Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 1st through June 8th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 1st through June 8th, 2017

  • Warrant Arrest– On Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:46 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Western Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the passenger, identified as 47-year-old Joseph J. Caputo 3rd of Barnacle Road in Forked River, on an outstanding North Warren Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $698. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph J. Caputo 3rd was released on his own recognizance (ROR) by the North Warren Municipal Court.
  • Theft – On Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 6:56 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the Lacey Elks, located at 900 Beach Boulevard in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between May 29, 2017, and June 8, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole two of his 30-amp power cords that connected his docked boat to shore electric power.  The stolen power cords are valued at $250.
  • Shoplifting– On Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 4:27 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 55-year-old Catherine L. Catananzi, of Chipmunk Ct in Whiting, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $124.76. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Catherine L. Catananzi was released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  • Drug Arrest – On Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 1:09 a.m., Officer Michael Baldasari investigated a suspicious vehicle on Clearview Street in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 19-year-old Brock Marion of Clair Road in Forked River for the possession of CDS. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Brock Marion was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Drug and Warrant Arrest– On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 3:58 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River for a report of a shoplifting incident. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Jacob N. Barney of Lake Avenue in Island Heights, NJ, on an outstanding South Toms River Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $350. He was also found to be in possession of CDS.  Jacob N. Barney was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged on a criminal warrant with Possession of CDS (Heroin). Jacob N. Barney was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • Shoplifting – On Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11:16 a.m., Officer Charles May responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 35-year-old Randi Bogus of Second Avenue in Toms River, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $259.64. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Randi Bogus was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Theft– On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 8:48 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the 300 block of Paradise Point Way in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between May 21, 2017 and June 4, 2017, an unknown person or persons stole a 50-foot yellow extension cord from the dock near his boat. The cord is valued at $50.
  • DUI Arrest– On Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 5:29 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Route 9 and Lacey Road in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 45-year-old John T. Ward 3rd of Hardwood Drive in Lanoka Harbor, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. John T. Ward 3rd was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Trespassing and Underage Possession of Alcohol – On Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:23 p.m., Officers Jesse Dalziel and Jason Lee responded to the Beach Park, located at 5000 Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for a suspicious incident. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of four Lacey Township juveniles for trespassing, including two 16-year-old juvenile males from Forked River, a 15-year-old juvenile male from Forked River and a 16-year-old juvenile male from Lanoka Harbor. In addition, the 15-year-old juvenile male was also charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol. All four juvenile males were transported to police headquarters and processed. They were later released to their parents pending complaints.
  • Drug Arrest – On Thursday, June 1st 2017, at 5:24 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Daniel Ricciardella responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 31-year-old Nicholas M. Picone, of Whitcomb Road in Forked River, 34-year-old, Robert Prosperi, Jr., of Enterprise Drive in Forked River, and 36-year-old Andrew Sojka, of Constitution Drive in Forked River, for Possession of CDS. Nicholas Picone was also found to have an outstanding Galloway Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $1000. All three were transported to police headquarters and processed. Robert Prosperi was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of CDS (Heroin), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. In addition, he received a traffic summons for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Andrew Sojka was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of CDS (Heroin), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Nicholas Picone was charged on a criminal warrant with Possession of CDS (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility to await a bail hearing.
  • Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon – On Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 5:11 p.m., Officers Michael Baldasari and Julie Barcalow responded to Bud Mezera Park, located at 1400 Lakeside Drive South in Forked River, for a report of a juvenile dispute involving a knife. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a juvenile female from Forked River for making threats with a knife. She was transported to police headquarters, processed and released to the custody of a parent. She was later charged on juvenile complaints with Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
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