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Police: Woman Avoided Arrest by Hiding Under Clothing in Closet

A 30-year-old Barnegat woman wanted on multiple warrants ultimately charged with resisting arrest

Police arrested a township woman on multiple outstanding warrants this week after finding her hiding from officers in a closet.

Joann Landi, 30, was wanted on $1,250 in outstanding warrants out of Barnegat, Stafford and Little Egg Harbor townships, said Lt. Keith Germain of the Barnegat Township Police Department in a press release.

On Tuesday, police found Landi in her home on Deck Street off Georgetown Boulevard, where she was attempting to hide from arresting officers under a pile of clothing in a bedroom closet, said Germain. After she was caught, Landi struggled with police and was charged with resisting arrest, Germain said.

Landi was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $3,750 bail.

someone January 26, 2012 at 07:03 PM
that is funny dumb
someone January 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
i know pep on 2 of the streets that you have named and no arrest/heroin/wtf files i bet you live in a glass house so dont cast stones
Anita Break January 27, 2012 at 01:27 PM
@dave, It's not just nautical name streets. What about in the so called "better parts of town" like Spruce Circle the street where the biggest drug ring in Barnegat lives and the streets west of the parkway? Don't forget those good busts. Its everywhere and Barnegat is no different than anywhere else in the USA. It is funny how she hid under clothes to avoid arrest...could have been a COPS episode.
Bob Wise January 27, 2012 at 10:48 PM
You forget, this is Barnegat. Crime only happens in a very small section of town where we don't live (and West Barnegat is a paradise). Now go back to feeling good about yourself.
Kimberly Lally January 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
some of us truly love our town. I am proud to say I live in Barnegat. Is it perfect...no but if you think you can find a place that is you're crazy. We have our problems just like everyone else. But all in all we do have a wonderful little town filled with caring people who have come together when one of us is in need.
Bob Wise January 28, 2012 at 03:44 PM
dave is right. This town "coulve been great", but it's not. When people start telling the truth about it it can get better. Crime is all over (not in just one area). dave is right on mark about the downtown and the lighthouse development. Lighthouse is a joke. Just another soon to be empty strip mall like the others. It's just going to be a rest stop off the parkway for others as "West Barnegat" was sold a pack of lies. Barnegat needs less cheerleaders and more truthful criticism. Good job dave.
Kimberly Lally January 28, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Gentlemen you are entitled to your opinions and if you are that unhappy then (Dave) you are doing the right thing by leaving. I do understand there is always room for improvement. This stands true for every town. But, looking at the big picture, I love it here. And Bob...just because I do not agree with you and do not feel like adding to the criticism does not make me a cheerleader (I sure do wish I was still young enough to be one lol ) Just as I respect your right to add to the criticism all I ask is that you respect my right not to.
Bob Wise January 28, 2012 at 04:48 PM
What do you do when you see a little kid getting picked on? What do you do when you see an old lady down the street being taxed beyond her means? You do something about it. If you can't do something directly to help, you tell someone about it. That's the problem in Barnegat, anyone who speaks out about anything in town is attacked, shouted down, banned, told if you don't like it leave. That's the way it has always been and look at the results.... best place to live in Ocean County??? no. If our leadership was good they could handle ANY criticism. (like our BOE just did) If you love something, you don't keep your mouth shut when it is not being taken care of. Everyone has the right to say nothing or say something. The little kid and the old lady are better off when that one person has the courage to say something.
Kimberly Lally January 28, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I sincerely hope you are not saying I was attacking you because I disagree. Not everyone tries to better their town the same way. I choose to volunteer my time to the children of this town. Mr. "Wise" may I ask you a question. Are you willing to put your name on the ballot, run in the election and sit at that table in town hall. Are you strong enough to put yourself out there and REALLY make a difference. It is so very easy to sit behind your computer and type away. With all due respect, sir if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem. Criticism of public officials is not the solution.
Bob Wise January 28, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Not at all Ms. Lally, you never attacked me, but you did say some of the cliches that have hurt our town (my opinion remember). Have the real courage to question your leadership publicly and good leadership will shine (like our current BOE). Don't tell people to move out when you can't dispute the truth about your town. I love this one, "It is so very easy to sit behind your computer and type away" Really? then dispute the facts that are put out and don't take the easy way out by saying nothing as people around you suffer. Finally, the big one. "put your name on the ballot". This town like many is run by a one party, county boss system. A good man who is a Republican can never get on the ballot without either bowing down to the machine or being destroyed by their massive money (in negative attacks). The only thing we can do is hold public officials accountable, by speaking out. The good ones like our current BOE welcome this. The GOP machine that runs our Twp. do not. With all due respect to you Ms. Lally it is your thinking that is the problem. Holding leaders accountable with critical thinking is not only the solution, it's the American way.
Kimberly Lally January 29, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Bob, I understand what you are saying and I honestly did not mean my comment about "moving out" to come out that way. I did not mean, if you don't like it move. Lets see, how can I put this...I just mean if you are unhappy where you live then you should leave. I did not mean that people should not try to change things. But just complaining really does not change much. My original comment was just saying that I honestly do love Barnegat. Does that mean I think all is peaches and cream here...not at all. I completely agree with you when it comes to elections. Back in April I did speak out both in letters to the editor and on this web site as well. I have spoken up at township meetings (not recently) and I have left the Barnegat Republican Club for several reasons one being that I do not agree with the way people are chosen to represent my party on the ballot. I hate negative campaigning and have spoken out about it and I know first hand how horrible it can be to run in an election. But real change can only come when new people are sitting at that table in town hall. There should be term limits for every single elected position.
Bob Wise January 30, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Ms. Lally, I am sure you did not mean to say anything bad at all. I would have just said (and I will) Dave, Barnegat needs more people like you, You have the courage to speak the truth and you leaving will be a loss to our town. I don't think that telling the truth is "complaining". Crime is bad, the building of empty strip mall after empty strip mall is not smart development. Everything Dave said is true. Good leadership wants to hear the truth so they can do something about it. Bad leadership calls it complaining, or uses one the cliches I mentioned. This is done to not address the real problems of this town, but to attack anyone who dares to speak against those in power. You know as well as I that it takes courage to speak out in Barnegat. I respect you and you should speak more. Criticism of public officials and the status quo is historically the cornerstone of change. I look forward to hearing your views on the issues.
Kimberly Lally January 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Well Bob you sure do make some very good points that I really can not argue with. I guess I will just have to admit that on some levels perhaps I am wrong. I do not understand why more strip malls are built when there are plenty of open spaces in existing ones. I do not think a member of the public should be chastised just for speaking out. I do believe if you are willing to sit in an elected position then you should be willing to take the criticism as well as the praise. I think I just get a bit defensive when I read negativity about Barnegat because I do believe there is more good here then bad. Have a pleasant week and I look forward to meeting up with you again somewhere on the patch :)
Bob Wise January 30, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thank you. It was nice talking to you. Here's to an even better Barnegat in the future.
jennifer buck March 12, 2012 at 08:49 PM
yeah same with the streets in oa...drug addicts on beach and nautilus..sandy circle...oh wait oa is all nautical names thats why so many drugs right under peoples noses...crazy

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