Manchester Police News

Three Trenton Residents Charged With Drug Charges in Manchester

Three Trenton residents were arrested after being stopped on State Highway 70 near the Holly Oaks section of Manchester Township.  On Friday, May 10, 2019, members of the department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the QuickChek on County Route 571.  The vehicle was stopped on Route 70 for [...]

By |2019-05-24T18:48:06+00:00May 24th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Three Trenton Residents Charged With Drug Charges in Manchester

Three Vehicle Crash Sends One to Trauma Center

On Friday May 10, 2019, at approximately 8:12 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Ridgeway Road and State Highway 70 to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles.  Upon arrival, officers observed three vehicles in the northwest corner of the intersection; a 2010, Toyota Corolla, a 2017, [...]

By |2019-05-15T12:59:41+00:00May 15th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Three Vehicle Crash Sends One to Trauma Center

Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrests Two Suspects for Possession of 200 Doses of Heroin

Two Ocean County residents were charged with multiple narcotic related charges after being stopped in a motor vehicle on State Highway 37 in the area of Colonial Drive.  On April 18, 2019, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) observed a vehicle in the area of County Route 547 and County Route 571.  The vehicle [...]

By |2019-05-01T13:48:34+00:00May 1st, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrests Two Suspects for Possession of 200 Doses of Heroin

Easter Crash Sends Two to Hospital for Treatment of Non-Life Threatening Injuries

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at approximately 7:10 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Commonwealth Blvd., and Beacon Street in the Pine Lake Park section, to investigate a report of a crash involving two vehicles, one of which had reportedly caught fire. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2003 [...]

By |2019-04-22T19:28:57+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Easter Crash Sends Two to Hospital for Treatment of Non-Life Threatening Injuries

NJ Man Charged with 93 Criminal Offenses for Damaging Vehicles Throughout County

A multi-jurisdictional investigation into multiple acts of criminal mischief to vehicles in Ocean County led to the arrest of 35 year old Chesterfield, New Jersey resident Anthony Lewis. Mr. Lewis was charged with thirty-one counts of criminal mischief, thirty-one counts of interference with transportation and thirty-one counts of reckless endangerment of another person. The investigation [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:14:15+00:00April 12th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on NJ Man Charged with 93 Criminal Offenses for Damaging Vehicles Throughout County

Wells Fargo Bank in Whiting Robbed by Unknown Male

  On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at approximately 4:35 pm hours, the Manchester Township Police Department received a hold-up alarm from the Wells Fargo Bank located at 501 Route 530 in the Whiting section of the Township. While en route to the bank, responding officers learned that a male subject had entered the establishment, demanded [...]

By |2019-04-10T18:44:27+00:00April 10th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Wells Fargo Bank in Whiting Robbed by Unknown Male

Manager/Treasurer Charged with Stealing Youth Baseball Team Funds

A 52-year-old township travel baseball team manager was arrested on March 21, 2019, after it was learned that he misappropriated $6,500 in team money. Michael Walters, of Pine Lake Park was charged with one count of theft by deception following the investigation by Manchester Township Police. On March 20, 2019, coaches and team representatives for [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:33:24+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manager/Treasurer Charged with Stealing Youth Baseball Team Funds

‘911eye’ Video System Featured on NBC Nightly News

We’re very proud that the groundbreaking “911eye” system, recently deployed in Manchester Township, received national attention on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt! With 911eye, our Public Safety Telecommunicators have the option of seeing a secure, ‘one-time-use’ live video stream from a caller’s smartphone, should they give permission. This live view, along with the caller’s [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:55:43+00:00March 20th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on ‘911eye’ Video System Featured on NBC Nightly News

Multi-Agency Traffic Enforcement Detail

During the morning hours of Wednesday, March 13th, officers from the Manchester Police Department joined officers from the Jackson Township Police Department in conducting a traffic enforcement detail along portions of County Route 571 in both municipalities. The purpose of this detail was to enforce New Jersey’s motor vehicle laws as part of an ongoing [...]

By |2019-03-14T19:57:17+00:00March 14th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Multi-Agency Traffic Enforcement Detail

Accreditation Assessment Scheduled for March 11, 2019

Chief Lisa D. Parker announced today that a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, March 11, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Manchester Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. “Verification by the team that the Manchester Township [...]

By |2019-03-07T14:06:02+00:00March 5th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Accreditation Assessment Scheduled for March 11, 2019

‘911eye’ Live Video Streaming Service, Comes to Manchester Township

The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce the arrival of “911eye,” an emergency video streaming service that will allow anyone with a smartphone to provide our police dispatchers with a live view of what they are seeing, in many cases, before emergency responders are even mobilized. “911eye will fundamentally change how the Manchester [...]

By |2019-03-05T14:51:40+00:00March 5th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on ‘911eye’ Live Video Streaming Service, Comes to Manchester Township

Fuel Oil Tanker Overturns, Sending Driver to the Hospital

 On Wednesday February 20, 2019, at approximately 12:00 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of County Route 571 (Ridgeway Road) and State Highway 70 to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned fuel oil tanker.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 1986, Ford tanker truck overturned on the passenger [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:32:09+00:00February 21st, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fuel Oil Tanker Overturns, Sending Driver to the Hospital

Proceeds from Fundraiser Presented to Megan Franzoso

On January 24, 2019, members of the Manchester Township Police Department were beyond thrilled to present Megan Franzoso with the proceeds generated from the A Game For Megan fundraising event! We would like to give big thank you to everyone who was involved in putting together the event special for Megan, including the Toms River [...]

By |2019-02-07T19:19:37+00:00January 24th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Proceeds from Fundraiser Presented to Megan Franzoso

Officers Take Oaths

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to welcome two new officers, Patrolman Michael Gardner and Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II) Kevin Rembach, who were sworn in by Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center on January 14, 2019, in front of family, police personnel and Township [...]

By |2019-02-07T19:28:51+00:00January 16th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Officers Take Oaths

Private Performing Arts Teacher Charged

A township man who owns and operates a private performing arts studio in the Whiting section of Manchester Township has been arrested and charged in relation to inappropriate interactions with several studio participants. Michael W. Grande, 43, of Whiting was charged with Endangering the Welfare of Children, Promoting Obscene Material to a Person under 18, [...]

By |2019-01-04T19:12:55+00:00January 4th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Private Performing Arts Teacher Charged

Vehicle Crashes into Building Front, Injuring Three

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, at approximately 11:17 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to 1220 Route 70 in the Whiting Section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle which had crashed into a medical building, injuring three patrons inside.   Upon arrival, officers observed a blue, [...]

By |2018-12-14T14:28:37+00:00December 14th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Crashes into Building Front, Injuring Three

Vehicle Crashes into Building, Causing Business Closure

On Thursday, November 29, 2018 at approximately 1:07 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the Dollar Tree store, located at 109 Lacey Road in the Whiting section of the Township for a report of a vehicle which had crashed into the building.   Upon arrival, officer’s observed a 2012 Lexus which [...]

By |2018-12-14T14:29:18+00:00November 30th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Crashes into Building, Causing Business Closure

Manchester Township Police Gun Turn in Program

In an effort by the Manchester Township Police Department to create safer communities, residents will have the opportunity to voluntarily turn in firearms that they no longer want. Please note that this is NOT a buyback, "no questions asked" event. Guns left lying around the home are a common source of tragedy. This Gun Turn-In [...]

By |2018-10-30T17:06:26+00:00October 30th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Township Police Gun Turn in Program

Overturned Vehicle Crash Route 571 and Beacon Street Traffic Diverted

on Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 7:57 a.m., officers of the Manchester Police Department responded to the intersection of County Route 571 (Ridgeway Road) and Beacon Street for a report of a two car collision involving an overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles in the roadway. One of the vehicles, a 2003 [...]

By |2018-12-14T14:30:38+00:00October 19th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Overturned Vehicle Crash Route 571 and Beacon Street Traffic Diverted

Driver Dies After Rapidly Accelerating Through Shopping Center Parking Lot, Striking Parked Vehicle; Medical Episode Suspected

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at approximately 9:16 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of the Stop and Shop shopping plaza on Lacey Road in the Whiting section of the Township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash. The crash was alleged to have involved a vehicle which had collided [...]

By |2018-10-16T14:49:45+00:00October 14th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Driver Dies After Rapidly Accelerating Through Shopping Center Parking Lot, Striking Parked Vehicle; Medical Episode Suspected

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Hit and Run

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Molly Pitcher Lane in the Crestwood Village section of the Township for the report a person being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers observed a 46-year-old male, later identified as Dominick Demorato, of Ocean Gate lying [...]

By |2018-10-05T14:04:50+00:00September 28th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle Hit and Run

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 5th, 2018|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Whiting Man Airlifted After Truck Rolls Off of Trailer Striking Him