12:02 a.m., Officers George Resetar, Adam Ewart, and Evan Androcy, responded to the 100 block of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor in regard to assisting another agency. While at the residence, a no-bail warrant issued from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department was located for one of the occupants, identified as 29-year-old Hector A. Mejias of Lexington Boulevard in Barnegat, NJ. Hector Mejias was arrested and later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the no-bail warrant.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol (Formal Charges) – On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 3:37 a.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the 1000 block of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a suspicious incident involving a person hiding in bushes. Upon arrival, Officer Ewart met with 19-year-old Carissa Henry of Herkimer Court in Barnegat, NJ, who was intoxicated. An investigation at the scene determined that she was attending a party on Laurel Boulevard where she was consuming alcoholic beverages. Carissa Henry was issued a complaint summons for Underage Consumption of Alcohol and released at the scene to a relative. The owner of the Laurel Boulevard residence was identified as 26-year-old Michael Giordano. He was issued a complaint summons for allowing the Underage Consumption of Alcohol at his residence.

  • Affray – On Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 2:37 a.m., Officers Adam Ewart, Charles May, and John McKee responded to Route 9 and Warren Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a fight in the street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old John M. Stackable of Cypress Street in Brick, NJ, and 20-year-old Dillon J. Ponzo of Middle Drive in Toms River, NJ, for mutual consent fighting. Each subject was issued a complaint summons for mutual fighting and released at the scene.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) and Warrants – On Friday, July 4, 2014, at 12:41 a.m., Officers Charles May and John McKee responded to the area of Clifton Street and Harrison Avenue in Forked River for a complaint of fireworks. Upon arrival, they located a subject identified as 32-year-old Christopher J. Commiso of Chelsea Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ, actively discharging fireworks. During the course of their investigation, the officers discovered two outstanding warrants for Christopher Commiso. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Ocean Gate Municipal Court in the amount of $1,364, and warrant number two (2) was issued by the Manchester Township Municipal Court in the amount of $498. Christopher Commiso was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and issued a complaint and summons for the fireworks violation. Christopher Commiso was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail on the outstanding warrants.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Friday, July 4, 2014, at 9:59 p.m., Special Officer James Perotti was dispatched to the 900 block of Capstan Drive in Forked River for a complaint of fireworks. Upon arrival, Special Officer Perotti observed fireworks being discharged. Special Officer Perotti issued a complaint summons to 55-year-old Paul S. Piscitelli of Saint John’s Place in Union, NJ, for the violation of the state law prohibiting fireworks.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Friday, July 4, 2014, at 9:09 p.m., Special Officer James Perotti responded to the 1200 block of Varuna Drive in Forked River for a complaint of fireworks. Upon his arrival, Special Officer Perotti observed a male subject, identified as 45-year-old Glen R. Howard of Patton Place in Dumont, NJ, discharging fireworks. Special Officer Perotti issued Glen R. Howard a complaint summons for the violation of the state law prohibiting fireworks.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Friday, July 4, 2014, at 5:56 p.m. Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to the 1900 block of W. Lacey Road in the Bamber Lakes section of Lacey Township for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that between the afternoon of Thursday, July 3, 2014, and the afternoon of Friday, July 4, 2014, an unknown person or persons threw a landscaping stone through the front windshield of the vehicle. The vehicle was parked along the side of the house at the time of the incident. The damage is estimated at $500.

  • Possession of Hypodermic Needle and Trespassing (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 8:17 p.m., Officers Charles May and John McKee responded to the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, on a trespass complaint. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Ryan D. Territo of Pollar Street in Waretown, NJ, for trespassing. (Ryan Territo was given prior notice by store management that he was not allowed on Wawa property.) In addition, Ryan Territo was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. Ryan Territo was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving a criminal summons for Trespassing and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle.

  • Heroin Distribution (Arrests) – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Lacey Township Police Department detectives arrested four Lacey Township males as part of an ongoing heroin distribution investigation. During surveillance, a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joseph Bevilacqua of Ashwood Place in Lanoka Harbor and his passenger, 41-year-old John Daly of Enterprise Drive in Forked River, were observed traveling to various homes engaging in suspicious interactions consistent with drug distribution. During the surveillance which led to a Serpentine Drive residence in the Pines Section of Forked River, detectives observed 23-year-old Matthew Copeland of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River enter the rear seat of the vehicle and engage in what appeared to be a drug transaction. Detectives approached the vehicle and upon the detectives being recognized as law enforcement, Joseph Bevilacqua quickly sped from the area driving recklessly at a high rate of speed through a residential area while Matthew Copeland attempted to exit the moving vehicle on several occasions. The vehicle came to a stop near Huffy Wallis Park in the Pines Section of Forked River where all three occupants were placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle by detectives and a K-9 unit from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department yielded 92 bags of heroin. Members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Warrants Division responded to the 315 Yorktown Drive residence where the fourth suspect, 26-year-old Christopher Jones, was arrested as he attempted to flee through a rear window of the home. Joseph Bevilacqua was incarcerated in the Ocean County Correctional Facility on $100,000 cash bail after being charged with Possession of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin, Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Eluding Police. John Daly, who was a wanted person for a violation of probation from a previous drug charge, was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of an additional $35,000 bail for charges of Possession of Heroin and Distribution of Heroin. Matthew Copeland was charged with Criminal Attempt to Possess Heroin and released on his own recognizance. Christopher Jones was transported to jail in connection with an outstanding no-bail warrant issued by the Ocean County Superior Court. The Lacey Township Police Department seized Joseph Bevilacqua’s vehicle, a Lexus, and will be seeking civil forfeiture, as it was used in the furtherance of a crime.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2:50 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop on Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. The driver, identified as 31-year-old Jennifer M. Palmieri of Ocean Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued from the Paramus Borough Municipal Court in the amount of $150. Jennifer Palmieri was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was released after posting bail.

