Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 7th thru October 13th, 2014

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – October 7th thru October 13th, 2014

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October 7th, thru October 13th, 2014

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  • Shoplifting – On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4:42 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy responded to the Nutri-Shop, located at 410 Route 9 south, in reference to a theft. The employee reported that at about 3:55 p.m. a female teenager stole a bottle of NGN Bee Pollen valued at $50. The suspect was also accompanied by another female teen and a male teen. The female suspect is described as a white female with red hair, between 5-03” and 5-06”, in her mid-teens, wearing blue jeans and a blue long sleeve shirt. Footage from the store security cameras was retained in an effort to identify the suspect and the accomplices.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 8:07 a.m., Officer Anderson responded to the Gille Park Concession stand in reference to criminal mischief to the building. The gutters of the building were damaged as a result of someone attempting to get onto the roof of the building. The damage is estimated at $200.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, October 10, 2014, at 11:59 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey and Officer Andrew Slota were on a directed enforcement patrol assignment in the Area of West Lacey Road ad Dover Road when they observed a vehicle traveling south on Dover Road at a low rate of speed and failing to maintain its lane of travel. The officers followed the vehicle and after observing continuing motor vehicle violations, they stopped the vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 38-year-old Joan Mazzella of Stern Court in Barnegat, NJ, for DUI. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law. Joan Mazzella was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters, processed, and charged with DUI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

  • Trespassing (Formal Charges) – On Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10:23 p.m., Officer Evan Androcy and Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to a vacant residence, located at 460 Cedar Drive in Lanoka Harbor in reference to several subjects trespassing. Officers located 20-year-old Albert Reuter of Teakwood Drive in Lanoka Harbor, 19-year-old Kelsey Fisher of Central Lake Drive in Forked River, 20-year-old Justian Morales of Knollwood Court in Lanoka Harbor, and two juvenile females trespassing inside the vacant residence. Officers also located a partially consumed 1 liter bottle of Vodka in possession of the subjects. Investigation at the scene led to Albert Rueter being issued special complaint summonses for providing alcohol to minors, trespassing, and underage possession of alcohol. Kelsey Fisher was issued special complaint summonses for trespassing and underage consumption of alcohol. Justian Morales was issued a special complaint summons for trespassing. The two juvenile females were transported to police headquarters where they were picked up by their parents. Juvenile complaints for underage consumption of alcohol and trespassing were filed for both juveniles. The other subjects were released at the scene.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Friday, October 10, 2014, at 2:04 p.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to 7-11, located at 403 Route 9 North, Lanoka Harbor NJ, in reference to a suspicious person in a Honda Civic. As Officer Hein entered the parking lot to meet with the caller, the Honda Civic left the parking lot heading north on route 9. Detective Brian Flynn and Detective Alan Abrecht who were in the area, followed the vehicle north on Route 9 and observed the vehicle park in a driveway on Ashwood Place in Lanoka Harbor. The driver was identified as 22-year-old Jason P. Drackwicz of Ashwood Place who was driving while suspended. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Jason Drackwicz on an outstanding $350 Berkeley Township Municipal Court traffic warrant. Jason Drackwicz was transported to Lacey Township Police headquarters, where he was processed and released after posting bail. Jason Drackwicz was issued a summons for driving while suspended.

  • Criminal Mischief (Auto) – On Friday, October 10. 2014, at 10:23 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to a Devon Street residence in Forked River in reference to a suspicious incident. The caller reported that sometime between 10:00 p.m. on October 9, 2014 and 10:00 a.m. on October 10, 2014, someone damaged a vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Devon Street. Tool marks were observed on all four doors of the vehicle. It appeared that someone used an unknown tool in an attempt to pry the doors away from the vehicle in order to make entry to the vehicle. The paint of the vehicle was damages and is estimated at $400. Detective Alan Abrecht responded to the scene and took photographs and lifted several fingerprints from the vehicle.

