Lacey Woman Extricated from Car After Striking Trees

Police blotter from the past week

A Forked River woman was served several summonses after she allegedly struck trees on a local yard with a motor vehicle.

Police responded to Sylvania Place at 1 a.m. where Leah Kern, 47, allegedly truck two trees in a yard.

The 2003 Chevrolet Kern was driving sustained heavy damage, police said.

Kern was extricated by the Forked River Fire Department and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment, police said. She has since been released.

Kern was charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane and reckless driving.

Lt. James Veltri provided the following information: 

Dec. 31
Police responded to Walmart on report of a male and female adult couple shoplifting at 5 p.m. Christine Lotti, 46, of Toms River was charged with one count of shoplifting. She allegedly attempted to steal $220 worth of merchandise. She was processed and released.

David McIntyre, 45, of Toms River was also charged with shoplifting. He allegedly attempted to steal $143 of merchandise. He also had an outstanding warrant of $526 by Brick Court. He posted bail and was released. 

Dec. 31
A resident of Walmart Drive in Lanoka Harbor reported someone stole a $100 gift card for Walmart from the home. There was no forced entry. 

Dec. 31
A resident of Nautilus Boulevard reported that a tire on the passenger side of a car was slashed. Damage was estimated at $100. 

Dec. 30
Police made a motor vehicle stop for failure to maintain lane at 6:40 p.m. Christopher Wachtler, 30, of Forked River was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. 

Dec. 30
It was reported that two windows on the side of a Lacey Road food establishment were damaged. Each window is approximately $500 to repair. 

Dec. 28
A local contractor who parked a vehicle at the Lacey Township municipal truck lot reported that the truck suffered damage. Police determined that someone threw rocks at the vehicle, which sustained a broken door window and multiple chips to paint. A tire compressor valued at $50 was stolen.

Kelley January 05, 2013 at 06:08 PM
PoliticsInLacey, I didn't hear about that. Was the cops son drunk? Who dropped a kid off at Wawa who had a brain bleed? That's a serious allegation and should be investigated Elaine!!!! If it is untrue, than the above poster should be banned from the Patch.
John Walton January 06, 2013 at 03:41 AM
I think you're Tea tarded Piney Boy.
Piney Boy January 06, 2013 at 03:59 AM
Yeahhhhhh I'm the one that doesn't make sense. Of course the average person that steal make up wouldn't rob your house but what about the 80%? They are drug addicts. You think they would just stop? Wake up! I was also thinking about that whole police chief telling them they can't call the police. I'm thinking that wouldn't be legal. I'm not sure but I think anyone and everyone is free to call law enforcement if they have a problem. There's really nothing they could do besides answer the call. I don't know though. We need more police though. I agree. The drugs are as bad as they ever been comparing 2003 to 2012 isn't even fair. The drug problem here now is 10 fold. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Lock your doors, buy a gun, get a dog because if it continues not even the police are going to keep you safe. They will be robbing us, breaking into our homes, breaking into our cars. Instead of complaining on this little page lets start complaining to the council and to whoever else could make a difference. WE NEED MORE POLICE OFFICERS I didn't hear about the accident claim but if someone refuses medical treatment that's no ones fault. I'd like to hear more about this. It's probably no where near true but you never know.
Denis January 07, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Ronald Fletcher Stephenen...WHY THE STUPID CAPS ALL THE TIME ???
JOHNNY Done it January 08, 2013 at 05:09 AM
DIDNT You hear crime is down in Lacey LOL


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