Heroin Distribution Arrest(s) On Wednesday evening, September 7, 2016, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, led by Detective Lieutenant Christopher Cornelius, executed a residential search warrant on the 700 block of Eagleswood Place in Forked River, NJ. The warrant was sought during an ongoing narcotics investigation involving the residents of the home. During the search of the residence, Lacey detectives recovered 514 chemist folds containing heroin, and multiple medications [...]
Crime Alert Update – 17-Year-old Juvenile Male Charged with Criminal and Motor Vehicle Offenses for Damaging Lacey High School Student Parking Stalls After Fundraiser On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 2:47 p.m., Detective Michael Eden responded to the Lacey Township High School located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief. The Lacey Township High School Principal, Gregory Brandis, reported that during the evening hours of August 9, 2016 an [...]
Crime Alert Update - Criminal Mischief School Property On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 2:47 p.m., Officer Michael Eden responded to the Lacey Township High School located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief. The Lacey Township High School Principal, Gregory Brandis, reported that during the evening hours of August 9, 2016 an older model pickup truck, possibly a Ford pickup truck, with no bed on the back, [...]
Crime Alert - (Eluding Arrest/Trespassing) - Lacey Township Police Department - August 15, 2016 On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, Jr., and Detective Michael Eden of the Lacey Township Police Department coordinated an additional Off-Road Multi-Jurisdictional Woods Enforcement Detail. The detail's purpose is to deter illegal activity and enforce violations, including, but not limited to, off-road vehicle and trespass violations, DUI, underage consumption of alcohol, illegal drug use, and criminal mischief. The details [...]
Weekly Police Blotter June 29th thru July 5th, 2016 . . Fraud Alert (Phone Scam) - On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department took a fraud report from an elderly resident of Lacey Township. The resident reported that she was contacted by a male subject with a foreign accent who convinced her that he was a friend of her son-in-law, and that he was attempting to bail her son-in-law out of jail. [...]
Weekly Police Blotter June 22nd thru June 28th, 2016 . . Heroin Distribution (Arrest) - On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Lacey detectives conducted a traffic stop on Western Boulevard. The stop was conducted as part of the completion of an ongoing Heroin distribution investigation. During the stop, the driver, 33 year-old Brian Cleary of 536 Devon Street in Forked River, provided detectives with false information. During a subsequent search, 435 bags containing [...]
Crime Alert (Burglary Arrests) - On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Detective Brian Flynn of the Lacey Township Police Department, in a cooperative investigation with Dsg. Rogalski and Det. Risden of the Ocean Township Police Department, has charged 31-year old Lawrence W. Mann and 36-year-old Shiabon Poff (female), both of 49 Willow Street in Waretown, with Burglary and Theft. The detectives from both agencies executed a search warrant at 49 Willow Street in Waretown on Saturday [...]
Crime Alert (Arrest) – Convicted Felon in Possession of AK-47 Assault Weapon – Lacey Township Police Department – Sunday, May 15, 2016
Crime Alert (Arrest of Convicted Felon in Possession of an AK-47 Assault Weapon) - On Sunday, May 15, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department led a multi-agency task force covering in excess of 60 square miles of rural wooded area in Lacey Township and Ocean Township within Ocean County. The focus of the detail was on the detection and deterrence of criminal activity, trespassing, and off-road vehicle violations in the Pinelands and on private property. [...]
Update: Escapee Arthur Buckel Apprehended in Lacey Township at MM 76.5 NB of the GSP – Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Arrest Update (5/9/2016 at 11:30 a.m.) - On Monday, May 9, 2016, Detective Keith Pearce was assigned to a fixed surveillance position at the Forked River Rest Area of the Garden State Parkway in the event the escapee, Arthur Buckel, was either hiding in the area or might possibly return to the area. While Detective Pearce was at the post with K-9 Officer Daniel Rotundo from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, a passing motorist reported possibly seeing [...]
Crime Alert (UPDATE) – Arrest on Burglary Warrant – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10 p.m.
Burglary Warrant (Arrest) - Detective Keith Pearce has been assisting Detective Robert Surtees with a continuing investigation into multiple incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles which occurred in Lacey Township in both December and January. A cooperative investigation with surrounding jurisdictions revealed Joshua Everett of Forked River as a suspect. Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department issued warrants for the arrest of Joshua Everett on charges of burglary and theft out of their jurisdiction. Similar charges from detectives of [...]