Stafford Township

260 East Bay Ave | Manahawkin, NJ 08050

W: www.staffordnj.gov | E: info@stafford.nj.us | P: (609) 597-1000 | F: (609) 597-4911

Stafford Police Press Releases

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  • 9.29.14

    DWI Arrest 9/22/14

    On 9/22/2014, James Kessock, 27, of Barnegat, NJ, was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated after a traffic stop and subsequent field sobriety tests revealed Mr. Kessock to be under the...

  • 9.29.14

    Theft Arrest 9/22/14

    Officer Robert Mullin arrested Richard Smrkovsky for theft on September 22, 2014. Smrkovsky attempted to steal a bicycle, which was locked to a traffic sign, while on display for sale. Smrkovsky cut...

  • 9.29.14

    Warrant/Drug Arrest 9/21/14

    On September 21, 2014 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Ptl. R. Griffin #96 witnessed a vehicle swerve out of the lane near milepost 18.2 on Route 72 West and initiated a traffic stop thereafter.  It...

  • 9.29.14

    Shoplifting Arrest 9/20/14

    On September 20, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Stafford Police responded to the Walmart located on Route 72 reference a shoplifter.  Upon arrival loss prevention advised that they had witnessed a female,...

  • 9.29.14

    Violation of Probation/Warrant Arrest 9/19/14

    On Friday September 19th, 2014, Stafford Township Police arrested Devon J. Kovacs for being in violation of his probation.  Police observed Kovacs riding in the front passenger seat of a...

  • 9.25.14

    DWI Arrest 9/23/14

    On September 23, 2014 at approximately 11:29pm, Christian D. Basquez, of Little Egg Harbor New Jersey was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  The arrest stemmed from a motor vehicle...

  • 9.25.14

    Shoplifting, Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Arrest

    On September 16th, 2014 at approximately 11:46 pm, Brett J Kurdyla, 25 years old of Manahawkin New Jersey was arrested and charged with Theft, Shoplifting and Possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest stemmed...

  • 9.25.14

    Obstruction/Resisting Arrest 9/12/14

    On September 12, 2014 at approximately 4:30 pm, Ptl. Griffin #96 of the Stafford Township Police Department was on patrol on Neptune Drive when he witnessed a vehicle speeding with the female driver talking...

  • 9.25.14

    Warrant Arrests 9/10 & 13/14

    On 9/10/2014, William J. McGoldrick (24 YOA) of the Stafford Park Apartments in Manahawkin, was placed under arrest on the strength of a warrant issued by Egg HarborTownship Municipal Court.  He...

  • 9.25.14

    Subject Arrested on 11 Warrants 9/6/14

    On September 6, 2014, at 11:35 p.m., during a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Route 539 and Route 72, Mohamed Sylla (55 YOA) of Ford Road in Bristol, PA, was placed under arrest...

  • 9.24.14

    Warrant Arrest 9/16/14

    On September 16, 2014 at approximately 2pm, Officers Mullin and Sinopoli conducted a motor vehicle stop on Rt.9 in the area of Barnegat Township. Investigation led to the driver, Bradley Chianese (41 years...

  • 9.22.14

    Stafford Township Police Department Entrance Exam For Patrolman and or Class II Special Officer

    Open Competitive Examination for the position of Patrolman and/or Class II Special Police Officer in the Stafford Township Police Department. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Citizen of the United States and the State...

  • 9.22.14

    Stafford Twp. Police Dept. to Participate in “Operation Take Back New Jersey”

    The Stafford Twp. Police Dept. will be hosting an "Operation Take Back New Jersey" local collection site as part of the Operation Take Back NJ medicine disposal day. The...

  • 9.22.14

    Theft Arrest 9/12/14

    On Friday September 12, 2014 at approximately 2:15 PM Stafford Police responded to Dick's Sporting Good in Manahawkin in reference to a theft of items from the store which was believed to...

  • 9.22.14

    DWI and Possession of CDS Arrest 9/19/14

    On Friday September 19, 2014 at approximately12:38am, Stafford Township Police Patrolman Robert MacFarlane conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding on the Parkway North ramp just off of Route 72 west.  ...

  • 9.22.14

    Auto Theft Arrest 9/10/14

    On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Stafford Township police investigated the report of a stolen vehicle out of Lakewood, NJ.  Investigation led to the arrest  of 56 year old Stafford Township resident...

  • 9.22.14

    Warrant and Obstruction Arrests 9/5/14

    On September 5th, 2014 at approximately 11:00 am Stafford police conducted a motor vehicle stop on two occupants who were not wearing their seat belts.  While attempting to identify the occupants,...

  • 9.18.14

    Warrant Arrest 9/15/14

    On 9/15/14 while patrolling the Ocean Acres area of Manahawkin, Kimberly Mertz (46 years of age from Barnegat, NJ) was stopped by Stafford Police on Lighthouse Drive for speeding and operating her...

  • 9.18.14

    Shoplifting/Marijuana Possession Arrest 9/14/14

    On September 14, 2014 at approximately 7:49pm a 17 year old female was placed under arrest in reference to shoplifting at Walmart. Upon furthering the investigation, under 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia...

  • 9.18.14

    Drug Arrest 9/18/14

    On September 18, 2014, Stafford Township Police arrested Margaret Prendergast 28, Manahawkin, NJ and Vincent Rodgers Jr. 30 of Manahawkin, NJ after a motor vehicle stop on Route 72 near Stafford Park Boulevard ...

  • 9.12.14

    Warrant Arrest 9/10/14

    On September 10, 2014, William J. McGoldrick (24 YOA) of the Stafford Park Apartments in Manahawkin, was placed under arrest on the strength of a warrant issued by Egg HarborTownship Municipal Court.  ...

  • 9.12.14

    Warrants Arrest 9/6/14

    On September 6, 2014, at 11:35 p.m., during a motor vehicle stop near the intersection of Route 539 and Route 72, Mohamed Sylla (55 YOA) of Ford Road in Bristol, PA, was placed under arrest...

  • 9.11.14

    Motor Vehicle Accident Rt 72 and Nautilus Drive 9/10/14

    On 9/10/14 Stafford Police responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries on Route 72 near Nautilus Drive involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle.  A tractor trailer operated by...

  • 9.8.14

    Possession of Heroin and Warrant Arrest 9/3/14

    On Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 Stafford Township Police arrested David O'Connor, 29yoa of Whiting, NJ for possession of CDS and possession of a hypodermic needle.  O'Connor was observed...

  • 9.8.14

    Marijuana Possession and Paraphernalia Possession Arrest 8/30/14

    Stafford Township Police arrested Francis Hoefling for possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia on Saturday August 30th, 2014.  Police stopped Hoefling on East Bay Avenue for operating an...