Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 9th thru 15th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 9th thru 15th, 2014

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September 9th, thru September 15th, 2014

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  • Burglary of a Residence (Arrest) – On the two separate mornings of August 12th, 2014 and August 20th, 2014, an elderly homeowner on Harrison Avenue in Forked River reported that while he was out for breakfast, an unknown person entered his home and stole items of value. During the unlawful entries, the burglar stole cash, jewelry, and documents valued at nearly $10,000. A one-month investigation by detectives led to arrests on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Christopher Boardingham, 22, formerly of 812 North Lakeside Drive in Forked River, was charged with Burglary and Theft of Moveable Property. Christopher Boardingham was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. The second suspect, Justin Bennette, 24, 839 Devon Street in Forked River, was charged with Possession of Stolen Property, specifically a gold watch valued at $2,000. The victim has since reported knowing Christopher Boardingham from prior contact when he had C. Boardingham rake leaves in his yard last year. The victim’s residence on Harrison Avenue is in close proximity to C. Boardingham’s previous address on North Lakeside Drive in Forked River.

  • Burglary and Assault – On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 11:32 a.m., Officers Jeffrey Slota and Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 600 block of Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for an assault victim. The investigation revealed that just prior to this agency being contacted, the accused, identified as 48-year-old Joseph Wright of Predmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, entered into the victim’s residence through an unlocked door and assaulted him. Joseph Wright left the scene prior to officers arriving. Joseph Wright was charged on a summons with burglary and simple assault. In a separated related matter, Joseph Wright was also charged on a criminal summons with harassment. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, Joseph Wright responded to police headquarters to be served with summonses.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10:16 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road near Lower Lake Drive. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 59-year-old Henry W. Graveman Jr. of Eugene Fury Boulevard in Bayville, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Henry Graveman Jr. was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Hindering Apprehension and Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, September 12, 2014, at 8:58 p.m., Officers Adam Ewart, and Charles May responded to the 100 block of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed a man seated as a passenger in the parked vehicle. An inquiry revealed that the man was sitting in the vehicle parked at one house while the driver was briefly visiting a separate house on foot in the area. Further investigation revealed that the man (passenger), identified as 49-year-old Joseph Dering, had an outstanding warrant issued from the Beachwood Municipal Court for $500. Initially Joseph Dering had provided a false name to officers in an attempt to hinder his apprehension for the warrant. Joseph Dering was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was charged with hindering his own apprehension with bail set in the amount of $1,000. Joseph Dering was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in Lieu of the $1,500 bail.

  • Theft – On Friday, September 12, 2014, at 4:32 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to a residence on Haines Street for a report of a theft. The victim reported that within the past couple of weeks, three (3) bottles of medication valued at $50 were stolen from her bedroom. The victim provided the name of a possible suspect who was allowed in the residence during the time in question. The investigation is continuing.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, September 12, 2014, at 9:33 a.m., Officers Anthony Sarno and Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 800 block of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor to serve a warrant. Upon arrival, officers met with the accused, 51-year-old Keith Boyce of Laurel Boulevard, who was placed under arrest on a Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $20,000. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Keith Boyce was released after posting bail via a bail bondsman. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office assisted.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 4:59 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 700 block of Oak Road in Lanoka Harbor for a suspicious vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 56-year-old Rudolph Cato, of Darthmoor Drive in Manalapan, NJ, on an outstanding no-bail warrant issued from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Rudolph Cato was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was later transferred to the custody of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 11:11 a.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Lacey Amoco, located at 341 Route 9 North in Forked River for two separate theft reports. Victim number one (1) reported that over the past few weeks, an unknown person or persons smashed a window on his vehicle that was parked in the parking lot and stole stereo speakers and an amplifier with a total value of $175. The damage to the window is estimated at $150 to repair. Victim number two (2) reported that between 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014, and 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole a set of keys from a toolbox located on a flatbed tow truck parked in the parking lot. The value of the keys is estimated at $10.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 11:21 p.m. Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 1400 block of Edgemere Avenue in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between the overnight hours of September 9, 2014, and September 10, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole the license plate off of her vehicle as it was parked in the driveway of the residence. The value of the license plate is estimated at $10.

  • Theft of Bicycle – On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 5:46 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 1200 block of Parker Street in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that within the past week, an unknown person or persons stole his bicycle from the side of the residence. The bicycle is described as a black, 28 inch, Murray mountain bike valued at $125.

  • Simple Assault – On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 1:13 p.m., Sergeant Paul J. Sullivan and Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to Gille Park with a report of a possible assault. Investigation at the scene led to Mark Dykoff of Forked River being served at the scene with a summons for simple assault for allegedly striking another man in the face. No injuries were observed and no medical attention was necessary.

  • Theft – On Monday, September 15, 2014, at 2:42 p.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the 600 block of Beach Boulevard in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014, and 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole the mailbox and mailbox post from the front yard. The value of the mailbox and post is estimated at $100

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 5:31 a.m., Officer Adam Ewart conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Lacey Road and Route 9. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 24-year-old Uchenna K. Okose of Buttell Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Uchenna Okose was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 7:14 a.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the 400 block of Lake Barnegat Drive in Forked River for a criminal mischief report. The victim reported that between the overnight hours of Saturday, September 13, 2014, into Sunday, September 14, 2014, an unknown person or persons struck her mailbox. A vehicle is believed to have been used to cause the damage. Damage is estimated at $50.

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