Toms River Man Charged With DWI After Striking Pole

Thefts and criminal mischief incidents

A Toms River man was charged with drunken driving after striking a telephone pole in Forked River.

Edward Meinwieser, 30, of Toms River was arrested when police responded to Lacey Road near Newark Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 9 at 3:02 a.m.

Police observed a Chevy Impala with significant damage to the passenger side. It was determined that Meinwieser’s car left the travel portion of the road and struck a telephone pole.

Meinwieser was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. His car was impounded.

Lt. James Veltri reported the following:

Sept. 9
Police responded to Pensacola Road in Forked River on the report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The resident reported that during a one-week period, someone damaged the car by putting three dents in it at separate times. There was $300 in damage to the car.

Sept. 8
A resident of Williams Street reported that someone stole a yellow ceramic lawn ornament. The ornament was a Labrador with a solar light in its mouth valued at $25. 

Sept. 7
Police reported to the Cedar Creek bathing beach where $200 worth of damage was done with yellow spray paint to a freestanding bathroom. 

Sept. 7
Police responded to Yorktown Drive in Forked River where an air conditioning unit was stolen from a home. The value has yet to be determined. 

Sept. 7
An unlocked car parked in the driveway of a Pelican Drive, Lanoka Harbor home was entered and $20 in loose change and $230 Maui Jim sunglasses were stolen.

Sept. 7
Police responded to Seagull Drive in Lanoka Harbor where two unlocked cars parked in a driveway were entered. The vehicles contained automotive electronics. Items were strewn throughout the cars but nothing was reported stolen.

Sept. 7
An unlocked vehicle parked on Pelican Drive was entered and $80 in cash was stolen. The windows were also left open 

Sept. 6
A resident of Dolan Street, Lanoka Harbor reported that a bike that was left unsecured leaning against the house was stolen. The bike was a red Mongoose valued at $200. 

Sept. 6
A Forked River juvenile male reported that while at Walmart someone stole his Subrosa Salvador BMX bike valued at $354.99. The bike was left outside of Walmart unsecured. 

Sept. 6
A resident of Good Luck Road in the Bamber Lake section of Lacey reported that their unlocked car was entered and the vehicle registration and a first aid kit was stolen. The value of the stolen items was $30. A second car located at the same home was entered. Nothing was taken. 

Sept. 6
Michael Higgins, 45, of Forked River was arrested on a $106 warrant from Lavallette. He was taken to Ocean County Jail in lieu his bail. Higgins also had an $878 warrant out of Brick. 

Sept. 5
A resident of Hemlock Drive in Lanoka Harbor reported during the overnight hours someone dented their mailbox and eventually dislodged it. There was $25 in damage. 

Sept. 5
An unlocked car parked at a home on Dover Road was entered. A man’s wallet containing personal identification was stolen. The victim located a Kenwood Equalizer near the vehicle. The equalizer was not his. 

Sept. 5
Jacob Barney, 19, of Forked River was arrested on a $750 warrant. He was taken to Ocean County jail in lieu of his bail. 

Randy Butternubs October 02, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Why are there speedtraps on Beach Ave in the middle of the day in summer time only? Cars drive 70mph all hours of the night. I suppose they save the night shifts to empty the prescription drug drop off box If they had a radar trap they would have stopped this drunk driver and that 15were year old would not be in the hospital. Its the children that always pay the orice


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