Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter – a sampling of calls to which the department responded over the past week. In total, the department handled 197 calls for service.
Alarm – Police responded to the area of 1st and Central Avenue for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter and did not observe any signs of forced entry but did observe the audible alarm sounding. The exterior was checked, and all doors and windows were found to be secure. It was determined that the alarm was set off in error.
Disturbance – Police were called to the area of M St. and Central Avenue for a report of a disturbance with a patron who was also possibly stealing a bicycle outside of the store. Police arrived and located the subject described by the caller and began to investigate the situation. It was determined that the subject was on the phone in the store shouting and exited in a hurry and was getting on his bicycle while still shouting and causing a disturbance. After further investigation it was determined that it was just a misunderstanding, and he was the owner of the bicycle. No further police action required.
First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad were called to the area of Stockton and the Boardwalk for a victim who was unconscious. Police and EMS arrived and began to assess the patient and spoke to witnesses. The subject was transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.
Community Policing – Police responded to the area of 12th and Central to assist a caller who misplaced their vehicle and asked for assistance. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller and gathered the vehicle information and its last known whereabouts. Officers checked the surrounding areas and were able to locate where the vehicle was and advised the caller where their car was parked.
Arrest – Police were dispatched to the area of Farragut and the Boulevard for a report of two males sleeping on a property that they did not belong on. Officers arrived and located the two male subjects. After further investigation Officers learned that one of the male subjects had multiple active arrest warrants out of multiple jurisdictions. Officers told the subject he was under arrest for multiple active warrants and the male began to leave and ignore commands. The subject began to resist and was combative with police at the scene. Officers were able to gain control of the subject and he was placed under arrest. He was transported to headquarters for processing and was later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Suspicious Package – Police responded to the area of J St. and Central for a report of a suspicious package in the roadway. Officers arrived and were able to locate the item in question. Police checked the item out to ensure it was nothing dangerous or hazardous. After further investigation it was determined that it was just a bag of personal belongings that someone had left. The items were removed and discarded.
Harassment – Police responded to the area of K St. and Central to take a report of harassment from the caller who stated they were receiving harassing texts from a former boyfriend. Police arrived and gathered all the information needed to generate a report. The caller was advised how to sign complaints if they wished to do so.
Well Being Check – Police responded to the L St. Beach for a report of a surfer who was significantly further out in the ocean and would not respond to any verbal communication from others who were out surfing and when the surfer appeared to paddle in he appeared to make little progress. The Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company water rescue was called to check on the subject. The water rescue team sent out a jet ski to pull the subject back to the beach. He told police he was ok and denied any first aid. No further police action required.