Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – August 11th through August 18, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – August 11th through August 18, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – August 11th through August 18, 2016

 

    • Theft – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 7:21 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 600 block of Fairview Lane in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant reported that between August 9, 2016 and August 10, 2016, his Red Max backpack leaf blower and his 7.5 HP Honda power-washer were stolen from his shed in the backyard. The total theft is estimated at $1200.00. The incident is under investigation.
    • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 6:16 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 53-year-old Dominic Lucci of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $533.00. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Dominic Lucci was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
    • Criminal Mischief (Construction Vehicle) – On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 2:59 p.m., Officer Martin Julian responded to 800 Route 9 South in Forked River for damage to a construction vehicle. The complainant reported that between August 11, 2016, and August 17, 2016, an unknown person or persons broke several windows on one of their Caterpillar bulldozers. The damage is estimated at $1200.00.
    • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 9:33 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Lanoka Harbor Elementary School, located at 281 Manchester Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a criminal mischief report. The school employee reported that between 10:00 p.m. on August 16, 2016, and 8:00 a.m., on August 17, 2016, an unknown person or persons gained access to the roof of the school and shattered three solar panels. The damage is estimated at $1800.00. The incident is under investigation.
    • DUI and Drug Arrest – On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 4:10 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to a report of an aggressive driver traveling north on Route 9 near the border of Ocean Township (Waretown). A description of the vehicle was provided. The caller followed the vehicle to a residence on Rowe Street in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Ricciardella responded to the residence. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver identified as 70-year-old Mary E. Lobdell of Rowe Street in Lanoka Harbor for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and CDS in a Motor Vehicle. In addition she received a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The vehicle Mary E. Lobdell was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
    • DUI with Accident (Arrest) – On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to the intersection of Lacey Road and Wilbert Avenue in Forked River for a traffic accident. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of driver number one (1), identified as 23-year-old Vincent Boardingham of Lakeside Drive North in Forked River, for DUI. Driver number two (2) sustained a minor chest injury, however, chose not to be transported to the hospital. Vincent Boardingham was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Suspended License, and Failure to Stop. In addition, Vincent Boardingham received a criminal summons for Assault by Auto.
    • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 12:02 p.m., Officers Darrell Nick and Brian Holt responded to the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a suspicious female. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 23-year-old Brittney L. Gartner of Spark Drive East in Brick, NJ, on an outstanding Berkeley Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750.00 bail. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was released ROR by the Berkeley Township Municipal Court. In addition she received a criminal summons for being Under the Influence of CDS.
    • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 11:29 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to a motor vehicle accident located on Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard in Forked River. While investigating the accident, the driver of one of the involved vehicles, identified as 48-year-old Denise S. Breschard, of West 5th Street in Howell, NJ, was arrested on two outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Wall Township Municipal Court in the amount of $104.00, and warrant number two (2) was issued from the Freehold Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1000.00. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Denise Breschard received traffic summonses for Driving with a Suspended License, Careless Driving, and Failure to Report Change of Address. She was turned over to the custody of the Freehold Township Police Department.
    • DUI Arrest – On Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 1:47 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on Lacey Road near the southbound entrance to the Garden State Parkway in Forked River. Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Sarno observed the driver was passed out behind the wheel. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 33-year-old Joseph G. Grogan, Jr., of Saratoga Drive in Manalapan, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph Grogan received traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Creating the Risk of an Accident, and Obstructing the Passage of Motor Vehicles. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
