Neighborhood Crime Alerts

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 [...]

UPDATE – Scam Alert (IRS Telephone Scam) – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, February 4, 2016

Scam Alert Update (2/4/2016) - On Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department received a report of a Forked River resident who had just been defrauded $6,435.00 through the telephone IRS scam. The 75-year-old female resident received a call from a male with a foreign accent (possibly India) claiming to be an IRS agent collecting on back taxes. Threats were reportedly made that the resident would be arrested if she did not make an immediate payment. [...]

Scam Alert (IRS Telephone Scam) – Lacey Township Police Department – Monday, February 1, 2016

Scam Alert (2/1/2016) - While telephone and computer scams, both national and international and of all types, have become a daily occurrence and are only limited by the level of creativity and deceptive of the scammer, there appears to be a heightened level of the IRS telephone scam being attempted today. Residents should be aware that this scam involves an attempt by the caller to sound very official and authoritative in telling the potential victim that the caller is operating under the [...]

Robbery Arrest (December 16th, 2015) – Lacey Township Police Department – Robbery of Wawa Gas Attendant from November 30, 2015

Robbery (Arrest) - At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, officers from the Lacey Township Police Department responded to the Wawa located at 800 Lacey Road in Forked River after an employee activated a silent alarm from a gas kiosk.  The gas attendant, a 16-year-old male, reported that he was approached by a male subject on foot who reportedly asked him to break a large bill.  When the attendant opened the kiosk cash drawer, the unknown suspect [...]

Holiday Season Crime Prevention Public Advisory – Lacey Township Police Department – Monday, December 7, 2015

Holiday Season Crime Prevention Public Advisory - The holiday season is a special time of year which involves regular trips by many to the local malls. With the increased amount of shopping comes the increased concern regarding thefts of unsecured items in parking lots and from shopping carts. While most thefts tend to be crimes of opportunity committed in the moment by those who did not set out to steal, there are others who go [...]

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin (Arrest) – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, October 23, 2015

Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin (Arrest) - On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Officer Anthony Sarno was conducting an investigation into the possible possession and distribution of Heroin when he observed 47-year-old Edward F. Smith standing on the corner of Greenwood Lane and Sunrise Boulevard in Forked River. Officer Sarno was aware of an outstanding arrest warrant for Edward Smith out of New York State with a full extradition order. Officer Sarno approached Edward Smith while Edward Smith was talking [...]

Maintaining and Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Production Facility (Arrest) – Lacey Township Police Department – Friday, October 23, 2015

Maintaining and Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Production Facility (Arrest) - On October 21, 2015, detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department concluded an investigation involving a Marijuana grow in a wooded area of Lacey Township near the Manchester Township border.  The investigation led to a suspect being identified as Brian Keough of South Toms River. A search warrant was sought and obtained for a search of his home at 406 Dover Road, South Toms River, NJ.  During [...]

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 23rd thru September 29, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter September 23rd thru September 29th, 2015 .   Obstructing the Administration of Law and Resisting (Arrest) – On Monday, September 28, 2015, at 9:29 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop in a driveway located on the 400 block of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Lanoka Harbor. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Louis Dautorio 4th of Center Street in Forked River, immediately exited the vehicle in an attempt to confront Officer [...]

Crime Alert (Criminal Attempt Burglary – Arrest) – Lacey Township Police Department – August 31, 2015

Attempted Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Possession of Burglar's Tools (Arrest) - During the early morning hours of Monday, August 3, 2015, an unknown suspect attempted to forcibly enter the rear door of the Lacey Diner on Lacey Road in Forked River. Video footage recovered from the shopping plaza depicted a middle-aged, white male riding a bicycle in the area during the time of the attempted burglary. On the afternoon of Monday, August 31, 2015, Lacey [...]

Crime Alert (Heroin and Cocaine Distribution – Arrest) – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, August 27, 2015

Crime Alert - Heroin and Cocaine Distribution (Arrest) - On the afternoon of Thursday, August 27, 2015, Lieutenant Patrick Ganley of the Lacey Township Police Department was approached by a concerned citizen who reported that a suspicious person drove behind the self-wash bays of the Lacey Car Wash and briefly entered a wooded area. The citizen reported that the male subject appeared to have placed an unknown object in the wooded area prior to departing in a newer model Mustang. Lieutenant Ganley [...]