DWIs have been on the rise in Lacey recently with a jump to four last week and six this week.
Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on Bay Way near Rowe Street in Lanoka Harbor at 11:55 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Thomas Perrone, 34, of Lanoka Harbor was found operating the vehicle, which ended up on the side yard of a residence. Perrone was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
A motor vehicle stop was made at 2:05 a.m. on Sunday, May 20. Frank Ruzzano, 60, of Newark was initially stopped for failure to dim headlights and failure to maintain lane. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving, failure to dim high beams and failure to maintain lane.
A motor vehicle stop was also conducted at 2:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 on a car operated by Joseph Fernandes, 25, of Forked River for failure to maintain lane. He was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
Kenneth Marion, 62, of Forked River was pulled over in a motor vehicle stop on Friday, May 18 for failure to maintain lane at 10:47 p.m. Marion was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
Also on May 18, Atiq Derdari, 18, of Barnegat was pulled over for speeding. Investigation led to Derdari being charged with DWI, refusal to submit to a breath test, speeding, reckless and tailgating.
At approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, police responded to a report of a possible intoxicated patron at a Lacey business. Police located a 17-year-old Lanoka harbor male. He was charged with DUI, underage DUI, reckless driving, failure to keep right and improper backing.
Lt. James Veltri provided the following information:
Police reported to Tony’s General Merchandise on Lacey Road where a red, blue and white flag was stolen from the parking lot. The flag was valued at $30.
A resident of Meadowlark Drive in Lanoka Harbor reported that a brass ship propeller valued at $30 was stolen.
A Lanoka Harbor resident reported that while his or her car was parked at Wawa, someone damaged the front windshield and passenger’s side rear view mirror. There was approximately $300 in damage.
A resident of Route 9 in Lanoka Harbor reported someone entered on their property and stole a blue and white paddleboat valued at $100.
Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Yvena Louis, 26, of Ocean, New Jersey. Louis had an outstanding warrant for $114 out of Tinton Falls. Louis posted bail and was released.
A resident of Station Drive, Forked River reported that someone entered the yard and stole $115 of scrap aluminum and various metal.
A resident of Hazelton Avenue in Lanoka Harbor reported that their unlocked vehicle was entered and a Sirius Satellite Radio valued at $80 was stolen.
A resident of Forked River reported that they left a bike in a bike rack at Kohl’s. When the resident returned to the bike rack, the bike had been stolen. The value of the bike is $100.
Mary Anne Dunnkosky, 49, of Forked River was arrested on the strength of a $500 Seaside Heights warrant. She was turned over to Seaside Heights authorities.
Michael Lange, 30, of Forked River was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by Alpine Township for $86. He posted bail and was released.
Officers responded to a home on Laurel Boulevard. The homeowner reported jewelry and silverware valued at $400 stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.
Officers responded to the area of Lacey Township Middle School for a report of a group of kids on the property near the bleachers breaking bottles and destroying things.
Nicholas Gardner, 18, of Forked River was located in the area and received a special form of complaint summons. He was charged with underage consumption of alcohol.
After inspecting the area, officers didn’t locate any signs of damage to school property.
Officers responded to Bayside Beach Park for criminal mischief to a fence. A car damaged a 10-foot section of a chain link fence, police said. There was $1,500 in damage.
Police responded to Eleanor Road in Forked River on a report of theft. A resident reported an iPad, bike and weed wacker stolen. There was no forced entry.
Police responded to Clairmore Ave in Lanoka for a burglary. Over $1,400 of merchandise including watches, jewelry and a laptop was stolen. There was no forced entry.
A motor vehicle stop was made and it was determined that the car was being operated by a suspended driver. Joanne Doscher, 67, of Whiting had a $222 outstanding Manchester warrant. She posted bail and was released.
Samuel Ciardi, 56, of Toms River was pulled over. It was determined that Ciardi had an outstanding $350 warrant out of Toms River and another $500 warrant. He posted bail on both warrants.
A resident of Alpine Street, Forked River contacted the police and reported that the rear passenger window to their car was shattered. The damage was estimated at $300.
A $450 bike was reported stolen from a home on Caldwell Avenue in Forked River.
A resident of Constitution Drive in Forked River reported someone gained entry into the home by physical force. More than $200 in damage was done to the home. Stolen items included a jewelry box and jewelry.
Officers responded to Kohl’s where Gabriella Terrill, 21, of Forked River was being detained on the suspicion of shoplifting. She was arrested for attempting to steal $65.89 worth of merchandise. Terrill was sent to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of her $1,500 bail.