Police & Fire

December 10, 2018

STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department, the Southern Ocean Medical Center, and members of the Southern Ocean County SWAT team conducted a joint, Active Shooter Drill on Wednesday, December 5. The drill took place in the Southern Ocean Medical Center's "Fast Track" area, and was ...

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MANASQUAN, NJ — The U.S. Coast Guard, with help from the Manasquan Fire Department, rescued three men and a dog from a sinking commercial fishing vessel in the Manasquan Inlet early this morning. The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay reported that it received notification at 2 a.m. on December 8 ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Police reported that a motor vehicle collided with a pole on East Bay Avenue near Marsha Drive.  The accident occurred on Tuesday December at 10:11 a.m.   A 1999 Toyota 4-Runner operated by Andrew Smith, 25 of Surf City was traveling west on Bay Avenue. His vehicle left the ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family was on Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement: "The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, ...

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STAFFORD – Drainage work is ongoing that began this morning, Friday, as the NJ DOT construction project continues on the work needed for intersection and roadway improvements at East Road. The shoulder will be closed between the Garden State Parkway and the Stafford Square Shopping Center for ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - Paul Caneiro has been charged with murder. In a ghastly Cain and Abel tale, he is charged with killing his younger brother Keith. That's not all, according to police: He killed his younger brother's wife Jennifer. He killed is young nephew Jesse who was only 11. Little Sophia ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP -  Long Beach Township Police announced this morning that residents will be without water due to a large water main break in the township.   TAPinto Stafford-LBI will keep residents informed when the problem is resolved.

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP – Charles Cole, from Dunellen, NJ was issued summonses for stealing power tools and fencing from a construction site in Holgate.  Long Beach Township Police issued those summonses on November 26 after a report of power tools stolen from a Holgate construction site. Some of ...

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TOMS RIVER — A former Barnegat resident was arrested for theft related to construction in Ocean County. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Paul Rueda, 46, of League City, Texas,was arrested after an investigation conducted by Detective Eric Ludwick of the Ocean County ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, November 26, the Stafford Township Police Department announced that they needed assistance in identifying a subject who shoplifted on Thanksgiving night. The shoplifter was caught on camera at the Manahawkin Kohl's Department Store Thursday ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - The funeral arrangements Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their children Jesse and Sophia Caneiro family, of Colts Neck, have been announced. A memorial gathering will be Sunday, December 2nd, 12 noon until the funeral service at 3 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - The Colts Neck arson and murder case is deepening as Keith Caneiro's brother is charged with trying to burn his own home down earlier in the day in Ocean Township. The brother, Paul Caneiro, sits in a jail cell. He has now gotten a lawyer. He looked to one who used to work in the ...

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WARETOWN - Two local men were arrested after attempting to break into the Buy Rite Liquors on Route 9 on November 9.  Nico Corsetto, 18, and Gregory Viel, 18, both of Manahawkin, were allegedly attempting to enter the Buy Rite Liquors after hours. Sgt. James Kinlan, of the Ocean Township ...

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WOODLAND, N.J. - This accident was highlighting on many local news outlets in Philadelphia and unfortunately one of Stafford Township's own lost his life.  Jose Fernandez, 24, of Manahawkin died after a UPS truck and Fernandez' vehicle lcollided on Route 72 in Woodland Township, Burlington ...

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STAFFORD - A woman mistakenly drove her car through the Bagels and Beyond storefront on Tuesday morning. The Stafford Township Police Department responded to this single motor vehicle collision with the building at the Bagels and Beyond shop at 1340 Route 72. A 2015 BMW operated by Kimberly ...

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MANTOLOKING, NJ - The Ocean County Prosecutors Office released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing that a Manahawkin man was shot and killed by police on Monday during the execution of a warrant for his arrest.  Edward M. Walsh, a 39-year-old Manahawkin man was shot by police in a ...

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STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.   After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach. "Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the ...

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STAFFORD -  The Stafford Township Police Department released a statement on Sunday evening reporting on Sunday's extensive search for Mr. Quach,  a local man with dementia who has been missing since Friday.  He was last seen in the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin. The Stafford Township Police ...

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STAFFORD -  On Sunday morning Stafford Township Police announced that the Stafford Police along with multiple agencies will be continuing the search for Mr. Quach.  The search will be in the Ocean Acres / Barnegat Twp border. At about 12 p.m. on Friday, he was at the Manahawkin Nursing & ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday November 2, Stafford Police announced that they were actively searching for a missing male with dementia. At about 12 p.m. on Friday, he was at the Manahawkin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 1211 Route 72 in Manahawkin, but then was ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 3:30 p.m. the Stafford Police announced that they are actively searching for a missing male with dementia. At about 12 p.m. today he was at the Manahawkin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, located at 1211 Route 72 in Manahawkin, but then was gone.  At ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning a truck struck a utility pole on Route 72 West causing both lanes to be closed.  Traffic was being redirected from Long Beach Boulevard down 7th Street to Shore Avenue for about an hour and a half.  At about 10 a.m. they reopened one ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - At 8:51 a.m. the Ship Bottom Police Department sent an alert to notify the public that traffic is being redirected from Long Beach Boulevard down 7th Street to Shore Avenue.

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STAFFORD - On Monday, October 29, 2018, Stafford Township Police received a generous donation of gifts from the staff at Finance of America Mortgage in Manahawkin for the Stafford PBA Holiday Toy Drive. The Stafford Township Recreation Department and Stafford Township PBA expressed thanks ...

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STAFFORD - At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday many emergency vehicles moved throughout Stafford Township to respond 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 -  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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