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Police & Fire

September 19, 2021

BEACH HAVEN — The Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company reported that the company responded to a late-night boat accident on Saturday. The BHVFC was alerted at 11:58 p.m. to respond to a boat accident.  A boat had struck a steel pole channel marker and 6 people were injured.   Beach Haven responded ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — An offshore storm is coming this weekend with large waves and rip currents to be expected.  Long Beach Police Department sent out an advisory notification Thursday afternoon to alert residents and visitors to use caution if entering the ocean this weekend as guarded ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — The Rt 72 Bridge is reopened in both directions.  At 10:20 AM, the Stafford Township Police Department received a call about a  suspicious bag under the RT. 72 bridge. The bridge was closed as a precaution as an investigation ensued, With the assistance of the New Jersey ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - At 10:56 a.m. the Harvey Cedars Police Department sent out a Nixle alert announcing the closure of the Rt. 72 Bridge in both directions. Police stated that due to police activity the bridge is closed in both East and West directions.  An unconfirmed report said that a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Township of Barnegat is now accepting applications for part-time and full-time Crossing Guards.  Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2021. Please submit a Police Department Employment Application to cassidy356@barnegatpolice.us For more information click ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On September 1 and 2, many areas of Barnegat were vandalized. Several bus stops, fences, and signs were spray-painted. On the morning of September 9, Ptl. Robert Armstrong arrested and charged Peter Cook, 41, of Lower Shore Road in Barnegat with 14 counts of criminal mischief in ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — On Thursday, September 9 at 07:37 a.m., a 4 vehicle collision occurred on Route 9 near Hilliard Boulevard. The collision included a 2018 Toyota Tundra operated by Joseph Perez, 73 of Bayville, NJ that crashed into a 2021 Toyota Tacoma operated by Kevin Derosa, 52 of Beach ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Mayor Albert “Al” Bille administered the oath of office today to Barnegat’s newest police hire, Keith Smith.   The new officer’s family, township officials, and select members of the Barnegat Police Department were all present for the swearing-in ceremony. Smith’s wife, Monica, ...

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TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Public Safety Cadets is a career-oriented program that allows young adults to explore a career in Law Enforcement by working with Local Law Enforcement agencies.  The program is available to young adults who are between the ages of 14 and 21.

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Detective Bureau charged four individuals for a string of motor vehicle burglaries and motor vehicle thefts that occurred on July 24 and July 28, 2021. A total of 91 charges were signed ranging from Third Degree Theft, Third  Degree Burglary, Third Degree ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — The Township of Barnegat has notified its residents that the county has changed the speed limits in certain areas of the roadway on West Bay Avenue. Please be attentive when traveling on West Bay Avenue and check speed limit signs, the township stated. 

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Chief of Police Keith Germain reported that Captain Jason Carroll recently graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum's elite, three-week Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). SMIP is a program of the Police Executive Research Forum that provides senior ...

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TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is seeking assistance from the public with Identifying a police Impersonator. On August 1, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the victim stopped her car in Brick Township because she thought a police officer was pulling her over. The suspect was driving behind the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Barnegat Police Department detectives charged four individuals with theft and conspiracy to commit theft in connection with the theft of motor vehicles from Barnegat developments earlier this week, police said. A 16-year-old from Baltic Avenue in ...

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WARETOWN — Two Waretown residents were arrested and charged for distributing drugs after police seized methamphetamine and heroin from their home. Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, Ocean Township Police Department ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Megan Campanile, a Southern Regional High School student entering her senior year in September was recently awarded with the Gold PT Award in the 112th Graduating Class of The New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week. "Megan has graciously volunteered her time with us this ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — Ongoing investigations into the distribution of narcotics in Ocean County has led to another Barnegat arrest. The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Jason Maxson, 50, and Laurie Maxson, 51, to illegally store and distribute pain medication ...

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SHIP BOTTOM — There has been reports this spring and summer of a number of vehicle robberies from Long Beach Island. The Ship Bottom Police Department reported a vehicle stolen early Monday, July 19 in Long Beach Township. The stolen vehicle was traveling on Route 72 west, hit a road sign and ...

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BARNEGAT –  As part of his announcement that the Barnegat Police Department was seeking CALEA reaccreditation, Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain invited the public to comment last night regarding their views on the local department. Three individuals provided insight into why the Commission on ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — After the sudden passing of Collin School first-grader, Corey Micciolo, 6, in April his family searched for answers. Corey’s parents, Breanna Micciolo of Englishtown and Christopher Gregor of Barnegat, shared custody of the young child. Following Corey's death, the Micciolo ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ — The Stafford Township Police Department remind all residents to continuously be on top of locking up your vehicles.  Stafford Police said:  After multiple car thefts on Long Beach Island and the Beach Haven West section of town, the Stafford Township Police Department we ...

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STAFFORD — The Stafford Township Police Department reported today that an accident occurred on the Rt 72. Causeway Bridge today, Thursday, July 8.  At 11:56 a.m. the motor vehicle accident involved a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Jeep Renegade. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was operated by Mallory ...

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Chief Keith Germain has announced that on July 12th a team of Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will begin an exhaustive review of all aspects of the Barnegat Police Department’s policy, procedures, management, operations, and support ...

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STAFFORD — There was a serious accident on Route 72 near Mermaid Drive in Stafford on Tuesday afternoon.  There were heavy delays in the area and people were required to detour around the area.  The accident involved a passenger sport utility vehicle and a commercial roll-off container ...

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WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Police Department announced the retirement of Sergeant  Michael Ward this week. Ward has served 23 years with the department.  After graduating from high school,Ward attended Ocean County College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — On Tuesday, June 29, an ongoing investigation into the distribution of narcotics in the Ocean County area identified a residence in Barnegat, being utilized by Elex Hyman, age 49 and Jaime Steen, age 38, to store and distribute cocaine, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D.

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BARNEGAT, NJ –  Police Chief Keith A. Germain has been elected 4th Vice President of the N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) that works to improve and enhance the highest professional and ethical standards among the state’s law enforcement agencies. “It’s an honor to accept this ...

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BARNEGAT — There is a three car accident at the entrance to ACME on West Bay Avenue. The traffic is backed up, try to avoid the area.  (3:15 p.m. Saturday)

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — This morning authorities responded to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash was rumored to have happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township. The news was that a glider went down around 11:30 ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — At approximately 1 p.m. the Barnegat Township Police Department has alerted its residents of a gas leak on Pennsylvania Avenue between Barnegat Boulevard and Ravenwood Boulevard. The road is temporarily closed until repairs are made. As of 2:45 p.m. the road is now reopen and ...

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