Manchester Police News

Driver Flees The Scene of Three Car Motor Vehicle Accident

On Monday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 11:08 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of County Route 571 and Lockhart Street to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving three motor vehicles, two of which impacted a residence.   Upon arrival, officers observed a 2005 Toyota Tacoma, on the front [...]

By |2021-09-16T16:27:24+00:00September 16th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver Flees The Scene of Three Car Motor Vehicle Accident

Manchester Police Arrest Whiting Resident for Methamphetamine Distribution

Members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) conducted an investigation into the distribution of Methamphetamine throughout Ocean County. The investigation identified an address on Amesbury Road in the Crestwood Village 6 community of Whiting, which was utilized to store and distribute quantities of Methamphetamine.  As a result of the investigation, NET [...]

By |2021-09-08T13:58:57+00:00September 8th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Police Arrest Whiting Resident for Methamphetamine Distribution

Ptl. Keith Craig Named as School Resource Officer

We would like to introduce our newest School Resource Officer, Keith Craig!   A past Chief’s Award recipient, Officer Craig is a nine-year veteran of the police department. During that time, he has demonstrated a commitment to this agency, both on and off duty, which is representative of the core values of this police department. [...]

By |2021-09-07T16:16:00+00:00September 7th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Ptl. Keith Craig Named as School Resource Officer

Fire Damages Pine Lake Park Home; Family Pets Rescued

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at approximately 11:32 A.M. Officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to 1000 Fifth Avenue in the Pine Lake Park section of Manchester Township for the report of a structure fire.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed smoke and flames emanating from the roof of the residence and [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:33:08+00:00August 19th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fire Damages Pine Lake Park Home; Family Pets Rescued

Two Vehicles Collide on Route 37; One Driver Extricated and Airlifted to Trauma Center

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at approximately 7:45 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 37 and Bone Hill Road to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two motor vehicles that collided at the intersection.  Upon arrival, officers observed a blue, 2008, Saturn Vue with extensive front [...]

By |2021-08-18T16:37:53+00:00August 18th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Vehicles Collide on Route 37; One Driver Extricated and Airlifted to Trauma Center

Cliffside Park Man Tragically Drowns in Lake on Heritage Mineral Property

A visit to a popular privately-owned 7000-acre tract of land in Manchester on Sunday afternoon ended tragically for a 22-year-old Cliffside Park man, Jimy Sadan Gomez-Estrada unlawfully visited the Heritage Mineral property on Sunday and attempted to swim in the lake with another individual around 6:30 pm. The two swimmers went into distress and the [...]

By |2021-08-03T12:36:02+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Cliffside Park Man Tragically Drowns in Lake on Heritage Mineral Property

Vehicle Collides with Tree; One Sent to Trauma Center via Medevac

On Saturday, July 31, 2021 at approximately 7:38 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Beckerville Road and Central Avenue, in the Whiting section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle which had collided into a tree. Upon arrival, officers observed a white 2020 [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:02:47+00:00August 1st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Collides with Tree; One Sent to Trauma Center via Medevac

Two Brooklyn Men Arrested and Charged with Shoplifting

On June 18, 2021, Patrolman Michael Terranova responded to the Rite Aid Pharmacy located in Manchester, NJ for a report of two men shoplifting over $500.00 worth of over-the-counter cough and cold medications. Patrolman Terranova was able to obtain surveillance footage of the two suspects, which was later published on our various social media pages. [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:10:18+00:00July 28th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Brooklyn Men Arrested and Charged with Shoplifting

Following Decorated 25-Year Career, Sgt. Ventre Retires

On Friday, July 23, 2021, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department, along with friends, family and Township personnel, gathered to honor and celebrate Sgt. Sal Ventre and his law enforcement career spanning 25 years.   During the ceremony held at his final muster, Mayor Robert Hudak presented Sgt. Ventre with a Proclamation in honor [...]

By |2021-07-26T19:54:50+00:00July 26th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Following Decorated 25-Year Career, Sgt. Ventre Retires

Dump Truck Collides with SUV; One Sent to Trauma Center

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at approximately 12:57pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Lacey Road in the Whiting Section of the township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a Dump Truck colliding with a sport utility vehicle (SUV). Upon arrival, officers observed a 2020 Kia Soul on the westbound shoulder [...]

By |2021-07-26T19:56:00+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Dump Truck Collides with SUV; One Sent to Trauma Center

Single Motor Vehicle Crash Sends Driver to Trauma Center

On Friday, July 23, 2021, at approximately 3:51 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Pasadena Road in the area of Buckingham Road, in the Whiting Section of the township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a Jeep Wrangler that ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Upon arrival, officers [...]

