Law & Justice

July 9, 2018

LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - On July 4, a Yardley, Pennsylvania was charged with simple assault against a local beach badge checker.  The Long Beach Township Police Department responded and investigated that alleged act of assault on the beach badge checker.  The police investigated resulted in the ...

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STAFFORD - Thursday’s shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom elicited a range of emotions from journalists all over the nation.  But how does the incident mean for the next generation of journalists? Here is what students and recent graduates of the Jandoli School of Communication at St.

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TOMS RIVER - Alan D. Harbatuk, 71 formerly of Hillsborough, NJ was found guilty by an Ocean Coutny jury of one count of 2nd degree Sexual Assault on June 20.  Harbatuk was convicted of engaging in sexual relations with a 15 year old in 2003 both in Barnegat at the Citta Boy Scout camp and in ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - Having voted against illegal aliens receiving in-state tuition and tuition assistance, the 9th District Delegation will be voting against providing driver’s licenses to persons in our country illegally if and when the bill is voted on by the State ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local ...

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LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP. — Ocean County experts will provide residents an in-depth look into the opioid epidemic ravaging the county and the state at a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series hosted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The town ...

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TRENTON – On Thursday, April 27 the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners charged three new defendants with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. There have been 112 cases charged by the office since March ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - It is clear from headlines that child abuse and neglect is a nationwide tragedy – and the impacts reverberate to us all. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to bring awareness to this issue. Approximately 702,000 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - On Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3:20 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a hold up alarm at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the Stafford Square Plaza. The report stated that the subject matched the description of the bank robber from the Chase Bank robbery ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - The Wells Fargo Bank in the Stafford Square plaza is currently closed.  The building and drive-thru entrances are blocked off with caution tape and the police presence is heavy. The Stafford Township Police Department is guarding and investigating the building along with the ...

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STAFFORD -  Today the Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced the arrest of 19-year-old Joseph Barden of Bayville.  On January 20, Barden was arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, and Endangering the ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 1:30 p.m. today the Stafford Township Police Department reached out for help from the community in identifying a shoplifting suspect from the Costco store in the Stafford Park plaza.  The police said: ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Subject pictured is a shoplifting ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Ocean Rotary Club and AtlantiCare donated three automatic cardiac defibrillators on November 29.  One unit will be at the new Bay Avenue Community Center on East Bay Ave and the other two will go in township police vehicles. Each AED costs $1,400, and Southern Ocean ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department released a warning for Stafford residents about a recent and new phone call scam affecting the area.  The department recently received information from the FBI Philadelphia Division and the US Marshals Service warning law enforcement and the ...

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NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday. Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at ...

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