  • Hindering Apprehension (Arrest) – On Thursday July 3, 2014, at 7:14 a.m., Officer Robert Flynn conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of 918 Lacey Road in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 32-year-old Ignat Safarov of E. Long Branch Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ, for Hindering Apprehension by providing a false name to a law enforcement officer and for Driving While Suspended for a DUI. Ignat Safarov was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving a criminal summons for Hindering Apprehension and Driving while Suspended during a period of suspension for DUI. In addition, Ignat Safarov was issued traffic summonses for driving with a suspended driver’s license and for making an improper a right on red violation.

  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 1:33 a.m., Officer Charles May responded to police headquarters for a report of a car burglary that occurred on the 900 block of Elwood Street in Forked River. Upon arrival, he met with the victim who reported that between 9:30 p.m. on July 2, 2014, and 1:20 a.m. on July 3, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of a residence on the 900 block of Elwood Street. The victim reported that the doors were locked, however, he left his window slightly down and believes that is how entry was gained. Stolen from the vehicle was approximately $100 in cash and $20 in lottery tickets.

  • Warrant(s) Arrest – On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 5:46 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton was conducting a check of the Trestle located at 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. While checking the area, Special Officer Horton located and arrested 29-year-old Brendan A. Derflinger of Brookdale Park Drive in Forked River on four (4) outstanding warrants issued by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for nonsupport. Warrant number one (1) was in the amount of $7,737.85, warrant number two (2) was in the amount of $5,829.98, warrant number three (3) was in the amount of $5,575.00, and warrant number four (4) was in the amount of $3,691.07. Brendan A. Derflinger was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Theft from a Garage – On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 3:52 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 600 block of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River for a burglary. The victim reported that between 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered her locked garage and stole her gray bicycle, no further description, valued at $88.00. There were no signs of forced entry.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 12:51 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton responded to the 800 block of Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a theft. The victim reported that between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on July 2, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole her purple Schwinn mountain bike from the front yard of the residence. The bicycle is valued at $200.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to Birch Street and Chestnut Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a suspicious male. Upon arrival, Officer Sarno located 28-year-old John M. Sabie of Birch Road in Lanoka Harbor who had a no-bail warrant issued from the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department. John Sabie was arrested and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • Theft – On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 4:53 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 600 block of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River for a theft. The complainant reported that between 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014, and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his property and stole a dirt bike from the side of the residence. The dirt bike was described as a yellow, 1996, Yamaha PW80 with a purple seat. The dirt bike is valued at $400. The dirt bike was covered by a tarp at the time of the theft.


Neighborhood Crime Alert (Drug Distribution Arrests) - Lacey Township Police Department - Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Heroin Distribution Arrests – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Lacey Township Police Department detectives arrested four Lacey Township men as part of an ongoing heroin distribution investigation. During surveillance, a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Joseph Bevilacqua of 507 Ashwood Place in Lanoka Harbor and his passenger, 41-year-old John Daly of 303 Enterprise Drive in Forked River, was observed traveling to various homes engaging in suspicious interactions consistent with drug distribution. During the surveillance which led to a Serpentine Drive residence in the Pines Section of Forked River, detectives observed 23-year-old Matthew Copeland of 1758 Lakeside Drive South in Forked River enter the rear seat of the vehicle and engage in what appeared to be a drug transaction. Detectives approached the vehicle and upon the detectives being recognized as law enforcement, J. Bevilacqua quickly sped from the area driving recklessly at a high rate of speed through a residential area while M. Copeland attempted to exit the moving vehicle on several occasions. The vehicle came to a stop near Huffy Wallis Park in the Pines Section of Forked River where all three occupants were placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle by detectives and a K-9 unit from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department yielded 92 bags containing heroin. Members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Warrants Division responded to the 315 Yorktown Drive residence where the fourth suspect, 26-year-old Christopher Jones, was arrested as he attempted to flee through a rear window of the home.

Joseph Bevilacqua was incarcerated in the Ocean County Correctional Facility on $100,000 cash bail after being charged with Possession of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin, Intent to Distribute within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Eluding Police. John Daly, who was a wanted person for a violation of probation from a previous drug charge, was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of an additional $35,000 bail for charges of Possession of Heroin and Distribution of Heroin. Matthew Copeland was charged with Criminal Attempt to Possess Heroin and released on his own recognizance. Christopher Jones was transported to jail in connection with an outstanding no-bail warrant issued by the Ocean County Superior Court.

