Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 15th thru 20th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 15th thru 20th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

July 15th thru July 20th, 2015

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  • Structure Fire – On Monday, July 20, 2015, at 4:18 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 800 block of Tiller Drive in Forked River for a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, a large portion of the fire had been extinguished by an off-duty fireman who utilized a garden hose. The Forked River Fire Department responded and extinguished the remainder of the fire. The fire was located mainly on the north side of the residence. The Ocean County Fire Marshal responded and determined the fire to be accidental. The fire appears to have started in a garbage can that was outside on the north side of the residence and spread to the siding on the house.

  • Shoplifting (Arrests) – On Monday, July 20, 2015, at 3:18 p.m., Officers Jason Lee and John Cernek responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for adult male shoplifters in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 29-year-old Matthew Clinton of Devon Street in Forked River and 29-year-old Ryan Lee of Spruce Road in Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting merchandise valued at approximately $30. They were both transported to police headquarters and processed. Both Matthew Clinton and Ryan Lee were charged with Shoplifting.

  • Theft – On Monday, July 20, 2015, at 11:44 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the 1800 block of Ridge Road in Forked River for a stolen bicycle. The complainant reported that between 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole a green Mongoose Freestyle BMX bicycle valued at $100 from the front-yard of the residence.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Monday, July 20, 2015, at 8:12 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the 200 block of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 12:00 a.m. and 4:45 a.m., an unknown person or persons smeared feces all over their vehicle. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence at the time and there was no permanent damage.

  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Monday, July 20, 2015, at 4:20 a.m., Officer Patrick Watkins met with a complainant at police headquarters in regard to criminal mischief. The complainant stated that sometime between the evening hours on Sunday, July 19, 2015 and 4:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, an unknown person or persons damaged his residential mailbox on the 100 block of Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor. In addition, a vehicle that was parked at the residence sustained damage. The total damage is estimated at $100.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 11:14 p.m., Sergeant Paul Sullivan, Jr. conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road near Newark Avenue in Forked River. Officer Anthony Sarno responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 60-year-old Joseph T. Riggi of Azalea Drive in Manchester, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph T. Riggi was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, DUI Breath Test Refusal, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 4:49 p.m., Officer John D. Simonson responded to the 800 block of Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a residential burglary. The victim reported that during the day an unknown person or persons entered the residence and stole cash and jewelry with a total value of approximately $3,000. There were no signs of forced entry. Detective Brian Flynn responded and is handling the investigation.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 2:12 a.m., during a DUI Checkpoint located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Brian Holt arrested 24-year-old Daniel Woods, Jr. of Schooner Avenue in Barnegat, NJ, on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued by the Barnegat Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500. Daniel Woods, Jr. was transported to police headquarters and processed. Barnegat Township Municipal Court released him ROR pending a new court date.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 12:33 a.m., during a DUI Checkpoint located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Jason Lee arrested 27-year-old Oral Youmans of Ridge Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ, on two outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Wall Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1,414 and warrant number (2) was issued by the Neptune Township Municipal Court in the amount of $315. Oral Youmans was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was later transferred to the custody of the Wall Township Police Department.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 12:21 a.m., during a DUI Checkpoint located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Charles May arrested 49-year-old Mark Sosis of Pensacola Road in Forked River for Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Mark Sosis was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, he received a traffic summons for CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 12:17 a.m., during a DUI Checkpoint located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Julie Barcalow arrested 34-year-old Jesse D. Wirtz of Schooner Avenue in Barnegat, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Jesse D. Wirtz was charged with Possession of Marijuana. In addition, he received traffic summonses for Driving without a License as well as CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 12:08 a.m., during a DUI Checkpoint located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Adam Ewart arrested 31-year-old Dorian Knorr of Seabright Road in Forked River on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued from the Brick Township Municipal Court in the amount of $750. Dorian Knorr was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail. In addition Dorian Knorr received a traffic summons for Driving with a Suspended License.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 10:45 p.m., during a DUI Checkpoint, located on Old Shore Road and Route 9 South in Forked River, Officer Brian Holt arrested 20-year-old Zachary Vincent of Lacey Road in Forked River. Zachery Vincent was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and transported to police headquarters. He was processed and charged with Possession of Marijuana. In addition, Zachary Vincent received a traffic summons for CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Suspicious Incident (Possible Attempted Burglary) – On Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 2:22 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 700 block of Drew Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for an attempted burglary. The complainant reported that earlier on July 18, 2015, at 7:11 a.m., he was home when a male subject rang his doorbell. After a short period of not answering the door, the male subject attempted to open the front door by turning the doorknob; however, the door was locked. The complainant opened the front door and observed the male suspect exiting from the area of his garage which had been closed. The male suspect then ran from the scene. It does not appear anything was stolen prior to the suspect being confronted. The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing a black t-shirt and camouflage pants. Detective Lieutenant Christopher Cornelius responded to the scene and is handling the investigation.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the Main Street Laundromat located at 302 Route 9 South in Forked River for criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, an unknown person or persons smashed the front passenger side window of his vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot. The damage is estimated at $150.

  • Drug Possession (Arrests) – On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at 5:32 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the Beach Boulevard bridge, located on Beach Boulevard just East of Pasadena Drive in Forked River, for a report from a resident of subjects underneath the  bridge smoking Marijuana. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Timothy Matthews of Nantucket Road in Forked River, along with two juvenile males from Forked River for Possession of Marijuana. All three were transported to police headquarters and processed. Timothy Matthews was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both juveniles were released to a parent after being charged on a juvenile complaint with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.