Weekly Police Blotter – Press Release
September 17th thru September 23, 2013
- Criminal Mischief – On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 10:01 a.m., Officer Darrell Nick took a report of criminal mischief to a 1992, Gray, GMC Suburban while it was parked in the roadway in front of 220 Lane Place in Forked River. The victim reported that sometime between the overnight hours of Sunday, September 8, 2013 into September 9, 2013, an unknown person or persons damaged the driver side mirror on his vehicle that was parked in the street in front of his house. The estimated damage is $200.
- Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 12:13 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the Wawa (Route 9 and Taylor Lane) in reference to a theft. An employee stated that a male and female walked into the store together and then while the employee was distracted, the male subject reached over the counter and grabbed a carton of Marlboro Red cigarettes. The male subject then exited a store and fled the scene in a white Kia driven by another female. Officers were able to identify the suspect as 22-year-old Ryan Territo of 29 Poplar Street in Waretown. The female walking in with him was identified as a 20-year-old resident of Main Street in Forked River. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a 20-year-old female from Oakwood Drive in Forked River. Officers located and spoke with both female subjects, who denied knowing that Ryan Territo was going to steal cigarettes. Officers located and interviewed Ryan Territo who was subsequently arrested, processed, and released on a summons for shoplifting.
- Warrant (Arrest) – On Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 6:27 p.m., Special Officer Jesse Urban responded to a parking complaint which involved a vehicle parked in front of 1809 Lakeside Drive South in Forked River. While conducting the investigation, a $2,500 warrant out of South River Municipal Court was located for the resident, Frank Pezzuti. Frank Pezzuti was advised of the parking complaint and then placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant. Frank Pezzuti was transported to Lacey Police Headquarters and at 10:26 p.m. was turned over to the South River Police Department.
- Burglary (Business) – On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 10:18 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to 44 Manchester Avenue, Suite M, in reference to a burglary and theft. The victim stated that sometime between 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, an unknown actor or actors forcefully pried open the rear door of the business, breaking the door handle, to gain entrance to the suite. Stolen items include a Makita Hammer drill, Makita masonry saw, and a diamond blade. The value of the theft is estimated at $2,400.
- Burglary (Residential) – On Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 2:32 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to 316 Predmore Avenue for a residential burglary. The victim stated that sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, an unknown person or persons forced entry into her residence by cutting a screen on a rear window and entering the house. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole $1,600 in property. The items stolen included a teal HP 15.6” G-6 laptop computer; two Xbox 360 game consoles; and an Astro headset equipped with a microphone.
- DUI & Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, September 20, 2013, at 12:37 a.m., Officers Andrew Slota and Evan Androcy responded to Pheasant Run (retirement community) in reference to a dark Nissan Maxima driving carelessly in the area. The officers located the vehicle which was stopped on Lakeside Drive South with a flat front tire. The driver, later identified as 31-year-old Kristal Boldman of 890 Salem Drive in Toms River, was incoherent. During the course of the investigation, a warrant out of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and a warrant out of Tinton Falls were located. Kristal Boldman was arrested for DUI and the outstanding warrants and then transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters. Kristal Boldman refused to provide breath samples. She was processed and then transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of the warrants.
- Criminal Mischief – On Friday, September 20, 2013, Officers Adam Ewart and Keith Pearce responded to 730 Lacey Road in Forked River for a report of criminal mischief to an office building which was called in by employees. The glass window and glass door to Dr. Lisa Vernon’s office had been shattered by an unknown projectile. Upon checking the building, Dr. Lisa Vernon indicated that nothing else appeared to have been damaged and nothing had been stolen. The damage is estimated at $1,342.
- Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, September 20, 2013, at 1:32 p.m., Special Officer Jesse Urban responded to 13 South Street, Lanoka Harbor, to serve an active $500 Lacey Township Warrant on Gary V. Clark, Jr. Upon arrival, Special Officer Jesse Urban made contact with Gary V. Clark, Jr. and placed him under arrest. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released after posting bail.
- Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, September 20, 2013, at 9:17 p.m., Special Officer Travis Horton observed 21-year-old William C. Fisher 3rd of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River inside the Wawa at 444 S. Main Street in Forked River. Special Officer Travis Horton was aware that William C. Fisher 3rd had an active $700 Lacey Township Warrant. William Fisher 3rd was positively identified and then placed under arrest. William Fisher 3rd was unable to post bail and was subsequently transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
- Theft – On Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1:21 a.m., Officer Keith Pearce responded to 1419 Circle Drive in Forked River in reference to a theft. The victim stated that sometime between June 2013 and Saturday, September 21, 2013, someone stole the air conditioner compressor from the side of the residence. The house is a rental property and had been vacant. The value of the stolen property is estimated at $1,200.
- Theft – On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 11:37 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to 313 Merrimac Road in reference to a theft. The caller stated that someone stole his moped from his unsecured garage sometime between Sunday, September 1, 2013 and Sunday, September 22, 2013. The victim was unable to provide a make, model, or serial number. The description given was an older model moped with a large black bicycle seat and dual kickstand. The moped is valued at $250.
- Criminal Mischief – On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., Officer John Simonson responded to 13 Ambermist Way in Forked River in reference to a report of graffiti. A Toll Brothers’ employee reported that an unknown person or persons spray painted graffiti around the construction site sometime during the overnight hours. The suspect(s) utilized spray paint that had been left at the construction site by Toll Brothers employees. The suspects spray painted two houses, a sign, a dump truck, and the roadway. The damage is estimated at $250.
- DUI (Arrest) – On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:25 p.m., Special Officer Michael Hutman conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North near South Street for failure to maintain a lane. Special Officer Hutman first observed the vehicle when it failed to stop at the stop sign on Railroad Avenue as it turned right onto South Street heading east toward Route 9. The driver, Kimberly Williams of Korman Road in Bayville was driving the black, 2002, Hyundai Elantra. Officer Kymberly Gudgeon arrived and handled the investigation. K. Williams was arrested for DUI and charged with the following summonses: DUI, DUI Refusal, Suspended Driver License, Reckless Driving, Failure to maintain a lane, and Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Vehicle.
- Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Monday, September 23, 2013 at 4:28 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the Walmart at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a report of shoplifting. Officer May met with Loss Prevention employee who explained that he had surveillance video of an unknown white male walking through the store concealing merchandise in two bins that he had placed in a shopping cart. The subject was observed on Monday, September 9, 2013, exiting the store where he proceeded to his vehicle, a blue Chevrolet Suburban. The vehicle registration observed came back to a different vehicle. The actor is described as a white male, in his middle 30’s, medium build, average height, wearing a black shirt and tan shorts. Some of the items that were identified in the cart were a Keter 22 inch tool box ($17.84), an Ozark Trail sleeping bag ($14.97), a Russell black hooded sweatshirt ($17.72), and an SUV truck tool box ($39.98), with a total value of $90.51. The matter is under investigation.