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Lacey Man Busted For Stealing Pickup Truck

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.
The Captain February 13, 2014 at 08:22 AM
N cWell from my experience if you keep in mind that if you look suspicious you may be stopped then it will keep you from looking that way which will usually prevent you from being stopped or hassled. Not to mention if you have a record with them and are driving suspiciously or a piece of junk. All those things help. Try to remember they are usually trying to do good and fight crime not hassle you. Also your responses and attitude make a huge difference too. Being defensive/combative is a big no no. Yes right now you will find that in many parts of the country many police departments are abusing their power and hassling the crap out of citizens. Having DNA stops, treating legal gun carriers like they just robbed a bank, pulling over cars that the driver has a carry permit and tearing his car apart and treating him as as a criminal. The list goes on an on. In Boston they forced families out of their homes at gun point with TANKS pointed at the houses while they illegally searched them. It took a homeowner to actually find the bomber ironically! Fortunately Lacey is nothing like that. Plus people here would go ape if they were I think. The 4th amendment still stands and is perfectly valid. Just know your rights, use your head, and if they get abused search high and low and find a good lawyer. But like I said here in Lacey there is usually no problems like that. If there were I wouldn't live here!
grace February 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM
ok @ camillo.... lol...
Robert Yates February 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM
@Camillo: did the citizens of pre-fascist Italy complain about their rights? How about pre-communist Russia? Maybe not, but they should have! Our founders must have been criminals too huh? They were very concerned with rights. If you do not insist on the maintenance of your rights, you will be a slave sooner or latter. Given the path the US is on, I'd bet on sooner.

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