Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police – July 21st through July 26, 2016

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police – July 21st through July 26, 2016

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                                                                                           July 21st to July 26, 2016

 

  • CDS Arrest – On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 8:47 p.m., Officers Anthony Sarno and Christopher Meyler responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Pheasant Run Clubhouse located at 45 Canterbury Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 46-year-old Steven Bassford of Lancaster Court in Forked River, and his passenger, 38-year-old Tara Connor of Ernest Drive in Lanoka Harbor, for possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. The occupants were found to be in possession of Oxycodone pills, and Suboxone, along with various drug paraphernalia. Both were transported to police headquarters and processed. Steven Bassford was charged criminally with Possession of CDS (Oxycodone) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Tara Connor was charged with Possession of CDS (Suboxone) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • CDS Arrest – On Friday, July 22, 2016, at 12:22 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North in Forked River. Officer Dalziel approached the driver’s side of the vehicle and observed the driver, identified as 29-year-old Scott A. Montefusco of Grand Central Parkway in Bayville, NJ, attempting to conceal an item between the driver’s seat and the center console. Further investigation led to the discovery of two (2) hypodermic syringes, three (3) empty wax folds, and additional drug paraphernalia. Scott Montefusco was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was processed and released after receiving a criminal summons for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. In addition, Scott Montefusco received motor vehicle summonses for Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Driving with a Suspended Driver’s License and Fictitious License Plates. His vehicle was impounded. The investigation is continuing and additional narcotics charges are pending.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:44 p.m., Officer George Resetar responded to the Walmart, located at 580 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor, for a male shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 52-year-old Joseph Mancz, Jr., of Water Street in Toms River, NJ for shoplifting merchandise valued at $82.72. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Joseph Mancz, Jr., was released after receiving a criminal summons for shoplifting.
  •  Shoplifting Arrest – On Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 10:23 a.m., Officers Jesse Dalziel and Michael Eden responded to the Home Depot, located at 244 Route 9 in Forked River, for a report of a male shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Thomas J. Girone, Jr., of Waters Edge Drive in Tuckerton, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $152.35. In addition, Thomas Girone had an outstanding warrant from the Brick Township Municipal Court in the amount of $1178. He was transported to police headquarters and processed. Thomas Girone was charged with shoplifting and his bail was set in the amount of $1,500 with no 10 percent. Thomas Girone was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Drug Arrest – On Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11:17 a.m., Officer Julian Martin responded to Rite Aid, located at 101 Route 9 South in Forked River, for a report of a male subject yelling and damaging the walls in the bathroom. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 23-year-old Luis A. Velazquez, of Cedar Grove Road in Toms River, for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin). In addition, a Plainsboro Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $250 was located for his arrest. Luis Velazquez was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe.
  • Shoplifting Arrest – On Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 2:23 p.m., Lieutenant Vincent Meehan and Officer Jesse Dalziel responded to the Home Depot located at 244 Route 9 North in Forked River, for an adult shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 27-year-old Carmine R. Sperrazza, of 11th Avenue in Belmar, NJ, for shoplifting merchandise valued at $28.58. During the incident he was in the company of his 2-year-old child. In addition to shoplifting, Carmine Sperrazza had two outstanding Lacey Township Municipal Court warrants totaling $2,500 and a Wall Township Municipal Court warrant for $500. Carmine Sperrazza was transported to police headquarters and processed. He was charged with shoplifting and endangering the welfare of a child with bail set in the amount of $1,000. Carmine Sperrazza was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
  • Theft – On Monday, July 25, 2016, at 5:11 p.m., Officer Charles May responded to the 600 block of Beach Boulevard in Forked River, for a theft report. The victim reported that between July 21, 2016, and July 23, 2016, an unknown person or persons stole his Stihl “Farm Boss” chainsaw valued at $600 from the side of his residence.  
  • Theft – On Monday, July 25, 2016, at 7:40 p.m., Officer Andrew Slota responded to the 7-Eleven, located at 926 Lacey Road in Forked River, for a theft report. The victim reported that sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., on July 25, 2016, her iPad Mini 2 was stolen from the store. The victim further stated that she had removed the iPad from her purse when she paid for her purchase at the counter, and after she left, she realized she forgot it. When the victim returned to the store the iPad was missing. The iPad is valued at $700.00. The incident is currently under investigation.
  • Drug Arrest – On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 12:04 p.m., detectives from Lacey and Ocean Township Police Departments conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road near Arlington Avenue in Forked River in reference to a narcotics investigation. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 30-year-old Evan Cottrell of Main Street in Waretown, NJ, and the passenger, identified as 25-year-old Ryan Territo of Poplar Street in Waretown, NJ for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were transported to police headquarters and processed. They were both charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Warrant Arrest – Eluding – On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Service along with Detective Keith Pearce from the Lacey Township Police Department arrested 64-year-old Alan Fratello of Kingfisher Way in Whiting, NJ on charges stemming from an Eluding offense (vehicular pursuit) that occurred earlier this year in Lacey Township. On April 26, 2016, Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding on Lacey Road near Eagleswood Avenue in Forked River. The driver failed to stop for the officer and eluded him by operating the vehicle at a high rate of speed, in addition to several other traffic violations. The pursuit was terminated by Officer Tsarnas due to public safety concerns. Further investigation identified the driver to be Alan Fratello. A warrant for his arrest was issued in the amount of $100,000 for Eluding. A. Fratello was also wanted on warrants from the Manalapan Municipal Court, NJ, for $1,000 and from the Carlstadt Municipal Court, NJ, in the amount of $2,025. His whereabouts have been unknown for the past several months until detectives with the Lacey Township Police Department, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service located him at a residence in Edison, NJ. Alan Fratello was discovered hiding in a relative’s shed near Elliot Place in Edison, NJ, on July 26, 2016, and was arrested on his outstanding warrants. Alan Fratello was processed and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail. 
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