Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 14th through July 20th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 14th through July 20th, 2017

  • Burglary and Theft (Construction Equipment) – On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 8:55 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to police headquarters for a theft report. The victim reported that between July 7, 2017 and July 18, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole several batteries from his Terex backhoe while it was parked on the 400 block of Route 9 South in Forked River. The theft is estimated at $300.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 7:51 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to Ambermist Way in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant, who is the on-site supervisor for a construction company, reported that between 4:30 p.m. on July 19, 2017 and 7:51 a.m. on July 20, 2017, an unknown person or persons smashed out a window on a company van and stole two framing nail-guns valued at $800. The Lacey Township Police Detective Bureau responded and is investigating.
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 5:34 p.m., Officer Michael Hein took a report of damage to a vehicle. The victim reported that between 1:30 p.m. on July 17, 2017, and 5:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017, an unknown person or persons damaged her vehicle while it was parked at her residence on the 1300 block of Wood Avenue in Forked River. The damage consisted of three separate tool marks that appear to have been caused by a pry bar, to the frame surrounding the front driver’s side door of the vehicle. It appears that an unknown person or persons attempted to force entry into the vehicle. Entry was not gained and the damage is estimated at $500.
  • Burglary (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 9:14 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 1400 block of Earie Way in Forked River, for a theft report. The victim reported that between last evening, July 18, 2017, and 8:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle and rummaged through it. At the time of the report, the victim was unsure if anything was taken from the vehicle.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 8:49 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 1500 block of Dee Road in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between 7:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017 and 8:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle and stole $2.00 in change.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 8:04 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 1400 block of Foch Avenue in Forked River, for a theft report. The victim reported that between 6:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017 and 8:00 a.m. on July 19, 2017, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole $5.00 in change.
  • DUI Arrest with Accident – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 1:01 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the area of Daytona Road and Beach Boulevard for a report of a vehicle that struck a fire hydrant and left the scene. An investigation led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 36-year-old Randall H. Murphy, of Daytona Road in Forked River for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Randall H. Murphy was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Refusal to Provide Breath Samples, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Failure to Stop or Yield. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 11:41 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 North and Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 25-year-old Neil A. Larsen, of Hemlock Drive in Lanoka Harbor, for Possession of CDS. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Neil A. Larsen was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, he received traffic summonses for Driving While Suspended and CDS in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:24 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the area of Maple Lane in Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that an unknown person or persons threw a rock through the family room window shattering one half of the window. The damage is estimated at $300.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Alyssa N. Eddy of Williams Avenue in Forked River for shoplifting merchandise valued at $61.52. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Alyssa Eddy was released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 8:27 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 600 block of Challenger Way in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. During the overnight hours the victim’s parked vehicle’s tire was slashed with two razor blades. The tire is estimated at $175.
  • Drug and Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 5:29 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to Lakeside Drive South and Parker Avenue in Forked River, for a report of two suspicious males. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Joseph J. Caputo 4th of Barnacle Road in Forked River for an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the bail amount of $8194. He was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe. In addition, 29-year-old Alan Hill of Taylor Lane in Forked River, was arrested on an outstanding Galloway Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $750. They were both transported to police headquarters and processed. Alan Hill was released ROR on the warrant by the Galloway Township Police Department. Joseph Caputo 4th was charged on a criminal warrant with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • DUI Arrest – On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 12:35 a.m., Officer Jason Lee was on patrol near the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, when he observed what appeared to be a verbal altercation occurring in the parking lot. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 46-year-old Lisa L. Aguayo, of Brighton Road in Barnegat, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Lisa Aguayo was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and having an Open Container of Alcoholic in a Motor Vehicle.
  • Warrant Arrest (Multiple) – On Monday, July 17, 2017, at 10:53 p.m., Officers Anthony Sarno and Michael Baldasari responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, in an attempt to serve several warrants. Upon arrival Officers met with and arrested the accused, identified as 26-year-old William Dickson of Bayville, NJ, on several outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Lacey Township Municipal Court and was a no-bail warrant for the charge of Child Endangerment. Warrant number two (2) was issued by the Montville Municipal Court in the bail amount of $800, and warrant number three (3) was issued by the Saddle Brook Municipal Court in the bail amount of $240. Warrant number four (4) was issued by the Seaside Heights Municipal Court in the bail amount of $301 and warrant number five (5) was issued by the Garwood Municipal Court in the bail amount of $540. William Dickson was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility.
  • Theft – On Monday, July 17, 2017, at 3:42 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 100 block of Station Drive in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between July 10, 2017, and July 17, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole his 9 foot long “Frenzy” kayak valued at $600 from the backyard of his residence.
  • Shoplifting Arrest On Monday, July 17, 2017, at 12:26 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Darrell Nick responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 52-year-old Debra A. Kaczmarek, of Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $295. Debra Kaczmarek was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. She was released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  • Criminal Mischief (School Property) – On Monday, July 17, 2017, at 8:40 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the Mill Pond Elementary School, located on Western Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of criminal mischief. After meeting with the school principal, it was determined that between 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017, and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017, unknown person or persons damaged playground equipment on school property. The equipment consisted of two plastic picnic tables and a plastic sandbox located between the school building and the classroom trailer on the west side of the school. The damage is estimated at $200.
  • Theft (Residence) – On Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 12:14 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to Police Headquarters to take a report of theft that occurred on in a Forked River area home. The victim reported she kept $30,000 in a fire safe and the money was removed from it. The Lacey Township Police Detective Bureau is investigating.
  • Drug Arrest – On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 11:16 p.m., Officer Jason Lee conducted a traffic stop on Lakeside Drive East and Route 9 South, in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 23-year-old Bryan J. Berner, of West Street, in Braintree, MA, for Possession of CDS. Bryan Berner was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged on a criminal summons with Possession of CDS. In addition, he received traffic summonses for CDS in a motor vehicle and impeding the flow of traffic.
  • Theft – On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 3:06 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to police headquarters to take a theft report. The victim reported that between July 13, 2017 and July 15, 2017, one of two central air conditioning units was removed from the side of her residence on Hoyt Street in Forked River. The approximate value of the unit is $2500.

 

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