Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 18th thru June 23rd, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 18th thru June 23rd, 2014

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June 18th, 2014 thru June 23rd, 2014

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  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol – On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 12:43 a.m., Officer George Resetar and Officer Evan Androcy responded to a Lawrence Drive residence in Lanoka Harbor for a complaint of a loud party. Upon arrival, the officers met with an 18-year-old resident who identified himself as the homeowner’s son. The 18-year-old male reported that his parents were currently vacationing and unaware of the party. While the officers were speaking with the resident, a small group of individuals exited from the backyard. Upon speaking with the group, Officer Resetar detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the breath of a 17-year-old juvenile. The juvenile was turned over to the custody of his mother. A juvenile complaint was prepared for the underage consumption of alcohol on private property.

  • Theft – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 1:04 p.m., the resident of Lancaster Court in Forked River responded to Lacey Township Police Headquarters to report a theft. The resident reported that between Sunday, June 8, 2014 and 9:00 a.m. June 21, 2014, an unknown person stole eight (8) pieces of jewelry from her jewelry box. The stolen items included a 1/2 inch gold chain bracelet, a gold tennis bracelet with diamonds, a gold chain bracelet with sapphire stones, an “Omega” style gold necklace, a gold ring with Tanzanite stone, a gold flexible bangle bracelet, a gold rigid bangle bracelet with leaves, and a men’s Movado watch with black face. The total value of the missing items is estimated at $4,450.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:42 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy and Officer Noah Schaffer located a male driver passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle at the Cedar Creek Trestle, 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor. The officers observed a male subject, later identified as 22-year-old Dylan Kramer of 324 Eastern Boulevard in Bayville, passed out in the driver’s seat of a green, Saturn wagon that was running. After several attempts, the officers were able to wake up the subject. Dylan Kramer had visible signs of recent drug use on his arms, and a hypodermic syringe was observed on the seat of the vehicle. There was also an open 16 oz can of Budweiser beer in the center console. The Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad responded to the scene to treat Dylan Kramer. Dylan Kramer refused medical treatment. Investigation at the scene indicated that Dylan Kramer was DUI. The vehicle was impounded by Jersey Shore Towing pursuant to John’s law. He was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Police Headquarters for processing. Dylan Kramer was charged with possession of CDS and Possession of hypodermic needle on a criminal summons. Dylan Kramer received traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle, and Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas was assisting other officers with a large fight at the Cedar Creek Trestle, 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, when he stopped a white, 2009, Chevy Cobalt driven by 25-year-old Barbara Johnson of 1228 Ocean Avenue in Beachwood which was attempting to leave the area upon arrival of police. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Barbara Johnson for DUI. The vehicle was turned over to the registered owner at the scene. Barbara Johnson was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Exhibit Documents.

  • Open Burning (Municipal Ordinance) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., officers responded to the Cedar Creek Trestle, located at 5000 Cedar Avenue, in Lanoka Harbor, in reference to a large fight. While conducting the investigation, it was determined that several persons had improperly started a fire at the location. Officer Resetar issued special complaint summonses for the Municipal Ordinance violation of open burning to the following persons: Matthew O. Izquigrdo, 48 Long Point Dr, Brick, NJ; Michael F. Gilligan, 427 Mohawk Dr. Brick, NJ; Karalyn P. Smith, 58 5th Ave, Toms River, NJ; Alexander M. Supple, 204 Lane Place, Forked River, NJ; Michael J. Cannito, 775 Brewers Bridge Rd, Jackson, NJ; Charles M. Dekker, 409 Nautilus Boulevard, Forked River, NJ; Sasha Vazquez, 278 Sky Manor Boulevard, Brick, NJ; & Joseph B. Figner, 318 Northrop Rd, Brick, NJ.

  • Underage Consumption (Formal Charges) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 9:22 p.m., Officers responded to the Cedar Creek Trestle, located at 5000 Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, in reference to a large fight. While conducting the investigation, it was determined that several persons were consuming alcoholic beverages under the legal age. Officer George Resetar issued special complaint summonses for Underage Consumption of Alcohol to the following: Vincent Ray, 45 Metedeconk Rd, Brick, NJ; Sandra Desieerio, 18 Elizabeth Ave, Brick, NJ; Candice A. Brandtjen, 327 Bellanca Rd, Brick, NJ; Danielle E. Figner, 1253 B Hamilton CT. Lakewood, NJ; Richard D. Getts, 44 Metedeconk Rd, Brick, NJ; & Aaron J. Molhem, 7 Crosstrees Rd, Brick, NJ.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 10:04 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the area of Western Boulevard and Manchester Avenue in reference to a possible intoxicated driver. The caller reported that a red, Dodge, pickup truck was driving erratically. Officer Schaffer stopped the vehicle in the Bank of America parking lot, 711 Lacey Road in Forked River, after observing the vehicle swerving on the roadway. Officer Schaffer approached the driver and identified him as 52-year-old Robert Tumminelli of 268 Wallace Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Robert Tumminelli for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s law. Robert Tumminelli was issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2:29 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a suspicious incident. Upon arrival Officer Simonson came in contact with 28-year-old Noel Fraguada of 542 South 12th Street in Newark, NJ. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Noel Fraguada on seven outstanding $500 Newark traffic warrants totaling $3,500. Noel Fraguada was arrested and transported to Lacey Police Headquarters where he was released on his own recognizance by the City of Newark court clerk.

