Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 22nd thru October 28th, 2013

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 22nd thru October 28th, 2013

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Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release

October 22, 2013 thru October 28, 2013

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  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Detectives Robert Surtees and Brian Flynn were checking the wooded area behind the 200 block of Route 9 South. While checking the area, the detectives observed two male juveniles in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. One of the subjects was a 16-year-old male and the second subject was a 14-year-old male. They were taken into custody and transported to police headquarters. Each was charged on juvenile complaints with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released to a parent. Both juveniles were from Forked River.
  • Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 7:58 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief. The complainant reported that during the overnight hours of October 23, 2013, an unknown person or persons damaged her mailbox and post. The damage is estimated at $75.
  • Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Warrant (Arrest) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8:16 a.m., Officers Adam Ewart and Scott Keefe conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 North in Forked River near the McDonalds. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of a passenger, identified as 29-year-old Anthony Fattaruso of Lanoka Harbor for an outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department in the amount of $395. Anthony Fattaruso was found to be in possession of a Hypodermic needle. He was transported to police headquarters and charged on a criminal summons with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department responded to police headquarters and took custody of Anthony Fattaruso for the $395 warrant. He was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.
  • Theft (Business) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 4:15 p.m., Officer John Simonson responded to Lacey Diagnostic Imaging Center, 833 Lacey Road, Forked River, for a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between October 1, 2013, and October 23, 2013, an unknown person(s) stole the electrical jumpers off the outdoor electrical boxes that power the air conditioning condensers. The theft is valued at $350.
  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 6:35 p.m., Officer Robert Flynn responded to the Lacey Walmart, 580 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. Upon his arrival, 33 year-old William E. Stuccio of Manahawkin was arrested for two counts of shoplifting. The first count was for transferring and/or removing labels/price tags, and the second count was for concealing merchandise valued at $30.  William Stuccio was transported to police headquarters, processed, and later released after receiving a criminal summons.
  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 10:16 p.m., Officers responded to the Lacey Walmart, 580 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifter. Two adults were arrested for shoplifting, 25-year-old Sean Morrissey of Toms River was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $42.25, and 34-year-old Kelly O’Brien of Barnegat was arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $110.23 and found to have an outstanding warrant issued by Tinton Falls in the amount of $300. They were both transported to police headquarters. Sean Morrissey was processed and released after receiving a criminal summons. Kelly O’Brien was processed and charged on a complaint warrant with bail set at $2,500. Kelly O’Brien was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of a total of $2,800 bail.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 8:18 a.m., Officers Adam Ewart and Scott Keefe responded to the 300 block of Shady Brook Lane in Forked River for a report of a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, and 5:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, an unknown person or persons entered her vehicle and stole her Apple iPod Classic, 80 GB, MP3 player, valued at $200. The vehicle was parked in the driveway and is believed to have been unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Theft (Backyard of Residence) – On Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 8:40 a.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 1200 block of Taylor Lane in Forked River for a report of a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between the overnight hours of Thursday, October 24, 2013, an unknown person or persons stole one cord of firewood valued at $200 from his backyard.
  • Burglary and Theft (Residence) – On Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:33 p.m., Officer Julie Barcalow took a report of a theft from a residence. The complainant reported that sometime between Saturday, October 19, 2013 and Sunday, October 20, 2013, an unknown person stole his iPad Mini valued at $378.14 from his residence located on the 1200 block of Ocean Street, Forked River. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, October 25, 2013, at 12:25 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton conducted a traffic stop on Briggs Avenue North in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 37-year-old Christopher M. King of Forked River for an active Brick Township warrant in the amount of $500. Christopher King was transported to police headquarters and was later released after posting full bail.
  • Shoplifting – On Friday, October 25, 2013, at 1:18 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to Lacey Liquors, 349 Route 9 North, Forked River, for a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between Sunday, September 1, 2013, and Friday, October 25, 2013, an unknown person or persons stole six bottles of liquor valued at $600.
