Manchester Police News

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

Youth Academy 2017 Class Celebrates Graduation

It is with great pride the Manchester Township Police congratulates the graduates of the 2017 Youth Police Academy, the third class to successfully complete the program. Held from August 14-17, 24 students from grades 6, 7 and 8 were introduced to the law enforcement profession and taught what it means to be a police officer [...]

By | 2017-08-18T14:03:02+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Youth Academy 2017 Class Celebrates Graduation

Female Pedestrian Trapped Underneath Vehicle

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at approximately 4:28 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Hampshire Lane in the Crestwood Village section of the Township for the report a person trapped underneath a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed a blue, 2011, Hyundai Elantra in the roadway with a 65-year-old female lodged underneath. [...]

By | 2017-08-03T18:25:50+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Female Pedestrian Trapped Underneath Vehicle

Officers Participate in Heart Screening Program

Five of our officers recently participated in the Gift from Captain Buscio program, which offers comprehensive cardiovascular and pulmonary evaluations with no out-of-pocket cost to all firefighters and officers throughout New Jersey. The program is named for Captain Dominick Buscio, a member of the Jersey City Fire Department who unexpectedly suffered a fatal heart attack [...]

By | 2017-08-01T14:16:23+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Officers Participate in Heart Screening Program

FEMA Grades Nuclear Reception Center Drill a Success

The Manchester Township Office of Emergency Management is responsible for two of the six designated Nuclear Reception Centers in Ocean County, Manchester High School and Manchester Middle School. On July 20th, FEMA personnel were on hand to grade our performance during a Reception Center drill which we're proud to say was passed with flying colors. [...]

By | 2017-08-01T13:52:52+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on FEMA Grades Nuclear Reception Center Drill a Success

Manchester PBA #246 Presents Donation to Chariot Riders

PBA #246 Manchester Twp. was proud to present a donation of more than $9,600 to Chariot Riders Inc, a local organization that provides therapeutic horseback rides to special needs children as well as disabled veterans. Pictured are Sgt. Paul Bachovchin, Ptl. Kyle Rickvalsky, Ptl. Michael Guarino and Chariot Riders Executive Director Linda Fazio, who was presented with [...]

By | 2017-08-01T14:01:55+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester PBA #246 Presents Donation to Chariot Riders

Vehicle Slams into a Motorcycle Resulting in Two People Being Airlifted to a Local Trauma Center

On Monday, July 17th, at approximately 6:54 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 70 and Route 571 in the Ridgeway section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed a gray 2015 Suzuki GSXR on [...]

By | 2017-07-19T15:12:55+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Slams into a Motorcycle Resulting in Two People Being Airlifted to a Local Trauma Center

Vehicle Slams into Motorcycle Injuring Operator and Passenger; Passenger Airlifted to Trauma Center

On Sunday, July 16th, at approximately 7:36 p.m. , members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 539 and Route 530 in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 2008, Harley Davidson Road King [...]

By | 2017-07-17T16:59:49+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Slams into Motorcycle Injuring Operator and Passenger; Passenger Airlifted to Trauma Center

Vehicle Overturns after Collision Sending One to Trauma Center

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at approximately 2:37 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 37 and Buckingham Drive to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed a silver, 2015, Nissan Sentra on its roof in the eastern portion of the roadway and a tan, [...]

By | 2017-06-29T15:05:01+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Overturns after Collision Sending One to Trauma Center

Two Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Six

A two car crash at the intersection of Routes 571 and 70 in the eastern section of the township sends six people to two area hospitals and leads to the arrest of a Robbinsville man on the suspicion of Driving While Intoxicated. 26-year-old, John Paulino of Robbinsville was travelling eastbound on Route 571, when he [...]

By | 2017-06-27T15:22:31+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Six

Township Resident Donates CED to Manchester Police

The Manchester Township Police Department is extremely grateful to Township resident, Betty Bulbach, for her generous donation of a Conducted Energy Device (CED) to the agency. The device, more commonly known by its former brand name of Taser, was approved for use by law enforcement in Ocean County earlier this year. However, because the purchase [...]

By | 2017-06-27T15:13:57+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Township Resident Donates CED to Manchester Police

Head On Crash on Route 539 Sends Five to a Local Trauma Center

A 32-year-old Tuckerton man and his three daughters, as well as a 39-year-old Whiting female were transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune after their two vehicles collided head-on on Route 539 in Whiting. Gabriel Bailey of Tuckerton was operating his 2000 Nissan Sentra northbound on Route 539 when he crossed over the center-line [...]

