Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 5, 2016 thru April 11, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 5, 2016 thru April 11, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

April 5th thru April 11th, 2016

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  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:08 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to 517 Middle Branch Drive in the Forked River Beach section of the township to assist Seaside Heights Police Detectives in serving an arrest warrant on 27-year-old Patrick J. Bulmer of Middle Branch Drive in Forked River NJ. The arrest warrant was issued out of the Seaside Heights Municipal Court for 3rd degree Aggravated Assault in the amount of $25,000. Patrick J. Bulmer was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then turned over to the custody of the Seaside Heights Police Department.

  • Theft – On Monday, April 11, 2016, at 9:57 a.m., Officer Michael Hein Responded to a Lakeside Drive residence in the Barnegat Pines section of Forked River for a report of theft. The victim reported that an unknown person or persons entered her white, 2011, Hyundai Santa Fe between 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016 and 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 and stole items. The victim reported that a Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT HD GPS valued at $125 and approximately $10 in quarters were stolen. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in the driveway of the residence at the time of the theft.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 6:47 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to Lanlac Drive near Hill Street in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township for a report of a vehicle that had just struck a tree. The driver, 28-year-old Charles N. Kirkland 3rd of Lopatcong Street in Belvidere, NJ, and passenger 49-year old Francis Faronea of Mizzen Avenue in Beachwood, NJ were uninjured. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Charles N. Kirkland 3rd for DUI. Charles N. Kirkland 3rd was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. Francis Faronea was the registered owner of the vehicle and was subsequently charged with permitting another person who is under the influence to operate a vehicle owned by him. The vehicle was released to Francis Faronea at the scene.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 9:14 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed a female take various cosmetics from their displays and concealed them in her pocketbook. The female then reportedly purchased a Slim-Jim and attempted to leave the store with the concealed merchandise. The suspect was identified as a 16-year-old female. The total value of the shoplifted merchandise was $125.14. The juvenile was charged on a juvenile complaint with Shoplifting and was turned over to the custody of her father.

  • Theft – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 7:48 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 Route 9 North in the Forked River section of the Township, for a report of theft. The victim reported that an unknown person or person(s) entered an unlocked room in the basement of the church and stole an Apple Mac Book and an IPad. The theft occurred between 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, ,April 9, 2016. The stolen property is described as a 2008, aluminum, version 13” Apple Mac Book with charger valued at $1,250 and a black, Apple IPad 2 with red leather cover and charger valued at $500.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 5:25 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in the Lanoka harbor section of the township, for a report of Shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that a white male was observed cutting the spider wire anti-theft device off of a 32” Vizio television. Upon cutting the anti-theft device the alarm sounded and the suspect fled the store in a Toyota Prius, leaving the television behind. The vehicle registration comes back to a Kenilworth, NJ address. Officer Ewart is investigating and charges are pending the identification of the suspect.

  • Theft – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 10:44 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township, for a report of theft. The victim reported that immediately prior to contacting the police she was shopping inside Walmart and an unknown person or persons stole her wallet from her purse. The victim reported that she left her purse in the top of her shopping cart and believes it was stolen when she briefly left it unattended. The wallet contained various credit cards and identification cards as well as $250 in cash. The surveillance video was retrieved and reviewed with no conclusion as of the time of this release.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol (Formal Charges) – On Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 12:02 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas was patrolling Carusoville, located in the Bamber Lakes section of the Township, when he observed a small bonfire and group of people drinking alcoholic beverages. Investigation at the scene led to 20-year-old Brittany Stowman of Arbutus Avenue in Brick, NJ and 20-year-old Paul Vitale of  Michigan Avenue in Brick, NJ being issued summonses for Underage Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages. Bamber Lakes Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

    Extra patrols had been added to the area after social media postings were located earlier in the week promoting Brick Township teens coming to the wooded areas of Lacey for parties featuring alcohol, etc. Brick authorities were notified earlier in the week and assisted Lacey PD in contacting the parents of the youths to reduce the likelihood of problems.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 1:20 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe was on patrol when he came across a one car motor vehicle accident on Lakeside Drive near the intersection of Arient Road in Forked River. A vehicle with three occupants was traveling west on Lakeside Drive South when the driver, 22-year-old Ariela R. Reed of West Mohawk Drive in Little Egg Harbor, NJ swerved to the right causing the 2004, Xfinity G35 to leave the roadway and travel down an embankment towards the water of Lake Barnegat. A passenger, 25-year-old Alyssa M. Macidonia of Forked River, NJ received injuries and was treated by Lacey Township Emergency Medical Services. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Ariela Reed for DUI. Ariela Reed was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 1:22 a.m., Office Martin Julian and Officer Michael Verwey conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 near East Haines Street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 36-year-old Laura Ramirez Sanchez of Normandie Drive in Forked River, NJ on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250. Laura Ramirez Sanchez was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and released on her own recognizance by the authority of the municipal court clerk. Laura Ramirez Sanchez was charged with Failure to Stop before Right on Red, Suspended Driver’s License, and Unlicensed Driver.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 11:29 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to a Driftwood Lane residence in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township to serve 23-year-old Salvatore A. Trusso of Driftwood Lane with a no-bail Jersey City Municipal Court warrant and a Sayreville Municipal Court Warrant in the amount of $389. Salvatore Trusso was located at the residence and placed under arrest. Salvatore Trusso was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then turned over to the custody of the Jersey City Police Department.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 2:15 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno stopped a motorist on Route 9 near Beach Boulevard. While speaking with the driver, 29-year-old Christopher Wisnowski of Spruce Circle South in Barnegat, NJ, he observed a brand new, Boost Mobile Cell Phone and packaging. Upon further investigation it was determined that the cell phone had been shoplifted from Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Christopher Wisnowski was charged with careless driving at the scene and after further investigation was later charged with Shoplifting a Boost Mobile Phone valued at $89.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 9:49 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe stopped a motor vehicle on Route 9 south near Lakeside Drive south in the Forked River section of the township Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 42-year-old Keith J. Brennan of Gower Road in Toms River, NJ, on two outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Child Support warrants in the amounts of $36,979.01 and $34,213.99. Keith J. Brennan was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Burglary – On Tuesday, April, 5, 2016, at 6:09 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to a Twin River Drive residence in reference to a report of burglary. The homeowner reported that between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered his residence and stole property from his bedroom. Entry was believed to have been made by removing the screen to the kitchen window. The stolen property is described as an IPod valued at $300 and approximately $460 in cash. A pair of sunglasses was retrieved from the scene and was submitted as evidence.

  • Theft (Formal Charge) – On Tuesday, April, 5, 2016, at 6:08 p.m., Officer Martin Julian and Officer Michael Verwey responded to the Lacey Township Police Headquarters for a report of theft. The victim reported that someone stole her Apple IPhone 6s from her Lacey Township High School locker sometime during the school day. Investigation led to the recovery of the phone at a residence in Forked River section of Lacey Township. A 15-year-old female student was charged on a juvenile complaint with theft.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Tuesday, March 05, 2016, at 1:50 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township, for a report of shoplifting. The Asset Protection Manager reported that he and his Asset Protection Associates observed a female place various items of merchandise inside of a canvas tote bag. The female then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 36-year-old Jamie M. Turk of Brook Street in Woodbridge, NJ for shoplifting $160.38 worth of merchandise from Walmart. Jamie Turk was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting.