Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 22, 2015 thru December 29, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 22, 2015 thru December 29, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

December 22nd thru December 29th, 2015

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  • Burglary, Theft, and Forgery (Arrest) – On Saturday, December 26, 2015, at 6:13 p.m., Lacey Detectives observed Christopher Cox of 1404 Bullard Avenue in Forked River walking along Route 9. Officer Daniel Ricciardella was dispatched to Linda’s Pizza, 136 Route 9 South in Forked River, where he placed Christopher Cox under arrest for an outstanding criminal warrant with bail set at $25,000 issued as the result of an investigation by detectives into a burglary, theft, and forgery incident. On Wednesday, October 26, 2015, a Waretown resident reported that her purse was stolen from her vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot of McDonalds in Lanoka Harbor. Several days afterward, the victim realized that a checkbook was contained in the stolen purse and that several checks had been cashed since the theft. On Thursday, December 17, 2015, detectives issued an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Christopher Cox of Forked River. The investigation included the burglary and theft offenses committed in the McDonalds parking lot as well as the forgeries related to the cashing of the check on later dates. Following his arrest, Christopher Cox was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and then lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $25,000 bail. Christopher Cox was charged with burglary for entering the motor vehicle, theft of the purse, forgery of the checks, and theft of $200 for the money received from the cashed checks.

  • Theft (Arrest) – On December 29, 2015, detectives arrested 28-year-old Brandon Myles, formerly of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor, at the completion of a two-week investigation. Brandon Myles reportedly stole a debit card from a Forked River resident and made multiple withdrawals at Forked River and Toms River automated teller machines totaling $230. Brandon Myles was served with the theft charges at the Ocean County Correctional Facility where he was lodged previously on other unrelated outstanding warrants.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, December 27, 2015, at 8:55 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to a Seabright Road residence for a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner reported that between 1:00 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on December 27, 2015, an unknown person or persons shot his house with a paint ball gun and broke three of his window screens. The damage is estimated at be $200.

  • Theft – On Saturday, December 26, 2015, at 1:23 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Police Headquarters for a report of a theft. The complainant reported that at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Friday, December 25, 2015, two males, approximately 18 years old, stole a wooden cutout of a snowman on skis and (2) metal pig heads from a light up pig lawn ornament from his residence on Heatherington Court in the Lanoka Harbor section of the township. The complainant reported that he was awoken to the sound of a loud pickup truck in the front of his house. The resident reportedly saw two males, approximately 18 years old, enter a pickup truck and drive away. He later discovered that the lawn ornaments were stolen. The lawn ornaments were valued at $160.

  • Theft from Vehicles – On Saturday, December, 26, 2015, at 12:17 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to two separate residences on Ernest Drive and a residence on the adjacent Hill Top Court in Lanoka Harbor for a report of thefts of loose change from vehicles. The victims reported that between 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2015 and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 25, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered the vehicles and stole cash and loose change.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, December 24, 2015, at 4:48 p.m., Officer Dan Ricciardella responded to Kohl’s, 304 Rt. 9 Forked River, NJ, for a report of shoplifting. The Loss Prevention Associate reported that he observed a female place several items into her shopping cart and then attempt to leave the store without paying for the items. Information at the scene led to the arrest of 48-year-old Carolyn J. Therrien of Devon Street in Forked River, NJ, for shoplifting $186.16 worth of items. Carolyn Therrien was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting. A warrant was located for her arrest out of the Jackson Township Municipal Court in the amount of $94. Carloyn Therrien posted bail on the warrant and was released.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Thursday, December 24, 2015, at 11:04 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to 601 Pine Street in the Lanoka Harbor section of the Township for a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner reported that during the evening of Tuesday, December 22, 2015 into December 23, 2015, an unknown person or persons had punctured the passenger side rear tire of a 2007 Dodge Dakota pickup truck and damaged the sidewalls of the other three tires. The victim also reported that the driver side front tire of a 2011 Ford E250 van had been punctured as well. The damage is estimated at $650.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Tuesday, December 23, 2015, at 12:32 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, 800 Route 9 S Forked River, NJ, for a report of an intoxicated driver. Security personnel reported that the vehicle and the driver were not authorized to be on the property and upon stopping the driver at the security checkpoint, the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 52-year-old Timothy Linden of Woodbine Avenue in Little Silver, NJ for DUI. Timothy Linden was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Timothy Linden was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Refusal to Submit Breath Samples. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting – On Monday, December 22, 2015, at 8:49 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a shoplifting. The Loss Prevention employee reported that he observed a male and two females steal four electronic items from the store. The employee reported that the male opened four separate packages and placed the items under a jacket that was in the shopping cart that he was using. The subjects then reportedly exited the store without paying for the items and entered a white Honda Civic. The employee reported that the male subject is suspected of shoplifting from the Manahawkin Walmart on December 14, 2015. The matter is under continuing investigation. The total value of the stolen items is $347.42.

  • Theft – On Monday, December 22, 2015, at 2:06 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to police headquarters in reference to a report of theft. The victim reported that between a Chrome Book Laptop was stolen from an unlocked vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of the 7/11 convenience store, 525 Lacey Road, Forked River, NJ. The victim reported that the theft occurred between October 1, 2015 and October 15, 2015. The computer is described as a black Chromebook valued at $300.