On 5/30/11 at 10:12pm Ptl. Behrens stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain the lane of travel on Rt. 9. The operator, Linda Layer, 46, of Barnegat, was arrested during the encounter for an outstanding contempt of court arrest warrant out of Tinton Falls in the amount of 106.00. During the arrest quantities of narcotics were found in Layers possession. Layer was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Xanax with bail set at 20,000.00. Layer was unable to post bail and lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
on 5/31/11 at 9:37pm Ptl. Nicholas Dapuzzo arrested and charged Melanie Ferguson, 23, of Barnegat with Shoplifting from the Rite Aid Pharmacy located on W. Bay Ave. Ferguson concealed cough medicine, cosmetics, and honey totaling 142.15 in a bag and attempted to leave the establishment. Ferguson was processed and released on a Complaint Summons.
On 5/28/11 Ptl. Gregory Martinez arrested and charged Holly Mull, 21, of Old Bridge for Possession of Xanax, Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after discovering the contraband in Mulls possession. Mull was the passenger of a vehicle that was stopped, for speeding, on Barnegat Blvd. at 12:16am.
On 5/28/11 at 11:33pm Ptl. Gregory Martinez arrested a 17 year old Mystic Island male for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia during an investigation of suspicious activity at the WaWa on Rt. 9. The juvenile was released to his parents after being charged with Possession of Marijuana Under 50 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On 5/27/11 Detective Michael Mitchell charged Jennifer Bergstrom, 42, of Barnegat with Shoplifting. Detective Mitchell identified Bergstrom from surveillance footage capturing Bergstrom stealing a cigarette lighter from Tobacco Road, on 5/21/11, located on East Bay Ave. The lighter was valued at 30.00.
On 5/24/11 Ptl. Robert Armstrong arrested Nicole Rigaldi, 19, of Barnegat and Vanessa Reigota, 19, of Barnegat for possessing false identification. Ptl. Armstrong stopped the vehicle Rinaldi was operating, on Barnegat Blvd. North, because it was involved in a hit and run accident in Lacey Twp. Rinaldi and Reigota were charged with Possession of False Identification and released on a Complaint Summons.
On 5/25/11 Ptl. Nicholas Dapuzzo arrested Joseph Barton 3rd, 46, of Barnegat on an outstanding contempt of court warrant out of Lakewood in the amount of 2,500.00. Barton 3rd was unable to post bail and was released to the custody of Lakewood Police for disposition.
On 5/26/11 at 9:10pm Ptl. Robert Armstrong arrested Robert Brower, 46, of Barnegat for hindering his own apprehension during the investigation of a disorderly person on Gunning River Rd. Brower supplied police with a false name and birth date in order to prevent police from discovering he had active arrest warrants out of Little Egg Harbor. Brower was charged with Hindering Apprehension with bail set at 1,500.00 and the warrants totaled 1,000.00. Brower was unable to post bail and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
On 5/27/11 at 1:01am Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan arrested Jennifer Lynn Rogers, 19, of Barnegat for DWI after stopping the vehicle rogers was operating, for failing to stop at a stop sign, at Nautilus and Schooner Ave. Rogers was released after being charged with DWI, Reckless Driving, Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, Failing to Signal a Turn, and Failing to Produce Insurance Card.