Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 22nd, through March 28th, 2019

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – March 22nd, through March 28th, 2019

 

 

 

  • Criminal Mischief — On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7:20 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 1500 block of Beach Boulevard in reference to criminal mischief to a residence. Unknown person(s) sprayed paint on the side of the residence damaging the vinyl siding in the amount of approximately $300.
  • CDS Arrest — On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 1:09 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to a possible disabled vehicle on Route 9, near the Oyster Creek Power Plant. Sergeant Robert Surtees and Officer Julie Barcalow arrived to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 42-year-old Edwin J. Nieves of Route 166, Toms River, NJ, and 35-year-old Heather A. McMillan of Marine Road, Waretown, NJ for CDS. Both were transported to police headquarters and processed. Edwin Nieves was charged on a warrant for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Heather McMillan was charged on a warrant for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. Both were transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in accordance with bail reform.
  • Warrant Arrest — On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 6:04 p.m., Officer Randolph Plis responded to the area of Biscayne Drive to serve an active Lacey Township Municipal Court Warrant on Erin Albertson. Officer Sarno transported Erin Albertson to headquarters where she was processed on the $600 warrant, and released on her own recognizance.
  • Theft — On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 2:11 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the area of Chelsea Street in reference to fraud. The victim reported that his debit card had two transactions which he did not have any idea of what they were. The transactions were in the amount of $1,950 each, totaling $3,900.. His account was flagged by the bank and turned over to Bank of America’s fraud division.
  • Warrant Arrest — On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 12:03 a.m., Officer Michael Baldasari conducted a motor vehicle stop on Bay Way and Thorn Street in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Anthony Sarno arrived on scene to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the passenger, 23-year-old Raymond J. Boertmann of Navesink Avenue, Ocean Gate, NJ, on two outstanding warrants. The first warrant is out of Berkeley Township Municipal Court in the amount of $750; the second out of Southhampton Municipal Court in the amount of $1,000. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Raymond Boertmann was processed and released on his own recognizance.
  • Fire — On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 10:07 p.m., Officers Scott Keefe and Patrick Watkins responded to the 700 block of Eagleswood Place in Forked River for a report of a chimney fire with flames showing. The Forked River Fire Department arrived on scene to investigate.   The fire appeared to be a result of the wood burning stove not being cleaned properly. The home was inspected and deemed safe to return.
  • DWI Arrest – On Monday, March 25, 2019, at 7:19 p.m., Officers Michael Baldasari, Julie Barcalow, and Christopher Meyler arrived at the 900 block of Beach Boulevard for a traffic accident where the driver struck a tree. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 20-year-old Savannah L. Banks of Pensacola Road, Forked River, for DWI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Savannah Banks was issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Underage DWI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Driving While Suspended. The vehicle she was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Credit Card Fraud – On Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 9:22 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas took a report of fraud at police headquarters. The complainant reported that on March 23, 2019, she noticed her checking account was short money. When she checked her online statement, she noticed that an unknown person, who identified himself as “Justin Small” withdrew $500 from her checking account. She reported this incident to her bank and the bank immediately closed her account.
  • Theft – On Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 3:09 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to police headquarters to take a report of bank fraud. The complainant reported that his debit card had been compromised. Unknown person(s) made multiple fraudulent purchases using his debit card totaling over $478. The complainant filed a report with TD Bank’s fraud division.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Friday, March 22, 2019, at 4:39 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Noah Schaffer responded to Shop Rite on Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifter in custody. A Loss Prevention associate apprehended the suspect, 62-year-old John W. Weber of Riviera Drive, Forked River, after the suspect utilized some body spray products and put them back on the shelf.  The loss prevention specialist also advised police that the suspect ate an orange and failed to pay for it. The store merchandise he failed to pay for totaled $23.47.   John Weber was transported to police headquarters, processed and released on a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  • Fraud – On Friday, March 22, 2019, at 3:18 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey took a report off fraud at police headquarters. The complainant stated that approximately two weeks ago, he received an email from Actionable Intelligence Delivery to be a secret shopper. The complainant received a check in the amount of $1,750 and he was instructed to purchase three gift cards.  He was told to purchase two for $500, one for $400, and take photos of the gift cards with the security strip scratched off.  He was further instructed to text them to a telephone number provided by Action Intelligence Delivery. The complainant followed the instructions.  When he completed the task, he was told he would be able to cash the check. The check was fraudulent as well as the additional checks he was sent. The complainant was out a total of $1400 for the gift cards.

 

 

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