Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 11th thru November 18th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 11th thru November 18th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

November 11th thru 18th, 2015

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  • Shoplifting and Possession of Stolen Property (Arrests) – On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 18, 2015, detectives arrested two individuals at Home Depot in Forked River. Detectives watched 43-year-old Lorraine Schuster of 807 Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor exit a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Jeffery Burgoyne of 803 Sinclair Avenue in Lanoka Harbor and enter Kohl’s on Route 9 in Forked River. Lorraine Schuster emerged from the store several minutes afterward and reentered the vehicle. Jeffrey Burgoyne was then observed entering the store and returning property without a receipt. The couple was followed to Home Depot where similar activity was observed. Lorraine Schuster was arrested as she exited Home Depot concealing stolen merchandise. Jeffrey Burgoyne was arrested simultaneously as he attempted to return stolen electrical wire. Lorraine Schuster was charged with two counts of shoplifting while Burgoyne was charged with one count of shoplifting and one count of possessing stolen property. The stolen property was valued at $200.

  • Structure Fire (Residence) – On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 5:10 p.m., Officers Kymberly Gudgeon and Jason Lee responded to the 800 block of Spar Drive in Forked River for a structure fire. The Forked River Fire Department and Lacey EMS also responded. The fire, which was contained to a laundry room, was extinguished; however, the entire house was engulfed in smoke. The Ocean County Fire Marshal responded and determined the fire was accidental. An adult male resident was treated at the scene by the Lacey Township EMS for possible smoke inhalation.

  • Theft – On Monday, November 16, 2015, at 2:46 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to the Lacey Township Middle School, located at 660 Denton Avenue in Forked River, for a theft report. The complainant reported that between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on November 16, 2015, her daughter’s bicycle was stolen from the bike rack located in the rear of the Lacey Middle School. The bicycle is described as an orange and pink Panama Jack Beach Cruiser valued at $180. The bicycle was reported to have been locked at the time of the theft.

  • Theft and Criminal Mischief – On Monday, November 16, 2015, at 1:33 p.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to mile marker 17 on Route 539 for a report of a theft from a sign trailer owned by the Ocean County Road Department. Upon arrival the Ocean County Road Department employee stated that between November 3, 2015, and November 16, 2015, an unknown person or persons forced entry into the control box by breaking a lock and stole a 12-volt battery. In addition the unknown suspect(s) stole a solar panel located on the rear of the trailer. The theft is estimated at $650 and the damage is estimated at $100.

  • Theft from a Boat (Burglary) – On Monday, November 16, 2015, at 5:21 a.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the Lanoka Harbor Marina located at 888 Bay Way in Lanoka Harbor for a theft report. The victim reported that between November 14, 2015, and November 16, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered his boat docked in a slip and forced entry into the cabin. Once the cabin was entered approximately $2,802 worth of rods and reels were stolen. The incident is under investigation.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 2:10 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was patrolling the parking lot of Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, when he observed a car parked in a handicap space without a handicap permit. The registered owner of the vehicle was found to have a warrant. Officer Sarno made contact with the vehicle owner, identified as 35-year-old Kelly A. Cornetto of Frederick Drive in Bayville, NJ. Officer Sarno arrested her on an outstanding no-bail warrant from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Kelly A. Cornetto was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility on the no-bail warrant.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 12:09 a.m., Officer Patrick Watkins was on patrol in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, when he observed a suspicious vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the sole occupant, identified as 48-year-old John M. Curry of Continental Street in Forked River, on an outstanding Berkeley Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $350. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. John Curry was later turned over to the custody of the Berkeley Township Police Department.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 9:20 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe was on patrol on the 800 block of Buena Vista Road in Forked River when he observed a male subject who was known to him to have an active warrant. Officer Keefe made contact with the male, identified as 28-year-old Armin Godier of Sarasota Drive in Forked River. He was arrested on an outstanding Toms River Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $750. Armin Godier was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Shoplifting and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Friday, November 13, 2015, at 9:31 p.m., Officers Jesse Dalziel and Michael Verwey responded to the Wawa, located at 444 Taylor Lane in Forked River, for a male subject who was reportedly causing a disturbance. The male left the store prior to the arrival of officers. Upon arriving to the area, officers located the male on the 400 block of Route 9 North. Investigation at the scene determined that the male, identified as 38-year-old Kristofer Coltenback of Martin Drive in Whiting, NJ, had shoplifted merchandise valued at $36.22 from the Wawa. In addition, he was found to be in possession of CDS. Kristofer Coltenback was transported to police headquarters and processed. Kristofer Coltenback was charged with Shoplifting and Possession of Marijuana.

  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle – On Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 8:19 p.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the 1500 block of Whitcomb Road in Forked River for a theft report. The victim reported that between 4:00 p.m. on November 11, 2015 and 8:00 a.m. on November 12, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered her vehicle that was parked in front of the residence and stole property, including but not limited to, medication with a total value of $27. There were no signs of forced entry.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 5:46 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the intersection of Lacey Road and Newark Avenue in Forked River for a motor vehicle crash. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of one of the drivers, identified as 25-year-old Keith C. Sisler of South Broadway in Gloucester, NJ, on an outstanding no-bail Camden County Prosecutor’s Office warrant. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Keith Sisler was later lodged on the warrant in the Ocean County Correctional Facility.

  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary – On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 12:39 p.m., Lieutenant Michael DiBella, along with Officers Jason Lee, and Frederick Anderson responded to the 800 block of Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a reported burglary in progress. A description of the suspect was provided and the area was searched without contact with the subject. The Lacey Township Detective Bureau, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and CSI unit responded. Detective Brian Flynn is handling the investigation.

  • DUI, Warrant, Obstructing, and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 11:36 p.m., this agency received a report of an erratic motorcyclist heading north on Route 9. The caller reported that the motorcyclist turned into the parking lot of Caffrey’s Tavern located at 440 Route 9 North in Forked River. Officers Charles May and Elton Copes responded. Upon arrival, officers located the motorcyclist, identified as 54-year-old Nelson M. Hoover of Ridge Avenue in Manahawkin, at Caffrey’s Tavern. An investigation at the scene led to his arrest for DUI. In addition, a Long Beach Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500 was located for his arrest. Nelson Hoover was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was also found to be in possession of CDS. Nelson Hoover was later turned over to the custody of the Long Beach Township Police Department after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests, Driving with a Suspended License, Unregistered Motorcycle, Uninsured Motorcycle, and Reckless Driving. In addition he received a criminal summons for Obstructing the Administration of Law and Possession of Marijuana. The motorcycle Nelson Hoover was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.