Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 18th thru 24th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 18th thru 24th, 2014

Police Blotter 1Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release

November 18th, 2014 thru November 24th, 2014

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  • Sexual Assault (Arrest) – On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the Lacey Township Police Department began an investigation involving a reported sexual assault. The victim, an 18-year-old female, reported that while visiting a Cambridge Road home in Lanoka Harbor she was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance. As the investigation continued, detectives from Lacey Township and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant at the home on Monday, November 24, 2014. Detectives arrested 21-year-old James Schwartz, Jr. who was ultimately charged with sexual assault, possession of Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia with bail being set at $50,000. James Schwartz, Jr. was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility where bail was posted for his release.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Monday, November 24, 2014, at 3:26 p.m., a resident of Bay Avenue in Forked River responded to Lacey Township police headquarters to report a theft. The resident reported that between October and November of this year an unknown person or persons stole a full, 180 count, prescription bottle containing Diazapam from his vehicle. He was unsure of the exact date, location, or time when the theft could have occurred. The value of the prescription is approximately $20.

  • Shoplifting – On Monday, November 24, 2014, at 2:31 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon and Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to Walmart, 590 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, in reference to two juvenile male shoplifters who were detained by loss prevention. One suspect was a 16-year-old male and the other was a 17-year-old male. The loss prevention employees reported that the two male juvenile suspects placed several items in their backpacks and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. The total value of the shoplifted items is $148. The juveniles were taken into custody and transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where they were turned over to their parents. Each juvenile was charged on a juvenile compliant with shoplifting.

  • Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest – On Saturday, November 23, 2014, at 6:17 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe and Officer Anthony Sarno responded to AutoZone located at 319 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor in reference to shoplifting. The manager reported that she heard someone opening a package in one of the aisles of the store. The manager stated that when she went to investigate, she observed a white male opening a sealed plastic package. The item was a Multi-Function Digital Compass valued at $29.99 offered for sale by AutoZone, which had not been purchased by the subject. The manager reported that she then saw him remove an item from the plastic packaging and then leave the aisle. The manager located the empty packaging and immediately notified the police. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 53-year-old Alan Schwartz of Paddock Circle in Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting. Alan Schwartz was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons awaiting a court date. Alan Schwartz was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 9:45 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to a Falkenburg Avenue residence in the Forked River section of the township in reference to criminal mischief. The victim reported that during the overnight hours an unknown person or persons threw eggs at his vehicle and smashed out the rear window. The vehicle was parked in the roadway in front of the owner’s residence during the incident. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 9:27 a.m., Officer Robert Flynn stopped a vehicle on Beach Boulevard near Palm Beach Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the registered owner, 33-year-old Patrick Bilancione of Binnacle Road in Forked River on an outstanding $21,958 Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant for non-support. Patrick Bilancione was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Burglary & Theft (Vacant Residence) – On Saturday November 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella and Sergeant Paul Sullivan responded to a Sinclair Avenue residence in reference to a burglary in progress. The homeowner, Anthony Paone, reported that he walked in on someone inside his vacant residence stealing the copper heating and plumbing pipes. The suspect fled the residence by breaking a downstairs window and climbing out. The suspect was described as a tall, white male weighing approximately 130 lbs, who was wearing a black “puffy” jacket and black “wooly” hat.  The subject fled on foot into the wooded area behind the residence. Officers searched the area and spoke with several residents, but were unable to locate the subject. The damage to the copper piping and the window is estimated at $4,000. Detective Robert Surtees responded to the residence and processed the scene.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Officer Anthony Sarno was on routine patrol when he observed 28-year-old Kim Feinstein exiting a vehicle in front of her residence located on Briar Road in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Sarno was aware of an active $300 Lacey Township Municipal Court traffic warrant for Kim Feinstein and subsequently placed her under arrest. Kim Feinstein was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where she was processed and released after posting full cash bail.

  • Fire (Vehicle) – On Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 3:49 a.m. Officer George Resetar responded to Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor in reference to a vehicle fire. The Lanoka Harbor Fire Department also responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. A neighbor reported the fire at 3:49 a.m. on Saturday morning, November 25, 2014. The fire was determined by fire officials to not be suspicious.

  • Theft – On Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to 216 Falkenburgh Avenue in Forked River in reference to a theft. A vehicle owner reported that an unknown person stole the rear tail light lens of his 1988 Ford Mustang while it was parked in the Lacey Township High School parking lot. The vehicle owner reported that his son drove the vehicle to school in the morning and upon returning o the vehicle in the afternoon he discovered that someone had stolen the taillight. The vehicle was not damaged. The stolen tail light is estimated at $200.

  • Peering – On Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 3:33 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to Claire Road in the Forked River section of the township in reference to an unknown person reportedly peering into the windows of the residence. The resident reported that she observed a male subject looking through her living room window who fled the scene upon being noticed. Nicole Tamburro reported that she immediately notified the police. Officers were unable to locate the suspect in the area, but did observe foot prints in a dirt path behind the residence. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old with brownish-gray hair and was wearing a red shirt at the time.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 11:29 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota was conducting a park check at Gille Park when he observed criminal mischief to township property. The door to the handicapped bathroom stall of the women’s room had been ripped off the hinges causing damage. The damage is estimated at $250. The Lacey Township Public Works department was notified to repair the damage.

  • Traffic Accident / DUI – On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 8:30 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident at on Route 9 South in the Forked River section of the township in which the driver of a 1999 Ford F-350 pick-up truck crashed into a retention basin. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 49-year-old William J. Morley of Red Maple Drive in Bricktown, NJ for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. William Morley was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he provided samples of his breath. William Morley was processed and then transported to Community Medical Center due to his level of intoxication. William Morley was issued summonses for DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, open container, and use of cell phone while driving.

  • Possession of Paraphernalia (Arrest) – On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Lacey Detectives conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 after witnessing suspicious activity. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Jessica Walters of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor, was arrested during the stop as detectives observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle consistent with heroin packaging. Jessica Walters was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Driving with a Suspended License.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 4:21 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to Walmart located at 580 Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor in reference to shoplifting. The Asset Protection Manager reported that he observed a male subject conceal merchandise and then exit the store without paying for the items. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 19-year-old Cody Collins of Eleanor Road in Forked River for shoplifting approximately $48.66 worth of merchandise. A clear glassine bag with “Batman” insignias containing marijuana was located in his pocket and another clear glassine bag containing marijuana was located in his sock. Cody Collins was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and then released on a summons pending a court date. Cody Collins was charged with Shoplifting and Possession of Marijuana.

  • Theft – On Tuesday, October 18, 2014, at 4:29 p.m., Diane Foltzer responded to police headquarters to report that she lost her pocketbook. Diane Foltzer reported that she was in McDonalds located at 404 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on October 18, 2014. She sat at a table near the restrooms of the restaurant and accidentally left her purse upon leaving the restaurant. Upon returning to the restaurant a short while later, the purse was missing. Upon further investigation it was learned that a male subject was seen taking the purse and leaving the restaurant. The purse was later located by a patron and turned over to the police. All of the contents were still inside the purse except for twenty dollars in cash. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 50 or 60 years of age, 200 pounds, with white hair. He was reported to have been wearing a dark “Yankees” wind breaker jacket at the time of the theft.

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