Robbery (Arrests) – On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:30 p.m., the Lacey Township Police Department received a report of several young adults having assaulted a single individual behind the Spirits Unlimited Liquor Store in the Town Square Plaza at Lacey Road and Route 9 in Forked River. The caller reported that the victim was bleeding badly and needed medical attention. The assailants were reported to have fled the scene on foot. Upon arrival at the scene, officers quickly learned that the incident involved a robbery of an undetermined amount of cash from 24-year-old Joseph J. Caputo IV of Forked River. Joseph Caputo was transported to the Community Medical Center for treatment of the injuries suffered during the assault and reported robbery.
Immediate investigation by Officers Andrew Slota, Dimitri Tsarnas, George Resetar, Michael Verwey, and Sergeant Ronald Buxton led to the identification of four suspects, including: 20-year-old Anthony O. Baisi of 1618 Ewart Rd in Forked River; 22-year-old Shawn C. Kaliske of 15 Hastings Road in Forked River; 21-year-old Jacob Barney of 1250 Spruce Street in Forked River; as well as a 17-year-old male from Forked River.
In the hours that followed the robbery, officers located and arrested Anthony Baisi, Shawn Kaliske, and the male juvenile. The juvenile was transported to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center in Toms River while Anthony Baisi and Shawn Kaliske were charged with 2nd degree robbery and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility with bail set at $75,000 each.
An arrest warrant was issued for 21-year-old Jacob Barney with bail set at $75,000 for 2nd degree robbery. Jacob Barney was located by Lacey Detective Samuel Della Sala at midday on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Sea Pine Inn in Ocean Township (Waretown). Jacob Barney was arrested by Detective Della Sala with the assistance of the Ocean Township Police Department. Jacob Barney has been transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Samuel Della Sala at 609.693.6636 x2582 or submit an anonymous “Crime Tip” through the police department website at www.LaceyPD.org/Crime-Tips/.