Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 14th through April 19th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 14th through April 19th, 2017

 

  • Drug Arrest – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 11:11 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a traffic stop on Game Farm Road and Route 9 North in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrests of the driver, identified as 22-year-old Roger F. McMenamin of Shadow Oaks Drive in Toms River, NJ, and a passenger, identified as 25-year-old Timothy R. Simpson of Hazelwood Road in Toms River, NJ, for possession of CDS. They were both transported to Police Headquarters and processed. They both received criminal summonses for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and were released. In addition, Roger McMenamin was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and was issued traffic summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Speeding
  • Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 10:18 a.m., Officer Scott Anderson responded to the 200 block of Good Luck Road in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief to a vacant house. The complainant reported that between Monday, April 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, April 19, 2017, an unknown person or persons forced entry into the residence and damaged items within. In addition, the front door was damaged. The damage is estimated at over $500. The incident remains under investigation.
  • DUI Arrest – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 9:30 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Haines Street and Jacqueline Court in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 18-year-old John K. Kalamaras of Clubhouse Drive in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. John Kalamaras 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.
  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 4:20 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to police headquarters to take a theft report. The complainant reported that between the hours of 11:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017, and 8:00 a.m. on April 18, 2017, $46 was stolen from her purse while it was at her residence on the 1800 block of Binnacle Road in Forked River. There were no signs of forced entry. The complainant named a suspect and the incident remains under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 2:02 p.m., Officer Scott Anderson conducted a traffic stop near the Forked River State Marina on Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 30-year-old Kimberly A. Tompkins of Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, on an outstanding Middletown Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $250. She was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Kimberly Tompkins was released after posting bail.
  • DUI with Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash (Arrest) – On Monday, April 17, 2017, at 9:10 p.m., Officers Martin Julian and Andrew Slota responded to the area of Beach Boulevard and Route 9 in Forked River, for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The caller reported the suspect vehicle fled the scene heading north on Route 9. The suspect vehicle then struck a second vehicle on Lakeside Drive South near Taylor Lane. The suspect vehicle was located on Elwood Street in Forked River. An investigation led to the arrest of 32-year-old John C. Molloy of Elwood Street in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. John Molloy was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving (2 counts), Failure to Maintain Lane (2 counts), Failure to Report an Accident (2 counts), and Leaving the Scene of an Accident (2 counts). A passenger in the vehicle struck on Lakeside Drive South sustained minor injuries. The vehicle John Malloy was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.
  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Monday, April 17, 2017, at 9:24 a.m., Officer Charles May responded to the Lacey Township Recycling Yard, located at 820 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a criminal mischief report. Investigation at the scene revealed that between 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017, and 9:00 a.m. on April 17, 2017, an unknown person or persons spray-painted graffiti on a piece of heavy equipment owned by the Ocean County Department of Public Works. The damage is estimated at $100.
  • DUI Arrest – On Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 8:14 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Haines Street and Manchester Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 38-year-old Jennifer M. Alexander of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor, for DUI. She was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Jennifer Alexander was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Drug Arrest – On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 9:23 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the area of Route 9 South and Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for a report of a possible intoxicated driver. While checking the parking lot of Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Keefe was informed there was a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the store. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 28-year-old Ryan J. Tatham of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River, and a passenger, identified as 27-year-old Kyle A. Conroy of Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for possession of CDS. They were transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Ryan Tatham and Kyle Conroy were both released after receiving criminal summonses for Possession of CDS Heroin, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, Ryan Tatham received a criminal summons for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, along with a traffic summons for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Shoplifting and Drug Arrest – On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 7:11 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a female shoplifter that fled the store. The female shoplifter was last seen driving out of the parking lot on to Haines Street. A description of the vehicle was provided. Officer Sarno located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Sarah K. Warthen of Mermaid Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $25.31. In addition, she was found to be in possession of CDS. Sarah Warthen was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. She was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting, Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, Sarah Warthen received traffic summonses for CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Tinted Windows.
  • Shoplifting and Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 4:26 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 52-year-old Laura S. Bowker of Woodmere Drive in Keyport, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $383.98. In addition, an outstanding Eatontown Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $501 was located for her arrest. Laura Bowker was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Laura Bowker was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting. In addition, she posted bail on the warrant.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) Arrest – On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 7:05 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 1300 block of Lee Way in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and stole property including but not limited to a Jansport backpack, an HP laptop computer, and “Geoffrey Beene” eyeglasses. While checking the area, Officer Meyler observed two males, one adult and one juvenile, and a juvenile female walking together on Olds Street. Officer Hein arrived on scene to assist. An investigation at the scene determined that the two males were in possession of stolen property from the Lee Way car burglary. In addition, it was determined that the two males were also in possession of stolen property from a car burglary that had been reported on the 1300 block of Moosehead Street. The adult male, identified as 18-year-old Jordan M. Steck of Front Street in Mount Holly, NJ, and the juvenile male, identified as a 16-year-old juvenile from Muriel Avenue in North Plainfield, NJ, were arrested and transported to Police Headquarters. Jordan M. Steck was processed and charged with two counts of Burglary, two counts of Theft, one count of Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer (False Name), and one count of Employing a Juvenile to Commit a Crime. Jordan Steck was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing. The 16-year-old juvenile male from North Plainfield was processed and charged on a juvenile complaint with Burglary and Theft. The juvenile male was released to the custody of a parent. The juvenile female was not charged at the time. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.
  • Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons and Underage Consumption of Alcohol – On Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11:01 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to the 300 block of Bayside East Parkway in Forked River for a loud party complaint. Investigation at the scene led the issuance of a Special Form of Complaint and Summons to the resident, 20-year-old Thomas Blackwood, for Making Alcoholic Beverages Available to Anderage Persons. In addition, a 16-year-old female from Forked River, was charged on a juvenile complaint with Underage Consumption of Alcohol and released to her mother at the scene.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, April 14, 2017, at 10:36 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Game Farm Road and Route 9 North in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 32-year-old Heather M. Shave of Crystal Drive in Toms River, NJ, on an outstanding Red Bank Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $1,000. She was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Heather Shave was released ROR by Red Bank. In addition, she received a traffic summons for Failure to Observe Traffic Signal.
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