Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, which features a sampling of calls to which officers responded over the past week. It is representative of the calls they handle. In total, the department has had 167 calls for service so far this week.
The blotter, as published:
Aggressive Driver – Police were dispatched to the area of 1st and Central for an aggressive driver in a silver SUV who was taunting another driver. It was reported the driver had stopped in front of them and would not let them pass – much like an incident from the week prior. Officers arrived and the caller had been able to get away safely. Officers located the vehicle traveling the wrong direction down 3rd Avenue. While attempting to initiate a traffic stop, the driver exited his vehicle and ran on foot. The vehicle was towed, and the subject was issued several summonses for motor vehicle infractions and charged criminally for obstructing a police officer by running from the scene. The subject was served his charges a few days later.
Parking – Police were called to the area of O St. and Ocean for a parking complaint where a vehicle was blocking a driveway as well as being parked on the side street during a declared snow emergency. Police arrived and located the vehicle, and the registered owner was issued two summonses for blocking the driveway as well as parked in an unauthorized area during a declared snow emergency. Police were able to locate the owner and the vehicle was moved.
Community Policing – Officers were dispatched to the area of H St. and Ocean to assist a resident during the snowstorm with closing an exterior door that would not shut and snow was coming into the residence. Officers arrived and assessed the situation and were able to successfully assist the resident in getting the door shut and secure.
Odor Investigation – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the area of J St. and the Boulevard for the odor of natural gas. Officers arrived on scene and began to assess the situation. Also, the fire company arrived and began to check the interior with the equipment to determine if there was any potential hazard. It was determined that the heating system was not working properly which was causing the odor of natural gas to pass through the vent. The system was turned off and made safe until a repair could be made.
Alarm – Police responded to the area of H St. and Central for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the residence. No signs of forced entry were observed, and everything was found to be secured and determined to have been set off in error.
Open Door – While on patrol in the area of 1st and Central Avenue, officers observed a garage door open with no one around. Police checked the residence, and no signs of forced entry were observed. Nothing appeared to be disturbed and it was determined the garage door was left open in error. The door was closed and secured.
Borough Ordinance Violation – While on patrol in the area of O St. and Ocean Avenue Officers observed a male subject sleeping in his motor vehicle in violation of borough ordinance. Police made contact with the subject, advised him of the violation, and he was issued a summons for the infraction.
Burglary – Police were dispatched to the area of Decatur and Ocean Avenue for a report of an open door to a residence. Police arrived and checked the property and signs of forced entry were observed, with the door being forced open with noticeable damage. Officers checked the interior of the residence to see if any unauthorized individuals were still inside and they found the house was empty. Officers began to investigate, take photos, and take information needed to generate a report. Police also spoke to neighbors and were able to get some possible leads to who the culpable parties are. This matter is still under investigation.
Burglary – Police were called to the area of G St and Ocean for a reported burglary of a work trailer. The caller reported that a nail gun was taken from their work trailer at a job site. After further investigation and canvassing the area for camera footage, officers were able to locate a camera that captured the incident. The homeowner graciously provided us with the needed footage, and we were able to positively identify the subject who committed the crime. The owner was notified of our findings and to contact this agency if he wanted to pursue formal charges.
Suspicious Vehicle – While on patrol in the area of Brighton and Ocean, officers observed a vehicle idling with its headlights on for an extended period of time. Police made contact with the occupants and observed them involved in consensual sexual relations. They were advised to stop and get dressed. They were advised of the violation and issued borough summonses for the infraction.