Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 1st thru October 6th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 1st thru October 6th, 2014

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October 1st, thru October 6th, 2014

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  • Eluding (Formal Charge – Arrest Pending) – On Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:07 p.m. Officer Darrell Nick was on West Lacey Road near Lacey Materials when he observed a vehicle traveling westbound at 106 mph. Upon activating the emergency lights of the patrol vehicle, the suspect vehicle fled and eventually turned onto Phillips Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey Township in an attempt to evade Officer Nick. The vehicle then slowed and pulled over to the right side of the roadway, at which time the driver was observed climbing over the front seat passenger and exiting the passenger side door. The driver then ran off into a dark wooded area leaving the vehicle in gear with 3 passengers remained in the vehicle. The vehicle slowed to a stop and the occupants were identified. The front seat passenger was a 22-year-old male from 5th Street in Waretown and the son of the registered owner of the vehicle. The rear seat passengers included a 28-year-old male from Nautilus Boulevard in Waretown and a 20-year-old female from Polaris Court in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to a determination that the driver who fled on foot was 23-year-old Douglas J. McKee Jr. formerly of Tampa Road in Forked River. Judge Francis Hodgson set bail at $100,000 on the 2nd degree charge of Eluding. Douglas J. McKee Jr. also has an outstanding $615 Lacey Township Municipal Court criminal warrant. Douglas McKee Jr. has not been located as of October 7, 2014, and has been entered into the state computer system as a wanted person. Motor vehicle summonses were also prepared for Douglas McKee Jr. for speeding, reckless driving, and driving while suspended.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Monday, October 6, 2014, at 12:51 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was on patrol in the area of Chelsea Street and Newark Avenue in the Forked River section of the township when he conducted a motor vehicle stop regarding a suspected suspended driver. The vehicle was stopped on Lacey Road near the entrance to the Garden State Parkway. The driver, 31-year-old Sabrina C. Simmons of Toms River, NJ, was determined to have a suspended driver’s license. During the stop, drug paraphernalia was observed in the possession of the male passenger, 31-year-old Thomas M. Johnston of Toms River, NJ. Thomas Johnston initially provided police with a false name, but investigation at the scene revealed that he had provided his brother’s name in an effort to prevent the officer from discovering an active $5,000 Ocean County Sheriff’s Department failure to appear warrant. Thomas Johnston was placed under arrest for possession of Heroin and hindering his own apprehension. Thomas Johnston was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of Heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Bail was set at $10,000. Thomas Johnston was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail. Sabrina Miller was issued motor vehicle summonses for possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended, and maintenance of lamps. Sabrina Miller was released at the scene on the motor vehicle summonses.

  • Traffic Accident & Warrant Arrest – On Monday, October 6, 2014, at 8:35 a.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Chelsea Street in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Brandon Pascarella of Mallard Road in Bayville, NJ, for an outstanding $350 Toms River Township Municipal Court traffic warrant. Brandon Pascarella was transported to Lacey Township Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bail. Brandon Pascarella was issued a summons for driving while suspended.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Sunday, October 5, 2104, at 1:25 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was traveling north on Route 9 in the Forked River section of the township when he conducted a motor vehicle stop in the Lakeside Plaza, located at 404 Route 9 South. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 23-year-old Amanda Picard of Forked River, on an outstanding $500 Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant for shoplifting. Amanda Picard was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where she was processed and then transported to Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail. Amanda Picard was also issued motor summonses for maintenance of lamps, and unregistered vehicle.

  • Found Incendiary Device –On Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 8:49 a.m.,John D. Davis of Forked River responded to Lacey Township police headquarters with an unknown metal device that he found in the Barnegat Bay on September 27, 2014. The device was located just south of Tices Shoal, under approximately three (3) feet of mud. The device was approximately eighteen (18) inches long and four (4) inches in diameter and made of brass, which was tarnished from being in the bay. The device had writing stamped on the side which read, “For hand launching. To arm rotate cover to arm.” The item was temporarily secured in the rear of police headquarters and attempts were made to contact the Fort Dix Bomb Disposal Unit, but no response was received. The Coast Guard at Barnegat Light was also notified and Petty Officer Patrick Seebald identified the device as possibly being a MK72 location flare. The New Jersey State Police Regional Operations Intelligence Center, the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office were notified. Detective Brett Beyer of the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit responded and took possession of the device. After consulting with several other members of the NJSP Arson/Bomb Unit and other bomb experts, Detective Brett Beyer indicated that he believed that the device is actually an MK25, a location device that produces flames and smoke, via stored red phosphorous, when activated with seawater. Detective Beyer indicated that if some red phosphorous was remaining inside the device, and it was neutralized with a counter charge, the result could be very dangerous. The device is believed to be utilized by the United States Air Force, so Det. Beyer notified the United States Air Force Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit informing them of the recovery of the device.

  • Eluding Incident and Motor Vehicle Accident (Arrest)– On Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 10:31 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota was traveling eastbound on Lacey Road approaching the intersection of Lacey Road and Route 9 when he observed a 2002 Cadillac run through the red light and travel north on Route 9. Officer Slota attempted to stop the vehicle using his lights and siren which prompted the vehicle to slow down and begin to pull over as if it were going to stop near Game Farm Road. Rather than stop, the Cadillac accelerated to a high rate of speed, disregarding the safety of other traffic in the area. The Cadillac was observed traveling in a reckless manner, weaving in and out of traffic, while increasing its speed. As the vehicle passed the area of Route 9 and First Street, it was tracked on radar in excess of 89 mph in the 45 mph zone. Officer Slota lost view of the fleeing vehicle as it passed the Walmart. The Cadillac was found to have spun out of control ultimately colliding with a utility pole before Laurel Boulevard on Route 9. Evidence at the scene indicated that the vehicle, which was traveling north, spun several times, struck a utility pole, and ultimately came to rest in the opposite lane facing southeast.While approaching the crash scene, Officer Slota observed a black male exiting the Cadillac and fleeing into the woods. That section of Route 9 was temporarily closed due to the damaged Cadillac blocking the southbound lane and considerable debris strewn throughout the roadway. Moments later, Officer George Resetar observed the suspect driver, later identified as Edward A. Poli, walking out of the woods northbound onto Laurel Boulevard. Upon being confronted by Officer Resetar, Edward A. Poli initially provided Officer Resetar with a false name to avoid detection. Officer Slota was able to positively identify 31-year-old Edward A. Poli as the subject who had exited the motor vehicle and fled the scene of the collision. Officers then recognized Edward A. Poli as a wanted subject discussed in the officers’ daily shift briefing earlier in the evening. In the shift briefing, E. Poli, formerly of Little Egg Harbor, was discussed as being wanted on several warrants including one for escaping a New Jersey correctional facility (halfway house). Edward A. Poli was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters. Although no injuries were evident, due to the severity of the accident, the Lanoka Harbor First Aid Squad was called to transport E. Poli to the hospital, but E. Poli refused medical treatment. Edward A. Poli, who eventually reported his address as 1031 Newark Avenue, Apt. 3015 of the Heritage Apartments in Forked River, was subsequently charged with second degree Eluding with bail set at $150,000 with no 10% option. E. Poli was also charged with Hindering Apprehension along with numerous motor vehicle violations, including: Failure to Observe Signal, Speeding +44 mph above the speed limit, Failure to Maintain Lane, Reckless Driving, Suspended Driver, Unregistered Vehicle, and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. E. Poli was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.

