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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police Nab Shoplifting Suspect In Berkeley After Chase In Woods

Police Nab Shoplifting Suspect In Berkeley After Chase In Woods

The suspect fled on foot, running across several roads and causing several vehicles to stop.
Berkeley Police Arrest Bayville Man For Drunk Driving

Berkeley Police Arrest Bayville Man For Drunk Driving

Incident happened on Route 9 near Stanton Avenue
Recalling A Tragedy: One Year Since Seaside Boardwalk Fire

Recalling A Tragedy: One Year Since Seaside Boardwalk Fire

With lots of help, the boardwalk has largely recovered.
Berkeley Police Charge South Toms River Man With Drunk Driving

Berkeley Police Charge South Toms River Man With Drunk Driving

Arrest came after motor vehicle stop
UPDATE: Two Berkeley Residents, 6 Others Busted In Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Rings

UPDATE: Two Berkeley Residents, 6 Others Busted In Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Rings

Darius Banks, age 24, Santa Anita Road, Toms River was charged with possession of cocaine, among other charges.
Police Arrest Bayville Man For Driving Car With Stolen License Plate

Police Arrest Bayville Man For Driving Car With Stolen License Plate

Incident happened on Ocean Gate Drive near Henry Avenue
Berkeley Police Charge Ocean Gate Man With Drunk Driving

Berkeley Police Charge Ocean Gate Man With Drunk Driving

Car overturned on Harbor Inn Road
Berkeley Police Charge Ocean Gate Man With Drunk Driving

Berkeley Police Charge Ocean Gate Man With Drunk Driving

Car overturned on Harbor Inn Road
Don't Fall For It! JCP&L Customers In Berkeley Warned Of Bill Scam

Don't Fall For It! JCP&L Customers In Berkeley Warned Of Bill Scam

Scammers seeking money cards targeting both businesses and residents with delinquent account claim
Berkeley Police Make Another Narcan Save

Berkeley Police Make Another Narcan Save

Victim refused treatment after revival
UPDATE: Bodies Of Three Former Ocean County Residents Found In Florida Roadside Ditch

UPDATE: Bodies Of Three Former Ocean County Residents Found In Florida Roadside Ditch

Pasco County sheriff’s deputies checking on the family had noticed a bad odor in the area Thursday and found the bodies.
Man Gets 20 Years in Plot to Murder Former Ocean County Prosecutor

Man Gets 20 Years in Plot to Murder Former Ocean County Prosecutor

Jay R. Goldberg of Little Egg Harbor tried to orchestrate the murder of former Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Steven Cucci from jail
$10G, 154 Counterfeit Watches Seized At Seaside Heights Boardwalk Shop

$10G, 154 Counterfeit Watches Seized At Seaside Heights Boardwalk Shop

Seaside Heights Police seized the suspected counterfeit merchandise on Friday at “In The Cut,” a shop at 216 Boardwalk in Seaside Heights.
Berkeley Township Police Department Shows Racial Disparity, Report Says

Berkeley Township Police Department Shows Racial Disparity, Report Says

New York Times article compared the racial makeup of police for the communities they serve
Ocean County Parents Make Roadside Baby Delivery On Garden State Parkway

Ocean County Parents Make Roadside Baby Delivery On Garden State Parkway

The expecting Lakewood mother, who requested her name remain private, went into labor last night and was being driven to the hospital
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office To Resume School Drug Searches

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office To Resume School Drug Searches

K-9 officers will conduct unannounced searches in middle and high schools
Berkeley PBA Asking For Help For Injured Officer

Berkeley PBA Asking For Help For Injured Officer

Robert Ashton badly injured in motorcycle accident
All In A Holiday Weekend's Work - Drug Overdose, Suicide

All In A Holiday Weekend's Work - Drug Overdose, Suicide

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Lauds Major Crimes Unit
Woman Indicted in Church Theft Cashed Fraudulent Checks In Berkeley

Woman Indicted in Church Theft Cashed Fraudulent Checks In Berkeley

Theresa Nichols is accused of stealing more than $40,000 by writing fraudulent checks
Toms River Boy Rescued In Seaside Park Surf After Slamming Chin

Toms River Boy Rescued In Seaside Park Surf After Slamming Chin

The boy was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s trauma center in Neptune after complaining of numbness.