Police & Fire

October 17, 2018

STAFFORD -  Stafford Township Police reported that a driver lost control of her car and struck a parked car in the Ocean Acres section of town. . Claire Gancarz, 81, of Manahawkin, was driving south on Nautilus Drive near Riptide Avenue, police said. Her 2016 Chevrolet Cruz left the roadway at a ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 5:10 p.m. there were many fire trucks and police cars moving throughout the township to get to a structure fire on East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.  The fire was located at the Universal Supply complex at 1015 East Bay Avenue towards the Mud City section of town.   The ...

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STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Stafford Township Police Department will be hosting a "Gun Take Back" event in cooperation with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.  Representatives from both agencies will be at Stafford Police Headquarters, 260 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin NJ, from 9 ...

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JACKSON - A Manahawkin woman turned herself in to Jackson police on Wednesday afternoon after a search by police since Monday afternoon.    The woman is accused of leaving the scene of a crash and led police on a high-speed chase before it was ended over safety concerns. Samantha Oliveira, ...

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —MetroNews in Morgantown, West Virginia reported on Tuesday, October 9 that a Manahawkin man bit part of a man's ear off and attempted to strangle him on the West Virginia University campus on October 2nd. Dean Schrantz, of Manahawkin, N.J., is charged with strangulation ...

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BARNEGAT – An intense search is now over for a teen missing in Barnegat Township.  Barnegat Police reported on Friday evening that they safely located 14-year-old Michael Briganti late Friday afternoon in the Village Drive area as they were searching the neighborhood.  Briganti had been missing ...

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BARNEGAT – An intense search is happening now for a missing teen in Barnegat Township.  At the request of the family, Barnegat Police are seeking the public's assistance in our search for a missing endangered 14 year old male. Michael Briganti (photo attached) of Tedesko Way in Barnegat was ...

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STAFFORD - On Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Stafford Township Police Department’s Superior Officer’s Association will be hosting a Ford Test Drive Event. The location will be on the Township’s municipal side parking lot, located at 260 East Bay Avenue. All major Ford vehicles ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police are investigating a motor vehicle accident that took place on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 72 and Doc Cramer Boulevard.  A 2015 Nissan pickup truck driven by 55 year old Robert Kreuz of Long Branch was traveling east in the left hand lane ...

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STAFFORD - This year's National Coffee With A Cop Day is Wednesday October 3.  The Stafford Police Department has partnered with Manhattan Bagel Shop in Stafford Square again this year. The public is invited to have a good time meeting and greeting Stafford's finest from 9-11 a.m. All are ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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FORKED RIVER, NJ - On Wednesday, September 5, at 8:54 a.m., a structure fire was reported at Caffrey’s Tavern, located at 440 South Main Street (Route 9) in Lacey Township.  The Lacey Township Police Department and multiple area Fire Departments were dispatched to stop the fire. "The Forked ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The Beach Haven Police Department was conducting a  motor vehicle stop on August 25.  During the traffic stop, the passenger side of a silver BMW sedan struck the driver side of the Beach Haven Patrol vehicle. The silver BMW fled the scene with extensive damage to its passenger ...

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STAFFORD -Stafford Township Police Officers Chris Fritz and Anthony Vincent recently worked with the Stafford Recreation Department in holding a Bike Camp for area youths. .  Both officers are members of the Bike Patrol Unit and students in grades 3-8 were taught how to properly inspect their ...

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HARVEY CEDARS -  A fisherman was stung by a cownose ray Sunday afternoon in Harvey Cedars and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.  The man was stung around 3:30 p.m. at the 73rd Street beach in Harvey Cedars.  The Harvey Cedars Police Department, members of the Harvey Cedars Beach ...

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STAFFORD- The Manahopkin Craft Beer Festival is here.  The event takes place today, Saturday, August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m.  Tickets are available today for $35. Non-drinkers will not be charged for entering the park and being part of the festival.  Drinkers will be required to buy a glass and ...

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BRANT BEACH - The annual National Night Out event will again be hosted by the Long Beach Township Police Department tonight, August 7 from 5 to 9 p.m.  The event will take place at Bayview Park, 68 Street and Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Township.   This free event features music by Ted ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police and Stafford Recreation invites the entire Stafford Township community to celebrate and attend tonight's 2018 National Night Out at the Manahawkin Lake Park, tonightTuesday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ty Mares will be performing live.  The Stafford Police will do Police ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Long Beach Township reports that an earlier reported motor vehicle accident at 128 Street and Long Beach Boulevard has been cleared.  The Boulevard is now open. This notice went out at 5:08 p.m. Saturday.  

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP - Long Beach Township sent out a notification of motor vehicle accident at 128 Street and Long Beach Boulevard. The only way to pass is use to Beach Avenue. This notice went out at 4:34 p.m. Saturday.  

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STAFFORD - A critical auto accident took place on Friday morning at Route 72 and Marsha Drive near the causeway. The Stafford Police responded to a multi vehicle collision.  The colllision left one person dead and two people transported to area hospitals by helicopter.  The Stafford Police ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police and Stafford Recreation is inviting the entire Stafford Township community to celebrate and attend the 2018 National Night Out at the Manahawkin Lake Park Tuesday, August 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ty Mares will be performing live.  The Stafford Police will do Police and K-9 ...

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STAFFORD - On Monday afternoon a Stafford Township man was injured when his vehicle struck a construction trailer on Charles Boulevard in the Beach Haven West section of the township.   The Stafford Township Police Department reported that a Hyundai Elantra driven by Adolph Schlesinger, 89 years ...

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BRANT BEACH - The annual National Night Out event will again be hosted by the Long Beach Township Police Department on August 7  from 5 to 9 p.m.  The event will take place at Bayview Park, 68 Street and Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach Township.   This free event features music by Ted Hammock ...

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STAFFORD- The Manahopkin Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 12 to 7 p.m.  Discounted tickets are available for $25 online at www.manahopkin.com until Saturday July 14 at midnight.  Tickets at the door will be $35.  This year will feature 50 craft beers on tap, 25 ...

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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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SURF CITY - On Wednesday, a man died after he was pulled from the ocean in Surf City.  The man was unconscious when reached by lifeguards.  The incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. off the beach near Division Avenue.  Lifeguards pulled the A 55-year-old man from the ocean and performed ...

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NEW EGYPT, OCEAN COUNTY - On Thursday, June 21, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Plumsted Township Police Chief Earl Meroney and Plumsted Township Schools Superintendent Gerald North announced the arrest of Matthew Vanderbeek, 19, of Cream Ridge, NJ.  Vanderbeek was charged with 3rd ...

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NEW EGYPT, OCEAN COUNTY - On Thursday, June 21, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Plumsted Township Police Chief Earl Meroney and Plumsted Township Schools Superintendent Gerald North announced the arrest of Matthew Vanderbeek, 19, of Cream Ridge, NJ.  Vanderbeek was charged with 3rd ...

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STAFFORD - The emergency closing of one lane on the LBI bridge is now complete.  The work began on June 4.  One eastbound lane was closed during the day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The work on the eastbound bridge was complete that same week on Thursday June 7.  The construction crews next went to ...

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