Manchester Police News

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

Vehicle Impacts Three Houses and Tree in LVW; Sends Elderly Operator to the Hospital

A 90-year-old Manchester woman was injured after she lost control of the vehicle while exiting her driveway and struck three houses and a tree in the Leisure Village West section of the Township Thursday morning. Maria T. Pannizzo of Buckingham Drive, lost control of her 2002, Toyota Camry while pulling from her driveway and left [...]

By | 2017-01-26T19:14:18+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Narcotics Enforcement Team Arrests Two for Warrants and Drug Offenses

A Manchester man and Lakehurst woman were arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with multiple 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 Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at approximately 5:43 p.m., the narcotics enforcement team conducted a [...]

By | 2017-01-26T19:07:15+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vehicle Leaves Roadway and Crashes into Several Business Signs on Route 70

A Manchester Township man lost control of his vehicle while trying to make a left-hand turn from the Santander Bank on Route 70 near the intersection of Route 571 and struck numerous business signs before crashing head-on into a steel Quik Chek convenience store sign. The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle, 86-year-old, Harold [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:45:53+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crestwood Village II Resident’s Club Presents K-9 Unit with a Donation after Demo

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Manchester Township Police K-9 handlers, Marc Micciulla and Steven Wendruff, along Patrol Sgt. Robert Sharry conducted a K-9 demonstration for the Crestwood Village II Resident’s Club.  The officers, along with their K-9’s Storm and Lynk demonstrated how well the dogs listened to their handlers, how they were able to detect [...]

By | 2017-01-13T21:22:36+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Arrested In Pine Lake Park Drug Distribution Operation

Three local men, including two from Manchester were arrested by officers from the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team after they investigated suspected drug activity in the Pine Lake Park section of the Township. The investigation started after the Narcotics Team received several complaints about suspected drug activity in the area. On Wednesday evening, [...]

By | 2017-01-04T20:33:57+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Residents Displaced by Early Morning Fire

On Wednesday morning, December 28, 2016, at approximately 9:06 a.m., officers from the Manchester Police Department responded to a Beckerville Road address for the report of a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Juralewicz observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the single family residence. Shortly thereafter, he observed flames coming [...]

By | 2016-12-28T20:19:37+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Week Investigation Results in 3 People being Charged with Theft of Safe From Manchester Home

A Seaside Park woman and a Toms River man were arrested and charged with burglary and theft after a three week investigation into the burglary of a Manchester residence and the theft of a safe containing money and jewelry. Arrested and charged were 49-year-old, Mia Dentico of Seaside Park and 23-year-old, Joseph Comiso of Toms [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:24:49+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Single Vehicle Crash Sends One to the Hospital; Shears Utility Pole Causing Widespread Outages

A single vehicle accident lands a Whiting woman in a local hospital with head and neck injuries and causes many in the western section of the township to be without power while a severed utility pole was replaced. 39-year-old, Rosalie Pajarilla of Whiting left the roadway at approximately 7:40 a.m., December 26, 2016, and struck and [...]

By | 2016-12-27T21:14:08+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas Day Blaze Severely Damages Whiting Home

A Christmas day fire severely damages an unoccupied Whiting home. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. at the unoccupied Newark Avenue residence. Although the homeowners were not home when the blaze broke out, their gold retriever was in the garage of the residence. It was safely rescued by officers from the department, however, [...]

By | 2016-12-26T21:17:11+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two Charged with an Attempt to Burglarize a Crestwood Village Residence

On December 22, 2016, at approximately 5:00 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the report of an attempted burglary in progress at a residence on Molly Pitcher Boulevard in the Crestwood Village 4 section of Manchester Township.  As patrol officers arrived in the area, Patrolman Michael Anderson observed a subject off [...]

By | 2016-12-23T22:15:51+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Officers Honored During Annual Manchester Police Departmental Awards

Several Manchester Township Police Officers, including the four who saved the life of a retired New Jersey State Trooper, were recognized for their heroic and selfless acts during the Annual Departmental Awards Ceremony held in the Municipal Complex Courtroom on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Among the honorees were Sgt. Robert Sharry, Ptl. Michael Guarino, Ptl. [...]

By | 2016-12-21T21:19:55+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manchester Officer Recognized for DWI Enforcement Efforts

The Manchester Township Police Department is proud to announce that Ptl. Brian Collins was recognized for being among the finalists for this year’s Kimberly Smith Ames DWI Prevention Award, presented by the Ocean County Police Traffic Safety Officer’s Association and the Smith Family on December 15, 2016. Ptl. Collins, a 17-year veteran of the Manchester [...]

