Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 1st thru April 7, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 1st thru April 7, 2015

  • Drug Possession and Warrants (Arrest) – On Monday, April 6, 2015, at 6:23 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins and Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 100 block of Brick Avenue in Lanoka Harbor to serve two arrest warrants. Officers located the accused, 23-year-old Matthew J. Michota of Brick Avenue, and placed him under arrest on a Long Beach Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 and a Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $884. In addition, Matthew J. Michota was found to be in possession of Heroin and Marijuana. Matthew Michota was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged on a criminal complaint with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bail was set in the amount of $2,500. Matthew Michota was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Theft – On Monday, April 6, 2015, at 4:23 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to Haines Street East in Lanoka Harbor for a report of theft. The complainant reported that between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on April 6, 2015, a person stole an iPad and a PS3 from his residence. The total theft is estimated at $700. The complainant provided the name of a potential suspect. The incident is currently under investigation.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 11:01 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to the 400 block of Constitution Drive in Forked River for damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on April 5, 2015, an unknown person or persons smashed the front window of a vehicle that was parked in the street in front of the residence. The damage is estimated at $300.

  • DUI and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler, Officer Michael Verwey, and Sergeant Paul Sullivan, Jr. responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a male subject causing a disturbance. Investigation at the location led to the arrest of 25-year-old Noah Trengrove of Route 9 in Bayville for DUI and Heroin. Noah Trengrove was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Noah Trengrove also was charged on traffic summonses with DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle Noah Trengrove was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 4:31 a.m., Sergeant Paul Sullivan, Jr., along with Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 800 block of Alpine Street in Forked River to serve an arrest warrant. Upon arrival, officers met with the accused who was identified as 34-year-old Christopher Careo of Alpine Street. He was arrested on an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department no bail warrant and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Friday, April 3, 2015, at 3:51 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the Lacey Mall located at 348 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for damage to a vehicle. The victim reported that between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2015, an unknown person or persons scratched the side of his vehicle while it was parked near the Shop Rite. The damage is estimated at $500.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, April 3, 2015, at 12:36 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 South near Taylor Lane in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 40-year-old Christine Nelson of Flintlock Drive in Barnegat, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charge with DUI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Samples, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Observe Traffic Signal. The vehicle Christine Nelson was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Resisting Arrest, Obstructing, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol – On Friday, April 3, 2015, at 2:04 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was on patrol in the area of Route 9 and Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River when he stopped to check on a possibly impaired juvenile female who was walking along Route 9. Investigation at the scene led to the 16-year-old juvenile female from Rhode Island, NY, being taken into custody for underage consumption of alcohol. Officer John McKee responded to assist. Upon being advised that she was being taken into custody, the juvenile female attempted to get away from the officers by physically resisting. She was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. She was processed and charged on a juvenile complaint with Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol. She was released to the custody of her father.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, April 3, 2015, at 10:17 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick conducted a traffic stop on Mill Street near Route 9 in Forked River. Officer Brian Holt responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 76-year-old Elia L. Serravillo of Carr Street in Forked River on an outstanding Lacey Township warrant in the amount of $1,000. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Elia Serravillo was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail. In addition, he was issued traffic summonses for Failure to Observe Traffic Signal and Driving with a Suspended License.

  • Robbery – On Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 4:44 a.m., the overnight shift clerk at the 7-11 convenience store located at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River reported a robbery. The clerk reported that a male, wearing black clothing and a black ski mask, entered the store and mumbled a statement regarding money to the female clerk. After receiving some cash from the clerk, he left the store on foot in an unknown direction. No weapon was reported to have been shown or threatened during the reported incident. Video depicts a man with a thin to medium build, near 6 foot tall, wearing all black clothing and tan boots. The man entered the store wearing the black ski mask and calmly approached the counter. The clerk placed money on the counter and the subject took a portion of the money leaving money behind on the counter. He then calmly walked out of the store. There were no threats reported and no weapon was involved in this incident. There is no information at this time as to how the subject left the scene thereafter. Once police were called, a search was conducted of the area with negative results. Detective Robert Surtees of the Lacey Township Police Department responded to the scene. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU) responded to assist with processing the scene and an OCSD K-9 Unit responded at the time to assist with a search of the immediate area. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 or submit an anonymous crime tip via the department website at www.laceypd.org/crime-tips/.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 3:15 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the parking lot of Family Dollar located at 776 Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of a female driver “passed out” behind the wheel with an infant in the car. Officer Frederick Anderson responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 36-year-old Linette Romeo of Circle Drive in Forked River for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged on traffic summonses with DUI and Reckless Driving. She was also charged on a criminal complaint with DUI with a Minor Passenger in the Vehicle. The vehicle Linette Romeo was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. The infant was turned over to the custody of a family member pending an investigation by DCP&P.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 4:47 p.m., Officer Charles May and Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a female shoplifter who fled the store. A description was provided and the surrounding area was checked with negative results. Officer May conducted an investigation and identified the accused as 19-year-old Melody Smyers of Constitution Drive in Forked River. She was charged on a complaint summons with shoplifting merchandise valued at $250. Officer May made phone contact with her and informed her of the complaint. On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Melody Smyers turned herself in at police headquarters. She was processed and served with the criminal summons.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 6:44 a.m., Officers Frederick Anderson and Jason Lee responded to the 200 block of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor for criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 5:00 p.m., on March 31, 2015 and 6:40 a.m., on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, an unknown person or persons slashed the tires on three vehicles that were parked at the residence. Damage was estimated at $500. The incident is under investigation.

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