CDS Arrest- On Friday, November 15, 2019, at 12:27 p.m., Officers John Simonson and Michael Hein responded to Wawa, 800 Lacey Road for the report of an unconscious man. Upon arrival, officers found Christopher Iorio, 36, of Philadelphia asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. While speaking with Iorio, officers located drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic syringe. Iorio was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Syringe. He was released pending a Court appearance.
Warrant Arrest- On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 6:43 p.m., our agency was contacted by the Atlantic City Police Department advising us of an arrest. Tyler Conroy, 23, of Waretown, was arrested for an outstanding Lacey Township warrant. Officer Brian Holt took custody of Conroy in Atlantic City and transported him to the Ocean County Correctional Facility. Conroy is being held without bail.
MV Accident- On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 2:50 p.m., officers responded to Route 9 for a reported two-car accident. The driver of one vehicle was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for injuries. The second vehicle, a light-colored sedan, fled prior to the arrival of officers and has not been located.
Fire- On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 3:36 p.m., Officers Alan Abrecht and Dallas Gant were dispatched to Lacey Used Auto, Route 9, Lanoka Harbor for a fire. Officers and firemen discovered that three salvaged vehicles on the property were burning. Route 9 was closed temporarily to access nearby hydrants. The detective bureau responded and is following up on the cause and origin of the fire.
Fraud- On Monday, November 18, 2019, at 10:51 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota met with a Forked River resident who reported fraud. The victim reported being contacted through Facebook by a relative who needed assistance. After the victim forwarded cash through Western Union, it was discovered that an unknown person was impersonating the relative.
Fraud- On Monday, November 18, 2019, at 11:18 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota met with a local attorney in reference to a fraudulent email. It was reported that an unknown actor portraying themselves from the firm requested a client to forward a large amount of cash for an upcoming closing. The act was deemed fictitious prior to any funds being forwarded.
Fraud- On Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6:15 p.m., Officer Bruce Carver met with a Forked River resident who reported that an unknown actor opened a credit card in his name. The card apparently originated at a Princeton beauty supply store where a purchase was made for nearly $600.
Assault Arrest- On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 9:52 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Lacey Inn for a disturbance. Upon their arrival, officers made contact with Steven Carter, 46, a resident of the motel. While officers were making an arrest for Criminal Mischief, Carter became combative striking one officer in the eye. A second officer sustained cuts to his face after Carter kicked the rear window out of the officer’s patrol car. Carter was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility after being charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, and two counts of Criminal Mischief.
Warrant Arrest- On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 9:44 a.m., Officer Michael Hein was dispatched to the Sunrise Beach section of town in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Officer Hein located the van on Willow Lane and discovered that the vehicle was having mechanical issues. While speaking to the driver, Shane Delaney, 42, of Forked River, Officer Hein discovered an outstanding warrant for Delaney. Delaney was placed under arrest and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility. The no-bail warrant had been issued by the Middlesex County Superior Court.