Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 2nd, 2015 thru September 8th, 2015

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – September 2nd, 2015 thru September 8th, 2015

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Weekly Police Blotter

September 2nd thru September 8th, 2015

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  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Monday, September 7, 2015, at 2:19 p.m., Officers Kymberly Gudgeon and Jeffrey Slota 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 27-year-old Kevin Hayes of Chelsea Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ for shoplifting merchandise valued at $193.66. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Shoplifting.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, September 7, 2015, at 11:53 a.m., Officer Jason Lee responded to the 1400 block of Clearview Street in Forked River for criminal mischief. The complainant reported that between 11:00 p.m. on September 6, 2015 and 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 2015, an unknown person or persons damaged the center of his garage door causing damage in the amount of $300.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 7:42 p.m., Officer Dimitri Tsarnas responded to TD Bank, located at 106 Route 9 North in Forked River, for damage to the front door. Over the weekend, an unknown person or persons cracked the glass on the front door leading to the ATM machine causing damage in the amount of $200.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 3:10 p.m., Officer Kymberly Gudgeon responded to the Lacey Township High School, located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor, for a criminal mischief report. The complainant reported that between 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2015 and 1:00 p.m., on Sunday, September 6, 2015, an unknown person or persons vandalized several pieces of equipment at the rear of the high school. The damage included but was not limited to several soccer nets that were cut from the frames and several traffic cones that were cut in half. Additionally, garbage was found thrown about the baseball dugouts. The damage is estimated at approximately $1,000. The incident is under investigation.

  • Criminal Mischief – On Friday, September 6, 2015, at 11:40 a.m., Officer Brian Holt responded to the 1400 block of Kenney Street in Forked River for damage to a vehicle. The complainant reported that between 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on September 6, 2015, an unknown person or persons dented and scratched a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. In addition, the unknown person or persons removed mulch from the front mulch bed of the residence and threw it on to the driveway. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $300.

  • Drug Possession (Arrest) – On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 12:00 a.m., Officer Evan Androcy conducted a traffic stop on Lacey Road and Lake Barnegat Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, identified as 30-year-old Jon C. Pinol of Don Connor Boulevard in Jackson, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In addition, he was issued traffic summonses for Failure to Maintain Lane and CDS in a Motor Vehicle.

  • Fireworks (Formal Summons) – On Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 9:06 p.m., Officer Anthony Sarno responded to the 1700 block of Anchorage Drive in Forked River for a fireworks complaint. Investigation at the scene resulted in a Special Form of Complaint and Summons being issued for Possessing and Using Fireworks to 42-year-old Joseph M. Siragusa of Erie Street in Jersey City, NJ.

  • Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, September 4, 2015, at 6:42 p.m., Officers Michael Verwey and John McKee responded to Kohl’s, located at 304 Route 9 North in Forked River, for a report of shoplifting. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest 35-year-old Jennifer Modestino of Devon Street in Forked River for shoplifting merchandise valued at $142.20. In addition, a 17-year-old juvenile male from Forked River was also arrested for shoplifting merchandise valued at $85.64. Both suspects were transported to police headquarters and processed. Jennifer Modestino was charged with Shoplifting. The juvenile male was released to his father after being charged on a juvenile complaint with Shoplifting.

  • Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Theft from a Person (Arrest) – On Friday, September 4, 2015, at 2:52 a.m., Officers Scott Keefe, and John McKee responded to the 2200 block of Brookdale Place in Forked River for a dispute between friends over a cellular phone. Upon arrival, the victim advised officers that the accused, 30-year-old Michael Cerami of Brookdale Place in Forked River, had stolen his cellular phone and left the residence on foot. The victim advised the dispute became physical both inside and outside the residence, and at one point, the accused displayed a knife. Officers located Michael Cerami at a residence located on the 2000 block of Llewellyn Parkway in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Michael Cerami for theft of the cell phone. After being informed of the arrest, Michael Cerami resisted; however, he was taken in to custody. Michael Cerami was transported to police headquarters, processed, and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, and Theft from a Person.

  • DUI (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 5.52 p.m., Officers Evan Androcy and Christopher Meyler responded to the Wawa, located at 701 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a report of an intoxicated female driver in a vehicle in the parking lot. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 30-year-old Stephanie P. Hunter of Ocean Gate Avenue in Ocean Gate, NJ for DUI. She was transported to police headquarters and processed. Stephanie Hunter was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License. The vehicle Stephanie Hunter was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.

  • Urinating in Public and Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 2:17 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey was patrolling Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor when he observed a male and female urinating outside of a vehicle parked near the Haines Street entrance to Walmart, 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Officer Verwey made contact with the individuals, identified as 45-year-old Kevin Penn of Pacific Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, and 26-year-old Michele D. Baig of Holiday place in Waretown, NJ. They were both issued a Special Form of Complaint and Summons for Urinating in Public. In addition, Kevin Penn was arrested on an outstanding Toms River Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $150. Kevin Penn was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting bail.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 1:53 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno was on patrol in the area of Route 9 South and Taylor Lane when he observed an adult male operating an off-road vehicle (Quad) on the roadway and turn into the Wawa, located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River. Officer Sarno conducted a traffic stop on the off-road vehicle and met with the driver, identified as 46-year-old Marc C. Buchta of Jay Street in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to Marc Buchta’s arrest on an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the amount of $157. The off-road vehicle was impounded. Marc Buchta was transported to police headquarters and processed. Marc Buchta was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail. In addition, he received traffic summonses for Driving with a Suspended License, Driving an Unregistered Off Road Vehicle, Driving an Uninsured Off Road Vehicle, Not Wearing a Helmet, and Operating an Off Road Vehicle on a Public Street.

  • Warrant (Arrest) – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 12:17 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe responded to the 600 block of Beach Boulevard in Forked River to serve an arrest warrant. Upon arrival Officer Keefe met with the accused, identified as 25-year-old Kyle Conroy of Beach Boulevard in Forked River. Officer Keefe arrested him on an outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $142. Kyle Conroy was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was released after posting bail.