Manchester Police News

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

NY Woman Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution after Massage Parlor Bust

A two-month long investigation into suspicious activity at a Whiting massage parlor led to the arrest of a 43-year-old Flushing, NY, woman. Shulan Song was arrested Tuesday on charges of solicitation of prostitution after members of the Manchester Township Police Department executed a court authorized search warrant at the Whiting Spa located on Lake Road [...]

By | 2017-05-31T13:23:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on NY Woman Charged with Solicitation of Prostitution after Massage Parlor Bust

Odor of Marijuana Leads to Heroin, Cocaine, and Resisting Arrest Charges

Two 20-year-old Ocean County men were arrested after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle was conducted in the area of the Comfort Inn on Route 37 in Manchester. Louis Stokes and Anthony Singletary, both of Barnegat, were arrested by members of the Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team after they were found to be in possession of [...]

By | 2017-05-31T13:18:32+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Odor of Marijuana Leads to Heroin, Cocaine, and Resisting Arrest Charges

Single Vehicle Crashes In to Woods Off of Rt. 70

On Saturday May 20, 2017, at approximately 7:05 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 70 near milepost 42 for the report of a single vehicle crash involving a pick-up truck which left the roadway and crashed into the woods. Upon arrival, officers found a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado in the wooded [...]

By | 2017-05-23T14:02:50+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Single Vehicle Crashes In to Woods Off of Rt. 70

Vehicle Strikes 7-Year-Old Pedestrian

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:42 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police responded to 1st Street in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a SUV which struck a 7-year-old boy. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 2012 Jeep Wrangler operated by Lauren Flanagan, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T13:28:04+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vehicle Strikes 7-Year-Old Pedestrian

Trenton Man Arrested for Possession of 150 Bags of Heroin; Intended for distribution in the Ocean County Area

The Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a Trenton resident for heroin distribution on Wednesday afternoon.   Darryl Milton Jr., 23, of Wayne Avenue in Trenton, was arrested at approximately 1:13 p.m. as a result of a surveillance operation. The Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on the 2000 Acura TL in [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:40:45+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Trenton Man Arrested for Possession of 150 Bags of Heroin; Intended for distribution in the Ocean County Area

Conducted Energy Device (CED) Used to Safely Gain Control of Suicidal Subject Armed with Scissors

Officers responded for a second time in just over a month to the same residence in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township for a call involving a suicidal, 27-year-old female armed with a knife. Upon arrival, the officers made contact with the subject who had slashed her arms and neck with a kitchen [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:30:06+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Conducted Energy Device (CED) Used to Safely Gain Control of Suicidal Subject Armed with Scissors

Vape Explosion Leaves Man Injured

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at approximately 7:18 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a residence located on the 1300 block of New Brunswick Avenue, located in the Whiting section for a report of a small explosion and structure fire.  Prior to arrival, responding units were advised that there were two [...]

By | 2017-05-17T19:31:10+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Vape Explosion Leaves Man Injured

Tri-Axle Dump Truck Collides and Overturns onto a Vehicle, Sending Three Occupants to a Local Hospital

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at approximately 3:28 p.m. , members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of Route 539 and Harry Wright Boulevard in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned dump truck. Upon arrival, officers observed a gray, 2008, Nissan Altima pinned [...]

By | 2017-05-16T14:47:40+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Tri-Axle Dump Truck Collides and Overturns onto a Vehicle, Sending Three Occupants to a Local Hospital

Tri-Axle Dump Truck Leaves Roadway and Strikes Trees after Commercial Vehicles Collide

On Monday, May 15, 2017, at approximately 8:27 a.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Route 539 in the Whiting section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving two commercial vehicles.  Upon arrival, officers observed a red, 2001, Mack tri-axle dump truck facing south in the woods, wedged under [...]

By | 2017-05-16T14:18:38+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Tri-Axle Dump Truck Leaves Roadway and Strikes Trees after Commercial Vehicles Collide

Whiting Car Stop Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

A Manchester man and a Forked River woman were arrested and charged with a litany of drug offenses after they were found to be in possession of heroin, cocaine, hypodermic syringes and an assortment of other drug paraphernalia during a motor vehicle stop on Tuesday afternoon. Dandre Tubbs, 29, of Birmingham Avenue in Manchester and [...]

By | 2017-05-05T14:22:06+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Whiting Car Stop Leads to Drug Distribution Charges

Manchester Township Police Department Swears In Two Patrolmen

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to welcome its newest Patrolmen, Gavin Reilly and Victoria Raub, who were sworn in by Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer during a ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center on May 1, 2017, in front of family and police personnel. Taking his oath first was Gavin Reilly, who excelled [...]

By | 2017-05-05T15:37:18+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Manchester Township Police Department Swears In Two Patrolmen

Overturned Vehicle Crash Sends Two to the Hospital

On Tuesday afternoon, April 18, 2017, at approximately 4:44 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the area of County Route 539 near the entrance to Cousins Paintball Park, to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving an overturned vehicle.  Upon arrival, officers observed a 2007 Ford Focus overturned lying on its roof [...]

