Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 1st thru April 6th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 1st thru April 6th, 2014

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April 1st, 2014 thru April 6th, 2014

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  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 9:48 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle at Manchester Avenue just south of Grove Street in Lanoka Harbor. Upon speaking with the driver, 19-year-old Kadija Diawara of Fellowship Court in Toms River, Officer Slota detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Kadija Diawara for possession of marijuana. Kadija Diawara was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and released on a summons. She was charged with Possession of Marijuana. She also received motor vehicle summonses for Maintenance of Lamps and possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 11:51 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer George Resetar were assigned to a directed drug enforcement detail when they observed two males sitting in a vehicle on Devon Street in Forked River with the engine running and all of the vehicle’s lights off. Upon making an inquiry, the officers detected a strong odor of burnt Marijuana. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 19-year-old Trevor Matthews of Lakeside Drive North in Forked River, and the passenger, 18-year-old Julius Sciamanna 4th of Devon Street in Forked River. The suspects were found to be in possession of Marijuana as well as assorted fireworks. Both subjects were transported to Lacey Township police headquarters, where they were processed and released on summonses. Both suspects were charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Fireworks.

  • Fraud/Identity Theft – On April 2, 2014, a Capstan Drive resident responded to police headquarters in reference to a fraud/identity theft.  After completing his federal income taxes, he attempted to file them electronically.  This was met with an error message advising about this being a duplicate return being filed.  The IRS was contacted and he was advised that a return had already been filed in his name and that the return was flagged. The IRS is investigating the matter.

  • Fraud/Identity Theft – On April 2, 2014 a Dugout Drive resident responded to police headquarters reference a fraud/identity theft.  After meeting with their accountant and attempting to file the completed return they were advised that a tax return was already received and processed using their information.  IRS is investigating the matter.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, April 03, 2014, at 7:01 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the area of Moosehead Street and Bullard Avenue in Forked River in reference to a report of a suspicious male walking in the area. Upon arrival, Officer Tsarnas observed two subjects walking together. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Cox of Bullard Avenue in Forked River on an outstanding $21,260 Child Support Warrant out of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Christopher Cox was transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.

  • Disorderly Conduct (Formal Charge) – On Thursday, April 03, 2014, at 5:14 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to Wawa, 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, in reference to a female sleeping on the side of the building.  Upon arrival, Officer Tsarnas made contact with 47-year-old Evelyn Riccardi of Spinnaker Avenue in Manahawkin, who was lying on the sidewalk on the south side of the establishment. Evelyn Riccardi was awake but appeared to be highly intoxicated. As Officer Tsarnas attempted to obtain her information, she became belligerent and was causing a disturbance in the presence of numerous customers who were exiting/entering the Wawa. The Lacey Township First Aid Squad responded to the scene and transported her to CMC due to her high level of intoxication. Evelyn Riccardi was issued a Complaint Summons for Disorderly Conduct.

  • Burglary/Criminal Mischief – On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Officer Keith Pearce received a report of Criminal Mischief/Burglary to a commercial building from the property manager. The building, formally the Shark Fin Inn, 701 Route 9 South in Forked River had a broken window and it appeared that entry was gained into the interior of the building.  The individual reporting the entry was not able to provide an approximate timeframe of the suspected unlawful entry. The criminal mischief was valued at $100.

  • Theft – On Friday, April 04, 2014, at 6:07 p.m., a resident of Parkside Drive in Forked River reported that between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., on Saturday, March 29, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole a fishing pole and reel from his residence. The stolen property is described as a 7 ft. Bill Gail custom made 2-speed, blue, fishing pole (Model #JX) and an Avet fishing reel, color blue, with yellow fishing line. The fishing pole also has a distinct rubber handle with an outline of a gold colored fish. The value of the fishing pole is estimated at $1,000.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, April 04, 2014, at 1:41 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Lacey Township Municipal Building after observing motor vehicle violations on Lacey Road. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Anita Roberts of Neptune Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, for DUI. The vehicle was impounded as per John’s Law. Anita Roberts was issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Maintenance of Lamps, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 12:55 a.m., Officer Darrel Nick conducted a motor vehicle stop and arrested 36-year-old Todd Johns of Locust Avenue in Howell, NJ, on an outstanding $350 Toms River Township warrant.  Officer Darrel Nick had stopped the vehicle on Route 9 in front of the Oyster Creek Power Plant. Todd Johns was transported to Lacey police headquarters where he was processed and then turned over to Toms River Police Department.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol (Formal Charge) – On Saturday, April 5, 2104, at 8:30 a.m., Officer Robert Flynn stopped a blue GMC truck for a motor vehicle violation at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Lacey Road. Upon speaking with the driver, 20-year-old John P. Rutigliano of Riviera Drive in Forked River, Officer Flynn observed an open 12-pack of Bud Light beer within the vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to John Rutigliano being issued a Complaint Summons for Underage Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10:41 a.m., Special Officer Jesse Urban and Officer Scott Keefe responded to a Clairmore Avenue residence in Lanoka Harbor in reference to an outstanding $400 Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant. The officers located the subject named on the warrant, 21-year-old Joseph Sinopoli, and placed him under arrest. Joseph Sinopoli was transported to Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Theft – On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 3:01 p.m., Officer Robert Flynn responded to Latitudes, 361 East Lacey Road in reference to a theft. The restaurant owner reported that an unknown person stole an Apple IPad from the hostess station of the restaurant between 12:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The IPad is valued at $1,000.

  • Fires – On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 4:53 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Department, Forked River Fire Department, and Forest Fire Service responded to the area behind Clune Park in reference to a fire. Upon arrival, officers observed that approximately 5-10 acres of woods was burning. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Forked River Fire Department and the Forest Fire Service, limiting the area that burned.  The fire never threatened any homes and was not a threat to Clune Park.  There was no indication that the fire was set intentionally.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 10:40 p.m., Officer Charles May conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road near Newark Avenue in Forked River.  Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 51-year old Thang Nguyen of 105 E. Essex Avenue in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, for DUI. The vehicle was impounded as per John’s Law.  Thang Nguyen was transported to police headquarters, processed, and issued motor vehicle summons for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain a Lane and Failure to Signal.

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