Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 9th thru 15th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 9th thru 15th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

June 9th thru June 15th, 2015

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  • Criminal Mischief and Traffic Collision – On Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 9:47 p.m., Sergeant Robert Flynn, along with Officers Patrick Watkins and George Resetar, responded to the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Anchor Drive in Forked River for a road rage incident resulting in a motor vehicle crash. An investigation at the scene determined that just prior to the crash, Driver #2, identified as 77-year-old Dale Pierson of Forked River, believed he was being followed by the vehicle behind him, and as a result, reportedly conducted a U-turn on Sunrise Boulevard in an attempt to flee the other vehicle (Vehicle #1). The other vehicle was being driven by 27-year-old Nicholas Blaszka of Forked River who was on the phone with police headquarters reporting the driver of Vehicle #2 as an erratic driver. As Dale Pierson was in his U-turn, the vehicle being operated by Nicholas Blaszka stopped and had begun to back up, and while doing so, impacted the passenger side of Vehicle #2. After the crash, Dale Pierson reportedly exited his vehicle, approached Vehicle #1,  and reportedly began punching the driver’s side door causing damage estimated at $200. The driver of Vehicle #1 stated that he was following Vehicle #2 because he was driving aggressively and nearly caused an accident. Nicholas Blaszka was issued a traffic summons for careless driving and Dale Pierson was issued traffic summonses for operating an unregistered vehicle and conducting an improper U-turn. In addition, Dale Pierson was charged on a special complaint-summons at the scene with Criminal Mischief for causing damage to the vehicle by punching it. A 72-year-old female passenger in Dale Pierson’s vehicle was transported by Lacey EMS to CMC as a result of chest pains.

  • Traffic Collision – On Sunday, June 14, 2015, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick and Special Officer Edgar Lenkauskas responded to Route 539 near mile marker 18 for a motor vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle being operated by 21-year-old Joseph Krauchick of Barnegat, NJ, was traveling south on Route 539 when he crossed over into the northbound lane and sideswiped a vehicle (vehicle 2) being operated by 50-year-old Lynda Lacampo of Oxford, NJ. Crash Investigator Sergeant Robert Flynn, along with the Bamber Lakes Fire Department, Lacey Township EMS, and Monoc paramedics responded to assist. Joseph Krauchick suffered a head injury and was flown by medivac to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, for treatment. Joseph Krauchick received traffic summonses for Failure to Maintain Lane and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. Lynda Lacampo was not reported to be injured in the collision.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol – On Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 12:54 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road near Shodda Street in Forked River for a traffic violation. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the passenger, identified as 18-year-old Colin Rhoades of Hill Street in Lanoka Harbor, for Underage Possession of Alcohol. He was issued a special complaint and summons charging him with the offense and was released at the scene. The driver was not charged.

  • Theft from an Auto – On Friday, June 12, 2015, at 11:12 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to a Haines Street East residence in regard to a theft. The complainant reported that between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her handicapped placard.

  • Brush Fire – On Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 11:55 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota was on patrol in the Bamber Lakes section of Lacey Township when he was advised of a brush fire on Swains Bog Road. Officer Slota arrived on scene and located the small brush fire. The Bamber Lakes and Forked River Fire Departments, along with the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service, arrived on scene and extinguished the blaze. There were no reported injuries and the fire was ruled accidental.

  • Theft from an Auto – On Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the 400 block of Barnacle Road in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, and 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole $5 in change, a Garmin GPS, and a bottle of Oxycodone pills. The total theft is estimated at $200.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 1:24 p.m., Officer Jason Lee conducted a traffic stop on Lake Barnegat Drive North near Cranberry Court. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 55-year-old Hugh Cogan of Pine Beach, NJ, on an outstanding Eatontown Borough Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $150. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Hugh Cogan was released after posting bail.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 12:28 p.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the 1200 block of Gemini Court in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole two orange traffic cones that had been placed at the front of his driveway. The cones are valued at $50.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 10:53 p.m., Officers John D. Simonson and Patrick Watkins responded to a Circle Drive residence in Forked River for a theft report. During the course of the theft investigation, Officers Simonson and Watkins responded to a residence on Leguene Avenue in Forked River. While at the residence, the officers believed that drug use was in progress at the residence. An investigation was conducted at the scene which resulted in the location of a Marijuana smoking device. The discovery led to a 15-year-old female from Forked River and a 16-year-old female from Tuckerton, NJ, being taken into custody for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both juvenile females were charged on juvenile complaints and released to the custody of their parents.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 10:30 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., an unknown person or persons keyed her vehicle while it was parked in the parking lot. Damage is estimated at $500.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 9:28 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop on the 400 block of Route 9 in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 43-year-old Mia C. Morella of Waretown, NJ, on an outstanding Sayreville Borough Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $170. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Mia Morella was released after posting bail. In addition, she received a traffic summons for driving with a suspended license.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 3:22 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to a residence on the 1200 block of Leguene Avenue in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered the garage of the residence and slashed the tires of two bicycles and damaged a Polaroid Tablet (computer). The damage to the items is estimated at $230. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau responded. There were no signs of forced entry.

  • Warrant Arrest and Possession of Syringe – On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 2:06 p.m., Detective Sam Della Sala was in the area of Clairmore Avenue and Meadowlark Drive in Lanoka Harbor when he observed the accused, 24-year-old Daniel Dabal, Jr., walking in the area. Detective Della Sala learned that Daniel Dabal had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Toms River Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500, and warrant number two (2) was issued by the Port Republic Municipal Court in the amount of $750. Daniel Dabal was arrested on the warrants and a search incident to the arrest resulted in three hypodermic syringes being located in his possession. Daniel Dabal was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged on a criminal summons with Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail on the outstanding warrants.