Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, representing a sampling of the calls the department handled over the last week. In total, the borough handled 179 calls for service.
The blotter appears below:
Alarm – Police responded to the area of 12th and Ocean Avenue for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the residence and did not observe any signs of forced entry. All doors and windows were found to be secure, and it was determined that the alarm was set off in error.
Verbal Dispute – Police were dispatched to the area of O St. and Central for a call for a verbal dispute between neighbors. Officers arrived and located the subjects involved and spoke to all parties to investigate the situation. Officers were able to mediate the situation between the individuals. No further police action required.
Animal – Police responded to the area of Decatur and Ocean Avenue for a call alleging a dog was being kept in bad living conditions and was not being properly cared for. Officers arrived and spoke to the resident who was taking care of the dog. The subject brought the dog out and showed officers, and the dog was in a good healthy condition with plenty of food and water available. The residence also appeared to be in good condition with no cause for alarm for the well being of the pet. No further police action required.
Intoxicated Subject – Police were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Ocean Avenue for a report of an intoxicated male subject. Officers located the male who was intoxicated and spoke to the caller who reported the individual. No crime had been committed; the caller was just concerned for their well-being. Police were able to locate where the subject was staying and gave him a safe ride back.
First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Ocean for a subject who had fallen and was experiencing pain as a result. Police and EMS arrived and began to assess the patient’s condition at the scene. They were later transported to Community Medical Center by Tri-Boro for further evaluation.
Fraud – Police responded to the area of N. Bayview and Lafayette Avenue to take a fraud report. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who received an email stating that he had made a purchase at a business which he told us he hadn’t been to when the alleged purchase was made. Police took all the information needed to generate a report. The officers advised the caller to monitor his bank accounts to make sure there were no fraudulent charges (which none were made at this time). Officers advised the caller to reach back out if anything further needed to be reported.
Suspicious Person – While on patrol in the area of L St. and Central Avenue Officers observed a subject walking around a property with a flashlight attempting to make entry, looking in the front door and sliding glass door on the side. Police made contact with the female who stated she was renting this property and was having trouble getting in. The homeowner was called and it was confirmed that this person did have authorization to be there and she was able to provide a copy of the rental agreement as well. After speaking with the homeowner and establishing she was authorized to be there, officers were able to assist her in getting inside of the residence.
Fire Alarm – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of G St. and Ocean Avenue for a fire alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the exterior of the residence and did not locate any active smoke or fire. The Fire Department arrived and were able to gain entry and check the interior with their heat sensing equipment. After further investigation it was determined that a faulty smoke detector was the issue, and the alarm went off in error.