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Vehicle Overturns, Bursts into Flames after Striking Utility Pole; Driver Rescued

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at approximately 9:31 p.m., a  2006 Chrysler 300, operated by 37 year old Joshua J. Kenny, of Whiting, NJ, was traveling west on County Route 530 in front of America’s Keswick when the vehicle he was operating ran off the road, striking a street sign and utility pole.  As a [...]

By | 2017-11-30T14:35:28+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Overturns, Bursts into Flames after Striking Utility Pole; Driver Rescued

Car Stop Nets Over $3,400 Worth of Heroin

A Berkeley Township man was arrested after he was stopped on County Road 530 in Manchester for a motor vehicle violation. During the stop, 24-year-old, Cody Lessing of Bayville, was arrested after he was found to be in possession of 495 bags of heroin.   On November 20, 2017, members of Manchester Township Police Department’s [...]

By | 2017-11-22T14:25:05+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Car Stop Nets Over $3,400 Worth of Heroin

Knife Wielding Car Burglar Arrested

On Friday, October 27, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Manchester Plaza on Route 70 to investigate the report of an unidentified male attempting to break into cars in the parking lot. Upon arrival, officers met with the caller who reported that he observed an unidentified white [...]

By | 2017-11-14T20:47:04+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Knife Wielding Car Burglar Arrested

Fire Damages Vacant Unit in Whiting Shopping Center

On Sunday afternoon, October 29th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to 108 Lacey Road, the location of Whiting Shopping Center, for an active fire alarm. Upon arrival, officers reported seeing black smoke coming from the roof area in the rear of the complex. Firefighters responded and located an [...]

By | 2017-10-30T17:06:17+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fire Damages Vacant Unit in Whiting Shopping Center

Driver Killed After Vehicle Collides into Tree

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, at approximately 6:33 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Lacey Road and Lake Road in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle which had left the roadway and struck a tree. Upon arrival, officers observed [...]

By | 2017-10-30T19:31:25+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver Killed After Vehicle Collides into Tree

Vehicle Collides with Pedestrian Airlifted to Hospital

On Friday, October 27, 2017, at approximately 10:18 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Buckingham Drive and Thornbury Lane in the Leisure Village West section of town to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a struck pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers observed a white, 2010 Kia Optima still in [...]

By | 2017-10-30T19:25:05+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Collides with Pedestrian Airlifted to Hospital

Vehicle Collides with Pedestrian Victim Transported to Hospital for Injuries

On Friday, October 27, 2017, at approximately 12:51 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the parking lot of Charlie’s Pizza, located at 1980 Route 37 in the Savannah Acres section of the Township, to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a struck pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 1997 Mercury [...]

By | 2017-10-30T19:13:31+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Collides with Pedestrian Victim Transported to Hospital for Injuries

Two Car Crash Sends Two to Area Hospitals with Injuries

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, at approximately 2:02 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 70 and Manchester Boulevard, in the Whiting section of the Township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles, a Kia Forte and a Lincoln Navigator, [...]

By | 2017-10-24T12:59:19+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Car Crash Sends Two to Area Hospitals with Injuries

#NotEvenOnce in the News

From Chief Parker: "I'm so proud of our #NotEvenOnce officers expanding this program to another school. Educating students on how to make good informed decisions is what prevention is all about. Keep making a difference!"  View the news article by clicking here. 

By | 2017-10-20T15:17:38+00:00 October 20th, 2017|NotEvenOnce|Comments Off on #NotEvenOnce in the News

Residents Reminded to Lock Vehicles Amid ‘Car Shopping’ Reports

Residents living in the Pine Lake Park section of Manchester Township should ensure that their vehicles are locked, as instances of “car shopping” were recently reported to police. “Car shopping” occurs when burglars walk down a street, checking vehicle door handles to find easy targets that are unlocked so that money and or goods may [...]

By | 2017-10-20T14:30:40+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Residents Reminded to Lock Vehicles Amid ‘Car Shopping’ Reports

Vehicle Overturns during Collision Driver Airlifted to Hospital

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at approximately 07:20 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of mile marker 42.5 along Route 70, in the Whiting section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed a black, Chevrolet Cobalt overturned on its [...]

By | 2017-10-19T18:51:58+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Overturns during Collision Driver Airlifted to Hospital

#NotEvenOnce Presents Powerful Video Showing Family’s Loss from Opiates

As part of the Manchester Township Police Department’s #NotEvenOnce high school opiate awareness program, Chief Lisa Parker is proud to present a video interview with Shelly Lowe, a resident of Manchester Township who tragically lost her son to an overdose. Entitled “Through the Eyes of a Mother, the Adam Lowe Jr. Story,” Shelly Lowe bravely [...]

