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Forked River Man Charged With Providing False Information

Warrant, shoplifting and DWI arrests

A Forked River man was arrested after he allegedly provided the police with a fictitious name, police said.

Jeffery Ackerman, 19, of Forked River was at the scene of a burglary when questioned him on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Mathew Leach, 20, of Waretown was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle on Cherokee Trail in Forked River

Police responded to the scene at 10:15 p.m. after a resident of Cherokee Trail reported that they observed a male in their vehicle. The resident was able to provide a description of the suspect.

Leach was charged with one count of burglary. He was sent to Ocean County Jail in lieu of his $15,000 bail.

At the time of Leach’s arrest, he was in the company of Ackerman. Ackerman supplied the officers at the scene with a fictitious name. He was charged with providing false information to police and released on a non-indictable summons.

at a Forked River convenience store after police linked him to four car burglaries.

Feb. 13
Samantha Rayment, 19, of Forked River was arrested after police responded to a Pensacola Road home. Investigation led to the arrest of Rayment who had a $250 outstanding Lacey warrant. She was sent to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of her bail.

Feb. 13
Shaina Gonzalez, 19, of Toms River was detained at Walmart for allegedly shoplifting. She allegedly concealed $120 of merchandise in pocket book. She was transported to headquarters, processed, released and served a summons for shoplifting.

Feb. 12
Police responded to a home on Cedar Avenue in Lanoka Harbor for a residential burglary with a forced entry. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit assisted police at scene. Approximately $1,000 in damage was done to the residence. The investigation is continuing to determine if anything was stolen.

Feb. 11
At 2 a.m. Scott Griffin, 32, of Manahawkin was pulled over for traveling 20 mph in a 35 mph zone. Investigation at the scene led to Griffin getting tickets for DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, suspended driver and failure to change address on license.

Feb. 10
An officer responded to Kohl’s for a shoplifter in custody at 4 p.m. Yanira O’Neill, 40, of South Toms River allegedly shoplifted five Zoo York watches valued at $133.70. She was processed and released on a summons.

Feb. 13
A Forked River resident of Constitution Drive reported that someone stole a wallet from within the home. The wallet contained $100 in cash and assorted personal identification. The total value of the missing items was $115.

Feb. 10
A Forked River resident of Normandie Drive reported that someone stole a Coleman two-and-a-half ton air conditioning unit from the side of the residence. The value of the unit is $1,500.

Feb. 10
Officers responded to a Penn Avenue North home in Forked River at 8 p.m. where there was a forced entry. Damage to the home is estimated at $500. Lacey detectives and the Ocean County Criminal Investigations Unit responded and continue to investigate. The value of the property stolen is estimated at $330.

Feb 9
A large decorative anchor valued at $100 was stolen from a Clairmore Avenue lawn.

Feb. 8
Police responded to a home on Dugout Drive in Lanoka Harbor after it was entered with force. Items were strewn throughout the home. Jewelry and other items were stolen. The true value is not yet determined. Detectives and the Ocean County Detective Bureau are investigating the incident.

Feb. 7
Police responded to the 1900 block of Sweetwood Drive in Forked River for a motor vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Investigation led to the arrest of Craig Resnick, 39, of Asbury Park. Resnick was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to exhibit drivers license and operating a vehicle with tinted windows.

Feb. 7
Officers responded to El Tenampa on Route 9 at 7:30 p.m. An unknown gold pickup truck entered the parking lot in the rear and loaded scrap metal into the truck and fled the area. The stolen scrap is estimated at $50.

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