Senior Citizen Charged in Hit and Run

Police blotter from the last week

A Forked River senior citizen was charged with drunken driving after a hit and run motor vehicle accident, police said.

Police responded to an accident at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 7 at Lacey Road and Manchester Avenue.

One of the involved vehicles was located on Lakeside Drive near Deerhead. Robert Nowalk, 82, of Forked River was arrested and charged with DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and improper turn. 

Jan. 6
Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at 2:30 a.m. on Route 9 near Taylor Lane. A 2007 Chevy pickup truck struck a utility pole and fled the scene. Michael Turek, 49, of Pennsylvania was charged with failure to report a motor vehicle accident, not wearing a seatbelt and failure to maintain lane. 

Jan. 6
Items were stolen from a home under construction on Penguin Court in Forked River. A detailed list of stolen items is not yet available. 

Jan. 5
Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Ashley Morales, 23, of Bayville at 1:30 a.m. Morales was traveling south on Route 9 near Oak Street. She was allegedly traveling northbound, partially in the wrong lane. She was charged with DWI, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane. 

Jan. 5
Raymond Sleeper, 27, of Forked River was arrested on an outstanding Lacey Township warrant of $1,000. He was unable to post bail and was transported to jail.

wharfrat January 10, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I want to know how Ashley Morales was travelling southbound and allegedly travelling northbound at the same time.
Shutupcrybabys January 10, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Traveling southbound while in the north bound lane. Duh
Truth January 10, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Just click the ad and then hit back. Worked for me.
Tom Messina March 17, 2013 at 01:56 AM
michael turik ran into a pole drunk at 2 30 am and took off and the best lacey pd could figure out was he wasnt wearing a seat belt? . this only encourages people to get out of there when they ram into something . better a $50 seat belt fine than $5,000 for a dwi


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