Stafford Township

260 East Bay Ave | Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Stafford Police Press Releases

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  • 11.9.15

    MV Crash 11/9/15 Route 72 near Hull Road

    On Monday November 9, 2015 the Stafford Police responded to a collision involving a tri-axle dump truck and a passenger vehicle on Route 72 near Hull Drive.  Amanda Lynn, 30 of Waretown was...

  • 11.9.15

    MV/Pedestrian Crash 11/6/15

    On Friday November 6, 2015 at 2246 hours, Stafford Police responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on Route 72 near mile post 22.7 in the westbound lanes.  Melissa Jensen, 33 of Barnegat was attempting...

  • 10.29.15

    Criminal Sexual Contact Arrest 10/22/15

    On Thursday October 22, 2015 Detective Drew Smith of the Stafford Township Police Department and Detective Stephanie Bayha of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office arrested 55 year old James Vitacco of...

  • 10.29.15

    Pedestrian Struck by MV 10/29/15

    On Thursday October 29, 2015 at 1541 hours the Stafford Police responded to a vehicle vs pedestrian on Route 72 by milepost 22.5.  Marilyn Wenz, 79 of Manahawkin was traveling west in a 2014 Chevrolet Impala...

  • 10.23.15

    Halloween and Holiday Safety Tips


  • 10.23.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash 10/20/15

    When:                  October 20, 2015 Where:          ...

  • 10.14.15

    Vehicle Crash with Bicyclist and Pole 10/11/15

    When:                  October 11, 2015 at 11:38 am Where:          ...

  • 10.14.15

    Shoplifting Leads to Multiple Charges 10/10/15

    On 10/10/2015 at approximately 12:16 pm, Stafford Police responded to Walmart for the report of two male shoplifters who fled the store. Further investigation at the scene revealed that Todd C. Bozarth...

  • 10.14.15

    Fraud Arrest 10/9/15

    On October 09, 2015 The Stafford Township Police department in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office arrested 52 year old Michael Albanese and 46 year old George Larosa, both of Barnegat for 2nd...

  • 10.5.15

    Drug Arrest 10/1/15

    On October 1st, 2015 at approximately 6:15 PM Stafford Police received a call about a suspicious automobile in the area of 16 Mary Jeanne Lane.  Upon police arrival 3 occupants inside the motor...

  • 9.18.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash TGI Fridays 9/16/15

    Motor Vehicle Crash TGI Fridays: On Wednesday September 16 at 12:15pm, Stafford Police were dispatched to TGI Fridays restaurant in Manahawkin for a vehicle that had driven through the front door....

  • 9.1.15

    Burglary and Theft Arrest 8/28/15

    On Friday August 28, 2015 at 1500 hours Stafford Police arrested a sixteen year old juvenile from Perth Amboy, NJ for burglary and theft. Stafford Police received a call from an off-duty Patterson,...

  • 8.5.15

    Credit Card Theft, Conspiracy Arrest 8/4/15

    On Tuesday August 4th, 2015, Stafford Police responded to Best Buy Manahawkin in reference to a male subject attempting to purchase gift cards with what they believed to be fraudulent credit...

  • 7.17.15

    Drug Arrest 7/16/15

    On 7/16/2015 at approximately 5:37 pm, Rashad A. Stokes, 24 of Lexington Blvd in Barnegat was arrested for Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams during a motor vehicle stop in the...

  • 7.15.15

    Motor Vehicle Accident 7/14/15

    On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Stafford Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Route 9 in front of Ferguson Plumbing and Supply.   Investigation revealed that a 2010 Hyundai sedan being operated...

  • 7.14.15

    Motor Vehicle Accident Car vs. Pedestrian

    On Monday, July 13, 2015 Stafford Township Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Route 9 at Milepost 70.7. Initial investigation revealed that a 2011 Honda Civic being operated by...

  • 7.10.15

    Credit Card Theft/Fraud Arrest 7/9/15

    On July 09, 2015 the Stafford Township Police Department responded to Best Buy Electronics store for a reported suspicious male attempting to use multiple declined credit cards to purchase $2,500 in Apple Mac...

  • 6.30.15

    Shoplifting Arrest 6/29/15

    On Monday, June 29, 2015 at 4:15pm Stafford Township Police responded to Walmart in Manahawkin for a reported female shoplifter. Alyse Fay (28 years of age), of Barnegat, NJ, attempted to leave Walmart...

  • 6.11.15

    House Fire with Injury 6/6/15

    On June 6, 2015 at 02:04am Stafford Police were dispatched to a first aid call on Jane Drive for a 30 year old woman who suffered second degree burns as a result of...

  • 6.11.15

    DWI, Eluding, Drug Arrest 6/5/15

    On June 5th, 2015 at approximately 10:56 p.m., Patrolman Povlosky of the Stafford Township Police Department attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Route 72 West and Barnacle Drive. The driver,...

  • 6.1.15

    Drug Arrest 5/28/15

    On 5/28/2015 at approximately 7:56 pm, John J. Marold, 36 YOA of Browns Mills was arrested for Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams.  Marold was observed in possession of CDS in the...

  • 5.28.15

    Marijuana Possession Arrest 5/25/15

    On May 25, 2015 at 12:59 am, Patrolman Marc Potter stopped a vehicle being operated by 18 year old Francis M. Hornyak 2nd of Hamilton, New Jersey for failure to observe the traffic...

  • 5.26.15

    3 Car Motor Vehicle Accident 5/24/15

    On Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 6:30pm Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident involving three (3) vehicles on Route 72 westbound & Doc Cranmer traffic signal.  Investigation revealed a...

  • 5.26.15

    Heroin Possession Arrest 5/20/15

    On May 20, 2015 at approximately 12:55 am, 23 year old Jeremy M. Hurley of Manchester, New Jersey was arrested for the possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Heroin and (2) outstanding warrants out of...

  • 5.26.15

    Marijuana Possession Arrest 5/14/15

    On May 14, 2015 at approximately 7:13 am, 44 year old Anthony J. Giampaolo of Bay Shore, New York was arrested for the possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anthony...