Arrest Made in Utility Theft

On November 5th at 8:00pm Barnegat Police communications officers observed suspicious activity near an electrical meter at a Lexington Blvd address. The communications officers were inside the Barnegat Police Department Communications Center monitoring video from security cameras mounted in the Lexington Blvd area when they observed a female subject appearing to tamper with an electrical meter while another female subject held a surfboard in a manner that appeared to be an attempt to block the view from the security cameras. The communications officers notified Ptl. Nicholas Dapuzzo.
Ptl. Dapuzzo was able to review the video and positively identify the subject tampering with the meter as Annmarie Locke, 29, of Barnegat. Ptl. Dapuzzo responded to Locke’s Lexington Blvd residence and placed her under arrest after determining that she had tampered with the electric meter to restore her electric service which had been turned off by Jersey Central Power and Light.
Locke was charged with theft of services and criminal mischief. She was processed and released pending a court date.

DWI Arrests

On November 7th at 8:12pm K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Shawn Theno, 24, of New Gretna for DWI after stopping Theno’s car on Route 9 near West Bay Avenue for failing to observe a red traffic signal. Theno’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. Theno was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended drivers license, and failure to observe a traffic control device.
On November 8th at 8:38pm Patrolman Anthony Carlo arrested Vincent Lioudis, 18, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to a single car motor vehicle crash on Rockrimmon Boulevard. Once on scene the officer determined that Lioudis had failed to negotiate a turn and had struck a dumpster. Lioudis was uninjured. His vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. He was processed and released with summonses for DWI  and reckless driving.
On November 8th at 3:17am K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested William Yates, 48, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping Yates’s vehicle on Ravenwood Blvd for failing to maintain lane of travel. Yates’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. He was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane.

Warrant Arrests

On October 30th at 1:09pm Patrolman Andrew Parsley arrested Ann Marie Locke, 29, of Barnegat on $750 dollars in outstanding warrants out of Stafford and Ocean Townships. Ptl. Parsley observed Locke walking on Lexington Blvd while patrolling the area. Locke was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
On October 30th at 11:27am Patrolman Andrew Parsley arrested Dennis Roberts, 28, of Barnegat on a $501 dollar warrant out of Manchester Township. Ptl. Parsley was on patrol when he observed Roberts walking down West Bay Ave. Roberts was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.

DWI Arrests

On October 17th at 11:08pm Patrolman Alex Hoffman arrested Jacquelin Popinko, 32, of Stewartsville for DWI after stopping her car on West Bay Avenue for failing to maintain lane of travel. Popinko’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. She was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to produce registration, and failure to produce insurance.
On October 24th at 11:01pm Patrolman Thomas Behrens arrested Paul Taurgrasso, 37, of Barnegat for DWI after contacting Taurgrasso on the shoulder of Lowershore Rd. Taurgrasso’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. He was processed and released with summonses for DWI, refusal to submit breath samples, and reckless driving.
On October 25th at 9:15pm Patrolman Timothy Bradshaw arrested Mark Sacaloff, 40, of Ocean for DWI after stopping Sacaloff’s vehicle on Route 9 for failing to maintain lane of travel. Sacaloff’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. Sacaloff was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and maintenance of lamps. 
 
On October 25th at 3:13am K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Vishesh Nath, 19, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping Nath’s vehicle on Gunning River Road after a random license plate check showed Nath’s registration was suspended. Nath’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. Nath was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and underage possession of alcohol. 
 
On November 1st at 11:58pm Patrolman Brian Weber arrested Scott Wallace, 42, of Manahawkin for DWI after stopping Wallace’s vehicle on Barnegat Blvd for failing to maintain lane of travel. Wallace’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. Wallace was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and failure to maintain lane. 

Weapons Arrest

On October 25th at 8:52pm, Patrolman Alex Hoffman arrested Charles Jordan 4th, 18, of Tuckerton, NJ for possession of a switchblade knife and possession of alcoholic beverages.
Ptl. Hoffman had responded to the wooded area of Ocean Acres in response to a report of a bonfire and party with underage drinking. Ptl. Hoffman along with other Barnegat officers located the bonfire and several subjects. Jordan was arrested after the investigation on scene revealed that he was in possession of alcohol and a switchblade knife.
Jordan was processed and released pending a court date.

Warrant Arrest

On October 21st at 10:48pm Patrolman Nicholas Dapuzzo arrested Joseph Fattaruso Jr., 61, of Manchester on an outstanding $500 contempt of court warrant out of Englishtown, NJ.
Ptl. Dapuzzo ran a random plate inquiry on Fattaruso Jr’s vehicle registration via his patrol unit’s mobile computer which returned a hit for the outstanding warrant. Fattaruso Jr. was lodged in the Monmouth County Jail in default of bail.

DWI Arrest

On October 19th at 2:02am, Sgt. Jason Carroll arrested Frank Derosa 3rd, 31, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping his vehicle for speeding. Derosa’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law.
Derosa was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and speeding.

Officers Pull Female Off of Parkway Overpass in Apparent Suicide Attempt

On October 6th at 3:45pm, the Barnegat Police Department received numerous emergency calls from citizens and motorists reporting that a female subject had walked out onto the Garden State Parkway overpass on West Bay Avenue and was on the ledge on the outside of the fence hanging over the parkway.
Multiple officers arrived on location within one minute of the call being dispatched. The officers observed that a female subject had walked out onto the ledge of the overpass outside of the fence and was standing on the narrow ledge over the parkway, clinging to the fence.
Ptl. Alex Hoffman, Ptl. Tim Bradshaw, Ptl. Brett Taylor, and recent academy graduates Ptl. Kyle Cranmer and Ptl. Anthony Carlo controlled traffic on the overpass and initiated a dialogue with the female (later determined to be a juvenile) from the roadway side of the fence. At the same time, Sergeant Jeff Ryan stopped the northbound traffic on the Garden State Parkway from traveling under the overpass.
While the juvenile was distracted by the other officers, Ptl. Andrew Parsley and Ptl. Bryan Nogowski stepped undetected onto the outside portion of the overpass where they were able to grab the juvenile and forcibly pulled her off of the ledge (despite her resistance) before she could fall or jump.
The juvenile was uninjured and was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for evaluation.
Ptl. Parsley, Ptl. Nogowski, and Ptl. Taylor had finished their shifts and were leaving for the day, but upon hearing the call dispatched responded to the scene due to their close proximity and the nature of the call.

DWI Arrests

On September 16th at 1:15pm Patrolman Jim Purcell arrested Joseph Wantuch III, 44, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to a report of a man crawling on the ground and climbing into a car at the Barnegat Municipal Dock.

Ptl. Purcell located the vehicle parked at the dock and found Wantuch in the vehicle. After an investigation Wantuch was placed under arrest. His vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. He was processed and released with summonses for DWI, refusal to submit breath samples, and reckless driving.
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On September 21st at 3:03am, K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Anthony Torres, 27, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping Torres’s vehicle on Gunning River Road for speeding. Torres’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. He was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and speeding.

 

MV Stop Leads to DWI, Warrant Arrest

On September 15th at 4:00am, K9 Officer Robert Armstrong arrested Monalisa Powell, 47, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to the area of the Wawa on West Bay Ave for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Ptl. Armstrong located the vehicle and determined that Powell had struck a utility pole near the parking lot and was under the influence of alcohol. A passenger in the vehicle, Joseph Garrett, 35, of Barnegat was found to have an $85,000 outstanding warrant out of the Monmouth County Sheriffs Department and was also placed under arrest.
Powell’s vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law. She was processed and released with summonses for DWI, improper backing, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.
Garrett was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
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