Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 22, 2018 through June 28, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 22, 2018 through June 28, 2018

 

 

 

  • Fraud – On Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 6:56 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Parkers Point Boulevard in Forked River for a report of fraud. The vitim relayed to Officer Lee that they received a message on their IPad stating that they were the victim of a scam and to call the phone number on their screen. The scammer, who went by the name of “Mike Start”, requested that they purchase $3600 worth of Google Play gift cards and then provide him the with bar codes. The victims completed the purchase of the gift cards and provided the codes. Shortly after, the couple realized they had been scammed.
  • DUI/Hit and Run – On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 1:22 p.m., Officers Scott Anderson and Jeffrey Slota were dispatched for a hit and run accident near First Street and Route 9 in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 58-year-old Mark A. Dangelo, on Maple Road in Lanoka Harbor. Mark Dangelo was transported to police headquarters and processed.  He received motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Open Container, Failure to Report an Accident, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. After processing, he was released without incident.
  • Fire – On Monday, June 25, 2018, at 8:01 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 300 block of Constitution Drive in Forked River for a report of smoke inside a residence. The homeowner observed smoke hovering near the ceiling inside her home.   The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department responded to the scene on scene. The origin of the smoke appeared to be coming from the dryer. The fire department removed the dryer and the smoke began to clear. The fire department deemed the interior of the residence safe and nothing appeared to be suspicious.
  • Theft – On Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 1:21 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to police headquarters to take a report of theft. The victim reported that his motorized bike, described as a dark gray Specialized Turbo S valued at $3,500, was stolen from Caffrey’s on Route 9 South in Forked River. The theft occurred on Friday, June 22, sometime between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
  • Missing Persons-Recovered —On Monday, June 25, 2018, at 9:50 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow located an unoccupied vehicle on the west side of the Bamber Dam, in Bamber Lake. Officer Barcalow called in the license plate and dispatchers relayed that a call was received from a woman stating her 70-year-old husband and 17-year-old son were lost in the woods in that area. Officer Christopher Meyler and Sergeant Robert Surtees were dispatched to the location, as well as the Bamber Lake Fire Department and Lacey First Aid. The lost men were instructed to walk toward the sound of the sirens. Both men were eventually recovered.
  • Dumpster Fire – On Friday, June 22, 2018, at 6:59 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Scott Keefe responded to the Home Depot, Rout 9 North in Forked River for a report of black smoke coming from a dumpster behind the store. The Forked River Fire Department was on scene upon the officers arrival and extinguished the fire.  The Home Depot was temporarily evacuated.   Ocean County Fire Marshall Hollingsworth deemed the fire to be non-suspicious with minor damage to the inside of the garbage dumpster.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, June 22, 2018, at 12:41 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 500 block of Elwood Street in Forked River to serve two active warrants on 39-year-old Brenna A. Haase. Elwood Street, Forked River. Both warrants were issued out of the Lacey Township Municipal Court totaling $1000. Brenna Haase was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was later released on her own recognizance.
  • Fire – On Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to Ocean Fields Residential Facility on Game Farm Road in Forked River for a report of a kitchen fire. The Forked River Fire Department was on-scene upon Officer Nick’s arrival. An employee at the facility extinguished the fire with a fire extinguisher. The employee believes the flames were coming up through the burners on the grill from the grease tray. As Ocean Fields is a State run facility, the State Fire Marshal and State Health Department were notified. There appeared to be nothing suspicious about the fire.
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