By | 2017-10-17T20:04:59+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on #NotEvenOnce Presents Powerful Video Showing Family’s Loss from Opiates

Tractor Trailer Jack-Knifes and Causes Fuel Spill Delaying Traffic

On Monday, October 16th, at approximately 8:40 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Pasadena Road near Lincoln Boulevard in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a jack-knifed tractor trailer. Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 1999, Volvo tractor trailer damaged and disabled on the [...]

By | 2017-10-17T19:57:21+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Tractor Trailer Jack-Knifes and Causes Fuel Spill Delaying Traffic

Manchester Police Department Helps Promote Annual ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’

A February 2017 report released by the National Highway and Transportation Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 35,092 traffic fatalities in 2015. This is one fatality nearly every fifteen minutes. There is still much to be done to reduce the number of fatalities and a collective nationwide effort is needed if there is any hope [...]

By | 2017-10-11T14:05:16+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Police Department Helps Promote Annual ‘Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day’

Car Stop Nets $1,400 Worth of Cocaine

Four Ocean County residents were arrested on various drug charges after being stopped on County Road 571 in Manchester. On Friday morning, October 6, 2017, members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Surf & Stream Campground on Route 571. N.E.T. officers were [...]

By | 2017-10-11T13:58:03+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Car Stop Nets $1,400 Worth of Cocaine

Manchester Police Officers and Manchester Mayor ‘Help Bag Hunger’ at Manchester Shop-Rite

Officers from the Manchester Township Police Department and Mayor Kenneth Palmer assisted with the bagging of groceries this week to “Help Bag Hunger” as part of a month-long hunger awareness campaign at the Manchester Shop-Rite. September is “National Hunger Action Month,” a time when organizations and businesses across the country are doing their part to [...]

By | 2017-09-22T15:15:17+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Police Officers and Manchester Mayor ‘Help Bag Hunger’ at Manchester Shop-Rite

Father and Son Arrested In Connection with Marijuana Grow and Other Drug Related Offenses

An investigation by members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) culminated in the search of a Weldon Road home and the arrests of two individuals on charges of maintaining a controlled dangerous substance facility, possession of and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and other drug related offenses on Thursday morning. [...]

By | 2017-09-22T13:17:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Father and Son Arrested In Connection with Marijuana Grow and Other Drug Related Offenses

Pick-up Truck Leaves the Roadway and Severs Utility Pole on Commonwealth Boulevard

On Tuesday afternoon, September 19, 2017, at approximately 2:45 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Commonwealth Boulevard near the intersection of Cumberland Boulevard, in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles and a downed utility pole. Upon arrival, officers [...]

By | 2017-09-20T16:26:04+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pick-up Truck Leaves the Roadway and Severs Utility Pole on Commonwealth Boulevard

Two Manchester Residents Die in House Fire

On September 15, 2017, at approximately 8:27 p.m., the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 1 Ignatius Drive in the Renaissance development. Upon the arrival of Patrol Officers, it was reported that the structure was fully involved, as they observed flames protruding from the roof. Officers received information from [...]

By | 2017-09-18T18:18:16+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Manchester Residents Die in House Fire

Family Argument Ends in Stabbing

On Wednesday morning, September 13, 2017, at approximately 0550 hours, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a Robin Street address in the Cedar Glen West section of the township for the report of stabbing which had just occurred. The victim, 58-year-old, John Brescia of Manchester had reported that his father, 85-year-old, Victor [...]

By | 2017-09-14T19:17:06+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Family Argument Ends in Stabbing

Motorcyclist Dies after Crash on Route 70

On Saturday night, September 9, 2017, at approximately 8:44 PM, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Route 70 near the intersection of County Route 539, in the Whiting section of the Township for the report of two vehicle crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers located [...]

By | 2017-09-11T18:01:33+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Motorcyclist Dies after Crash on Route 70

Pedestrian Struck by US Postal Service Truck

On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 4:23 PM officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Ardmore Street and Sunset Road in the Crestwood Village section of the Township for the report of a pedestrian which was struck by a mail truck. Upon arrival, officers learned that 80-year-old Whiting resident, [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:58:43+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pedestrian Struck by US Postal Service Truck

Dump Truck Takes Down Telephone Wires and Overturns

On Friday, September 8, 2017, at approximately 10:36 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to County Route 571 near the intersection of Ridgeway Boulevard in the Ridgeway Section of the Township for the report of an overturned dump truck. Upon arrival, officers located a 2014, Mack dump truck on its side blocking [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:56:10+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Dump Truck Takes Down Telephone Wires and Overturns

Elite Law Enforcement Challenge Raises Funds for Charity

The Manchester Township Police proudly presented a donation to the Ocean of Love charity last week from funds raised during the department’s Third Annual Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge. Detective David Fusaro and Patrolman Charles Gatnarek, organizers of the team-based challenge held at Harry Wright Lake in June, presented Ocean of Love staff Taylor Hearn and Tracy [...]

By | 2017-09-11T18:04:33+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Elite Law Enforcement Challenge Raises Funds for Charity