July 13th, through July 20, 2016
- Theft – On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 3:56 p.m., Officer Brian Holt took a report of a theft of prescription medication from a residential mailbox on Kenney Street in Forked River. The victim reported that the medication was delivered to his mailbox sometime on Saturday July 9, 2016. According to the U.S. Postal Service the mail had been delivered sometime between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday July 9, 2016. The medication was valued at $100.00.
- Aggressive Driver Complaint – On Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 11:19 p.m., Officers Martin Julian and Frederick Anderson responded to a report of an aggressive driver at the Walmart located at 580 Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. The victim reported while in the Walmart parking lot, a black Hyundai Santa Fe pulled behind his vehicle and threw a soda cup at his vehicle. When he exited his vehicle to write down the suspect vehicle’s license plate number, the black Hyundai Santa Fe pulled forward almost striking him. The victim stated the vehicle’s driver appeared to be an adult male, no further description. The vehicle was last seen making a right turn heading west on Haines Street. No damage was caused to the victim’s vehicle.
- CDS Possession and Warrant (Arrest) – On Friday, July 15, 2016, at 3:25 p.m., Officer Jesse Dalziel conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Alpine Street and Harrison Avenue in Forked River. During the motor vehicle stop Officer Dalziel observed a single wax fold of heroin behind the front passenger seat. The driver, 23-year-old David Rivera of Broad Street in Toms River, NJ, grabbed the wax fold and ingested it. David Rivera was subsequently charged with Destruction of Evidence, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and was released on a Criminal Summons. In addition, he received traffic summonses for Driving with a Suspended License and CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Furthermore, David Rivera had an active Stafford Township Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $1000 for his arrest. He was processed on the warrant and released.
- Shoplifting (Arrest) – On Friday, July 15, 2016, at 3:41 p.m., Officers Noah Schaffer and Martin Julian responded to the Wawa located at 444 Route 9 South in Forked River for a reported shoplifter. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 29-year-old Regina M. Moore of Circle Drive in Forked River for shoplifting merchandise valued at $3.87. In addition, she was charged with a prior shoplifting incident which occurred on July 10, 2016, where she shoplifted merchandise and left the store prior to police arrival. Regina Moore was transported to police headquarters and processed for both shoplifting incidents. She was released after receiving two criminal summonses for shoplifting.
- Providing False Information to a Law Enforcement Officer (Arrest) – On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:45 a.m., Officer Frederick Anderson conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road near the Garden State Parkway. The driver of the vehicle was issued a written warning for the traffic violation and released. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the driver had provided false information to Officer Anderson. The driver was identified as 52-year-old Michael LeCompte of Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson, NJ. At the time of the motor vehicle stop, he provided Officer Anderson with a New Jersey driver’s license with his brother’s information. Michael LeCompte was charged with Exhibiting a False Driver’s License, Hindering Apprehension, and Operating a Motor Vehicle During a License Suspension. His bail was set in the amount of $20,000. In addition, Michael LeCompte was charged with motor vehicle summonses including Driving while Suspended, Improper Turn and Unclear Plates. He was arrested and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of bail.
- Burglary (Auto) – On Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:35 p.m., Officer Elton Copes responded to the 200 block of Oak Lane in Forked River for a report of an unknown person rummaging through the homeowner’s vehicle parked in his driveway. The complainant confronted the subject and chased him away. The subject was described as a white male in his 40’s, 5’ 10”, 220 lbs., wearing a white T-shirt with cut off sleeves and blue jean shorts. The complainant chased the subject west down Sunrise Boulevard in the area of White Castle on Route 9 where he lost sight of him. In addition, a vehicle at a neighboring home was also entered. There was nothing taken from either vehicle and the incident is under investigation.
- Criminal Mischief (Township Property) – On Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 8:25 a.m., Officer Michael Hein responded to the Forked River (2nd lake) beach for a report of Criminal Mischief to one of the lifeguard stands. Approximately eight feet of the stand’s rear leg had been broken after being pushed over on its side. The damage is believed to have occurred between 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The damage is estimated at $100.
- Warrant (Arrest) – On Monday, July 18, 2016, at 12:16 a.m., Officer Elton Copes conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle parked at the Home Town Market located at 725 Route 9 South in Forked River. Officer Copes learned that the driver had an outstanding warrant. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of Maryann S. Garcia of Forth Street in Barnegat, NJ, on a Tuckerton Municipal Court warrant in the amount of $392. She was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. Maryann Garcia was processed and released after being ROR’d on the warrant by the Tuckerton Municipal Court. In addition, Officer Copes issued her a traffic summons for Driving with a Suspended License.
- DUI (Arrest) – On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 3:00 a.m., Officer Anthony Sarno conducted a traffic stop on Nautilus Boulevard near the intersection of Raleigh Drive in Forked River. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of the driver identified as 34-year-old Donald Capolupo of Deerhead Lake Drive in Forked River for DUI. Donald Capolupo was transported to Police Headquarters and processed. He was released after receiving traffic summonses for DUI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Maintain Lane. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.