Jackson Police Department Crime Blotter – April 5-9

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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Jackson Township Police Department has released a series of police reports filed between April 5th and 9th. The reports were published by Sgt. Fred Meabe, Public Information Officer for the department.

“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,” Sgt. Meabe noted in the release. “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.”

Tuesday, April 5th

Overdose: Officer Kokich along with Officer Gonzalez #332 were dispatched to 260 N. County Line Rd (McDonald’s) for a report of an unconscious male in the bathroom. Upon arrival, advised that the victim was semiconscious and being tended to by Jackson First Aid. The reporting party stated he entered the bathroom and heard a man snoring. He opened the bathroom stall and observed the victim hunched over the toilet. Located on the floor next to the victim were (5) single use Insulin syringes and a bottle cap with a small white filter. These items were collected by officers for evidence purposes. Victim was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus for evaluation. The drug paraphernalia was placed into evidence for destruction.

Theft: PO Mitch Kafton was dispatched to 434 West Commodore Blvd. (Industrial Park) for a report of multiple thefts of catalytic converters from several vehicles. A total of (7) catalytic converters were stolen for the amount $3624.00. There are no suspects at this time

Thursday, April 7th

Domestic Violence / Harassment: Patrol units were dispatched to a residence on Valley Road in reference to a domestic violence incident. While on the way to the residence, patrols were informed that the male suspect had left the scene on foot and had knocked the victim to the ground prior to leaving. The area was searched and suspect was eventually located while trying to hide in a new construction site on Valley Rd. The victim stated that suspect had showed up uninvited to gather belongings, however he was taking too long and kept instigating verbal arguments and refused to leave. Victim stated she was shoved while inside the garage which caused her to fall back and hit her head on a cabinet. Statement was confirmed by her 14 year old son who witnessed the incident. Suspect was located by Officer Basso and was subsequently arrested and transported to headquarters. Subject was processed without incident and released on a summons for Harassment.

Motor Vehicle Crash: A State Parole Officer, struck a deer on Toms River Road. The deer smashed into and through the windshield. Subject suffered a serious head injury and was taken to Jersey Shore via land as weather grounded all helicopters. PO Lasko handling the investigation.

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Warrant Arrest: PO Gravina, PO Bennett, PO Moore and PO DeJesus responded to Vath Street in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant. Subject was located and arrested without incident and transported to ocean county jail in lieu of warrant.

Friday, April 8th

Motor Vehicle Theft: PO De La Torre responded to a residence on Toms River Road for a report of a stolen motorcycle. The victim stated that he came home and found that his lime green colored 2020 Kawasaki KX450JLF motorcycle valued at $5,500.00 was stolen from his detached garage. The victim stated that he had been advertising his motorcycle for sale on Facebook Marketplace but never gave his address. Unknown suspect(s) made entry into the garage through its side door. The motorcycle was then rolled out through the garage door. There are no current suspect(s) at this time. The motorcycle was entered stolen

Warrant Arrest: PO Buono, PO Kozna and PO Reiff responded to Melody Lane in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant and a restraining order. The subject was located and successfully arrested without incident and served his copy of his restraining order. Bail was posted on behalf of the subject and he was subsequently released.

Warrant Arrest: PO Ceppaluni, PO J. Roth and Sgt. Uricks responded to the Jackson Premium Outlets to meet with a party. During their interaction with said party, it was revealed that he had several outstanding warrants. The subject was arrested without incident and after being processed, was released to Howell PD as one of the outstanding warrants was from their jurisdiction.

Saturday, April 9th

Driving While Intoxicated: PO DeBlasi, while on patrol on Cassville Road, observed a running vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road. PO Deblasi encountered a male party who was slumped over with his head hanging to the side, was unconscious and had agonal breathing. Once removed from the vehicle by officers, the subject was administered an initial dose of Naloxone and after a period of time had passed with no change, an additional dose of Naloxone was administered by officers. The subject was loaded into the ambulance by first aid and shortly thereafter he began to regain consciousness. A search of the vehicle produced a small glass pipe that had a burnt edge. In accordance with John’s Law, the motor vehicle that the subject operated was towed from the scene. During the course of PO Deblasi’s investigation, the subject admitted to a mix of prescription drugs and heroin. A blood warrant was sought due to subject’s refusal to cooperate, which was attained by PO Chesney.

Subject was subsequently charged with DWI and other numerous MV summonses as well as criminally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as well as Operating a Motor Vehicle during period of license suspension. Subject was later released to a responsible party with a pending court date.