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Police & Fire

May 19, 2022

MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Stafford Township Police Department has announced that at approximately 7:14 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, Stafford Police was notified of a male subject wearing all black clothing and white shoes at the Ocean Acres Park, displaying a handgun. According to the press release, ...

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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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STAFFORD - The team of Stafford Township Police Officers raised over $18,000 towards the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.  The Stafford Team posted the following on its Facebook page on Sunday night. This year, 600 new names were added to the National Law ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department published a press release on Tuesday, May 3 in regards to motor vehicle and bicycle decision on Monday, May 2.  The accident took place at 9:40 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded and life saving measures were initiated on the ...

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STAFFORD  – A Barnegat Township man was caught taking pictures of a 7-year-old child under the bathroom stall at the Manahawkin Costco, according to the Stafford Township Police Department. On Friday, April 22 at 5:21 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Costco Wholesale, ...

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STAFFORD - The newest members of the Stafford Township Police Department were sworn in and introduced at Tuesday night's Township Council meeting. Theodore Caporrino, was promoted from a Class II Special Law Enforcement Officer to full-time Patrolman.  Teddy is a 2016 graduate of ...

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SHIP BOTTOM - The Ship Bottom Borough Council reported that the Police Department received special recognition at its Council meeting on Tuesday, April 26. After an almost two-year evaluation period with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Ship Bottom Police Department ...

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TOMS RIVER - Ocean County is known for its open space and its waterways attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. “We now have a new vehicle that can assist in both land and water rescues throughout the County,” said Ocean County Commissioner Gary Quinn, liaison to the Ocean County ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Ship Bottom Police Department announce that SLEO II Officer Yostpille graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy on Wednesday, April 27. Officer Yostpille is a 2017 graduate from Southern Regional High School and is enrolled at the Ocean County College working towards his ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - The Stafford Township Police Department reports that a vehicle had crashed into an Ocean Acres home on Saturday, April 23 at approximately 11:39 p.m. Patrolman Tyler Szwed was patrolling the Ocean Acres section of Manahawkin when he observed a vehicle that had crashed into the ...

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HARVEY CEDARS - The Harvey Cedars Police Department is seeking public input identifying the suspects pictured here. The suspects in this picture were involved in burglary and theft at the Neptune Market in Harvey Cedars, NJ on Long Beach Island. The suspects took money and various items from ...

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ELIZABETH - Southern Regional High School students participated in the Northeast Regional Marine Corps High School Physical Fitness Challenge in Elizabeth, NJ On Saturday. The students were coached by Stafford Police Officers Chuck Schnell, Anthony Vincent and Bryan Brown. The challenge ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ - Three Stafford Police detectives were honored on April 20 at the 67th Annual Monmouth and Ocean Intelligence Bureau Valor Awards Luncheon. The luncheon took place in Spring Lake.   Three Stafford Police detectives were honored with the Honorable Service Award.   Detective ...

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BARNEGAT - A structure fire took place on Friday afternoon in Barnegat Light at about 2:30 p.m. Fire departments from all over Southern Ocean County responded. The home was three stories with the potential for people getting trapped, but all occupants evacuated safely.  Photo: Ship Bottom ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Township Police Department is looking for help in identifying three individuals who dined at Pan Asia on the evening of April 8. Police said, "the pictured individuals were patrons at the Pan Asia Restaurant in town and left the establishment without paying for the ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Sad news was received on Sunday afternoon about the death of the former Chief of Police in Beach Haven James "Butch" McCaffrey.  McCaffrey died after battling a recent illness. The Beach Haven Police Department posted the following: It is with sadness we announce the passing ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Two local police departments welcomed new officers to its force.  Matthew MacCorkle has been added to the Harvey Cedars Police Department.  Kevin Lyons Jr. was sworn in on Monday, April 4 to join the Long Beach Township Police Department as a full-time ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN - Southern Ocean County area police departments are participating in a federal and statewide attempt to crack down on distracted driving.  The program will be run from April 1 through 31.    Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roadways, being cited as a ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department expressed their thanks on March 26 to U.S.  Congressman Andy Kim, for his support and dedication to expanding the On P.O.I.N.T. Program.  The On P.O.I.N.T. (Proactive Outreach In Needs and Treatment) program provides on-site social workers in ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Police department with assistance from the Atlantic City Metro Task Force arrested a Galloway man after a two-month investigation. The arrest took place on Thursday, March 24th.  Wiggins was arrested in the late morning when the Stafford Township Drug Enforcement united ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - On March 15, at approximately 8:40 p.m. Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire responded to a fire on the ocean side of 28th Street. Stations 46, 49, 15, and 51 and Stafford’s RIT Team were dispatched for a structure fire with possible entrapment. They arrived to a 1-1/2 story dwelling ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township Mayor Greg Myhre made the following statement this week about vandalism at the Ocean Acres Lake Park. "The Police Department and Public Works reported that the bathrooms at Ocean Acres Lake Park were vandalized over the weekend.  The damage was extensive, an ...

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STAFFORD - Rich Sinopoli retired this past week after 25 years of service as a police officer in Stafford Township. The Department wrote on their Facebook page: "Throughout his career, Officer Rich Sinopoli has been an instrumental part of our department, serving in the Patrol Division, ...

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BARNEGAT - Christopher Gregor, the father of a six-year-old Barnegat boy was charged with the murder of his son on Wednesday, March 9. Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Barnegat Township Police Chief Keith A. Germain announced that Christopher Gregor, 29, of Monroe Township, was ...

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LONG BEACH TWP - The Long Beach Township Police Department posted about the heroic death of Police Chief Angelo Leonetti, who lost his life sixty years ago on March 6, 1962. This weekend the Long Beach Township Police Department would like to recognize the 60th anniversary of the March 1962 ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - At 3:53 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, Barnegat Police responded to a motor vehicle crash at Barnegat Boulevard North and Cole Drive. When officers arrived on the scene they found Alice Toriello, 59, of Barnegat, the driver of one of the vehicles unconscious and ...

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STAFFORD - On Thursday, the Stafford Township Police arrested 41 year-old Ramon Hurtado of West 177th Street, New York, New York. Hurtado was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception, Criminal Attempt of Theft by Deception, and Resisting Arrest. The police were responding to a ...

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MARLTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) has launched “Chief Talk,” a lively podcast series that offers listeners throughout the Garden State greater insight into the latest issues facing police officers and the people they serve. These new “Chief Talk” ...

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