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Seaside Park Police Blotter: Live ‘Broadcast’ Causes Concern Among Neighbors, Arcing Wires Closes Road



A Seaside Park police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A Seaside Park police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, containing a sampling of calls to which the department responded over the past week. The total number of calls handled by the department has been 80.

Police also wished to remind residents that a Neighborhood Watch meeting is will be held Feb. 12, 2024 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers above police headquarters.



The blotter appears below:



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1/27

Alarm – Police were dispatched to the area of 1st and Ocean Ave. for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived and checked the perimeter of the residence and did not observe any signs of forced entry. The residence was found to be secure, and it was determined that the alarm was set off in error.

Overdose – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to a victim who was overdosing. Officers and EMS arrived and began to assess the victim at the scene. She refused any medical further medical attention. Police gathered all the information needed to generate a report. Subsequently, drug related charges were issued and served to the offender in this matter.

1/28

Threats – Police responded to the area of Porter and Central Ave. for a report of a subject who was allegedly broadcasting live on a social media app and was saying threatening things. A viewer wanted police to check on the subject. Officers arrived and spoke to the subject and advised him that what he was saying was upsetting people and were concerned by some of his comments. The subject was advised to be mindful of what he says online with public viewers regardless of the context. No further police action required.

Utility Problem – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of 13th and Barnegat Ave. for a report of arcing wires. Officers arrived and observed arcing and sparking atop the telephone pole. The road was shut down and traffic was diverted by officers and fire personnel. The fire company stood by until JCPL could arrive to repair the power lines.

1/29



Property Check – Police were flagged down by a male in the area of Stockton and Boulevard and reported he believed someone may have been in the unit above his without permission. The male stated he heard some noises in the unit above his and no on should be there. Police checked the building, and it appeared to be unoccupied. There were no signs of forced entry, and the doors and windows were all secure. No further police action required.

1/30

Suspicious Person – While on patrol in the area of O St. and Ocean Avenue Officers observed a male walking around a property that is known to be vacant. Officers made contact with the subject and inquired about what he was doing there. The subject advised he was a contractor gathering information to write up an estimate. It was determined that this male was authorized to be there. No further police action required.

1/31

Fraud – Police took a walk-in report at headquarters for fraud. Officers spoke to the complainant and gathered all the information needed to generate a report. The subject stated that withdrawals were made to his bank account that were not authorized and wanted to report it. The subject was advised to call his bank and report this immediately and to keep an eye on their accounts and to report any other suspicious charges. No further police action required.




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