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News Release – June 10, 2018

 Mays Landing Couple Charged with Multiple Drug Distribution Charges after a Traffic Stop for Failure to Maintain Lane

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Teddy Spann, 28 and Donah E. Sanford, 44 of Mays Landing after a motor vehicle stop by Officer Anthony Dipaolo for Failure to Maintain Lane.

On Sunday June 10, 2018 at approximately 12:36 AM, Officer Anthony Dipaolo was working an enforcement grant with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office. Officer Dipaolo observed a red 2014 Mitsubishi that failed to maintain its lane of travel in the area of Route 70 and Lilac Street. Officer Dipaolo also observed the vehicle to be traveling well under the posted speed limit. Officer Dipaolo then initiated a motor vehicle stop with the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Teddy Spann and the passenger of the vehicle was identified as Donah Sanford. Officer Dipaolo was able to determine that Mr. Spann was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search turned up 9.7 grams of pure, uncut heroin, two baggies of cocaine, multiple bags of Marijuana packaged for resale and multiple Percocet pills. Officer Dipaolo then placed Mr. Spann and Ms. Sanford under arrest and they were transported to the Lakehurst Police Department for processing.

Mr. Spann was processed and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS (Percocet) and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Mr. Spann was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Suspended and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Ms. Sanford was processed and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana. Both parties were issued warrants for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where they were lodged pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – June 10, 2018

Failure to Maintain Lane Lands a Toms River Man DWI Charges and a Bayville Man Hindering Apprehension Charges

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Paul Langone, 63, of Toms River with Driving While Intoxicated and charged Mark A. Cremeans, 50, of Bayville with Hindering Apprehension and two active Toms River Municipal Court warrants.

On Sunday June 10, 2018 at approximately 12:34 AM, Officer Robert Schroeck and Ocean County Prosecutors Office Detective Michael Proto were working a grant enforcement detail. While on patrol, Officer Schroeck observed a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup that was exiting the Lakehurst Circle and began traveling East on Route 37. Officer Schroeck observed the driver of the pickup fail to maintain his lane of travel and the passenger of the vehicle ash debris from a cigarette out of the window that fell on the roadway. Officer Schroeck began following the pickup and observed the driver to fail to maintain his lane on two more occasions. Officer Schroeck then activated his overhead emergency lights and initiated a motor vehicle stop.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Paul Langone and the passenger of the vehicle was identified as Mark Cremeans. After performing field sobriety tests with Mr. Langone, Officer Schroeck determined him to be under the influence of alcohol and he placed Mr. Langone under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cremeans provided Officer Schroeck with a false name and date of birth. It was also discovered that Mr. Cremeans had two active Toms River Municipal Court warrants. Officer Schroeck then placed Mr. Cremeans under arrest for Hindering and for the two active warrants. Both subjects were transported to the Lakehurst Police Department for processing.

Mr. Langone was issued three motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Failure to Maintain Lane. Mr. Langone was released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court. Mr. Cremeans was charged with Hindering Apprehension and also issued one motor vehicle summons for Littering from a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Cremeans was issued a summons for the charges and released into the custody of the Toms River Police Department for the active warrants.

 

Chief Eric Higgins
Lakehurst Police Department


News Release – June 9, 2018

 Toms River Man Charged with Eluding After Running from Police on his Motorcycle in Lakehurst

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Kyle J. Kolbasowski, 29, of Toms River after he eluded Officer Robert Schroeck and Officer Zachary Schulte during an attempted motor vehicle stop.

On Friday June 9, 2018 at approximately 11:54PM, Officer Madelyn Waltz observed a silver Cadillac Escalade and a black Harley Davidson motorcycle that were being operated in a reckless manner and at a high rate of speed, traveling West on Route 70 in Lakehurst. Officer Waltz attempted to stop the Cadillac, while Officer Robert Schroeck and Officer Zachary Schulte attempted to stop the Harley Davidson. The driver of the Cadillac pulled over. The rider of the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and was ahead of the Cadillac. Officer Schroeck and Officer Schulte activated their overhead emergency lights in an attempt to stop the motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle pulled onto the shoulder and appeared to be complying. The motorcyclist then looked over his shoulder, re-entered the traffic lanes and quickly accelerated at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Officer Schroeck and Officer Schulte activated their sirens and observed the motorcyclist to begin weaving in and out of traffic in a reckless manner in an attempt to elude them. Officer Schroeck and Officer Schulte made the determination not to pursue the motorcycle out of the greater risk to the motorists and all involved.

Officer Schroeck and Officer Schulte returned to Officer Waltz’s location. An investigation was initiated and the rider of the motorcycle was identified as Kyle J. Kolbasowski. The Ocean County Prosecutors Office was contacted and second degree Eluding charges were approved. Officer Schroeck issued a warrant for Mr. Kolbasowski’s arrest.

The Toms River Police Department was notified of the incident and on Saturday June 10, 2018, they responded to Mr. Kolbasowski’s residence and arrested him without incident. Officer Schroeck responded to the location and transported Mr. Kolbasowski to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Mr. Kolbasowski was processed and charged with Eluding a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Kolbasowski was issued ten motor vehicle summonses for Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Speeding, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Signal, Improper Display of Plates, Unclear Plates, Creating the Risk of an Accident and Handle Bar Height on a Motorcycle. Mr. Kolbasowski was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he was lodged pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

Chief Eric Higgins
Lakehurst Police Department


News Release – June 3, 2018

Motor Vehicle Stop for a Faulty Brake Lamp Leads to the Discovery of “Molly”

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Adrienne L. Hreha, 30, of South Toms River and Frances G. Ostroff, 36, of Whiting after a motor vehicle stop by Officer Jason Guide for a faulty brake lamp.

On Sunday June 3, 2018 at approximately 3:15 PM, Officer Guide observed a Mitsubishi in the area of Route 70 and Center Street with a brake lamp that was not illuminated. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Adrienne L. Hreha and the passenger was identified as Frances G. Ostroff. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search turned up a quantity of MDMA (Molly), a Hypodermic Needle, Drug Paraphernalia and a bottle of urine. Both Ms. Hreha and Ms. Ostroff were arrested and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Ms. Hreha was processed and charged with Possession of MDMA and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Furthermore, Ms. Hreha was issued two motor vehicle summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Maintenance of Lamps. Officer Guide spoke with Ms. Ostroff and she admitted that she was going to sell the bottle of urine to a friend in order for that friend to pass a drug test. Ms. Ostroff was processed and charged with Possession of MDMA, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Distribution of Urine with the Intent to Defraud a Drug Test. Both parties were issued warrants for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where they were lodged pending a mandatory court date with the Ocean County Superior Court.

Officer Guide was assisted by Sergeant Matthew Kline.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


May 2018 – Arrest Blotter

May 2, 2018 – Randy L. Lynch, 39, Whiting was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation confirmed that Mr. Lynch provided Officer Guide with a false name and that his license was currently suspended. Mr. Lynch was placed under arrest and charged with Hindering. Mr. Lynch was also issued multiple motor vehicle summons for Driving While Suspended, Unlicensed, Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License, Failure to Make Repairs and Obstruction of View. Mr. Lynch was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 3, 2018 – Joseph R. Kaplan, 63, Whiting was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a call of a Shoplifter leaving the Dollar General in Lakehurst. PO. Dipaolo observed the suspect vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation developed the Probable Cause to charge Mr. Kaplan with Shoplifting. Furthermore, it was discovered that Mr. Kaplan had an active warrant out of Elizabeth Municipal Court. Mr. Kaplan was processed and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Kaplan was released pending a tentative court date with both the Elizabeth Municipal Court and Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 7, 2018 – Barbara A. Sweet, 34, Browns Mills was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a motor vehicle stop. Ms. Sweet was placed under arrest on the strength of two active warrants from the Mt. Holly and Pemberton Township Municipal Courts. Ms. Sweet was processed and released pending a tentative court date with both courts.

Kevin D. McCutcheon, 27, Lakewood and Casey R. Garcia, 31 Toms River were placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and occupants. A search turned up a quantity of Cocaine, multiple hypodermic needles and an empty wax fold of Heroin. Furthermore, Ms. Garcia was found to have an active warrant from the Ocean County Superior Court. Mr. McCutcheon was charged with Possession of Cocaine. Ms. Garcia was charged with Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. McCutcheon was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court. Ms. Garcia was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail where she was lodged.