The Lacey Township Police Department seized Joseph Bevilacqua’s Lexus and will be seeking civil forfeiture, as it was used in the furtherance of a crime.


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - June 24th thru June 30th, 2014

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June 24th, 2014 thru June 30th, 2014

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  • DUI (Arrest) - On Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 4:52 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the area of Lakeside Drive North and Kearney Drive in Forked River in reference to a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer Tsarnas observed a GMC Suburban along the roadway with the flashers activated. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver, later identified as 42-year-old Michael Clark of Tappan Street in Forked River appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat with the vehicle’s engine running. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Michael Clark for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Michael Clark was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and was issued traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle.

  • DUI (Arrest) - On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 10:04 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the area of Nautilus Boulevard in reference to a suspected drunk driver as called in by a concerned citizen. The vehicle was described as a Dodge Pickup which was traveling north on Route 9. Officer Sarno located the vehicle and stopped it on the 500 block of Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River. Officer Sarno observed the vehicle weaving on the roadway and failing to maintain a lane. The driver was identified as 49-year-old Debra Kaczmarek of Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Debra Kaczmarek for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Debra Kaczmarek was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Refusal to Submit Breath Samples, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Failure to Exhibit a Driver’s License.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11:15 a.m., Officer George Resetar, Officer John McKee, and Officer John Cernek responded to a motor vehicle crash on Bay Way near the intersection of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Upon arrival, officers located a Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicle stuck in a ditch. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 18-year-old Patrick Murphy of 1245 Spruce Street in Forked River for DUI. Patrick Murphy was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and unlicensed driver.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 12:59 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno stopped a motor vehicle on Moosehead Street and Foch Avenue in Forked River after the driver failed to signal a turn. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 18-year-old Joseph Elafante of 1405 Foch Avenue on a $300 Ocean Gate Municipal Court Traffic Warrant. The Ocean Gate Court Clerk released Joseph Elafante on his own recognizance pending a court date.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, June 30, 2014, at 4:59 p.m., Officer Frederick Anderson observed a vehicle speeding on West Lacey Road in Forked River. Officer Anderson stopped the vehicle on Lacey Road near the intersection of Carriage Road. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 27-year-old Dean V. Gallo of 1544 South Broad Street in Trenton, NJ, on an outstanding Trenton Municipal Court traffic warrant.  Dean Gallo was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released after posting $82 cash bail.

  • Burglary (Residence) – On Sunday, June 29, 2014, at 2:44 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to 511 Nautilus Boulevard in reference to a burglary. The victim reported that she left her residence at 10:00 p.m. on June 28, 2014, and upon returning home at 2:00 p.m. on June 29, 2014, she observed that her bedroom window was open and the screen was disturbed. Stephanie Hoover reported that all her prescription medication had been stolen from her dresser drawer. No other items were reported stolen.

  • Theft from a Residence – On Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11:27 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to the 400 block of Woodlawn Drive in Forked River in reference to a theft. The resident reported that while she was away for eight days, an unknown person stole several pieces of jewelry from her jewelry box. The stolen items included: a 14 ct. gold pearl and diamond ring; an 18 ct. gold amethyst/diamond ring; a 14 ct. gold engagement ring 1/2 ct. diamond solitaire; a Victorian 1/4 ct. diamond ring (family heirloom); a 14 ct. 18 inch chain necklace; a 14 ct. gold rope chain necklace; and a 14 ct. gold chain with a cross. The total value of the stolen property is estimated at $11,600. No signs of forced entry could be located.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, June 27, 2014, at 9:04 p.m., Officer George Resetar and Officer John McKee responded to Kohl’s, 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, in reference to shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Manager reported that an employee of their contracted cleaning service was stealing merchandise from the store. The worker, 44-year-old Teresa Osorno of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor, was suspected of shoplifting two towels and a bra from the store. The items were valued at $50. Teresa Osorno was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed, charged with Shoplifting, and released on a summons.

  • Drug Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On Thursday, June 26, 2014, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department completed an investigation into the distribution of Heroin from 100 Clearwater Drive in Forked River. The investigation was initiated on Friday, June 6, 2014, after Lacey patrol officers and paramedics responded to the home for an apparent Heroin overdose. The investigation during the weeks that followed led to a traffic stop on Trenton Avenue in Forked River on Thursday, June 26, 2014, where the target of the drug distribution investigation, 51-year-old Robert Zaug of 100 Clearwater Drive in Forked River, was a passenger in the vehicle. During the motor vehicle stop, Robert Zaug was arrested on two outstanding traffic warrants issued separately by the Lacey Township Municipal Court and Evesham Township Municipal Court. Detectives located 196 bags containing Heroin along with Alprazolam (Xanax) hidden in the dash where Zaug was seated. The driver of the vehicle, 52-year-old George Boustania of 103 Cayuga Road in Barnegat, was also arrested.

    Robert Zaug was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), and Intent to Distribute Heroin. Robert Zaug was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $101,000 cash bail. George Boustania was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax).  He was released on his own recognizance (ROR) pending a court appearance.

