Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – February 9th thru February 15th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – February 9th thru February 15th, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

February 9th thru February 15th, 2016

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  • Theft – On Monday, February 15, 2016, at 8:28 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to Applebee’s, 404 Route 9 South in the Forked River section of the township, for a report of theft. The manager reported that a male subject started a bar tab and then left without paying. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-thirties with dark hair and light-colored eyes. The suspect goes by the name of “Pete” and is believed to have done this at the restaurant on more than one occasion. The total value of the theft is $35.30.

  • MV Accident & Warrant Arrest – On Monday, February 15, 2016, at 1:10 p.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to Warren Avenue in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township for a report of a one car motor vehicle accident. A vehicle was traveling down Warren Avenue when the driver, 20-year-old Gregory J. Fenton of Dugout Drive in Lanoka Harbor, lost control and struck mailboxes. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a passenger, 21-year-old Casey M. Sinopoli of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, on an outstanding Camden City Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $300. Casey Sinopoli was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, where he was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, February 15, 2016, at 10:54 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to Lacey Township Police Headquarters in reference to a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that between 10:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016 and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, an unknown person or persons damaged the driver side mirror of his vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Weehawken Avenue near the intersection of Tappan Street at the time of the incident. The damage is estimated at $300.

  • Theft – On Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 6:40 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to Retro Fitness, 410 South Main Street in the Forked River section of the Township, for a report of theft. The victim reported that he stored his back-pack in the men’s locker room while he was working out and upon being told that a subject was going through the lockers, he discovered that $82 in cash had been stolen. The staff was made aware and a potential suspect was identified, but had left prior to the police being contacted. A suspect has been identified and the matter under investigation.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 10:48 p.m., Officer John McKee was on patrol when he observed a vehicle in front of him strike a curb at the intersection of Lake Barnegat Drive North and Lacey Road. Upon following the vehicle and observing the vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel, Officer McKee conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on Veterans Way and Manchester Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 19-year-old Caroline Erikson of Chelsea Street in Forked River, NJ for DUI by Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas. Caroline Erikson was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 9:59 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart and Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to Applebee’s, 404 Route 9 south in the Forked River section of the township for a report of a verbal argument between two patrons. As Officer Tsarnas was responding to the scene, he observed a male fitting the description provided by the caller running across Route 9 toward Bay Harbor Motor Lodge. Officer Tsarnas stopped the subject and identified him as 32-year-old Christopher M. Burnett of Bowline Drive in Barnegat, NJ. It was determined that Christopher Burnett had been involved in a verbal argument prior to police arrival. Further investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Christopher Burnett on an outstanding Stafford Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $764. Christopher Burnett was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, February 12, 2016, at 11:22 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to a Beach Boulevard residence in the Forked River Beach section of the township for a report of a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 26-year-old Kyle A. Conroy of Beach Boulevard on an outstanding Brick Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $251. Kyle Conroy was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then released on his own recognizance by the Brick Township Municipal Court Clerk.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:14 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to a Devon Street residence in the North Barnegat Pines section of Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that between 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016 and 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016, an unknown person or persons shattered the driver side front door window of his vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence at the time of the incident. The damage is estimated at $500.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, February 12, 2016, at 2:31 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler was on patrol when he observed a motor vehicle speeding on Bay Way in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township. Officer Meyler effectuated a motor vehicle stop on Bay Way near Brown Street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 35-year-old Jonathan Radcliffebivins of Annapolis Road in South Toms River, NJ on an outstanding an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $18,781.73 and an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $23,639.69 for willful non-support. Jonathan Radcliffebivins was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 4:42 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas conducted a motor vehicle stop. The driver, 36-year-old Ryan A. Burlew of Oakwood Drive in Forked River, NJ had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $500. Ryan Burlew was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released after posting bail. Ryan Burlew was charged with Driving While Suspended and Uninsured Vehicle.

  • Warrant Arrest & Drug Possession – On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 10:14 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno stopped a vehicle on Beverly Road in the South Barnegat Pines section of Forked River. The vehicle was being driven by 32-year-old Ryan M. Thomson of Beverly Road in Forked River, NJ. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Ryan Thomson on a No Bail Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department Warrant for Drug Offenses. While in custody, Ryan Thomson was found to be in possession of fifty-four (54) wax folds of Heroin. The items were hidden in his waistband through a one inch tear on the inside of the waistband and then spread throughout the inside of the waistband by pushing the CDS inside. Four (4) Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone Hydrochloride pills, a variation of Suboxone, were also found hidden in a condom inside the suspect’s waistband. Ryan Thomson was charged with 3rd Degree Possession of Heroin and possession of Prescription Legend Drugs. Bail was set at $25,000 by Judge Damian Murray. Ryan Thomson was also issued summons for Failure to Signal Turn, Failure to Inspect, and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 5:40 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler located 33-year-old Nicholas Kutassy of Merrimac Road in Forked River, NJ, who was wanted on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $10,000. The warrant had been issued earlier in the day for a theft and criminal mischief incident that had occurred at a family member’s house, located on Brick Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Nicholas Kutassy was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Burglary & Theft (Formal Charges) –  Through a collaborative investigation between Lacey Detectives and Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department, a search warrant was authorized on January 28, 2016, for Joshua Everett’s residence at 24 East Lacey Road in Forked River. Proceeds from multiple burglaries from Lacey Township and Berkeley Township were located. While processing evidence seized from the residence, items were located that were directly linked to victims of burglaries and thefts in late December of 2015 and January of 2016. The items included a prescription pill bottle in the name of a Letts Avenue victim, an Ocean County Library card signed on the back by a Penn Place victim, as well as two forms of identification from a Frazee Place victim. On February 10, 2016, Detective Robert Surtees of the Lacey Township Police Department signed three charges of Burglary against Joshua Everett for the unlawful entry and thefts from vehicles on Letts Avenue, Penn Place, and Frazee Place in Forked River.  Bail was set by JMC Damian Murray at $25,000 on an arrest warrant. Joshua Everett was later served and processed at the Ocean County Correctional Facility where he was previously lodged for burglaries out of Berkeley Township. Joshua Everett was also charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft out of Ocean Township (Waretown) in addition to the charges out of Lacey Township and Berkeley Township.

  • Burglary & Theft – On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 7:53 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to Shore Metric, 700 Challenger Way in the Lacey Township Business Park in reference to a report of a burglary and theft. The owner reported that between 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 and 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered his business by prying open an exterior window to the building. The suspect or suspects attempted to pry open a safe but were unsuccessful. A jar containing approximately $300 in loose change was reportedly stolen. The damage to the window is estimated at $350 and the damage to the safe is estimated at $250. On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 9:45 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Play-Day-Place, 695 Challenger Way in the Lacey Township Business Park, in reference to a report of burglary and theft. The owners reported that at approximately 1:30 a.m., an unknown person or persons entered their business and pried open a cash register. Approximately $38 in cash and change was reported stolen. The suspect made entry into the business by prying the back door. The damage to the cash register is estimated $150. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau responded to continue the investigation. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit assisted at the scene.