Man Charged With Shooting Fireworks From Stolen Boat

(Photo courtesy of The Lacey Reporter/Gavin Rozzi)

  LACEY – A man was charged with lighting off fireworks from a township boat in a lake, and damaging property nearby.

  James C. DeCarlo, 28, of Seaside Park, was charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Unlawful Taking of Means of Conveyance.

  Police responded to the WIBIT floating playground at Lake Barnegat at 6:30 p.m. on August 27 for a report of a man shooting off fireworks from a boat in the lake.

  Officers said that DeCarlo had cut a township boat free, damaging property in the process. He had also spray painted graffiti on the restrooms there and on a fence at the Wawa on Route 9 in Forked River.