Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 7th thru April 13, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – April 7th thru April 13, 2014

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April 7th, 2014 thru April 13th, 2014

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  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Monday, April 7, 2014, at 10:23 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick observed the bathrooms in Hebrew Park to have sustained damage as a result of criminal mischief. The bathroom mirrors above the sink within the men’s bathroom had writings scratched into them. “Dina and Logan 4Ever” was scratched into the mirror. The women’s bathroom had similar damage. Several figure 8’s were scratched into the mirror as well as some profanity. The damage is estimated at $200.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 9:41 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota was on patrol when he stopped to speak to a male subject who was observed hitchhiking along Beach Boulevard. While speaking with the subject, it was determined that a $250 Ocean Township Municipal Court Warrant was active for the individual. Officer Andrew Slota placed Fred Beglinger of Forked River under arrest for the active warrant. Fred Beglinger was turned directly over to the custody of the Ocean Township Police Department.

  • Robbery (Arrests) – On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:30 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Department received a report of several young adults having assaulted a single individual behind the Spirits Unlimited Liquor Store in the Town Square Plaza at Lacey Road and Route 9 in Forked River. The caller reported that the victim was bleeding badly and needed medical attention. The assailants were reported to have fled the scene on foot. Upon arrival at the scene, officers quickly learned that the incident involved a robbery of an undetermined amount of cash from 24-year-old Joseph J. Caputo IV of Forked River. Joseph Caputo was transported to the Community Medical Center for treatment of the injuries suffered during the assault and reported robbery.

    Immediate investigation by Officers Andrew Slota, Dimitri Tsarnas, George Resetar, Michael Verwey, and Sergeant Ronald Buxton led to the identification of four suspects, including: 20-year-old Anthony O. Baisi of 1618 Ewart Rd in Forked River; 22-year-old Shawn C. Kaliske of 15 Hastings Road in Forked River; 21-year-old Jacob Barney of 1250 Spruce Street in Forked River; as well as a 17-year-old male from Forked River.

    In the hours that followed the robbery, officers located and arrested Anthony Baisi, Shawn Kaliske, and the male juvenile. The juvenile was transported to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center in Toms River while Anthony Baisi and Shawn Kaliske were charged with 2nd degree robbery and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility with bail set at $75,000 each.

    An arrest warrant was issued for 21-year-old Jacob Barney with bail set at $75,000 for 2nd degree robbery. Jacob Barney was located by Lacey Detective Samuel Della Sala at midday on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Sea Pine Inn in Ocean Township (Waretown). Jacob Barney was arrested by Detective Della Sala with the assistance of the Ocean Township Police Department. Jacob Barney was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • Theft – On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to the 800 block of Oxgoose Drive in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a reported theft. The victim reported that an unknown person or persons stole his 17 foot Sears aluminum canoe between January of this year and April 8, 2014. The value of the canoe is estimated at $1,200.

  • Improper Disposal (Formal Charge) – On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:04 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to the Lacey Township Recycling yard in reference to the improper disposal of debris. A public works employee reported that someone dumped broken double hung window casings in the paint can recycling bin of the Lacey Township Recycling Yard. A review of the video surveillance provided Officer Simonson with the vehicle registration and a description of the suspect. The suspect was identified as 79-year-old Frank Gialanella of Sylvan Lake Boulevard in Bayville, NJ. Frank Gialanella was issued a complaint summons for Lacey Township Municipal Code 353-5 — Recycling yard limited to resident of Lacey Township.

  • Theft from a Residence – On Wednesday, April 09, 2014, at 7:32 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 2200 block of West Lacey Road in reference to a theft. The resident reported that an unknown person or persons stole approximately $85 in loose change and a Samsung Tablet valued at $350 from the residence during the prior week. No signs of forced entry were located.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, April 09, 2014, at 7:56 p.m., Officer George Resetar stopped two males in the parking lot of Walmart that fit the description of two shoplifting suspects who previously fled the CVS located at 700 Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of two 16-year-old juvenile males for shoplifting. The juveniles were found in possession of a box of 16 Coricidin HBP Cough and Cold tablets and a box of CVS Tussin Cough Liquid Gels valued at $13.98 which were stolen from the CVS. Both juveniles were transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where they were turned over to their parents. Both juveniles were charged with shoplifting.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:20 a.m., Officer George Resetar observed a bicyclist traveling east in the westbound lane of Bay Way. The bicyclist was observed swaying back and forth between the fog line and center lines of the roadway. Officer Resetar stopped the bicyclist learned that an arrest warrant was active for the individual’s arrest. Officer Resetar placed 31-year-old Kalif Dollard of 59 Sherman Avenue in Newark, NJ, under arrest on an outstanding $8,136 Ocean County Sheriff’s Department non-support warrant. Kalif Dollard was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Burglary & Theft (Residence) – On Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 5:32 p.m., Officer Michael Hein and Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the 1300 block of Clearview Street in reference to a burglary of a residence. The homeowner reported that when she returned home at approximately 5:30 p.m., she observed that several of her dresser drawers were open and appeared to have been searched through as well as several of her jewelry boxes. The victim reported that nine pieces of jewelry valued at $2,800 had been stolen. The detective bureau responded to the scene and is conducting the follow-up investigation. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Unit responded also assisted at the scene.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 11, 2014, at 2:02 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer was on patrol when he observed a car that had crashed into a utility pole near the intersection of Route 9 and First Street. Upon further investigation, the driver, 28-year-old Mark R. Spina of Forked River, was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to Lacey Township police headquarters. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Mark Spina was issued summonses for DUI, failure to submit breath samples, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and using a cell phone while operating a moving vehicle.

