Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 6th thru 12th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 6th thru 12th, 2015

Police Blotter 1Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release

January 6th thru  12th,  2015

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  • Motor Vehicle Accident – On Monday, January 12, 2015, at 7:49 a.m., Officers Jeff Slota and Frederick Anderson responded to a one car motor vehicle accident involving a telephone pole on West Lacey Road near Mule Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township. Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, identified as 68-year-old Eugene H. Wolbert of Waretown, NJ, was traveling east on Lacey Road when he crossed over the westbound lane of Lacey Road and struck a telephone pole, splitting the pole in half. After striking the telephone pole, the vehicle continued into the woods where it came to a stop. Eugene Wolbert suffered an arm injury and was transported to Community Medical Center by the Lacey Township EMS.

  • Natural Gas Leak – On Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 10:56 p.m., Officer George Resetar was on patrol when he was informed of a natural gas odor coming from the area of Route 9 and Bay Way in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Officer Resetar, along with the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department, responded to the area. The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department detected natural gas present in the area. New Jersey Natural Gas was contacted and responded to the scene. The gas leak was confirmed to be along Route 9 just south of the Cedar Creek Bridge near Berkeley Township. The portion of Route 9 between the Lacey Township and Berkeley Township border that crosses the Cedar Creek was briefly closed then reduced to one lane of travel alternating north and south bound traffic. This caused significant traffic delays. The repair took an extended period of time lasting through to the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 2:13 a.m., Officer Charles May conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 27-year-old Robert J. Anderson of Motor Road in Pine Beach, NJ, for DUI. Robert J. Anderson was transported to police headquarters and processed. Robert J. Anderson was issued traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, January 10, 2015, at 12:05 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas observed a vehicle passing in a no passing zone on Route 9 near Taylor Lane. Officer Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near Beach Boulevard in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 22-year-old Joshua Alotta of 5th Street in Waretown, NJ, for DUI. Joshua Alotta was transported to police headquarters, processed, and issued traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Improper Passing. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 4:11 p.m., Officers Daniel Ricciardella and Michael Eden responded to the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for an adult male shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Jason Foley of Bittern Lane in Bayville, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $199. Originally, Jason Foley provided his brother’s name and identifiers. As a result, he was processed on his brother’s name and released on a criminal summons charging him with Shoplifting. A short time later, the investigation revealed that Jason Foley had provided false information to hinder his arrest for both the shoplifting charge and the fact that he had an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department arrest warrant in the amount of $10,000. A warrant was prepared charging Jason Foley with the original Shoplifting charge, along with hindering his own apprehension. Bail for these charges was set at $5,000. Furthermore, a second warrant in the amount of $5,000 was prepared charging Jason Foley with False Impersonation. Jason Foley has not yet been arrested on these new charges. As of the time
    of this news release, the warrants totaling $20,000 for Jason Foley are still active. Anyone with information on his current location is asked to contact the Lacey Township Police Department at 609-693-6636 or submit an anonymous tip through the police department website at www.laceypd.org/crime-tips/.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident – On Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 10:53 a.m., Sergeant Vincent Meehan and Keith Pearce responded to Dover Road in the Bamber Lakes section of Forked River for a severe motor vehicle accident involving one vehicle into the woods. Preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling north on Dover Road when it went off the roadway striking a telephone pole and then went off into the woods. The driver, 44-year-old John Stevens of Forked River, was flown to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, where he remains in critical condition. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Berkeley Township Police Department, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Criminalistics Investigation Unit responded.

  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 6:11 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 200 block of Quail Lane North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that within the past two weeks, an unknown person or persons entered the residence and damaged the sheetrock on the interior walls. Damage to the walls was estimated at $100. There were no signs of forced entry.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 1:27 p.m., Officers Michael Hein and Scott Anderson responded to the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for an adult male shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 28-year-old Roy Black of Butler Boulevard in Bayville, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at approximately $35. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Roy Black was issued a criminal summons for the theft and traffic summons for driving to the location with a suspended license.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at 11:33 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy conducted a traffic stop on South Street in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 49-year-old Ellen M. Tar of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor on two (2) outstanding arrest warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Ocean Township (Waretown) Municipal Court in the amount of $500 and warrant number two (2) was issued by the Aberdeen Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1,000. In addition, she was issued a traffic summons for driving with a suspended license. Ellen Tar was later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.

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