    The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit assisted with the search.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 9:55 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer Dimitri Tsarnas were on directed enforcement patrol when they stopped a vehicle on Lacey Road near Manchester Avenue after the driver failed to dim high beams for other traffic on the roadway. The operator was identified as 21-year-old Joseph Sinopoli of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Joseph Sinopoli was found to be in possession of Marijuana and was subsequently arrested. Joseph Sinopoli was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of possession of Marijuana. Joseph Sinopoli was released on a summons.

  • Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Park - On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 7:03 p.m., Officer Charles May and Officer Adam Ewart responded to the parking lot of Huffy Wallis Park, 1740 Parkside Drive in Forked River, in reference to a report of juveniles consuming alcohol in a parked vehicle. Upon arrival, the officers located a Honda CRV with two occupants. An open 1.50 liter bottle of Gordon’s Vodka was within the vehicle. The occupants were identified as 22-year-old Shawn Kaliske and 21-year-old Amanda Naia, both of Tampa Road in Forked River. The subjects were each issued a complaint-summons for the local ordinance which prohibits alcoholic beverages in a township park. Shawn Kaliske was also issued a motor vehicle summons for having an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. Amanda Naia was also issued a motor vehicle summons for driving while having a suspended license.

  • Burglary (Residence) - On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 9:16 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe and Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 1600 block of Whitcomb Road in Forked River in reference to a burglary. The homeowner reported that his kitchen window screen was damaged and his garage door was open. Investigation at the scene indicated that an unknown person or persons damaged the screen to reach inside the residence and activate the garage door opener. The interior garage door was locked, so entry into the main part of the residence was not gained. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau and Ocean County Criminalistics Unit (CIU) responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

  • Drug Possession and Distribution (Arrests) - On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Lacey Township Police Department detectives, in cooperation with the United States Postal Service, executed a search warrant at 1510 Arient Road in Forked River. The warrant was obtained during a narcotics investigation initially based on information received from the Forked River office of the U.S. Postal Service. The investigation involved the anticipated delivery of several pounds of Marijuana to 1510 Arient Road in Forked River.

    Prior to executing the warrant at 1510 Arient Road, detectives conducted a stop of a vehicle departing the target home. The vehicle was driven by 42-year-old Lenny Maroney of 558 Lloyd Road in Toms River. Approximately three pounds of Marijuana which had been delivered to 1510 Arient Road in Forked River was located in the vehicle. A subsequent execution of the search warrant at 1510 Arient Road yielded additional Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    Both Lenny Maroney and the resident of the target home, 27-year-old Donald Klarmann, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Intent to Distribute Marijuana.  Both suspects were transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $17,500 cash bail.

    The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit assisted with the search.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) - On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 10:31 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to Salon Tre Chic at 415 Route 9 N in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a shoplifting incident. The business owner reported that 61-year-old Lana Ostrowski of Dugout Drive in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, stole a $60 brush from the front retail counter of the store by placing it in her purse and walking out of the store. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Lana Ostrowski for Shoplifting. Lana Ostrowski was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and released on a criminal summons for shoplifting.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol - On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 10:55 p.m., Special Officer Michael Hutman was on patrol when he made contact with a 16-year-old male juvenile subject in the parking lot of the St. Pius Church located at 300 Lacey Road in Forked River. The juvenile was determined to be intoxicated. Officer Adam Ewart responded to the scene and transported the juvenile to his residence where he was turned over to the custody of his mother. Officer Ewart prepared a juvenile complaint for Underage Consumption of Alcohol.

  • Obstruction of Justice (Arrest) – On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 11:41 p.m., Special Officer Michael Hutman was on patrol when he observed what appeared to be a hand- to-hand drug transaction take place in the Wawa Parking Lot, 444 Route 9 South in Forked River.  The suspicious transaction was between 22-year-old Ryan Territo of Pheasant Street, Manchester, NJ, and another unknown suspect. Special Officer Hutman attempted to stop Ryan Territo, but R. Territo fled north across the Caffrey’s parking lot on his bicycle. Ryan Territo then jumped off his bicycle and fled into the woods on foot. After a lengthy foot search, Ryan Territo was later located at the Towns Square Plaza by Special Officer Hutman. Officer Julie Barcalow responded to the scene and placed Ryan Territo under arrest for Obstructing the Administration of Law. Ryan Territo was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons.

  • Drug Possession and Distribution (Arrest) – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 7:22 p.m., Lacey Township Police Department Detective Brian Flynn assisted the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group (SOG) with an investigation of Heroin possession and distribution at 1404 Bullard Avenue in Forked River. The investigation led to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher C. Cox of 1404 Bullard Avenue who was found in possession of 194 bags of Heroin. Christopher C. Cox was arrested after being stopped on West Lacey Road in Forked River. Christopher C. Cox was charged by SOG members with possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the intent to Distribute, and Distribution of Heroin. Christopher C. Cox was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 bail.


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - June 18th thru June 23rd, 2014

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June 18th, 2014 thru June 23rd, 2014

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  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol - On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 12:43 a.m., Officer George Resetar and Officer Evan Androcy responded to a Lawrence Drive residence in Lanoka Harbor for a complaint of a loud party. Upon arrival, the officers met with an 18-year-old resident who identified himself as the homeowner’s son. The 18-year-old male reported that his parents were currently vacationing and unaware of the party. While the officers were speaking with the resident, a small group of individuals exited from the backyard. Upon speaking with the group, Officer Resetar detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the breath of a 17-year-old juvenile. The juvenile was turned over to the custody of his mother. A juvenile complaint was prepared for the underage consumption of alcohol on private property.