    • Eluding, Obstructing, and Trespassing Arrests – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, Jr., and Detective Michael Eden coordinated an additional Off-Road Multi-Jurisdictional Woods Enforcement Detail. The present detail consisted of officers from the Lacey Township Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and the New Jersey State Police. At approximately 10:00 p.m. the task force was patrolling the area of Lacey Materials located at 5001 W. Lacey Road in Forked River, when they made contact with an individual trespassing on private property. The subject was operating a Quad on a road leading to the Tuckerton Railroad bed.  While issuing the subject a summons,  the task force officers were approached by an older model dark green Jeep Cherokee occupied by several males. Several Officers were positioned approximately 50 feet from the Officers issuing the summons to the above Quad Operator.  As the Jeep approached it slowed and drove around the first set of task force officers and then stopped when they realized their way was blocked due to the enforcement action. Officers approached the Jeep and identified themselves as Police Officers. The driver abruptly put the Jeep in reverse and backed up at a high rate of speed ultimately striking an Ocean County Sherriff’s Officer operating a quad. The driver fled into the open area of Lacey Materials.  A perimeter was established and a short time later task force officers located the Jeep in a wooded area, approximately a quarter of a mile east from the initial incident.  The task force members located five individuals, including the driver, and placed them all under arrest. The five individuals were transported to Lacey Police Headquarters and processed. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Benjamin Sabo of Pinecrest Drive in Medford, NJ was charged with Eluding, Obstructing the Administration of Law, and Trespassing, with bail set in the amount of $50,000.00 with no 10 percent.  In addition, he received several motor vehicle summonses including Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failure to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, and Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. He was lodged in Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.  In addition, 18-year-old Karl Werosta of Atsion Road in Medford, NJ, 19-year-old Nicholas Glaesman of Pequot Trail in Medford, NJ, and 24-year-old Maxwell Burt of East Lake Boulevard in Medford, NJ, were all charged on a complaint summons with Trespassing and released. The fifth individual was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile male from Medford, NJ.  He was charged on a juvenile complaint with Trespassing and released to the custody of a family member. The Sheriff’s Officer that was struck did not sustain serious injury. The Jeep that Benjamin Sabo was operating was impounded. The incident is under investigation and additional charges are pending.
    • DUI Arrest – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 5:53 p.m., Officers Daniel Ricciardella and Michael Verwey responded to the Shell Station located at 926 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a report of a suspicious male subject asking patrons for gas money. It was further reported that the suspicious male drove there in a black vehicle that appeared to have fresh damage. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 31-year-old Gabriel A. Mercadel of Highview Drive in Woodbridge, NJ for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Gabriel Mercadel was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
    • Trespassing Arrests – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 3:05 a.m., Officers Michael Verwey, Anthony Sarno, and Jason Lee responded to the Trestle, located at 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of people jumping into the creek from the bridge. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Michael J. Cannito of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River; 30-year-old Faith L. Atcosta of Shady Brook Lane in Forked River; and 26-year-old Karalyn P. Smith of 5th Avenue in Toms River, NJ for Defiant Trespassing. They were transported to police headquarters and released. Each received a summons for trespassing.
    • Criminal Attempt Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Friday, August 12, 2016, at 6:52 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow responded to the 1300 block of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for damage to a residence. The complainant reported that between 3:00 p.m. on July 30, 2016, and 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2016, an unknown person or persons attempted to force entry into his residence. Several window screens were cut and pry marks were located on the windows. It does not appear entry was gained to the residence and nothing within appears to be missing. The damage is estimated at $500.00.
    • Theft and Trespassing – On Friday, August 12, 2016, at 3:45 p.m., Officers Evan Androcy and Brian Holt responded to the Trestle located at 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a male subject threatening numerous people with a crow bar. In addition, it was reported that the male subject stole a bicycle from the scene, placed it in the rear of his pickup truck, and fled the scene. A description of the pickup truck was provided along with the license plate. The license plate provided an address in Ocean Township (Waretown), NJ. The Ocean Township (Waretown) Police Department were notified and located the pickup truck on Spruce Street in Waretown. Officers Androcy and Holt responded to the residence and arrested the male subject identified as 24-year-old Myles E. O’Grady of Spruce Street in Waretown. He was released after receiving a Criminal Summons for Defiant Trespassing and Theft of the bicycle. The bicycle was recovered and returned to its owner. The incident is under investigation and additional charges are pending.

 

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