Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – February 1, through February 7, 2019

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – February 1, through February 7, 2019

 

 

 

  • Traffic Accident – On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 10:31 a.m., Officer Michael Hutman responded to the area of the 400 block of Penn Ave N for a report of a single car motor vehicle accident into a tree. The male driver was identified as a 67-year-old Waretown resident. He appeared to have lost control of the vehicle in the parking lot of 422 Lacey Road and drove it into the yard (411 Penn Ave N) striking the mailbox, a lawn ornament, a motorcycle trailer, a section of fence and eventually a tree in the backyard. The driver displayed signs of possible head trauma and was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center. It is believed that the driver was in some type of medical distress prior to the accident occurring.
  • Debit Card Fraud – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 12:21 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to police headquarters to take a report of fraud. The complainant stated on January 30, 2019, he received an email from his bank (Ocean First) that a fraud detection flag was placed on his debit card in the amount of $3,500.00. Ocean First bank’s security division was able to stop the transaction before it occurred. The complainant did not lose any money from the account.
  • Credit Card Fraud – On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6:14 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to police headquarters to take a report of fraud. The complainant stated that on the morning of February 4, 2019, she learned from her bank that an unknown person used her credit card to make numerous purchases totaling approximately $198. Investigation into the incident found that a family member used the credit card to make the purchases. The complainant did not wish to pursue charges.
  • Criminal Mischief (Graffiti)  – On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 12:38 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to the 600 block of Tappan Street in Forked River for criminal mischief to a residence.  The walls in the house had graffiti marks all over them.  The marks appeared to have been done with some type of marker.  The cost of the criminal mischief is estimated at approximately $2000.
  • Residential Burglary – On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 11:19 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to the 1400 block of Jay Street in Forked River for a report of theft. The caller reported that a Yamaha Raptor quad runner was stolen from an unlocked shed located in the backyard. The quad was last observed on February 3, 2019. The estimated value of the quad is $3000.
  • Fraud – On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 10:50 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to police headquarters for a report of a suspicious incident. The complainant stated that he had been looking for employment on the internet and received a potential job offer from a male stating he was in New York City. The unknown male promised the complainant to pay off his credit card debt if he would shop for items in New York City and ship them to Europe. Realizing that this may be a scam, he went to his bank, who advised the complainant to contact the authorities.
  • Fire Alarm – On Monday, February 4, 2019, at 8:50 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the area of Haines Street for an activation of a fire alarm. The complainant stated that he was unable to detect any fire or smoke in his home. It was determined by the fire company that the fire alarm may need to be replaced.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 10:16 p.m., 22-year-old Victoria M. Espinal of Housen Street, Manchester, NJ, turned herself in on four outstanding arrest warrants out of the following jurisdictions – Lacey Township, Atlantic City, Howell Township, and Galloway Township. Victoria Espinal had a No Bail warrant out of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for an incident in Lacey Township. Officer Jesse Dalziel transported Victoria Espinal to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.
  • DUI Arrest – On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 12:58 p.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the area of Ensign Drive in Forked River for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 69-year-old Ronald B. Carloni of Larchmont Street, Toms River, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Ronald Carloni was released after receiving motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 1:29 p.m., Special Officer Austin Deane was dispatched to Lacey Car Wash & Quick Lube on Route 9 North in Forked River for a complaint of a disturbance in the parking lot. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 31-year-old Nicholas J. Listorti of Bowling Green Drive, Toms River, NJ, on outstanding warrants. The first warrant was out of Lakewood Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1000 along with a warrant from Toms River Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Nicholas Listorti also received a summons for driving while suspended. After posting bail, he was released on his own recognizance.
  • Criminal Mischief Vehicle – On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 10:51 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the 1200 block of Polaris Court in Forked River for a report of damage to a vehicle. An unknown person broke the driver’s side mirror of his vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence. The caller stated that he believes the incident happened between the hours of midnight and 1:00 a.m., Sunday morning. The estimated value of the damage is $300.
  • Suspicious Person – On Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 12:44 a.m., Officers Robert Duffy and Martin Julian responded to the area of Cypress Street and Tamarack Road for a suspicious male subject yelling in the roadway. The subject was dropped off by an Uber and was waiting for a friend to pick him up. The subject’s friend arrived while speaking to officers and he left the area without incident.
  • Fire (Residence) – On Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the 200 block of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for a report of an oven fire. Lanoka Harbor Fire Department responded to scene and deemed that the grease fire was extinguished prior to their arrival. No damage was reported to the home.
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