Manahawkin Woman Arrested for Stealing Two Cars in Ocean Acres

March 19, 2018

STAFFORD -  A Stafford resident was arrested on Saturday March 17 for the theft of two motor vehicles in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin.

On Saturday, afternoon,  the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle in the area of Leeward Road and Gaff Road in the Ocean Acres section of Stafford Township.

The vehicle was a white 2002 ...

Stafford Police: Three Arrested for Heroin Possession During Motor Vehicle Stop

STAFFORD, NJ -  Today the police have announced that on Friday March 9, the Stafford Township Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and Patrol Officer Russell Dunfee conducted a motor vehicle stop that resulted in a possession arrest.

The motor vehicle stop occurred at the Spirits Liquors store, located at 495 Route 72 West in Manahawkin at 6:40 ...

U.S. Congressman Tom MacArthur Congratulates Area Law Enforcement Agencies on Large Ocean County Drug Bust

TOMS RIVER – Congressman MacArthur released the following statement on Friday afternoon:

I want to commend the law enforcement officers who made “Operation Heading Back” a tremendous success we should all be proud of. If it weren’t for the excellent multi-jurisdictional efforts, these illegal drugs, weapons, and criminals would have poured into our communities and ...

Seven Stafford Juveniles Arrested for Terroristic Threats

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department arrested seven male students who attend the Stafford Township Intermediate School.  Each student was charged with making Terroristic Threats. 

The arrests were the result of two separate incidents in which the male students made threats to shoot up the school and stated that they were going to become active ...

Franklin High School Student, 17, Taken into Custody with Handgun at School

SOMERSET, NJ - A 17-year-old male Franklin High School student was taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm, according to a news release. 

"On Friday, Feb. 23, at approximately 11:30 a.m., members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force received information that a male student at Franklin Township High School was ...

Manahawkin Man Indicted on Charge He Killed Dog

STAFFORD -Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced on Friday the indictment of Joseph J. Russo, 24, of Manahawkin.  Russo is charged for one count of Animal Cruelty in the 3rd degree for causing serious bodily injury and death to a Pomeranian dog named “Diesel”.

The indictment stems from an animal cruelty incident reported on May 30, 2016 to the ...

Man and Woman Arrested for Burglary and Theft in Long Beach Township

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Long Beach Township police have charged John C. Jensen and Elizabeth A. Remboske for the offenses of burglary, theft of movable property, criminal mischief, possession of stolen property and conspiracy following an investigation that began in early February.

The police department was contacted on February 1 with a report that a motor vehicle and other items were ...

Woman Robbed and Attacked in Stafford Parking Lot on Saturday Night

STAFFORD - On Saturday night a 19 year old female was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of Atlanticare on Route 72.  The victim was sitting in her vehicle and waiting to meet up with friends when approached by Gilbert Rodriguez, 51 of Manahawkin.  The man opened the driver door, demanded money and pulled her from the vehicle.  The victim fought back and was struck in the ...

BREAKING: Charges against Senator Menendez to be dropped

NEWARK, NJ - According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright:

“From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail. I am grateful that the ...

Stafford Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested

STAFFORD, NJ - Today the Stafford Township Police Department announced that the bank robbery suspects have been caught and arrested. 

On January 30, Detective Drew Smith and Detective Sergeant David Johnson of the Stafford Township Police Department, arrested James M. Buccanfuso, 41, of 1st Avenue New York, New York, and Sergey M. Demidenko, 38, of Brooklyn after ...

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