Stafford Township

260 East Bay Ave | Manahawkin, NJ 08050

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Stafford Police Press Releases

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  • 2.4.16

    DWI MV Crash Arrest 2/2/16

    On Tuesday February 2, 2016 at approximately 6:29 PM, Stafford Police responded to a single vehicle accident in the intersection of Route 9 and East Bay Ave. Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by...

  • 2.2.16

    MV Crash Rt 72 Causeway Bridge 2/2/16

    On Tuesday February 2nd at approximately 7:48 AM, The Stafford Township Police Department responded to a 3 vehicle crash in the area of Rt 72 and mile post 28. Investigation revealed that...

  • 1.11.16

    STPD Officer and K9 partner graduate K9 Patrol Dog Course

    Stafford Township Patrolman Brandon Haines and his K9 partner Jase graduated from The Atlantic County Police Training Center’s 41st K-9 patrol dog training class on Friday January 8, 2016....

  • 1.8.16

    Stafford Township Motor Vehicle strikes utility pole causing widespread power outage

    On Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at approximately 4:45 PM Stafford Police responded to the area of Route 72 and West Road for a report of a vehicle that ran...

  • 12.25.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash 12/23/15 Involving School Bus Route 72/Nautilus Drive

    On Wednesday December 23, 2015 at 2 pm Stafford Township Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 at the intersection of Nautilus Drive.  Investigation at the scene revealed that A 2010...

  • 12.25.15

    Social Media Tips Lead to Shoplifting Arrest 12/21/15

    On Monday, 12/21/2015 at 12:41 pm Stafford Township Police responded to the Wal-Mart store located on Route 72 in reference to an unidentified white male who walked out of the store with one 48...

  • 12.25.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash 12/22/15 Route 9/Cedar Bridge Road

    On Tuesday December 22, 2015 at 16:29 hours,Stafford Police responded to a two vehicle accident on Rt. 9 north in front of Bruno’s meat market.  Investigation revealed...

  • 12.25.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash 12/22/15 Route 72/Nautilus Drive

    On December 22, 2015 at approximately 5:20 PM, Stafford Township Police Responded to a three vehicle accident on Route 72 Eastbound just west of Nautilus Drive.    Investigation at the scene disclosed...

  • 12.22.15

    Stafford Township man arrested for intentionally ramming two vehicles

    On December 13, 2015 at approximately 04:05 a.m., Stafford Township Police Department were dispatched to the area of Bernard Drive in the Village Harbor section of Stafford in reference to a...

  • 12.22.15

    Motor Vehicle Crash 12/14/15

    On Monday December 14, 2015 at 12:42pm, Stafford Township Police were dispatched to Route 9 at milepost 69.3 (near Ocean Club Fitness Center) for a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Preliminary investigation at...

  • 12.9.15

    3 Car MV Crash 12/8/15

    On December 8, 2015 at approximately 6:30 PM, a red Ford Escape driven by Margaret Finn-Masucci (64 YOA) of Deer Run in Barnegat, NJ, was travelling southbound on Route 9 in Manahawkin when it...

  • 12.7.15

    MV Crash 12/5/15 Rt 72 & Last Bridge Eastbound on Causeway

    On Saturday December 5th 2015 at 3:23 pm the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a report of a head on collision on Route 72 at the last Bridge heading onto Long...

  • 12.7.15

    MV Crash 11/30/15 Rt 9/Oak Avenue

    On November 30, at approximately 2:30 PM, The Stafford Township Police Department responded to a vehicle crash involving a tow truck and a minivan at the intersection of Route 9 and Oak Avenue....

  • 11.30.15

    Shoplifting, Drug Arrest 11/27/15

    On November 27th, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM Stafford Police responded to the Kohl’s Department store in reference to a report of an adult male shoplifter.  Upon arrival, officers...

  • 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....