Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 27th, 2018 through August 3, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 27th, 2018 through August 3, 2018

 

 

 

  • DWI Arrest – On Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1:18 a.m., Officer Martin Julian conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North near Lakeside Drive South. The driver of the vehicle, 58- year old Mark Startek, Lakeside Drive, was arrested for DWI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Mark Startek was later released after receiving summonses for DWI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Theft – On Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 1:58 a.m., Officers Martin Julian and Dimitri Tsarnas responded to Walmart on Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report that a male and female were leaving the parking lot riding two Walmart motorized shopping carts heading west on Haines Street. The store manager was notified. The Loss Prevention Department will be checking surveillance footage. The value of the theft is estimated at $1000.
  • DWI Arrest – On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 12:11 a.m., Officer Michael Baldasari conducted a motor vehicle stop on Western Boulevard and Brick Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Jennifer Musemeci of Ensign Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Jennifer Musemeci received summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Open Container. The vehicle she was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 11:58 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 2000 block of Hillwood Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the residence. It appeared that the vehicle had been scratched along both sides of the vehicle during the overnight hours of July 30th. The damage is estimated at $500.
  • DWI Arrest – On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 1:18 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North near McDonalds. The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Jill A. Valentino of Beach Boulevard in Forked River was arrested for DWI. Jill Valentino was transported to police headquarters and processed. She received summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Dim High Beams. The vehicle she was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, July 30, 2018, at 5:41 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 700 block of Montauk Drive in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a vacant residence. The house was spray-painted on the front door and siding with profanities. The paint appears to be the same green spray-paint used in other vandalism. Estimated damage to the home is $100.00.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, July 30, 2018, at 5:20 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to Cape May Drive in Forked River for a mailbox that was spray-painted with graffiti.   The damage is estimated at $50. In the nearby vicinity, a stop sign was sprayed-painted with what appeared to be the same green spray-paint. A total of three traffic signs were defaced. The Department of Public Works was notified of the damage to the signs.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, July 30, 2018, at 1:02 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer was dispatched to the dock area of 900 Beach Boulevard, Lacey Elks, in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a boat. The owner directed Officer Schaffer to his 23’ Sportscraft boat docked in the northeast corner of the marina. The right side of his boat was spray-painted in green letters. The damage to the boat is estimated at $300. He then directed me to a 20’ long trailer on the property. The trailer was spray-painted with what appeared to be the same green spray-paint. The damage to the trailer is estimated at $200. The criminal mischief may have occurred sometime between 6:00 p.m. on July 29th and 1:00 p.m. on July 30th.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, July 30, 2018, at 10:43 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht and Special Officer Robert Campolei responded to Lake Barnegat Beach on Lakeside Drive in Forked River for a report of a male and female on the beach without badges refusing to leave. The male, 32-year-old Raymond P. Sleeper of Glen Oak Drive in Forked River, began yelling at the badge checkers. Investigation at the scene found that Raymond Sleeper had a warrant out of Jackson Township Municipal Court for $350. He was transported to police headquarters and processed.
  • DWI Arrest – On Monday, July 30, 2018, at 12:29 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North and Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Tycen R. Stiffler of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor, for DUI. Tycen Stiffler was transported to police headquarters and processed. He received motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Maintenance of Lamps, and Possession of CDS in a MV. Additionally, he received a criminal summons charging him with possession of CDS. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • DWI Arrest – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, at 2:37 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the area of Lacey Road for a report of an aggressive driver. Investigation led to the arrest of the driver, 53-year-old Frederick A. Hatrak of Leeward Drive in Forked River, for DUI. Frederick Hatrak received summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Open Container. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Fire – On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Officer Noah Schaffer responded to Lakeside Drive South and Taylor Lane in Forked River for a telephone pole that was on fire. The Forked River Fire Department was already on scene. It appeared that a cable wire that ran from the ground up to the top of the pole shorted out and caught fire. The nearby residences on Taylor Lane suffered a temporary power outage. The damage to the pole was minor.
  • Burglary – On Friday, July 27, 2018, at 8:42 p.m., Officer Chris Meyler responded to the 1800 block of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River to take a report of a residential burglary. The homeowner reported that an unknown person(s) entered his home between Wednesday, July 25th, and Friday, July 27th, and took a cell phone, prescription medications, cash, and a watch. The value of the stolen merchandise is estimated at $848. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Kidnapping/Burglary/Aggravated Assault-On the night of June 12, 2018, police responded to a Caldwell Avenue, Forked River, home after a man reported being kidnapped. The victim was not on scene, and limited information was gathered at the scene. Shortly after, the victim arrived at police headquarters explaining that he was assaulted and kidnapped while in Seaside Heights. The man apparently suffered extensive injuries including broken bones in his face and leg. The victim was reportedly assaulted by the attacker as he waited in a car for a female companion. The suspect reportedly entered the vehicle striking the victim numerous times and then forcing him into his (suspect) vehicle. The victim was continually assaulted as the suspect drove him to Forked River where he eventually escaped from the car. The continued investigation led to charges being filed on Kevin Johnson, 52, East Main Street, Tuckerton. On July 27, 2018, Kevin Johnson was located at a Toms River residence and arrested by members of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshals. Johnson was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in accordance with Bail Reform. His criminal charges included Kidnapping, Burglary, and Aggravated Assault.
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