Manchester Police News

Crash Damages Utility Police, Sends Three to Hospital

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at approximately 4:51 p.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard and Bismarck Street in the Pine Lake Park section of town to investigate a three-car motor vehicle crash involving a struck utility pole, and an overturned vehicle with entrapment. Upon arrival, officers [...]

By |2020-07-09T18:29:31+00:00July 9th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Crash Damages Utility Police, Sends Three to Hospital

Plainfield Man Tragically Drowns in Lake on Heritage Mineral Property

A visit to a popular privately-owned 7000-acre tract of land in Manchester on Saturday afternoon ended tragically for a 23-year-old Plainfield man. Edwin Caballero visited the Heritage Mineral property on Saturday and went missing between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Caballero’s body was recovered submerged in a body of water commonly referred to as “Crystal [...]

By |2020-07-06T14:25:36+00:00July 6th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Plainfield Man Tragically Drowns in Lake on Heritage Mineral Property

Helping Our Neighbors In Need

On July 1, 2020, a township family lost everything in a fire when lightning struck their home. The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to join with others in our community to help this family get back on their feet. Please consider making a donation if possible. Details regarding items needed and drop off dates/times [...]

By |2020-07-02T19:29:58+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Helping Our Neighbors In Need

Fire from Lightening Strike Destroys Beckerville Road Home

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at approximately 2:48 P.M. officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of 318 Beckerville Road in the Whiting section of the Township for the report of a residential structure fire. When officers arrived on scene, they observed the house to be fully engulfed in flames. After immediately [...]

By |2020-07-02T17:50:24+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fire from Lightening Strike Destroys Beckerville Road Home

Manchester Gives Back Blood Drive – July 15, 2020

***Safety First! COVID-19 Protective Measures Will Be In Place For This Drive*** Please see the following link for COVID-19 safety information: https://www.redcrossblood.org/content/dam/redcrossblood/rcb/hosting-a-blood-drive/bdc-portal-mktg/precautions_infographic.jpg #ManchesterGivesBack The Manchester Township Police Department will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, July 15, 20202, in the Municipal Complex Civic Center, 1 Colonial Drive, from [...]

By |2020-06-22T19:36:05+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Gives Back Blood Drive – July 15, 2020

Welcome Home, Sgt. Ellis!

Welcome home, Sgt. Ellis! With much anticipation, the entire Manchester Township family was overjoyed to welcome home Sgt. Antonio Ellis following his brave and long fought battle with COVID-19. We were honored to give him a hero’s welcome when his police escort stopped at town hall yesterday. Sgt. Ellis never gave up as he fought [...]

By |2020-06-19T16:39:00+00:00June 19th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Welcome Home, Sgt. Ellis!

Three Vehicles, Including One Towing Boat, Involved in Crash on Route 571

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, at approximately 12:45 PM, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of County Route 571 and Commonwealth Boulevard, in the Ridgeway Section of the Township, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving three vehicles including one, which was towing a boat. Upon arrival, officers located a [...]

By |2020-06-02T14:39:18+00:00May 31st, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Three Vehicles, Including One Towing Boat, Involved in Crash on Route 571

Multistate Commercial Burglary Investigation Dismantles Criminal Enterprise

A three-month long investigation by investigators from the Manchester, Toms River, and Berkeley Township Police Departments resulted in the dismantling of a commercial burglary ring, the recovery of tens of thousands of dollars in stolen items and the arrests of multiple individuals. 43-year-old, Craig Orler of Manchester, 49-year-old, James Bendyna, and 52-year-old, Roy Bowman both [...]

By |2020-05-22T18:56:31+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Multistate Commercial Burglary Investigation Dismantles Criminal Enterprise

Sami’s Law Rideshare Awareness Signs Come to Manchester Township

In support of the recently enacted “Sami’s Law,” which provides protections for patrons of rideshare services, the Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce the installation of awareness signage throughout the township serving as a safety checklist for riders before they enter any vehicles. On March 29, 2019, Samantha “Sami” Josephson, of Robbinsville, a [...]

