Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 21st through September 29th, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 21st through September 29th, 2016

  • Drug Arrest – On Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 10:10 p.m., Officers Scott Keefe and Anthony Sarno responded to the Home Towne Market parking lot located at 725 Route 9 South in Forked River for a report of a male slumped over the steering wheel inside a vehicle. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 29-year-old Devin Piekkola of Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for Possession of CDS. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Devin Piekkola was released after receiving criminal summonses for Possession of CDS (Suboxone), possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 3:54 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 18-year-old Zachary T. Conway of Seabright Road in Forked River, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $19.00. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Zachary Conway was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Drug Arrest – On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at approximately 8:00 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 1006 Tampa Road in Forked River. The search warrant was sought during an ongoing drug investigation specifically targeting the distribution of heroin from the home. During the search, detectives located 494 bags containing heroin. The target of the investigation, 30-year-old Stephen Carrington, Jr., was charged with Possession of Heroin and Intent to Distribute Heroin.  His live-in girlfriend, 26-year-old Julie Patterson was charged with Possession of Heroin.  Stephen Carrington, Jr., was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $250,000 bail while Julie Patterson was released on her own recognizance pending a Court appearance. Lacey Police Detectives were assisted with the entry by the Ocean County SWAT Team. The initial search of the residence was conducted by K-9 units from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and the Stafford Township Police Department. The street value of the heroin is estimated at $4,000.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 6:27 p.m., Officers George Resetar and Charles May responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 36-year-old John C. Wiegartner of Pershing Avenue in Carteret, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $159.90. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. John C. Wiegartner was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Burglary and Theft (Auto) – On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 4:52 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to police headquarters to take a theft report. The victim reported that between 4:00 p.m., on September 20, 2016, and 7:00 a.m., on September 21st, 2016, an unknown person or persons entered his unlocked vehicle that was parked on the 300 block of Lawrence Drive in Lanoka Harbor, and stole a Lenovo Chrome Book valued at $200.
  • Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest On Monday, September 26, 2016, at 12:20 p.m., Officers Michael Hein and Martin Julian responded to the Walmart, located 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting.  Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of  55-year-old Janet Syers of Center Street in Forked River, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $224. When Officer Julian initially attempted to place her under arrest, Janet Syers refused to comply with his commands and physically resisted. With the assistance of Officer Hein, Janet Syers was taken into custody without further incident. Janet Syers was transported to police headquarters and processed. She was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest.
  • Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash and False Police ReportOn Monday, September 26, 2016, at 12:15 p.m., Officer Noah Schaffer responded to the area of Route 9 and Sunrise Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The victim reported that he was traveling south on Route 9 in the area of McDonald’s, located at 404 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, when his vehicle was struck on the rear passenger side by a black Mazda 3 with tinted windows, as it exited the McDonald’s parking lot. The victim reported that the suspect vehicle fled the scene of the crash and headed south on Route 9. Approximately two and a half hours later, Officers Scott Anderson and Michael Baldasari responded to the 1000 block of Anchor Way in Forked River, for a report of theft. The caller, 45-year-old Lisa Baker, of Anchor Way in Forked River, reported that someone had recently stolen the front license plate off her 2005 black Mazda 3. Upon further investigation, the missing license plate was located at the scene of the hit and run motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier. An investigation determined that Lisa M. Baker was involved in the hit and run motor vehicle crash and had made a false police report when she reported that her front license plate was stolen. Lisa Baker responded to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged on a complaint summons with False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities. In addition, Lisa Baker was issued traffic summonses for Failure to Yield Right of Way, Failure to Report an Accident, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Tinted Windows.
  • Shoplifting ArrestOn Monday, September 26, 2016, at 11:11 a.m., Officer Martin Julian responded to the Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a shoplifting. The store manager reported that she observed a male subject conceal merchandise under his clothing and leave the store without making payment. A description of the suspect and a direction of travel was provided. A short time later, Officer Julian located the suspect walking on Laurel Boulevard in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Kyle P. Pianetti of Briar Road in Lanoka Harbor, for Shoplifting merchandise valued at $1.19. Kyle Pianetti was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Shoplifting ArrestOn Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:56 a.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of shoplifting. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 64-year-old Danuta T. Dab of Foxmoor Lane in Bayville, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $48.97. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Danuta Dab was released after receiving a criminal summons for Shoplifting.
  • Warrant ArrestOn Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 2:05 p.m., Officers Frederick Anderson and Michael Baldasari were on patrol when they observed a suspect with an active warrant leaving the 7-11 convenience store, located at 403 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 34-year-old Christopher A. Foster of Clairmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor on an outstanding Toms River Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $500. Christopher Foster was transported to police headquarters and processed.  Christopher Foster was unable to post bail and was turned over to the custody of the Toms River Township Police Department.
  • Warrant Arrest On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 12:41 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Ocean County Rail Trail directly behind 512 Route 9 in Forked River, for a report of suspicious persons. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 30-year-old Regina M. Moore of Circle Drive in Forked River on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the bail amount of $750. Regina Moore was transported to police headquarters and processed. Regina Moore was later lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • House FireOn Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 3:28 a.m., Officer Charles May responded to the 1100 block of Oahu Drive in the Forked River Beach section of Lacey Township for a report of a house fire. The homeowner reported that he had left his natural gas grill on since approximately 6:00 p.m. the prior evening and did not realize it until his smoke detectors activated. The Forked River Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze. The grill and an area of the deck were damaged as a result of the fire. The Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office also responded to the scene to assist.
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