Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – May 12th thru May 19th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – May 12th thru May 19th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

May 12th thru May 19th, 2015

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  • Robbery (UPDATE) – Conspiracy to Commit Theft, Theft, and Filing a Fictitious Report (Arrests) – At approximately 4:40 a.m., April 2, 2015, the overnight employee, Ronnivictoria Birkner of the 7-11 store at 524 Lacey Road in Forked River, reported a robbery. Upon the arrival of officers, 20-year-old Ronnivictoria Birkner reported that an unknown masked man entered the store demanding money. The store’s video surveillance system captured a masked subject entering the store, the employee turning over $975 cash, and the masked subject leaving on foot. Throughout the course of the investigation, Lacey detectives spoke with several witnesses and reviewed numerous hours of surveillance video that ultimately led to the arrest of two subjects. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Detective Robert Surtees arrested and charged Ronnivictoria Birkner of Lakeside Drive North in Forked River with Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Theft, and Filing a Fictitious Report. Birkner’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Jordin Henry of Penn Avenue North in Forked River, was arrested at his home after officers located him hiding in the attic. Henry was charged with Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. Henry was also wanted by the East Brunswick Municipal Court after failing to appear in court for drug charges. Jordin Henry was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $20,500 cash bail. Birkner was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance.

  • Theft from Auto – On Monday, May 18, 2015, at 6:45 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the 800 block of Leeward Drive in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between 7:00 p.m. on May 17, 2015 and 6:30 a.m. on May 18, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked in the driveway and stole his wallet. The total theft is valued at approximately $115.

  • Criminal Mischief (Boat) – On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2:49 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to Townsends Marina, located at 221 East Lacey Road in Forked River, for damage to a boat. The complainant reported that between 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered on to his dry-docked boat and caused damage totaling approximately $500. The damage included components such as a broken console and radio.

  • Theft – On Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 8:03 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the 100 block of Seabright Road in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, and 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole his green and white lighthouse mailbox valued at $200 from the front of his residence.

  • Shoplifting and Possession of Syringe (Arrest) – On Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 6:04 p.m., Officers Patrick Watkins and Julie Barcalow responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for an adult female shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 33-year-old Niccole Volkens of Cedar Swamp Road in Jackson, NJ for shoplifting merchandise valued at $577. In addition, she was found to be in possession of a hypodermic syringe. Niccole Volkens was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was charged with Shoplifting and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. In addition, Niccole Volkens received a Defiant Trespass charge for trespassing on Walmart property. She had been given prior notice against trespassing on the Walmart property.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 9:40 p.m., Officers John McKee and Anthony Sarno responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for an adult female shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 48-year-old Donna Gilmour of Augusta Road in Whiting, NJ for shoplifting merchandise valued at $121. Additionally, Donna Gilmour had two outstanding Municipal Court warrants for her arrest. Warrant number one (1) was issued from the Newark Municipal Court in the amount of $300; and warrant number two (2) was issued by the North Brunswick Municipal Court in the amount of $855. Donna Gilmour was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 12:18 p.m., Officer Brian Holt was patrolling Clune Park, located at 740 Sandy Hook Drive in Forked River, when he located damage to Township Property. During the overnight hours of May 15, 2015, into May 16, 2015, an unknown person or persons utilized a permanent marker to write profanities on the playground equipment. The cost to remove the profanities was valued at $50.

  • Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 11:11 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins was patrolling Gille Park, located at 56 Manchester Avenue in Forked River, when he checked the buildings and located the men’s bathroom. During the day on Friday, May 15, 2015, an unknown person or persons utilized an unknown object to scratch words into the bathroom stall. Damage was estimated at $50 for repairs.

  • Theft – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 8:48 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins was dispatched to the 600 block of Center Street in Forked River for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole his black and purple Mongoose bicycle valued at $100 from the exterior area of the garage.

  • Shoplifting – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 4:27 p.m., Officers John Simonson and Patrick Watkins responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for an adult male shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old John Misak of Ocean Gate Avenue in Ocean Gate for shoplifting merchandise valued at $174. John Misak was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Theft – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 1:15 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the TD Bank, located at 106 Route 9 in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant reported that within the past three months, an unknown person or persons stole one of the three air conditioning units from the north side of the building. The air conditioning unit is valued at $4,000.

  • Theft from a Boat – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10:47 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Grant Marina, located at 120 Lakeside Drive East in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant stated that between May 4, 2015, and May 14, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered on to his dry-docked boat and stole his Garmin High Definition 12-inch touch screen GPS, model number 5712, valued at $5,000.

  • Theft – On Friday, May 15, 2015, at 7:26 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the 1700 block of Serpentine Drive in Forked River for a stolen bicycle. The complainant reported that between the evening of Wednesday, May 13, 2015, and the morning hours of Thursday, May 14, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole her blue, 20 inch, Huffy bicycle valued at $180 from the front porch of the residence.

  • Theft – On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 10:53 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 700 block of Bowsprit Point in Lanoka Harbor for a theft report. The complainant reported that between Thursday, May 7, 2015 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015, an unknown person or persons stole several Hydrocodone and Alprazolam pills with a total value of $50. The complainant reported that during the time of theft she had various workers within her home.

  • Drug Possession and Trespassing – On Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 4:33 p.m., Officers Brian Holt and Julie Barcalow responded to the 800 block of Devon Street in Forked River for a report of two subjects trespassing inside a vacant home. Sergeant Paul Sullivan responded to assist. Upon arrival, two juvenile males from Forked River were located inside the structure. An investigation revealed that once inside the structure, the juveniles punched holes in the walls and wrote graffiti on the walls. Both juveniles were taken into custody and one of the juveniles was found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was charged on a juvenile complaint. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are forthcoming.

  • Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief (Business) – On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 6:12 a.m., Officers Michael Eden, Daniel Ricciardella, Darrell Nick, and Keith Pearce responded to the Kohl’s department store located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River for a burglary. Investigation at the scene revealed that at approximately 4:00 a.m., an unknown subject forced entry into the building. Once inside, the unknown subject damaged several jewelry displays and stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry before leaving the area. Lacey Township Police Detective Brian Flynn, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI Unit responded. The damage to the building and the display counters is estimated at $2,500. Detective Flynn is continuing the investigation.

  • Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 7:15 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the 800 block of Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, for a burglary. The victim reported that on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, between 5:00 a.m., and 7:15 p.m., an unknown person or persons forced entry into the residence by breaking a window and stole a sum of cash from the master bedroom. The cost to repair the window is estimated at $100. Detective Alan Abrecht responded and is continuing the investigation.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 3:48 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to Lacey Used Auto, located at 602 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a criminal mischief report. The complainant reported that between 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, and 3:00 p.m. on May 12, 2015, an unknown person or persons trespassed on the property and smashed out several vehicle windows. Damage is estimated at $2,000.