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 [...]
Strong Arm Robbery - On Friday, June 26, 2015, at 8:48 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the Walmart for a report of a shoplifting incident involving an assault. It was reported that a Walmart Loss Prevention employee observed a white male, approximately 6' 1" tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair shoplifting merchandise. The employee reportedly approached the suspect as the suspect exited the store. The suspect then reportedly punched the loss prevention employee in the face and fled on foot. The [...]
Drug Possession and Warrants (Arrest) – On Monday, April 6, 2015, at 6:23 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins and Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 100 block of Brick Avenue in Lanoka Harbor to serve two arrest warrants. Officers located the accused, 23-year-old Matthew J. Michota of Brick Avenue, and placed him under arrest on a Long Beach Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 and a Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the [...]
Crime Alert (Robbery) – 7-11 Convenience Store at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River – Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:44 a.m.
Robbery - On Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 4:44 a.m., the overnight shift clerk at the 7-11 convenience store located at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River reported a robbery. The clerk reported that a male wearing black clothing and a black ski mask entered the store and mumbled a statement regarding money to the female clerk. After receiving some cash from the clerk, he was reported to have left the store on foot in an unknown direction. No weapon was reported [...]
Maintaining a Nuisance Charges and Warrant Arrest – On Monday, March 23, 2015, at 12:31 p.m., Lieutenant Michael C. DiBella and Sergeant Robert Flynn III responded to 3 Hill Top Court in Lanoka Harbor to serve summonses resulting from a follow-up investigation into several public nuisance complaints. Over the past several months officers of the Lacey Township Police Department have responded to 3 Hill Top Court for repeated complaints including but not limited to loud [...]
Robbery - On Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 10:00 p.m., a male subject entered Mrs. Walker’s Ice Cream, located at 132 South Main Street (Route 9) in Forked River, at closing time and demanded all of the cash from the two employees. The man claimed he had a handgun in his back pocket; no gun was produced during the incident. The suspect received an unknown amount of cash which he placed in a pillow case he was carrying. He then told [...]
Crime Alert (Armed Robbery) – Lacey Township Police Department – Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:10 a.m.
Crime Alert (Armed Robbery) - Country Farms Store in Eric Plaza on Lacey Road - On Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 11:10 a.m., the Lacey Township Police Department responded to the Country Farms Store located within Eric Plaza on Lacey Road in Forked River with a report of an armed robbery. A white male, medium build, possibly in his mid to late 30's, approximately 5'11" to 6'1" tall, wearing a black & white checkered flannel jacket, [...]
Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Shoplifting, Warrant, and Possession of Syringes (Arrests) – On Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 12:24 a.m., Officers Brian Holt and John D. Simonson responded to the Lacey Amoco on Route 9 in Forked River for a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The complainant reported that on Friday, February 6, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m., an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in [...]