Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, representing a sampling of the calls the department has handled in recent days. So far this week, the department has received 289 calls for service.
The department also reminded residents that the Neighborhood Watch Appreciation Picnic will be held at the J St. Marina lawn on Saturday Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The blotter appears below:
Drug Paraphernalia – Police were dispatched to the area of North Ave. and Bayview for a report of a hypodermic needle on the ground. Officers responded and located the needle. It was placed in the proper container for safe disposal. The area was checked, and no other contraband was located.
First Aid – Police responded to the area of Stockton and the Boardwalk for a subject who was disoriented and dizzy. Tri-Boro First Aid Squad also responded to assess the individual. After assessing the subject at the scene, they were transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.
Suspicious Person – While on patrol in the area of 5th and Central Ave., officers observed a male laying across the hood of a vehicle parked in the center median. Officers made contact with the subject, and it was determined the vehicle did not belong to him. No damage was observed. After speaking with the subject, it was apparent they were intoxicated. The subject was issued borough summonses for public nuisance and public intoxication. He was then escorted safely home by police.
Well Being Check – Police were dispatched to the area of N St. and Central Ave. for a female who appeared to be in distress. Officers arrived and spoke to the individual, who appeared to be intoxicated and disoriented, regarding her whereabouts. After further investigation and assessment by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad, it was determined that the subject needed medical attention. They were transported to Community Medical Center for an evaluation.
Swimmer in Distress – Police, the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to the L St. Beach for a swimmer in distress. The subject was helped out of the water by a surfer as first responders were arriving. The subject was checked the scene by EMS.
“Please be aware of the dangers of the ocean this time of year as we are experiencing a high number of swimmers in distress.”
Verbal Dispute – While on patrol in the area of 5th and Central, officers observed a male and female verbally arguing with each other. Police stopped to investigate and make sure they were alright. Both parties had been consuming alcohol and after further investigation it was determined to just be a verbal argument that ensued as they were walking home. Police were able to mediate the situation and gave them an escort home.
Alarm – Police responded to a burglar alarm activation in the area of 2nd and Central. Upon arrival, the audible alarm was sounding. The perimeter was checked, and no signs of forced entry were observed. All doors and windows were found to be secure, and it was determined to have been set off in error.