By |2020-05-22T17:44:59+00:00May 18th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Sami’s Law Rideshare Awareness Signs Come to Manchester Township

Fire Heavily Damages Alba’s Pub

An early more blaze severely damaged a local restaurant in the Ridgeway section of the Township. Officers responding to a burglar alarm arrived to find smoke billowing from the establishment. On May 1, 2020, at approximately 7:22 a.m., of   ficers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Alba’s Pub, located at 2313 County Road [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:45:49+00:00May 1st, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Fire Heavily Damages Alba’s Pub

Virtual Recovery Meeting Information – Updated

Recovery meetings are a crucial aspect of sobriety, especially as our community deals with the #COVID19 pandemic. RWJBarnabas Health, in an effort to preserve the recovery communities that were built together and continue to provide a place of hope and safety during these challenging times, has created a full calendar of virtual All Recovery meetings that [...]

By |2020-05-04T15:43:20+00:00April 17th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Virtual Recovery Meeting Information – Updated

Reporting from Home Information

Beginning Monday, March 16th, several police officers will be available Monday through Friday between the hours 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM to take police reports over the phone for certain types of calls. This service will be used in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus currently affecting our state and will continue until further notice. [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:10:34+00:00March 15th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Reporting from Home Information

Three Veteran Officers Promoted to Leadership Positions

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of three veteran officers to various ranks.  Lt. Robert Dolan was promoted to Captain, Dsg. Chris Hemhauser to Lieutenant, and Ptl. Chris Cerullo to Patrol Sergeant, during a ceremony which took place in the Municipal Complex, Civic Center on February 12, 2020. Mayor Kenneth [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:41:22+00:00February 14th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Three Veteran Officers Promoted to Leadership Positions

Two Vehicles Collide in Pine Lake Park; Four Sent to Hospitals

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at approximately 4:34 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Commonwealth Boulevard and Northampton Boulevard in the Pine Lake Park section of the township to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles with entrapment. Upon arrival, officers observed a black, 2017 Hyundai Santa [...]

By |2020-01-30T16:19:34+00:00January 30th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Vehicles Collide in Pine Lake Park; Four Sent to Hospitals

Police Department K-9 Unit Receives Generous Donation

Chief Lisa Parker and members of her staff were generously presented with a $10,000 donation on Wednesday by Lester Glenn president Adam Kraushaar, salesman Steve Regan and other executive staff of the Lester Glenn Auto Group. The donation was for the department’s K-9 unit. Mr. Regan, a salesman at Lester Glenn Chrysler, Jeep Dodge Ram, [...]

By |2020-01-16T15:00:54+00:00January 16th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Police Department K-9 Unit Receives Generous Donation

EMT Candidates Participate in Physical and Written Testing

As Manchester prepares to launch a township-run Emergency Medical Services Division within its Department of Public Safety, nearly 60 ambitious candidates participated in an extensive testing process this past Saturday at Manchester Township Middle School. This testing was the first step for those candidates wishing to be considered for employment with the Division of EMS. [...]

By |2020-01-14T16:56:56+00:00January 14th, 2020|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on EMT Candidates Participate in Physical and Written Testing

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Highway 37

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, at approximately 6:31 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 37 and Commonwealth Blvd., to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2016, Kia Sportage, stationary in the intersection of SH 37 westbound and Commonwealth Blvd. [...]

By |2020-01-08T16:15:37+00:00December 30th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on State Highway 37

Manchester Man Charged with Two Convenience Store Burglaries

During the month of August, the Manchester Township Police Department investigated two separate burglaries to the Circle K convenience store located at 2001 Ridgeway Road in the eastern section of the township. Both burglaries occurred in the early morning hours when the store was closed and both took place within a seven day period. In [...]

By |2019-12-18T21:37:23+00:00December 18th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Man Charged with Two Convenience Store Burglaries

Man Arrested for Using Spoofing App to Falsely Report Emergency Incidents

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to a residence on Mockingbird Way in the Pine Ridge section of Manchester Township for the report of an anonymous tip regarding narcotic related activity. During the course of the investigation, it was ascertained that no illegal narcotic activity had been taking place [...]

By |2019-12-16T19:14:06+00:00December 15th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Man Arrested for Using Spoofing App to Falsely Report Emergency Incidents

Manchester Man Dies in State Highway 70 Collision

On Sunday, December 1, 2019 at approximately 6:06 pm, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of State Highway 70 and Green Acres Road to investigate a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2017 Subaru Forester, with heavy front end damage in the eastbound lane [...]