 

May 10, 2018 – Scott W. Parker, 21, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo for an active Lakehurst Municipal Court warrant. Mr. Parker was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail where he was lodged.

 

May 11, 2018 – Christian A. Lopez-Torres, 19, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Zachary Schulte after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and Mr. Lopez-Torres’ person. A quantity of CDS and Drug Paraphernalia was discovered. Mr. Lopez-Torres was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Maintenance of Lamps. Mr. Lopez-Torres was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 14, 2018 – Iyana M. White, 19, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer William Bowers on the strength of two active criminal warrants from the Brick Township and Toms River Township Municipal Courts. Ms. White was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail where she was lodged.

 

May 16, 2018 – Xue Gui Lin, 37, Manchester was placed under arrest by Officer Madelyn Waltz. Mr. Lin was charged with Simple Assault. Mr. Lin was processed and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Lin was released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 17, 2018 – Crystal L. Brown, 36, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck after officers were dispatched to a call for a motor vehicle accident. An on scene investigation determined that Ms. Brown was exhibiting signs of being under the influence. Ms. Brown was arrested and processed. Ms. Brown was issued three motor vehicle summonses for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Careless Driving. Ms. Brown was released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 22, 2018 – Mariah J. Hill, 21, Lakewood and Jeanette V. Terrero, 22, Whiting were placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search turned up a quantity of CDS, three prescription pills, drug paraphernalia and two open containers of alcohol. Ms. Hill was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs. Furthermore, Ms. Hill was issued two motor vehicle summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Lamps Required. Ms. Terrero was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were issued summonses for their charges and released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 23, 2018 – David C. Bottcher, 36, Pennsville was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a motor vehicle stop. Mr. Bottcher was arrested under the strength of an active Toms River Municipal Court warrant. Mr. Bottcher was also issued a motor vehicle summons for Driving While Suspended. Mr. Bottcher was processed and turned over to the custody of the Toms River Police Department.

 

May 26, 2018 – Diane K. Smejkal, 44, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes. Ms. Smejkal was charged with harassment and issued a summons for the charges. Ms. Smejkal was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

Kelly M. O’Brien, 38, Barnegat was placed under arrest by Sergeant Iain James after responding to a call of a suspicious person located at Circle Plaza in Lakehurst. An on scene investigation discovered that Ms. O’Brien was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. Furthermore, Ms. O’Brien had an active Stafford Township Municipal Court warrant. Ms. O’Brien was placed under arrest for Being Under the Influence of CDS and on the strength of the warrant. A subsequent search of her person turned up a Hypodermic Needle and a small baggie containing Heroin. A subsequent search of her purse turned up a glass Crack pipe. Ms. O’Brien was also charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. O’Brien was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to Ocean County Jail where she was lodged pending a mandatory court date with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

May 27, 2018 – Ryan M. Mistishen, 25 and Bailey E. McFadden, 25 both of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania were placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck a motor vehicle stop for Failing to Yield and Delaying Traffic. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search turned up a quantity of Methamphetamines, a quantity of CDS and Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Mistishen was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Methamphetamines. Furthermore, Mr. Mistishen was issued three motor vehicle summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Yield and Delaying Traffic. Ms. McFadden was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both parties were issued summonses for the charges and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

May 28, 2018 – Vincent J. Geiger Jr., 32, Manchester was placed under arrest by Officer Daniel Hourigan after a motor vehicle stop for Failure to Maintain Lane. An on scene investigation determined that Mr. Geiger Jr. was exhibiting signs of Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. A probable cause search of the vehicle and Mr. Geiger Jr.’s person turned up multiple empty wax folds of Heroin. Mr. Geiger Jr. was placed under arrest for Being Under the Influence of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Furthermore, Mr. Geiger Jr. was issued three motor vehicle summonses for Failure to Maintain Lane, Unlicensed Driver and Obstruction of View. Mr. Geiger Jr. was processed and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Geiger Jr. was released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

May 30, 2018 – Christopher L. Langer, 45, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a motor vehicle stop on the strength of an active Jackson Township Municipal Court warrant. Mr. Langer was processed and turned over to the custody of the Jackson Township Police Department.

Bria R. Krohn and Courtney R. Reis, 23 and 28, of Jackson and Kyle J. Sherwood 30 of Brick were placed under arrest by Officer Daniel Hourigan after a suspicious vehicle was located in the back of Lake Horicon in Lakehurst. It was determined that Ms. Krohn was exhibiting the signs of being under the influence of CDS. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search turned up a quantity of Alprazolam and Clonazepam pills. Furthermore, a quantity of CDS, a Hypodermic Needle and drug paraphernalia was also discovered. All subjects were placed under arrest by Officer Hourigan and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing. Ms. Krohn was charged with Being Under the Influence of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Reis was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Both Ms. Krohn and Ms. Reis were issued summonses and released pending a mandatory court appearance. Mr. Sherwood was charged with two counts of Possession of CDS and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Mr. Sherwood was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where he was lodged pending a mandatory court appearance.

Enrique Salazar, 28, Manchester was placed under arrest by Sergeant Matthew Kline after a report of a male actively using a Controlled Dangerous Substance inside of a vehicle. An on scene investigation determined that Mr. Salazar was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of CDS. Mr. Salazar was placed under arrest for Being Under the Influence of CDS. Mr. Salazar was issued a summons for the charges and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – May 30, 2018

 Suspicious Vehicle Call Leads to Drug Charges for Two Jackson Females and One Brick Male

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Bria R. Krohn and Courtney R. Reis, 23 and 28, of Jackson and Kyle J. Sherwood 30 of Brick after a call for a suspicious vehicle with its occupants engaged in using a Controlled Dangerous Substance was reported.

On Wednesday May 30, 2018 at approximately 6:43 PM, Officer Daniel Hourigan received a call describing a suspicious vehicle parked in the back of Lake Horicon, located in Lakehurst. Furthermore, the caller stated that he could observe the occupants of the vehicle engaged in what appeared to be CDS activity. Officer Hourigan responded to the scene and identified the occupants of the vehicle as Bria R. Krohn, Courtney R. Reis and Kyle J. Sherwood. Officer Hourigan determined that Ms. Krohn was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of CDS. Furthermore, probable cause was developed and a subsequent search of the vehicle and occupants was performed. The search turned up a quantity of Alprazolam and Clonazepam pills. Furthermore, a quantity of CDS, a Hypodermic Needle and drug paraphernalia was also discovered. All subjects were placed under arrest by Officer Hourigan and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Ms. Krohn was charged with Being Under the Influence of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Reis was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Both Ms. Krohn and Ms. Reis were issued summonses and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court and the Ocean County Superior Court. Mr. Sherwood was charged with two counts of Possession of CDS and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Mr. Sherwood was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where he was lodged pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – May 27, 2018

Failing to Yield Leads to Methamphetamine Arrest for Pennsylvania Couple

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Ryan M. Mistishen, 25 and Bailey E. McFadden, 25, both of New Ringgold Pennsylvania, after a motor vehicle stop by Officer Robert Schroeck.

On Sunday May 27, 2018 at approximately 6:41 PM, Officer Schroeck observed a 2014 Chrysler 200 that failed to yield to oncoming traffic in the Lakehurst Circle, as the vehicle was entering onto Route 70 West. After initiating a motor vehicle stop, Officer Schroeck met with the driver, identified as Ryan Mistishen and the passenger, identified as Bailey McFadden. An on scene investigation led to a probable cause search of the vehicle and its occupants. A subsequent search turned up a quantity of Methamphetamine, an additional quantity of CDS and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Mistishen and Ms. McFadden were subsequently placed under arrest and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Mr. Mistishen was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Furthermore, Mr. Mistishen was also issued three motor vehicle summonses for Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Yield and Delaying Traffic. Ms. McFadden was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Mistishen and Ms. McFadden were processed and issued a summons for their charges. Both parties were released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

Officer Schroeck was assisted by Sergeant Matthew Kline, Officer Daniel Hourigan, Ocean County Sheriff’s K-9 Officer Kevin Fennessy and his K-9 partner Stosh.

 

Chief Eric Higgins
Lakehurst Police Department


News Release – May 26, 2018

Suspicious Person Call Leads to Multiple Drug Charges for a Barnegat Woman

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Kelly M. O’Brien, 38, of Barnegat after Sergeant Iain James responded to Circle Plaza for a suspicious person call.

