A 51-year-old Lacey man was arrested Monday and charged with stealing a pickup truck, police said.
On Monday at 11 p.m., Officer Scott Keefe observed a suspicious male near the TJ Maxx Store located at 348 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor. Investigation at the scene led to the arrest of 51-year-old Joseph Maracco of Yorktown Drive in Forked River on an outstanding Atlantic City Municipal Court warrant for $500.
Further investigation led to additional criminal charges against Maracco for stealing a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup from Blood Marine Services, 621 Route 9 North in Lanoka Harbor that was reported to this agency on Feb. 3.
Bail was set at $10,000 for the vehicle theft. Maracco was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of the bail, police said.