Police & Fire

October 8, 2019

BARNEGAT, NJ – The sign outside Municipal Hall serves as a grim reminder that October 2, 2019 was the end of watch for Patrolman Alex Hoffman. This morning, friends and family gather together for his funeral service. The Barnegat Police Department will be out in full force to remember their lost ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – In an ideal world, there would be no need to create a day reminding drivers to use their brakes to avoid fatalities. However, as Mayor Al Cirulli proclaimed October 10, 2019, as “Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day,” reality set in. “Across the nation, traffic crashes caused about ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Saturday October 5 at 11 a.m. meet some of your local firefighters at the Waretown Library.  Since it is Fire Prevention Week they will talk about fire safety and will give tours on one of their fire trucks. The Waretown Library is located at 112 Main Street. 

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Today the Barnegat Township Police Department announced the death of Patrolman Alex Hoffman. According to police, Hoffman was working a second job in Lakewood on Wednesday while off-duty where he suffered “a medical episode.” The release read: It is with great sadness that ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – When Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain leaves for Quantico next week, he joins a select group of 35 international law enforcement leaders. Less than one percent of all law enforcement officers globally are afforded the opportunity to attend the esteemed FBI National Academy. The ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – On Friday, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office announced the guilty plea of Kim Nguyen, 39, of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania to two counts of Robbery. Barnegat Police was integral in Nguyen’s apprehension in connection with the March 19, 2019 robbery of M&T Bank, located at 580 ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker announced today that additional charges have been brought forth against 55-year-old borough resident Thomas G. Kaiser. On Sept. 2, Kaiser was arrested and charged ...

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ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported. While vacationing in Florida on Aug. 23, Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help. Travis entered the pool, ...

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STAFFORD, NJ -  Nautilus Drive runs through both Barnegat and Stafford.  Meanwhile,  Stafford Township Police have alerted drivers to a sinkhole near its intersection with Mizzen Avenue. The roadway is currently under repair and there's no indication what caused the problem in the first place.

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NEW JERSEY – As A217 becomes effective today, New Jersey joins more than a dozen other states with red flag laws. Officially named the “Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018,” the new law adds to New Jersey’s status as the state with the second strictest gun control laws in the nation. The ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - When Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson New Jersey tells you they are one of the safest parks in the USA, they have a great example. Fright Fest in a real way was averted when quick thinking security at Six Flags Great Adventure and their partners at Jackson Police Department ...

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TUCKERTON -  A Tuckerton Borough police officer who was acquitted of official misconduct in May is hoping to get back to work in the borough.  Justin Cherry was acquitted of the charge by Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, who ruled that the state did not prove that Cherry, on the night of ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office wants to make sure local residents remain vigilant against scams that target seniors. Many Ocean County municipalities serve as home to over 55 communities. In Barnegat, Heritage Bay is the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The sound of gunshots rang out early this morning at 2:20 am in the area of Lexington Boulevard. There are no reported injuries arising from the incident. "We cannot provide specific details at this time," Barnegat Police Lieutenant Jeff Ryan. "The matter is still under active ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - Last night, our community lost a very special one of our own. Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim, was not only a successful business owner and family man, but also one who always lend a helping hand whenever someone in our community needed it.  At approximately 9:30 p.m. on ...

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OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Ocean Township Police Chief Michael  Rogalski just announced that a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, August 19th, 2019 to visit the Township's Police Department. The team of assessors plans to examine ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat's sense of community was in great spirits during the Township's first National Night Out. Despite the call for stormy weather, the sun presided over the event. Happily, the mosquitos realized their precense would deter from the evening of fun. They took their clue to stay ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Without coming out directly with the impetus for his statement, Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain wants to make one thing clear. The Barnegat Police Department is “committed to our core values which include fairness, empathy, and respect.” In a release on the Police Department’s ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN, NJ – Many Ocean Township local residents awakened to warnings of police activity in the area of Main Street and Bryant Road in Waretown. According to Chief Michael Rogalski, there is no further cause for concern. “We received a call from a resident that he was walking and came ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Waretown Fire Department received a call to the Barnegat Beach Marina with reports of a boat fire at approximately 3:30 pm this afternoon. Upon arrival, authorities found two boats fully engulfed in flames. “Our engines were able to put the fire out,” said Waretown Fire Chief ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN, NJ– As a fire began to smoke yards away from them, over 50 students sat and watched in silence. Fortunately, there was no cause for concern. Experienced Waretown firefighters set, controlled the blaze and extinguished it. The event was all part of a learning exercise for the ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - On July 31, the Ship Bottom Police Department announced that they will begin to strictly enforce stop signs after receiving numerous complaints by residents of vehicles disregarding stop signs this summer.  "Consider this your warning and please come to a complete stop," said ...

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It’s less than a week away. On August 6, 2019, Barnegat joins thousands of municipalities across the nation as it celebrates its first National Night Out.  The Barnegat Police Department’s participation in the event focuses on building strong partnerships with community members and those who ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office shared news yesterday  concerning  the indictment of a Barnegat man, charging him with a strict liability drug-induced death. According to authorities, an Ocean County grand jury found sufficient evidence linking Curtis M. Geathers, 33 to the ...

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Updated: July 26, 2019 - The Ocean County Sheriff's Office further advises that callers are instructing victims to go to Target and other stores to purchase cards to avoid their arrest. The police will NOT call you to threaten you with arrest.  Please be cautious and do NOT provide any information ...

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  BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat Police announced today that they have cited a local driver with several tickets in connection with an incident that occurred this past Saturday. Among other things, Chun Chen’s vehicle struck the historic Cox House. According to authorities Chun Chen is 37 and lives ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN – At every Township Committee meeting, Police Chief Michael Rogalski has a spot of his own on the agenda. His name follows those of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and the Committeewoman. The heading calls for all of the participants to provide committee reports. In Chief Rogalski’s ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - More than likely, it was a route he took almost every day. However, Saturday morning was the last time Corrections Officer Sean Brown would travel to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. Police continue to investigate the fatal motor vehicle crash that took his ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Most business professionals acknowledge that some of their best success stories come as a result of exchanging ideas. As it turns out, Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain finds the same is true for law enforcement authorities. Earlier this month, Chief Germain joined a contingency ...

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TOWNSHIP OF OCEAN – The Township’s Police Benevolent Association (PBA) and Waretown Fire Department already regularly work side by side. However, in less than a month, they’ll be joining forces as they put together a “horse of a different color.” Their first Night at the Races fundraiser promises ...

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