By | 2017-04-25T18:12:31+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Overturned Vehicle Crash Sends Two to the Hospital

Cargo Van Overturns After Collision With Pickup, Driver in Critical Condition

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 4:07 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police responded to the intersection of Coolidge Ave and New York Ave in the Whiting section of town for the report of a two vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers found that a 2013 Dodge Ram Pickup had impacted a 2004 Chevrolet [...]

By | 2017-04-25T18:42:28+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Cargo Van Overturns After Collision With Pickup, Driver in Critical Condition

Crash Near Harry Wright Lake Causes Vehicle to Catch Fire

On Tuesday evening, April 11, 2017, at approximately 6:05 p.m., members of the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Nature Way in the area of Harry Wright Lake in the Whiting section of the Township, to investigate a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, officers observed a 2013 BMW 328 slightly off the roadway against a tree [...]

By | 2017-04-25T18:51:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Crash Near Harry Wright Lake Causes Vehicle to Catch Fire

Honoring Cpl. Scott Thompson

Today, April 10th, marks the two year anniversary since the sudden and tragic loss of Manchester Township Police Cpl. Scott R. Thompson. To celebrate his memory as well as the impact that he had on us all, members of his family joined his brother officers at this morning’s shift muster. There, the table where Cpl. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T19:06:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Honoring Cpl. Scott Thompson

Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors in Pine Ridge Homes

If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape. In an effort to reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities, the American Red Cross has launched the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, helping local families take important steps to prevent fires and be better prepared should [...]

By | 2017-04-25T19:19:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Volunteers Install Smoke Detectors in Pine Ridge Homes

Quad Rider Who Damaged High School Property Identified and Arrested

Numerous tips received by the Manchester Township Police Department led to the arrest of a 26-year-old Manchester man March 28, 2017, on charges of criminal mischief. Tyler Kowalski, of Wranglebrook Road, was positively identified as the individual who caused approximately $5,000 in damage to the soccer and JV softball field fences at Manchester Township High [...]

By | 2017-05-05T15:28:15+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Quad Rider Who Damaged High School Property Identified and Arrested

Officers Complete CED Training; Use Device to Safely Gain Control of Suicidal Subject Armed with Knife

Approximately 50 patrol officers and supervisors successfully completed the two day Conducted Energy Device or ‘Taser’ operator’s training this month which was taught by a contingent of certified police instructors from around Ocean County. Nearly half of the 50 officers received their certification on March 15th, while the other half received their certification on March [...]

By | 2017-04-25T19:24:55+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Manchester Police News|Comments Off on Officers Complete CED Training; Use Device to Safely Gain Control of Suicidal Subject Armed with Knife

Officers “Read Across America”

Sgt. Antonio Ellis was among the Officers who helped Manchester Township students celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday during #ReadAcrossAmerica on March 2nd.   Sgt. Ellis visited Ms. Hickey's first grade class at Manchester Township Elementary School, where he read "The Cat in the Hat," complete with costume. Our Officers also visited Whiting Elementary School to celebrate [...]

By | 2017-03-03T20:36:07+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Narcotics Enforcement Officers Seize 140 Bags of Heroin during Car Stop

A Bayville man was arrested on numerous drug charges following a motor vehicle stop by members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET). Kenneth R. Cooper, age 39, of Pheasant Drive in Bayville was arrested and charged with narcotics offenses after he was found to be in possession of a large quantity [...]

By | 2017-02-28T14:19:14+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Narcotics Investigation Yields Heroin, Crack Cocaine, and Cash

A Manchester man was arrested on numerous drug charges following a two month narcotics distribution investigation which was led by the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET). Jemel Cooper, age 37, of Ridgeway Road was arrested and charged with narcotics offenses after he was found to be in possession of a quantity of [...]

By | 2017-02-22T14:54:35+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Officer Bole Among First in State to Receive Traffic Safety Specialist Designation

Congratulations to Officer Ian Bole, who was awarded the Traffic Safety Specialist Level 1 designation in a ceremony at the New Jersey Police Traffic Officers Association meeting in Hamilton earlier this month. Officer Bole, along with 18 other officers (including our own Sgt. Antonio Ellis and Cpl. Doug Higgins), are among the first in the [...]

By | 2017-02-14T15:52:24+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cops Come Together to Bring a Smile to Nine Year Old Nico’s Face

Nico is a brave little guy who has been battling cancer. He is an honorary member of his hometown fire company and the Gloucester Township Police Department. His love for firefighters and police officers is evident. So when the Manchester Township Police hosted more than 40 members of law enforcement from various states for Law [...]

By | 2017-02-12T16:06:06+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrests Three for Drug Offenses

A Manchester woman, a Lakewood woman and a Plainfield man, were arrested and charged with drug related offenses by the Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) with the assistance of the Manchester Police Patrol Bureau and K-9 unit. On Friday, January 20, 2017, at approximately 3:51 p.m., the N.E.T. stopped a vehicle in [...]

By | 2017-01-27T20:17:51+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments