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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.

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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