Burglary Warrant (Arrest) – Detective Keith Pearce has been assisting Detective Robert Surtees with a continuing investigation into multiple incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles which occurred in Lacey Township in both December and January. A cooperative investigation with surrounding jurisdictions revealed Joshua Everett of Forked River as a suspect. Detectives from the Berkeley Township Police Department issued warrants for the arrest of Joshua Everett on charges of burglary and theft out of their jurisdiction. Similar charges from detectives of the Lacey Township Police Department are pending further investigation. Investigation since the issuance of the Berkeley Township warrants revealed that Joshua Everett fled the area and was possibly staying in or around the Atlantic City area. Detective Pearce continued his investigation into the location of Joshua Everett and provided information to Patrol Officer Anthony Sarno.
On Thursday evening, February 4, 2016, Officer Anthony Sarno of the Lacey Township Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle exiting the Garden State Parkway from the South onto Lacey Road. The vehicle was subsequently stopped in the parking lot near Deerhead Lake in Forked River. Joshua Everett was found hidden in the back seat wearing a black wig, skull cap, and glasses. Officer Sarno placed Joshua Everett under arrest and a search of him revealed 32 empty wax folds, a hypodermic syringe, 4 Trazodone pills, and other drug paraphernalia in his possession. Joshua Everett was transported to Lacey Township Police Headquarters and charged with Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on a warrant with bail set at $7,500. The Berkeley Township warrant for Burglary and Theft was executed with bail set at $25,000. Joshua Everett had two additional outstanding traffic warrants out of Deptford Township and the Borough of Westville with a combined bail of $389. Joshua Everett was transported to the Ocean County Correctional Facility.