Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – March 18th thru March 24th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – March 18th thru March 24th, 2014

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March 18th, 2014 thru March 24th, 2014

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  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – On Monday, March 24, 2014, at 9:59 p.m., Officers Dimitri Tsarnas and Michael Verwey responded to the 1200 block of Ocean Street in Forked River for a theft from a parked car. The victim reported that she was contacted by her neighbor who observed a male subject go in her vehicle and remove property. The unknown male reportedly ran away with the property. The victim stated that after she was notified, she checked the vehicle and observed that several pieces of property were missing. The property consisted of but was not limited to a pink duffle bag, a digital camera, eyeglasses, and books with a total value of $310. The vehicle was left unlocked and was parked in the driveway of the residence at the time of the theft. The description of the suspect was provided as a male, approximately 6 feet tall with shoulder length dark hair wearing dark clothing.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Monday, March 24, 2014, at 11:47 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Clearwater Drive near Biscayne Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 30-year-old Heather M. Schmidt of Wyatt Court in Forked River for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Due to her high level of intoxication, Heather Schmidt was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment. She received traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, as well as Operating an Unregistered Vehicle. In addition, Heather Schmidt received a criminal summons for Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Minor Passenger While DUI. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency was contacted due to the presence of an infant child in the vehicle.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 10:23 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota conducted a traffic stop on Deerhead Lake Drive near Elwood Street in Forked River. The driver, 26-year-old Joshua S. Preston of W. Princeton Avenue in Brick, NJ, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued from the Point Pleasant Borough Municipal Court in the amount of $250. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joshua Preston was ultimately lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of the $250 bail.

  • Drug Possession (Arrests) – On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 6:45 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe and Special Officer Travis Horton responded to the 400 block of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of CDS activity inside a parked motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located and found to contain three occupants. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of both 20-year-old Eric Moore of Lake Barnegat Drive in Forked River and 18-year-old Katherine Fagan of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor for Possession of CDS (Heroin), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. In addition, 18-year-old Frank J. Losardo of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. They were transported to police headquarters, processed, charged, and released.

  • Trespassing and Drug Possession (Arrests) – On Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 5:36 p.m., Officers Noah Schaffer and Michael Verwey were dispatched to the 800 block of Devon Street in Forked River for a possible burglary in progress. Officer Evan Androcy responded to assist. The caller reported seeing two unknown male subjects enter the rear of the residence. Upon arrival, two male juveniles were quickly located inside a shed in the back yard. The two males, identified as a 14-year-old juvenile male from Bayville, NJ, and a 13-year-old juvenile male from Forked River, were found to be smoking Marijuana inside the shed. The two juvenile males were arrested and transported to police headquarters. Each juvenile was processed and charged on juvenile complaints with delinquency related to Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trespassing.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 12:54 a.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Earie Road and Whitcomb Road in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 39-year-old Justin Johnsen of Kenney Street in Forked River for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Justin Johnsen was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Signal. The vehicle Justin Johnsen was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s law.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol (Formal Charges) – On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10:35 p.m., Officers Scott Keefe, Charles May, and Peter Donahue responded to the 500 block of Tappan Street in Forked River for a suspicious incident. The caller reported observing a juvenile female being carried into the residence by four people and was concerned for her safety. Investigation at the scene determined that the 15-year-old juvenile female was intoxicated as a result of consuming alcoholic beverages at another residence located on the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River. The 15-year-old female juvenile was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment of alcohol poisoning. She was later charged on a juvenile complaint for underage consumption of alcohol in a private residence. The incident is under investigation and further charges are pending.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 3:40 p.m., Officers Anthony Sarno and Jeffrey Slota responded to Auto-Zone, 319 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a male shoplifter who left the store. A description was provided and the male was located in the area. The shoplifter was identified as 32-year-old Robert Beard of Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River. He was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $69.93 and transported to police headquarters. Robert Beard was processed and released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.

  • Burglary and Theft (Residential Shed) – On Friday, March 21, 2014, at 2:26 p.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to the 1500 block of Bee Way in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between March 17, 2014, and March 20, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his shed and stole a green 6 inch double wheel grinder valued at $50.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 9:44 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart conducted a traffic stop in the TD Bank parking lot located on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, John F. Rae of Puffin Court in Forked River, for DUI. John F. Rae was transported to police headquarters, processed, charged, and released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Improper Passing. The vehicle John Rae was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 9:12 p.m., Officer Peter Donahue and Special Officer Travis Horton observed an improperly parked vehicle containing two occupants on Dover Road near Good Luck Road in Forked River (Bamber Lake). Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of two occupants, 18-year-old Danica M. Heck of Poe Avenue in Forked River and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Toms River for Possession of Marijuana. They were transported to police headquarters and processed. Danica Heck was charged with Possession of Marijuana and released on a criminal summons. The juvenile was charged on a juvenile complaint with Possession of Marijuana and released to his parent.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol (Formal Charge) – On Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 6:31 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was dispatched to Laurel Boulevard near Basin Road in Lanoka Harbor for a female stumbling in the roadway. Upon arrival the female was located. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the female, identified as 20-year-old Sara M. McCanna of Beverly Road in Forked River, for Underage Consumption of Alcohol. Sara McCanna was issued a Special Form of Complaint and Summons for the violation and released.

  • Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief (Business) – On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 10:58 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to Ocean Trophies located at 825 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a theft. The complainant reported that near the end of January 2014 an unknown person or persons cut and stole approximately 50 feet of copper pipe from the basement. In addition, the MUA water meter was stolen. The total theft is valued at approximately $50 and the damage is estimated at $500. Detective Lieutenant Christopher Cornelius responded to process the scene and is continuing the investigation.

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