Jackson Police Blotter: December 28-January 3, 2017

The following is a sample of incidents that Patrol Officers recently responded to or were involved with. This does not represent all of the calls for service that were responded to during this time period. Any persons arrested or charged with offenses are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Additionally, except in specific circumstances, arrest and complaint information filed with the court is public information and names of those charged may be released.

Wednesday December 28, 2016

ASSIST OTHER AGENCY: At 12:21pm Officer Thomason and Officer Grochowski responded to a residence in the Winding Ways Adult Community regarding assisting Manalapan Police Department locate a vehicle. The vehicle was apparently taken without the consent of the owner the day before. After locating the vehicle, the vehicle keys were retrieved and the vehicle was secured for the owner to retrieve.

CRISIS INTERVENTION: At 2:42pm Officer Cilento and Officer Reiff responded to a residence to speak with a female who indicated she wished to commit suicide. After making contact, screeners from Monmouth Medical Southern Campus arrived to speak with the female. After doing so it was determined she needed further evaluation and was transported to the hospital.

Thursday December 29, 2016

AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT: Jackson Police Detectives Rodriguez and Manion, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) are currently investigating an aggravated sexual assault involving a child under the age of 13.

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SHOPLIFTING: At 4pm Officer French and Officer Thomason responded to the Meridian health Pharmacy regarding a female who was wandering around the store and acting confused. While speaking with the female, various items were seen protruding from her jacket. As a result of the investigation, the female was arrested. 25 year old Kaylee Pierce of Jacksonville Florida was charged with shoplifting. Ms. Pierce also had an outstand warrant for her arrest out of Howell Township.

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: At 10:25pm Officer Riso conducted a motor vehicle stop in the parking lot of the Wawa Convenience Store on Bennetts Mills Road. During the stop, Officer Riso detected the odor of marijuana. As a result of his investigation, the driver was arrested. 32 year old Michael Jordan of Jackson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and making an improper turn.

Friday December 30, 2016

FORGERY: At 9am Jackson Municipal Court Clerk Eluzzi was processing the bail money received from the previous day. While doing so, a fraudulent $50 bill was located after being tested with a special pen. The originator of the money is known and the investigation is ongoing.

The Jackson Police Department responded to 9 motor vehicle crashes on this date.

Saturday December 31, 2016

CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE: At 3am Officer French was dispatched to the area of East Pleasant Grove Road after the department received calls regarding suspicious banging noises being heard and someone walking around with a flashlight. In the area Officer French stopped a vehicle travelling slowly, with a flat tire. The driver indicated he attempted, unsuccessfully, to change the flat tire. While speaking with the driver, the odor of marijuana was detected. As a result, 21 year old Davis Haines of Jackson was arrested. Mr. Haines was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of CDS paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle in an unsafe condition.

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ANIMAL COMPLAINT: At 11am Officer C. Kelly responded to a residence on Maxim Court to speak with the owner of a dog who was attacked. The caller indicated she heard barking and yelping coming from her backyard area and viewed two pit bull dogs attacking her dog. After going outside, the two pit bulls ran off. Unfortunately the dog that was attacked did not survive. The owner of the two bull dogs was later identified and was issued numerous summonses regarding the incident. Officer Grochowski and Officer J. Roth assisted.

Tuesday January 3, 2017

ARREST: At 8:30am Officer Grochowski, Officer Chesney and Sgt Parise attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Harmony Road. At the residence, 45 year old John Horaneck was found hiding in the basement. Horaneck was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Wall Township. While there, 44 year old Steven Dubois was also arrested. Dubois was charged with hindering his apprehension by giving a fictitious name, possession of CDS paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic needle.

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SHOPLIFTING: At 9:30am Officer Candido responded to Stop and Shop regarding a male who was being detained on the ground outside the store. Investigation revealed the male attempted to shoplift $274 worth of batteries. After being confronted by management, the male attempted to flee. While doing so the male destroyed additional merchandise on his way out the door however was detained shortly thereafter. Officer Candido charged 30 year old Brian Worthington of Southampton Pennsylvania with shoplifting and criminal mischief.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: At 11am a resident on Forrest Drive called indicating a hispanic male with long black hair came to her door. After answering the door, the male indicated he was there to fix a leaking pipe. The caller states she closed the door and contacted the police. The male left in a bright blue Ford pickup truck, however was not located by responding officers.

– The media and the public are reminded that any persons arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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