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:
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.
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.
Police reported to the Cedar Creek bathing beach where $200 worth of damage was done with yellow spray paint to a freestanding bathroom.
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.
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.
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.
An unlocked vehicle parked on Pelican Drive was entered and $80 in cash was stolen. The windows were also left open
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacob Barney, 19, of Forked River was arrested on a $750 warrant. He was taken to Ocean County jail in lieu of his bail.