Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – November 25th thru December 1st, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – November 25th thru December 1st, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

November 25th thru December 1st, 2015

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  • Robbery – On Monday, November 30, 2015, at 6:44 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the Wawa gas pumps located at 800 Lacey Road in Forked River, NJ for a report of a robbery that had occurred several minutes prior. A gas attendant reported that a subject approached him on foot and demanded all of the money from the cash drawer. No weapon was produced and no threats were reported to have been made. The gas attendant complied and the suspect fled the area on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored jeans. There was a four minute delay in the police department being notified; therefore, the subject was able to flee the area prior to the arrival of officers. A search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. The Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau responded along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit. The incident is under active investigation.

  • Drug Paraphernalia (Arrest) – On Saturday, November 29, 2015, at 11:43 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the area of Sweetwood Drive and Serpentine Drive in Forked River for a report from a resident of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old April Isdanavich of Gifford Road in Little Egg Harbor, NJ for possession of empty wax folds of heroin, two spoons containing residue, and five hypodermic syringes. April Isdanavich was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Hypodermic Syringes.

  • Criminal Mischief (Vehicle) – On Saturday, November 29, 2015, at 2:43 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to the 2000 block of Crestwood Drive in Forked River in reference to a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim reported that some person or persons damaged the passenger mirror of his vehicle during the evening hours of Monday, November 23, 2015. The vehicle was parked in the street in front of the residence at the time of the incident. The value of the mirror is estimated at $100.

  • Theft – On Friday, November 28, 2015, at 2:51 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the to the 2100 block of Good Luck Road in the Bamber Lakes section of the township for a report of a theft. The victim reported that between Saturday, November 21, 2015 and Thursday, November 27, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole his wildlife camera that was bungee corded to a tree in the woods behind his home. The camera is described as being approximately nine inches tall and five inches wide and green camouflage in color. The camera and SD card are valued at $120.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Thursday, November 27, 2015, at 9:31 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 400 block of Chestnut Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim reported that between 2:00 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. on November 27, 2015, an unknown person or persons sprayed the passenger side of a vehicle with the contents of a fire extinguisher. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $25.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Wednesday, November 26, 2015, at 9:27 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 1700 block of Parkside Drive in Forked River for a report of a stolen purse. The caller reported that between 11:00 p.m. on November 25, 2015 and 8:30 a.m. on November 26, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of the residence. The value of the stolen items is estimated at $139.

  • Theft (Bicycle) – On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 9:13 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the 300 Block of Shady Brook Lane in Forked River for a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim reported that between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on November 25, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole a bluish-green Kink Curb BMX bicycle from in front of the residence. The bicycle is valued at $300.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 3:29 p.m. Officer Jason Lee responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, NJ for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention officer reported that a subject entered the store and filled two gift bags with $207.49 worth of merchandise. The subject then proceeded to the exit and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise which was concealed in the two gift bags. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 39-year-old Sampson C. Gortner of Stone Road in West Creek, NJ. Sampson Gortner was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Burglary & Theft (Arrest) – On Monday, November 23, 2015, at 7:55 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to a residence on Caldwell Avenue in Forked River for a report of a burglary and theft. The victim reported that on November 23, 2015, a person entered his locked bedroom within the residence and stole a Playstation 3 controller, approximately 30 Blue-Ray DVD’s, and a gold ring. The stolen property was valued at $1,030. Entry was made into the room through an unlocked window. The victim believed that another resident of the house was responsible for the theft. On Wednesday, November 25, 2015, members of the Lacey Township Detective Bureau arrested 21-year-old Anthony Gach, Jr. of 131 Caldwell Avenue in Forked River, NJ and charged him with Burglary and Theft. Anthony Gach, Jr. was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $20,000 bail.

  • Heroin Distribution and Possession (Arrests) – On Thursday, November 12, 2015, members of the Lacey Township Detective Bureau observed a male subject exit a vehicle and walk through a wooded area in order to enter a residence located at 826 Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. The subject, 28-year-old Jason Dunsmuir of 707 Hazleton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, exited the residence a brief time later and was picked up by the same vehicle that dropped him off. Detectives conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle a short time later. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the two vehicle occupants Jason Dunsmir and 43-year-old Christopher McAndrew of Barnacle Drive in Manahawkin, NJ for possession of Heroin. Christopher McAndrew was also charged with Possession of Suboxone and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe.  The two occupants of 826 Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, 24-year-old Alyssa Everett of 1528 Arient Rd. in Forked River, NJ,  and 23-year-old Michael Araneo,  were also arrested and charged with charged with Possession of Heroin and Distribution of Heroin.

  • Harassment by Offensive Touching (Arrest)  – On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Officer George Resetar responded to the PetValu Store, located 348 Route 9 North in Forked River, NJ for a report of an incident of offensive touching. The victim reported that a male customer approached her in the store and inappropriately touched her. The victim immediately reported the incident to the Lacey Township Police Department. An investigation conducted by members of the Lacey Township Detective Bureau resulted in 60-year-old Franco Marrone of 708 Wildwood Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ being charged with Harassment (Offensive Touching) on November 19, 2015.