Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 17th thru 22nd, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 17th thru 22nd, 2014

Police Blotter 1Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release

December 17th, thru 22nd, 2014

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  • Update – Burglary (Arrest) – On Thursday, December 18, 2014, Lacey Detectives charged a Forked River resident with burglary and theft in reference to the burglary of a home on Thanksgiving Day. During the incident, two unknown male suspects entered a Riverview Road home in Forked River and stole items including cash and jewelry.  The theft was valued at approximately $200.  On Thursday, December 18, 2014, 24-year-old Daniel Dabal of Forked River arrived at police headquarters voluntarily after police released surveillance photos to news and social media outlets in an attempt to identify the two suspects. The released photos were taken from the burglarized home’s surveillance cameras. Daniel Dabal was arrested, processed, and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility with bail set at $10,000 on a charge of Burglary. The second suspect has been identified as an out-of-state resident and the investigation is continuing. Charges for the second subject are pending.

  • Update – Lewdness (Arrest) – On December 15, 2014, Lacey Detectives completed an investigation that began in June of 2014. During the initial incident, female members of the Retro Fitness gym reported that an unknown male gym member exposed himself on two separate occasions. After investigation, the actor was identified as 25-year-old Patrick Varacalli of Cedar Street in Barnegat, NJ. Patrick Varacalli was charged with the disorderly persons offense of Lewdness.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On December 17, 2014, Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a motor vehicle stop after he identified that the passenger, 30-year-old Rosanna Murrar of Center Street of Forked River, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Upon placing Rosanna Murrar under arrest she was found to be in possession of 48 bags of Heroin as well as other drug paraphernalia. She was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Rosanna Murrar was processed and charged with Heroin Distribution, Heroin Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bail was set at $25,000. She was transported to Ocean County Jail in default of bail.

  • Illegal Dumping – On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 9:13 a.m., Officer Jeffery Slota located evidence of illegal dumping in the area of Caruso Lane in the wooded section of Bamber Lake. The items found in the area included a small boat, construction debris, waste oil, and household garbage. The debris was removed by the Lacey Township Department of Public Works. Investigation into the identity of the persons responsible is continuing.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On December 17, 2014, Officer Evan Androcy along with Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 300 block of Route 9 North in reference to a motor vehicle accident. During the investigation at the scene, 32-year-old Nicholas Kutassy of Merrimac Drive in Forked River exhibited signs of impairment. As a result of on-scene investigation, Nicholas Kutassy was arrested for DUI. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and issued summons for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On December 19, 2014, Officer Scott Keefe responded to Walmart, 580 Rt 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for an adult female in custody for shoplifting.  Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 50-year-old Joann Buczek of Seaside Heights for shoplifting merchandise valued at approximately $92.  Joann Buczek was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed. A warrant was issued for the offense with bail set at $5,000. Joann Buczek was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On December 19, 2014, Officer Michael Verwey conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 28-year-old Anastacia Yodice of Shawnee Drive in Brick, NJ for DUI.  She was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with DUI, Refusing to Submit to Breath Testing, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Stop or Yield. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle (Arrest) –  On December 19, 2014, Officer Anthony Sarno arrested 49-year-old Brian Mazzochi of Brennan Concourse in Bayville, NJ on an outstanding Lacey Township Criminal Arrest Warrant. The initial investigation was conducted by Officer Robert Flynn who signed the criminal complaint for Aggravated Assault with a Motor Vehicle after it was reported that Brian Mazzochi intentionally struck an ex-coworker with his vehicle. The assault reportedly followed an alleged course of harassment which culminated in Brian Mazzochi reportedly striking the victim as the victim was performing trash collection duties in the Pines section of Forked River. The victim did not report sustaining an injury as a result of the assault. Brian Mazzochi was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $25,000 bail.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On December 20, 2014, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 45-year-old Diana Barboni of Barbara Court in Waretown, NJ for DUI. She was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Reckless Driving. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Counterfeiting – On December 20, 2014, Officer John Simonson responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 N, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of counterfeit twenty dollar bills. The bills were presented to a cashier and were subsequently found to be counterfeit. The bills were collected as evidence and the matter is under continuing investigation.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On December 21, 2014 Officer John Simonson arrested 35-year-old Ryan Burlew of Forked River after an outstanding warrant out of Lacey Township was discovered during an interaction on a different matter. Ryan Burlew was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters and processed. Ryan Burlew posted $600 bail and was released.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – At 1:54 a.m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 South in Forked River, NJ. During the stop, Officer Tsarnas detected a strong odor of Marijuana. Further investigation led to the arrest of 19-year-old Michael Marrero of West Panama Court in Forked River. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters and processed.  Michael Marrero was charged with Possession of Marijuana and charged with motor vehicle summons for Headlights Required, Provisional DL Violation, and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

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