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Seaside Park Police Blotter: Scammer at Work, An Unwanted Guest, Suspicious Instructions

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. The total number of calls for service was 109.

The blotter appears below:


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First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to a call for a subject who was having trouble breathing. Police and EMS arrived and assessed the patient at the scene and administered oxygen. The patient was transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.


Fraud – Police responded to the area of N St. and the Bay to take a fraud report. Police arrived and spoke to the complainant who stated they had made a deal on social media for some household items and gave the seller a deposit electronically to hold the items prior to pick up. When the buyers arrived at the address given the homeowner advised them it was a fake ad and two other people had come before them attempting to purchase goods that were not there. Police gathered all the information needed to generate a report. This matter is still under investigation.

Trespassing – Police were called to the area of 4th and Bayview to take a trespassing report. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated earlier in the evening an unknown female and her dog had entered into their unlocked residence without permission and was standing in their living room. When confronted by the homeowner she stated she was looking for a room to rent. The homeowner asked her to leave and she walked out without incident. Police gathered the information needed to generate a report and the homeowner was advised of complaint procedures if they wished to sign charges against this subject.


Alarm – Police responded to the area of Stockton and Ocean Avenue for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the building and did not observe any signs of forced entry. All doors and windows were found to be secure. After further investigation it was determined that the alarm was set off in error.


Suspicious Person – Police responded to the area of Stockton and Central Avenue for a report of a male who knocked on the caller’s door asking for money to get a ride back home after being stranded here. The subject left the property without incident and headed east on Stockton Avenue. Police responded and checked the area extensively, but the subject was gone prior to our arrival.

Fraud – Police took a walk-in report at police headquarters regarding possible fraud. The caller stated that they had filled out an online job application from a hyperlink in an email they had received. They provided some basic information and in a few days received a package in the mail with a check made out to them with instructions to purchase several gift cards from multiple stores then to contact the person listed on the paperwork via text message when the task was complete. The caller felt this was suspicious and wanted to document this with police. A report was taken and the caller was advised to block any contact with this website.


Verbal Dispute – Police responded to the area of Farragut and Boulevard for a verbal dispute between a male and female. Their vehicle had broken down and an argument had ensued shortly after. Police arrived and spoke to the individuals involved and were able to mediate the situation and help get their vehicle off the roadway. No further police action required.

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