On Saturday May 26, 2018 at approximately 2:39 PM, Sergeant Iain James responded to Circle Plaza in Lakehurst for a report of a suspicious female that was at the location. Further, it was advised that the female appeared to be under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Sgt. James responded to the call and met with a female, identified as Kelly M. O’Brien. An on scene investigation conducted by Sgt. James discovered that Ms. O’Brien was in fact exhibiting signs of being under the influence of Heroin and it was discovered that Ms. O’Brien had an active Stafford Township Municipal Court warrant. Ms. O’Brien was placed under arrest for Being Under the Influence of CDS and on the strength of the active warrant. A search of her person turned up a bag of Heroin, a Hypodermic Needle and a glass Crack pipe. Ms. O’Brien was transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Ms. O’Brien was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Ms. O’Brien was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where she was lodged pending a mandatory court date with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


April 2018 – Arrest Blotter

 

April 1, 2018 – Michael C. Laskow, 44, Manchester was placed under arrest by Officer Daniel Hourigan after a suspicious vehicle was located at Lake Horicon in Lakehurst. Mr. Laskow was arrested for two active Neptune Township Municipal Court Warrants. Mr. Laskow was processed and turned over to the custody of Neptune Township Police.

 

April 2, 2018 – Ignazio V. Passalacqua, 64, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation, led to a search of the vehicle where a quantity of crack cocaine was discovered. Mr. Passalacqua was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine. Mr. Passalacqua was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for Failure to Maintain Lane and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Passalacqua was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court appearance with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

April 3, 2018 – Michael S. Ford, 47, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a search warrant was executed on his hotel room at the Travel Inn and Suites in Lakehurst, after a month long drug distribution investigation. Mr. Ford was detained at the scene and a subsequent search of the room turned up 45 wax folds of Heroin, 79 individually packaged vials of Cocaine, a plastic bottle containing an unknown amount of PCP and multiple Hypodermic Needles. Mr. Ford was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of PCP and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Mr. Ford was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to Ocean County Jail where he was lodged, pending a mandatory court appearance with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

April 4, 2018 – Ryan D. Isley, 40, Manchester was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck. Mr. Isley was charged with Simple Assault. Mr. Isley was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail on a warrant, where he was lodged, pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

April 5, 2018 – Rasheed J. McCloud, 23, Browns Mills was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a traffic stop. Mr. McCloud was arrested for two active Pemberton Township and one active Trenton Township Municipal Court warrants. Mr. McCloud was processed and turned over to the custody of Pemberton Township Police.

 

April 10, 2018 – Merissa A. Hoover, 37, Little Egg Harbor and Timothy A. Pearson, 39, Toms River were placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 11 Hypodermic Needles, 1 sublingual strip of Suboxone and a used crack pipe. A subsequent search of Ms. Hoover’s person turned up 6 wax folds of Heroin, 9 empty wax folds of Heroin and 4 more Hypodermic Needles. A subsequent search of Mr. Pearson’s person turned up 1 wax fold containing Heroin. Ms. Hoover was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Mr. Pearson was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Both parties were processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

April 11, 2018 – Antonio Torres II, 19, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation led to the search of the vehicle and Mr. Torres’ person. A quantity of CDS was and drug paraphernalia was discovered inside of the vehicle. Mr. Torres was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Torres was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for Maintenance of Lamps and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Torres was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

Jaylin N. Evans, 18, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation led to the search of the vehicle and Mr. Evans’ person. A quantity of CDS was discovered on Mr. Evans’ person. Mr. Evans was placed under arrested and charged with Possession of CDS. The driver of the vehicle was issued a motor vehicle summons for Obstructing the Flow of Traffic. Mr. Evans was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

April 13, 2018 – Cristian Castanon, 24, Lakewood was placed under arrest by Officer Robert Schroeck after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation led to the search of the vehicle and all occupants. A quantity of CDS and an open container of alcohol was discovered. Mr. Castanon was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of CDS and also had an active Lakewood Township Municipal Court Warrant. The driver was issued two motor vehicle summonses for Tinted Windows and Failure to Inspect. A passenger in the vehicle was issued a motor vehicle summons for Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Castanon was processed and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Castanon was turned over to the custody of Lakewood Police Department on the warrant.

