Lacey Township crime report: Sept. 23-30, 2021

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The following are list of incidents reported by the Lacey Township Police Department between September 23-30, 2021.

Theft- On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 2:11 p.m., Officer Nyeem Calhoun was dispatched to take a theft report.  An employee of CVS reported that her mountain bicycle was stolen from outside the store.  No suspects were noted.

Suspicious Person- On Monday, September 27, 2021, at 3:58 p.m., Officers Michael Hutman and Tyler Walsh responded to Wawa, 444 Route 9, in reference to a suspicious male.  Two juvenile females reported that they were approached by an adult male who was harassing them.  The suspect was identified as Leonard Brown who was ultimately issued a summons for Harassment.  He was released at the scene.

DWI- On Monday, September 27, 2021, at 8:58 p.m., Officer Martin Julian conducted a motor vehicle stop on Beach Boulevard.  The vehicle was stopped for excessive speed and not having headlights illuminated.  During the encounter, Officer Julian determined that the driver, Jessica Yannacone, was under the influence.  Jessica was charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Refusing to Submit to Breath Samples, Speeding, Headlights Required, and Failure to Maintain Lane.  She was released on her own recognizance.

Fraud- On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 11:56 a.m., Officer Tyler Walsh took a report involving fraudulent bank activity.  A Forked River resident reported that an unknown person accessed her bank account using the phone app “Klara.”  The unknown suspect made numerous withdrawals totaling $3,975.

DWI- On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 6:03 p.m., Officer Jason Lee conducted a motor vehicle stop on Lacey Road after the driver failed to yield right of way.  During the stop, the driver was deemed under the influence and placed under arrest.  Daniel Smith III, was issued summonses for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Yield.  He was released pending a Court appearance.

MV Accident- On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 8:19 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one-car motor vehicle accident on Route 9 near Haines Street.  Investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 9 left the roadway and collided with a tree.  The 65 year-old Ocean Gate woman was airlifted to a trauma center for serious injuries.  Further investigation is being conducted by Officer Jason Lee.