Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 3rd thru November 10th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – November 3rd thru November 10th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

November 3rd thru November 10th, 2015

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  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 10:17 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno stopped a motor vehicle on the 700 Block of Clairmore Avenue for suspended registration. While speaking with the driver, 20-year-old Casey Sinopoli of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor, and the passenger, 31-year-old Derek Simone of Bonita Lane in Manahawkin, NJ, Officer Sarno observed a spoon with what appeared to be Heroin residue on the floor of the vehicle. Casey Sinopoli was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle uncovered 99 wax folds of Heroin, a pipe containing what is believed to be crack cocaine, 8 hypodermic syringes, and other drug paraphernalia. Derek Simone was also placed under arrest. Casey Sinopoli also had an active Hamilton Township Municipal Court traffic warrant $289. Both suspects were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where they were processed. The investigation led to charges of Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Hypodermic Syringes, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Judge Damian Murray set bail at $50,000 each. Both suspects were transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail. Motor vehicle summonses were also issued to Casey Sinopoli for Suspended Driver’s License, Suspended Registration, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Vehicle, and Maintenance of Lamps.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 1:32 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to a residence on the 400 block of Beach Boulevard for a report of a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 45-year-old Lori Smith of Beach Boulevard in Forked River on an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $657. Lori Smith was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Disorderly Conduct & Resisting Arrest – On Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 1:31 a.m., Officer John McKee responded to the 200 block of East Haines Street for a report of a disorderly person who refused to the leave a residence. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 22-year-old Vincent Belluardo of Pelican Drive in Bayville, NJ, for disorderly conduct. Vincent Belluardo was not cooperative and physically resisted officers during the arrest. Vincent Belluardo was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, November 07, 2015, at 4:50 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe was on patrol when he was flagged down by a resident who reported that a vehicle had left the scene after crashing into the fence of a residence on the 1400 block of Jay Street in Forked River. The vehicle was located a short distance away along with the driver of the vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 26-year-old Miguel N. Montes of James Street, Toms River NJ, for DUI. Miguel Montes was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, where he provided samples of his breath. Miguel Montes was processed and issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Unlicensed Driver, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Report an Accident. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Warrant Arrest – On November 6, 2015, at 5:14 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Lacey Inn Motel, located at 229 N. Main Street in Forked River, for a report of a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Amanda Centanni of Beach Boulevard in Forked River, NJ, on an outstanding Toms River Township Municipal Court traffic warrant in the amount of $150. Amanda Centanni was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and released after posting bail.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Friday, November 06, 2015, at 12:52 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Police Headquarters to take a report of a theft. The complainant reported that between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 05, 2015 and 9:00 a.m. on November 06, 2015, an unknown person or person(s) entered her unlocked vehicle and stole some looses change and her wallet. The vehicle, a white, 2007, Pontiac G6 was parked in the driveway of a residence on the 500 block of Holmes Avenue. The Black Leather Wallet contained a NJ Driver’s License and a Chase Bank Debit Card. The value of the stolen items is estimated at $20.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, November 05, 2015, at 10:13 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 400 block of Center Street in Forked River for a report of a dispute. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 43-year-old Oscar Dillard III of Center Street in Forked River on an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $20,000. Oscar Dillard III was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

  • Drug Possession and DUI (Arrest) – On November 5, 2015, at 5:33 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the area of Route 9 North and First Street for a three-car motor vehicle collision. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 35-year-old Leah S. Lamendola of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, for DUI and possession of Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and methadone which she possessed without a valid prescription. Leah Lamendola was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with bail set at $50,000 by Judge Damian Murray. Leah Lamendola was also charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child as a result of her having three children (ages 7, 6, and 2) in her vehicle during the incident. Leah Lamendola was issued motor vehicle summonses for DUI, DUI with a Minor in the Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Careless Driving. The juveniles were turned over to the custody of a family member. Leah Lamendola was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail. The vehicle she was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Criminal Mischief – On November 5, 2015, at 10:38 a.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 1400 Block of Bullard Avenue in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The homeowner reported that between 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2015, the front glass storm door of his residence was damaged. The damage appeared to be caused by a small projectile. The damage is estimated at $300.

  • Theft (Arrest) – On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 3:42 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Kohl’s, 304 Route 9, Forked River, NJ for a report of a stolen purse. The victim reported that her purse was stolen from the shoe department of Kohl’s while she was shopping. The victim used a special application to ping and locate her phone which indicated that it was in the parking lot of Mud City Crab House. Officer Lee searched the area and found a small pink bag which had been in her stolen bag. The other items could not be located at the time. The value of the stolen purse and contents is estimated at $1,100. On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, detectives continued the investigation and determined that the purse was stolen by 44-year-old Amy L. Lathrop from South Main Street in West Creek, New Jersey. Detective Brian Flynn arrested Amy Lathrop and charged her with Theft (3rd Degree). The missing property was recovered during the investigation.