 

April 15, 2018 – Sarina J. Baur, 20, Whiting was placed under arrest by Officer Madelyn Waltz after a traffic stop. An on scene investigation led to the search of the vehicle and Ms. Baur’s person. A quantity of CDS was discovered. Ms. Baur was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of CDS. Ms. Baur was also issued three motor vehicle summonses for Improper Use of High Beams, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Exhibit Registration. Ms. Baur was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

Carole A. McIntyre, 74, Camden was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a traffic stop. Ms. McIntyre was arrested on the strength of an Oaklyn Borough Municipal Court warrant. Ms. McIntyre was processed and released pending a court date with the Oaklyn Borough Municipal Court.

 

April 17, 2018 – Scott W. Parker, 21, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a suspicious male was observed near the area of Maple and Lilac Street. PO. Paul observed a male he identified as Scott Parker and knew to have two outstanding Manchester Township Municipal Court warrants. A subsequent search of Mr. Parker’s person turned up a hypodermic needle. Mr. Parker was charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Parker was released into the custody of Manchester Police Department on the strength of the active warrants.

Todd E. Rendzio, 41, Whiting was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a motor vehicle stop. Officer Guide was able to confirm that the vehicle in question had an expired registration. After initiating a traffic stop on the vehicle, Officer Guide met with the driver, identified as Todd Rendzio. An on scene investigation confirmed that Mr. Rendzio provided Officer Guide with a false name and date of birth in order to avoid being arrested on outstanding warrants. Mr. Rendzio was then placed under arrest for Hindering his own apprehension and five outstanding traffic warrants. Additionally, Mr. Rendzio was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. A search incident to arrest of Mr. Rendzio’s person turned up drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 31 wax folds containing Heroin, a crack pipe and $17,778.92 in US Currency. Mr. Rendzio was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Being Under the Influence of CDS and Hindering his own apprehension. Furthermore, Mr. Rendzio was issued six motor vehicle summonses for Unregistered Vehicle, Obstruction of View, Driving While Suspended, Unlicensed Driver, Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Rendzio was issued a warrant for the charges. Mr. Rendzio was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he was lodged pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

 

April 23, 2018 – Christopher Latchmidat, 23, Ozone Park NY was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and occupants. A quantity of CDS and drug paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle. Mr. Latchmidat was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Latchmidat was released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

Johan A. Bonilla, 24, Woodhaven NY was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and occupants. A quantity of CDS and drug paraphernalia was discovered in the vehicle. Mr. Bonilla was charged with Possession of CDS and issued a summons for the charges. Mr. Bonilla was released pending a mandatory court date with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

Kevin Garcia, 24, Ozone Park NY was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes after a motor vehicle stop. Mr. Garcia was arrested on the strength of an active New Providence Municipal Court warrant. Mr. Garcia was processed and released pending a mandatory court date with the New Providence Municipal Court.

 

April 26, 2018 – Nicholis A. Caruso, 23, Bayville was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide for two active Pemberton Township Municipal Court warrants after a suspicious person call. Mr. Caruso was processed and released pending a mandatory court date with the Pemberton Township Municipal court.

 

April 29, 2018 – Kelsey T. Jones, 19, Brick was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a motor vehicle stop. An on scene investigation led to the search of the vehicle and Ms. Jones’ person. A quantity of CDS and drug paraphernalia was discovered inside of the vehicle. Ms. Jones was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and issued a summons for the charges. Ms. Jones was also issued a motor vehicle summons for Improper Passing. Ms. Jones was processed and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – April 17, 2018

 Unregistered Vehicle Leads to Drug Distribution Arrest for Whiting Man

 

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Todd E. Rendzio, 40, Whiting after a motor vehicle stop by Officer Jason Guide.

