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Police & Fire Top Stories

August 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The time has finally come for New Jersey police officers to become licensed in similar fashion to other professions. When Gov. Phil Murphy signed the law (S2742/A4194) on July 21 requiring licensure through the state’s Police Training Commission (PTC), it further assured the Garden ...

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STAFFORD – On Monday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) joined the Stafford Police Department, Bright Harbor Health Care, and seven area police departments to highlight the On P.O.I.N.T. program, which provides on-site social workers for police departments to ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - On Wednesday, August 3, the Waretown Fire Department was dispatched to Lunch Box on 9, located at 542 Rt.9 in Waretown due to a motor vehicle collision into the building. When the fire department arrived, they located a vehicle that had struck the front of the business causing ...

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TOMS RIVER - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on July 19 that Christopher Gregor, 30, of Monroe Township, was indicted for murder July 19 in connection with the death of his 6-year-old son last April. The father and his son, Corey Micciolo, were living in Barnegat Township ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - Is your most precious cargo correctly and safely in their car seats?  Ocean Township police are doing a free car seat safety check on Tuesday, July 26 from 3-7 p.m. at the Waretown Firehouse, located at 117 Wells Mills Road in Waretown. 

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - After a two-year hiatus, National Night Out is back at Bayview Park! "National Night Out" is a special night for community and law enforcement to come together and enhance their relationships.  This year's event will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5-9 ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township Police reported that two men were arrested for driving a stolen BMW from New York City early Saturday morning.   On Saturday morning, at approximately 1:23 AM, the Stafford Township Police Department received a hit on our fixed License Plate Reader (LPR) located on ...

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BARNEGAT - National Night Out will be held at the Barnegat High School Football Field on Aug. 2, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  The Barnegat Police Departments invites all to join in \for free food, games, child I.D. cards, an obstacle course, emergency vehicles and to meet Barnegat Police ...

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TRENTON — All New Jersey law enforcement officers will now be required to hold valid, active licenses in order to be an active duty officer under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday.  New Jersey will become the 47th state to establish a police licensing program. "This police ...

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BARNEGAT - The Barnegat Police Department recently announced the beginning of its new Marine Unit.  On the Barnegat Police Facebook Page, the plan for a marine unit has been a priority and now the beginning of the unit is realized.  The New Jersey State Police and Ocean County Sheriff’s ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police released the following report about a 15-year-old girl from Barnegat being hit by a car on Route 72 on Wednesday evening. The accident happened at 7:10 p.m. when the Stafford Township Police Department responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on Route 72 in the ...

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ATLANTIC CITY - Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane was sworn in as the 107th President of the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday, June 29 in Atlantic City. Dellane has served in the police force for 35 years in Stafford Township. This is an outstanding honor for ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Sunday, June 26, multiple bear sightings were reported to the Barnegat Township Police Department. The American Black Bear was seen in some backyards Sunday, near the high school and even downtown.   Barnegat Police Chief Germain shared the following letter: Afternoon ...

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TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is looking for officers. The NJSP Online Application opens July 5 through August 2.  It is not necessary to have a bachelor's degree to apply to become a NJ State Trooper. While you do need some college credits, there are several ways that you can meet ...

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WARETOWN - The Ocean Township Police Department, Ocean Township PBA and Trailside Gardens are presenting "Cone with a Cop" on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trailside Gardens located at 112 Wells Mills Road in Waretown.  This is an opportunity for neighbors and police to come together for ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township Police announced on Thursday, June 23 that the Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit {DEU} was contacted by the United States Postal Service Inspectors about three packages that were seized by the U.S. Customs Border Patrol and Protection Division in June. The packages ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ –  Sergeant Nicholas Venuto received recognition at this month’s Barnegat Township Committee meeting as the local department’s Officer of the Month. “Sergeant Venuto is part of the Operations Division,” shared Committeeman Joseph Marte. “He manages the training division and carries ...

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BARNEGAT - Barnegat Chief of Police Keith Germain recently received his newest recruit to join the department at a recent Town Council meeting. Jesse Amirr, who grew up in Stafford Township and graduated from Southern Regional High School a few years back was sworn in by Mayor Al Cirulli to join ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - The Ocean Township Police Department has been awarded with the "Public Safety Communications Accreditation" by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. Ocean Township is only the third agency within the State of New Jersey to receive this designation and the second ...

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WARETOWN, NJ - The “Cone with a Cop” event runs from 6-9 p.m. on June 25 at Trailside Gardens, located at 112 Wells Mill Road. Ocean Township Local PBA #371 plans to pick up the cost of an ice cream cone for children under the age of 17. Kids will have the chance to speak with officers and see ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police arrested 18-year-old Deven Marino of Manahawkin on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Marino was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats and was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.  The Stafford Township Police Department learned of a potential school violence ...

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LBI Region, NJ - Stay in the know this season with support from law enforcement. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with event host Ship Bottom Fire Volunteer Fire Company, welcomes businesses and volunteer organizations to attend the June 8 free event that brings ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Fire Department is looking for community members wanting to make a difference.  Volunteers are needed to join the fire department.  Volunteers receive: Free training and certification. College tuition assistance. Length of service award ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Friday, May 27 at approximately 7:48 a.m., Barnegat High School's Student Resource Officer was alerted by a staff member that there may have been an altercation between students involving a stabbing. "The SRO along with additional Barnegat Police officers who immediately ...

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STAFFORD — A Beach Haven police sergeant left his handgun unsecured, leaving it accessible to a minor which led to last week's incident in a Manahawkin Park, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday. Andrew Wahlberg, 50, of the Manahawkin section of Stafford, is charged with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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LBI REGIION - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with event host Ship Bottom Fire Volunteer Fire Company, welcomes businesses and volunteer organizations to attend the June 8 free event that brings local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies directly to our ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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