Thirteen teens were served complaint summonses for underage consumption of alcohol after police received a phone call reporting that numerous juveniles were congregating in the rear yard of a home.
After 10 p.m. on Sept. 21, officers responded to a home on Barramore Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, the kids fled, police said.
Police determined that alcohol consumption had taken place as there were beer cans strewn throughout the property. The home was unoccupied.
Juvenile complaints charging underage consumption of alcohol, a disorderly persons offense, were issued against 11 teens of both genders — six from Forked River, four from Bayville and one from Barnegat. The ages ranged from 14 to 17.
Nicholas Hess, 18, of Bayville and a Tyler Griffen, 18, of Bayville also received a special form of complaint summons for underage consumption of alcohol.
Charles Howard, 37, of Forked River was arrested on a $500 Lacey warrant. He was processed and went to Ocean County Jail.
Howard was also charged with DWI and other charges in June after he allegedly struck a cement barrier with a motor vehicle at Oyster Creek Generating Station.
An officer reported to a Lanoka Harbor business on Route 9. The rear of the building was spray painted in black graffiti. Damage was estimated at $250.
Donna Grainger, 29, of Lanoka Harbor was arrested on an Ocean County warrant. She was taken to Ocean County Jail, unable to post $1,015 bail.
James Cort, 50, of Forked River was arrested for allegedly stealing $20 from a female customer at ShopRite. He was served and released.
A resident of Pensacola Road reported a vehicle was left unlocked and during the overnight hours. Someone entered the car and stole a Coach backpack containing a women’s wallet and various forms of identification. The total value of the stolen items was $167.