    Edward A. Poli was found to also have the following active warrants for his arrest:
        1. NJ Department of Corrections Offense: Escape No Bail
        2. Camden County Prosecutors Office Offense: Escape No Bail
        3. Cobb County, Georgia Offense: Failure to Appear Original charge violation of GA controlled substance act

 

  • Under Age Consumption of Alcohol – On Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 10:31 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy was on patrol when he observed a male juvenile run across Route 9 carrying a large shiny object. Officer Androcy followed the subject and identified the object he was carrying as a 1.75 liter bottle of Fire Ball cinnamon whiskey. Officer Androcy stopped the subject on Sunrise Boulevard and identified him as being a 17-year-old Lacey resident. The male subject displayed obvious signs of alcohol impairment and was taken into custody. He was transported to police headquarters where he was turned over to his father. The juvenile was confrontational and non-compliant during the incident. He was charged on juvenile complaints with under age possession/consumption of alcohol and obstruction of justice.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, October 04, 2014, at 12:59 a.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas was on patrol when he observed a black Ford pickup speeding on Route 9 near Beach Boulevard in the Forked River section of the township. Officer Tsarnas stopped the vehicle on Route 9 near the border of Waretown. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 46-year-old Benjamin Redman of Harborage Place in Barnegat, NJ, for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Benjamin Redman was charged with DUI, reckless driving, and speeding.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, October 3, 2014, at 6:08 p.m., Officer John McKee was directing traffic on Route 9 when he was approached by a citizen who reported that a female with blond hair was driving a red, 2010, Nissan Versa erratically on Route 9. Officer McKee attempted to stop the vehicle while directing traffic, but the driver ignored his commands. Officer McKee notified the Lacey Township Police Department Communications Center of the incident. Officer Noah Schaffer was on patrol in the area and observed the vehicle near the intersection of Route 9 and Parkers Point Boulevard. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and was failing to maintain its lane. Officer Schaffer stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Route 9 and Lakeside Drive South. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 61-year-old Lolita J. Albert of Lanoka Harbor for DUI. In the vehicle were two children, ages 4 and 5. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Officer John Simonson assisted at the scene and waited for the mother of the two children to arrive and take custody of them. Lolita Albert was transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where she refused to provide samples of her breath. Lolita Albert was charged with DUI, refusal to submit breath samples, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and failure to stop for Officers Signals. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency was also notified.

  • Theft – On Friday, October 3, at 2:47 p.m., a resident of Trenton Avenue in Forked River responded to Lacey Township police headquarters to report that her wallet had been stolen. The resident reported that upon returning from a run on Friday October 3, 2014, she discovered that someone stole her wallet from her unlocked car. Lisanne Brown reported that she parked her green, 1997, Mitsubishi Mirage in front of her residence on the 1000 block of Trenton Avenue at approximately 11:00 a.m. The total reported loss is estimated at $44.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, October 3, 2014, at 8:48 a.m., Nicolas Martinez responded to police headquarters to post bail on several outstanding warrants. The warrants included; a $5,000 Ocean County Sheriff’s Department failure to appear contempt warrant, $600 Lacey Township Municipal Court traffic warrant, a $250 Ocean Township Municipal Court traffic warrant, and a $228 Beachwood Municipal Court traffic warrant. Nicolas Martinez posted bail and was released awaiting new court dates.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 2:35 p.m., Sergeant Vincent Meehan and Officer Michael Hein responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, NJ, in reference to shoplifting. The Loss Prevention employee reported that he observed a male place two items in his backpack and then exit the store without paying for the items. The items were a 3 ounce container of Murray’s Pomade Spike Wax valued at $2.24, and a 2 ounce container of Got2B Hair Gel valued at $3.97. The male suspect was identified as, 18-year-old Jonathan Dallavalle of Caldwell Avenue, Forked River, NJ. Jonathan Dallavalle initially told the officers that he was 17 years old and provided the officers with a false date of birth. Upon further investigation officers were able to obtain Jonathan Dallavalle’s actual date of birth. Jonathan Dallavalle was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township police headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons. Jonathan Dallavalle was charged with shoplifting and hindering apprehension.

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