  • Photo of Airsoft Gun within the Lacey Township High School – On Wednesday, October 08, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., the Lacey Township Police Department received a call from the Lacey Township High School administration reporting a concern regarding a digital photograph which appeared to depict some type of handgun in what appeared to possibly be within the high school. The school officials received the information and the photograph from a conscientious student. School officials were also able to quickly obtain the identity of the students responsible for the photograph. The photograph was reported to have been actually taken during a prior week. School officials notified the police department while immediately implementing protocols to utilize available staff to isolate the students of concern while other staff checked the lockers of those students identified. Officer Riciardella, Detective Lieutenant Chris Cornelius, Detective Robert Surtees, Detective Samuel Della Sala, and Chief Paprota all responded to the high school and worked closely with Principal Handschuch and his staff to quickly investigate the concern. The matter was quickly determined to involve Airsoft toy guns. No threat was posed to students and staff. The information obtained very early in the investigation indicated that, during a prior week, a male student of the high school brought two separate Airsoft handguns in a backpack into the school building. While within the school, that student captured at least two photographs on a cell phone and later transmitted the photos to others. Investigation revealed that the students commonly play with their Airsoft guns while not in school. While the Airsoft guns depicted in the digital photographs are commonly used as toys, the Airsoft guns are entirely improper in a school environment. Both the Lacey Township School administration and the Lacey Township Police Department are treating the matter seriously. After further investigation, several of the students who were initially of concern were determined to not be involved in the incident. The investigation has been narrowed to one student’s direct involvement and is continuing. All parents and students involved in the investigation where very cooperative and interested in quickly resolving any concern. The decisive action, implementation and use of proper protocols, and the cooperative efforts of the school administration and responding investigators allowed this matter to be resolved quickly without causing unnecessary alarm and without causing a disruption to the school environment. Any formal charges rendered by police investigators will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation. All persons involved are juveniles.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 4:48 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon and Officer Jeffrey Slota responded to Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, in reference to shoplifting. The loss prevention employee had 32-year-old Joann Landi of Deck Street in Barnegat, NJ, and 28-year-old Grace Landi of Deck Street in Barnegat, NJ, detained for shoplifting. The loss prevention employee reportedly observed Joann Landi conceal and then attempt to leave the store with $254.68 worth of makeup and jewelry. Joann Landi was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and released on a summons charging her with shoplifting. The loss prevention employee also reportedly observed Grace Landi conceal and then attempt to leave the store with $147.68 worth of makeup and jewelry. Grace Landi provided the officers with a false name, initially giving officers her sister’s name. Grace Landi was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed on the live-scan fingerprint machine which indicated that the name she provided was false and her actual name was Grace Landi. Upon discovering her actual name, a $500 Tinton Falls Municipal Court traffic warrant, a $1,000 Tinton Falls Municipal Court criminal warrant, and a $500 Barnegat Township Municipal Court criminal warrant were located for her arrest. Grace Landi was charged with shoplifting, hindering her own apprehension, and one count of false reporting to police (attempting to incriminate another). Bail was set at $5,000 and Grace Landi was transported to Ocean County Jail in default of bail.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 12:21 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was on patrol in the area of Chelsea Street and Newark Avenue in Forked River when he observed 28-year-old Christopher Marsillo of Chelsea Street driving down the roadway. Officer Sarno was aware that Christopher Marsillo had several outstanding warrants for his arrest which included a $500 Lacey Township Municipal Court traffic warrant, a $500 Elmwood Park Municipal Court traffic warrant, and a $2,500 Perth Amboy Municipal Court traffic warrant. Officer Sarno stopped the vehicle at a Center Street address. Officer Sarno activated the emergency lights and sirens on his patrol vehicle and exited the vehicle yelling for Christopher Marsillo to stop. Christopher Marsillo refused to stop and entered the residence. Officer Sarno knocked on the door and after about a minute Christopher Marsillo came out. Christopher Marsillo was arrested and found in possession of drug paraphernalia and an empty wax fold of heroin. He was placed under arrest and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail. Christopher Marsillo was charged with obstructing the administration of law and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set by the court at $2,500.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 10:28 a.m., Officer Jeffrey Slota and Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to the Walmart store located at 580 Route 9 North in reference to shoplifting. The Walmart Asset Protection Associate reported that he observed a female remove a brown Faded Glory 3xl jacket from the hanger and place it in her shopping cart. The female, later identified as 25-year-old Nichole Coker of N Leithgow Street in Philadelphia, PA, then reportedly attempted to exit the store without paying for the item. Nichole Coker, who indicated that she was a Walmart vendor at the store setting up a display, was arrested and transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed, charged with shoplifting on a summons, and then released.

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