-Beachwood Police Department-


November 15, 2016, through November 27, 2016

Fire Call – On November 15, 2016, at 11:23 p.m., officers responded to the area of the park on Birch Street and Surf Avenue for a smell of natural gas.  Upon investigation, the incident was deemed unfounded.

Criminal Mischief:    On November 18, 2016, Ptl. Justin Apel took a delayed report at police headquarters regarding damage to a vehicle that occurred in October, 2016, on the 300 block of Barnegat Boulevard.  A suspect was identified, and the incident is being pursued by the Detective Bureau. 

Theft Report – On November 18, 2016, at 4:24 p.m., Ptl. David Bowden responded to the park at Birch Street and Surf Avenue in regards to wooden benches being removed from the park.   A citizen observed a white male place the benches in a maroon SUV and leave the area.  Upon investigation, it was determined the benches were a donation to the Borough of Beachwood and they were relocated to the Borough owned property at Atlantic City Boulevard and Beachwood Boulevard.  

Fire Call – On November 19, 2016, at 8:42 a.m., officers responded to a residence on Pinewald Road in regard to a carbon monoxide alarm activation.  The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene and determined the alarm was activated in error.

Fire Call – On November 19, 2016, at 5:09 p.m., Ptl. David Bowden was dispatched to a possible electrical fire in a residence on the 300 block of Pacific Avenue.  The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department responded, checked the residence and determined there to be an issue with an electrical panel. 


Fire Call – On November 20, 2016, at 3:25 p.m., Ptl. William Manganiello responded to the 400 block of Seaman Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm activation.  Upon arrival, one resident of the home needed medical evaluation due to feeling ill.  The Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department responded and requested New Jersey Natural to also respond and further evaluate the scene due to the Fire Company getting a positive reading of carbon monoxide in the home. 

Suspicious Person – On November 21, 2016, Ptl. Gina Bruno investigated a suspicious person incident at 5:34 p.m. on the 900 block of Seaman Avenue.  It was determined that a male subject was soliciting door-to-door in the area for a home improvement firm.   The subject was located by patrol officers and confirmed to be going door to door soliciting sales calls.  The subject’s information was documented and he was given a verbal warning regarding the solicitation ordinance in Beachwood.

Criminal Mischief – On November 22, 2016, at 9:35 p.m. Ptl. Chad Allen responded to a home on Spruce Street regarding an argument that ended with damage to a vehicle on the property.  This incident was followed-up by Detective Allen Magory who was advised by the vehicle owner he no longer wished to pursue criminal charges against the suspect so the matter was concluded. 

Suspicious Person – On November 23, 2016, at 12:37 p.m., Ptl. Dennis Allen was dispatched to the area of Cherry Street for a suspicious person.  Officers located a male walking in the area of the park on Cherry Street and Windward Avenue.  He was questioned by officers, who also checked the validity of his information.  The subject advised he was waiting for a ride to bring him to another municipality, and he walked to a nearby residence, where his driver was located. 

Fire Call –  On November 23, 2016, Ptl. Keith Meissner responded to a small fire on the 700 block of Spar Avenue where a homeowner was burning small brush in a can.  The fire was extinguished and the homeowner was advised the Borough of Beachwood does not allow brush burning on any properties.  No response from the Beachwood Volunteer Fire Department was required. 




CDS – On November 25, 2016, at 8:15 p.m., Ptl. David Bowden and Sgt. Derek Mussari were dispatched to the Quick Chek located at 533 Atlantic City Boulevard for a report of a male who appeared to be under the influence in the bathroom area.  Upon arrival, the officers located and identified the subject, James R. Tice of Bayville, age 27.   After further investigation, the subject was arrested for possession of CDS and brought to police headquarters for processing.  He was evaluated at headquarters by the Beachwood Volunteer First Aid Squad and refused medical attention.  He was released on his recognizance and issued a summons for drug possession and given a court date. 

Warrant Arrest – On November 26, 2016, at 1:36 a.m., Detective Allen Magory conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 1995 Honda 4 door blue in color, operated by a Steven M. Large, of Beachwood, age 54.  Upon further investigation it was learned that the driver had multiple warrants from several different jurisdictions totaling $1639.  The driver was arrested on the outstanding warrants and issued several motor vehicle summonses.  He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of the bail amount. 

Criminal Mischief – On November 27, 2016, Ptl. Gina Bruno responded to a home on Wave Street for broken windows.  The caller advised that several windows were broken in the front of the residence and that the same type of incident happened before.  The residence was unoccupied at the time of the incident.