  • Theft – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 1:04 p.m., the resident of Lancaster Court in Forked River responded to Lacey Township Police Headquarters to report a theft. The resident reported that between Sunday, June 8, 2014 and 9:00 a.m. June 21, 2014, an unknown person stole eight (8) pieces of jewelry from her jewelry box. The stolen items included a 1/2 inch gold chain bracelet, a gold tennis bracelet with diamonds, a gold chain bracelet with sapphire stones, an “Omega” style gold necklace, a gold ring with Tanzanite stone, a gold flexible bangle bracelet, a gold rigid bangle bracelet with leaves, and a men’s Movado watch with black face. The total value of the missing items is estimated at $4,450.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:42 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy and Officer Noah Schaffer located a male driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle at the Cedar Creek Trestle, 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. The officers observed a male subject, later identified as 22-year-old Dylan Kramer of 324 Eastern Boulevard in Bayville, passed out in the driver’s seat of a green, Saturn wagon that was running. After several attempts, the officers were able to wake up the subject. Dylan Kramer had visible signs of recent drug use on his arms, and a hypodermic syringe was observed on the seat of the vehicle. There was also an open 16 oz can of Budweiser beer in the center console. The Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad responded to the scene to treat Dylan Kramer. Dylan Kramer refused medical treatment. Investigation at the scene indicated that Dylan Kramer was DUI. The vehicle was impounded by Jersey Shore Towing pursuant to John’s law. He was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Police Headquarters for processing. Dylan Kramer was charged with possession of CDS and Possession of hypodermic needle on a criminal summons. Dylan Kramer received traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle, and Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

  • DUI (Arrest) - On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas was assisting other officers with a large fight at the Cedar Creek Trestle, 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, when he stopped a white, 2009, Chevy Cobalt driven by 25-year-old Barbara Johnson of 1228 Ocean Avenue in Beachwood which was attempting to leave the area upon arrival of police. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Barbara Johnson for DUI. The vehicle was turned over to the registered owner at the scene. Barbara Johnson was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Exhibit Documents.

  • Open Burning (Municipal Ordinance) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., officers responded to the Cedar Creek Trestle, located at 5000 Cedar Avenue, in Lanoka Harbor, in reference to a large fight. While conducting the investigation, it was determined that several persons had improperly started a fire at the location. Officer Resetar issued special complaint summonses for the Municipal Ordinance violation of open burning to the following persons: Matthew O. Izquigrdo, 48 Long Point Dr, Brick, NJ; Michael F. Gilligan, 427 Mohawk Dr. Brick, NJ; Karalyn P. Smith, 58 5th Ave, Toms River, NJ; Alexander M. Supple, 204 Lane Place, Forked River, NJ; Michael J. Cannito, 775 Brewers Bridge Rd, Jackson, NJ; Charles M. Dekker, 409 Nautilus Boulevard, Forked River, NJ; Sasha Vazquez, 278 Sky Manor Boulevard, Brick, NJ; & Joseph B. Figner, 318 Northrop Rd, Brick, NJ.

  • Underage Consumption (Formal Charges) - On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., Officers responded to the Cedar Creek Trestle, located at 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, in reference to a large fight. While conducting the investigation, it was determined that several persons were consuming alcoholic beverages under the legal age. Officer George Resetar issued special complaint summonses for Underage Consumption of Alcohol to the following: Vincent Ray, 45 Metedeconk Rd, Brick, NJ; Sandra Desieerio, 18 Elizabeth Ave, Brick, NJ; Candice A. Brandtjen, 327 Bellanca Rd, Brick, NJ; Danielle E. Figner, 1253 B Hamilton CT. Lakewood, NJ; Richard D. Getts, 44 Metedeconk Rd, Brick, NJ; & Aaron J. Molhem, 7 Crosstrees Rd, Brick, NJ.

  • DUI (Arrest) - On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 10:04 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the area of Western Boulevard and Manchester Avenue in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. The caller reported that a red, Dodge, pickup truck was driving erratically. Officer Schaffer stopped the vehicle in the Bank of America parking lot, 711 Lacey Road in Forked River, after observing the vehicle swerving on the roadway. Officer Schaffer approached the driver and identified him as 52-year-old Robert Tumminelli of 268 Wallace Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Robert Tumminelli for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s law. Robert Tumminelli was issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2:29 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a suspicious incident. Upon arrival Officer Simonson came in contact with 28-year-old Noel Fraguada of 542 South 12th Street in Newark, NJ. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Noel Fraguada on seven outstanding $500 Newark traffic warrants totaling $3,500. Noel Fraguada was arrested and transported to Lacey Police Headquarters where he was released on his own recognizance by the City of Newark court clerk.