By |2019-12-02T16:33:08+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Man Dies in State Highway 70 Collision

Coffee with a Cop – December 5, 2019

Come join us at Terry's Cafe and Market (1900 NJ 70, Manchester, NJ 08759) on December 5th, 2019 for Coffee with a Cop! This event is from 9:00am to 11:00am. Grab a cup and speak with members of our Patrol Division, Traffic Safety Division, and Investigations Bureau to discuss various topics concerning our community. Contact [...]

By |2019-11-21T15:54:09+00:00November 21st, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Coffee with a Cop – December 5, 2019

Local Family Donates Traffic Safety Drone

Thank you to the Zaleck family, who on November 13, 2019, generously donated the monetary equivalent of a DJI drone to the Manchester Township Police Department. Retired Manchester Officer Sandy Drake and three year old Brian Drake presented the donation to the department on behalf of the Zaleck Family. Accepting the donation were Chief Lisa [...]

By |2019-11-21T16:17:02+00:00November 15th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Local Family Donates Traffic Safety Drone

Police Successfully De-escalate Incident with Emotionally Disturbed Man Armed with Rifle

Manchester Police officers successfully averted a tragedy by de-escalating a situation in which a township man, armed with a semi-automatic rifle stated to a family member that he wanted to “kill people.” During the early morning hours of November 9, 2019 members of the Manchester Police Department investigated an incident at a Pine Lake Park [...]

By |2019-11-14T20:58:18+00:00November 14th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Police Successfully De-escalate Incident with Emotionally Disturbed Man Armed with Rifle

Four Injured as a Vehicle Collides Head-On with a Dump Truck

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at approximately 8:29 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of Route 530 and Congasia Road in the Whiting section of town to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles and a utility trailer in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers observed an orange 2009 [...]

By |2019-11-05T20:42:28+00:00November 5th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Four Injured as a Vehicle Collides Head-On with a Dump Truck

Following Honorable Career, Det. Peter Manco Retires

The Manchester Township Police Department says goodbye and good luck to Detective Peter Manco, who retired on Oct. 31, 2019, due to an injury sustained in August of 2018 when he and three other officers were struck by an impaired driver while conducting a motor vehicle stop. Since then, Det. Manco valiantly attempted to [...]

By |2019-11-21T16:35:27+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Following Honorable Career, Det. Peter Manco Retires

Narcotics Enforcement Unit Seizes Over $3,000 in Heroin

Two Mercer County residents were arrested after being stopped on County Route 571 near the intersection of Commonwealth Blvd. On October 29, 2019, members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) stopped a vehicle in the Circle K parking lot on County Route 571 for a motor vehicle violation. Through further investigation officers conducted a search [...]

By |2019-11-04T14:23:41+00:00November 1st, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Narcotics Enforcement Unit Seizes Over $3,000 in Heroin

Single Fatality in Sunday Motorcycle Crash

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 539 at the intersection of Cherry Street in the Whiting section of town to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving multiple vehicles and a motorcyclist. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2007 Honda Motorcycle on its side [...]

By |2019-10-08T14:24:27+00:00October 8th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Single Fatality in Sunday Motorcycle Crash

New SRO, Class III Officers Introduced

With the start of the school year, we’re pleased to introduce a new team of officers who are working to protect Manchester Township’s students! In addition to our new SRO Victoria Raub, who previously served in the Patrol Bureau, two Class III Officers, John Zupan and Henry “Rick” Pasqualini, have been assigned to work throughout [...]

By |2019-09-09T18:05:24+00:00September 9th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on New SRO, Class III Officers Introduced

Two Patrolmen Take Oaths

Following an intensive hiring process that began months ago with more than 100 candidates, we’re pleased to welcome Patrolmen Jose Diaz and Kamar Gainey to the Manchester Township Police Department. The Patrolmen who were sworn in on September 3, 2019, by Ken Palmer, Mayor of Manchester, during a ceremony at Town Hall. These two recruits excelled [...]

By |2019-09-06T14:34:45+00:00September 6th, 2019|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Two Patrolmen Take Oaths