Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, representing an example of calls to which the department responded over the last week. So far over the last week, the department handled 130 calls for service.
The blotter is published below as follows:
Landlord Tenant Dispute – Police were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Central for a landlord tenant dispute. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated their landlord attempted to gain entry to the unit without proper notice. Police were able to mediate the situation, and advised the landlord to make sure they give notice as stated in their lease. No further police action required.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Police responded to the area of 12th and Barnegat Avenue for a caller who stated a vehicle hit his front steps causing damage. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated he believed his neighbor had hit his front steps the day before. After speaking with the neighbor, he did admit to causing the damage with his vehicle. Police gathered all the information needed to generate an accident report for the caller.
Disturbance – Police were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Central Avenue for a report of a disturbance. Police arrived and spoke to the caller stated he was there to make a repair and the female occupant of apartment was intoxicated and threatening him. Police were able to mediate the situation and the repairman was able to make entry to make the necessary repair without incident.
Community Policing – While on patrol in the area of North Ave. and Central Officers observed a disabled vehicle and stopped to see if they could help. Police were able to assist and were able to help jump start the car for the motorist.
Threats – Police were dispatched to the area of Farragut and the Boulevard for a caller that stated she was receiving threats from a male friend. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated that a male had been threatening her and any occupants at her apartment with violence when he comes over. Police gathered a statement from the caller and the information of the alleged suspect. There were no messages of any threats in writing, so the caller was advised how to sign complaints if she wished to do so. The officers were able to contact the subject and got a statement from him as well. No further police action required.
Alarm – Police responded to a burglar alarm activation in the area of 6th and Ocean. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the residence and found no signs of forced entry and all doors and windows were found to be secure and it was determined that the alarm was set off in error.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Lafayette and Ocean for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm activation. Officers arrived and made sure all occupants were out in the fresh air. The fire department arrived and checked the residence with their equipment and determined that there was no danger, and the alarm was set off in error.
Scam – Police responded to the area of E St. and Central for a caller who reported they were victim of a computer scam. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated that they clicked on a Microsoft account email they thought was legitimate and it locked them out of their computer and the hacker stated they wouldn’t remove the virus until they paid them money. The caller also received scam calls from the hacker and some sensitive information was given out. The caller contacted their bank to make sure everything was ok, and no money was missing at this time, but was advised to keep an eye on their accounts and change any passwords that may be compromised.