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Police Blotter: Thefts Plague Lacey Township

Police blotter from May 5 to May 16

From rings and tools to traffic signs and tip jars, thefts plagued Lacey Township the past two weeks.

One of the more recent events was when John Sabie, 24, of Lanoka Harbor was arrested after police said he stole tip jars from Anthony’s Pizza and Schiano’s Pizzeria on May 11.

Sabie stole the tip jar containing $40 from Anthony’s on Route 9 and then stole the tip jar containing $100 from Schiano’s in the Lacey Mall, police officials said.

Upon subsequent investigation, on May 12, Sabie was charged with two counts of theft of removable property, one count of possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

There were 20 other cases of theft over the course of the past two weeks.

Lt. James Veltri provided the following information:

May 16

David Smith, 33, of Forked River was arrested on a $500 warrant issued by the Lacey Township Municipal Court. Smith was sent to jail in lieu of his bail.

May 16

Someone tried to enter a car parked at a residence on Signal Street in Lanoka Harbor. There were pry marks and damage to the door. Damages were estimated at $250.

May 16

An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on Maple Road in Lanoka Harbor was entered. A Garmin GPS and assorted change was stolen.

May 15

A 2006 NST Quad valued at $1,600 was stolen from a yard on Hillwood Road in Forked River. The quad was stored outside and was not secured.

May 15

Scott Thomson, 56, of Lanoka Harbor was arrested outside of the CVS on Route 9.

The police were dispatched on a report of someone sleeping in a vehicle at 7:30 p.m. Thomson was found sleeping in the vehicle with the car running.

Thomson was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession of a controlled dangerous substance (alprazolam), and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, and no seat belt.

May 15

Police reported to Brothers Paving located on Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor. Someone tried to gain entry into the office. The exterior and interior doors were damaged. Damage was estimated at $300.

May 14

Timothy Cole, 27, of Howell was arrested at Route 9 near 2nd Street at 2:10 a.m. Cole’s motor vehicle was stopped and he was charged with driving while under the influence, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

May 13

A non-resident reported that their car was entered and their wallet containing a debit card was stolen while parked on Enterprise Drive in Forked River.

May 12

Christopher Boardingham, 19, and Dylan Giombetti, 20, both of Forked River were arrested.

Residents reported that two males were removing and stealing a street sign. After the sign was stolen, subsequent investigation led to their arrest of Boardingham and Giombetti.

The two males were charged with criminal mischief to a traffic sign and theft of removable property. They received special complaint summonses. The sign was returned to the Department of Public Works.

May 12

Matthew Clinton, 24, of Forked River was arrested after he allegedly stole two automotive batteries from a residence located on Devon Street in Forked River. The value of the batteries was $100. Clinton received a complaint summons with one count of theft of removable property.

May 12

A shed was entered on Tamiami Road and an outpoured motor was stolen. The police do not yet have the value, serial number, or make.

May 10

Two rings valued at $5,300 were stolen from a residence on Steuben Avenue in Forked River. There was no sign of forced entry.

May 10

A DeWalt Air Compressor valued at $300 was stolen from a residence on Yorktown Drive in Forked River.

May 9

Daniel Wited, 20, of Forked River was arrested on the strength of a $1,000 warrant. Wited was found on Route 9 in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) on his person and possession of a hypodermic needle. He was sent to Ocean County Jail with his bail set at $10,000.

May 9

A Black 1997 Tex Trailer was stolen from a residence on Bay Way in Lanoka Harbor. The Trailer contained a large toolbox with tools. The value of the trailer and tools is $5,000.

May 9

A 300 pound and three foot tall brass boat bell, estimated at $1,000 was stolen from a yard on Maywood Place in Forked River.

May 8

Three vehicles parked at a residence on M Street in Forked River were damaged. The windshields of each vehicle sustained damaged. Police officials believe the vehicles were struck with something similar to a BB Gun. The estimated damage is $500.

May 8

After a gathering at a home on Lake Barnegat Drive North, the resident discovered that five rings were stolen. The total value of the rings is $2,000.

May 8

Timothy Casola, 29, of Lanoka Harbor was arrested on the charges of shoplifting from Wawa at the intersection of Route 9 and Taylor Lane in Forked River. Casola allegedly shoplifted $11.80 worth of food.

May 7

A Bulova Watch valued at $1,200 was stolen from a residence on Brightwood Drive in Forked River. There was no forced entry.

May 7

Two yellow marine power cords were stolen from a residence on Plover Court in Forked River. The power cords, valued at $300, were on the resident’s dock.

May 7

Three tires on a vehicle parked on Bobwhite Court in Forked River were slashed overnight. Estimated damage is $450.

May 7

The bus stop located on Route 9 and 2nd Street sustained damage after someone broke five panes of glass. Estimated damage is $500.

May 6

Items were stolen from a home under construction at the Sea Breeze Development. The items included electrical wire valued at $1,500 and copper piping valued at $300.

May 6

A DeWalt Saw valued at $250 was stolen from a yard on Arient Road.

May 5

A prescription bottle containing prescription medicine was stolen from a vehicle parked on Hollywood Boulevard South.

May 5

A 90 L shaped Re-Bar valued at $150 was stolen from Masonry Company on Kalae Drive in Forked River.

