Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 13th thru 19th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 13th thru 19th, 2015

Police Blotter 1Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release

January 13th thru 19th, 2015

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  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Monday, January 19, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of an adult female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 34-year-old Amanda Malinowski of Brentwood Place in Forked River for shoplifting merchandise valued at $98. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and served with a criminal summons for Shoplifting.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Monday, January 19, 2015, at 10:45 a.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to the 400 block of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Forked River for damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 18, 2015, an unknown person or persons slashed the tire to his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of the residence. The damage is estimated at $250.

  • Shoplifting & Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 6:20 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of an adult female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 25-year-old Samantha Romer of Mary’s Drive in Brick, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $50. In addition, she was found to have three warrants for her arrest. The first two warrants were issued by the Toms River Municipal Court totaling $500. The third warrant was issued by the Brick Township Municipal Court in the amount of $402. Samantha Romer was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Bail was set at an additional $2,500 for the shoplifting offense. Samantha Romer was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 11:16 a.m., this agency received a call in regard to an erratic driver traveling south on Route 9 near Laurel Boulevard. Officer Michael Hein observed the vehicle traveling south on Route 9 and stopped the vehicle on Route 9 South near Mill Street in Forked River. Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to the scene to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 50-year-old Lisa D. Peterson of Washington Place in Bayville, NJ, for DUI. Lisa Peterson was transported to police headquarters, processed, and issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 5:58 p.m.,Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for an adult female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 61-year-old Lana Ostrowski of Dugout Court in Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting merchandise valued at $70. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and served with a criminal summons for Shoplifting.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., Officer Resetar was on patrol when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked on Lake Barnegat Drive North near Hill Top Drive in Lanoka Harbor. Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with the occupant, Officer Resetar detected the odor of burnt Marijuana. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 21-year-old Robert Cannon of Forked River for possession of Marijuana. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 12:20 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe stopped a vehicle for speeding on Haines Street near Lanlac Drive in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 33-year-old Matthew Frederick of Eagleswood Place in Forked River for DUI. Matthew Frederick was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle he was operating was impounded by pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Accidental Death Investigation – On Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 4:44 pm, Officer Charles May, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas, and Officer Elton Copes responded to an Abbey Court address in Pheasant Run in reference to a 911 call in which the caller reported the discovery of an unresponsive female within the residence. Family members had entered the residence after being unable to get in contact with the husband and wife who resided at the home. Upon entry into the residence, 96-year-old Arnold Jacobs was found on the garage floor semiconscious and 91-year-old Ruth Jacobs was found unresponsive on the kitchen floor with a hip and head injury. The first aid squad and the paramedics responded to the scene. Due to the unknown nature of the cause of the incident, the Lacey Township Detective Bureau, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI unit, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. Arnold Jacobs was very disoriented, fatigued, and unable to provide information regarding what transpired in the home. He was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment. Ruth Jacobs was pronounced deceased at by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office.

    On Monday, January 19, 2015, the post mortem examination of decedent, Ruth Jacobs, was conducted at Community Medical Center. The examination was performed by Dr. Ian Hood of the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office. Dr. Hood noted a single linear laceration to the right side of the decedent’s head, just above the ear canal, consistent with a fall victim.  Based on the injury and the information collected at the scene, Dr. Hood ruled the cause of death to be Part I: Head Injury, Part II: Fractured Hip, and the manner of death to be an accident. Mr. Arnold Jacobs remains hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, January 16, 2015, at 5:45 p.m., Officers Daniel Ricciardella and Michael Verwey responded to the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a male shoplifter who fled the store. A description was provided. Officer Verwey arrived on scene and apprehended the suspect in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Slover of Walnut Drive in Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting merchandise valued at $230. Christopher Slover was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and issued a criminal summons for Shoplifting.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, January 16, 2015, at 8:35 p.m. Officer John McKee was on patrol at the Wawa located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River when he observed 21-year-old Krysta Badgett of Route 9 in Forked River. Officer McKee was aware that she had an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department no-bail warrant for her arrest. Officer McKee advised her of the warrant and placed her under arrest. Krysta Badgett was transported and committed to the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • DUI & Aggravated Assault (Arrest) – On Friday, January 16, 2015, at 5:59 a.m., Officer Michael Eden, Officer Darrell Nick, and Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 7-11 store located at 403 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a reported accidental shooting. Upon arrival, the responding officers located a 23-year-old male from Forked River seated inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to his left thigh area. Officer Michael Eden immediately administered first aid to the victim. The other involved party was identified as 24-year-old Jesse Urban, an off-duty police officer with the Pine Beach Police Department. The initial investigation indicated that an accidental discharge of the weapon occurred while the two men were seated in the vehicle while it was parked at a residence on Roanoke Drive in Lanoka Harbor. Initial investigation revealed that Jesse Urban immediately tried to drive the victim directly to the hospital, but upon determining the seriousness of the injury, made the decision to stop and call for assistance. The victim was treated by the paramedics and members of the first aid squad before being transported to Jersey Shore Hospital in Neptune by helicopter.

    Further investigation by the Lacey Township Police Department led to the arrest of Jesse Urban for DUI. Jesse Urban was transported to Lacey Township Police headquarters where he was processed for DUI while the investigation continued regarding the shooting incident. The Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene to investigate the shooting incident. Jesse Urban was processed and served with traffic summonses for DUI and Reckless Driving.

    The vehicle was impounded in order to both obtain a search warrant as well as per the requirements of John’s Law. Pursuant to the mandates of the New Jersey Attorney General Directive regarding police officer involved shooting incidents, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office assumed control of the shooting investigation. Later, on Friday, January 16, 2015, a representative of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office charged Jesse Urban with Aggravated Assault with a Weapon as an initial charge pending further investigation.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 9:11 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road near Briggs Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 22-year-old Shane Bowles of Nautilus Drive in Forked River, on an outstanding New Gretna Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $256. Shane Bowles was transported to police headquarters and processed. The New Gretna Municipal Court released Shane Bowles on his own recognizance.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, January 14, 2014, at 10:25 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to the 1200 block of Polaris Court in Forked River for a report of a theft. The victim reported that between December 25, 2014 and January 14, 2015, an unknown person stole a Godwin submersible pump valued at $550 from a detached garage.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 12:38 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey observed a vehicle speeding as it was traveling north on Route 9. Officer Verwey conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near Sunrise Boulevard in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a passenger, identified as 20-year-old Theresa Michaelson of Capstan Drive in Forked River on a Tuckerton Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $254. Theresa Michaelson was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. She was later released after Tuckerton Municipal Court authorized her to be released on her own recognizance.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 12:18 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop on Deerhead Lake Drive near Alpine Street in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 27-year-old Thaddeus Adamczyk of Faulkenburgh Drive in Forked River, on a Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $1,000. Thaddeus Adamczyk was transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after posting 10 percent of the bail.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 12:29 a.m., this agency responded to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station Main Gate for a report of a vehicle search that resulted in CDS being located. It was further reported that a vehicle entered onto the property and was stopped at the gate by Exelon Security personnel. A search of the vehicle was conducted by the security staff which resulted in Marijuana being located. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 21-year-old Kristen Melega of Standish Drive in Toms River, NJ; 22-year-old Vinchenza C. Foglio of 2nd Avenue in Toms River, NJ; and 20-year-old Jodi R. Bruno of Briarcliff Drive in Toms River, for possession of Marijuana. All three subjects were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged on criminal summonses with possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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