A Forked River man was issued several charges after striking a pole with his car on Beach Boulevard, resulting in the loss of power for hundreds.
Police reported to Beach Boulevard near Honolulu Drive at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 23 where Scott Ondler, 43, struck a utility pole, police said.
JCP&L was there through part of Sept. 24 repairing the pole. More than 600 were without electricity.
Investigation led to Ondler being charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, driving while suspended and DWI with a minor passenger in the vehicle.
The 15-year-old passenger sustained a minor laceration on the foot due to the accident, police said.
Lt. James Veltri provided the following information:
A resident reported that two gargoyle were stolen from the yard on Station Drive. The gargoyles were valued at $40.
Lauren Barber, 83, of Toms River was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by Asbury Park. She was later released.
A resident of Conifer Drive reported that their mailbox valued at $60 was heavily damaged when a firework was ignited inside of it.
A Forked River resident reported that while watching a sporting event at Gille Park, someone stole $91 worth of recently purchased merchandise from the bed of his or her pickup truck.
Matthew Lonsdale, 30, of Forked River was observed walking in the area of Brentwood Road. He had an outstanding warrant of $644 from Union Township. He was brought to police headquarters and released on his own recognizance.
Lonsdale was previously arrested in February in a Clairmore Avenue drug raid as well as in February after a narcotic distribution investigation.
A 20-foot section of a fence was cut away from a post at the Lacey Skate Park. There was $150 in damage.