Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 29th, 2016 thru July 5, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – June 29th, 2016 thru July 5, 2016

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Weekly Police Blotter

June 29th thru July 5th, 2016

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  • Fraud Alert (Phone Scam) – On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department took a fraud report from an elderly resident of Lacey Township. The resident reported that she was contacted by a male subject with a foreign accent who convinced her that he was a friend of her son-in-law, and that he was attempting to bail her son-in-law out of jail. The male subject convinced the elderly resident to purchase $12,000 worth of iTunes gift cards over the course of two days from various stores. The victim then provided the suspect with the gift card numbers as a result of the suspect telling her he was going to barter a deal to get her son-in-law out of jail. The Lacey Township Police Department encourages any resident to contact our agency if they suspect they are being victimized by a person attempting to commit a fraud.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 9:38 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the area of Woodlawn Drive in Forked River, for a complaint of fireworks being ignited. Investigation at the scene led to the issuance of a complaint summons to 35-year-old Mariusz Bulc of West Cypress Road in Toms River, NJ. Mariusz Bulc was charged with the New Jersey State statute prohibiting fireworks.

  • Fireworks (Formal Charge) – On Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 3:04 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to 1119 Skiff Way Drive in Forked River for a report of fireworks being ignited. Investigation at the scene led to the issuance of a complaint summons to 41-year-old Dennis Deevy of Old Bridge, NJ. Dennis Deevy was charged with the New Jersey State statute prohibiting fireworks.

  • Fireworks – On Monday, July 4, 2016, at 9:05 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe was on patrol when in the area of Chestnut Drive and Maple Road when he observed fireworks being ignited. Investigation at the scene led to the issuance of a complaint summons to the resident. 52-year-old Scott Corcoran of Chestnut Drive in Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Scott Corcoran was charged with the New Jersey State statute prohibiting fireworks.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, July 4, 2016, at 3:15 p.m., Sergeant Della Sala was on patrol when he observed a male subject walking in the area of Briar Road and Hemlock Drive in Lanoka Harbor. Sergeant Della was aware that the subject had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 28-year-old Glenn A. Jones Jr. of Stephanie Court in Forked River on an outstanding Ocean Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $500. Glenn Jones was transported to Lacey Township Police Department where he was processed and turned over to the custody of the Ocean Township Police Department.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Monday, July 4, 2016, at 1:13 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a motor vehicle stop of a 2003 Ford Taurus on Route 9 near the intersection of First Street in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 20-year-old Joseph Lipari of Wave Drive in Forked River, NJ, for possession of Marijuana. Joseph Lipari was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Joseph Lipari was also issued summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Expired Registration.

  • Burglary – On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 10:52 a.m., officers responded to a Brentwood Road residence in the Cranberry Hill section of Forked River for a report of burglary. The resident reported that between 3:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight. On July 4, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered her residence and stole her property. The property included two bottles of prescription medication and money. No signs of forced entry could be located. It is alleged that the home was entered through an unlocked rear door. The total value of the theft is estimated at $175.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 9:08 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a motor vehicle stop of a Honda Accord on Lake Barnegat Drive North near Stueben Avenue as a result of the driver speeding. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 20-year-old Tiffany Estremera of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, for DUI. Tiffany Estremera was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Speeding. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, July 1, 2016, at 6:36 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 north in Lanoka Harbor for a report of shoplifting. The Asset Protection employee reported that he observed a female subject go inside Walmart and put several items of merchandise into a shopping cart. The subject then reportedly entered the bicycle aisle and put all of the items into white plastic Walmart bags that she had in her possession. The subject then attempted to leave the store without paying for the $344 worth of merchandise. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 25-year-old Rachel A. Jackson of Spruce Street in Beachwood, NJ for shoplifting. Rachel A. Jackson was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Theft – On Friday, July 1, 2016, at 10:44 a.m., Officer Jessie Dalziel responded to Sunflower’s Florist, 615 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a report of theft. The owner of the business reported that between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on June 30, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole a flower arrangement she had dropped off outside of Layton’s Funeral Home, 250 Lacey Road in Forked River, NJ, on in preparation for an upcoming service. The stolen property is valued at $150.

  • Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia (Arrest) – On Friday, July 1, 2016, at 3:56 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to Wawa, 444 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a report of a suspicious person. An employee reported that a male subject was visibly intoxicated and was stumbling out in the parking lot. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 25-year-old Daniel Dabal of Forked River, NJ as a result of possessing wax folds of Heroin. Daniel Dabal also had hypodermic syringes in his possession. Daniel Dabal was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • Theft – On Friday, July 1, 2016, at 10:18 a.m., Officer Martin Julian responded to Tony’s General Merchandise, 1015 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a report of theft. The manager reported that between June 30, 2016 and July 1, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole 15 small American flags that were on display on the grounds outside the business. The total value of the stolen property is $15.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 9:16 p.m., Officer John McKee responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. The Asset Protection employee reported that he observed a female subject conceal merchandise in her purse as she was shopping inside the store. The subject then proceeded to cashier and purchased a small amount of items. The subject then attempted to leave the store without paying for the concealed merchandise. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 55-year-old Diane E. Cholish of Mermaid Ave in Beachwood, NJ for shoplifting $45.39 worth of merchandise. Diane Cholish was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Animal Complaint – On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 1:32 p.m., Officer Michael Eden and Officer Martin Julian responded to a Twin River Drive residence in Forked River for a report of a strong odor emanating from the residence. The residence also had a large amount of flies congregating on the windows. The officers attributed the odor a large amount of cats residing within the residence. Animal control responded to the scene and removed approximately 20 cats from the residence. The SPCA was notified and will be following up with the investigation.