On Tuesday April 17, 2018 at approximately 6:22 PM, Officer Jason Guide observed a silver 2015 Honda Civic traveling Eastbound on Route 70. Officer Guide was able to confirm that the vehicle in question had an expired registration. After initiating a traffic stop on the vehicle, Officer Guide met with the driver, identified as Todd Rendzio. An on scene investigation confirmed that Mr. Rendzio provided Officer Guide with a false name and date of birth in order to avoid being arrested on outstanding warrants. Mr. Rendzio was then placed under arrest for Hindering his own apprehension and five outstanding traffic warrants. Additionally, Mr. Rendzio was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. A search incident to arrest of Mr. Rendzio’s person turned up drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 31 wax folds containing Heroin, a crack pipe and $17,778.92 in US Currency. Mr. Rendzio was then transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Mr. Rendzio was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Being Under the Influence of CDS and Hindering his own apprehension. Furthermore, Mr. Rendzio was issued six motor vehicle summonses for Unregistered Vehicle, Obstruction of View, Driving While Suspended, Unlicensed Driver, Failure to Exhibit Driver’s License and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Rendzio’s vehicle and currency was seized pending civil forfeiture proceedings. Mr. Rendzio was issued a warrant and lodged in the Ocean County Jail, pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior Court.

Assisting Officer Guide was PO. Robert Schroeck and PO. Harry Paul.

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – April 10, 2018

 Window Tint leads to Multiple Drug Charges for a Little Egg Female and Toms River Man

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Merissa A. Hoover, 37, Little Egg Harbor and Timothy A. Pearson, 39, Toms River after a motor vehicle stop by Officer Jason Guide for tinted windows.

On April 10, 2018 at approximately 5:51 PM, Officer Guide observed a 2012 Chevrolet with Tinted Windows traveling in the area of Route 70 and Elm Street. Officer Guide initiated a motor vehicle stop with the vehicle and occupants. An on scene investigation led to a search of the vehicle and occupants. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 11 Hypodermic Needles, 1 sublingual strip of Suboxone and a crack pipe. A search of the driver, Merissa Hoover, turned up 6 wax folds of Heroin, 9 empty wax folds of Heroin and 4 more Hypodermic Needles. A subsequent search of the passenger, Timothy A. Pearson, turned up 1 wax fold of Heroin. Furthermore, both parties were exhibiting signs of being under the influence of CDS. Ms. Hoover and Mr. Pearson were both placed under arrest by Officer Guide. Both parties were transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Ms. Hoover was charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Hypodermic Needles and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Ms. Hoover was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for Tinted Windows and Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Pearson was charged with Possession of CDS, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Being Under the Influence of CDS. Mr. Pearson was also issued a motor vehicle summons for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt. Ms. Hoover and Mr. Pearson were processed and released on summonses pending a mandatory court appearance with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


News Release – April 3, 2018

Month Long Investigation Leads to Search Warrant and Drug Distribution Charges for Lakehurst Man

The Lakehurst Police Department charged Michael S. Ford, 47, Lakehurst after a Search Warrant was executed on his hotel room at the Travel Inn and Suites located at 850 Route 70 in Lakehurst.

A month long drug distribution investigation ended on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at approximately 8:53 PM.  The Lakehurst Police Department, assisted by Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Corporal Theodore Wielichoski and his partner K-9 Sheba, executed a search warrant on a room at the Travel Inn and Suites that was occupied by Michael Ford. Michael Ford was detained on scene and a subsequent search of the room turned up 45 wax folds of Heroin, 79 individually packaged vials of Cocaine, a plastic bottle containing an unknown amount of PCP and multiple Hypodermic Needles. Michael Ford was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide and transported to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing.

Michael Ford was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of PCP and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Mr. Ford was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to Ocean County Jail where he was lodged, pending a mandatory court appearance with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer


 

March 2018 Arrest Blotter 

 

March 1, 2018 – Hunter D. Reid, 23, Little Egg Harbor was placed under arrest by PO. Anthony Dipaolo after a traffic stop, for a Tinton Falls Municipal Court warrant. Ms. Reid posted bail and was released pending a mandatory court date with Tinton Falls.

 

March 3, 2018 – Carly S. Stevenson, 20, Manchester was placed under arrest by PO. Madelyn Waltz after a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Ms. Stevenson was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 5, 2018 – Michael A. Rodriguez, 33, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by PO. Harry Paul and charged with Simple Assault. Mr. Rodriguez was processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail.