  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, October 25, 2013, at 9:25 p.m., Officer Robert Flynn conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 29-year-old Edward A. Bizzarro of Manahawkin on an outstanding Atlantic City warrant in the amount of $95. Edward Bizzarro was transported to police headquarters and was later released after posting full bail.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., Officers Michael Hein and Frederick Anderson responded to the 1100 block of Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between Sunday, September 1, 2013, and Friday, October 25, 2013, an unknown person or persons stole his wallet and its contents from his vehicle that was either parked at his residence or at a local Route 9, Forked River business. The total theft is estimated at $43.
  • Possession of CDS and Trespassing (Arrests) – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 11:40 a.m., Officers Jeffrey Slota and Joseph Soto responded to the Power Lines South, located at 5015 West Lacey Road in Forked River, to check for vehicles trespassing. While checking the area, a vehicle was located near the creek. The officers observed three males inside the vehicle. Further investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 20-year-old Joshua D. Kozireski of Harrison Avenue in Forked River. Joshua Kozireski was transported to police headquarters and later released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Hashish, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Trespassing. He also received a traffic summons for Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. The two passengers that were in the vehicle were identified as 18-year-old Shawn A. Renn of Forked River and Taylor Savage of Waretown. Both Shawn Renn and Taylor Savage were issued a Complaint-Summons for Trespassing and were released at the scene.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 12:26 p.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to the 1700 block of Evans Road in Forked River for a report of a theft. The complainant stated that sometime between 11:00 p.m. the evening before, Friday, October 25, 2013, and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013, an unknown person or persons entered his vehicle and stole approximately $17 in change, along with a folding knife, and pack of cigarettes. In addition, the complainant stated that his mother’s vehicle was also entered and approximately $5 in change was taken. Both vehicles were left unlocked and parked in the driveway of the home.
  • Theft – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 6:35 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to Kohl’s, 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of a theft. The victim stated that sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., his Arbor long-board skateboard, valued at $240, was taken from the exterior of his vehicle while in the parking lot. The victim indicated that he left the skateboard outside of his vehicle while he sat within the vehicle awaiting the return of his friend from within the store.
  • DUI (Arrest) – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 9:15 p.m., Special Officer Michael Hutman conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Evan Androcy responded to assist. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 54-year-old Glenn A. Jones of Ocean Gate, NJ, for DUI. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and later released after receiving traffic summons for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle Glenn Jones was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.
  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 10:05 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 100 block of Station Drive in Forked River for a report of a male subject lying on the ground. The male subject was identified as 23-year-old Joseph J. Caputo of Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to his arrest on an outstanding no-bail warrant from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Joseph Caputo was also found to be in possession of prescription pills without a prescription. The pills included but were not limited to Alprazolam. Joseph Caputo was transported to police headquarters and charged with the criminal offenses related to the possession of the pills. He was later transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility where he was lodged on the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant.
  • Theft – On Sunday, October 27, 2013, Officers Frederick Anderson and Michael Hein responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a theft. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who reported that she was shopping in the store and left at approximately 12:40 p.m. She stated that she left her iPad in the shopping cart and drove away. A short time later, she responded back to Walmart to retrieve her iPad from the shopping cart; however, it was missing. Investigation at the scene determined that an adult female, identified as 50-year-old Susan Guadagnino of Ocean Gate, NJ, removed the iPad from the shopping cart and placed it in her vehicle just before entering Walmart. Susan Guadagnino was arrested and transported to police headquarters. She was charged on a criminal summons with Theft of Property Lost or Mislaid. She was served with her copy of the summons and released pending a court date.
  • Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief (Residence) – On Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 4:32 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to the 1300 block of Wood Avenue in Forked River for a report of a theft. The complainant reported that sometime between August 1, 2013, and Sunday, October 27, 2013, an unknown person or person(s) entered the residence and stole copper piping. Copper piping was also taken from the crawl space. There were no signs of forced entry. The theft is estimated at $300 and the damage is estimated at $3,000.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, October 28, 2013, at 2:28 a.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 South in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 34-year-old Alejandro J. Cunalata of Setaukey, New York, on two outstanding traffic warrants. Warrant number one (1) was issued out of Mount Olive Township in the amount of $500 and warrant number two (2) was issued out of Union Township in the amount of $260. Alejandro Cunalata was transported to police headquarters where he posted bail and was released. Alejandro Cunalate was also issued a traffic summons for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
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