Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 24th, 2017 through November 30th, 2017

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 24th, 2017 through November 30th, 2017

 

 

 

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 9:38 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel observing traffic in the area of Lake Barnegat Drive and Alpine Street when he received a hit on his mobile data terminal (MDT) indicating that the vehicle registration was suspended. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 37-year-old, Jennifer Modestino of Williams Avenue, Forked River on an outstanding warrant for shoplifting out of the Lacey Township Municipal Court for $500. Jennifer was released after posting bail on the warrant. She also received traffic summonses for driving while suspended and uninsured motorist.
  • Theft (Bicycle) – On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11:08 p.m., Officer Patrick Watkins responded to the 200 block of Chestnut Drive, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of a bicycle theft from a residence. Video surveillance captured a male in dark clothing with long hair remove the bicycle from the property at around 9:00 p.m. that night. The mountain bike is valued at approximately $200.
  • Fire (Residence) – On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 1:54 p.m., Officer Frederick Anderson responded to the 1200 block of Andover Road for a report of smoke inside a residence. The Forked River Fire Department was on scene and inspecting the residence. The fire department revealed the source of the smoke was a malfunctioning wood stove in the basement. No damage was reported.
  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 8:35 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to the area of Buena Vista Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim stated that on November 24, 2017, the victim’s husband noticed a hissing sound coming from one of the tires on his vehicle. It appeared that the tire had been slashed from the inside and done intentionally. The damage to the tire is valued at $150.
  • Burglary (Auto) – On Monday, November 27, 2017, at 8:52 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the 1900 block of Whitcomb Road, Forked River, to take a report of burglary/theft from a vehicle. The caller stated he noticed a pair of wire cutters on the ground next to the compartment where the vehicle’s batteries were stored. He believes the incident occurred between November 26-27, 2017 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:20 a.m. The stolen batteries were valued at $300.
  • DUI (Motor Vehicle Accident) – On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 1:37 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to 107 Route 9 North in Forked River for a motor vehicle accident. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 34-year-old Glenn H. Heins, Lawrence Avenue, Manchester, NJ, for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to police headquarters and processed and released on two motor vehicle summonses, Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. The vehicle he was driving was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Burglary (Autos) – On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 11:28 a.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the 1200 block of Sylvania Place, Forked River, for a report of theft from two unlocked vehicles that were parked in the driveway of the residence. The victims reported that sometime overnight, loose change was taken from both vehicles totaling approximately $15.00.
  • Burglary (Auto) – On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 7:51 a.m., Officer John Cernek responded to the 1220 block of Kennebec Road, Forked River, for a report of an unlocked vehicle that was parked in his driveway that was ransacked during the overnight hours. The victim reported that nothing appeared to have been taken.
  • DUI Arrest – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 10:11 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Manchester Avenue and Grove Street in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 27-year-old Kathryn Lundy, Deneca Lake Drive, Little Egg Harbor, for DUI. Kathryn Lundy was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless, Speeding, and Failure to Change Address. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Trespassing – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 9:24 p.m., Officers Jason Lee and Anthony Sarno responded to the area of Sandyhook Drive and Clune Park, Forked River, for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle exited and walked into the woods. Investigation at the scene found 19-year-old Randy L. Ruutikainen, of Buermann Avenue, Toms River, NJ, 21-year-old Matthew J. Walker, of Oakwood Drive, Forked River, 19-year-old, Shaun Keenan, of Oakwood Drive, Forked River and a 13-year-old juvenile male sitting near a contained bond fire. The fire was extinguished without incident by the Forked River Fire Department. The three adults were each issued a special form of complaint for trespassing; the juvenile’s parent was notified.
  • Fire (Brush) – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 5:54 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Lacey Auto Care on Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of a brush fire behind the building. A fence, in the rear of the building along with the brush was engulfed in flames. After Officer Dalziel extinguished the fire, the Forked River Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the embers. The cause of the fire is unknown but determined by the fire chief not to be suspicious. Damage to the fence is estimated at $100.
  • Gas Leak (Residence) – On Friday, November 24, 2017, at 12:59 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to Island View Drive, Forked River, for a report of a gas leak. Investigation at the scene by the Forked River Fire Department determined that the gas meter was leaking. New Jersey Natural Gas was contacted and repaired the leak.
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