Seaside Park police have released their weekly police blotter. The calls included in this list represent a sampling of the calls the department handles on a weekly basis. The calls for service this week so far is 350.
Police, with the blotter, urged residents this week to secure their vehicles: “There have been multiple car burglaries and valuables being taken out of unlocked parked vehicles. Just be mindful to keep your vehicles locked, and your valuables secured!”
First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to the area of Stockton and Ocean avenues for a subject with complaint of back pain. Officers and EMS arrived and assessed the patient at the scene. They were transported to Community Medical Center for further medical treatment.
Missing Person – Police were dispatched to assist a caller who wanted to report their son missing and had not seen him since the morning. Officers gathered all the information needed and sent out a description to patrols. Officers were able to locate the missing person and escorted him back and reunite him with his family.
Car Burglary – Police responded to the area of North Avenue and Ocean to take a report of a car burglary. Officers spoke to the caller who stated their wallet was taken out of their unlocked vehicle. The caller’s bank card was also used at multiple locations on the boardwalk. The victim was advised to call their bank and cancel and cards and report the fraudulent activity. Officers gathered all the information needed to generate a report. Video footage was also gathered at the businesses the cards were used at. This matter is still under investigation.
Arrest – Police responded to the area of M St. and Central Avenue for a shoplifting call from the 7-Eleven convenience store. Officers arrived and spoke to the clerk who gave the description of the subject. He was located several blocks north by officers. The subject still had the ice cream bar and cup of coffee he took without paying for. The subject was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting. He was also verbally harassing and acting in a disorderly manner as he walked down the street and he was given borough a borough summons for public nuisance. He was transported to police headquarters where he was charged and released.
Swimmer in Distress – Police, Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department, and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to L St. Beach for a report of a swimmer in distress. Officers arrived and the male was assisted out by a good Samaritan. Police administered oxygen to the male as he was quite winded. Police and fire carried the male to the First Aid Vehicle where he was transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.
Keeping the Peace – Officers were flagged down to assist a female subject in gathering belongings from where she was staying on K St. Officers escorted her there and stood by while she gathered her personal items and ensured no altercations occurred between her and household members which she was trying to avoid. Officers stood by and she was able to gather her items without any incident.
Disturbance – Police responded to the area of L St. and Central Avenue for a report of a disturbance between family members. Officers arrived and located the disturbance and separated the subjects and began to investigate the situation. It was determined to just be a verbal dispute. Officers were able to mediate the situation and separated the family members for the remainder of the evening.
Arrest – While on patrol, officers observed a vehicle strike a parked vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of 2nd and Central Avenue. Officers stopped the vehicle and began their investigation. After speaking with the driver, police observed the odor of alcoholic beverages. Field sobriety tests were conducted, and it was determined the driver was driving while intoxicated. The male was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. The vehicle was impounded, and the subject was charged with DWI and other motor vehicle violations and released to a safe driver.
Borough Ordinance Violation – While on patrol, officers observed a female sleeping in her motor vehicle in the area of M St. and Ocean. Officers made contact with the female and advised her of the infraction, and she was issued a borough summons for the violation.
Wires Arcing – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of K St. and Central Avenue for a report of an active telephone pole fire. Officers arrived and shut the streets down in the area which could be a danger to motorist and people passing by. Officers observed smoke and popping sounds at several poles and transformers. The fire department stood by in case any fires started. JCP&L arrived and began to make the area safe. Multiple lines had to be replaced by the power company.