Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 6th through July 13th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – July 6th through July 13th, 2017

 

 

 

 

  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Thursday, July 13, 2017, at approximately 6:17 p.m., Officers John McKee, Patrick Watkins and Sergeant Robert Flynn responded to a the Staples parking lot in reference to a shoplifter that fled the store with the items. The Shoplifter 46-year-old Ronald R. Fariss Jr, of 45 Locker Street, Beachwood, NJ fled the scene on a bicycle and refused officers commands to stop. He was pursued into Berkeley Township where he was taken into custody by Officer Patrick Watkins after resisting arrest. He was charged with multiple charges consisting of; Resisting Arrest, Eluding, Hindering Apprehension, Obstructing, Aggravated Assault, Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief, and Possession of an Anti-Shoplifting device.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Thursday, July 13, 2017, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to a residence on Barnacle Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that while they were in the garage of the residence, unknown person(s) had just thrown large rocks through three front windows of the residence. The rocks damaged three windows, three sets of blinds, two, coffee tables, a mirror, and a 52 inch Toshiba television. The damage is estimated at $3000.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at approximately 10:34 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of criminal mischief. The manager reported that a former employee, 29-year-old Ryan Stillwagon, of East Hickory Drive in Lanoka Harbor damaged an Apple I pad Procell and two scented candle warmers with a total value of $918. Ryan Stillwagon was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with criminal mischief.
  • Theft – On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at approximately 4:06 p.m., Officer Michael Baldasari responded to Lacey Police Headquarters for a report of theft. The victim reported that between June 28, 2017 and June 30, 2017 unknown person(s) entered her Forked River home and stole her diamond engagement ring, a men’s Rolex watch, and a men’s wristwatch. The value of the jewelry is approximately $29,300.
  • Mulch Fire – On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at approximately 2:43 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to J. Lorton and Company, 421 Route 9 in Forked River, for a report of a mulch fire. The mulch was located in front of the business along the sidewalk and the fire appeared to have been the result of numerous discarded cigarettes. No property damage was sustained as a result. The Forked River Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
  • Drug Arrest – On Monday, July 10, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Officer Jason Lee observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot of the former TD Bank, located at Route 9 and Beach Boulevard in Forked River. Upon speaking with the driver of the vehicle, Officer Lee discovered that he had a suspended driver’s license. Further investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 44-year-old Dale R. Dexter of River Drive in Toms River, NJ for possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia. 28-year-old Deanna F. Batelli of Grantwood Drive in Toms River, NJ was also arrested at the scene for possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both suspects were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters for processing and charging. Dale Dexter was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Driving While Suspended. Dale Dexter was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing. Deanna Batelli was charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released on a criminal summons.
  • Power Outage – On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Lacey Township experienced a power outage throughout most of the township. Ocean Township (Waretown) and Barnegat Township also experienced the outage. Approximately 25,000 combined residents were without power for 2 ½ hours. During this event all traffic lights were out, with the exception of the lights north of Lacey Road and Route 9. All lights had to be maintained by police during the outage. The outage occurred due to a transformer fire located off-site on Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station (Exelon), 800 Route 9 South in Forked River. The fire was extinguished by the Forked River Fire Department along with the New Jersey State Forest Fire services. All of the power was restored by 8 p.m.
  • Drug Arrest – On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at approximately 12:26 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel and Officer Scott Keefe responded to the end of Holmes Avenue North in Forked River for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller reported that four occupants exited the vehicle and entered the nearby woods. Upon arrival the officers had met with the driver, 23-year-old Frank A. Deven of Wallace Avenue in Forked River, who had returned to the vehicle alone. Upon speaking with Frank Deven at his vehicle, the officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Frank Deven for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Frank Deven was transported to Lacey Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was also issued a traffic summons for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 11:21 a.m., Special Officer Edgar Lenkauskas responded to the 232 Route 9 North in Forked River for a report of graffiti. Unknown person(s) spray painted white paint on the windows of the vacant building. The owner of the building was notified to remove the graffiti. The damage was valued at approximately $200.
  • Drug Arrest – On Saturday, July 8, 2017, at 12:04 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Route 9 and Oak Street in Forked River for a vehicle with a headlight out. While speaking with the driver, Officer Dalziel detected the odor of Marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The driver was identified as 20-year-old Davon D. Carrasquillo of Lucy Lane in Toms River, NJ. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Davon Carrasquillo for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Davon Carrasquillo was transported to Lacey Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less, Underage Possession of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, Maintenance of Lamps, Driving with a Suspended License, and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Davon Carrasquillo was transported and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • Theft – On Friday, July 7, 2017, at 2:12 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy was dispatched to the 1700 Block of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River for a report of theft. The victim reported that, between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on July 7, 2017, unknown person(s) stole a 30 foot 50 amp ship to shore electrical cord that was plugged into a trailer that was in the driveway of his residence. The cord is valued at $300.
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