Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – September 30th thru October 5, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Blotter – September 30th thru October 5, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

September 30th thru October 5th, 2015

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  • DUI and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Friday, October 2, 2015, at 8:11 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel in the area of Route 9 and Beach Boulevard. Officer Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on the 400 block of Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 58-year-old Peter Docherty of Starboard Street in Forked River for DUI. In addition, he was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Peter Docherty was transported to police headquarters, processes, and charged with Possession of CDS (Oxycodone). Peter Docherty was charged on traffic summonses with DUI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Unlicensed Driver. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • DUI with Accident (Arrest) – On Friday, October 2, 2015, at 8:29 p.m., Officer Charles May and Officer Adam Ewart responded to the area of Route 9 near Musket Road in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township for a report of a vehicle “all over the road.” While responding to the area, Officer Charles May observed the vehicle sideswipe a utility pole in front of 412 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Officer May conducted a traffic stop on Musket Road. An investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 24-year-old Thomas S. Grady, of Ship Bottom, NJ, for DUI. Thomas Grady was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged on motor vehicle summonses with DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Theft – On Monday, October 5, 2015, at 7:33 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to police headquarters for a report of theft. The complainant, a Lacey Township High School student, reported that between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on October 5, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole her black Chrome Book laptop valued at $200 from the girls’ locker room of the Lacey Township High School, located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor. The laptop had been provided to the student by the school.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, October 5, 2015, at 4:30 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 700 block of Princeton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for report of damage to a vehicle. The victim reported that during the overnight hours of Sunday, October 4, 2015 into Monday, October 5, 2015, an unknown person or persons broke the driver’s side mirror of her vehicle while parked at the residence. The cost to repair the mirror is estimated at $50.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 8:31 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 400 block of Cabot Street in Forked River for a report of theft. The complainant reported that between 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015 and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it. The vehicle was parked in the roadway in front of the residence and was unlocked at the time of the incident. At the time of the report, the vehicle owner could not determine if anything was missing from inside the vehicle.

  • Theft – On Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 8:28 a.m., Sergeant Vincent Meehan and Officer Brian Holt responded to the 1500 block of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River for a report of theft. The complainant reported that between Sunday, September 27, 2015 and Friday, October 4, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered the crawl space of the residence, removed, and stole copper piping valued at approximately $1,000.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 10:55 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the 1500 block of Daytona Road in Forked River for a report of damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2015 and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, an unknown person or persons smashed the rear window of a vehicle while it was parked in the street in front of the residence. The cost to replace the window is estimated at $500. This was the second such incident that occurred at this residence. The prior incident occurred during the overnight hours of Thursday, October 1, 2015 into Friday, October 2, 2015, when a different window on the vehicle was smashed and a tire on another vehicle was damaged causing it to lose air. The damage of that incident was estimated at $500.

  • Criminal Mischief (Business) – On Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 2:55 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Nikko Asian Bistro, located at 208 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, an unknown person or persons cut the wires on two light posts in the rear parking lot. The damage is estimated at $2,000.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, October 2, 2015, at 12:44 p.m., Officers Frederick Anderson and Jeffrey Slota responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Robin Ridgeway of River Avenue in Lakewood, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $52. Robin Ridgeway was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 11:35 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota was on patrol in the area of West Lacey Road and Dover Road when he observed criminal mischief on the roadway. An unknown person or persons spray-painted graffiti on the asphalt roadway. The Ocean County Road Department was notified to remove the graffiti off of the county road surface. The cost to remove the graffiti was estimated at $100.

  • Shoplifting – On Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 11:12 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of shoplifting. The store employees reported that a male suspect stole an iRobot Roomba valued at $579.99 and fled the store prior to this agency being contacted. The suspect was described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, bald, and last seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt. He left in a red and orange Honda Element. The incident is under investigation.

  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to Kohl’s, 304 Route 9 N, for a report of a fleeing shoplifter. Kohl’s lost prevention reported that an unknown male concealed a Remington electric razor in his pants and attempted to leave the store without paying for the item. When store security confronted the subject, he turned over the item and then fled the store on foot. The electric razor is valued at $75.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 10:40 a.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to police headquarters for a report of theft. The complainant reported that between 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole a dirt bike from the driveway of his residence located on the 300 block of Harzold Road in Forked River. The vehicle is described as a red, white, and black 2011, Husqvarna TE310, motorized dirt bike valued at $4,000.