Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – February 3rd thru 8th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – February 3rd thru 8th, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

February 3rd thru February 8th, 2016

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  • Drug Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department obtained a search warrant for 207 Greenwood Lane in Forked River as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation. The warrant execution was preceded by a motor vehicle stop that led to the arrest of a female passenger. Michele Baig, 26, of 719 Drew Avenue in Lanoka Harbor was placed under arrest during the stop after crack-cocaine was found in her possession. The target of the investigation, 54-year-old Steven Concannon of 207 Greenwood Lane in Forked River, was a second passenger in the vehicle and was detained while the warrant was executed at his residence. A search of 207 Greenwood Lane yielded Heroin that was located in the bedroom of Concannon. Concannon was placed under arrest and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility after being charged with Possession of Heroin and Intent to Distribute Heroin. His bail was set at $50,000. Michele Baig and the driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Robert Goffio of 1205 Ocean Street in Forked River, were both charged with Possession of CDS.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 4:05 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the 7-11 at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River, NJ for a report of an erratic driver on Lacey Road who had just pulled into the parking lot. The caller reported that the vehicle had been traveling east on Lacey Road and had entered the westbound lanes of travel almost colliding with oncoming traffic. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 40-year-old Mahesh M. Chaudhari of Toms River, NJ for DUI. Mahesh Chaudhari was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with DUI and Reckless Driving.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 3:35 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel stopped a motorist on Lacey Road near Eagleswood Avenue in the North Barnegat Pine Section of Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 21-year-old Gianna M. Yeager of Lanoka Harbor, NJ on an outstanding Borough of Island Heights Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250. Gianna Yeager was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11:42 p.m., Officer John McKee stopped a vehicle for having a suspended registration. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Erin M. Murphy of Bayville, NJ on an outstanding Wall Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 and a Mantoloking Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250. Erin Murphy was issued a summons for Driving While Suspended and Expired Driver’s License.

  • Burglary Warrant (Arrest) – Detective Keith Pearce has been assisting Detective Robert Surtees with a continuing investigation into multiple incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles which occurred in Lacey Township in both December and January. A cooperative investigation with surrounding jurisdictions revealed Joshua Everett of Forked River as a suspect. Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department issued warrants for the arrest of Joshua Everett on charges of Burglary and Theft out of their jurisdiction. Similar charges from detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department are pending further investigation. Investigation since the issuance of the Berkeley Township warrants revealed that Joshua Everett fled the area and was possibly staying in or around the Atlantic City area. Detective Pearce continued his investigation into the location of Joshua Everett and provided information to Patrol Officer Anthony Sarno.

    On Thursday evening, February 4, 2016, Officer Anthony Sarno of the Lacey Township Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle exiting the Garden State Parkway from the South onto Lacey Road. The vehicle was subsequently stopped in the parking lot near Deerhead Lake in Forked River. Joshua Everett was found hidden in the back seat wearing a black wig, skull cap, and glasses. Officer Sarno placed Joshua Everett under arrest and a search of him revealed 32 empty wax folds, a hypodermic syringe, 4 Trazodone pills, and other drug paraphernalia in his possession. Joshua Everett was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on a warrant with bail set at $7,500. The Berkeley Township warrant for Burglary and Theft was executed with bail set at $25,000. Joshua Everett had two additional outstanding traffic warrants out of Deptford Township and the Borough of Westville with a combined bail of $389. Joshua Everett was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • Auto Theft – On Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 7:14 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to a residence on Neptune Court in the Forked River Beach section of the township for a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that he parked his gray, 2005, Ford Escape in front of his house at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 and upon waking in the morning, he discovered that it was missing. The victim reported that he could not locate his keys and may have dropped them outside the night prior. The vehicle was reported to be valued at $1,000. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the vehicle was located in Atlantic City. The Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating.

  • Fire – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 9:35 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to Quality Chiropractic, 15 Manchester Avenue in Forked River, NJ for a report of a fire. The staff had extinguished the fire prior to the arrival of the emergency services. It is believed that the fire occurred as a result of water leaking into a light fixture. The Ocean County Fire Marshall responded and is investigating. The damage is believed to be minimal.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 12:49 a.m., Officer Jason Lee was on patrol when he stopped a vehicle on Route 9 near Jones Road in the Forked River section of the township for speeding. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the 24-year-old Taylor A. Swinson of Strathmere Street in Waretown, NJ on an outstanding Colts Neck Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $215. Taylor Swinson was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released after posting bail. Taylor Swinson was issued a summons for speeding.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Officer Patrick Watkins responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed a female subject place items into her shopping cart and then attempted to leave the store without paying for them. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 54-year-old Maureen M. Leal of Harzold Road in Forked River, NJ for shoplifting $36.84 worth of merchandise. Maureen Leal was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting.