Manchester Police News

Two New Officers Take Oaths

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to welcome two new officers, Patrolman Jason Tarabokija and Special Law Enforcement Officer II Robert Campolei, who were sworn in by Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center on September 10, 2018, in front of family, police personnel and Township administrators. The [...]

By | 2018-09-11T15:10:00+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two New Officers Take Oaths

This Labor Day, Remember to ‘Move Over’ for Emergency Vehicles

In 2009, New Jersey enacted a law aimed at reducing deaths or injuries to roadside emergency workers such as police officers, firefighters, ambulance drivers, road crews and tow truck operators. This law requires that the operator of a motor vehicle, upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing, blinking or alternating red or blue lights [...]

By | 2018-08-30T15:26:49+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on This Labor Day, Remember to ‘Move Over’ for Emergency Vehicles

4 Officers Injured When Motorist Strikes Stopped Vehicle

Four Manchester Township Police officers and another man sustained injuries after a driver struck a stopped vehicle during a motor vehicle stop on Route 37 Thursday night. At approximately 11:13 p.m., Ptl. Gavin Reilly and members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped a 1997, Ford Explorer on Route 37 [...]

By | 2018-08-10T18:21:20+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on 4 Officers Injured When Motorist Strikes Stopped Vehicle

Two Motorcycles Collide Sending Both Drivers to Trauma Center

On Friday, August 10, 2018, at approximately 4:41 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 571 and Ridgeway Boulevard, in the Ridgeway Section of the Township, to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving two motorcycles.   Upon arrival, officers observed two motorcycles, a Kawasaki Ninja and a Harley [...]

By | 2018-08-13T19:06:25+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Motorcycles Collide Sending Both Drivers to Trauma Center

Driver Trapped and Airlifted for Injuries as Vehicle Overturns on Route 70

  On Monday, August 6, 2018, at approximately 3:48 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Route 70 near mile marker 34.5, in the Whiting section of the Township, to investigate a serious motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Initial reports indicated that there were multiple injuries and that at [...]

By | 2018-08-07T14:50:21+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver Trapped and Airlifted for Injuries as Vehicle Overturns on Route 70

Pedestrian Hospitalized with Minor Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle in Parking Lot

On Saturday, July 21, 2018, at approximately 1:10 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the Manchester ShopRite located at 1001 Route 70 for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a struck pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers observed a male, later identified as 65-year-old, Daniel Orpel, of Manchester with non-life threatening [...]

By | 2018-08-07T18:56:47+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pedestrian Hospitalized with Minor Injuries After Being Struck by Vehicle in Parking Lot

“Operation Watch Dog” Surveillance Registry Launches

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of “Operation Watch Dog,” a voluntary video surveillance registration program that will assist our investigators as they work to solve crimes in our community. During a criminal investigation our officers are often unaware of the many residences and businesses that have surveillance systems that [...]

By | 2018-07-17T14:41:15+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on “Operation Watch Dog” Surveillance Registry Launches

Smoke at Health Care Facility Causes Partial Evacuation

On Sunday morning, July 15th, at approximately 8:10 AM, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department as well as fire crews from 5 nearby fire departments responded to the AristaCare Health Care facility located at 23 Schoolhouse Road for the report of a smoke condition and possible structure fire. Upon arrival, responding officers and firefighters [...]

By | 2018-07-17T14:21:52+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Smoke at Health Care Facility Causes Partial Evacuation

Whiting Man Airlifted After Truck Rolls Off of Trailer Striking Him

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at approximately 6:30 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Elizabeth and Chilvers Avenues in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a serious motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers observed male with significant head injuries on the front lawn [...]

By | 2018-07-06T17:42:24+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Whiting Man Airlifted After Truck Rolls Off of Trailer Striking Him

Driver and Passenger Transported by Helicopter to Trauma Center after Vehicle Strikes Deer and Tree

On Tuesday July 3, 2018 at approximately 3:39 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Horicon Road near the intersection of Beckerville Road, in the Whiting section of the Township, for a report of a single vehicle crash into a tree. Upon arrival, officers located a beige, 2011, Land [...]

By | 2018-07-06T17:40:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver and Passenger Transported by Helicopter to Trauma Center after Vehicle Strikes Deer and Tree

Sign Up for Manchester Police Blood Drive

#ManchesterGivesBack The Manchester Township Police Department will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 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 it is our goal [...]

By | 2018-06-22T19:05:15+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Sign Up for Manchester Police Blood Drive

Officers Honored by MADD

We're very proud of Ptl. Michael Guarino and Ptl. Matthew Walaszek, who represented the Manchester Township Police Department at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New Jersey Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Recognition held on June 12, 2018, at Rutgers University. The officers were awarded the Distinguished Service Award, which honored those dedicated officers who have shown exemplary [...]

By | 2018-06-14T13:30:48+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Officers Honored by MADD

Toms River Man Drowns at Harry Wright Lake

On June 11, 2018, at approximately 6:32pm, the Manchester Township Police Department received a 911 call from an individual reporting a missing swimmer at Harry Wright Lake, which is located in the Whiting section of the Township. The caller advised police dispatch that a male swimmer had fallen off of a raft in the lake [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:35:58+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Toms River Man Drowns at Harry Wright Lake

Manchester Township Police Department Welcomes Two New Patrol Officers

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to welcome two new patrol officers to the force. Jesse Tate and Jordan Weed were sworn in as full-time officers by Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center on June 5, 2018, in front of family, police personnel and Township administrators. The [...]

By | 2018-06-06T14:10:11+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Township Police Department Welcomes Two New Patrol Officers

Motor Vehicle Stop Results in Seizure of 1.6 Pounds of Cocaine Valued at Over $72,000

A Beachwood Borough resident was arrested after being stopped on State Highway 37 in Manchester.  On May 30, 2018, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) observed a vehicle in the area of County Route 571 near State Highway 70.  The vehicle was subsequently stopped for motor vehicle violations on SH 37 in the area [...]

By | 2018-06-01T18:53:08+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Motor Vehicle Stop Results in Seizure of 1.6 Pounds of Cocaine Valued at Over $72,000

Sgt. Antonio Ellis Completes Prestigious Command and Leadership Academy

Congratulations, Sgt. Antonio Ellis, on your May 31, 2018, graduation from the prestigious Command and Leadership Academy administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police! The intensive program, which began on January 10, focused on conflict management, critical thinking, communications, counseling, decision making, and leadership science. The Command and Leadership Academy was [...]

By | 2018-06-14T17:56:43+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Sgt. Antonio Ellis Completes Prestigious Command and Leadership Academy

Toms River Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m. the Manchester Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen who reported that a suspicious black sport utility vehicle was driving around the Pine Lake Park recreational area located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Just as that information was being received, a 24-year-old South Toms [...]

By | 2018-05-30T16:19:35+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Toms River Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Traffic Safety Section Promotes Responsibility at Manchester High School

The Traffic Safety Section of the Manchester Township Police recently teamed up with the Manchester Township Board of Education to remind students to drive responsibly, always. The striking visual of a wrecked car, loaned by Priced Rite Towing of Toms River, along with banners from New Jersey Highway Traffic Safety, were placed at the entrance [...]

By | 2018-06-14T18:07:14+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Traffic Safety Section Promotes Responsibility at Manchester High School

Two Manchester Residents Arrested for Possession of 310 Bags of Heroin

The Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) arrested two Manchester residents for heroin possession/distribution early Saturday morning.  Alex Ciccone, 28, of the Pine Acres Manor section of Manchester, and Brittany Parker, 21, of the Pine Lake section of Manchester, were arrested at approximately 12:29 am as a result of a narcotics related surveillance operation. [...]

By | 2018-05-18T18:44:30+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Manchester Residents Arrested for Possession of 310 Bags of Heroin

Hit and Run Vehicle Flees Scene; Drive Arrested after Eluding

On Thursday May 17, 2018, at approximately 8:05 pm, Sgt. Robert Sharry of the Manchester Township Police Department was on patrol in the area of Route 37 and Colonial Drive when he was flagged down by two females who stated that they had just been victims of a hit-and-run crash. The two females told Sgt. [...]

By | 2018-05-18T18:42:43+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Hit and Run Vehicle Flees Scene; Drive Arrested after Eluding

Human Remains Found

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, members of the Manchester Township Police responded to a heavily wooded area off of Ridgeway Boulevard to investigate the report of possible human remains being found by an engineering crew. Upon arrival. Patrolman Jason Wiener met with the workers and learned that they had located, what they believed to be, [...]

By | 2018-05-16T18:17:20+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Human Remains Found

Three Vehicle Crash Injures 3 and One Driver Airlifted to Hospital for Injuries

On Monday, April 30, 2018, at approximately 11:24 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Commonwealth and Northampton Boulevards in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township to investigate a serious motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers located a blue, 2007, Hyundai Azera on the front lawn of [...]

By | 2018-05-01T15:30:13+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Three Vehicle Crash Injures 3 and One Driver Airlifted to Hospital for Injuries

Police Records Supervisor/Support Aide Positions

Please see the attached job postings for the positions of Police Records Supervisor and Police Support Aide(s). Please click each for a larger view.  Application can be found at: http://www.manchestertwp.com/…/Manchester-Township-Employme… Typed Application and Resume to be personally delivered to Command Support Assistant Ron Rhein, between the hours of 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, at the [...]

By | 2018-04-27T15:21:25+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Police Records Supervisor/Support Aide Positions

Citizen Complaints Led to Numerous Drug Arrests

A proactive enforcement campaign launched by members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) led to thirteen arrests in various areas throughout the Township. The enforcement and interdiction detail began after the Narcotics Enforcement Team received several complaints of suspected narcotics related activity in three township neighborhoods.  Over the course of several [...]

By | 2018-04-16T15:41:17+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Citizen Complaints Led to Numerous Drug Arrests

Woman Struck By Her Own Vehicle

On Wednesday April 4, 2018, at approximately 12:02 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the Shop Rite parking lot, located in Manchester Plaza on Route 70 for the report of a motor vehicle crash involving a struck pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a female with injuries to both legs, in the [...]

By | 2018-04-06T19:49:35+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Woman Struck By Her Own Vehicle

Two Pemberton Township Men Arrested fro Burglary

On April 6, 2018, officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to a seasonal camping/hunting trailer located in the Brendan Byrne State Forest to investigate a report of an attempted burglary. This area, which is a very remote and heavily wooded section in the western-most portion of Manchester Township, is the same area where two [...]

By | 2018-04-16T15:53:09+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Pemberton Township Men Arrested fro Burglary

UDrive. UText. UPay. Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign Coming to Manchester Township in April

Law enforcement officers from the Manchester Township Police Department again will be cracking down on distracted drivers during the month of April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving [...]

By | 2018-03-29T15:16:05+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on UDrive. UText. UPay. Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign Coming to Manchester Township in April

Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns in Retirement Community

On Friday, March 23, 2018, at approximately 6:31 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Verona Drive in the Renaissance retirement community for the report of an overturned vehicle. Initial reports indicated that the driver was still in the vehicle. The initial investigation revealed that the operator, 89-year-old Joseph [...]

By | 2018-03-28T13:46:54+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns in Retirement Community

Lt. Vincent Manco Completes Prestigious FBI National Academy Program

The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce that Lt. Vincent Manco was among the 223 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia, last week. The 271st Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states, including members of law enforcement agencies from [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:51:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Lt. Vincent Manco Completes Prestigious FBI National Academy Program

Winter Storm Toby Causes Numerous Power Outages and Downs Power Lines Throughout the Township

As Winter Storm Toby leaves the area, both residents and Township officials have begun to assess the damages left in its wake. Prolonged hours of heavy wet snow and moderate winds caused numerous powerlines and tree limbs to sag or break free and fall to the ground. As of Thursday morning, approximately 1600 residents are [...]

By | 2018-03-23T17:58:20+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Winter Storm Toby Causes Numerous Power Outages and Downs Power Lines Throughout the Township