Burglary- On Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 3:40 p.m., Officer Scott Anderson took a burglary report from a Forked River resident. The victim reported that his work van was entered by an unknown suspect during the overnight hours while it was parked on Yorktown Drive. The actor stole tools valued at $630.
DWI- On Friday, February 21, 2020, at 11:08 p.m., Officers Anthony Ravallo and Michael Hein were dispatched to the intersection of Alpine Street and Newark Avenue for a possible disabled vehicle. While interacting with the driver, officers placed him under arrest for being impaired. Ryan Nicholson, 29, was charged with DWI, Failure to Provide Breath Samples, Reckless Driving, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle.
DWI- On Friday, February 21, 2020, at 11:45 p.m., Officers Eton Copes, Michael Hein, and Patrick Watkins responded to the intersection of Route 9 and Bay Way for an overturned vehicle. Investigation at the scene revealed that a vehicle being driven by Alexandra Vandorn, 33, struck a utility pole guide wire causing the vehicle to overturn. While speaking with Vandorn, officers deemed that she was impaired and placed her under arrest. During processing at headquarters, Vandorn attempted to discard drug paraphernalia and became combative with officers. Vandorn was charged with DWI, Aggravated Assault on Police, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility without bail.
DWI- On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 4:56 a.m., Officers Elton Copes and Patrick Watkins discovered a male subject asleep at the wheel in a Lacey Road commercial parking lot. During their investigation, Arthur Holmes, 41, was placed under arrest for DWI. Holmes was charged with DWI and Failure to Provide Breath Samples.
Gas Leak- On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 10:30 p.m., Officers Michael Hein and Randolph Plis responded to McDonalds for a reported gas leak. While there, Lanoka Harbor Fire Department discovered that a burnt wire in the heating unit caused the gas leak. Five employees were treated at the scene for inhaling the gas.
Theft- On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 10:37 a.m., Officer Scott Anderson took a theft report at a Pensacola Road residence. The homeowners reported having a washer and dryer set stolen from their driveway during overnight hours. The theft is valued at $150.
Arrest- On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at 12:55 p.m., Officers Michael Verwey, Andrew Slota, and Jason Lee responded to 611 Sunrise Boulevard to serve an arrest warrant on Nicholas Bradley. Officers were met at the front door by the homeowner, Jessica Linstra, who refused to confirm that Bradley was inside the residence. While speaking with Linstra, officers observed Bradley exiting the rear door of the home. As officers attempted to pursue Bradley, Linstra hindered and struck one officer. Bradley was arrested in the backyard and transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of $18,951 bail. Linstra was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault on Police, Resisting Arrest, Hindering Apprehension, and Obstructing the Administration of Law. Linstra was released on her own recognizance in accordance with bail reform.
Arrest- On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 1:42 a.m., Officer Jason Lee conducted a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Route 9 and Bay Avenue. The stop was conducted after an inquiry of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it was expired. During the stop, Officer Lee arrested the driver after an outstanding warrant was found. Brandon Mills, 24, was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility and is awaiting transport to Hunterdon County for a probation violation.
MV Accident- On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 5:02 p.m., officers were dispatched to Route 9 just south of Lakeside Drive South for a one-car motor vehicle accident. The involved SUV apparently left the roadway striking a JCP&L utility pole. The collision caused the pole and attached wires to fall into the roadway causing power outages in the area. The driver of the vehicle, a 59 year-old female, was uninjured. Numerous other calls for service came in simultaneously due to power outages, exploding transformers, disabled traffic lights, and fire alarms. Route 9 was closed temporarily while JCP&L restored electrical service and supplied power to local traffic lights.