May 5

A resident on Beach Boulevard reported that 40 pieces of 5/8 L shaped Re-Bar, valued at $80, and insulated copper wire valued at $30 were stolen from their property.

May 4

A bathroom building at Clune Park was vandalized with graffiti. Estimated damage is $500.

May 3

Three rings valued at $1,100 were stolen from a home on Dee Road. There was no forced entry.

Debbie May 17, 2011 at 11:56 PM
Nice going Mr. Thomson, at the age of 56, I think you should have grown up by now!! Now go get the rest of the Clarimore Ave crew!!
John May 18, 2011 at 12:04 AM
Well Debbie, finally the police have come back to Lacey. Went down to Town Hall just this morning and complained again about the going ons down the street. Now the Police have got to clean out the house and everyone on the street will be able to breath freash air again.
Debbie May 18, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Good luck John!! I feel your pain!
Keri Yednak May 18, 2011 at 05:28 AM
It's the heroin I swear... People are stealing so they can go get high... And it all starts with pain killers like oxycontin. Please parents lock your medicine cabinets and talk to your kids about the dangers of prescription drug abuse!
justsayno! May 20, 2011 at 08:20 PM
Although drugs are a huge problem, I feel like some of the people are stealing to sell the items & feed their family. With the economy still in a downward spiral, unemployment & assistance harder to get than ever....some people know nothing but theft & crime to put food on the table. It is wrong but sad! I have seen good people resort to anything possible to feed their kids.
Kelley May 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Could you be as naive as this post suggests or are you kidding? Stealing to feed their kids.. If they're stealing to feed their kids its because their money went to the drugs and not food. Get a clue!!
Kelley May 22, 2011 at 07:23 PM
Keri, if you follow alot of the posts on this site you'll see that alot of mutants monitor the police blotter. You're way to nice of a girl to get involved on here. Keep that name and picture hidden! Please! Take the advice from someone who has been there and done that.
voiceofreason May 23, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Me too Kelley, some of the people on here are just plain hateful, if you dont agree with them, then they start to personally attack you. Ive been down that road too, but came to realize some people are nuts! Its better to stay anonymous.
Stacy Q May 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM
I've seen people on my own street selling drugs right out in the open, and they don't even seem to worry about getting caught. It's getting pretty bad around here and I am afraid that one of these days these losers are going to hurt someone around here. I am afraid to let my kids ride their bikes in the street because after they buy their drugs they drive away so quickly. Complaints don't seem to get you anywhere. I guess it's all about who you know...so many of these cops are Lacey grown, everyone knows everyone... you get the idea?
G-Mann May 25, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Come on JUSTSAYNO, These people are not stealing to feed thier families, they steal because they are scumbags. Thank the ACLU and the other liberal scumbags that make drugs easy to sell/obtain/use in this country. Just wait until the "medicianal marajuana" folks move up to bigger and better drugs, then you'll see some shit. Look at the BS Amsterdam puts up with. Drugs are shit and they are ruining our society.
Stacy Q May 25, 2011 at 08:27 PM
Um, how the ACLU and liberals get blamed for what is going on in Lacey is baffling to me! And who cares what's happening in Amsterdam, I am worried about what is going on here in Lacey. Glenn, with all due respect, I happen to be what you'd call a "liberal" so I guess that makes me a scumbag in your eyes? I think not! People are dealing drugs right down the street from me and I don't think you need to be of a certain political affiliation to not want that in your neighborhood. I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't lump all people together. Blame the drug dealers are buyers - they're the ones that are to blame here!
Stacy Q May 25, 2011 at 10:03 PM
LOL John, don't feel sorry for me. I could go on and on, but I won't. Let's just agree to disagree. :)
capt kirk May 26, 2011 at 04:41 AM
i agree with jim . the medicinal marijuana crowd are going to destroy us all? lol sure all those cancer patients and old ladies with glacoma are going to get us. john john and glen the evil unions and liberals are to blame . jim is right isnt ron paul a republican? he is running his campaign on making all drugs legal including heroin. its doomsday i tell ya
anonymous11 May 30, 2011 at 03:40 AM
OK, I'm gonna be very straight forward by saying that these people are not stealing to feed their families. It really is a good argument if everything was not obvious that it is for drugs. I counsel people with addictions and I am well aware that it is to obtain there days "fix". The usage of heroin and prescription pain pills are very popular and I am amazed how many people abuse it in this area. Wires and metal are the easy targets because you will most likely not be asked for identification when selling it to a recycling agengcy. The person who stole the bell I think made a poor choice of goods because they obviously can't get noticed and its difficult to get rid of.
Capt. Kirk May 30, 2011 at 01:41 PM
i agree anonymous . i worked in construction and as an apprentice we would take the scraps of copper wire to the scrap yard . old copper pipe and wiring i can understand no questions being asked by a scrap dealer but when a 20 yr old is bringing in a brand new air conditioning copper coil that was sliced on both ends to steal it or brand new copper piping sliced the same way should be a red flag to a scrap deal that its stolen. i,ll never understand when a new house being built is stripped this way that the cops arent at the scrap dealer saying if any coils or new piping comes in delay the guy till we get there.
boogieman September 05, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Pretty pathetic to steal a tip jar

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