Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 20th through April 27th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 20th through April 27th, 2017

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 8:34 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of an intoxicated male inside the store. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 52-year-old John M. Clancy of Hemlock Drive in Lanoka Harbor, on an outstanding Atlantic City Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $100. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. John Clancy was released after posting bail.
  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8:12 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the 1000 block of Orlando Drive in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 5:30 a.m. on April 24, 2017 and the evening of April 26, 2017, an unknown person or persons cut several window screens on his residence. The residence does not appear to have been entered. The damage to the screens is estimated at $100.
  • Criminal Mischief and Trespassing (Residence) – On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 6:35 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the 1000 block of Orlando Drive in Forked River, for a report of four juveniles who were observed exiting from the rear of a vacant residence. Investigation at the scene revealed that several window screens on the vacant residence were cut and forced entry had been made into the residence. The interior of the residence was checked and no additional damage was located. The damage to the screens is estimated at $100. The incident remains under investigation. 
  • Theft of Fire Hydrant – On Monday, April 24, 2017, at 7:52 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to Western Boulevard between Ridgemont Drive and the Lutheran Church parking lot in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a fire hydrant that was damaged. Upon arrival the officer observed that the fire hydrant had been stolen. In addition, an “End of School Zone” sign had been knocked down. The Lacey MUA responded to the scene to shut off the water to the fire hydrant. The cost of the stolen fire hydrant is $2,700.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, April 24, 2017, at 8:42 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the Lacey Township Recycling Yard for a criminal mischief complaint. Investigation at the scene revealed that between 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, an unknown person or persons broke a Plexiglas window on a 2016 Doppstadt SM 720 Plus trammel screen which is used to filter trash out of dirt and mulch. The equipment is owned by the Ocean County Department of Public Works and this is the second report of criminal mischief on the machine. The first incident was reported on Monday, April 17, 2017. The current damage is estimated at $100.
  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 9:09 p.m., Officer Michael Baldasari responded to the 400 block of Devon Street in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. Investigation at the scene revealed that just prior to contacting this agency the complainant was in her residence watching television when she heard glass breaking outside. An investigation revealed that a rock from the front yard of the residence was thrown through a storm window. The estimated value of the window is $150.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 8:20 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop at Hollywood Boulevard and Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 33-year-old Kelly R. Burk of Oahu Drive in Forked River, on an active Margate City Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $140. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Kelly Burk was released after posting bail.
  • Theft from Vehicle – On Friday, April 21, 2017, at 4:47 p.m., Officer Michael Baldasari responded to the parking lot of 1015 Lacey Road in Forked River, in reference to a missing license plate from a BMW. The complainant advised Officer Baldasari that she noticed the license plate missing on Friday, April 21, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m., but was unsure of when it may have been removed from the vehicle. The license plate is valued at $10.00.
  • DUI Arrest – On Friday, April 21, 2017, at 2:24 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey conducted a traffic stop at the Forked River House Plaza, located at 121 Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 37-year-old Lennon B. Ambrose of East Lacey Road in Forked River, for DUI. In addition, he was found to have an outstanding Lakehurst Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $150. Lennon Ambrose was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Using a Handheld Phone While Driving, and Driving With a Suspended License. He was ROR’D on the outstanding Lakehurst warrant. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Drug Arrest – On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 3:49 p.m., Officer John D. Simonson responded to the wooded area behind a residence on the 700 block of Sandy Hook Drive in Forked River, for a report of a group of males smoking unknown substances. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 19-year-old Timothy Matthews of Nantucket Road in Forked River and three juvenile males from Forked River, for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less. All four males were transported to police headquarters and processed. Timothy Matthews was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less. The three juveniles were charged on juvenile complaints and released to their parents.
  • Shoplifting – On Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 3:06 p.m., Officers Daniel Ricciardella and Brian Holt responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for two juvenile female shoplifters. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a 15-year-old female from Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting merchandise valued at $24.58. In addition, a second female, identified as a 16-year-old female from Forked River, was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $30.61. Both female juveniles were charged on juvenile complaints with shoplifting and released to a parent.
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