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Lacey Police Arrest Four On Burglary And Heroin Possession Charges

Lacey Police arrested four people Tuesday on burglary and heroin possession charges.

Those arrested were: Jacqueline Armenia, 50, of Lacey, possession of stolen property, theft of service; Luis Rivera, 41, of Seaside Heights, possession of stolen property and heroin, and intent to distribute heroin; Johnny Irizarry, 33, of Lacey on burglary, theft of property and services and possession of heroin; and Michael Nealy, 29, of Lacey on possession of a hypodermic syringe.

On Tuesday, Lacey Township Police Department detectives executed a search warrant at 308 Sunrise Boulevard, Forked River, concluding a three week investigation.

The warrant was sought to recover stolen property from a residential burglary that occurred at 304 Sunrise Boulevard on Wednesday, Nov. 13, police said.

During the residential burglary committed on November 13, 2013, the actors stole items valued in excess of $3,000 and caused extensive damage to the heating and cooling system by cutting copper piping. Additionally, the electric meter was stolen from the exterior of the residence.

During the warrant execution, detectives located numerous items stolen during the burglary in addition to 48 bags of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and hypodermic syringes. Also, the electric meter supplying the power connection to 308 Sunrise Boulevard, Forked River, was determined to be stolen from another residence and illegally installed on the 308 Sunrise Boulevard home, police said.

Michael Nealy and Jacqueline Armenia were charged and released on their own recognizance pending a court appearance. Luis Rivera and Johnny Irizarry were both lodged in the Ocean County Jail  after bail was set at $50,000 each.

Lacey Detectives were assisted by the Ocean County Criminalistics Unit (CIU) and a K-9 team from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

tito brown December 04, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Straight scumbags! STOP LETTIN THESE SCUMBAGS WALK ROR!!! They habe no rsguard for anything or anyone except drugs. They rob eachother too!
ken December 04, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Chris, ROR is the least of the problem. Around 5 years ago, I apprehended one of these four for shoplifting. At the time, he had a stiletto knife (double edge knives are illegal in NJ,) a five in one painters tool, and a putty knife. Better known as burglary tools. I had quite the heated argument with the municipal prosecutor in the hallway of Lacey Township Municipal Court in front of one of my employees and the defense attorney over the changing of the charges to a municipal purpose violation. I told him in no uncertain terms that you know quite well that this individual is burglarizing the homes in this town, and based on your lawyer to lawyer relationship, you were putting the best interests of the defense attorney ahead of the best interests of the people. He got a $300 fine. But more importantly, that incident cannot be used when he is sentenced or gets PTI on this charge, because it is a municipal violation, not a crime. So how about starting cleaning up the problem with a joint cooperation between the LTPD and the LT municipal court to bring our local heroine users with the maximum charges applicable when their addiction results in any theft, and not reducing those charges to municipal violations to satisfy lawyer to lawyer relationships and to forgo the $300 the town get in order to stop the problem. Letting the fines go to the state as they do in the cases of a criminal charge would be money well spent. Now that there is a new chief, how about a new outlook. I know you are reading chief.
tr December 04, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Sunrise Beach Club sergeant at arms is hiring George Zimmerman to teach methods of operation for the neighborhood watch group that is forming. All members are being asked to donate tall trees and ropes!! ROR them back to the neighborhood, PLEASE, so that justice may be served. Who needs judges with no guts anyway. This post is a joke proud!!!
ed crowley December 04, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Can you live in a home that does not have electricity?
proud December 04, 2013 at 07:42 PM
@tr, at least the common thugs would be well hung-- that's a joke tr. yes, @ed crowley, you CAN live in a house without electricity. If it gets too cold, start a fire in the butter churn.
4Liberty December 04, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Home Burglaries, Drug Store Burglaries, Car Burglaries, Shoplifting, Bar Stabbings, Heroin, Crack, Drug Overdoses, Yet Lacey Township Committee and Board of Education says there is no need for Police K-9s in Lacey. Who are the real DOPES?
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 04, 2013 at 09:58 PM
With that checklist @4liberty sounds like your town could use a helicopter circling the sky's also!
4Liberty December 04, 2013 at 10:09 PM
@Gustavo No need for helicopters if the politicians get their heads out of the azzes!
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 05, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Trouble is we will see pigs circling the sky's before the politicians take their heads from where the sun doesn't shine. To all coppers no pun intended .
Linny December 05, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Ok so here we go again..let them go on their ownn word and they ill be out there doing it again and again.. thankyou couurt system..
makemyday December 05, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I thought being a public servant was to protect & serve the PEOPLE. I do believe that most of LPD are doing a great job. But if the police arrest a person & the lawyers are going to make deals with each other, doesn't that undermine all the work that the police & detectives do to get criminals off the streets? Maybe this is why we see the same names reportedly arrested week after week. The deal making between lawyers need to be stopped and the communities safety put first.
ken December 06, 2013 at 10:53 AM
@makemyday, the police make the decision on the initial charge. And the committee chooses the municipal prosecutor and the judge. So the town has control at a local level, they are just not exercising it to their fullest extent. Ever seen those signs "you will be charged to the fullest extent of the law?" Not in Lacey Twp.
tr December 06, 2013 at 11:08 PM
The guy "Johnny Irizarry", his picture was in the Asbury Park Press. Why not in the Patch? He has a teardrop tattoo under his left eye. Latin King gang successful hit designation? This Lacey landlord did no favor to Lacey renting to this type of individual. If a background check was done and ignored this landlord is a disrespectful business citizen. Does this landlord have other rental properties in Lacey neighborhoods where citizens safety may be in danger because of poor reference check systems? Are all those properties up to CODE? There is more than one way to skin a cat! Lets go Lacey, speak up and fight back. It is now in your backyards.
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 07, 2013 at 12:04 AM
@tr perhaps the tattoo tenant wasn't a real tenant but a hanger on . Maybe the 50 year old lady looks innocent and handled the rent . Is the landlord suppose to keep tabs on whom might be stopping by? Maybe he was minding his business so long as rent was paid . People always looking to further pass the blame but chances are the blame isn't on the landlord .
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 07, 2013 at 12:10 AM
And that's not just a successful hit destination for Latin kings .every gang everywhere puts that stupid tattoo there along with others not affiliated with gangs for the stupidest reasons .jumped to conclusions 2wice there ,once with the stupid tat and then again about the landlord .smh
Maggie Magoo December 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Our property taxes just keep getting higher and higher and "The Scum of the Earth" just keeps moving in! Now I can understand why it is necessary for us to have guns for home protection! A good example of this was all the roberies going on after Hurricane Sandy! This is going on all over not just in Lacey Township! PLEASE KEEP LACEY CLEAN FROM SCUM LIKE THIS!
Gustavo@Los Pollos Hermanos inc . December 11, 2013 at 01:19 PM
@ Mags Magoo you said it yourself "This is going on everywhere not just in Lacey Township ! So you can't possibly think Lacey could be exempt or kept clean from scum like this. It's the world we live in .PEOPLE SUCK!


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