Ocean Gate Man Found on Church Property, Charged With Drug Offenses

Police blotter from Friday, Nov. 2 to Saturday, Nov. 10

An Ocean Gate resident was charged with drug offenses after police responded to St. Pius on Lacey Road at 11:43 a.m. Nov. 8 for report of a suspicious person.

Jeremy Grim, 25, of Ocean Gate was allegedly in possession of illegal prescription medication and marijuana, police said. He was charged for the drug offenses and transported to Community Medical Center due to his state of impairment. 

Nov. 10
A resident reported that a 20-inch chain saw and backpack leaf blower was stolen from outside the Walnut Drive home at 11:50 p.m. The items were placed near the garage in front of the home. 

Nov. 8
Margaret Vannell, 32, of Jackson was charged with shoplifting. Vannell allegedly stole $53 worth of items from Walmart. She was processed and released. 

Nov. 8
At 10:30 p.m., two juvenile females were taken into custody and released to their parents for damaging a Jeep Cherokee on Chelsea Street in Forked River. 

Nov. 4
Police responded to a verbal dispute at the Lacey Inn on Route 9 in Forked River at 11:41 p.m. Edward Bailey, 41, of Forked River was found to have an outstanding warrant from Ocean County Superior Court for child support in the amount of $3,958. He was arrested and transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of his bail. 

Nov. 3
Police responded to a drug overdose victim at 6:28 p.m. He was transported to Community Medical Center for treatment. Criminal charges are pending for possession of heroin. 

Nov. 3
Police responded to the Lacey Middle School at 5:16 p.m. where a 17-year-old female from Forked River suffered significant injuries after she fell from a golf cart being operated on school property. She was flown by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center due to the nature of her injuries. 

Nov. 2
Michael Nigro, 44, of Pine Beach was charged with DWI after police responded to Wawa at Taylor Lane on Route 9 in Forked River at 9:30 p.m. Police originally responded to the Wawa on report of a fight.


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