Lacey Township Police Blotter: Here’s What’s Happening

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Lacey Township Police Department has issued the following police blotter reports for events that took place in the past few days.

Shoplifting – On Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 12:13 p.m., Officers Tamburro and Carver responded to Walmart, 580 Route 9, for a reported shoplifting.  The store employee advised officers that they had observed a female fail to ring up a number of items while at the self-checkout, then attempt to leave the store without paying for them. The stolen items were valued at $38.94.  Officers met with the suspect, Dana Pearse, 35, of Barnegat, and placed her under arrest.  Dana was transported to police headquarters, charged with Shoplifting, and released on a summons pending a future court appearance.

Criminal Mischief – On Monday, September 12, 2022, at 7:45 a.m., Officers Tamburro and Carver responded to a business on South Main Street for a report of criminal mischief.  Upon their arrival, an employee advised that someone had damaged the business’ fence sometime within the past week.  The value of the damage was estimated at $3,750.00.

Warrant Arrest – On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 5:11 p.m., Officer Hutman and Special Officer Lepeshko responded to Wawa, Route 9 South, for a report of a female harassing customers for money.  Upon their arrival, officers made contact with the female, Amy Haas, 48, of Bayville.  Amy was found to have an outstanding warrant originating out of the South Toms River Municipal Court.  Amy was arrested, transported to police headquarters, and later released on her own recognizance, pending a future court appearance.

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Warrant Arrest – On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 11:48 p.m., Officers responded to the Lacey Inn to serve an arrest warrant on a guest that was staying at the motel.  Upon their arrival, officers made contact with Michelle Moser, 39, of Toms River.  Michelle was found to have an outstanding warrant originating out of the Toms River Municipal Court.  Michelle was arrested and transported to police headquarters, and later turned over to the Toms River Police Department, without incident.

Criminal Mischief – On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 4:14 a.m., Officer Hyle responded to a Laurel Boulevard residence for a report of criminal mischief.  Upon his arrival, Officer Hyle met with the complainant, who advised that someone had damaged their vehicle within the past 12 hours.  The value of the damage was estimated at $800.00.