Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 26th through November 1st, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 26th through November 1st, 2016

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  • Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 2:48 p.m., Officer Brian Holt conducted a traffic stop in the 600 block of Lacey Road in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 21-year-old Todd R. Sinn of Chestnut Street in Waretown, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Todd R. Sinn was released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of Marijuana 50 Grams or Less and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Shoplifting – On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 1:07 a.m., Officers Jason Lee and Scott Keefe responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a male fall victim in the restroom. Upon arrival the male subject was located on the floor of the restroom. He was alert and conscious, however, had some minor injuries consistent with falling. An Investigation at the scene determined that the male, identified as 31-year-old George Buzinkai of Hilltop Drive in Bayville, NJ, had shoplifted two cans of “Dust Off” from inside the store and had used one of them as in inhalant just before falling in the restroom. George Buzinkai was treated for his injuries. He was charged on a complaint summons with Shoplifting merchandise valued at approximately $10.00, and Use of an Inhalant.
  • Aggravated Assault– On Monday, October 31, 2016, at 9:46 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 1200 block of Spruce Street in Forked River for a report of threats involving a knife. The victim reported that he observed three male juveniles steal his neighbor’s pumpkin from the front of the residence, and when he confronted them about the theft, one of the male juveniles threatened him with a knife. An investigation led to the arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile male from Forked River. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. The 15-year-old juvenile male was charged on Juvenile Complaints with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Underage Consumption of Alcohol. He was released to the custody of his parents.
  • Theft – On Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 3:59 a.m., two male suspects were observed stealing a canoe valued at $1000.00 from the yard of 707 Stephanie Court and putting it in the lagoon. The two males entered the canoe and were observed heading across the water. Approximately one hour later, Officer Andrew Slota recovered the canoe in the lagoon off Bogota Lane South in Forked River. The incident is under investigation.
  • Burglary and Theft – On Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 3:57 a.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 1100 block of Albatross Court in Forked River, for a residential burglary that just occurred. The complainant reported that two male subjects entered her home through a front window and stole two bottles of liquor valued at $60.00. The males were observed fleeing the area. The incident is under investigation.
  • Fire – On Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 5:09 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella responded to Hamptonshire Way in Forked River, for a report of a fire. The caller reported that a gas grill caught fire in the backyard and the flames were approaching the residence. Officer Ricciardella was able to suppress a majority of the fire with his department issued fire extinguisher until the Forked River Fire Department arrived and extinguished it. The Ocean County Fire Marshal responded to investigate.
  • Theft – On Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 10:39 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the Hometown Market located at 725 Route 9 South in Forked River for a dispute. The complainant advised that he and the accused, 44-year-old Robert Roefaro, of Evans Road in Forked River, became involved in a dispute over the fact that Robert Roefaro had stolen property of his, including but not limited to a cigarette making device. The investigation resulted in Robert Roefaro receiving a Special Form of Complaint and Summons charging him with theft in the amount of $50.00.
  • Theft – On Friday, October 28, 2016, at 9:25 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to Police Headquarters in reference to a theft report. A representative from the Jersey Conservation Foundation reported that between October 25, 2016, and October 27, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole approximately 600 feet of ¾” steel cable from the area along Switch Road in Forked River. The theft is estimated at $1800.00. The incident is under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 2:46 p.m., Officer Michael Baldasari conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 22-year-old Cody Alvira, of Raymond Road in Forked River, on an outstanding Evesham Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $500.00. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Cody Alvira was issued traffic summonses for Expired Vehicle Registration and for Driving with a Suspended License. He was released after posting full bail.
  • Shoplifting – On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 6:48 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 57-year-old Paul Debello of Jefferson Lane in Whiting, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $80.75. He was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. Paul Debello was released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  • Burglary, Theft, and Forgery – On Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 1:40 p.m., Officers responded to the TD Bank, located at 106 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of a male suspect inside the store attempting to cash a stolen check. Upon arrival, it was learned that the male had fled the scene on foot. A description was provided and a short time later the suspect was located walking on Caldwell Avenue in Forked River. Officer Martin Julian stopped the suspect who initially provided a false name before running away. Officers pursued the suspect through several yards before he jumped into the Mill Pond, swam across to the other side and entered a patch of woods. Officers set up a perimeter and a short time later Detective Adam Ewart and Officer Frederick Anderson took the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Armin F. Godier of Sarasota Drive in Forked River, into custody. An investigation revealed that Armin Godier had burglarized a vehicle parked at F & F Auto Body, 12A Taylor Lane in Forked River, and stole a checkbook from inside. In addition, he burglarized a second vehicle at the same location and stole a New Jersey Driver’s License. Armin Godier then attempted to cash the stolen check at TD Bank before fleeing. Armin Godier was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. He was charged with Burglary, Theft, Uttering, Resisting Arrest by Flight, and Hindering Apprehension. Bail was set in the amount of $35,000.00. Armin Godier was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
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