Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 20, 2018 through July 26th, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 20, 2018 through July 26th, 2018

 

 

 

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 1:40 p.m., Officers Darrell Nick, Dan Ricciardella, and Special Officer Austin Deane responded to the 500 block of Elwood Street in Forked River to serve a warrant out of Lacey Township Municipal Court on 39-year-old Brenna A. Haase, Elwood street, Forked River, in the amount of $1000. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Brenna Haase was unable to post bail and was transferred to the Ocean County Correctional Facility without incident.
  • Fraud – On the morning of Wednesday, July 25, 2018, Officer Dan Ricciardella investigated a matter involving credit card fraud. A local business reported that the company credit card was used fraudulently to make over $600 in purchases. Officer Ricciardella was able to identify the suspect through surveillance video and with the help of the business owner, was able to identify the suspect as an employee of the business. On Thursday, July 26, 2018, 25-year-old Christopher Muraczewski was arrested by detectives and charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. Christopher Muraczewski was released on his own recognizance pending a Court appearance.
  • Burglary – On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 8:23 a.m., Officer John McKee responded to Nautilus Boulevard in Forked River for a report of a residential burglary. The victim reported that while she and her husband were away, someone entered her secured home without permission and stole cash, tools, and gift cards totaling over $700. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Motor Vehicle Fire – On Monday, July 23, 2018, at 10:38 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Patrick Watkins responded to Jacqueline Court in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a vehicle on fire that was making contact with the house. The Lanoka Harbor and Forked River Fire Departments arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad was also on scene. Ocean County Fire Marshall’s Office responded to investigate the cause. The fire was deemed accidental due to electrical/mechanical failure.
  • DUI Arrest – On Monday, July 23, 2018, at 1:50 a.m., Officer Brian Holt conducted a motor vehicle stop on Western Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for speeding. Investigation at the scene led to arrest of the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Justin D. Hemlock of Enterprise Drive in Forked River for DUI. Justin Hemlock was transported to police headquarters where he was processed. He received summonses for Reckless Driving, Speeding, and DWI and was released without incident.
  • DWI with Accident – On Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 10:41 a.m., Officer Michael Hutman responded to the intersection Lake Barnegat Drive North and Lacey Road for a motor vehicle accident. Officers Jeffrey Slota and Special Officer Michael Moeller responded to the scene. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 38-year-old Corry L. Ferriday of Bay Parkway in Waretown, NJ, for DWI. Corry Ferriday was transported to police headquarters and processed receiving summonses for DWI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle she was driving was impounded pursuant to Johns Law.
  • Burglary/Boat – On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 2:56 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to police headquarters to take a report of theft. The victim stores his boat in Southwinds Marina on East Lacey Road in Forked River. The victim reported that when he removed the shrink-wrap from the boat on June 1, 2018, he noticed that the canvas to the boat had been stolen along with two snap-in carpets that were inside the boat. The estimated stolen property value is $7,400. It appears that the theft took place between May of 2018 and June of 2018.
  • Shoplifting – On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 12:08 p.m., Officers Michael Hutman and Jeffrey Slota responded to Walmart on Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a shoplifter in custody. The suspect, 38-year-old Petrina Kenny of Madison Avenue in Bayville, NJ, was observed concealing merchandise inside her purse totaling over $77. Petrina Kenny was transported to police headquarters and processed receiving a summons for Shoplifting. She was given a courtesy transport to her vehicle.
  • Fraud – On Friday, July 20, 2018, at 3:35 p.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to Lower Lake Drive in Forked River for a report of a suspicious incident. The victim stated that an unknown person(s) hacked his iTunes account. He called a customer service number whom he believed was an Apple customer service number and the associate advised him to purchase a $50 iTunes gift card and provide the pin number to him.   He was advised to purchase more gift cards, five in total, and provide the codes to the associate. He then realized he was being scammed.
  • CDS Arrest- On Friday, July 13, 2018, members of the Lacey Township Detective Bureau observed what appeared to be a drug transaction amongst occupants of a motor vehicle. A resident of 421 Lake Barnegat Drive, Forked River, was seen entering the rear seat of a vehicle parked in front of the home, then exiting shortly after. The investigation at the scene determined that an exchange of heroin for money was made. Keith Sheedy, 43, of Weehawkin Ave, Forked River, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and distribution of heroin. The driver of the vehicle, Danielle Matturro, 45, of Juniper Pl, Toms River, and passengers Vanessa Quinto, 40, of Buckingham Drive, Mancchester, and James Stanley, 45, of Walnut St, Toms River, were all arrested and charged with possession of heroin. Matturro was also charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin. Each of the arrestees was released on their own recognizance in accordance with bail reform. The owner of the home, Allen Bush, 76, was issued a summons for maintaining a nuisance.
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