  • Theft from an Auto – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 8:03 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to 1700 Lakeside Drive South in reference to a theft. Thomas Conroy reported that he parked his unlocked, 2000, Ford Fusion at his residence on the evening of Friday, June 20, 2014, and upon going out to his vehicle at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, he observed that an unknown person or persons disturbed the items in his center console. Thomas Conroy stated that he did not think anything was stolen, so he did not initially report the matter to the police. It was not until his business wallet was located on the lawn of a Lakeside Drive South residence that he realized something had been stolen. The wallet was valued at $25. No other items were reported stolen.

  • Criminal Mischief to Auto - On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4:06 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to 25 Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor in reference to criminal mischief. The resident reported that her 2003, Nissan Pathfinder was damaged between Wednesday, June 18, 2014, and Saturday, June 21, 2014. The front driver’s side door was damaged at the hinge just under the driver’s side mirror. It appeared an unknown person or persons attempted to pry the door open. Both the front fender of the vehicle and door were significantly damaged. The damage is estimated at $1,500.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4:43 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas and Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 800 block of Bowsprit Point in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a male subject soliciting door to door. Upon arrival, officers located the subject and identified him as 30-year-old William Johnston of Arizona. A $60 Ridgefield Township Municipal Court warrant was located for William Johnston. He was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. William Johnston was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Theft - On Friday, June 20, 2014, at 3:29 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the Lacey Township Middle School, 660 Denton Avenue in Forked River, in reference to a bicycle theft. A 13-year-old juvenile reported that he parked his bicycle, a boy’s “Genius” brand beach cruiser which has a black frame and 27” tires was in the bicycle rack in the rear of the school at 11:30 a.m. in the morning. The juvenile reported that upon leaving school at 3:15 p.m., he discovered the bicycle had been stolen. The bicycle is valued at $125.

  • Burglary (Residence) – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:11 p.m., Special Officer Russell Moller responded to 940 Capstan Drive in Forked River in reference to a theft. Kelly Cannon reported that between Friday, June 6, 2014, and Thursday, June 19, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered the basement of the unoccupied home and took two chrome aluminum outriggers valued at $1,000. No signs of damage or forced entry could be located.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:37 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 1300 block of Wood Avenue in the Forked River section of the township in reference to possible drug activity taking place inside a large, white SUV. Upon arrival, Officer Androcy located the vehicle and met with the occupants. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Frederick Vona of 1302 Wood Avenue in Forked River on an outstanding $500 Lacey Township Municipal Court contempt warrant. Frederick Vona was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Frederick Vona was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Stolen Vehicle and Resisting Arrest – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 2:19 a.m., Officer Adam Ewart was on patrol in a marked police vehicle when he observed a red, 4-door Jeep Cherokee traveling north on Route 9 without working tail lights and failing to maintain a lane. Officer Ewart pulled up behind the vehicle as it made a left turn heading west on Lacey Road. The officer activated the patrol vehicle’s overhead lights and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the suspect vehicle failed to pull to the side of the roadway and instead continued traveling west on Lacey Road before turning onto Hoffman Road in Forked River. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle both jumped from the moving vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The driverless vehicle continued on Hoffman Road until crashing into a fence and a tree.

    Officer Ewart pursued the subjects in the darkness on foot, and once in the backyard of a nearby residence, he was able to briefly catch the male who was driving the vehicle. The male subject resisted arrest and engaged in a physical altercation with Officer Ewart. The male subject was ultimately able to break free and flee the yard over a fence after Officer Ewart sustained an arm injury. Officer Ewart was later treated at Southern Ocean County Hospital.

    Both subjects were white males in their early 20′s. The driver is described as a white male with some facial hair (slight beard) who was wearing a grey sweatshirt at the time of the incident.

    The investigation quickly led to the discovery that the red, 2000, 4-door Jeep Cherokee involved had just been stolen from 94 Atlantic Avenue in Waretown, NJ. The incident is currently under investigation by detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department with the assistance of forensic specialists from the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU).

    Various leads are being followed with possible suspects being investigated. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the subjects who stole the vehicle from Waretown and fled the scene in Lacey are asked to call Detective Brian Flynn at 609.693.6636 x2593 of the Lacey Township Police Department or submit an anonymous crime tip through the department’s website at www.laceypd.org/crime-tips.

  • Attempted Burglary - On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Officer Darrell Nick responded to the 400 block of Continental Street in Forked River in reference to an attempted burglary. The homeowners reported that between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, an unknown person or persons attempted to gain entry into their residence. On June 18, 2014, the resident noticed that the screen for the dining room window was damaged with pry marks. The resident stated that it appears that they were not able to remove the screen because the screen was locked into the window. The windows also have alarm sensors that were not activated. Access was not gained into the residence. The damage to the screen is estimated at $50.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, June 18, 2014, Officer Michael Eden and Officer Michael Hein responded to Home Depot, located at 244 North Main Street in Forked River, in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed the suspect, later identified as John M. Sabie of 755 Birch Road in Lanoka Harbor, place two separate items underneath his sweatshirt in an attempt to conceal them. John Sabie attempted to exit the building without paying for the items. The shoplifted items included a container of 40 GRK Lag Screws and a container of 1,000 Prime Guard Max Paper Tape Offset Round Head Framing Nails. The total value of the items is $146.44. John Sabie was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with one count of shoplifting.


