Toms River Police Department Police Blotter

The following are several incidents that Toms River Police Department officers recently responded to or were involved with.

Jewelry Theft- Silverton – On 2/12/24 a homeowner reported that jewelry valued at approximately $8,000 was missing from a box on her dresser.
The homeowner disclosed that they frequently leaves her doors unlocked, especially recently, as they had been taking care of a friend’s dog, which resulted in various individuals entering the home to tend to the pet.
The homeowner was unable to provide specific names of people who had access to their home during this time and mentioned there are no surveillance cameras installed inside or outside the residence.

Check Fraud
– On 2/12/24, a representative of a business located near the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Route 571 (Bay Avenue) reported an unusual transaction on the business account and found that a $7,400.00 check had been written to a subject.

The representative was able to have the bank stop the transaction before it was processed.  Initial investigations point to an incident with possible stolen checks from the U.S. Postal Service that was used in Hamilton Twp.

Stolen Vehicles Recovered
– Police in Newark and Lacey Township reported that two vehicles stolen from Toms River had been located in their jurisdictions and the owners have been notified.
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