By |2021-07-26T19:44:46+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Single Motor Vehicle Crash Sends Driver to Trauma Center

Charged With Theft for Stealing Packages from Porch

On July 13, 2021, Patrolman Keith Craig responded to a residence on Lawrence Avenue in the Pine Lake Park section of the township for a report of several Amazon packages that were stolen from a porch. It was also learned that the victim’s vehicle was keyed and damaged at some point during the incident. During [...]

By |2021-07-21T18:01:46+00:00July 21st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Charged With Theft for Stealing Packages from Porch

Manchester Township Police Administer Physical Agility Examination for the Position of Police Officer/Class II Special Officer

On July 10, 2021, the Manchester Township Police Department administered the Physical Agility Examination, the first phase of testing for the position of Police Officer and Class II Special Officer. Approximately 80 individuals applied to participate in the event which took place at the Manchester Township High School, beginning at 8 a.m. Following the Pledge [...]

By |2021-07-13T14:05:29+00:00July 13th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Township Police Administer Physical Agility Examination for the Position of Police Officer/Class II Special Officer

Absecon Man Charged with Heroin Distribution and Weapon Possession

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, at approximately 3:40 pm, officers of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Alexander Laboy, age 22, of Absecon NJ, following a motor vehicle stop and roadside investigation. Members of the Manchester Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a motor vehicle stop of Mr. Laboy’s Jeep Cherokee in the area [...]

By |2021-07-12T12:51:39+00:00July 12th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Absecon Man Charged with Heroin Distribution and Weapon Possession

Robert M. Dolan Jr. Sworn in as Chief of Police; Officers Receive Promotions, Honors

Robert M. Dolan Jr. was sworn in as Manchester Township’s seventh Chief of Police on July 1, 2021, taking the oath of office during a promotional ceremony in the Municipal Complex Courtroom. Chief Dolan succeeds outgoing Chief Lisa D. Parker, who retired on June 30, 2021, following a distinguished 32-year career. Chief Dolan began [...]

By |2021-07-02T13:38:49+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Robert M. Dolan Jr. Sworn in as Chief of Police; Officers Receive Promotions, Honors

Manchester Township and Lakehurst Borough Police Departments Implement Special Needs Program “Operation Insight”

Research shows that persons with autism and other developmental disabilities are approximately seven times more likely to come into contact with law enforcement than the general population. The actions and/or non-responsiveness of people with autism and other special needs are almost always misinterpreted by untrained individuals. Inappropriate social responses and non-contextual emotional outbursts, commonly seen [...]

By |2021-07-01T13:40:47+00:00July 1st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Township and Lakehurst Borough Police Departments Implement Special Needs Program “Operation Insight”

First Phase of Testing For the Positions of Full Time Police Officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II

The Manchester Township Police Department will be accepting applications and registering applicants for the first phase of testing for the positions of police officer and SLEO II, the Physical Fitness Test.  Applicants may register at Manchester Police Headquarters 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning Wednesday, June 16, 2021 and ending Wednesday, July [...]

By |2021-06-21T13:09:40+00:00June 16th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on First Phase of Testing For the Positions of Full Time Police Officer and Special Law Enforcement Officer II

Firefighters Take Oath for the Newly Established Manchester Fire Dept. – Station 76

Chief Lisa Parker is pleased to announce Manchester Township’s first paid career Fire Department, Station 76, with the swearing in of nine firefighters. Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer administered their oaths of office on May 27, 2021. “We are committed to this program and to see it succeed for the betterment of the community,” Mayor Palmer [...]

By |2021-06-08T16:25:28+00:00June 1st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Firefighters Take Oath for the Newly Established Manchester Fire Dept. – Station 76

Manchester Police Arrest Two South Toms River Residents for Cocaine Distribution

Detectives with the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) collaborated with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force to conduct an investigation into the distribution of cocaine throughout Ocean County. The joint investigation identified multiple hotels in Ocean County as well as a storage facility utilized to store and distribute quantities of [...]

By |2021-05-24T15:48:14+00:00May 24th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Police Arrest Two South Toms River Residents for Cocaine Distribution

Browns Mills Man Arrested for Cocaine and Methamphetamine

On Tuesday, May 11 2021, at approximately 2:31 pm, officers of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Christian Troy, age 34, of Browns Mills, as a result of a narcotics surveillance operation.   During the operation, the Manchester Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a motor vehicle stop of Mr. Troy’s 1998 Mercedes Benz [...]

