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 morning, May 28, 2016, which yielded evidence leading to the arrest of Lawrence W. Mann and Shiabon Poff. The charges out of Lacey Township are from a Tuesday, May 24, 2016, home burglary which occurred at a Tampa Road residence in the Forked River Beach section of Lacey Township during the late evening hours. The homeowner reported that he believed the burglar(s) entered his residence through an unlocked rear window leading into the living room of his home. The items stolen included a Spanish Provincial Sterling Silver flatware set valued at $2,000, two laptop computers, and jewelry.
The investigation revealed that, following the burglary, the flatware set was sold on Craigslist to a man from Toms River who subsequently listed the set on EBay. The investigation also revealed that the subjects were utilizing a blue, Ford F150, stepside pickup truck during the different burglaries in each town. Both Lawrence W. Mann and Shiabon Poff were arrested for the burglary and theft charges out of Lacey Township as well as similar offenses committed in Waretown. Lawrence W. Mann was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000 on the Lacey Township charges. The burglaries were solved so quickly in both towns due to the exceptional work by Detective Risden and Dsg. Rogalski of the Ocean Township Police Department and Detective Brian Flynn of the Lacey Township Police Department who worked cooperatively to quickly solve the cases. Timely arrests, such as in this case, have been a major contributing factor in the drastic reduction of home burglaries being committed in Lacey Township to the lowest levels in over 30 years. Excellent commitment and work by all involved. – Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D.