 

March 7, 2018 – Robin L. Sneddon, 55, Manchester was placed under arrest by PO. Madelyn Waltz and charged with Shoplifting and an active Manchester Township Municipal Court warrant. Ms. Sneddon was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 8, 2018 – James L. Gates III, 50, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Sgt. Iain James and charged with Aggravated Assault and an active Atlantic City Municipal Court warrant. Mr. Gates was processed, issued a warrant and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

 

March 10, 2018 – Cheyenne S. Dunphy, 27, Whiting was placed under arrest by PO. Jason Guide after a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Dunphy was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Michael P. Garrigan, 32, Jackson was placed under arrest by PO. Jason Guide after a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Garrigan was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Michael J. Seuser, 22, Jackson was placed under arrest by PO. Jason Guide after a traffic stop and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and an active Ocean County Superior Court warrant. Mr. Seuser was processed, issued a summons and transported to Ocean County Jail for the active warrant.

 

March 12, 2018 – Christoper R. Mazur, 21, Manchester was placed under arrest by Sgt. Matthew Kline after a traffic stop and charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Mr. Mazur was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 16, 2018 – Christian B. Reneau, 20, Whiting was placed under arrest by Sergeant Iain James after a disturbance call. Mr. Reneau was charged with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. Reneau was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 18, 2018 – Ruth G. Medina, 33, Hamilton was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes and charged with Simple Assault. Ms. Medina was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Jeffrey G. Jackson, 48, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Daniel Hourigan after a suspicious vehicle was located. Mr. Jackson was charged with Hindering, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Jackson was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Michael S. Ford, 47, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Daniel Hourigan after a male was reported using a Controlled Dangerous Substance at the Dunkin Donuts in Lakehurst. Mr. Ford was charged with Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Ford was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Sergio Sevastianow, 56, Lakehurst was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a report of a Hit and Run Accident that originated in Toms River. Mr. Sevastianow was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving. Mr. Sevastianow was processed and released with a pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 19, 2018 – Yarilian M. Cruz, 20, Lakewood was placed under arrest by Officer John Kurdes after a traffic stop for an active Wall Township Municipal Court warrant. Ms. Cruz was processed and released pending a mandatory court date with Wall Township.

 

March 20, 2018 – Michael Capriotti, 55, Little Egg Harbor was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a traffic stop. Mr. Capriotti was charged with Presenting a False Insurance Card and also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. Mr. Capriotti was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 22, 2018 – Michael Capriotti, 55, Little Egg Harbor was placed under arrest by Officer Jacob Lawrence after attempting to get his vehicle out of impound at Lakehurst Police Headquarters. Mr. Capriotti was charged with Presenting a False Insurance Card. Mr. Capriotti was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail, where he was lodged.

Hector M. Dipini, 27, Trenton was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a traffic stop for an active Mercer County Superior Court warrant. Mr. Dipini was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail, where he was lodged.

 

March 26, 2018 – Ann M. Mastropiero, 36, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Jason Guide after a traffic stop. Ms. Mastropiero was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession With Intent to Distribute CDS. Ms. Mastropiero was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses, processed and was released on a summons pending a mandatory court date with Ocean County Superior Court.

 

March 27, 2018 – Alexis J. Genitempo was placed under arrest by Sergeant Matthew Kline after a traffic stop for two active Seaside Heights and South Toms River Municipal warrants. Ms. Genitempo was processed and released pending a mandatory court date with Seaside Heights and South Toms River.

Ryan M. Mulvey, 26, Toms River was placed under arrest by Sergeant Matthew Kline after a traffic stop. Mr. Mulvey was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and was also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. Mr. Mulvey was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

March 28, 2018 – Anthony R. Albanese, 51, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a traffic stop. Mr. Albanese was charged with Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. Mr. Albanese was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Heather N. Patterson, 29, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Madelyn Waltz after a traffic stop for an active Toms River Municipal Court Warrant. Ms. Patterson was processed and released into the custody of Toms River Police.

Jessica L. Wolke, 30, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Harry Paul after a traffic stop. Ms. Wolke was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Wolke was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail, where she was lodged.

 

March 29, 2018 – Ismael Davila Jr, 28, Manchester and Corinne J. Morgan, 24, Clementon were placed under arrest by Officer Anthony Dipaolo after a traffic stop. Mr. Davila Jr. was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Ms. Morgan was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Davila Jr. and Ms. Morgan were processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

Quamere S. Thomas, 18, Toms River was placed under arrest by Officer Madelyn Waltz after a traffic stop. Mr. Thomas was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. Mr. Thomas was processed and released on a summons pending a mandatory court date.

 

PO. Robert Schroeck
Public Information Officer