Weekly Police Blotter June 29th thru July 5th, 2016 . . Fraud Alert (Phone Scam) - On Friday, July 1, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department took a fraud report from an elderly resident of Lacey Township. The resident reported that she was contacted by a male subject with a foreign accent who convinced her that he was a friend of her son-in-law, and that he was attempting to bail her son-in-law out of jail. [...]
Weekly Police Blotter June 22nd thru June 28th, 2016 . . Heroin Distribution (Arrest) - On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Lacey detectives conducted a traffic stop on Western Boulevard. The stop was conducted as part of the completion of an ongoing Heroin distribution investigation. During the stop, the driver, 33 year-old Brian Cleary of 536 Devon Street in Forked River, provided detectives with false information. During a subsequent search, 435 bags containing [...]
Crime Alert (Burglary Arrests) - On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Detective Brian Flynn of the Lacey Township Police Department, in a cooperative investigation with Dsg. Rogalski and Det. Risden of the Ocean Township Police Department, has charged 31-year old Lawrence W. Mann and 36-year-old Shiabon Poff (female), both of 49 Willow Street in Waretown, with Burglary and Theft. The detectives from both agencies executed a search warrant at 49 Willow Street in Waretown on Saturday [...]
Crime Alert (Arrest) – Convicted Felon in Possession of AK-47 Assault Weapon – Lacey Township Police Department – Sunday, May 15, 2016
Crime Alert (Arrest of Convicted Felon in Possession of an AK-47 Assault Weapon) - On Sunday, May 15, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department led a multi-agency task force covering in excess of 60 square miles of rural wooded area in Lacey Township and Ocean Township within Ocean County. The focus of the detail was on the detection and deterrence of criminal activity, trespassing, and off-road vehicle violations in the Pinelands and on private property. [...]
Update: Escapee Arthur Buckel Apprehended in Lacey Township at MM 76.5 NB of the GSP – Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
Arrest Update (5/9/2016 at 11:30 a.m.) - On Monday, May 9, 2016, Detective Keith Pearce was assigned to a fixed surveillance position at the Forked River Rest Area of the Garden State Parkway in the event the escapee, Arthur Buckel, was either hiding in the area or might possibly return to the area. While Detective Pearce was at the post with K-9 Officer Daniel Rotundo from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, a passing motorist reported possibly seeing [...]
Crime Alert (UPDATE) – Arrest on Burglary Warrant – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10 p.m.
Burglary Warrant (Arrest) - Detective Keith Pearce has been assisting Detective Robert Surtees with a continuing investigation into multiple incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles which occurred in Lacey Township in both December and January. A cooperative investigation with surrounding jurisdictions revealed Joshua Everett of Forked River as a suspect. Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department issued warrants for the arrest of Joshua Everett on charges of burglary and theft out of their jurisdiction. Similar charges from detectives of [...]
UPDATE – Scam Alert (IRS Telephone Scam) – Lacey Township Police Department – Thursday, February 4, 2016
Scam Alert Update (2/4/2016) - On Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016, the Lacey Township Police Department received a report of a Forked River resident who had just been defrauded $6,435.00 through the telephone IRS scam. The 75-year-old female resident received a call from a male with a foreign accent (possibly India) claiming to be an IRS agent collecting on back taxes. Threats were reportedly made that the resident would be arrested if she did not make an immediate payment. [...]
Scam Alert (2/1/2016) - While telephone and computer scams, both national and international and of all types, have become a daily occurrence and are only limited by the level of creativity and deceptive of the scammer, there appears to be a heightened level of the IRS telephone scam being attempted today. Residents should be aware that this scam involves an attempt by the caller to sound very official and authoritative in telling the potential victim that the caller is operating under the [...]
Robbery Arrest (December 16th, 2015) – Lacey Township Police Department – Robbery of Wawa Gas Attendant from November 30, 2015
Robbery (Arrest) - At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015, officers from the Lacey Township Police Department responded to the Wawa located at 800 Lacey Road in Forked River after an employee activated a silent alarm from a gas kiosk. The gas attendant, a 16-year-old male, reported that he was approached by a male subject on foot who reportedly asked him to break a large bill. When the attendant opened the kiosk cash drawer, the unknown suspect [...]
Holiday Season Crime Prevention Public Advisory – Lacey Township Police Department – Monday, December 7, 2015
Holiday Season Crime Prevention Public Advisory - The holiday season is a special time of year which involves regular trips by many to the local malls. With the increased amount of shopping comes the increased concern regarding thefts of unsecured items in parking lots and from shopping carts. While most thefts tend to be crimes of opportunity committed in the moment by those who did not set out to steal, there are others who go [...]