Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 30th, 2016 through January 6th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – December 30th, 2016 through January 6th, 2017

 

  • Warrant Arrest (Multiple) – On Friday, January 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., Officers Michael Verwey and Charles May responded to the 700 block of Briar Road in Lanoka Harbor, to serve two outstanding warrants. Upon arrival the officers arrested 24-year-old Kyle Pianetti of Briar Road in Lanoka Harbor, on two (2) outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court Warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued in the bail amount of $500.00 and warrant number two (2) was issued in the bail amount of $539.00. Kyle Pianetti was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 4:58 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that approximately an hour prior to contacting the police, a female subject was observed on security video putting three (3) Nest Thermostats and a bag into a shopping cart. The female then placed the thermostats into the bag and fled the store through a fire exit only door. The female fled on foot west on Haines Street toward the rail trail. The female suspect is described as a white female, approximately 25-years-old, with red hair, wearing multicolored pants and a black coat. The value of the stolen merchandise is estimated at $750.00. The incident is under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 2:47 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe was patrolling the parking lot of Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, when he observed two occupants sleeping inside a vehicle. Officer Keefe conducted a well-being check of the occupants. An investigation at the scene led to the arrest of one of the occupants, identified as 30-year-old John M. Papiomitis of Capstan Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, on an outstanding Brick Township Municipal Court warrant with bail in the amount of $250.00.  He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. John Papiomitis was released on his own recognizance by the Brick Township Municipal Court.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, January 2, 2017, at 10:19 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to the area of First Street and Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of an erratic driver. Officer Verwey located the occupied vehicle in the parking lot of the 7-11 store, located at 403 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a passenger, identified as 34-year-old Nicholas R. Kutassy of Merrimac Road in Forked River, on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $1,000.00. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Nicholas Kutassy was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 5:43 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 400 block of Barnacle Road in Forked River for a report of an intoxicated female refusing to leave the residence. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 30-year-old Regina M. Moore of Blackhorse Pike in Egg Harbor, NJ on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $1,000.00. She was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Regina Moore was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 2:54 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the 2000 block of Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 5:00 p.m. on December 29, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. on December 30, 2016 an unknown person or persons damaged the mailbox in front of her residence. The damage is estimated at $50.00.
  • Criminal Mischief  (Township Property) – On Friday, December 30, 2016, at 10:13 p.m., Special Officer Adam Bylsma was on patrol when he observed criminal mischief to township property. An unknown person or persons spray-painted a Lacey Township “Children at Play” traffic sign, located on the 700 block of Sandy Hook Drive in the Forked River. The Lacey Township Department of Public Works was notified and responded to repair the sign. The cost to repair the sign was estimated at $25.00.
  • Shoplifting – On Friday, December 30, 2016, at 6:57 p.m., Officers Charles May and Andrew Slota responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed an adult male purchase a tool bag and then proceed back to the hardware section of the store where he was observed removing tools from their packaging and placing them inside the tool bag. The subject then attempted to leave the store through the front entrance without paying for the merchandise he concealed. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Christopher C. Aponte of Willow Street in Waretown, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $134.60. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Christopher Aponte was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Aggravated Assault – On Friday, December 30, 2016, at 2:24 p.m., Officers Michael Hein and Jeffrey Slota responded to the parking lot of 701 Lacey Road in Forked River, in reference to a road rage incident. The complainant reported that he was stopped in the Garden State Parkway toll plaza for southbound exit 74 when the driver behind him became agitated with how long he was stopped at the toll booth. The driver behind him began to excessively honk his car horn. The complainant further reported that he allowed the other vehicle to go around him. After proceeding through the toll, the complainant traveled east on Lacey Road when he came to a complete stop for the red traffic signal at the intersection of Lacey Road and Deerhead Lake Drive. The complainant advised that the driver of the same vehicle pulled into the parking lot of 701 Lacey Road and exited his vehicle. The driver then approached his stopped vehicle at the traffic signal and sprayed him in the face with pepper spray. The suspect then got back into his vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50 to 60 years old, 5’ 8” tall, 240 pounds, with dirty blond hair and a gray beard. The vehicle is described as a dark colored sport utility vehicle. The victim refused medical treatment. The incident is under investigation.

 

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