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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Manchester Reminds Parents Law Requires Bike Helmets For All Under 17

Manchester Reminds Parents Law Requires Bike Helmets For All Under 17

Boy, 11, injured in bicycle-car collision Saturday was not wearing a helmet, police said
Manchester Bicyclist Suffers Head Injury in Collision

Manchester Bicyclist Suffers Head Injury in Collision

Doug Williams was not wearing a helmet when his bicycle was hit along Commonwealth Boulevard by Jeremy Zapata of Toms River
Seaside Heights Walk Brings Hope To Ocean County Families Struggling With Heroin Addiction

Seaside Heights Walk Brings Hope To Ocean County Families Struggling With Heroin Addiction

Showing that actions speak louder than words, a walk attracted 200 people in Seaside Heights Saturday to shed light on the heroin scourge.
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.
Manchester Man Charged With Aggravated Assault of 18-Month Old Girl

Manchester Man Charged With Aggravated Assault of 18-Month Old Girl

Timothy Montgomery is in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $100,000 cash bail
UPDATE: Three Manchester Residents, 5 Others Busted In Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Rings

UPDATE: Three Manchester Residents, 5 Others Busted In Heroin, Cocaine Distribution Rings

Darius Banks, 24, of Santa Anita Road, Toms River was charged with possession of cocaine, among other charges.
Manchester Man Found Snoozing In Hospital Parking Lot Charged With Heroin Possession

Manchester Man Found Snoozing In Hospital Parking Lot Charged With Heroin Possession

David O'Connor also had a hypodermic needle when he was found at Southern Ocean Medical Center, Stafford
Ocean County Attorney Pleads Guilty To Bilking Investors In Facebook Scam

Ocean County Attorney Pleads Guilty To Bilking Investors In Facebook Scam

Fred Todd could face lengthy prison time and hefty fines
POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

POLL: Atlantic County Prosecutor Silent on Handling of Rice Case - What's Your Take?

What do you think of the way the Ray Rice prosecution case was handled? Do you think the punishment fit the crime? Let us know in the poll.
Fire Engine En Route to Call Hits Car in Manchester

Fire Engine En Route to Call Hits Car in Manchester

Police say the car pulled out in front of the fire engine, which had its emergency lights flashing
Don't Fall For It! JCP&L Customers In Manchester Warned Of Bill Scam

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

Township police holding seminar at library tonight on how to avoid being scammed or becoming a victim of identity theft
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.
Pick A Name, Any Name. Just Make Sure It's a Clear One, Manchester Man Learns

Pick A Name, Any Name. Just Make Sure It's a Clear One, Manchester Man Learns

Lakewood man faces eighth charge of driving while intoxicated, police say
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
Whiting Woman Injured As Car Crashes Into Dollar General

Whiting Woman Injured As Car Crashes Into Dollar General

Susan DeAngelo was treated at the scene, police said
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
Dump Truck's Oil Spill Clogs Route 37 For Two Hours

Dump Truck's Oil Spill Clogs Route 37 For Two Hours

Manchester police report the area reopened for normal travel about 11:30 a.m.
Manchester Forum Will Teach Residents to Avoid Scams

Manchester Forum Will Teach Residents to Avoid Scams

The event, set for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, is the latest in the police department's Staying Safe in Manchester series.
Convicted Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty to Facebook Stock, Real Estate Fraud

Convicted Ponzi Schemer Pleads Guilty to Facebook Stock, Real Estate Fraud

Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood led scheme that took millions from investors for nonexistent Facebook IPO blocs, shares in Florida condos