By | 2016-12-16T21:10:02+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manchester PBA 246 Grateful for Another Successful “Dinner with Santa”

In following a tradition full of joy for Manchester Township PBA 246 and its community partners, local children in need were treated to an evening of holiday cheer during the annual “Dinner with Santa” held on December 9, 2016. More than 250 local children and their families were invited to attend the event this past [...]

By | 2016-12-13T21:02:07+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Arrest Made in Month-Long Investigation into Senior Community Burglaries

On December 9, 2016, a second subject was arrested in connection with the rash of senior community burglaries that occurred over the past month. Patrick Frew, a 28 year old male from Buena Visa Drive, Berkeley Township was arrested when he arrived home by members of the Manchester Township Investigations Bureau.  Patrick Frew's arrest was [...]

By | 2016-12-11T21:00:58+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jewelry and Weapons Recovered in Month-Long Investigation into Senior Community Burglaries

A month-long investigation by Manchester Township Police Detectives into a string of burglaries in two Manchester Township senior communities, during which jewelry and firearms were stolen, has resulted in multiple charges for a Berkeley Township man. Over a one month period, 12 burglaries and two attempted burglaries were reported in the Leisure Knoll section of [...]

By | 2016-12-09T20:28:26+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Police, School Partner for #NotEvenOnce Drug Awareness Program

In an effort to connect with high school students and teach them about the dangers of opiates, the Manchester Township Police Department created a comprehensive drug awareness program for 12th grade students, the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey. The program, called #NotEvenOnce, touches on a common theme Officers often hear [...]

By | 2016-12-09T15:13:49+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Head On Collision on Route 571 Sends Two to a Local Trauma Center with Serious Injuries

A nighttime head-on collision on Route 571 in the Ridgeway section of the Township sends two men to a local trauma center with serious injuries. 41-year-old Toms River resident, David M Rehl and 37-year-old Brick resident, Michael P. Redding were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of serious injuries after [...]

By | 2016-12-07T14:42:36+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manchester Police Promotes Officers and Welcomes Two New Patrolmen

The Manchester Township Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of one Lieutenant and three Sergeants, as well as the hiring of a Patrolman and Class II Special Officer during a November 30, 2016, ceremony in the Municipal Complex Civic Center. Before their family, friends, and police personnel including Chief Lisa Parker, Mayor Kenneth [...]

By | 2016-12-02T16:47:38+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Motorcyclist Injured After Being Struck by SUV

At approximately 3:37 p.m. on November 19, 2016, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to County Route 547 in the Ridgeway Section of the Township to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a SUV and a motorcycle. Upon arrival, officers observed a 1999, Chevrolet Suburban and a 2015, Harley Davidson Motorcycle in the [...]

By | 2016-11-23T21:51:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Collison with Parked School Bus Sends 4 to the Hospital

An early morning crash on November 14, 2016, involving a Manchester Township school bus sent four individuals to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries on Monday morning. Officers responded to the Manchester Middle School after Tracey Schadewald, 45, of Manchester, struck the rear of a parked school bus with her 2013 Chrysler Town and Country [...]

By | 2016-11-14T14:12:14+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Injured in Five Car Crash on Route 70 in Manchester

A five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Friday morning, November 4, 2016, snarled traffic on Route 70 near the intersection of Green Acres Road, in the eastern section of the township. At approximately 11:17 a.m., officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to the intersection of State Highway 70 and Green Acres Road for the report [...]

By | 2016-11-07T18:57:00+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lakehurst Woman Charged With Stealing & Fraudulently Using Credit Card

On August 28, 2016, Manchester Township Police Officer Mark Micciulla took a report involving the theft of a credit card as well as its fraudulent use at four separate locations in and around Manchester Township. These unauthorized fraudulent charges took place at the Manchester ShopRite, Hall's Gulf Service Station, Lakehurst Dunkin Donuts, and Wawa in [...]

By | 2016-10-31T16:10:35+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Township, Police Officials Recognize Ridgeway Fire Co.’s Grant Writing Success

Manchester Township and Police Department officials are proud to recognize the money-saving efforts of our Emergency Responders, most notably the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company for their recent success in securing more than three quarters of a million dollars in federal grant funding. While attending a New Jersey League of Municipalities seminar on grant funding for [...]

By | 2016-10-28T13:45:47+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manchester Police Welcome Second Chaplain to Department

The Manchester Township Police are pleased to welcome Pastor Robert Clark as the Department’s second Police Chaplain, expanding an important program in which highly trained clergy assist officers and the community during times of need. Pastor Clark joins Rev. James Davis, who has served as the Manchester Township Police Chaplain since November of 2011, in [...]

By | 2016-10-25T14:49:09+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Manchester Police News, Uncategorized|0 Comments