Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 28th through May 4th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 28th through May 4th, 2017

  • DUI Arrest – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:18 p.m., Officer Martin Julian conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 North near the 7-Eleven store in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 45-year-old Keith T. Kientopp of Yorktown Drive in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Keith Kientopp was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Possessing an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Theft (Residence) – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 4:51 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 1000 block of Clubhouse Drive in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant reported that on April 25, 2017, a delivery company delivered her package, containing prescription medication, to a neighboring residence by mistake. When the delivery company realized they delivered the package to the wrong residence, they contacted the homeowners who denied having it. The package of medication has not been located and the incident remains under investigation. The exact value of the stolen medication is unknown at this time.
  • Theft of Bicycle – On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 4:38 p.m., Officer Martin Julian responded to the Home Depot, located at 244 Route 9 North in Forked River for a stolen bicycle report. The victim reported that between 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m., on May 3, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole his black mountain bike valued at $250. The bicycle was outside in front of Home Depot and was unlocked.
  • Theft of Wire– On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 11:45 a.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 900 block of Capstan Drive in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 5:00 p.m., on May 2, 2017, and 9:00 a.m., on May 3, 2017, an unknown person or persons cut and stole a 50 foot roll of aluminum electrical wire from the side of the residence. The electrical wire is valued at $200.
  • Structure Fire – On Monday, May 1, 2017, at 12:43 a.m., Officers Scott Keefe and Anthony Sarno responded to the 800 block of Cable Drive in Forked River, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, Officer Anthony Sarno observed an exterior light fixture on fire. He utilized his fire extinguisher and extinguished the blaze. All of the residents had exited the residence and were uninjured. The Forked River Fire Company responded and determined that there was no further fire or threat of fire. The Ocean County Fire Marshal responded and determined that the fire was not suspicious in nature. The damage was confined to the light fixture and the vinyl siding in that area.
  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 9:42 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 800 block of East Hickory Drive in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a burglary. The victim reported that between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 29, 2017, an unknown person or persons entered her residence and stole clothing and documents with an approximate value of $40.00. There were no signs of forced entry and the incident remains under investigation.
  • Drug Arrest (Multiple) – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 10:21 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler was on patrol when he observed four male juveniles in the southbound lane of Manchester Avenue in Forked River. When Officer Meyler prepared to check on the juveniles, he detected an odor of burnt marijuana. Officer Meyler contacted the juveniles and continued to detect a strong odor of burnt marijuana. An investigation at the scene led to the arrests of a 16-year-old male from Lanoka Harbor, a 16-year-old male from Bayville, NJ, and a 14-year-old male from Point Pleasant, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less. They were transported to Police Headquarters and processed. All three juveniles were charged on a juvenile complaint and released to the custody of a parent.
  • Shoplifting and Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 5:44 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a male shoplifter who fled the store. A description was provided and an investigation was initiated. A short time later Officer Daniel Ricciardella located the individual, later identified as 24-year-old Peter A. Leogrande, of Clifton Street in Forked River, in the parking lot of Spirits Unlimited, Route 9 and Lacey Road. Officer Riccirardella arrested Peter Leogrande for shoplifting merchandise valued at $129.30. In addition, a no-bail Trenton Municipal Court warrant was located for his arrest. Peter Leogrande was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. He was charged on a Criminal Warrant with Shoplifting and Hindering Apprehension, by initially providing Officer Ricciardella with a false name. Peter Leogrande was later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing. In addition, he was held on the no-bail bench warrant.
  • DUI Arrest – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1:26 a.m., Officer Jason Lee observed a suspicious vehicle partially in the roadway and partially in the front yard of a residence on the 800 block of Devon Street in Forked River. The vehicle’s engine was running and the lights were on. An investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 26-year-old Michael C. Dodd of Devon Street in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Michael Dodd was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Operating an Uninsured Vehicle. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • DUI Arrest – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 12:42 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a traffic stop on Laurel Boulevard near Basin Road in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 25-year-old Brian C. Murphy of Cedar Avenue in Waretown, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Brian C. Murphy was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Observe Traffic Signal, and Speeding. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • DUI Arrest – On Friday, April 28, 2017, at 9:26 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler conducted a traffic stop on Kearny Avenue near Lakeside Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 71-year-old Joe B. Truland of Norwick Drive in Forked River, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Joe Truland 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 (Auto) – On Friday, April 28, 2017, at 4:58 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of a car burglary. The victim reported that at approximately 4:00 p.m. (April 28, 2017) he had gone into Kohl’s, leaving his vehicle unlocked. Upon returning to his residence, it was discovered that a large black duffel bag containing cash, gift cards, shoes, clothing and other miscellaneous items was stolen from his vehicle. The total theft is estimated at $720.00. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Friday, April 28, 2017, at 4:41 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Saltspray Drive in Forked River for damage to a vehicle. The victim reported that during the overnight hours of April 27, 2017, an unknown person or persons embedded a nail in the side of a tire on her vehicle, flattening same, while parked at the residence. In addition, some of the electronics on the vehicle were no longer working. The damage is estimated at $300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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