Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 4th, 2019 through January 10th, 2019

Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Department – January 4th, 2019 through January 10th, 2019

 

 

 

 

  • Credit Card Fraud – On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 10:55 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the 800 block of Anchor Drive in Forked River for a report of fraudulent credit card use. The victim stated that she received a judgment letter from Mercer County Superior Court indicating they would garnish her wages for an unpaid credit card debt of $1486.86. An account was opened in her name with the address of Elm Avenue in Bordentown, NJ, the address of her deceased spouse. The victim was advised to contact the credit company regarding the incident and inform that a police report has been filed.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 7:48 a.m., Officer Alan Abrecht responded to the 200 block of Predmore Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The victim stated that an unknown person(s) smashed the driver side window of his 1997 Ford pickup. The victim believes the incident occurred during the evening of January 8, 2019, at around 10:30 p.m. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $250.
  • Credit Card Fraud – On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 2:21 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to Orlando Drive in Forked River to take a report of possible credit card fraud. The complainant reported that she received a Chase Credit Card in the mail, which she did not request. No charges were placed on the account and the account was closed by the complainant.
  • Credit Card Fraud – On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 1:16 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to Easy Street in Lanoka Harbor to take a report of fraud. The victim reported that on January 7, 2019, she received two credit statements from “Seventh Avenue”, a retail company located in Monroe, Wisconsin. The statements indicated that a security camera system and an HP Computer was delivered to an address in Miami, Florida. The victim also contacted FedEx, who confirmed delivery of the packages. The matter remains under investigation.
  • Warrant Arrest – On Monday, January 7, 2019, at 7:18 p.m., Special Officer John Cate conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 9 North in Forked River for expired registration. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver, 39-year-old Jeffrey V. Johnson of Woodland Road, Forked River, for an outstanding Point Pleasant Beach Municipal Court warrant for $250. The passenger in the vehicle, 42-year-old Robert Johnson of Potomac Avenue, Barnegat, NJ, was arrested for an outstanding Ocean County Sheriff’s Department warrant in the bail amount of $11,081. Jeffrey Johnson was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters where he was processed and released on his own recognizance. Robert Johnson was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility in lieu of bail.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Monday, January 7, 2019, at 2:54 p.m., Officer Michael Hutman responded to the 200 block of Maple Lane in Forked River for a report of property damage. The homeowner reported that between the hours of 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on January 7, 2019, an unknown person(s) threw an unidentified object at the window shattering the bedroom glass window. The damage to the window is estimated at $400.
  • Credit Card Fraud – On Monday, January 7, 2019, at 1:07 p.m., Officer Darrell Nick responded to police headquarters for a report of fraud. The complainant stated that on or about December 27, 2018, he received a letter from Chase Bank stating that an unknown person(s) opened an Amazon Chase credit card on December 5, 2018, in his name. The letter from Chase Bank stated that after receiving the application for the credit card, they closed the account as they could not confirm any information. No purchases were made on the account. The complainant was advised to call the credit bureau to protect his credit.
  • Criminal Mischief – On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 10:38 p.m., Officer Christopher Meyler responded to the 500 block of Ashwood Place in Lanoka Harbor for a report of Criminal Mischief to a motor vehicle. The owner of the vehicle reported that sometime between 9:10 p.m. and 10:50 p.m. on January 6, 2019, his rear window of his 2005 Ford Mustang had been broken. The spoiler of the vehicle also sustained damage. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at approximately $900.
  • Vehicle Burglary – On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., Officer Randolph Plis responded to the 1300 block of Cypress Street in Forked River to take a report of a vehicle burglary. The complainant reported that during the overnight hours, an unknown person(s) rummaged through both vehicles that were parked in the driveway of their residence. The vehicles were unlocked and no force was used to gain access. Nothing appeared to be missing from the vehicles.
  • Hit and Run Accident – On Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 1:53 a.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the intersection of Taylor Lane and Kennebec Road in Forked River for a report of a vehicle that struck a telephone pole and left the scene. The vehicle was described as a dark pickup truck, possibly a Dodge. Evidence at the scene consisted of broken headlight pieces. The telephone pole sustained minimal damage and JCP&L was notified. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Fraud – On Friday, January 4, 2019, at 12:04 p.m., Officer Dimitrios Tsarnas responded to police headquarters in reference to a report of fraud. The complainant reported that on January 4, 2019, he received a call from his bank, Wells Fargo, inquiring about a check that appeared to have been altered. The bank confirmed the fraudulent transaction occurred out of state and advised him that his account would not be charged.
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