Seaside Park police continue to have a busy summer, with some of the past week’s calls being chronicled in the weekly blotter. The total number of calls to which the department responded last week was 353.
The blotter appears below:
Community Policing – Police were called to the area of North Ave. and Central for a backpack and personal belongings that were left there. Officers responded and were able to locate identifying information inside and were able to locate the owner and return their belongings to them.
Disturbance – Police were dispatched to the area of E St. and Central for a male and female arguing in their parked motor vehicle. Police arrived and spoke to the occupants about the situation. The male was intoxicated and uncooperative. After further investigation it was determined the couple were just engaged in a verbal argument. The couple were issued borough summonses for public nuisance and littering for a glass bottle that they had broken in the roadway. The female was able to drive, and the couple left without incident.
First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to the area of Stockton and Ocean for a report of a subject that fainted. Upon arrival they were alert and conscious and were assessed that the scene by police and EMS. They were later transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.
Arrest – While on patrol, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop for a traffic violation in the area of H St. and Bayview Avenue. After further investigation police determined that the male was in possession of heroin. The subject was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and released.
Alarm – Police responded to the area of N St. and Ocean for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter and did not observe and signs of forced entry. All doors and windows were found to be secure. It was determined that the alarm was set off in error.
Fire Alarm – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Farragut and the Boardwalk for a report of a possible electrical fire at one of the businesses. No active smoke or fire upon arrival. The employees shut off the light switch to where they thought the issue originated. The fire company arrived and made sure everything was safe and shut the power off until an electrician could respond to address the problem.
Theft – Police responded to the area of 1st and Central Avenue for a report of a bicycle theft. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who advised police that their bicycle was locked to a bike rack and had been stolen within the last few days. Police gathered all the information needed to generate a report, and the area was checked for any cameras that could have captured the incident.
Gas Leak – Police responded to the area of 7th and Central for a report of a gas from a stove. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated one of their burners was stuck in the on position. Officers were able to get the burner turned off and made it safe until the owner could make arrangements to repair or replace the current stove.
Verbal Dispute – Police were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Ocean Avenue for a report of a verbal dispute between a male and female. Officers arrived and located the subjects in the parking lot and began to investigate the situation. Police were able to mediate the situation and both parties were separated and left on their own and were advised of complaint procedures. No further police action required.