Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 18th thru 24th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 18th thru 24th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

November 18th thru 24th, 2015

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  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, November 23, 2015, at 5:48 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to 34 Manchester Avenue for a report of criminal mischief. The victim reported that an unknown person threw a rock through the rear window of his 2015, Jeep Cherokee between 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on November 23, 2015 while it was parked in the lot of a business located in the Field Crest Commons Professional Plaza. The damage is estimated at $500.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Monday, November 23, 2015, at 1:43 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North, for a report of a shoplifter who was detained by store security. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Joshua Aponte of Galloway Road in Galloway, NJ, for shoplifting three fishing reels valued at $209. Joshua Aponte also had an outstanding Galloway Township Municipal Court warrant for his arrest in the amount of $350. Joshua Aponte was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with Shoplifting. Bail was set at $5,000. Joshua Aponte was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, November 23, 2015, at 1:43 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a motor vehicle stop on Taylor Lane near the intersection of Route 9. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 39-year-old Kimberly Duff of Clearview Street in Forked River, NJ, and a passenger, 38-year-old James Duff of Clearview Street in Forked River, NJ, on outstanding warrants. Kimberly Duff had an outstanding Mount Laurel Township Municipal Court arrest warrant in the amount of $1,500 and James Duff had an outstanding Mount Laurel Township Municipal Court arrest warrant in the amount of $500. Kimberly Duff and James Duff were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where they were processed and then released on their own recognizance by the authority of the Mount Laurel Municipal Court Clerk.

  • Theft – On Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to a residence on the 1500 block of Dee Road for a report of a theft. The homeowner reported that an unknown person or persons stole a Stihl, BR340, leaf blower valued at $300 from his shed.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 7:05 p.m., Special Officer Edgar Lenkauskas conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lake Barnegat Drive near Steuben Avenue in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 54-year-old Guy T. Murray of Trenton Avenue in Forked River, NJ, on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $2,500. Guy Murray was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Guy Murray was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 5:03 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road near the intersection of Briggs Avenue. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 33-year-old Kimberly Russo of Northern Boulevard in Bayville, NJ, on an outstanding Berkeley Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $350. Kimberly Russo was transported to Lacey Township Police headquarters, processed, and released after posting bail.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 10:06 p.m., Sergeant Paul Sullivan conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 43-year-old James A. Macphee of Wynnewood Road in Forked River, NJ, for DUI. James Macphee was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 7:09 p.m., Officer Elton Copes and Officer George Resetar responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, NJ, for a report of a shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 48-year-old Donna M. Gilmour of Augusta Road in Whiting, NJ, for shoplifting clothing items valued at $182. Donna Gilmour was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 8:30 p.m., Sergeant Ronald Buxton responded to the parking lot of the St. Pius Church, located at 300 Lacey Road in Forked River, NJ, for a report of a suspicious male lying on the sidewalk. Upon arrival, Sergeant Buxton located 26-year-old Christopher Cox of 1404 Bullard Avenue in Forked River. While Sergeant Buxton was speaking with Christopher Cox, Officer Charles May observed wax folds containing Heroin and a hypodermic syringe. Christopher Cox was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Christopher Cox was processed and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe.

  • Theft – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 5:24 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to a residence on the 500 block of Crosswick Avenue in Forked River for a report of theft. The homeowner reported that an unknown person or persons entered the crawlspace of his recently purchased residence and forcibly removed a large amount of the copper water piping. The homeowner reported that this occurred between October 22, 2015 and November 18, 2015. The value of the damage and theft is estimated at $1,000.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 4:01 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to a Dolphin Court residence for a report of criminal mischief. The victim, Thomas Margi, reported that an unknown person or persons broke the rear glass window of his GMC Sierra pickup truck with a rock. The incident occurred while the vehicle was parked in front of the residence between 6:00 p.m. on November 15, 2015 and 4:40 p.m. on November 15, 2015. The damage is estimated at $500.

  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9, for a report of shoplifting. A Walmart asset protection employee reported that the same suspect stole merchandise on November 16, 2015 and then attempted to steal merchandise on November 17, 2015. The suspect was described as a white male with a beard, gray sweat shirt, and jeans. On November 16, 2015 the suspect stole a pet bed valued at $20 and work boots valued at $50. On November 17, 2015 the suspect attempted to steal a 43 inch Vizio television valued at $388. The suspect removed the Spider Wrap Alarm valued at $10, utilizing a shoplifted Multi-Tool valued at $10. The alarm sounded and the suspect fled the scene without the merchandise. The incidents are under investigation.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 1:45 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe and Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 S in Forked River, for a report of an intoxicated driver. A witness reported that the vehicle entered the parking lot and rubbed up against a curb for several feet before parking improperly between to parking spaces. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 42-year-old Deborah A. Mirra of NE 4th Avenue in Cape Coral FL, for DUI. Deborah Mirra was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and then charged with DUI and Reckless Driving. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday. November 17, 2015, at 11:32 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Arlington Avenue and Lacey Road. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 47-year-old Frederick W. Meyer of Lake Road in Brick, NJ, on an outstanding Brick Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500. Frederick Meyer was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then released after posting bail.