  • Burglary & Theft (Residence) – On Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12:54 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to the 500 block of Holmes Avenue South in reference to a burglary of a vacant residence. The property manager reported that between December 5, 2013 and April 11, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered the house and stole a water pump, approximately 60 feet of copper baseboard heat pipe, and an air conditioner compressor unit. No signs of forced entry could be located. The theft and damage are estimated at a total of $4,500.

  • Dog Bite (Formal Charge) – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 6:14 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow and Officer Darrell Nick responded to the Ocean County bicycle path (rail-trail) near Taylor Lane in reference to a subject being bitten by one of two loose dogs. The victim was identified as a 34-year-old woman from Barnegat, NJ. The victim sustained a bite to her shoulder area along as well as several scratches. As a result of the injuries, she was transported to the Community Medical Center for treatment. The owner of the dogs was identified as 36-year-old Beth Hupke of 1231 Taylor Lane in Forked River. The two dogs are described as black Labrador and Pit Bull mixes. Both dogs were properly licensed and were up to date on their vaccinations. Animal Control was notified and they responded to assist. Beth Hupke was issued a summons for allowing the dogs to run at large. Animal control is conducting a follow-up investigation as well.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident (Injuries) – On Sunday, April 12, 2014, at 4:17 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas and Officer Robert Duffy responded to mile marker 18 of Route 539 in reference to a one car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed a motor vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree. The two male occupants had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Forked River Fire Department and were flown to Jersey Shore Trauma Center. The driver of the vehicle 28-year-old Sujith Tanneru of 2111 Cypress Street in Alphratta, Georgia, suffered serious injuries and was listed in critical condition. The passenger, 26-year-old Deepak Gaade, suffered serious injuries and was listed in stable condition. Lacey Township Police Officers Robert Flynn and Michael Verwey along with other members of the Ocean County Fatal Accident Support Team responded to the scene and assisted with the accident investigation. The Ocean County Criminalistic Investigations Unit also responded. The incident is under investigation.

  • Hindering Apprehension (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 9:48 a.m., Special Officer Jesse Urban conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lake Barnegat Drive and Stueben Avenue for speeding. The driver informed Special Officer Urban that she did not have her license or any other identification on her, but she identified herself by a false name of a woman from Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver was actually 30-year-old Amanda Cicerello of 1680 Joffre Road in Forked River. Amanda Cicerello was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was subsequently arrested for hindering her own apprehension by providing false information to a law enforcement officer. Amanda Cicerello was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where she was processed and released on a criminal summons.

  • Driving while Suspended for DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 8:47 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 near Mario’s Restaurant for a cell phone violation. Upon further investigation it was determined that the driver, 53-year-old Kenneth Logan of Sheridan Street in Waretown, was driving while suspended. A check of the driver abstract indicated that Kenneth Logan was driving while suspended during the period of license suspension for a third Driving While Intoxicated violation. Kenneth Logan was arrested and transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and released on a criminal summons. Kenneth Logan was charged with the 4th degree crime of operating a motor vehicle during a period of suspension for his third DUI. Kenneth Logan was also issued a summons for using a cell phone in a moving vehicle.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 3:56 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the area of Route 9 and Lacey Road in Forked River in reference to an erratic driver which was called in by a concerned citizen. Officer Sarno was able to locate the vehicle and conduct a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of Sunrise Plaza. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 53-year-old Dwayne Creamer of Iger Way in Bayville, NJ, for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Dwayne Creamer was issued summonses for DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 1:45 a.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of the 7-11 store at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River. Special Officer Horton arrested 30-year-old Robert Kologe of Wynnewood Road in Forked River for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Robert Kologe was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he refused to provide breath samples. Robert Kologe was issued summonses for DUI, refusal to submit breath samples, and reckless driving.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, April, 10, 2014, at 3:35 p.m., Officer Frederick Anderson stopped a motorist for speeding in a school zone and tailgating. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 25-year-old Corey Heulitt of Princeton Avenue in Bayville on an outstanding $289 Seaside Heights Municipal Court traffic warrant. Corey Heulitt was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and released after posting cash bail.

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