Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 1, 2018 through June 7, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 1, 2018 through June 7, 2018

 

 

 

  • Fraud – On Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 10:10 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to police headquarters to take a report of possible identity theft. The victim stated that she received an email from LifeLock indicating that her personal information had been compromised. The representative from LifeLock stated that someone used her name, Social Security Number, and date of birth to open a Verizon account in Texas and New Jersey. The accounts were blocked before any monetary loss. LifeLock notified all three credit bureaus to put a 90 day fraud alert on her information. The victim was advised to monitor her credit on all of her accounts.
  • Theft – On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 5:56 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow responded to the Wawa on Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of theft of gas. The gas attendant reported that a female in her early twenties driving a blue Kia with a Florida license plate asked for $10 worth of gas and left without paying for it. After the woman’s credit card was declined at the gas pump, she was advised to go inside and try paying with the credit card or another form of payment. The woman left the store without paying for the gas.
  • Theft- On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Officer John McKee took a theft report while at police headquarters. The victim reported that he had shipped three high priced items from the UPS Store, 348 Route 9, Lanoka Harbor, to a residence in Naples, Fl. Two of the three items arrived at the destination; however, the third item, a framed autographed photo of Ebbet’s Field, was missing. The estimated value of the theft is $5000.00. The incident remains under investigation.
  • DUI Arrest – On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 2:18 p.m., Officer John Simonson conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 South in Forked River near the Lacey Township Municipal Utilities Authority. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 60-year-old Stephen W. Matysek of Union Avenue in Linden, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Stephen Matysek was released after receiving motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Careless Driving, and Reckless Driving. The vehicle Stephen Matysek was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Fires – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 6:20 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the Chase Bank on Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of a mulch fire in the landscaping in front of the bank. An employee of the bank extinguished the fire with the bank’s fire extinguisher. A short time later, she observed a different part of the garden start to smoke. The Forked River Fire Department arrived on scene and sprayed the mulch to prevent any other flare-ups. No damage was sustained from the fires.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 10:16 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel arrested 29-year-old Wesley Krempel, of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River on two outstanding no bail criminal warrants out of Lacey Township Municipal Court. The arrest took place at the Lacey Township Police Department. He was processed and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility without incident.
  • Fraud – On Monday, June 4, 2018, at 8:09 p.m., Officer Brian Holt took a report from the victim of an email scam. The victim stated that he received an email from someone who he thought was his employer, that stated he was in a meeting, and asked if he could do a favor for him and purchase five, $100 iTune gift cards.   Shortly after that email, he received another email instructing him to scratch off the back of the cards to reveal the security codes and send a photo to him to which he complied. The employer then stated he needed more gift cards and to purchase $500 gift cards. At that point, he realized something was wrong and reported it to the police.
  • Fraud – On Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1:39 p.m., Officer Scott Anderson responded to police headquarters to take a report of credit card fraud. The victim reported that sometime back in October/November of 2017, he hired a man to do some work around his house. At some point, the man was inside his house and took the victim’s Home Depot credit card. The man charged $2,800 to the victim’s account. After agreeing to pay off the charges, the man paid only $1000 of the credit card debt and $1800 remained unpaid. At time of this report, the whereabouts of the handyman are unknown. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Fraud – On Friday, June 1, 2018, at 4:01 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to the 200 block of Sunset Drive in Forked River for a report of a possible credit card fraud. The victim stated he believed he was the victim of an internet scam. A pop-up advertisement on his computer stated his computer was hacked over 800 times and advised to call an 800 number for assistance. He spoke to a man by the name of “Dave” from Advanced Solutions who stated he would fix the issues for a fee of $1599. When the victim refused, “Dave” said he would give him a special senior discount and do it for $199. The victim agreed and provided his credit card and computer information. After hanging up the phone, the victim believed it was a scam and contacted his bank to stop payment on the credit card. The victim was advised to change all of his passwords from a different computer and cancel the credit card.
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