Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – August 31, 2018 through September 6, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – August 31, 2018 through September 6, 2018

 

 

 

  • Drug Paraphernalia Arrest- On Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 8:50 a.m., Officer Michael Hutman responded to the parking lot of Walmart, 580 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor, for a suspicious vehicle.  The investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 30-year old Jessie Monaghan, Kingfischer Way, Manchester, or possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released on a criminal summons, charging him with possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Structure Fire – On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 8:54 a.m., the Lacey Township Police Department received a call for service for heavy smoke coming from the roof of Caffrey’s Tavern located on Route 9 South, Forked River. Arriving officers confirmed that there was no one inside the building. Forked River, Lanoka Harbor, and Bamber Lake Fire Companies responded on the initial alarm. The Forked River Fire Chief called for a second alarm activating several fire companies throughout Ocean County. Lacey EMS and Lanoka Harbor First Aid responded along with a firefighter rehabilitation unit from Staffford Township. Several other fire companies arrived to the scene after a third alarm was activated. Members from the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the NJ State Fire Marshal’s Office responded. Traffic control was maintained with the assistance of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department as well as the NJ Department of Transportation. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, September 2, 2018, at 1:14 p.m., Officer Randolph Plis responded to police headquarters for a male subject surrendering on a warrant. The subject, 39-year-old Christopher W. Haines of Seabright Road in Forked River had an outstanding no bail warrant out of Berkeley Township Municipal Court and was taken into custody. Berkeley Township Police responded to transport Christopher Haines to the Ocean County Correctional Facility without incident.
  • Theft – On Sunday, September 2, 2018, at 10:34 a.m., Officer Randolph Plis responded to police headquarters to take a report of theft. The victim reported that while she was out, her prescription medication was stolen. She stored the medication in an abandoned vehicle on her uncle’s property on Station Drive in Forked River. When she returned to the vehicle, her medication was gone. The value of the stolen medication is $136. The theft took place on September 1, 2018 at approximately 2:00 p.m.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 4:24 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to Kohl’s on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed a female in the store conceal a ring inside her pocket. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Dana Bea of Eleanor Road in Forked River. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. She received a summons for shoplifting and was released without incident.
  • Fraud-Scam Alert- On Saturday, September 1, 2018, Officer Noah Schaffer responded to residence on Daytona Road, Forked River, for a resident who was scammed out of approximately $70,000.00. The resident reported that he applied for a job online that required him to buy Apple iPhones, and ship them off to Hong Kong. In return, he was promised a %10 commission after he transfers the funds back into his account from a fraudulent bank account.  The reimbursement funds never cleared into his personal account, to which the victim has reported losses of over $70,000.
  • Bicyclist Struck – On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 2:21 p.m., Officer Michael Hutman responded to 606 Lacey Road for a bicyclist that was struck by motor vehicle. The vehicle was travelling at a low rate of speed. The cyclist, a 57-year-old woman, suffered a broken ankle and she transported to Southern Ocean County Hospital.

 

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