Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 6th, 2017 through January 11th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 6th, 2017 through January 11th, 2017

 

 

  • Providing Alcohol to Underage Persons and Underage Possession of Alcohol – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Officer Dalziel was on patrol when he observed a suspicious incident involving two males and two vehicles in the 7-11 Store parking lot located on the corner of Route 9 and First Street in Forked River. Officer Dalziel ultimately conducted a traffic stop on one of the vehicles. An investigation determined that 24-year-old Michael A. Krasowski of Algonquin Trail in Forked River had just purchased alcoholic beverages and provided them to a 17-year-old male from Forked River. Michael A. Krasowski was issued a Special Form of Complaint for Making Alcohol Available to Underaged Persons and released at the scene. The 17-year-old male was issued a summons for speeding. In addition, the 17-year-old male from Forked River was later charged on a Juvenile Complaint with Underage Possession of Alcohol.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 9:59 p.m., Officers Elton Copes and Patrick Watkins responded to the 700 block of Meadow Lane in Forked River to serve an arrest warrant. Upon arrival the officers arrested 34-year-old Michael A. Madensky of Meadow Lane in Forked River, on an outstanding Hunterdon County warrant in the bail amount of $4081.25. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Michael A. Madensky was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Theft – On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the 1200 block of Olds Street in Forked River, for a theft report. The victim stated that a short time prior to contacting this agency he entered a restaurant located at 13 Lacey Road in Forked River, leaving his wallet and cell phone on the bench out front. When the victim returned his wallet, containing $50.00 was missing. A female suspect was identified and the incident is under investigation.
  • Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 11:39 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 South near Station Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 20-year-old Mahz Zafar of Persimmon Drive in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, for Possession of CDS. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Mahz Zafar was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less. In addition, he received traffic summonses for CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Maintain Lane.
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary and Criminal Mischief (Vehicle) – On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 400 block of Barnacle Road in Forked River in regard to an attempted burglary to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 10:00 p.m. on January 9, 2017, and 7:00 a.m. on January 10, 2017, an unknown person or persons attempted to force entry into his work vehicle by prying a door and doorlock. Entry was not gained, however, the cost to repair the damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.00.
  • Shoplifting – On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 2:05 p.m., Sergeant Robert Flynn and Officers Charles May and George Resetar responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 35-year-old Joseph J. Kelly of Mercer Drive in Toms River, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $300.00. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph J. Kelly was charged on a complaint warrant with shoplifting and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • Trespassing – On Monday, January 9, 2017, at 11:08 p.m., Officers Michael Verwey and Christopher Meyler responded to the Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for an individual refusing to the leave the store. Upon arrival it was determined that the accused, identified as 40-year-old Russell Cox of Bear Island Drive in Barnegat, NJ was trespassing as a result of being informed during a prior incident that he was not allowed in the store. As a result Russell Cox was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was processed and released after receiving a complaint summons for trespassing.
  • Municipal Ordinance Violation – On Monday, January 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Officers Frederick Anderson, Martin Julian, and Evan Androcy, responded to the 100 block of Greenwood Lane in Forked River, for a report of a possible burglary in progress.  A description of the potential suspect was provided. Upon arrival officers located 34-year-old Nicholas Kutassy of Merrimac Road in Forked River, who advised them that he was going to each residence in the area to solicit business. Nicholas Kutassy was issued a Special Form of Complaint and Summons charging him with Soliciting without a Permit. He was released from the scene pending a court date. The on-scene investigation revealed that a burglary did not occur.
  • Theft – On Monday, January 9, 2017, at 12:36 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Exelon, located at 800 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a report of a theft. The complainant reported that between August and December 2016, four (4) Toro Power Max Snow Blowers valued at $250.00 each were stolen from one of the rear buildings located on the site.  The incident is under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 7:03 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to police headquarters to serve an outstanding warrant on 29-year-old Diana Y. Gerges of Country Club Road in Livingston, NJ. The warrant was issued from the Lacey Township Municipal Court with a bail amount of $500.00. Diana Y. Gerges was processed and released after posting the full bail.
  • Shoplifting – On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 6:05 p.m., Officers Michael Baldasari and Jason Lee responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 30-year-old John M. Papiomitis of Capstan Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $397.00.  He was transported to police headquarters and processed. John M. Papiomitis was charged on a criminal warrant with shoplifting and later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 1:18 p.m., Special Officer Adam Bylsma took a report of Criminal Mischief to a Lacey Township Speed Limit sign. The sign,  located at the intersection of Twin River Drive and Arlington Lane North in Forked River, was spray-painted. The cost to repair the sign was estimated at $50.00.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 11:42 a.m., Special Officer Adam Bylsma took a report of Criminal Mischief to a Lacey Township “Dead End” sign. The sign, located on Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River, was spray-painted. The cost to repair the sign was estimated at $50.00.
  • DUI With Accident (Arrest) On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11:48 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to an aggressive driver complaint on Beach Boulevard in Forked River. A description of the vehicle was provided. Upon arrival, Officer Ricciardella located the vehicle in the parking lot of the Lacey Elks, located at 900 Beach Boulevard. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 28-year-old Todd M. Mai of Alpine Street in Forked River, for DUI. The investigation determined that Todd Mai was involved in a motor vehicle accident a short time prior on Station Drive in Forked River, and fled the scene. Todd Mai was transported to police headquarters and processed. Todd M. Mai was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Report an Accident and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The vehicle Todd Mai was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Shoplifting – On Friday, January 6, 2017, at 4:09 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. Investigation at the scene revealed that an unidentified male and two females stole merchandise valued at $1,404.91, by concealing the merchandise in two tote bags and leaving the store through an emergency exit. The incident is under investigation.

 

 

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