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Seaside Park Police Blotter: Misplaced Car, Transformer Troubles, Scam Averted

Seaside Park police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Park police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, showing a sampling of calls to which the department responded over the past week. In total, the department received 108 calls for service.

The blotter appears below:

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Fire Alarm – Police and Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of 4th and Central Avenue for a fire alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the premises and did not observe any active fire or smoke present. The fire department arrived and checked the premises with their heat sensing equipment to ensure everything was safe. It was determined that the alarm was set off by a faulty detector.

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Community Policing – Police were dispatched to the area of Farragut and Ocean Avenue for a subject who stated they could not find their vehicle and believed it could have been stolen. Police gathered the information needed and searched for the caller’s vehicle. The vehicle was located a few blocks south and the owner was given a ride back to their misplaced automobile.

Road Hazard – Police were dispatched to the area of 9th and Barnegat Ave. for an unknown substance on the ground believed to be fuel. After further investigation it was determined that the transformer above on the power pole had overflowed a large quantity of its insulating oil onto the ground and sidewalk. The Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to clean up the spill. JCP&L were notified to service the transformer.

Alarm – Police responded to the area of G St. and Central for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived at the scene and checked the perimeter of the residence and did not locate any signs of forced entry. All doors and windows were found to be secure, and it was determined to have been set off in error.

Theft – Police responded to take a theft report in the area of 1st and Ocean Avenue. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who had advised officers that a box of siding had been taken from the job site. Police gathered all the information needed to generate a report and checked the area for any cameras that may have captured the incident.

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First Aid – Police and Tri- Boro First Aid Squad responded to a subject who was not feeling well and experiencing back pain. Police and EMS responded and assessed the patient at the scene. They were later transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.

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Theft – Police were dispatched to the area of K St. and the Boulevard to take a theft report. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated that a former tenant, as they moved out, took multiple household items including and television, furniture, and other miscellaneous items that did not belong to them. Officers gathered all the information needed to generate a report. The caller was advised how to pursue charges if they wished to do so. This matter is under investigation.

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Scam – Police responded to the area of M St. and Ocean Avenue for a caller who was reporting a suspicious phone call. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated they received a phone call, and the person advised them they were from a state agency, and they needed to settle a bill and asked for personal information and had attempted to trick them into paying money they did not owe. The caller did not give up any information and wanted to report this incident to police.


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