By | 2017-06-27T14:00:05+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Head On Crash on Route 539 Sends Five to a Local Trauma Center

Manchester Officer Recognized for DWI Enforcement

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Mothers Against Drunk Driving-New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety recognized police officers throughout New Jersey for their extraordinary efforts in preventing car crashes through DWI enforcement.  The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce that Ptl. Michael Guarino was one of the officers recognized [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:34:07+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Officer Recognized for DWI Enforcement

Pair Arrested by Manchester Police for Savannah Acres Residential Burglary

On June 13, 2017, at approximately 0048 hours, the Manchester Police Department received a report of a burglary in progress at a Hillside Drive residence, located in the Savannah Acres section of Manchester Township.  The homeowner returned home to find that his residence had been ransacked.  At the same time, he heard a loud noise [...]

By | 2017-06-15T20:59:26+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pair Arrested by Manchester Police for Savannah Acres Residential Burglary

ATV Overturns Sending One to Local Hospital

On Friday, June 9, 2017, at approximately 10:22 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Clay Mine Road in the Pasadena Section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving an overturned all terrain vehicle.   Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 2003, Honda TRX300 Sportrax on the shoulder of [...]

By | 2017-06-12T23:43:04+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on ATV Overturns Sending One to Local Hospital

Crestwood Village 5 Garden Club Presents K-9 Unit Donation

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Manchester Township Police K-9 Unit was honored to accept a generous $2,000 donation from the Crestwood Village 5 Garden Club. K-9 Officers, Marc Micciulla and Steven Wendruff, along with their partners Storm and Lynk, accepted the donation and presented the Garden Club members with a K-9 demonstration. This generous [...]

By | 2017-06-09T18:48:22+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Crestwood Village 5 Garden Club Presents K-9 Unit Donation

3rd Annual Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge a Resounding Success

The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Elite Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge, held on Wednesday, June 7th, successfully raised over $6,000 for a local charity while offering an intensive physical competition for police officers. This team-based competition, held at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting, raised more than $6,300.00, [...]

By | 2017-06-08T19:27:44+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Fitness Challenge a Resounding Success

Mini Van Impacts Bicyclist; Riders Receive Minor Injuries

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at approximately 8:50 p.m. officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Commonwealth Boulevard  and Bismark Street, for a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a minivan and bicycle.  Upon arrival, officers learned that a 2014 Toyota Sienna, operated by 61-year-old, Douglas J. Moore, of Manchester [...]

By | 2017-06-07T20:51:14+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Mini Van Impacts Bicyclist; Riders Receive Minor Injuries

Police Foundation Donations Fund Purchase of K-9 Kennel

Thanks to the generous donations made by local residents, businesses, and community organizations, the Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce the installation of a brand new K-9 Kennel on the grounds of the Municipal Complex. This kennel, which was delivered on June 6, 2017, will provide a safe and comfortable space for K-9s, [...]

By | 2017-06-07T20:44:23+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Police Foundation Donations Fund Purchase of K-9 Kennel

SUV Sideswipes Tractor Trailer on Route 70

On Monday evening, June 5, 2017, at approximately 6:50 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 70 in the area of Pleasant Valley Road for the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and a SUV. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 2014 Subaru Outback, operated by 56-year-old [...]

By | 2017-06-06T18:30:06+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on SUV Sideswipes Tractor Trailer on Route 70

Four Adults Arrested on Drug Charges Including Parents Who Had Five Year Old Daughter With Them

The investigation into a series of suspicious vehicles resulted in the arrest of four Manchester Township adults on Wednesday evening. 67-year old, Joseph Alex Jr., 36-year-old, Priest Taylor, 36-year-old, Diane Carle, and 38-year-old Leander Harper, all of the Summit Park section of the Township, were arrested by members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) after [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:39:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Four Adults Arrested on Drug Charges Including Parents Who Had Five Year Old Daughter With Them

Fifth Graders Celebrate L.E.A.D. Graduation

Officers and educators joined with Manchester Township fifth grade students to celebrate their graduation from the L.E.A.D. program on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Led by Sgt. Charles Brooks, L.E.A.D. Officers John Decker, Michael Anderson, and Keith Craig play an instrumental role in not only educating students, but forming a strong partnership among the police, schools, [...]

By | 2017-06-01T16:47:27+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fifth Graders Celebrate L.E.A.D. Graduation