Lakewood Municipal Prosecutor Charged for Assault

Toms River-Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al DellaFave today confirmed reports that Toms River Police have filed domestic simple assault charges against Justin Lamb, also a candidate in the 2017 Toms River municipal GOP primary election.

Lamb lost that election to incumbent Maria Maruca.

DellaFave said OC Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has ordered Lamb to cease handling cases in Lakewood Township where he serves as a municipal prosecutor. He was appointed to that position on December 7, 2017.

The Toms River Police Department has yet to release an official statement regarding the incident.

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Lamb also works as a sergeant for the Lavallette Borough Police Department.

According to police report obtained from the Toms River Police Department, Lamb assaulted a woman whom claimed was in a relationship with the officer.  After coming to Lamb’s residence which she said she has lived at since January of this year, she tried to enter through the front door, but the keypad lock wasn’t working.

She said she was returning home after an evening out with friends and after not being able to enter the front door, entered a rear door at the home the couple shares.


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She said when she went into their bedroom, Lamb was in bed with another woman.  After she turned on the light in the room, she claims Lamb charged at her from the bed and began to kick her out of the doorway.  She said Lamb also threw her to the ground.

After realizing he had hurt the woman, Lamb fled the residence.  The woman grabbed some of her belongings and left the residence.  Responding officers at the scene confirmed the woman’s injuries and called in an evidence technician to take photographs of the woman’s injuries.

A temporary restraining order was issued against Lamb.

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Lamb turned himself in to police and Lavalette Police Chief Colin Grant took possession of Lamb’s police service pistol.  He also surrendered two personally owned firearms to the Toms River Police Department.

He was served with a summons released from custody.