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

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, 2018, at 7:52 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was on patrol in the area of Olds and Ocean Street, Forked River, when he observed a male standing alongside of the road holding an open container of alcohol. Investigation at the scene led to the male, 34-year-old Orrice W. Congdon of Olds Street, Forked River, to be in possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed and released after being charged on a criminal summons with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Hit and Run – On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 6:38 p.m., Officers Anthony Sarno, Julie Barcalow, and Scott Keefe responded to the 1200 block of Cypress Street for a reported hit and run motor vehicle crash. A white utility van was located at the scene after striking a telephone pole in front of a residence.  The driver, who was determined not to have been the registered owner, fled the scene on foot and has not yet been identified.  JCP&L was notified and responded to repair the pole.  The incident remains under investigation.
  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 5:04 p.m., Officers Anthony Sarno and Dan Ricciardella responded to Walmart, Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a female shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 45-year-old Lorraine H. Schuster, Hazelton Avenue, Lanoka Harbor, for shoplifting approximately $12.74 worth of merchandise.  Lorraine H. Schuster was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, and released after being charged on a criminal summons with shoplifting.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 3:27 p.m., Officer George Resetar conducted a motor vehicle stop on Western Boulevard near Manchester Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a suspended driver. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 19-year-old Alexander T. Modestino, of Devon Street, Forked River, on an outstanding traffic warrant issued by the Lacey Township Municipal Court for $500.00.  Alexander was transported to police headquarters, processed, and lodged in the Ocean County Jail after being unable to post bail.
  • Burglary/Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 2:42 p.m., Officer Dan Ricciardella responded to the 500 block of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief to a residence that was under construction. An unknown person(s) had entered the unlocked residence and damaged an interior wall.   The damage occurred sometime between 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  Nothing appeared to have been stolen from the residence.  Damage was estimated at $50.
  • Theft/Trespassing Arrest- On January 23, 2018, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department arrested Justin Wilson, 27, of Fifth Bayway, Toms River, for theft of removable property and trespassing. The arrest was a result of an incident previously reported to the Lacey Township Police Department on January 11, 2018.  The owner of Caffrey’s Steakhouse and Tavern, 440 Route 9, Forked River, reported that between 5:30 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. on January 11, 2018, 4 aluminum kegs were stolen from the fenced area adjacent to the restaurant.  The value of the theft was estimated at $300.00.  The suspect and the vehicle involved were identified from surveillance video at the scene.  It has been determined that several similar incidents have occurred, and that additional suspects are being sought.  Justin Wilson was charged on a criminal summons with theft of movable property and trespassing, and released pending a future court appearance.
  • Shoplifting Arrest- On January 23, 2018, at 5:28 p.m., Officer Dan Ricciardella and Officer George Resetar responded to Kohls, 304 Route 9, Forked River, for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Sydney Littleford, 19, of Predmore Avenue, Lanoka Harbor, for attempting to steal 24 pieces of jewelry valued at $1159.00 from the store.  Sydney Littleford was arrested, processed, and released pending a court date after being charged on a criminal summons with shoplifting.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 12:41 a.m., Officer Michael Baldasari conducted a motor vehicle stop on Haines Street, near the high school. The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Kayla Gomes of Annapolis Road, South Toms River, NJ, was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Manalapan Township Municipal Court for $164.  She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after posting bail.  She received a summons for maintenance of lamps.
  • Shoplifting – On Monday, January 22, 2018, at 6:33 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the Wawa on Lacey Road, Forked River, for a report of a shoplifter. A female was seen on surveillance video paying for some items, then concealing unpaid merchandise valued at $4.00 in her purse before leaving the store.  Investigation at the scene led to the eventual arrest of 19-year-old Angelina N. Fellanto of Deerhead Lake Drive, Forked River.  She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after being charged on a criminal summons with shoplifting.
  • Shoplifting – On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 5:57 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow responded to Kohl’s, Route 9 North, Forked River, for a report of a shoplifter. The loss prevention officer stated he observed a male subject wearing a Nike baseball cap remove a necklace from its box and conceal it in his pocket.   The male subject tried to leave the store and was confronted by the loss prevention officer.  The shoplifter threw the necklace down and fled the store on a lime green mountain bicycle.  The incident remains under investigation.
  • Theft – On Friday, January 19, 2018, at 5:36 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the Lacey Township Middle School on Denton Avenue in Forked River to take a report for a bicycle theft. The complainant stated that he rode his bicycle to school that morning and locked it to the bike rack.   After his sports practice, he returned to the rack and found his bicycle missing.  The bike is described as a black and red mountain bike with straight handle bars.  The total value of the theft is estimated at $150.

 

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