Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 22nd thru July 28, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 22nd thru July 28, 2014

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July 22nd, 2014 thru July 28th, 2014

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  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10:00 p.m., while officers were investigating a separate incident at the Lacey Branch of the Ocean County Library, the officers heard a motor vehicle crash occur at the intersection of Lacey Road and Route 9. The driver of the vehicle which crashed was observed leaving the scene; however, the vehicle was stopped by Officer George Resetar on Route 9 south of the scene near the intersection of Station Drive. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 38-year-old Wai K. Suen of South River Drive in Forked River, for DUI. Wai K. Suen also had two juvenile children in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Wai K. Suen was transported to police headquarters, processed, and served with motor vehicle summonses for DUI, reckless driving, improper turn, failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident. In addition, Wai K. Suen was charged with two separate counts of disorderly persons offence for being DUI with a minor children in a Motor Vehicle. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 8:23 p.m., Special Officer Michael Hutman conducted a traffic stop on Beach Boulevard near the intersection of Route 9 South in Forked River. Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 44-year-old Tara King of Keelson Drive in Waretown, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, served with summonses for DUI, refusal to submit to breath-testing, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. The vehicle Tara King was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Heroin Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:50 p.m., Patrol Officer George Resetar was assigned to a directed enforcement detail targeting suspected drug activity on Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. While conducting a surveillance, he observed what appeared to be drug distribution activity from a vehicle in front of 26 Laurel Boulevard. Officer Resetar observed the occupants of a red, 4 door, Volvo sedan engaged in suspicious activity. The vehicle was then observed quickly leaving the area by running the red light at Laurel Boulevard and Route 9. Officer Resetar immediately conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officer Resetar approached the vehicle as the occupants appeared to be attempting to hide contraband. Officer Resetar, assisted by Officer Michael Verwey, observed three bricks (50 bags each) of Heroin in plain view on the passenger side floor of the vehicle. The two male occupants in the vehicle were 26-year-old Justin C Hall (driver) of 411 Manapaqua Avenue, Lakehurst, NJ, and 29-year-old Donald L. Peardon (passenger) of 2401 Carey Lane in Vienna, Virginia. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The vehicle was impounded. The officers seized 200 wax folds (4 bricks) of Heroin, a hypodermic syringe, as well as other drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were charged with possession of Heroin, possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Donald Peardon was also found to have three active warrants out of Virginia for his arrest. Donald Peardon was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $75,000 bail as well as the outstanding Virginia warrants. Justin Hall was also charged with motor vehicle summonses for CDS in a motor vehicle and the red light violation then released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance. The investigation into drug activity on Laurel Boulevard is continuing and further charges are pending the outcome of further investigation.

  • Heroin Possession and Distribution (Arrests) – On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 23, 2014, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department executed a search warrant at 303 Enterprise Drive in Forked River as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation involving the distribution of heroin from the residence. The search warrant execution at 303 Enterprise Drive was completed simultaneously with a traffic stop on Lacey Road of a vehicle that contained four occupants from the residence. A search of the residence and the vehicle led to the recovery of 156 bags containing heroin, as well as a quantity of Alprazolam, and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, 63-year-old Robert Schramm, and the front seat passenger, 50-year old Rosemarie Schramm, of Stillwater Drive in Barnegat were arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin. Their adult daughter, 22-year-old Angelmarie Schramm, of 303 Enterprise Drive in Forked River, was also in the vehicle and was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute. Another rear seat passenger and resident of 303 Enterprise Drive, 27-year-old Karl Endreson, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Additionally, Angelmarie Schramm was charged with hindering her own apprehension after she provided detectives with a false name in an attempt to avoid the discovery of an active no-bail arrest warrant issued by the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department for the violation of her participation in Drug Court. Both Angelmarie Schramm and Karl Endreson, Jr. were lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $75,000 bail. The Lacey Township Detectives were assisted by the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department K-9 unit.

  • Drug Possession and Warrant (Arrests) – On Monday, July 28, 2014, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor for speeding. Officer Sarno identified that the license plates on the vehicle did not match the vehicle that was stopped. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the passenger, identified as 34-year-old Robert S. Lally of Attison Avenue in South Toms River, NJ, had three (3) warrants for his arrest. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Little Egg Harbor Municipal court in the amount of $350. Warrant number two (2) was issued from the Little Egg Harbor Municipal Court in the amount of $350, and warrant number three (3) was issued from the Seaside Park Municipal Court in the amount of $470. Upon arrest, Robert Lally was found to be in possession of Marijuana. The driver, identified as 21-year-old Edward Hayes of Leeward Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, was also found to be in possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia. They were both transported to police headquarters and processed. Robert Lally was charged with Possession of Marijuana. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail on the outstanding arrest warrants. Edward Hayes was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, Edward Hayes received traffic summonses for speeding, fictitious license plates, unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, and CDS in a motor vehicle.

