Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 13 through April 19, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 13 through April 19, 2018

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 6:14 p.m., Officer Elton Copes conducted an investigation involving a hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred in the parking lot of the Lacey Mall, located at 348 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. The investigation led to the arrest of 50-year-old Kevin R. Tice of Enterprise Drive in Forked River, on an outstanding Newark Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $100. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed. Kevin R. Tice was released on his own recognizance pending a future court date. In addition, he also received traffic summonses for Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident and Failure to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident.
  • Theft – On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 12:18 p.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to Lacey Self Storage, located on Old Shore Road in Forked River, for a report of theft. The victim reported that between April 15 and April 18, 2018, an unknown person or persons removed the catalytic converter from his 2004 Georgie Boy Recreational Vehicle that was parked on the east side of the facility along a chain link fence. The value of the catalytic converter is estimated at $1500. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau is investigating.
  • Burglary and Theft (Shed) – On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 11:29 p.m., Officers Elton Copes and Patrick Watkins responded to the 300 block of Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for a suspicious male carrying a flashlight. In addition, the male was observed entering a shed on Beach Blvd and removing tools from within. A neighbor confronted the male, who dropped the items and fled. Officer Copes stopped a male subject near North Shore Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the male, identified as 36-year-old Christopher Foster of Frederick Drive in Bayville, NJ for burglary. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Christopher Foster was charged on a complaint summons with burglary and theft and released pending a future court date. The value of the theft is estimated at $400.
  • Fraud – On Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1:39 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to police headquarters for a fraud report. The complainant stated she received an email from a friend on LinkedIn about making money doing “online surveys.” A few days later, the woman received a USPS Priority Mail envelope with a return address of MSO Water Systems INC, Statesboro, Georgia. Inside the envelope was check in the amount of $2900 from Southwest Power Pool Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas. She was instructed to deposit the check into her account and purchase $2500 worth of Ebay and/or Walmart gift cards and provide them with the information on the cards. The complainant was advised not to cash or deposit the check. The incident is under investigation.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 9:33 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 900 block of Capstan Drive in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief to three mailboxes. The complainant reported that sometime during the overnight hours, an unknown person or persons damaged the mailboxes. Damage for all three mailboxes is estimated at $700.
  • DUI Arrest – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 11:56 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mill Street and Parker Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 25-year-old Joseph Appolonia of Chelsea Street in Forked River, for DUI. Joseph Appolonia was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was later released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Tinted Windows. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 1:20 a.m., Officers Christopher Meyler and Michael Baldasari responded to Vetworks, located on Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief to vehicles parked in the Community Hall parking lot. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Paul B. Yodice, Jr., of Foxwood Lane in Forked River for burglary and theft. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Paul B. Yodice, Jr., was released after receiving a criminal summons for burglary and criminal mischief. The damage is estimated at $1000.
  • Drug and Warrant Arrest – On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:32 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a motor vehicle stop near Huffy Wallis Park in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 25-year-old Jamie O’Kane of North Shore Drive in Forked River, and a passenger, identified as 31-year-old Randi Sleeper of Glen Oak Drive in Forked River, for possession of CDS.  They were both transported to Lacey Township Police headquarters and processed. Jamie O’Kane was charged on a complaint warrant with Possession of CDS, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering. In addition, Jamie O’Kane was found to have two outstanding Hamilton Township Municipal Court warrants in the amount of $250 each.   She was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility. Randi Sleeper was charged on a complaint warrant with Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility.
  • Theft– On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 1:01 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to the 200 block of Ambermist Way in Forked River for a theft report. A foreman stated that between 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, and 7:00 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, an unknown person or persons stole a white Sterling bathtub valued at $200 and a white Sterling 42” shower pan, also valued at $200. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 9:11 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to Bobwhite Court in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a residence. At the rear of the residence, an outside door to a bedroom was damaged. There were scuff marks and dents on the door and the screen on the storm door was pushed in. Detective Brian Flynn responded to process the scene and is investigating. The damage to the door is estimated at $1000.
  • DUI Arrest – On Friday, April 13, 2018, at 8:13 a.m., Officer Michael Hutman conducted a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Lacey Mall, located at 348 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 27-year-old Joseph J. Cappucciana, 3rd, of Brookwood Lane in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph Cappucciana was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
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