Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 11th thru 17th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 11th thru 17th, 2014

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March 11th, 2014 thru March 17th, 2014

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  • DUI (Arrest) – On Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11:53 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey conducted a traffic stop on Vaughn Avenue near Baldwin Street in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old James N. Sheppard of Baldwin Street in Forked River for DUI. James Sheppard was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • DUI with Accident (Arrest) On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 5:31 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas was dispatched to the Captain’s Inn, 304 E. Lacey Road in Forked River, for a hit and run traffic accident involving two parked vehicles that were struck. A description of the vehicle fleeing the scene was provided. The suspect vehicle and driver were located a short time later. The investigation led to the arrest of 53-year-old William D. Kurtz of Hemlock Drive in Forked River for DUI. William Kurtz was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failing to Report an Accident.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 1:24 p.m., Officer Michael Eden conducted a traffic stop on Swains Bog Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 20-year-old Erik C. Moore of Lake Barnegat Drive South in Forked River for possession of Marijuana. Erik Moore was transported to police headquarters and processed, charged, and released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana. In addition, he received traffic summonses for Driving While Suspended and for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Trespassing (Formal Charge) – On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 1:29 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy stopped 19-year-old John P. Rutigliano of Riviera Drive in Forked River for trespassing in Lacey Materials at 5001 W. Lacey Road in Forked River. John Rutigliano was issued a summons for trespassing and released at the scene pending a court appearance.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 12:32 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Parker Avenue near Lakeside Drive South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 41-year-old Kenneth L. Wimbush of Foxhollow Drive in Lanoka Harbor for DUI. Kenneth Wimbush was transported to police headquarters, processed, then released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle Kenneth Wimbush was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Trespassing and Littering (Formal Charges) – On Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11:49 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy was patrolling Caruso Lane at the end of Swains Bog Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township when he observed two suspicious vehicles. Special Officer Travis Horton responded to assist. The officers conducted an investigation at the scene, and as a result, 20-year-old Ashley N. Jaspan of Mesa Verde Lane in Howell, NJ, was issued a summons for Trespassing, and 23-year-old Matthew Patetta of Mesa Verde Lane in Howell, NJ, was issued a summons for Trespassing as well as Littering. Matthew Patetta also received a traffic summons for Driving While Suspended. In addition, 22-year-old Niko Carrano of Pt. Monmouth Road in Keansburg, NJ, and 22-year-old Mitchell R. Braikovich, Jr. of Avenue A in Bayonne, NJ, were also each issued a summons for Trespassing.

  • Drug Possession (Arrests) – On Friday, March 14, 2014, at 11:57 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of E. Hickory Drive and DeGuise Street in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 19-year-old Abdelkari K. Kandil of Boox Street in Lanoka Harbor, and the passenger, 18-year-old James E. Whitley of Horner Lane in Forked River, for Possession of Marijuana. They were transported to police headquarters and processed. Abdelkari Kandil was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was also issued traffic summonses for Operating an Unregistered Vehicle and for Possessing CDS in a Motor Vehicle. James Whitley was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • Theft – On Friday, March 14, 2014, at 6:44 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the 1200 block of Cypress Place in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant stated that between 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole six (6) decorative solar lights from the front yard. The theft is estimated at $100.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 9:56 p.m., Officers Peter Donahue and Adam Ewart responded to the 1500 block of Sommerell Avenue in Forked River for a suspicious vehicle. Lieutenant Christopher Cornelius also responded. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Tyler E. Gorda of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River for Possession of Marijuana. A 16-year-old, juvenile, male, passenger from Forked River was taken into custody as well. They were transported to police headquarters and processed. Tyler Gorda was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana.

  • Theft – On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 9:52 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow responded to the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River for a theft. The complainant reported that between the evening hours of March 12, 2014, and the morning hours of March 13, 2014, an unknown person or persons stole six (6) solar lights from her front yard. The total theft is estimated at $52.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 4:25 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the McDonald’s Restaurant at 404 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 38-year-old Holly Dingus of Weehawkin Avenue in Forked River, on two (2) outstanding warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued by the Lacey Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500 and warrant number two (2) was issued by the Lakewood Township Municipal Court and was in the amount of $750. Holly Dingus was transported to police headquarters and processed. Holly Dingus was released after posting full bail on both warrants. She was issued a traffic summons for driving while suspended.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 9:56 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 1200 block of Edgemere Avenue in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant stated that between 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, and 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, an unknown person or persons removed the medium size “Haier” window air conditioner unit from the window located on the north side of the kitchen. The theft is estimated at $150.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 7:58 p.m., Officer Peter Donahue conducted a traffic stop on Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 30-year-old Kevin J. Kennedy of Compass Road in Forked River, for Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Kevin Kennedy was released after receiving a criminal summons for the above violations.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 8:46 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 1700 block of Longwood Drive in Forked River for criminal mischief. The complainant stated that between 5:30 p.m. on March 10, 2014, and 8:30 a.m. on March 11, 2014, an unknown person or persons keyed the driver’s side of their vehicle that was parked in the driveway. The damage is estimated at $3,000.

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