Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 2, 2018 through March 8, 2018

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 2, 2018 through March 8, 2018

  • Warrant Arrest- On Tuesday, March 03, 2018, at 8:22 PM, Officer Michael Baldasari conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 and Murray Grove Lane, Lanoka Harbor, for a traffic offense. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 45 year old Mark Rocchetti, of Mill Creek Rd, Bayville, NJ, who was found to have an active traffic warrant out of New Gretna in the amount of $1,000.00. Mark Rocchetti was issued summonses for maintenance of lamps and driving on the revoked list. Mark Rocchetti was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.
  • Warrant Arrest- On Sunday, March 04, 2018, Officers Scott Keefe and Julie Barcalow responded to the area Newark Ave, Forked River near the Heritage Apartments for a report of a suspicious vehicle with two occupants. Officer Keefe located the vehicle and found the two occupants sleeping inside. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 33 year old Donald Daugherty, of Coolidge Ave, Toms River, NJ, who was found to have an active traffic warrant out of Beachwood in the amount of $500.00. Donald Daugherty was arrested and transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
  • Terroristic Threats- On Sunday, March 04, 2018, at 10:07 a.m., Officers Michael Hutman, Michael Verwey and John Mckee responded to Advanced Auto, 218 Route 9, Forked River, for a report of a customer dispute. It was determined that an employee of the store, 45 year old Luis Loli, of Beverly Rd., Forked River, NJ, had made threatening gestures and verbal threats to a customer. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Louis Loli. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and later released after being charged on a criminal summons with terroristic threats.  
  • Residential Burglary- On March 04, 2018, Officer Michael Baldasari responded to a residence on Chestnut Drive, Lanoka Harbor, for report of a burglary. The homeowner reported that between the hours of 1130 and 2230 hours on March 04th, someone entered his residence through a locked back door and stole items. Various items and cash were reported stolen from within the home. The combined estimated value of all of the items stolen is over $10,000.00. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau is investigating along with the Ocean County Criminal Investigations Unit. 
  • Drug Arrest/Warrant Arrest- On March 04, 2018 at 1737 hours Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the parking lot of the PNC Bank on Lacey Road, Forked River, for a report of a suspicious vehicle with a subject sleeping inside. Upon arrival he located 23 year old Jadie Dodds, of Grace Drive, of Manahawkin, NJ, who was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Jadie Dodds was also found to be in possession of marijuana and one Percocet. Additionally, Jadie Dodds was found to have an active warrant out of Stafford Township in the bail amount of $750.00. Jadie Dodds was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, Possession of CDS, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was also issued traffic summonses for driving on the revoked list and CDS in a motor vehicle. Jadie Dodds was unable to post bail and transported to Ocean County Jail. 
  • Criminal Mischief to an Auto- On Sunday, March 04, 2018, at 11:40 p.m., Officer Meyler responded to an address on Briar Rd, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of criminal mischief. The vehicle owner reported that while inside her residence she heard three loud “pops”. Upon checking her vehicle she discovered a puncture hole on the windshield and damage to the quarter panel. The damage is believed to be caused by a pellet/BB gun. The damage is estimated at $500.00.
  • DWI/Drug Arrest- On Monday, March 05, 2018, at 02:14 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a motor vehicle at Route 9 near Clearwater Drive, Forked River, for a traffic violation. The investigation led to the arrest of the driver, 32 year old Carlos Quesada-Barrantes, of Clubhouse Drive, Forked River, NJ, for DWI. Carlos Quesada-Barrantes was also found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters. Carlos Quesada-Barrantes was processed and released after being charged on a criminal summons with Possession of marijuana under 50 grams and Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued traffic summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, Improper Passing, Failure to maintain lane, and CDS in a motor vehicle. Carlos Quesada-Barrantes was released to a family member pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Vehicle Fire- On March 05, 2018 at 7:28 AM, Officers Darrell Nick and John Simonson, responded to Lacey Road near Holmes Avenue, Forked River, for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival they observed a white BMW with visible flames coming from underneath it. Station #60 was dispatched and extinguished the fire. No one was injured as a result of the fire.
  • Theft of Gas- On March 05, 2018, at 8:03 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler, responded to the parking lot of Walmart, 580 Route 9, for a report of an erratic driver. Upon arrival he located the suspected vehicle which was driven by 23 year old Abdelkari Kandil, of Boox St, Forked River, NJ.  It was discovered that Abdelkari Kandil, earlier in the day at 4:21 p.m., he received $20.00 of gas from the Wawa located on Route 9, Forked River left without paying. Abdelkari Kandil was arrested for the theft and transported to police headquarters, where he was processed and released after being charged on a criminal summons with theft of services.
  • Criminal Mischief to a residence- On Tuesday, March 06, 2018, Officer Adam Ewart, responded to an address on Davis Ave, Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. It was reported by the homeowner that someone had broken the window located to her basement sometime between March 5, 2018 and March 6, 2018. The damage was estimated at $100.00.
  • Theft of a package- On Thursday, March 08, 2018, at 8:57 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas, responded to the Lacey Marine, 308 Route 9, Forked River, for a report of theft. Upon arrival he met with victim, who stated that on Friday, March 02, 2018, he had a package returned to him and according to the post office it was accidentally placed in front of the door of a business located above Lacey Marine. The victim reported that upon checking for the package he discovered that it had been stolen. The package contained a Rescue Link PBL valued at $325.00. The incident remains under investigation.