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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  • 11.19.14

    Narcotics Arrest 11/16/14

    On November 16, 2014 at approximately 1:30am, Stafford Township Police received a call for a suspicious vehicle in the area of Route 72 and East Road. Officer Povlosky was first on scene and...

  • 11.19.14

    DWI Arrest 11/7/14

    On November 7, 2014 at approximately 11:10 p.m., Ptl. Griffin witnessed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane while travelling on Route 9 South.  As the vehicle turned onto McKinley Avenue it...

  • 11.19.14

    Warrant Arrest 11/6/14

    On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:42pm, Lori A. Flurchick, age 52 of Little Egg Harbor, was arrested on an active traffic warrant issued by Pemberton Borough Municipal Court in the amount of $180.00. ...

  • 11.12.14

    Warrant Arrest 11/1/14

    On November 1, 2014, Michael F. Pecoraio(26 YOA) of Privateer Road in Manahawkin, was placed under arrest on the strength of a warrant issued by GallowayTownship Municipal Court.  He was processed...

  • 11.12.14

    Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest and Terroristic Threats Arrest

    On November 6, 2014 at approximately 11:15 pm Stafford Township Police responded to 115 Bluejacket Avenue in reference to a domestic dispute between a father and his son. Upon arrival officers were met outside...

  • 11.5.14

    Burglary Investigation 11/4/14

    Stafford Township Police are investigating a burglary which occurred at Lucille’s Country Cooking Restaurant, Rt. 539 in the Warren Grove section, between the evening of November 3 through the morning...

  • 11.5.14

    MVA/Possession of Prescription Drugs Arrest 10/20/14

    On October 20th, 2014 at approximately 3:30 PM Stafford police responded to the area of Route 9 and Stafford Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival it was determined...

  • 11.4.14

    DWI Arrest 11/2/14

    On Sunday, 11/2/14 at 03:20 AM, Scott J. Bates of Manahawkin was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Route 72 West for driving while intoxicated. Bates was transported to police headquarters for...

  • 11.4.14

    Warrant Arrest 10/29/14

    On October 29, 2014, at approximately 3:23am, 38 year old Kimberly N. Wilson of Jersey City, New Jersey was arrested on the strength of a warrant in the amount of $300.00 issued by the...

  • 10.27.14

    DWI Arrest 10/19/14

    On October 19, 2014, David C. Friedman (40 years old of Egg Harbor Twp) was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence. Officers responded to the Wawa on 1400 Route 72 in reference to...

  • 10.27.14

    Shoplifting Arrest 10/23/14

    On 10/23/2014, at approximately 5:19 PM Patrolmen Jacob Conner and Giovanni Demarco were dispatched to Shop Rite located at 297 route 72 West in reference to a report of a shoplifting in progress.  ...

  • 10.27.14

    MVA 10/24/14

    On 10/24/14, Stafford Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Lighthouse Drive at Buccaneer Lane.  A 2 vehicle collision occurred when a vehicle operated by Anthony Spychala, 56 of Manahawkin crashed...

  • 10.27.14

    Shoplifting Arrest 10/17/14

    On Friday, October 17th, 2014, Stafford Township police arrested Michael P. Hess (21 years of age of Springfield, NJ) at the Home Depot Store for shoplifting.  Store security observed Hess placing...

  • 10.27.14

    Single Vehicle MVA Motorcycle 10/21/14

    On 10/21/14, Stafford Police responded to a single motorcycle crash on the access road to Lackland Storage between East Bay Avenue and Route 72.  The operator, Michael Salus, 56 years old of...

  • 10.20.14

    Shoplifting/Warrant Arrest 10/11/14

    On Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at approximately 1:30 PM Stafford Police responded to the Kohls store in Manahawkin in reference to an adult male shoplifter.  Upon arrival, a brief investigation was...

  • 10.20.14

    DWI Arrest 10/18/14

    On October 18, 2014 at approximately 2:58 am Stafford Police responded to the area of Route 72 West and Jennings Road for an erratic driver. Officer MacFarlane was the first officer to respond to...

  • 10.20.14

    MVA Struck Pedestrian 10/16/14

    On Thursday 10/16/2014 at approximately 6:45 pm, Stafford Twp. Police were dispatched to the area of Windlass Drive and Mermaid Drive for the report of a juvenile (14 years old) struck by a...

  • 10.14.14

    Possession of CDS Arrest 9/26/14

    On Friday, 09/26/2014, at approximately 8:52 PM, Patrolman Conner stopped David Degregorio (32 years of age of Barnegat, NJ) in reference to an earlier incident that occurred on a NJ Transit bus. During...

  • 10.6.14

    DWI Arrest 10/3/14

    On Friday, October 3, 2014 at 02:12 am, Patrolman Povlosky arrested Joshua Van Dyke of Manahawkin for driving while intoxicated. Vandyke was transported to police headquarters for processing. While being RELEASED Patrolman Povlosky...

  • 10.6.14

    Warrant Arrests 10/2/14

    On 10/2/14, Miranda Spagnola (20 yoa, Wildwood, NJ)  was arrested on an outstanding warrant issued by the Stafford Twp. Municipal Court in the amount of $750.00. Ms. Spagnola was transported to Ocean...

  • 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...