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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  • 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...

  • 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...