Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 1st, through March 7, 2019

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 1st, through March 7, 2019

 

 

 

  • Structure Fire – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 5:36 p.m., Officers Elton Copes, Jason Lee, and Scott Anderson responded to the 2000 block of Crestwood Drive in Forked River for a structure fire with flames coming from the garage. Local Fire Departments arrived and extinguished the fire. The Ocean County Fire Marshall was on scene to investigate. The fire may have started from cigarette ashes.
  • Fraud – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 4:55 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to headquarters to take a report of fraud. The complainant reported that an unknown person opened a Macy’s Credit card in her name and charged $300 to the card. The case remains under investigation.
  • Check Fraud – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 4:52 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to police headquarters to take a report of fraud. The complainant reported that he wrote a personal check to a law firm and when it was deposited, it appeared to be altered changing to amount to $2500. Chase Bank was notified.
  • Fraud – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 2:55 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to police headquarters to take a report of fraud. The complainant reported that she received a call from a woman who identified herself as “Susan Smith” claiming to be a federal agent. The complainant was told that her Social Security Number and date of birth was compromised and she was asked to confirm her personal information. After confirming her personal information, she was then transferred to a male who identified himself as “Kevin Hicks” who also asked for her personal information. The complainant was provided with identity theft literature and instructed to contact the three major credit bureaus.
  • Power Outage – On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 2:38 p.m., the Sunrise Beach section of town experienced a large power outage. Officer Schaffer responded to the scene. JCP&L was advised of the incident and power was restored.
  • Suspicious Incident – On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9:47 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 1700 block of Woodside Road in Forked River for a complaint of a suspicious person described as a tall male, around 250 lbs. wearing a hoodie and winter cap attempting to go into his open garage. The subject did not gain entry and fled in an unknown direction on foot.
  • Illegal Dumping – On Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 11:25 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to the area of Carriage Road in Forked River for a report of illegal dumping. Investigation at the scene revealed that multiple car parts were thrown in a wooded area off of Carriage Road. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Fire Alarm – On Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5:45 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to the 580 Route 9 North (WalMart) for a report of a fire alarm sounding and an employee reporting smoke coming from the pharmacy area. Investigation at the scene proved the alarm to be false and the fire company was unable to find any smoke.
  • Theft– On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 6:59 p.m., Officer Jessie Dalziel responded to the 500 block of Brentwood Road in Forked River to take a report of theft. The victim reported that unknown person(s) stole four checks out of his checkbook that he left in his (unlocked) vehicle.  Three of the four checks were already processed by the bank.  The checks were all written out for different amounts with different signatures on them, totaling approximately $1,100.  The incident remains under investigation.
  • Theft – On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 5:07 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the 300 block of Harris Road in Forked River to take a report of theft. The victim reported that his Chicago wet saw, valued at $299, with a Makita diamond blade, valued at $199, was stolen from his backyard. The equipment was last seen on February 8, 2019. Nothing else appeared to be missing from the backyard.
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