Category: Stafford Township

Trenton Man Caught With Stolen Handgun With Large Capacity Magazine At Southern Ocean Medical Center

Robert L. Goldware 29 years old of Tremont Street, Trenton also had an outstanding warrant out of Westampton Township, New Jersey for Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

February 4, 2021

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–On Monday, February 1, 2021 at approximately 5:50 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to the Southern Ocean Medical Center after they were alerted of an individual in possession of a handgun.

Investigation by responding Officers and Detectives determined that Robert L. Goldware 29 years old of Tremont Street, Trenton, New Jersey was in possession of a stolen handgun from Folcroft, Pennsylvania.

In addition to possessing the handgun, Goldware also had in his possession a large capacity magazine.

Furthermore, Goldware had an outstanding warrant out of Westampton Township, New Jersey for Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

Goldware was charged with the following:

· 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

· 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose

· 2nd Degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons

· 3rd Degree Receiving Stolen Property

· 4th Degree Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Devices

Goldware was lodged in Ocean County Jail pending an appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

Patrolman Sean Kenny was the investigating Officer, assisted by Detective Erik Smithman.

As a reminder, the Stafford Township Police Department does not release photos of arrested subjects, and the public and the press are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Barnegat Man Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide And DWI For March 25, 2020 Fatal Crash In Stafford Twp.

January 27, 2021

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on January 27, 2021, Jeydon Lowe, 24, of Barnegat, pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5, before the Honorable Linda G. Baxter, J.S.C.  At the time of sentencing on March 19, 2021, the State will be recommending a term of seven years New Jersey State Prison, subject to the terms of the No Early Release Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7.2.  Additionally, Lowe pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.

On March 25, 2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., members of the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on Stafford Avenue near Hilliard Boulevard. An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt operated by Lowe was traveling eastbound on Stafford Avenue at an extremely high rate of speed.  Lowe lost control of the vehicle as he was attempting to navigate a right-hand turn, and consequently crashed into a tree.  A passenger in the front seat of the vehicle, Robert Parlin, 24, of Little Egg Harbor, succumbed to his injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lowe sustained minor injuries and was taken to Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean County Medical Center in Stafford Township. A search warrant was obtained for a draw of his blood. On April 14, 2020, Detectives received the laboratory results from the blood draw which indicated that Lowe had a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of nearly .12 percent.  An operator of a motor vehicle is presumed to be over the legal limit for purposes of alcohol consumption where his/her BAC is .08 or greater.

Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the diligence of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron who handled the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, Stafford Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation which ultimately resulted in Lowe’s guilty plea.

2020 Police Unity Tour Bike Ride Held In NJ


See related MidJersey.News coverage here: Police Unity Tour Memorial Service And Blessing Of Riders


September 27, 2020

Check back for more photos, still having photos sent into MidJersey.News and will be updated again tomorrow or later tonight.

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–The Police Unity Tour held a one day bike ride today starting in Asbury Park and proceeding on shore routes towards Stafford Township ending at the Stafford Township Police Memorial.

This year’s spring four day ride that is usually held in May was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic that ends at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

This year’s ride was shortened to one day and two hundred sixty police officers participated from fourteen states including California and Missouri.


History of the Police Unity Tour:

In 1997, Florham Park (NJ) Police Officer Patrick Montuore had a simple idea: organize a four-day bicycle ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC to raise public awareness about law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and to ensure that their sacrifice is never forgotten. With that, the Police Unity Tour was formed. 

What started with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. has grown into 9 chapters consisting of nearly 2,600 members nationwide who make the trip annually. Participants include riders, motorcycles, and support personnel.

The journey is long and challending but for the Police Unity Tour participants it is what they prepare for throughout the year. Through fundraising and physical training, they know that their efforts raise awareness of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many law enforcement officers. 

The last leg of the jouney ends at the Memorial, where the participants are greeted by friends, family, and survirors. Once there, many Police Unity Tour members present remembrance braclets worn on their wrists throughout the journey to the families of the fallen. 

May 2020, the Police Unity Tour was proud to donate more than $2.0 million to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, bringing our total donations to more than $30 million since their inception. 

The Police Unity Tour is the sponsor of the National Law Enforcement Museum’s Hall of Remembrance, the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Award, and Recently Fallen Alert programs. 








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Drug Bust In Stafford Township

July 28, 2020

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at approximately 6:28 PM, the Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a Search Warrant on 41 East Bay Avenue in Manahawkin.

This was the result of a three month long, joint investigation with the Ocean County Narcotics Strike Force for ongoing sales of Narcotics from that residence.

As a result of the investigation, a Pablo J Amador, 37-year-old male living at that residence, was found to be in possession of Cocaine and Marijuana and was arrested. Mr. Amador was transported to the Stafford Township Police Department where he was processed and charged with 2nd degree possession of Cocaine, 2nd Degree possession with the intent to distribute Cocaine, 3rd Degree possession of Marijuana and 3rd degree possession with the intent to distribute Marijuana.

After processing and charging Mr. Amador was transported to the Ocean County Jail where he is currently being held on his charges.

The Stafford Township Police Department does not release photos of defendants, and the public and the press are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Traffic Advisory For Saturday: Possible Protest On LBI Bridge Could Cause Traffic Issues

Follow Stafford Township Police Social Media Including Facebook Here

June 4, 2020

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–See official police information about a possible protest over the LBI bridge on Saturday. Follow their Facebook page and plan your traffic route accordingly.

The Stafford Township Police Department is well aware of the upcoming protest march scheduled for this Saturday over the LBI Bridge. We appreciate everyone reaching out to us, and all of your concerns. Our number one priority is everyone’s safety and well being. As a department, we fully support the first amendment rights of the protesters, and we are taking every precautionary measure to ensure this is a peaceful protest march. Please follow our social media sites for accurate information. Thank you in advance for everyone’s cooperation. #staffordpolice