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11 Arrested in Rash of Lacey Burglaries

Thefts of jewelry were estimated at $50,000

Eleven Ocean County residents have been arrested and charged in connection to the rash of burglaries that occurred over the course of two months in Lacey Township.

From September to November, Lacey Police responded to 15 residential burglaries, most of which occurred during the daytime hours, Detective Sgt. Chris Cornelius said. In each burglary, the homes were entered through unlocked doors and windows.

In most cases, jewelry was stolen from the master bedroom of the homes, he said. The thefts have an estimated value of nearly $50,000.

The following suspects are being held at the Ocean County Jail in lieu of outstanding bails, which are listed below:

  • Nicole Such, 20, charged with five counts of burglary and five counts of theft, bail set at $75,000;
  • William Fischer, 21, charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, burglary and theft, bail set at $50,000;
  • Steven Doell, 25, charged with receiving stolen property, two counts of burglary and theft, bail set at $30,000;
  • Kenneth Novack, 23, charged with receiving stolen property, two counts of burglary and theft, bail set at $30,000;
  • Joseph Suckiel, 21, charged with three counts of burglary, three charges of theft and possessing a scanner while committing a crime, bail set at $62,500;
  • Thomas Suckiel, 19, charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, posted his $30,000 bail and was released;
  • Brian Hennessey, 24, charged with two counts of burglary, theft and failure to return mislaid property, bail set at $20,000;
  • Jamie Okane, 20, charged with burglary, no bail as she allegedly violated probation;
  • Renae Milko, 22, charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, bail set at $50,000;
  • Gabriella Terrill, 22, charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy, no bail, as she allegedly violated probation;
  • Joseph Hover, 25, charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and criminal attempt to commit burglary, bail set at $50,000.

The aforementioned people were all from Lacey, except Milko, who resides in Waretown.

The arrests were made after detectives recovered stolen pieces of jewelry and pawn slips, received information from neighbors, conducted numerous interviews of suspects and recovered physical evidence, Cornelius said.

In addition to the charges, future testimony will be provided to an Ocean County grand jury which will consider additional indictments, he said.

The following graph breaks down the burglaries and charges:

Location of Home Burglarized Accused Charges Lake Barnegat Drive Nicole Such Burglary, theft William Fischer Receiving Stolen Property Adolphus Street Nicole Such Burglary, theft Deerhead Lake Drive Nicole Such Burglary, theft William Fischer Burglary, theft Center Street Nicole Such Burglary, theft William Fischer Receiving Stolen Property Llewellyn Parkway Steven Doell Receiving Stolen Property Kenneth Novak Receiving Stolen Property Kent Drive Joseph Suckiel Burglary, theft Kenneth Novak Burglary, theft Sheffield Drive Joseph Suckiel Burglary, theft, possessing a scanner while committing a crime Thomas Suckiel Burglary, theft Nantucket Drive Steven Doell Burglary, theft Brian Hennessey Burglary, theft Tampa Road Steven Doell Burglary Kenneth Novak Burglary Jamie Okane Burglary Hollywood Drive Joseph Suckiel Burglary Thomas Suckiel Conspiracy to Commit Burglary Brian Hennessey Burglary Independence Drive Joseph Suckiel Theft Brian Hennessey Failure to Return Mislaid Property Bullard Road Renae Milk Burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit burglary Gabriella Terrill Burglary, theft, conspiracy Cabot Street Joseph Hover Burglary, theft Shady Brook Drive Joseph Hover Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary Conifer Drive Joseph Hover Burglary, theft

Terrill was previously charged with possession of cocaine and possession of oxycodone in January, indicted in April on two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card and charged with shoplifting in May

Milko was previously indicted in September 2011 on a charge of stealing jewelry, indicted in November 2011 on charges of burglarizing a home and taking and selling more than $500 in jewelry; and charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy to commit burglary in September.

Joseph Suckiel was indicted in November 2011 on charges of burglarizing a home and taking and selling more than $500 in jewelry with Milko.

