On April 13th at 6pm, Patrolman Thomas Behrens arrested Kimberly Jordan, 42, of Toms River on an $18,137 child support warrant issued by the Ocean County Sheriffs Department.
Ptl. Behrens had stopped the vehicle in which Jordan was a passenger on Lighthouse Drive for a maintenance of lamps violation. Jordan was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
On April 9th at 2pm members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Angela Woerner, 28, of Barnegat on multiple charges.
Detectives noticed Woerner in the parking lot of the CVS on West Bay Avenue and knew her to have outstanding warrants. During the courser of their contact with Woerner they found her to be in possession of heroin and marijuana. When the detectives attempted to place Woerner under arrest, she resisted arrest and unsuccessfully attempted to spit on the officers. She also repeatedly exposed her genitalia to the detectives.
Woerner was charged with possession of heroin (3rd degree), resisting arrest (3rd degree), lewdness, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $40,000 bail.
On April 1st at 12:11pm, Patrolman Nicholas Venuto arrested Carolyn Kenney, 38, of Barnegat for possession of heroin. Ptl. Venuto had been in the area of Tiller Dr when he observed Kenney walking. Ptl. Venuto had prior knowledge that Kenney had numerous outstanding warrants out of Robbinville, Port Republic, and Barnegat totaling $3,000 dollars. Ptl. Venuto made contact with Kenney and placed her under arrest.
During the course of the arrest Kenney was found to be in possession of eight individual wax folds of heroin. Kenney was subsequently charged with possession of heroin. She was processed and lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $15,000 bail on the heroin charge and $3,000 from the outstanding warrants.
Over the course of six days from March 26th through April 1st, Detective William Hetrick arrested three subjects in connection with five burglaries (and the sale of stolen property) that were committed within Barnegat Township. The burglaries, which occurred between February 12th and March 24th, were committed at residences on Bilge Avenue, Ida Court, Starboard Avenue, and Gunning River Road.
Arrested were Jason Cranmer, 30, of Manahawkin, James Episale, 71, of Manahawkin, and Charles Eble 3rd, 39, of Barnegat.
The first lead in the case came when Detective Hetrick determined that a Tag Heuer watch sold at an area business had been stolen in one of the burglaries. As the investigation was continuing, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Eble during an unrelated drug investigation and found him to be in possession of a diamond tennis bracelet which had been stolen from one of the burglarized homes. Episale was then developed as a fencing suspect as the investigation continued.
Cranmer was arrested on March 26th and was charged with burglary and theft. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $15,000 bail.
Episale was arrested on March 27th and was charged with fencing (3rd degree). He was processed and released pending a court date.
Eble, who was already incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail on drug charges stemming from his arrest by the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit, was charged on April 1st with 4 counts of burglary, 2 counts of 3rd degree theft, 1 count of 4th degree theft, 2 counts of criminal mischief, and receiving stolen property. An additional $42,500 bail was placed on Eble for the listed charges and he remained lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
No additional stolen property was recovered.
On March 18th at 2:15pm, Patrolman Michael Moore arrested Micheal Jackson, 28, of Little Egg Harbor for theft.
Officers had responded to the 7-11 on March 10th for a report of a stolen cell phone. The victim of the theft had inadvertently left her cell phone on the coffee counter of the store prior to paying for her merchandise and walking out of the store. Upon realizing that her phone was missing, she walked back into the store and looked for her phone but did not see it anywhere.
Officers checked store security camera footage and observed a male subject remove the phone from the counter and place it in his pocket. The footage further showed the male leaving the area in a vehicle. The officers were able to obtain the license plate number of the vehicle from the video.
As the investigation continued officers were able to identify Jackson as a suspect. Jackson was contacted and turned himself in at police headquarters. The cell phone was recovered and returned to the victim.
Jackson was charged with theft and was released pending a court date.
On March 25th at 4:07pm, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Charles Eble 3rd, 39, Valerian Zieniewicz, 80, and Bethany Park, 34, all of Barnegat on drug charges.
Narcotics detectives were in the area of 21 South Main St when they observed Eble who they knew to have $4,500 in outstanding warrants out of several different jurisdictions. The detectives made contact with Eble and discovered that he was in possession of 46 wax paper folds of heroin. Detectives then made contact with Park and Zieniewicz at the same location. After conducting an investigation they determined that Zieniewicz had purchased heroin from Eble which he then distributed to Park.
All three subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the police station where they were processed.
Zieniewicz was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, distribution of heroin (all 3rd degree), and wandering to obtain CDS.
Bethany Park was charged with wandering to obtain CDS.
Both Zieniewicz and Park were released pending a court date.
Charles Eble 3rd was charged with 2 counts of possession of heroin, 2 counts of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and 1 count of distribution of heroin (all 3rd degree). He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $50,000 bail in addition to the $4,500 in outstanding warrants.
Zieniewics 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe was seized pending forfeiture as the investigation revealed it was used in the commission of a crime.
On March 22nd at 9:35am Patrolman Bryan Nogowski arrested Juan Reyes, 46, of Toms River on an outstanding $29,770 child support warrant issued by the Ocean County Sheriffs Department. Ptl. Nogowski was at the Atlantic Heights apartments on a disturbance call when a records check revealed the warrant. Reyes was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
On March 22nd at 5:53pm Patrolman Thomas Behrens arrested Michael McCall, 42, of Barnegat on $1,000 in outstanding warrants out of Barnegat and Lacey municipal courts. Ptl. Behrens came into contact with McCall during a motor vehicle stop. McCall was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
On March 16th at 2:18am, K-9 officer Robert Armstrong arrested Anthony Guidice, 23, of Waretown for DWI after stopping Guidice’s car on Route 9 for failing to maintain lane of travel.
Guidice’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. Guidice was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to exhibit registration, and failure to exhibit insurance card.
On March 23rd at 1:43am, K-9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Michael Toye 2nd, 23, of Waretown for DWI after stopping Toye’s car on Lighthouse Drive. Officer Armstrong had run a random inquiry on Toye’s license plate which revealed that Toye’s vehcile was unregistered.
Toye’s vehicle was impounded for being unregistered and in accordance with John’s Law. Toyes was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and unregistered vehicle.
On March 8th at 3:45pm, Ptl. Christopher Ebert arrested William Horstmann, 52, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to a report of a male subject driving intoxicated.
Ptl. Ebert had been advised that a caller reported via 911 that a male subject had been consuming alcoholic beverages at the Barnegat Dock and had appeared to be intoxicated before entering a green 1995 Jeep Cherokee and driving from the area.
Ptl. Ebert located the Jeep on West Bay Avenue and was able to stop the vehicle on Ocean Avenue.
As a result of the stop Horstmann was placed under arrest for DWI. Horstmann’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law.
Horstmann was processed and released with summonses for DWI and reckless driving.
On March 17th at 3pm, Patrolman Nicholas Venuto arrested Joseph Sly, 25, of Whiting on drug charges. Ptl. Venuto was at the Burger King located on West Bay Avenue on an unrelated call when he observed Sly enter the bathroom with another male subject. Sly left moments later without ordering any food.
Ptl. Venuto made contact with Sly outside the building and after a conversation and investigation determined that Sly was in possession of heroin. Ptl. Venuto recovered four wax paper folds of heroin and took Sly into custody.
Sly was charged with possession of heroin and was processed and released pending a court date.