Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 12th through July 18th , 2019

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 12th through July 18th , 2019

 

 

 

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was patrolling the area of Arient Road in reference to a suspicious person.  The subject identified as 39-year-old, Jason M. Close of Jay Street, Forked River was found to have an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal warrant in the amount of $600.  He was arrested and transported to the police station for processing where he was released on his own recognizance.
  • Fraud – On Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 2:04 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to the 1700 block of Anchorage Way in Forked River for a victim complaint of attempted fraud. The victim advised Officer Nick that he received a phone call from from the U.S. Marshall’s Service (Glan Smith) advising him that his social security number was compromised.  He requested that the victim respond to a local store and use one of his credit cards to buy gift cards in order to track his social security number.  The complainant felt that this subject did not appear to be legitimate and notified the police of the incident.
  • Fraud/Identity Theft – On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5:23 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to police headquarters for a victim complaint of identity theft. The victim advised Officer McKee that unknown person(s) used his social security number to open up a TJ MAXX account along with a Best Buy account.  The suspect was able to charge a $1,300 Apple computer on the Best Buy account.  The suspect also attempted to purchase a $15,000 jet ski from a Pennsylvania dealership.  The victim was alerted by a fraud detection specialist and the transaction did not go through.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 4:01 p.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to police headquarters for a subject being turned over by the NJSP with multiple outstanding warrants. The subject, 65-year-old, Albert Rentas of Ridgemont Drive in Lanoka Harbor was processed on four outstanding traffic warrants out of Carteret, Toms River, Berkeley Township and Middletown Township totaling $4,250.  He was also processed on an outstanding Lacey Township no bail warrant for fraud and taken to Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.
  • Theft – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 5:28 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 2000 block of Brookdale Park Drive in Forked River for a report of a Theft. The caller reported that blank checks previously stolen had recently been cashed.  This incident remains under investigation.
  • Theft – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 5:24 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 1300 block of Leguene Avenue in Forked River for a report of a theft. The caller reported that their front license plate was removed from their vehicle along with an EZ pass tag that was attached to the plate.
  • Illegal Dumping – On Monday, July 15, 2019, at 7:21 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to the area of Lacey Road near Carriage Road for a report of Illegal Dumping. The caller reported that an unknown vehicle dumped large amounts of construction debris near Double Trouble Road.  A work order was sent to DPW to pick up the debris.
  • Burglary – On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 9:48 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to the Signature Barber Shop (336 lacey Road) in reference to a burglary.  The rear door of the building had been forced open sometime overnight and unknown person(s) entered the building.  Two locked register drawers were opened and $4,200 in cash was stolen.  This incident remains under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 12:57 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop near Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard for maintenance of lamps. The driver, 29-year-old Victor S. Ponaski of 1807 Iger Way, Bayville, was found to be driving while suspended and also had an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $1,630.  Further investigation led to the arrest of the passenger, 32-year-old Adam Ponaski of 1807 Iger Way, Bayville for two outstanding warrants out of Toms River ($500) and Upper Township ($500).  Adam Ponaski was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle used to inject CDS.  Both suspects were arrested, processed and transported to Ocean County Correctional Facility in accordance with bail reform.
  • Fraud – On Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 9:01 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the police department to meet with a victim of a fraud. The victim provided a credit card (Bank of America) statement with $672.77 in fraudulent charges. The victim advised Officer Abrecht that he observed the improper charges on his credit card and cancelled the account.  The transactions occurred out of Fort Myers, Florida.
  • Fire (House) – On Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11:43 p.m., Officer Brian Holt and Sergeant George Resetar responded to the 1900 block of Glen Oak Drive in reference to a house fire. The fire caused minimal damage and appeared to have started in an outdoor light fixture.
  • Theft – On Friday, July 12, 2019, at 7:21 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded the 1200 block of Taylor Lane for a theft report. The victim advised Officer Verwey that she was missing checks and a gold necklace from her residence.  The items stolen were valued at approximately $82.00.  The victim believes that the items were stolen by someone known to her.
  • Illegal Dumping – On Friday, July 12, 2019, at 12:25 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to 820 Municipal Lane in Forked River for a report of Illegal Dumping.  The caller reported that a vehicle dumped rotten food in cans in the recycling center.  The items were removed by the subject.

 

 

 

 

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