DWI- On Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 11:33 a.m., Officer Jason Lee stopped a motor vehicle on Route 9 for no license plates. During the stop the driver of the vehicle, James Moriarty, 61, was placed under arrest for being impaired. Moriarty was issued summonses for DWI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Reckless Driving, Unregistered Vehicle, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. The driver was released pending a Court appearance.
Shoplifting- On Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11:07 a.m., Officer Michael Verwey responded to Walmart in reference to an attempted theft. Store asset protection personnel reported that on the evening prior, a male suspect attempted to return a 75” television without a receipt. When customer service questioned the purchase the male left the store without the television or a refund. Surveillance footage showed the male suspect enter the store with an empty cart, place the television on it, and proceed directly to the service counter where he attempted to get a refund. The investigation in continuing.
DWI- On Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 1:26 a.m., Officer Scott Keefe conducted a motor vehicle stop on Beach Boulevard. The stop was initiated after the vehicle failed to maintain lane and was observed at 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. During the stop, Officer Keefe arrested the driver, Lewis Weaver, 19, for being under the influence. Weaver was charged with DWI, Refusal to Submit to Breath Testing, Failure to Maintain Lane, Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. He was released pending a Court appearance.
Theft- On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 4:50 p.m., Officer Matthew D’Antonio met with a resident of Conifer Drive who reported a theft. The victim reported that an unknown person entered her property during the afternoon and stole a bicycle from the side of her home. The Trek bicycle is valued at $300.
Theft- On Monday, August 3, 2020, at 7:49 a.m., Officer Matthew D’Antonio responded to St. Pius in reference to a theft. The caller reported that an unknown person stole a Vatican flag from outside the church. The theft is valued at $125.
Dispute- On Monday, August 3, 2020, at 11:18 a.m., officers responded to Drew Avenue in reference to a physical dispute. Officers met with two men, 37 and 65, who had engaged in a physical altercation after an argument ensued. One subject was treated at the scene for minor injuries and both parties were referred to the Court to pursue their own complaints.
Burglary- On Monday, August 3, 2020, at 5:26 p.m., Officers Randolph Plis and Brian Holt responded to an Enterprise Drive residence for a burglary. The caller reported that when he arrived at the home, he found the rear door open and an unknown teenage male inside. The caller reported that the male suspect fled when he realized that the caller was present. The detective bureau is conducting an investigation.
Storm Damage- On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4, 2020, officers responded to over 100 calls for service during an eight-hour period. The calls occurred during a severe storm that downed trees and wires causing several fires.
Burglary- On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 3:20 a.m., a delivery driver informed police of a burglary at the Lacey Mall. Officers located a broken window at the Dollar Tree Express and determined that unknown suspect(s) entered the store. Once inside, the suspect damaged cash registers while attempting to access the cash drawers although nothing appeared stolen. The damage is estimated at $3,000.