The Seaside Park Police Department has issued its weekly blotter. The blotter is a sampling of incidents the department handled over the past week. At this point, the department has received 224 calls for service this week (about 100 less than the height of the summer).
Suspicious Person – While on patrol, officers observed a female in the area of Porter and Central Avenue who was shouting and causing a disturbance. Police stopped and made contact with the subject and made sure she was alright. It was determined that she was just intoxicated, and officers ensured she got home safely.
Erratic Driver – Officers were dispatched to the area of N. Bayview Ave. for report of an erratic driver. Officers were able to locate a vehicle described by the caller. The motor vehicle stop was conducted, and a summons was issued for a motor vehicle violation.
Alarm – Police were dispatched to the area of 2nd and Central Ave. for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter. The audible alarm was still sounding, but the exterior of the business was secure. It was determined to have been set off in error.
Borough Ordinance Violation – While on patrol in the area of 14th Avenue, officers observed a subject sleeping in his motor vehicle. Officers made contact with the subject and advised him of the borough ordinance. He was issued a borough summons for violation.
Swimmer in Distress – Police, and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad were dispatched to the area of O St. Beach for a swimmer who had been in distress. The subject had been helped out of the water by Good Samaritans. Police and EMS arrived and began to assess the victim, who was alert and conscious at the time. The subject was transported to Community Medical Center for further medical treatment.
Keeping the Peace – Police were called to assist in an eviction in the area of Lafayette and Ocean Ave. Police were requested to keep the peace for a patron who was asked to leave their room as per the management. Officers arrived and stood by while the subject removed their belongings ensuring no altercations arose. This concluded without officers needing to intervene.
Indecency – While on patrol, officers were flagged down by a patron on the beach who stated a woman was sunbathing and walking topless in the area of L St. Beach. They were able to point out where the subject was sitting to officers. Police went over and made contact with the female who was indeed topless and advised her to cover up and that topless sunbathing was not permitted on our beaches. She was issued a public nuisance summons for the violation.
Arrest – Police were dispatched to the area of Farragut and the Boulevard for a male subject who was passed out over the steering wheel of his running motor vehicle. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and subject. Police made contact with the male and were able to get him to respond. After continuing the investigation, he also struck and damaged a portion of nearby property. After speaking with the subject further, it was determined that he was driving while intoxicated. The subject was placed under arrest, the vehicle was towed, and he was processed at police headquarters. He was processed and released to a sober driver with motor vehicle charges for driving while intoxicated.
Open Door – While on patrol in the area of N St. and Ocean, officers observed an open door. Police checked the perimeter and observed no signs of forced entry, and nothing appeared to be out of place. The door was closed, and notification was made to the owner to come and secure it.
Boater in Distress – Police, Seaside Park & Seaside Heights Water Rescue Teams, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist a sailboat in distress in the ocean at L Street. With the effort from all agencies, they were able to get the passengers safely to shore, and the United States Coast Guard towed the boat away.