Weekly Police Blotter - Lacey Township Police Department - June 3rd thru June 9th, 2014

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June 3rd, 2014 thru June 9th, 2014

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  • Additional Burglary Charges – As reported previously, 26-year-old Melanie Callari of 418 Penn Avenue North in Forked River was arrested on Monday, June 2, 2014, for Burglary and Theft. Melanie Callari was committed to the Ocean County Correctional Facility. Continuing investigation by Lacey Township detectives has resulted in Melanie Callari being charged on Monday, June 9, 2014, with four additional residential burglaries. Detectives were able to match jewelry pawned in Atlantic City to various burglaries committed in Lacey Township. Bail on the additional charges was set at $50,000 as Melanie Callari remains committed to the Ocean County Correctional Facility. Property from the various burglaries was recovered and returned to the victims.

  • Theft On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 12:43 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to Bicycles Unlimited, 407 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a report of theft. The business owner reported that between 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole the air conditioning compressor from the rear of the building. The air conditioning compressor, located at the far east of the building near Briggs Avenue was completely removed. The stolen air conditioning compressor is a Carrier model 38CKC048370 valued at $2,800.

  • Criminal Mischief, Burglary & Theft from a Vehicle – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 10:16 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to Kauai Drive in Forked River for a radio stolen from a vehicle. The victim reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown person or persons smashed the rear window of his 2005 Jeep Wrangler while it was parked in the driveway of the residence and stole the face plate to his Sony RMX201 stereo. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $300 and the stolen face plate is estimated at $160.

  • Burglary & Theft from a Residence – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 1:22 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to Bay Way in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a burglary. The resident reported that an unknown person or persons burglarized her home between May 30, 2014, and Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Entry was made through a basement window that had been forced open from the outside. Several rooms appeared to have been ransacked and approximately $25,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen. The resident also reported that her detached garage and car were entered as well. Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigation Unit responded and the Lacey Township Detective bureau is investigating.

  • Shoplifting & Warrant (Arrests) – On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 4:42 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to Walmart in reference to shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed a male, later identified as Robert Cragg Jr., attempt to shoplift merchandise that had not been purchased. The shoplifted merchandise included fishing lures. Six outstanding warrants were also located for Robert Cragg, Jr. The warrants included a $100 and a $250 Camden City Municipal Court warrants, two $1,000 Trenton Municipal Court warrants, and two $500 Burlington City Court warrants. Robert Cragg, Jr. was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Robert Cragg, Jr. was charged with Shoplifting and Judge Damian Murray set bail at $2,500. Robert Cragg was unable to post bail and was transported to the Ocean County Jail.

  • Uttering a Forged Document & Criminal Attempt Fraud (Arrest) - On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 1:19 p.m., Officer John Simonson, responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 700 Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a fraud. The pharmacy manager reported that a female, later identified as 54-year-old Ann Martin of 644 East Arverne Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ, provided the pharmacy with a fraudulent prescription. Ann Martin provided the pharmacist with a prescription for 120 Percocet 325mg tablets from a doctor located in Eatontown, NJ. The pharmacist reported that the prescription showed signs of irregularity, so she contacted the listed doctor’s office and was informed that Ann Martin was not a patient of their office and was not prescribed Percocet by their doctor. Officer Simonson spoke with the doctor’s office as well and confirmed that the prescription was fraudulent. Ann Martin was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Uttering a Forged Document and Criminal Attempt to Obtain CDS by Fraud.

  • DUI (Arrest) - On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 11:52 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a motor vehicle stop on Pine Street in Forked River after observing the vehicle turn directly into the path of an oncoming car on Lacey Road. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 60-year-old Robert Bair of Lakeside Drive North in Forked River for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s law. Robert Bair was processed and was issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  • Burglary & Theft from a Residence On Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 11:34 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to 592 Vaughn Avenue in Forked River in reference to a burglary of a residence. The resident reported that during the past two weeks an unknown person or persons burglarized his home and stole a camera and toolbox. The actor gained entry to the residence by cutting a window screen and climbing in through an unlocked window.

  • Theft - On Thursday, June 05, 2014, at 6:48 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer Michael Verwey responded to the Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant located at 725 Route 9 South in Forked River for a report of theft. The owner reported that an unknown person stole the tip jar and ran out of the front door. The owner reported that he chased the subject into a wooded but had to stop after he injured his foot. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 5’06” tall, 16-20 years of age, shoulder length brown hair, and was wearing a striped sweatshirt.

    Officer M. Verwey canvassed the area for the suspect and located three juvenile males near the intersection of South River Drive and Nantucket Road in the Forked River section of the township. One of the males was sweating profusely as if he just been running. Upon questioning the suspects separately it was determined that the male subject that was sweating had stolen the tip jar. The suspect was taken into custody and brought to police headquarters where he was turned over to the custody of his father. He was charged with theft of $33.19 on a juvenile complaint. All of stolen property was recovered and turned over to the store owner.

  • Traffic Accident – On Friday, June 6, 2014, at 10:04 a.m., Officers responded to the intersection of Route 9 and Lacey Road in reference to a two vehicle traffic accident involving a motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling south on Route 9 and the other vehicle was traveling north on Route 9. As the motorcycle approached the intersection, the other vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Lacey Road, causing the vehicles to collide in the intersection. The operator of the motorcycle was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center with serious injury and the passenger of the motorcycle was transported to Community Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle was not injured. The Lacey Township Police Department Fatal Accident Support Team responded and took over the investigation. The accident is under investigation.