  • Heroin and Steroid Possession (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:02 p.m., Officers Andrew Slota and Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant security checkpoint, located at 800 Route 9 South in Forked River, at the request of plant security, which had a suspicious vehicle stopped at the main entrance. Upon arrival at the scene, the officers were advised by OCNGS security that they had performed a security search of the vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle, identified as 45-year-old Jonathan S. Lloyd of Chapel Street in Waretown, NJ was found by security personnel to be in possession of 13 wax folds of heroin, a hypodermic syringe, marijuana, a glass smoking device, and a vial of anabolic steroids. Jonathan Lloyd was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Jonathan charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Anabolic Steroids, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. The driver of the vehicle, Jacob Moore, 3rd, of Villas, New Jersey, was issued motor vehicle summonses for driving with a suspended license and CDS in a motor vehicle.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Friday, July 25, 2014, at 8:05 p.m. Officer John McKee responded to the WAWA located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River for a report of two suspicious individuals possibly engaged in drug activity sitting behind the rear of the store. During the investigation at the scene, 44-year-old Leonard Brown of Taylor Lane in Forked River was found to possess marijuana and a silver smoking pipe. Leonard Brown was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Leonard Brown was processed and released after receiving a criminal summons charging him with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • Warrants and Possession of Hypodermic Syringe (Arrest) – On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:48 a.m., Officer John D. Simonson responded to the area of Birch Road and Hemlock Lane (Laurel Boulevard area) in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a report of a suspicious male subject walking in the area. Officer Simonson located the male subject, identified as 38-year-old Charles Howard of Sweetwood Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to Charles Howard’s arrest on two outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was a no bail warrant issued from the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department and warrant number two (2) was issued from the Lacey Township Municipal Court in the amount of $250. Upon arrest, Charles Howard was found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe. Charles Howard was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged with Possession of Hypodermic Needle and subsequently lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility on the outstanding arrest warrants.

  • Drug Possession and Warrant (Arrest) – On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 4:32 p.m., Officer Michael Hein conducted a traffic stop on Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 22-year-old Richard Colletta of Westwood Drive in Forked River on a Tinton Falls Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $360. Upon arrest, Richard Colletta was found to be in possession of Marijuana. Richard Colletta was transported to police headquarters, processed, and served with a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Richard Colletta also received traffic summonses for speeding and for driving with a suspended license. Richard Colletta posted the bail related to the arrest warrants.

  • Hindering Apprehension and Warrant (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 12:59 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to the area of Station Drive and Railroad Avenue in Forked River for a report from a concerned citizen of several people in the area acting suspiciously. During the course of the investigation, Officer Nick spoke with 21-year-old Amanda Naia of Tampa Road in Forked River who initially provided him with a false name in an attempt to hide the fact that she had two (2) warrants for her arrest. It was later determined that Amanda Naia had two active warrants for her arrest out of the Lacey Township Municipal Court – each in the amount of $250. Amanda Naia was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed, and released after posting bail. Amanda Naia was also charged on a criminal summons with hindering her own apprehension by providing a false name to police officers.

  • Warrant Arrest -On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:04 a.m., Officers Daniel Ricciardella and Anthony Sarno responded to the 900 block of Sinclair Avenue in Lanoka Harbor to serve an arrest warrant. Upon their arrival the officers arrested 52-year-old Timothy Ruhnke of Sinclair Avenue in Lanoka Harbor on an Ocean County Sherriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $7,500. Timothy Ruhnke was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting 10% bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:53 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe was investigating an animal complaint at 414 Route 9 South in Forked River. While investigating the incident and speaking with 19-year-old Hector Ceballos of Hollywood Drive in Forked River, an active warrant was discovered for his arrest. The warrant was issued by the Berkeley Township Municipal Court in the amount of $350. Hector Ceballos was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – On Friday, July 25, 2014, at 2:37 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the 900 block of Mallard Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a theft from a vehicle. The victim reported that between 8:30 p.m. on July 23, 2014, and 7:00 a.m. on July 24, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole his wallet containing two credit cards and approximately $1,300 in cash. The investigation is continuing.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11:32 a.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 31-year-old Marcus Lowe of Hemlock Drive in Lanoka Harbor, on two outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Sea Isle City Municipal Court in the amount of $81, and warrant number two (2) was issued from the New Gretna Municipal Court in the amount of $254. Marcus Lowe was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was issued a traffic summons for failure to inspect and was released after posting bail on the outstanding arrest warrants.

  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 9:04 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 900 block of Seagull Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that between 6:00 p.m. on July 23, 2014, and 8:00 a.m. on July 24, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle while parked in the driveway of his residence and stole approximately $30 worth of change and a small black pen flashlight valued at $10. The total theft was valued $40.

  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 4:30 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 800 block of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that during the overnight hours of July 23, 2014 into July 24, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle while parked in the driveway of his residence and stole his wallet valued at $25. The wallet contained $200 in cash. In addition, $50 in loose change was also stolen from the vehicle. The combined estimated value of the items stolen is $275.

  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 5:23 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 700 block of Fairview Lane in Forked River for a criminal mischief report. The victim reported that within the past year, an unknown person or persons cut the wire to her pool heater. Damage is estimated at $100.

  • Theft – On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 8:47 a.m., Officer John D. Simonson responded to the 800 block of Bowline Drive in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between the overnight hours of July 21, 2014, into July 22, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole seven (7) six foot siding jack extensions, (2) twelve foot siding jack extensions, and a six-foot step ladder, with a total value of $1,100.

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