Chef McElroy December 02, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Its a crying shame what has become of so many of our town's youth today. It breaks my heart to read some of these names as it seem like it was only yesterday I can remember serving some of them lunch in the local elementary school cafeteria when they were just inoccent children. If only they had listened to Mr. Mackey-the school counselor and his lectures on drug and alcohol prevention.
Jessie December 02, 2012 at 10:50 PM
"hey ed... (Maybe Kenneth or Jamie grew up in a broken home where their parents were abusive and drug use was common, because mom was unemployed and dad was absent.) really do you know them because i do thats my sister and we have family who love us just because your probably sit in your house alone 24/7 and judge everybody that you probably dont even know does not give you the right to open your mouth. my dad is here my mom is here they both work and neither of them use drugs and we were never once hit.
Dana Marie Dotson December 03, 2012 at 05:44 AM
About time!! One of them robbed my house, not once, but twice...and got away with it both times!! And Ed, he came from a good home, and has a brother who is a police officer. He is just a junkie, who robs people to feed his habit. I couldn't be happier at this moment :) Lacey used to be such a great town, and I loved raising my kids there. Now, I thank God I've moved away, cause it scares the crap out of me what is happening in that town!
WhyohWhy December 03, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Ya know what Ed.... thats a poor excuse for these kids to turn to theft. There are so many others out there with the same situations and inspite of it, they rose above it. And as far as thm being innocent till they are proven guilty? Well I don't think they would be arrested and in jail if there was not sufficent evidence to do so! I understand wanting to give them the benefit of the doubt but really, these kids(altho most are considered adults by age) have rap sheets a mile long. These are not first time offenders. I say put them in a rigerous Boot Camp, sleeping outside doing manual labor, forced to follow orders every minute of everyday.
Danielle Novak December 03, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Hey Ed how about you mind your own business and get your facts straight before you spread rumors about my family. Kenny is my brother and we did not grow up with parents who did drugs and my mother worked full time since the day I was born and we do not have an absent dad. and abusive?! try again buddy lol. How about you stop spreading rumors about my family.
S. December 04, 2012 at 03:58 AM
God forbid we spell a kid or two's name correctly, eh patch?
JAKE 2 December 04, 2012 at 11:42 PM
these kids need serious rehab... at least for a year !!! I feel for them...The pain pill addiction is bad... I am married 28 years , no broken home !~!!! my husband and i are both teachers, Our daughter who is 22 , has a addiction to pain pills., we have lived in Lacey 26 years. She has been addicted for 3 and a half years. Lacey is full of this epidemic, that is what it has become, a epidemic. She is in jail , and will be till after Christmas because she broke her probation, the pill addiction has gotten her into alot of trouble. What you all dont understand is any moral thinking, wrong and right is taken away by these pills. YES , they need to pay for their crimes, but rehab is the only way... Jail will not help them. The addiction is a disease.... I as a parent will never ever give up on my child. She is not a scumbag and does not need judgement by people who have not a clue. ALL these young adults have made a serious mistake that they will pay for the rest of their lives. I THE MOTHER OF A DRUG ADDICT APOLOGIZE for what they have done , but none of you will ever understand unless you live it... and it s not because of broken homes or because of parents that use drugs.
Karen K December 05, 2012 at 01:20 AM
That's what you got from the story...correct spelling?
JAKE2 December 05, 2012 at 02:34 PM
What gets to these kids is peer pressure !!! its strong !!! The more drugs that are assessible , and along with peer pressure , it s a bad combination... Parents , just pray everything you have taught your children gets them through the peer pressure .. Every young adult and or teenager wants to fit in.... A moments mistake could be the mistake of a life time.... Teenagers live for the moment.....not the future....Enforce with your kids how addictive the pill addiction is .....stay away from that kind of peer pressure !
s mar December 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I was home when to of theses guys broke in thru a downstairs window. So... Ed until you've lived thru that please don't do the poor poor babies. It's been months and I'm still unnerved at night by noises. So I really hope they'll all be gone for awhile not home on bail living around the corner from me.
nancie drew December 18, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Jake2, you said it all so well, noone will ever understand, until they have experienced it. Addicts come from all walks of life. I too have a 22 year old daughter who is an addict. I never did drugs, nor do I drink. I am a single mom, and the only thing I am guilty of is working long hours to support my family. I set the best examples I could, and my kids were always ambitious, smart and well rounded. I dont blame anyone for my daughters problem. The choices were hers, and she thought she could party a little and then go back to living her life. The drugs took hold and completely changed who she was. I wont go on about the details of her addiction, I just wanted to tell you how happy I was to hear you say that you will never give up on your child. That was the stance that I also took, and I let her know that, unconditionally. She finally decided to reach out for help, went into rehab out of state, followed the programs, graduated, started living in a sober living community, and is back to being the person she was meant to be.Two years ago, I didnt believe it was possible. Dont ever give up. My daughter thanked me, telling me that she knows I never gave up on her even though she had given up on herself. She told me that my love saved her life, because without it she would have eventually died. Just a few words of encouragement for you and other families going thru this, dont ever give up, there is always hope, with love and encouragement, all things are possible
Eye on Lacey December 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM
why don't these young people have a JOB to make their own money rather then stealing??
JAKE 2 December 20, 2012 at 04:18 PM
