Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 5th thru January 11th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 5th thru January 11th, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

January 5th, 2016 thru January 11th, 2016

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  • Drug Possession and DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 10:43 p.m. Officer Daniel Ricciardella and Officer Christopher Meyler responded to Oxford Road for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the officers observed a Pontiac Grand Am that had hit a curb causing the passenger side tires of the vehicle to go flat. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 40-year-old Keith R. Sheedy of Weehaken Avenue in Forked River, NJ, for DUI. Keith Sheedy also had an outstanding Stafford Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 and was found to be in possession of 28 wax folds of Heroin. Keith Sheedy was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Heroin, DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, and Littering. Bail was set at $2,500 by Judge Damian Murray for the Possession of Heroin. Keith Sheedy was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 2:43 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Home Depot, 244 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of shoplifting. The asset protection employee reported that she observed a male subject take items off the shelves and then conceal them inside his jacket. The subject then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 53-year-old James J. Charles of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor for stealing 8 items with a total value of $193.65. James Charles was also found to be in possession of a small clear plastic baggie containing Marijuana. James Charles was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Shoplifting and Possession of Marijuana.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:56 p.m. Officer Jason Lee and Officer Anthony Sarno responded to a Lakeside Drive North residence in Forked River in reference to serving arrest warrants on 26-year-old Kyle Ranghelli of 942 Lakeside Drive North in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Kyle Ranghelli on two Borough of Seaside Heights Municipal Court warrants. One warrant was in the amount $759 and the other warrant was in the amount of $451. Kyle Ranghelli was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Theft – On Monday, January 11, 2016, at 11:15 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to a Daytona Road residence in the Forked River Beach section of the township for a report of a theft. A representative from All County Exteriors reported that on January 7, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole AZEK trim that was on a pallet in the front yard of the residence. The stolen property is valued at $660.

  • Traffic Stop & Warrant Arrest – On January 11, 2016, at 9:31 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler stopped a vehicle on Lacey Road near the intersection of Trenton Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 25-year-old Nicole E. Lugo of Lee Way in Forked River, on an outstanding Toms River Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500. Nicole Lugo was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and then turned over to the custody of the Toms River Township Police Department.

  • Attempted Burglary of Garage – On Sunday, January 10, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to Orchard Street in Lanoka Harbor. The homeowner reported that 3:57 p.m. on January 8, 2016, he received an alarm alert on his cell phone from his alarm company indicating that someone had entered his home. He cancelled the dispatch of police to his residence believing it was possibly another household member. The homeowner reported that he was not aware of damage to a door until January 10, 2016, when he noticed damage to the side entrance door of the garage. The door appeared to have been pried open with a metal object. No items were reported stolen. The damage to the door is estimated at $200.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, January 8, 2016, at 3:33 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler conducted a motor vehicle stop on Plover Court in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a passenger, 25-year-old Keith C. Sisler of 209 Sinclair Avenue in Lanoka Harbor on an outstanding, no-bail, Camden County Sheriff’s Department Probation Warrant. Keith Sisler was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Open Burning – On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 10:48 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the end of Cedar Lake Point in Forked River in reference to a report of a bon fire on the dirt road in the woods behind the homes. Upon arrival, Officer Slota observed a vehicle parked in front of the NJ Forest Fire Service access gate and a fire hydrant. Officer Slota then located 24-year-old Shawn C. Kaliske of Hastings Road in Forked River and 27-year-old Todd M. Rector of Echo Place in Toms River, NJ. Shawn Kaliske was charged with Open Burning and Todd Rector was charged with Improper Parking (Blocking Fire Hydrant). The State Forest Fire Service Extinguished the fire.

  • Theft – On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 5:06 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to Ocean Street in Forked River for a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported that between January 4, 2016 and January 7, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered her vehicle and stole a blue, paisley pattern, Vera Bradley valued at $50, a $25 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card, and approximately $4 in loose change. The vehicle was unlocked and parked in the driveway of the residence at the time of the theft.

  • Theft – On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 11:50 a.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Lacey Township Police Headquarters for a report of theft. The complainant reported that at approximately 10:30 a.m. on January 7, 2016, she parked her vehicle in the north parking lot of Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, NJ and then went shopping inside the store. Upon returning to her vehicle approximately a half hour later she observed that her Samsung Galaxy S6 cell phone had been stolen. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the theft. The phone is valued at $700.

  • Suspicious Person & Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 6:05 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the area of Cypress Place in Forked River for a report of a suspicious person with a flashlight checking car door handles. Upon arrival, Officer Hein observed 38-year-old Joshua J. Everett of 1621 Sommerell Avenue in Forked River, NJ. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Joshua Everett on an Ocean County Sheriff’s Department child support warrant in the amount of $20,642.78., an Aberdeen Township Municipal Court Warrant in the amount of $483, and a Deptford Township Municipal Court Warrant in the amount of $189. Joshua Everett was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail. The investigation regarding the car burglaries was turned over to the Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau.

  • Burglary – On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 6:55 p.m., Officer Elton Copes and Officer George Resetar responded to an East Hickory Drive residence in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a burglary. The homeowner reported that when a household member left the residence at 3:45 p.m. on January 6, 2016, and later returned home at 6:30 p.m., she discovered that someone had entered the house and stole items. Approximately 23 items had been stolen from the residence, with a total value of approximately $8,000. The items included at least 13 pieces of jewelry, two iPads, and at least 8 gift cards. There were no signs of forced entry, but it is undetermined if all of the doors and windows were locked. The Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigations Unit processed the scene.

  • Bicyclist Struck – On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 5:03 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to the intersection of Lake Barnegat Drive North and Steuben Avenue for a report of bicyclist that had been struck by a vehicle. Investigation at the scene indicated that the bicyclist, 55-year-old Kenneth Taylor of Lanoka Harbor, was traveling east across the intersection of Steuben Avenue and Lake Barnegat Drive North when he collided with a vehicle emerging from the stop sign. The vehicle was being operated by 76-year-old Eugene Dow of Forked River who was traveling south on Lake Barnegat Drive North. The bicyclist, Kenneth Taylor, was transported to Community Medical Center by the Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad.

  • Attempted Burglary – On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 4:28 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the 500 block of Beach Boulevard in reference to an alarm activation. Investigation at the scene indicated that the front door of the residence had been damaged and opened. The Lacey Township Police Department Detective Bureau responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 1:31 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reported that a male subject attempted to leave the store without paying for the surveillance camera system. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest to 41-year-old Jungyen Tsai of Lawrence Street, Apartment 3F, Flushing NY, for shoplifting an (8) channel NightHawk 960H Security DVR, with four (4) cameras and a one (1) terabyte (TB) HDD (hard disk drive), valued at $269. Jungyen Tsai was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Shoplifting.