Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – May 14th, 2014 thru May 19th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – May 14th, 2014 thru May 19th, 2014

Police Blotter ImageWeekly Police Blotter – Press Release

May 14th, 2014 thru May 19th, 2014

.

.

  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary and Criminal Mischief – On Monday, May 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to the 1700 block of Hillwood Road in Forked River for an attempted burglary of a residence. Investigation at the scene determined that between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., an unknown person or persons attempted to pry open a locked window to the residence. The window frame and screen sustained minor damage. No entry was gained to the residence. Lacey Police Detective Brian Flynn responded and is investigating.

  • Criminal Mischief to a Motor Vehicle – On Monday, May 19, 2014, at 8:48 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 300 block of Merrimac Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between Friday, May 16, 2014 and Sunday, May 18, 2014, an unknown person or persons slashed a tire on his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of the residence. The tire is valued at $93.

  • Criminal Mischief to a Residence – On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 200 block of Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River for a suspicious incident. The complainant reported that just prior to contacting the police department, he heard a loud noise out in front of his residence. When the complainant checked his residence, he observed that an unknown item or items struck one of his front window frames causing approximately $200 in damage.

  • Theft – On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 2:33 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to police headquarters for a theft report. The victim stated that on the prior day, May 17, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., she was at Dewey’s Dogs, located at 118 Route 9 North in Forked River. Sometime after she left, she discovered that her wallet, described as a gold metallic “Michael Kors” zip-up, containing miscellaneous items, was missing. The victim returned to the business but was unable to locate her wallet. The loss is estimated at $200.

  • Multiple Warrants (Arrest) – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 6:03 p.m., Officer Peter Donahue observed a suspicious male subject, identified as 28-year-old Christopher R. Schoepfer of Laurel Boulevard in Forked River walking in the area of Hollywood Boulevard in Forked River. Officer Donahue learned that there were three (3) warrants for Christopher Schoepfer’s arrest. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Neptune City Municipal Court in the amount of $1000, and warrant number two (2) was issued from the Stafford Township Municipal Court in the amount of $479. Warrant number three (3) was issued from the Tuckerton Municipal Court in the amount of $464. Officer Donahue stopped Christopher Schoepfer and placed him under arrest on the above warrants. Christopher Schoepfer was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting bail on both the Stafford Township and Tuckerton warrants. Neptune City released him ROR on their warrant pending a court date.

  • DUI with Accident (Arrest) – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 2:12 a.m., Officers Charles May and Adam Ewart responded to the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River for a one-car motor vehicle accident (vehicle vs. tree). Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 22-year-old Nicholas A. Rutigliano of South Firelane Road in Southampton, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Nicholas Rutigliano was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, DUI Breath Test Refusal, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. The vehicle Nicholas Rutigliano was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • DUI with Accident (Arrest) – On Friday, May 16, 2014, at 8:54 p.m., Officers John McKee, Adam Ewart, and Peter Donahue responded to Beach Boulevard and Biscayne Drive in Forked River for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, three vehicles were found to be involved in the accident. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of one of the drivers, identified as 51-year-old Lorraine Campbell of Penguin Court in Forked River for DUI. Due to an injury sustained in the motor vehicle accident, Lorraine Campbell was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment. Lorraine Campbell was later charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain a Lane. The vehicle Lorraine Campbell was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. In addition, the two (2) other drivers, and three (3) additional passengers received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the accident and were all transported to Community Medical Center for treatment.

  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Friday, May 16, 2014, at 7:47 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton was securing the bathrooms located by the tennis courts at Gille Park at 56 Manchester Avenue in Forked River. While securing the bathrooms, Special Officer Horton observed that an unknown person or persons stuffed paper towels in the urinal as well as committed other acts of criminal mischief in the public bathroom. This was the second such incident this week.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, May 16, 2014, at 2:33 a.m., Officers John McKee, Adam Ewart, and Peter Donahue responded to the 1000 block of Buena Vista Road in Forked River for a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 23-year-old Ashley L. Beams of Ravenwood Drive in Toms River for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Ashley Beams was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle Ashley Beams was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Burglary and Theft  from a Residence – On Thursday, May 15, 2014, at approximately 2:29 p.m., Officer John Cernek was dispatched to the 1000 block of Clifton Street in Forked River for a report of a burglary. The investigation revealed that between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, an unknown person or persons gained entry to the residence through an unlocked window and stole jewelry valued at approximately $2000. Lacey Police Detective Brian Flynn, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigation Unit (CIU) and K-9 Unit responded to the scene. The incident is currently under investigation.

  • Criminal Trespass – On Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 1:08 p.m., Sergeant Paul Sullivan, Jr. responded to the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River for a trespass complaint. The complainant reported that between Thursday, May 8, 2014, and Thursday, May 15, 2014, an unknown person or persons forced entry into his residence by removing a piece of plywood from a rear window (the residence was recently involved in a structure fire and is uninhabitable). Once in the residence, it appears the unknown person or persons went through various rooms and disturbed items. At the time of the report the complainant did not believe anything had been stolen.

  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 10:42 p.m., Officer Peter Donahue responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a shoplifting incident. The Walmart caller stated that one black female and two black males shoplifted items and fled the parking lot in a gold or silver colored sedan heading south on Route 9. During the investigation it was discovered that the suspects stole a 46 inch Samsung LED TV, and a Samsung Sound Bar, with a total value of $826. One of the black males was wearing dark sunglasses and a baseball cap. Officer Peter Donahue is investigating.

By | 2014-05-20T11:01:11+00:00 May 20th, 2014|All Announcements, Neighborhood Crime Alerts, Weekly Police Blotter|Comments Off on Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – May 14th, 2014 thru May 19th, 2014