Arrest- On Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:22 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to Shore Tanning in reference to a suspicious male. Upon his arrival, Officer Keefe met with Thomas Cavanaugh, 35. Cavanaugh explained that he was waiting for his sister who was inside one of the stores in the plaza. During the interaction it was discovered that Cavanaugh was wanted by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department for failing to appear at Court. He was arrested and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail.
Arrest- On Friday, September 18, 2020, at 11:02 p.m., Officer Michael Hein made a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 near Warren Avenue. During the stop, both the driver, Gokhul Rabindra, and the passenger, Mahendranauth Maniram, were arrested after marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Both Richmond Hill, New York men were released pending a Court appearance.
Arrest- On Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 10:38 a.m., Officers Michael Baldasari and Matthew D’Antonio were dispatched to 7-Eleven, 524 Lacey Road, in reference to a counterfeit bill. Investigation at the scene revealed that Kyle Comerford, 19, attempted to pay for a taxi ride with a counterfeit bill. He also attempted to break the bill inside the convenience store. During his arrest, Comerford was found in possession of an assortment of narcotics including Xanax, marijuana, and a white powdery substance. He was charged with Possession and Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance in addition to Forgery. Comerford was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility without bail.
Suspicious Incident- On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 1:00 a.m., Lacey Police received a report from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. A Berkeley Township pizza parlor received an order through text message stating that a Forked River man was being held captive by others with automatic weapons. Numerous officers responded to the Sunrise Beach residence finding the call to be a hoax. The detective bureau is conducting a follow-up investigation.
Criminal Mischief- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 11:07 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to Gary Smith Way for criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim reported that during the overnight hours an unknown person(s) punctured all four of her vehicle’s tires. Surveillance footage from the complex depicted a suspect running from the area. The damage was estimated at $600.
Public Nuisance- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 1:33 p.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the area near the Ocean County Library for people being harassed by a male suspect. Officer Lee located the actor, 26 year-old Michael Fuller of Waretown who was issued a summons for Disorderly Conduct.
Theft- On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 10:21 p.m., Officer Elton Copes was dispatched in reference to theft from a vehicle. The caller stated that while his vehicle was parked in a Lacey Road commercial lot, an unknown suspect(s) entered stealing cash. The caller estimated the theft at $200.