  • Drug Overdose (Heroin) – On Friday, June 6, 2014, at 7:19 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 100 block of Clearwater Drive in Forked River for a report of an unconscious fall victim. The patient, a 46-year-old male from Manchester, NJ, was found lying on the hallway floor unconscious and unresponsive. Lacey Township Emergency Medical Services began CPR and advised the officers that the victim was possibly overdosing on heroin. Officer Michael Verwey administered Naloxone, but the patient did not respond. Paramedics arrived on scene and began advanced life support. He was transported to Community Medical Center by Lacey Township EMS and paramedics. The other occupants of the residence were interviewed by the officers. They indicated that Chad Williams went into the bathroom and after several minutes they heard him fall and found him on the floor unconscious. Five syringes, one wax fold of Heroin, and one glass smoking pipe containing resin suspected to be crack cocaine were found in the bathroom where he fell unconscious. The items were seized. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office were notified. Child Protective Services was notified as a result of a 9-year-old child being present in the home during the incident. The Overdose Prevention Act of 2013 prohibits charges being filed for the possession and use of the CDS.

  • Drug Overdose (Heroin) – On Friday, June 6, 2014, at 8:10 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer, Officer Robert Duffy, and Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 500 block of Nantucket Road in Forked River in reference to a possible Heroin overdose. The caller indicated that a 23-year-old female from Forked River was lying on the bathroom floor unconscious, unresponsive and possibly not breathing. Officer Noah Schaffer immediately administered Naloxone to the female who regained consciousness approximately a minute later. The female informed officers that she utilized a hypodermic needle to “shoot” Heroin into her neck. The needle was turned over to Officer Schaffer and was submitted into property. She was transported to Community Medical Center by Lacey Township EMS and paramedics. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office were notified of the incident. The Overdose Prevention Act of 2013 prohibits charges being filed for the possession and use of the CDS.

  • Shoplifting - On Friday, June 6, 2014, Officers responded to two separate incidents of shoplifting. The first incident occurred at 9:00 p.m. at the Spirits Unlimited located at 3 Lacey Road in Forked River. The store clerk reported that three black males stole two bottles of liquor from the store. The clerk reported she noticed that two of the suspects appeared to have items concealed under their clothing as they left the store and upon checking the area she observed empty boxes of Jonnie Walker Black left on the shelf. Upon confirming that the items had been stolen, the suspects had already fled the scene in a silver Nissan Altima. The total value of the stolen alcohol is $93.

    The second incident occurred at 9:23 p.m. at JR’s liquors located at 1000 Lacey Road in Forked River. The employee reported that three black males entered the store and were acting suspiciously. As customers were informing her that the subjects were acting suspiciously, they had exited the store and fled in a Nissan. Upon reviewing the video surveillance it was determined that nine bottles of alcohol from a shelf located near the front door of the business had been stolen, which included seven 750ml bottles of Johnny Walker Black and two 1.75L bottles of Johnny Walker Black with a total value of $451.

    The owner of the store also reported that a similar incident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. at his other store, Lacey Liquors located at 349 Route 9 in Forked River. Three black males entered the store and one of the suspects attempted to conceal a bottle of alcohol in his pants. A store employee confronted the suspect, who subsequently put the bottle down and left the store with the other two suspects. The incidents are under investigation. The registered owner of the suspect vehicle resides in Haledon, NJ.

  • Warrant (Arrest) - On Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 5:39 p.m., Officer Charles May and Michael Verwey responded to 103 Chestnut Lane in Forked River to serve a $500 Lacey Township criminal warrant on 43-year-old Ronald Schmidbauer who resides at that address. Ronald Schmidbauer was located and placed under arrest. Ronald Schmidbauer was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed before being transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Burglary & Theft (Residence) - On Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 12:25 p.m., Officer Robert Flynn responded to the 800 block of Rogers Street in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a residential burglary. The resident reported that between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered the locked residence and stole two prescription bottles from the bathroom medicine cabinet. One bottle contained approximately 10 pills of Codeine and the other contained approximately 10 pills of Percocet. The prescription medication was valued at $30. The resident also reported that $200 in cash was missing from a bedroom dresser. No signs of forced entry could be located. The Lacey Township detective Bureau was notified of the incident.

  • Theft from a Boat & Warrant (Arrest) - On Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 11:09 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded with Officer Jeffrey Slota and Officer Dan Ricciardella to the Laurel Harbor Marina in reference to a male subject who was burglarizing boats. The caller reported that the suspect was stealing alcohol from inside of the boats. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect, 52-year-old Joseph A. Marrocco of 354 Yorktown Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Joseph A. Marrocco for burglary of a boat and theft of a bottle of Three Olives “Loopy” Vodka valued at $28.00. Two Spring Lake Heights Municipal Court arrest warrants were also located for Joseph Marrocco. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with burglary and theft. Judge Damian Murray set bail at $15,000 with no 10% option. Joseph Marrocco was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.


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