On November 30th at 1:17pm, Patrolman Anthony King arrested Eugene Steinhauer 3rd, 20, of Barnegat for theft after investigating the theft of a woman’s wallet from the Country Farms on West Bay Avenue.
Officers responded to the store after it was reported that a female victim had left her wallet at the counter after purchasing lottery tickets. Upon returning to the store a short time later, she discovered the wallet had been taken.
Officers reviewed the surveillance video and noticed that the suspect who took the wallet used a credit card to pay for his items. A check of the credit card purchase information revealed Steinhauer as the subject.
Officers spoke with Steinhauer at his Village Drive residence and placed him under arrest for the theft. The officers were able to recover the victim’s wallet and all of its contents (valued at $239) which they returned to her.
Steinhauer was charged with theft and was processed and released pending a court date.
On November 21st members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested David Schubiger Jr., 21, of Barnegat on drug charges after being observed during a surveillance operation.
Officers were in the area of the McDonalds on Route 9 conducting surveillance when they observed Schubiger Jr acting suspiciously. Further investigation revealed that Schubiger Jr was injecting heroin while in the bathroom of the McDonalds.
Schubiger Jr. was placed under arrest after a hypodermic syringe and quantity of heroin were recovered by the officers.
Schubiger Jr. was charged with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and obstructing the administration of law. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $15,000 bail.
On December 3rd at 5pm, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Valarie Saunders, 34, and Joshua Saunders, 30, both of Toms River on drug charges.
The officers were in the area of the Barnegat Food Mart on Route 9 when they observed both Saunders snorting a white powder while sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot.
Officers made contact with the subjects and recovered 117 alprazolam pills, 98 endocet pills, and 52 oxycodone pills. The 267 pills have a combined street value of $2,300.
In addition, officers discovered that Joshua had $71,298 in outstanding child support warrants.
Valarie Saunders was charged with possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute, distribution of oxycodone, possession of alprazolam (all 3rd degree) and possesion of drug paraphernalia and was processed and released pending a court date.
Joshua Sanders was charged with possession of oxycodone and possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail on the child support warrants.
On December 4th at 4:35pm, Barnegat officers responded to 62 Pacific Avenue for a report of a man trapped under an overturned tractor.
Upon arrival officers found Donald Lacey, 55, of Waretown pinned under an overturned Kubota tractor. Lacey had been working on a septic system at the address when the tractor he was operating overturned.
Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene and utilized airbags to lift the tractor and extricate Lacey. Lacey was treated by members of the Barnegat Volunteer First Aid Squad and transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center with injuries to his left ankle.
On November 11th at 2:35pm, Patrolman Chris Steins arrested James Oblinger Jr., 32, of Barnegat for theft in connection with the theft of copper from a Barnegat Business.
Ptl. Steins had responded earlier in the day to The Gold Duster on East Bay Avenue for a report of copper. Upon arrival, Ptl. Steins learned that an unknown subject had disassembled and stolen five copper downspouts and 20 copper downspout clamps ($700 value) from the building.
Detective Michael Mitchell joined the investigation and discovered that Oblinger Jr. had sold the stolen copper at an area recycling facility.
Ptl. Steins was able to locate Oblinger Jr and place him under arrest. Oblinger Jr was charged with theft and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $5,000 bail.
The copper had unfortunately already been processed for recycling and could not be returned to the business owner.
On November 12th at 5:42pm, Patrolman Ed Hayes arrested Michael Alleman Jr, 25, of Little Egg Harbor for hindering apprehension as well as having nearly $15,000 in warrants.
Ptl. Hayes first had contact with Alleman Jr during an October 12th traffic stop. At that time Alleman gave Ptl. Hayes a false name and information, providing Hayes with the name, date of birth, and other identifying information of a Michael Mathis. Ptl. Hayes issued two summonses to Alleman Jr on that date in Mathis’s name.
Mathis later became aware of the incident when he discovered that summonses had been issued in his name. Mathis provided Hayes with Alleman Jr’s information as Alleman Jr had apparently used Mathis’s name in the past.
On November 12th, Ptl. Hayes was on routine patrol when he observed Alleman Jr. operating a motor vehicle on Beverly Drive. Ptl. Hayes stopped Alleman Jr’s car and placed him under arrest for hindering apprehension. Alleman Jr also had a $14,608 child support warrant out of the Ocean County Sheriffs Department and a $171 contempt of court warrant out of Barnegat.
Alleman Jr was charged with hindering apprehension and was issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
On November 13th at 8:40pm, Patrolman Robert Armstrong arrested Kelly McAmis, 53, of Barnegat for DWI after responding to the parking lot of Big Lots on Route 9 for a report of an intoxicated female sleeping in a vehicle.
Upon arrival to the parking lot, Ptl. Armstrong located McAmis’s black Chrysler Sebring in the parking lot with the headlights on and keys in the ignition. McAmis was discovered asleep in the driver’s seat.
McAmis was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Her vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law.
On November 15th at 2:25am, Patrolman Joseph Stanziano arrested Joshua Gordon, 27, of Manchester for DWI after stopping Gordon’s vehicle on Route 9 for failing to maintain lane of travel.
Gordon was processed and released with summonses for DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and failure to exhibit insurance card. His vehicle was impounded for 12 hours in accordance with John’s Law.
On November 19th at 4:36pm, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Erin Brennan, 30, of Forked River, Tara Dileo, 31, of Barnegat, and Billie Foster, 30, of Barnegat on drug charges after conducting surveillance of a Freedom Hills Drive residence.
The department had received numerous anonymous complaints of drug activity regarding the residence located at 60 Freedom Hills Drive and conducted the surveillance operation in response. During the operation a 2006 Toyota Corolla that left the residence was stopped by Barnegat officers. During the stop it was discovered that Brennan was in possession of a quantity of heroin at which time she was placed under arrest.
The investigation further led to the search of the residence at 60 Freedom Hills Drive during which officers recovered the prescription drug suboxone and $500 in proceeds from drug transactions. Foster and Dileo, who were at the residence, were placed under arrest.
Brennan was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute (both 3rd degree). Dileo was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin (all 3rd degree).
Foster was charged with possession of suboxone (3rd degree).
All three parties were processed and released pending a court date.
On November 7th at 1:05pm, Patrolman James O’Hearn arrested Christina Dentato, 30, of Toms River on a $250 outstanding warrant out of Toms River (uninsured vehicle). Ptl. O’Hearn was on a motor vehicle stop where Dentato was the driver and he placed her under arrest.
Dentato posted bail and was released.
On November 7th at 11:13am, Patrolman Bryan Nogowski arrested Corey Johnson, 19, of Barnegat on a $500 outstanding warrant out of Barnegat Township (simple assault). Ptl. Nogowski was investigating a disturbance on Highland Drive when he observed Johnson and placed him under arrest.
Johnson posted bail and was released.
On November 4th at 8:36pm, Patrolman Robert Armstrong arrested Katharine Hoholick, 24, of Barnegat on $2000 in outstanding warrants out of Sayreville Township (possession of a hypodermic syringe) and Stafford Township (careless driving). Ptl. Armstrong was investigating an unrelated suspicious person call when he observed Hoholick and placed her under arrest.
Hoholick was lodged in the Middlesex County Jail in default of bail.
On November 2nd at 7:19pm, Patrolman Richard Car arrested Michael Hudson, 26, of Seaside Heights on $3000 in outstanding warrants out of Lakewood Township (simple assault) and Phillipsburg Township (local ordinance violation). Ptl. Carr was investigating a suspicious person call when he observed Hudson and placed him under arrest.
Hudson was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.