Lacey Residents Arrested on Drug, DWI Charges

Lacey police, in separate incidents, have charged several local residents with various drug and alcohol offenses.

On Dec. 26, township police arrested 25-year-old Edwin Calva of Bradley Beach for marijuana possession. Calva was transported to police headquarters and processed, police said, and was later released after receiving a criminal summons for possession of marijuana. In addition, he received traffic summonses for improper maintenance of lights and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.

The following day, Officer Dimitri Tsarnas conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 near Murray Grove Lane in Lanoka Harbor that resulted in the arrest of of the driver, 30-year-old Angelo Scalzo of Lanoka Harbor, for DWI and possession of marijuana. Scalzo was later released after receiving a criminal summons for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In addition, Scalzo was issued traffic summonses for DWI, reckless driving, speeding, and possession of drugs in a motor vehicle. The vehicle he was operating was impounded pursuant to John’s Law, police said.

The Dec. 27 arrest of Kyle Donnelly, 18, of Forked River, and a 17-year-old juvenile from Lanoka Harbor, came after Officer Michael Verwey responded to Hardwood Drive in Lanoka Harbor for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a residence, police said. Both teens were caught smoking marijuana in the vehicle, according to a report from police.

The pair was brought to police headquarters where each were formally charged with marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. The juvenile was released to his mother on a juvenile complaint and Kyle Donnelly was released on a criminal summons, police said.

Also on Dec. 27, a 17-year-old male was arrested following a Lane Place traffic stop for failing to yield, according to police. The juvenile was also charged with marijuana possession, and an additional pouch of suspected “synthetic” marijuana was sent to the lab for further analysis, police said. The juvenile was eventually released to his mother.

On Dec. 28, 18-year-old Steven Prezwodek of Forked River was arrested for DWI following a traffic stop on Lacey Road. Prezwodek was transported to police headquarters and processed along with a 15-year-old juvenile, also from Forked River, who was charged with underage possession and consumption of alcohol. Prezwodek was later released on traffic summonses for DWI, reckless driving, speeding, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. He was also issued a complaint summons for underage possession of alcohol and DWI with a minor passenger.
sandy bottom January 02, 2014 at 04:37 PM
pot again this is getting old,go after the real drugs
can January 02, 2014 at 06:28 PM
With all the pot busts I think the cops are the ones trying to keep all the good weed for themselves. Bogart!!!!!
sandy bottom January 02, 2014 at 10:11 PM
hey can ,is that cannabis
Clementine Snide January 03, 2014 at 07:32 AM
the police didn't stop the people with the intent to make a drug bust... the drugs were co-incidental. I think the police are making a vigilant effort to stem the tide of chemicals in general, opiates in particular. weed just happens to fall into the CDS category. and before anyone starts a tirade about how weed should be legal, please note the age of the people involved. even if weed WERE legal, the kids would still be charged with underage possession/consumption.
tr January 03, 2014 at 10:13 PM
18yr. old males -2, 17yr. old juveniles -2, 15yr. old juvenile all from Lacey arrested for DRUGS! Because there is NOTHING else in Lacey for them to do! There is no place for them to go to interact with other kids, who do not do DRUGS. We as a village have FAILED our future, our legacy, our kids. We need a safe place for them to go to be kids. A place where having fun together means music, dance, basketball, card games, board games, video games, and just plain peer talk. We need a youth center, with responsible supervision and video cameras which monitors who goes in and who goes out. A place where ALL parents feel safe leaving their children (teenagers). A place that this village can be proud to say we built it, they came, and we beat the drug pushers from stealing their and our future!
Chopper January 04, 2014 at 07:12 AM
@tr.....we have a place........it's called "Home".
tr January 04, 2014 at 09:25 AM
@Chopper- I agree and I raised my children AT home, but, sometimes Mommy and Daddy should butt out and let kids interact act with their peers. These experiences teach them how to deal with the good and bad in our society. It gets tough playing 5 on 5 pickup basketball in the living room of your HOME with Mommy and Daddy constantly refereeing! They need a safe PLACE where they can referee themselves.


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