One person was arrested after Lacey police investigated an alleged Barnegat assault that happened near - or within - a wooded area off Route 539.
According to Lacey police:
On Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:42 a.m., Officers Robert Duffy and George Resetar responded to a wooded area off of Route 539 near mile marker 17 in Forked River for an assault victim.
The investigation revealed that the assault occurred in Barnegat Township. Barnegat Township Police responded to handle the assault. At approximately 2:46 a.m., while returning to the area of mile marker 17, Officer Duffy was speaking with the operator of a motor vehicle, identified as 19-year-old Frank Salintino of Broad Street in Florence, NJ.
Investigation at the scene led to his arrest for Underage DUI and Underage Possession of Alcohol. Frank Salintino was transported to police headquarters and processed.
He was released after receiving traffic summonses for Underage DUI, Reckless Driving, Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. He was also issued a Special Form of Complaint and Summons for Underage Possession of Alcohol. The vehicle Frank Salintino was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law.