Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 17th, 2017 through November 23rd, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 17th, 2017 through November 23rd, 2017

 

 

 

  • Warrant Arrest/CDS Possession (Heroin) – On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 7:09 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Haines Street for failure to stop. Officer Anthony Sarno arrived and assisted with the stop. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the passenger, 52-year-old Douglas G. Kern, of Norwood Street, Forked River, on four outstanding warrants. The first two warrants were out of Lacey Township Municipal Court for municipal ordinance offenses (134-5/265-9) in the amount of $250 & $500. The third warrant was out of Long Beach Township Municipal Court for a municipal ordinance offense (135-6) and the fourth warrant was for a non-support warrant out of Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $11,261.42. A search incident to arrest found Douglas Kern possessing several wax folds believed to be Heroin. Douglas was processed and charged on a criminal summons for possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of his bail for all of the outstanding warrants.
  • DUI Arrest – On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 4:56 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey was on patrol near Beach Boulevard and Bermuda Drive, when he observed the vehicle in front of him failing to maintain its lane. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 39-year-old Christian Minetti, Harley Boulevard, Bayville, for DUI. He was transported to Police Headquarters processed and released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Reckless Driving. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Burglary/Criminal Mischief/Theft (Building) – On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 10:22 p.m. Officer Martin Julian was dispatched the area of Taylor Lane for a report of a burglary and theft from a building. Investigation of the scene showed that unknown persons(s) forced entry through a side window of the building and pushed in the garage door panels in order to remove a 2005 Silver Honda Elite (NJ Reg 2GDH7) motorcycle. The value of the stolen motorcycle is approximately $1,000. The damage to the building was approximately $250. The vehicle was entered as stolen into National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 6:51 p.m. Officer Patrick Watkins processed 31-year-old Stephen L. Carrington, Jr., of Tampa Road, Forked River, at police headquarters on two outstanding traffic warrants. The first warrant was for a cell phone violation out of Hillsborough Township Municipal Court in the amount of $300 and the second warrant was for an inspection violation out of Ocean Township Municipal Court in the amount of $165. Stephen Carrington, Jr., was released after posting bail on both of the traffic warrants.
  • Drug Arrest (Heroin) – On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 8:40 p.m., Lacey Township Police Detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop in connection with an ongoing drug investigation. The driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Matthew Clinton, Arient Road, Forked River and his passenger, 25-year-old Jamie Okane of Carriage Way, Forked River were suspected of transporting heroin. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Jaime Okane for an outstanding traffic warrant out Freehold Township Municipal Court in the amount of $120. While arresting Okane, Clinton was placed under arrest as he attempted to discard drug paraphernalia. A search incident to Okane’s arrest led to the discovery of 95 bags containing heroin. Both Clinton and Okane were charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Clinton was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle. They were both processed and released on criminal summonses.
  • Fire (Vehicle) – On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 4:14 p.m., Officers Andrew Slota and Elton Copes responded to the area of West Lacey Road, east of Factory Branch, for a report of a vehicle fire. A blue Honda Fit was parked facing westbound on Lacey Road and the fire appeared to be underneath the front of the vehicle. Officer Slota attempted to put the fire out before the Forked River Fire Department arrived to extinguish the fire. The operator of the vehicle stated he had been working on the vehicle and decided to take it for a test ride when a passerby advised him the vehicle was on fire. No injuries were reported from the fire.
  • Theft (Residence) – On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 3:24 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the area of Eton Court in Lanoka Harbor. The homeowner reported that while he was away on vacation during the week of November 12th-20th, 2017 unknown person(s) stole two Central Air Conditioning Compressor Units valued at $1500 each. The incident is under investigation.
  • Criminal Mischief (Building) – On Monday, November 20, 2017, at 1:28 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to 512 Route 9 South, Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief to a building. The building in question was being rented by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for their yearly Christmas Toy Drive. A window was shattered at the northwest corner of the building sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the 20th by a grapefruit size piece of concrete. Nothing appeared to have been taken. The damage to the window is estimated at $300.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 9:43 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel was observing traffic in the area of Lakeside Drive and Vaughn Avenue when he received a hit on his mobile data terminal (MDT) indicating that the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant for a traffic violation (19:9-1.24) out of Elizabeth Township Municipal Court for $110. The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Corey M. Acken, Parker’s Point Boulevard, Forked River, was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters, processed and released after posting bail. He also received two traffic summonses for Unregistered Vehicle and Suspended Driver License.
  • Burglary/Theft (Auto) – On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 10:56 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to police headquarters to take a burglary/theft report. The victim reported that sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., on November 18, 2017, unknown person(s) entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the Lacey Shop Rite parking lot.The victim reported that his cell phone was stolen out of the center console. The cell phone is valued at $50.
  • Theft – On Friday, November 17, 2017, at 7:18 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to police headquarters to take a report of theft. The victim reported that while on a NJ Transit bus riding from Bayville to Lacey, she believes someone removed her prescription bottle from her purse containing 28 Xanax. The theft of the prescription is valued at $10.
  • Criminal Mischief (Business) – On Friday, November 17, 2017, at 4:26 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to Sarasota Drive, Forked River, for a report of criminal mischief. The caller reported that his business mailbox, located at Old Shore Road in the Lacey Industrial Park, was damaged sometime during the day on November 17, 2017. The damage estimate is unknown at this time.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, November 17, 2017, at 2:18 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler was observing traffic in the area of Route 9 and Bay Way, in Lanoka Harbor when he received a hit on his mobile data terminal (MDT) indicating that the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended driver’s license. The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Glenn E. Bevelheimer of Bay Way, Lanoka Harbor, was found to have a suspended driver license and two active warrants.    The first warrant was for driving while suspended out of Lacey Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500 and the second warrant was for driving while suspended out of Galloway Township Municipal Court in the amount of $750. He was arrested and processed at police headquarters processed and transported to the Ocean County Correctional facility in lieu of his bail.
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