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Press Release – Hit and Run, Information Requested

On the morning of Sunday, October 21, 2018, at approximately 01:10 hours Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 400 Block of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Forked River, for a report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival he met with the victims a 26 year old male and a 23 year old female, both Township residents. They reported being struck by a small white SUV that fled the scene. Due to the nature of the injuries the male was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center by MONOC Helicopter [...]

By | 2018-10-21T16:05:48-04:00 October 21st, 2018|All Announcements, Neighborhood Crime Alerts|0 Comments

Weather Alert – Major Coastal Storm Late Thursday Into Saturday

Weather Alert – Lacey Township Police Department – Major Coastal Storm Late Thursday into Saturday – Tonight, Thursday, March 1, 2018 through Saturday, March 3, 2018 *** The National Weather Service has issued the below Major Coastal Storm Warning *** “The National Weather Service has issued a major coastal storm warning. A major nor’easter will affect the region tonight through Saturday. Precipitation will be moving into the area from the southwest late today, falling heavy at times [...]

By | 2018-03-02T00:17:12-05:00 March 2nd, 2018|All Announcements, Emergency Alerts|0 Comments

Weekly Police Blotter January 26th – February 1 st, 2018

Theft- On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 5:09 p.m., Officer Martin Julian responded to Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill, 121 Route 9, Forked River.  The manager of the restaurant reported that a patron left without satisfying the bill for approximately $25.00.  The suspect left the restaurant in a vehicle.  The incident remains under investigation.   Shoplifting Arrest – On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 5:53 p.m., Officers Michael Hein and Julie Barcalow responded to Walmart on Route 9 [...]

By | 2018-02-02T22:25:19-05:00 February 2nd, 2018|All Announcements, Weekly Police Blotter|0 Comments

Breaking News: Man arrested in connection to a string of car burglaries in the township

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Lacey Detectives assisted by members of Ocean County SWAT and the Berkeley Township Detective Bureau, executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of Norwood Street, Forked River, NJ.  The suspect arrested was identified as 47-year-old Lance Romano who is currently renting a room in the home. The arrest stemmed from an ongoing investigation that started some months back in the summer of 2017.     [...]

By | 2018-01-30T22:37:36-05:00 January 30th, 2018|All Announcements|0 Comments

Weekly Police Blotter – January 19th, 2018 through January 25th, 2018

  Shoplifting- On Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 1:41 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the Walmart, 580 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Jodi Sofia, 27, of James Hollow Dr, Barnegat, for stealing approximately $24.00 worth of merchandise.  Jodi Sofia was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after being charged on a criminal summons with shoplifting. Drug Arrest – On Wednesday, January 24, [...]

By | 2018-01-26T17:52:07-05:00 January 26th, 2018|Weekly Police Blotter|0 Comments

Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release April 8th, thru April 14th, 2015

Shotgun Accident – On Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 4:56 p.m., Officers Michael Eden and Noah Schaffer responded to Ground Swipers Rod and Gun Club, located at 1910 W. Lacey Road in Forked River, for a report of an injury sustained by a firearm. Upon arrival, Officers learned that the victim, 67-year-old Robert C. Bishop of Pennington, NJ, was discharging his shotgun on the member firing range when it malfunctioned. As a result of the malfunction, [...]

By | 2015-04-24T14:09:25-04:00 April 24th, 2015|All Announcements, Weekly Police Blotter|0 Comments

Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release April 15th, thru April 21st, 2015

  Burglary and Thefts (Arrest) – On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Lacey Detectives arrested a 17-year-old male from Lanoka Harbor in connection with several crimes. The charges came after an April 10, 2015, burglary of a Birch Road home in Lanoka Harbor. The victim originally reported that his home was forcibly entered during the daytime hours. During the burglary, the actor(s) stole a 2015 Honda CRF 450 Motorcycle valued at $9,000. Interviews conducted in the neighborhood [...]

By | 2015-04-24T14:06:40-04:00 April 24th, 2015|All Announcements, Weekly Police Blotter|0 Comments

Secondhand Dealer Ordinance §161-1 et seq. passed on Thursday, November 13, 2014

As part of Lacey Township’s continuing effort to better protect and serve the public and limit the likelihood of victimization through burglaries and thefts, the township committee enacted a new ordinance related to pawn shops and precious metal dealers. Ordinance §161-1 et seq. now requires that local shops that purchase pawned property or precious metals participate in an online system of immediately logging all items purchased by the shops for immediate access and inspection by [...]

By | 2015-04-19T21:20:18-04:00 April 19th, 2015|Recent Law Changes|0 Comments