Seaside Park police have published their weekly blotter, reporting a sampling of calls to which the department responded over the past week. Over the week, the department handled 74 calls for service.
The blotter appears as follows:
Community Policing – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad were dispatched to assist a resident with operating their breathing treatment device. Officers and EMS arrived and assessed the problem and were able to help the caller and get their device to function properly.
Alarm – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of 5th Ave and Ocean for a fire alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the exterior and did not observe any smoke or active fire. The fire department arrived and checked the residence with their heat sensing equipment and made sure the residence was safe. The home was deemed safe, and it was determined that the alarms went off in error.
Suspicious Person – Multiple callers reported a suspicious male walking door to door in the area of 11th and Ocean Avenue. Officers located this individual at 9th and Central and spoke to him regarding the calls that we received. It was determined that the male was working and was not violating any laws and had no malicious intent. No further police action required.
Alarm – Police responded to a burglar alarm activation in the area of Stockton and Ocean Avenue. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the building and did not locate any signs of forced entry. The building was found to be secure, and it was determined that the alarm was set off in error.
Theft – Police were dispatched to the area of Stockton and Central for a report of a stolen cell phone. Officers arrived and spoke to the caller who stated an acquaintance of hers had taken her cell phone and wanted to make a report. Officers gathered information needed to generate a report. The caller was advised of complaint procedures if they wished to file charges in this matter.
Well Being Check – Police were dispatched to the area of K St. and K Ct. for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had allegedly been idling for approximately one hour. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and were able to make contact with the driver. After speaking with the driver, it was determined that everything was fine and they did not need any police assistance.
First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to help a victim who was experiencing respiratory distress. Officers and EMS arrived and began to assess the subject at the scene. They were later transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.
Utility Problem – Police were dispatched to the area of N St. and the Boardwalk for a report of a down wire. Officers arrived and it was confirmed that a power line was down. Police secured the scene and made sure it was safe. JCP&L were notified, and police stood by until the power company arrived to fix the down power line.