Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 23rd thru September 29, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 23rd thru September 29, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

September 23rd thru September 29th, 2015

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  • Obstructing the Administration of Law and Resisting (Arrest) – On Monday, September 28, 2015, at 9:29 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop in a driveway located on the 400 block of Lake Barnegat Drive North in Lanoka Harbor. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Louis Dautorio 4th of Center Street in Forked River, immediately exited the vehicle in an attempt to confront Officer McKee.  After refusing to get back into his vehicle and refusing to provide his driving credentials, Officer McKee advised him he was under arrest for obstructing the administration of law. During the arrest process, Louis Dautorio, 4th physically resisted being handcuffed by Officer McKee.  As Officer McKee was forced to struggle with the non-compliant suspect, 19-year-old Marcus Gervasini of Leanne Court in Forked River exacerbated the situation by getting extremely close to Officer McKee and holding a cell phone camera in the officer’s face while the officer was actively attempting to arrest and handcuff the physically resisting suspect.  Marcus Gervasini was advised to back up or he would be placed under arrest for the obstruction of the administration of law; however, he refused to do so. Additional officers arrived and Louis Dautorio, 4th was successfully handcuffed and transported to police headquarters. Louis Dautorio, 4th was charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law and Resisting Arrest by Force.  Marcus Gervasini later responded to police headquarters and was served a special form of complaint summons charging him with Obstruction the Administration of Law due to his actions at the scene.

  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Monday, September 28, 2015, at 4:07 p.m., Officer Daniel Ricciardella was traveling on Lacey Road near the Garden State Parkway in Forked River when he observed a vehicle pulled off to the side of the road with two of the occupants engaged in a verbal dispute.  Officer Ricciardella stopped to assist. During the on-scene investigation, it was determined that the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle, a 1999 Ford F150, was reported stolen on September 27, 2015, from Lumberton, NJ.  In addition, Marijuana was discovered in the possession of one of the occupants. The stolen vehicle included the following occupants: 21-year-old Courtney Cummings of Alpine Street in Forked River, NJ; 21-year-old James Evans of Elizabeth Ave in Whiting, NJ; 20-year-old Joseph Azzara of Andrea Drive in Columbus, NJ; and 21-year-old Rafael Clevenger of Surgrave Manor in Lumberton, NJ. All four occupants were placed under arrest for possession of the stolen vehicle and were transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where they were processed and charged. Courtney Cummings was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. James Evans, Joseph Azzara, and Rafael Clevenger were each charged with Receiving Stolen Property. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

  • Drug Possession and Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, September 25, 2015, at 8:52 p.m., Officer Charles May was on patrol on Parker Avenue near Lacey Road in Forked River, when Officer May observed 40-year-old Thomas M. Britton of Caldwell Avenue in Forked River who had an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Office warrant in the amount of $43,323.00. In addition, Thomas Britton was found to be in possession of several wax-folds of Heroin and a hypodermic syringe. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Thomas Britton was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 11:09 p.m., Sergeant Paul Sullivan, along with Officers Michael Verwey, John D. Simonson, and Sgt. Sullivan responded to the 1900 block of Pineview Road in Forked River for a dispute in the driveway.  Upon arrival, officers found that there was a verbal dispute over unwelcomed guests coming to the residence. The four unwanted guests were still in their motor vehicle parked in the driveway. While speaking to the motor vehicle occupants, drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view. Further investigation led to the arrest of 19-year-old Macey Saitta of Pineview Road in Forked River. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  • Theft from a Vehicle – On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 2:33 p.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to Heritage Apartments, located at 1031 Newark Avenue North in Forked River, for a report of theft. The victim reported that between 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2015 and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28, 2015, an unknown person or persons entered her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in the parking lot of Heritage Apartments, and stole her handicapped placard. The handicap placard is valued at $1.

  • Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 1:36 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe and Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the Lacey Inn, located at 229 Route 9 North in Forked River, to serve an arrest warrant. Officers located the accused, 56-year-old Robert K. Fletcher of Lacey Road in Forked River, at that address and placed him under arrest on the outstanding warrant. The warrant was issued by the Lakehurst Borough Municipal Court in the amount of $750. Robert Fletcher was transported to police headquarters, processed, and the Lakehurst Municipal Court Clerk released on him on his own recognizance.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Sunday, September 27, 2015, at 8:38 p.m., Officer John McKee conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 South near Parkers Point Boulevard in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 43-year-old Tammy Callan of Beach Boulevard in Forked River for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, and issued summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Signal, Improper Right Turn on Red, and improper U-Turn. The vehicle was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 4:04 a.m., Officer Adam Ewart responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor for a shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 51-year-old Christopher R. Franzone from the Boulevard in Seaside Heights, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $7.28. He was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 12:24 a.m., Officers Dimitri Tsarnas and Robert Duffy responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a male shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 24-year-old Justin M. Calise of 3 Hilltop Court in Lanoka Harbor for shoplifting merchandise valued at $46.76. Justin Calise was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Underage Consumption of Alcohol – On Friday, September 25, 2015, at 6:21 p.m., Officers Jayson Lee and Dimitri Tsarnas responded to a residence located on Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor for a report of juveniles consuming alcoholic beverages. The investigation determined that there were no juveniles consuming alcohol at the reported location. However, the investigation determined that four juveniles had consumed alcoholic beverages earlier at a residence located on Yorktown Drive in Forked River. As a result of the investigation, the four juveniles, including a 14-year-old male from Lanoka Harbor, a 13-year-old male from Lanoka Harbor, a 13-year-old male from Forked River, and a 13-year-old female from Forked River, were each charged on a juvenile complaint with Underage Consumption of Alcohol in a Private Residence. All of the parents of the juveniles were made aware of the information available to the police officers regarding the underage possession and consumption of alcohol.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 4:23 p.m., Officers Elton Copes and Jeffrey Slota responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 43-year-old Maryann Vandevelde of Poplar Street in Waretown, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $80. Maryann Vandevelde was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Shoplifting, Trespassing, and Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 12:28 p.m., Officer Jayson Lee responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a female shoplifter in custody. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 37-year-old Christina M. Manion of Silver Court in Bayville, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $84.65. In addition, she was given prior notice against trespass by the store management that she was not allowed to be on Walmart property. Furthermore, it was discovered that Christina Manion had several warrants for her arrest, including an Elizabeth Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $116 and a Neptune Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $300. Christina Manion was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where she was processed and charged with Shoplifting and Trespassing. Bail was set in the amount of $1,000. Christina Manion was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.