  • Theft from an Auto – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 8:03 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to 1700 Lakeside Drive South in reference to a theft. Thomas Conroy reported that he parked his unlocked, 2000, Ford Fusion at his residence on the evening of Friday, June 20, 2014, and upon going out to his vehicle at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, he observed that an unknown person or persons disturbed the items in his center console. Thomas Conroy stated that he did not think anything was stolen, so he did not initially report the matter to the police. It was not until his business wallet was located on the lawn of a Lakeside Drive South residence that he realized something had been stolen. The wallet was valued at $25. No other items were reported stolen.

  • Criminal Mischief to Auto – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4:06 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to 25 Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor in reference to criminal mischief. The resident reported that her 2003, Nissan Pathfinder was damaged between Wednesday, June 18, 2014, and Saturday, June 21, 2014. The front driver’s side door was damaged at the hinge just under the driver’s side mirror. It appeared an unknown person or persons attempted to pry the door open. Both the front fender of the vehicle and door were significantly damaged. The damage is estimated at $1,500.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 4:43 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas and Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 800 block of Bowsprit Point in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a male subject soliciting door to door. Upon arrival, officers located the subject and identified him as 30-year-old William Johnston of Arizona. A $60 Ridgefield Township Municipal Court warrant was located for William Johnston. He was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. William Johnston was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Theft – On Friday, June 20, 2014, at 3:29 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the Lacey Township Middle School, 660 Denton Avenue in Forked River, in reference to a bicycle theft. A 13-year-old juvenile reported that he parked his bicycle, a boy’s “Genius” brand beach cruiser which has a black frame and 27” tires was in the bicycle rack in the rear of the school at 11:30 a.m. in the morning. The juvenile reported that upon leaving school at 3:15 p.m., he discovered the bicycle had been stolen. The bicycle is valued at $125.

  • Burglary (Residence) – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:11 p.m., Special Officer Russell Moller responded to 940 Capstan Drive in Forked River in reference to a theft. Kelly Cannon reported that between Friday, June 6, 2014, and Thursday, June 19, 2014, an unknown person or persons entered the basement of the unoccupied home and took two chrome aluminum outriggers valued at $1,000. No signs of damage or forced entry could be located.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 6:37 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 1300 block of Wood Avenue in the Forked River section of the township in reference to possible drug activity taking place inside a large, white SUV. Upon arrival, Officer Androcy located the vehicle and met with the occupants. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Frederick Vona of 1302 Wood Avenue in Forked River on an outstanding $500 Lacey Township Municipal Court contempt warrant. Frederick Vona was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Frederick Vona was processed and released after posting bail.

  • Stolen Vehicle and Resisting Arrest – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 2:19 a.m., Officer Adam Ewart was on patrol in a marked police vehicle when he observed a red, 4-door Jeep Cherokee traveling north on Route 9 without working tail lights and failing to maintain a lane. Officer Ewart pulled up behind the vehicle as it made a left turn heading west on Lacey Road. The officer activated the patrol vehicle’s overhead lights and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The operator of the suspect vehicle failed to pull to the side of the roadway and instead continued traveling west on Lacey Road before turning onto Hoffman Road in Forked River. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle both jumped from the moving vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The driverless vehicle continued on Hoffman Road until crashing into a fence and a tree.

    Officer Ewart pursued the subjects in the darkness on foot, and once in the backyard of a nearby residence, he was able to briefly catch the male who was driving the vehicle. The male subject resisted arrest and engaged in a physical altercation with Officer Ewart. The male subject was ultimately able to break free and flee the yard over a fence after Officer Ewart sustained an arm injury. Officer Ewart was later treated at Southern Ocean County Hospital.

    Both subjects were white males in their early 20′s. The driver is described as a white male with some facial hair (slight beard) who was wearing a grey sweatshirt at the time of the incident.

    The investigation quickly led to the discovery that the red, 2000, 4-door Jeep Cherokee involved had just been stolen from 94 Atlantic Avenue in Waretown, NJ. The incident is currently under investigation by detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department with the assistance of forensic specialists from the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU).

    Various leads are being followed with possible suspects being investigated. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the subjects who stole the vehicle from Waretown and fled the scene in Lacey are asked to call Detective Brian Flynn at 609.693.6636 x2593 of the Lacey Township Police Department or submit an anonymous crime tip through the department’s website at www.laceypd.org/crime-tips.

  • Attempted Burglary – On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Officer Darrell Nick responded to the 400 block of Continental Street in Forked River in reference to an attempted burglary. The homeowners reported that between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, an unknown person or persons attempted to gain entry into their residence. On June 18, 2014, the resident noticed that the screen for the dining room window was damaged with pry marks. The resident stated that it appears that they were not able to remove the screen because the screen was locked into the window. The windows also have alarm sensors that were not activated. Access was not gained into the residence. The damage to the screen is estimated at $50.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, June 18, 2014, Officer Michael Eden and Officer Michael Hein responded to Home Depot, located at 244 North Main Street in Forked River, in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The loss prevention employee reported that he observed the suspect, later identified as John M. Sabie of 755 Birch Road in Lanoka Harbor, place two separate items underneath his sweatshirt in an attempt to conceal them. John Sabie attempted to exit the building without paying for the items. The shoplifted items included a container of 40 GRK Lag Screws and a container of 1,000 Prime Guard Max Paper Tape Offset Round Head Framing Nails. The total value of the items is $146.44. John Sabie was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with one count of shoplifting.

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