nancy drew . thank you... i appreciate your story... it gives me hope !!! im am proud of your daughter ... good job!!!! its a tough battle .... congratulations to you mom......your battle was tough too !!!! my daughter has been to 11 rehabs, but she has got to stay with her program , then she too will be successful !!!! unless you live the nightmare you will truly never understand !!!!! no body wants to be an addict.....nobody !!!!! thank you again Nacy drew !
JAKE 2 December 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
AND EYE ON LACEY... they are sick.... they have a disease !!!! their brain chemistry has been altered by the drugs !!! it controls their lives !!!
JAKE 2 December 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
how do you know it was those kids listed in the above article ? do you know them ?
grace December 20, 2012 at 08:21 PM
nancy you sound like a wonderful mom, woman, person...we all do the best we can and have trials daily...congrats to you for not throwing in the towel and believing in your beautiful daughter no matter what...god bless you both
DevilsFan609 December 30, 2012 at 02:49 PM
The kids that came in bashing Ed's hypothetical remarks need to read more carefully. He was almost defending your family members who are stealing other people hard earned things because they're too much of a dope head to get a job and work for their own money. He hypothetically said maybe there was more to the story than just being a dirtbag. Sheesh.
Jessie January 01, 2013 at 04:45 AM
It was not hypothetical try stereotypical thank you very much and have a wonderful new year
Any One January 02, 2013 at 09:19 PM
oh yes these poor poor drug addicts. I worked hard my whole life, graduated college and dont have alot. Except a family heirloom that was stolen BY an addict....So while you are making excuses, I lost the only possession I ever had from my mother and she is dead. So thank you drug addicts!
Jessie January 03, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Oh and by the way to everyone who reads this and believes this site is so full of facts Jamie yeah the charges got dropped. Have a wonderful new year
Jessie January 03, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Maybe you should get an alarm or make sure yor house has something a little more than a door to not get robbed.
JAKE 2 January 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM
i feel for anyone who has had possesions stolen , myself included... possesions from my childhood , possesions from my parents and grandparents are all gone... its terribly disturbing. i do not feel bad for drug addicts , i feel they need help. Our society is full of drugs , illegal and legal ,which are abused. Our politicans need to see what is happening here , it is out of control , and something drastic needs to be done to get this epidemic under control..... the presciption pain pill addiction is destroying our young people and it is making them crazed animals... they will do anything for their addiction.... we need to STOP the source or the sources !!!!!!
Jessie January 04, 2013 at 06:16 PM
You just said it yourself it is out of control our control the states control and most definetly their control. So how are we going to control it?
JAKE 2 January 05, 2013 at 06:15 PM
YEAH JESSIE , it is outta control !!!! and we cant stop it.... the government needs to step in !!!! and see how it is an epidemic ..... how are these kids getting the pils. from where and who.... i know dealers , and where are they getting them... the kids are not educating in schools on what happens to them once they are addicted....we just teach them to say no to drugs,,,, they have no idea how addicting the pills are... i know someone who started using and didnt know why after a couple of weeks... didnt know why he had nausia and cold sweats. a teenager , who already was going through withdrawl....why do Doctors prescribe these pain pills ( narcotics ) for any little pain and ache , when patients dont even ask for them.....they are highly addictive,,,, do you know how many people are in rehabs because they had prescriptions given to them from Doctor s..... what a joke... Go to a pain clinic and see how many people really need the pain pill , or is because they are addicted and thats their fix or just maybe they are gonna sell them ...i cant stop it nor can you !!! The government needs to step in or someone with power and stop this nightmare.....The addicts do not have control , unless they get help, thrown in jail , or overdose.... Even if they get themselves in recovery, they will always be an addict !!!! thats just great !!!!!!! what a shame !!!!!
Jessie January 07, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Jake I understand where you are coming from I'm just trying to say that yeah they may not be justified but they can't help their actions anymore. And our jails are to over crowded and its gotten way to far out of hand to throw everybody in jail their would be a handful of kids left in schools.
JAKE 2 January 08, 2013 at 05:06 PM
yes , your right !!!! i teach in a high school in TOMS River.... these kids think its great to try it but have no idea of the conquences they are in for, for the rest of their lives.... jail is not the answer ... i agree .... thats why the rehabs are so full.....its just a mess , and so depressing !!! i wish i had the answer.... i am not an addict , nor do i have a addictive personality.. so i dont get it... i say just quit and move on... but it s not that easy .......the pain pill addiction and heroin is one of the hardest addictions to break !!! it s awful...
VoiceofReason January 21, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Send your kid to rehab already - addicted 3 years? Jeez...no wonder things are still bad in Lacey. Parents don't do anything to help
VoiceofReason January 21, 2013 at 06:05 PM
Drug addiction isn't the same as a kid being SICK "JAKE 2" - being sick is having the flu or a stomach bug. No one wants your drug addicted kids around breaking into homes and stealing things that people work hard for. My home was robbed of many many things by said DRUG ADDICTS. It's ridiculous and unacceptable. If your a parent of a drug addict - SEND THEM TO REHAB, TURN THEM IN TO THE POLICE. Get them off the street and out of strangers homes robbing things that people work damn hard to earn. Your just as guilty as they are JAKE 2
VoiceofReason January 21, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Hey newsflash! Robbery is a crime. you shouldn't have to barracade your HOME to protect yourself from a dirt bag dope head. Who the hell wants to constantly live in fear.
Jessie January 22, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I'm just tired of my family being wrongfully slander because before a trial even comes Lacey patch is putting them guilty?


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