DV Assault/False Imprisonment/DUI
On July, 3 at approximately 9am, Officers were dispatched to the area of West County Line Road and Hope Chapel Road for a report of an active dispute. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Steven Butler (42 years from Lakewood) for Domestic Simple Assault and False Imprisonment as well as Driving while Intoxicated, Refusal of Breath Testing and Reckless Driving.
The investigation was handled by Officer D. Mcavoy
DUI/Agg Assault on Police Officer
On 7/6/22 at approximately 1030pm, Officers were dispatched to the area of Brook Rd & E County Line Rd for a motor vehicle accident without injuries. As a result of their investigation at the scene, Officers suspected one of the drivers of being under the influence. Tia Merrill (25 years old from Brick) was arrested and charged with Driving while Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. During the booking process its alleged that Merrill became uncooperative and refused to enter the holding cell. After being placed in the cell, it is alleged that Merrill spat on Officer Laird. Merrill was also charged with Obstruction and Agg Assault on a Police Officer.
The investigation was handled by Officers Laird, Cusanelli and Sgt. Marzocca.
Detectives assigned to the Street Crimes Unit observed a passenger of a Nissan Pathfinder engaged in what they felt was drug activity. After observing a traffic violation, a motor vehicle stop was conducted on the Nissan. As a result of the MV stop, Luis Rojas-Ramos and Blanca Mota were placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession with the Intent to Distribute. A five year old child was sleeping in the backseat throughout the MV stop. The child’s parent responded to the scene to pick up the child and DCP&P was notified. Luis and Blanca were charged and released on summonses. Several MV summonses were issued to both defendants.
The Lakewood Police Department is currently participating in the Traffic Enforcement Grant on Route 528 in an effort to reduce the amount of crashes along that road. During the past 2 days, a total of 40 summonses were issued by Officers working the detail. This is an ongoing enforcement detail so please drive safely.