Lacey Township Police Service: Weekly Police Blotter – Lacey Township Police Service – June 24 to July 1, 2021
July 1, 2021
MVA- On Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 4:33 p.m., officers responded to the Lacey Road and Penn Avenue area for a two-car MVA with injuries. Investigation revealed that the 59-year-old driver of a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado fell asleep and collided with another vehicle. The second vehicle, a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, was driven by a man from Lacey Township. A driver was taken to a trauma center for injuries.
Fraud- On Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:12 a.m., Constable Jason Lee met with a Forked River resident reporting fraud. The victim claimed to have been informed by her current employer that she had applied for unemployment benefits. The victim subsequently received a notice in the mail regarding the benefits she had not requested. The New Jersey Department of Labor has been notified.
Fraud- On Friday June 25, 2021 at 6:12 p.m. Constable Keith Pearce met with a resident of Lanoka Harbor. The victim reported that an unknown suspect opened a TD Bank account in her name. The account was discovered after the victim received a box of checks in the mail.
MV arrest / arrest by warrant- On Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2:33 p.m., Constable Jeffrey Slota made a motor vehicle stop on Andover Road for speeding. The vehicle bore a fictitious New York license plate. The driver, Justin Bennette, 31, was arrested on an outstanding warrant that was issued by the Township of Lacey Township. Bennette was rushed to Ocean County Jail in lieu of $ 750 bail. He also received several subpoenas relating to a motor vehicle.
Flight- On Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9:45 a.m., Agent Scott Anderson responded to Lacey Elks Lodge with a theft report. The dockmaster reported that during the night someone cut the lock to lock the boat launch box. The actor was able to withdraw around $ 500.
Fraud- On Monday, June 28, 2021 at 2:39 p.m., Constable Michael Baldasari encountered a Forked River resident reporting fraud. The victim claimed that someone changed their direct deposit information and their paychecks were deposited into an unknown bank account.
Fraud- On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:18 a.m., Constable Andrew Slota met with a Forked River resident reporting fraud. The victim claimed to have been informed by her current employer that someone had attempted to apply for unemployment benefits on her behalf. The request was rejected by his employer.
Fire- On Wednesday June 30, 2021, at 6:39 p.m., agent Anthony Ravallo intervened in a residence on rue Alpine for a reported fire. A neighbor observed a section of fencing and burning garbage cans at a neighboring residence and began to put out the fire with a garden house. The blaze was extinguished by the Forked River Fire Department and was found to be non-suspect.
This press release was produced by the Lacey Township Police Department. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.