By |2021-05-18T15:53:28+00:00May 18th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Browns Mills Man Arrested for Cocaine and Methamphetamine

Anonymously Report ATV Violations

The sun is finally out and unfortunately that also means that an influx of ATVs will be out. Each year, Manchester Township Police is inundated with complaints for ATVs driving on public roadways throughout the day and night. Manchester Township Police Department will be cracking down on this dangerous and illegal activity by conducting specialized [...]

By |2021-05-18T15:52:05+00:00May 15th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Anonymously Report ATV Violations

Vehicle Collides with Motorcycle, Rider Airlifted to Trauma Center

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at approximately 2:44 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of County Route 530 and Fox Street in the Whiting Section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle.   Upon arrival, officers observed a 1998, Honda Valkyrie motorcycle lying on [...]

By |2021-05-18T15:50:09+00:00May 12th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Collides with Motorcycle, Rider Airlifted to Trauma Center

SLEO II Takes Oath as Manchester Township Police Patrolman

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to welcome Sage Sysol to his new role as a Patrolman, five months after joining the department as a Special Law Enforcement Officer II. He was sworn in by Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer on May 11, 2021, in front of a limited group of family and police personnel. [...]

By |2021-05-18T15:46:26+00:00May 12th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on SLEO II Takes Oath as Manchester Township Police Patrolman

Vehicle Crashes into House, Driver Transported to Trauma Center

 On Monday, April 26, 2021, at approximately 8:33 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a residence on Bellhaven Court, in the Whiting Section of Manchester Township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle that collided into a residence. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2013, Hyundai Santa Fe with heavy [...]

By |2021-04-27T13:36:29+00:00April 27th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Crashes into House, Driver Transported to Trauma Center

Manchester Gives Back Blood Drive – May 19, 2021

The Manchester Township Police Department will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, in the Municipal Complex Civic Center, 1 Colonial Drive, from 1 to 6 p.m.   In years past, blood drives were a regular event hosted by our department and we’re pleased to have [...]

By |2021-03-18T16:04:23+00:00March 18th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Gives Back Blood Drive – May 19, 2021

Multijurisdictional Investigation Nets Arrests for Catalytic Converter Thefts

A three-month long investigation by investigators from the Manchester, Toms River, and Berkeley Township Police Departments resulted in multiple arrests for the theft of catalytic converters. 35-year-old, Joseph Cook, and 41-year-old Anna Hardy, both of Manchester, have been charged in connection with thefts throughout New Jersey. Each face various charges of theft and criminal mischief. [...]

By |2021-03-17T15:25:10+00:00March 17th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Multijurisdictional Investigation Nets Arrests for Catalytic Converter Thefts

Manchester EMS Celebrates First Year of Successful Operation

Monday, March 1st marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of Manchester Township’s Division of Emergency Medical Services and although the past year was marked with many challenges, specifically a global pandemic, we could not be more proud of the tremendous efforts of our EMS staff in making the program a resounding success. Since “going [...]

By |2021-03-01T19:52:34+00:00March 1st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester EMS Celebrates First Year of Successful Operation

Motorcyclist Collides with Deer, Airlifted to Trauma Center

On Saturday, January 30th, at approximately 11:10 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 70 and Hilltop Road, in the Whiting Section of the township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers observed a blue, 2016, Harley-Davidson FLH facing eastbound in the [...]

By |2021-02-01T20:31:25+00:00February 1st, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Motorcyclist Collides with Deer, Airlifted to Trauma Center

Cleaner Charged for Stealing Jewelry from Elderly Residents

A Wrightstown woman was charged with multiple counts of theft after a yearlong investigation revealed that she had been stealing jewelry belonging to several elderly residents while she was cleaning their homes.  Charged on Tuesday was 38-year-old, Linda Kreig of Wrightsown, NJ. From May of 2019 to December of 2019, officers from the Manchester Township [...]

By |2021-01-22T18:24:57+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Cleaner Charged for Stealing Jewelry from Elderly Residents

Fire Destroys Whiting Home

On Friday, January 15, at approximately 9:04 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to 609 Willow Court in the Whiting section of the township for the report of a structure fire. When officers arrived on scene, they observed flames coming from the roof of the duplex-style residence. Officers immediately confirmed that there [...]

By |2021-01-15T21:19:17+00:00January 15th, 2021|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fire Destroys Whiting Home
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