The Lakewood Police Department’s Weekly Blotter


November 21, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., Officers Joseph Soriano and Jeffrey Emmons were in the area of 2nd Street and observed Pasqual Luna-Flores, 55, from Lakewood, N.J. from previous encounters. Dispatch confirmed active warrants and Luna-Flores was subsequently arrested.


On November 17, 2023, at 2 p.m., Detective Alex Guzman jr. and the other Street Crimes Unit members were in the area of 200 1st. Street and conducted a pedestrian stop, Steve Veloso, 43, from Whiting, N.J., and Margaret M. Blackwell, 38, from Whiting, N.J. were arrested for CDS-related offenses and charged with the following: Wandering Procuring, and Possession/Use of Drug Para.

Officers, Leticia Diaz, Michael Mooney Jr., Jeffrey Emmons, and Joseph Soriano assisted in the investigation.


On November 26, 2023, at 5 a.m., Officer Michael Sheehan responded to a hit-and-run crash involving a motor vehicle in the vicinity of Laurel Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer noticed a vehicle with significant front-end damage, and evidence found at the site matched the suspect vehicle. Officer Richard Uriarte conducted a canvass of the Pearl Street area and observed Guillermo Alvarez-Morales, a 52-year-old resident of Lakewood, NJ, with an open container next to the suspect vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Alvarez-Morales was the driver responsible for the crash. He was subsequently arrested and charged with the following offenses: DWI, Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the scene of the accident among other related charges.

Officers Julian Guzman, Adam Bylsma, and Daniel Hourigan assisted in the investigation.


December 3, 2023, at 11;30 p.m., Officer Daniel Hourigan responded to a shoplifting incident at 7-Eleven. After reviewing the video footage, he described the suspect to Officer Joseph Mandelbaum, who was canvassing the area. Officer Mandelbaum located a man who matched the description and was eating the stolen items. The suspect, identified as Shane Johnson, 45, from Orange, NJ, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. During a search incident to arrest, CDS paraphernalia was found in his possession, and charged accordingly.

Officers Bryan Vega and Jacob Matthews assisted in the investigation.

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