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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

Town Offices Reopen; E-Reports Still Encouraged

Although the Township Offices have re-opened, it is still HIGHLY recommended to avoid public areas when not necessary. With that in mind, we have made it easy for you to get police reports via email for free. This saves you time and mitigates your exposure as the lobby, although cleaned regularly, still may pose a [...]

By |2020-06-29T14:46:19+00:00June 29th, 2020|Alerts|Comments Off on Town Offices Reopen; E-Reports Still Encouraged

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

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

RWJ Barnabas Health Virtual Recovery Meeting Information CDC: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 Manchester Township COVID-19 Information Portal New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub Ocean County Health Department COVID-19 Information Hub Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website New Jersey Department of Health, COVID-19 website Obtaining Police [...]

By |2020-04-17T14:31:57+00:00April 6th, 2020|Alerts|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Obtaining Temporary Handicapped Placards Remotely

For those in need of Temporary Handicapped Placards while municipal buildings are closed due to the #COVID19 situation, we have established the following procedure: 1. Mail Completed application signed by a Doctor to: Manchester Township Police Department ATTN Records One Colonial Drive Manchester Township, NJ 08759 2. Include a personal check made out to “NJMVC” [...]

By |2020-03-20T13:50:52+00:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Obtaining Temporary Handicapped Placards Remotely

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