Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 19th thru 25th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 19th thru 25th, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

January 19th thru 25th, 2016

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  • Extortion via the Internet – On Monday, January 25, 2016, at 12:41 p.m., Lacey Township Police responded to a Lanoka Harbor address in reference to a report of extortion. The victim reported that he was engaged in a sexually-related video chat with a subject online and was utilizing the video chat service “Skype.” The victim reported that the subject who he believed was a female actually misrepresented his/her gender and ultimately revealed himself as a male. Upon the victim preparing to cease the video chat, the unknown male subject reportedly threatened to post a sexually explicit video on YouTube that he had captured of the victim unless the victim paid $250. The victim reported that he abruptly discontinued the video link only to later find that the video was posted on YouTube. The explicit video was reportedly removed shortly thereafter, prior to police involvement.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 6:47 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 200 block of Quail Lane South in Lanoka Harbor to serve a warrant on 37-year-old Ivan B. Garrison. Ivan Garrison was located and arrested on an outstanding Berkeley Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $20,000 and an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750. Ivan Garrison was processed at Lacey Township Police Headquarters and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Theft – On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 4:04 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to Retro Fitness, 416 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a report of a stolen wallet. The victim, Adam Petrowski, reported that between 2:30 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole his wallet. The victim reported that the wallet was stolen from an unsecured locker in the men’s locker room of the facility. The brown leather Eagle wallet reportedly contained $45 in cash, his NJ driver’s license, and various ATM and credit cards. The total value of the stolen property is estimated at $57.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2:16 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that a male subject removed a security device from a HP desktop computer and attempted to leave the store without paying for the item. The computer was recovered by loss prevention before the suspect exited the store and fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was immediately located and was stopped by Special Officer Edgaras Lenkauskas on Murray Grove Lane. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 30-year-old Christopher L. Wells of 286 Roosevelt Avenue in Bayville, NJ for shoplifting and 27-year-old Jessica L. Mairoano of 32 South Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ on an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Child Support Warrant in the amount of $13,570; an outstanding Mahwah Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $1500; an outstanding Mahwah Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750; and an outstanding Absecon Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $658. Jessica L. Mairoano was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe. Both suspects were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Jessica L. Mairoano was processed and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jessica L. Mairoano was turned over to the custody of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Christopher L. Wells was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 12:33 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to Home Depot, 244 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed a male subject grab two 5-gallon buckets of paint and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 23-year-old Ryan T. Miller of 745 Center Street in Forked River, NJ, for shoplifting two 5-gallon buckets of exterior paint valued at $350. Ryan Miller was also found to have a hypodermic syringe, crack pipe, and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Ryan Miller was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Shoplifting, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2:23 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the area of Lakeside Drive South and Sylvania Place in reference to a report of an intoxicated driver whose vehicle was stuck in the snow. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Krista M. Marshall of Woodland Road in Forked River, NJ for DUI. Krista Marshall was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle she was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 2:01 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that a female removed three boxes of Lego’s valued at $179.88 from the store shelves and concealed them in Walmart shopping bags. The female then left the store without paying for the merchandise and then entered a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot. A male subject exited the vehicle with the Lego’s and attempted to return them without a receipt. The store refused to do the return and the subjects left with the merchandise. The loss prevention employees reviewed surveillance video and determined that the merchandise had been stolen. Officer Dalziel located the suspect vehicle and effectuated a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Route 9 and Haines Street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 25-year-old Nicole E. Lugo of 1322 Lee Way in Forked River, NJ for shoplifting and 28-year-old Vincente A. Scalzo of 425 Drew Avenue in Lanoka harbor, NJ, for receiving stolen property. Nicole Lugo was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting, Driving While Suspended, and Maintenance of Lamps. Vincente Scalzo was charged with Receiving Stolen Property.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 5:28 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel was on patrol in Lanoka Harbor when he stopped a green Toyota Camry for careless driving. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 21-year-old Cole A. Gonnella, on two outstanding Stafford Township Municipal Court warrants in the amounts of $500 and $250. Cole Gonnella was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Driving While Suspended and Careless Driving. Cole Gonnella was turned over to the custody of the Stafford Township Police Department.

  • Theft – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 4:43 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to Bobwhite Court in Forked River for a report of theft. The victims reported that between 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered their unlocked vehicles and stole approximately $20 in looses change, $3 in cash, a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, and a TD Bank ATM card.

  • Burglary – On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 5:28 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the 600 block of Beach Boulevard in reference to a report of burglary. The victim reported that between Monday, January 11, 2016 and Wednesday, January 20, 2016, an unknown person or persons smashed out the rear sliding glass door of the residence and rummaged through the home. It has not been determined if anything had been stolen. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau is investigating.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Officer Jason Lee was on patrol when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Clearview Street and Jay Street. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the vehicle occupants, 20-year-old Mackeline S. Hogdon of 3 Commodore Court in Barnegat, NJ and 20-year-old Meeghan Mull of 670 East Bay Avenue in Barnegat, NJ, for possession of Marijuana. Mackeline Hogdon and Meeghan Mull were both transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where they were processed and each charged with Possession of Marijuana.