Aberdeen Township Police Department

Aberdeen Township Police Department Welcome to the Official Aberdeen Township Police Department page. Richard Derechailo, Chief of Police

The men and women of the Aberdeen Township Police Department are committed to providing a safe community for all residents. The police department is comprised of two divisions: Operations and Administration. The Operations Division, commanded by a captain, consists of patrol, the traffic safety bureau, and the DARE/School Resource Officer program. The Administrative Division, also commanded by a captain, consists of communications, records, and the detective bureau. Drug and Gang Information Hotline 732-566-1318

Mission: The Mission of the Aberdeen Township Police Department is to preserve peace and order, and to reduce crime, as well as the fear of crime, through proactive community-oriented policing, in order to ensure the safety of those we serve. Chief Derechailo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/31/2020CONTACT: Lt. Matthew Lloyd 732-566-2054 Ext.222 matthew.lloyd@aberdeennj.orgAs Super Bow...
02/01/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/31/2020
CONTACT: Lt. Matthew Lloyd 732-566-2054 Ext.222 [email protected]

As Super Bowl LIV Season Begins, Spread the Word:
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

Aberdeen, NJ — Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner. This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with Aberdeen Township Police Department to remind football fans and Super Bowl partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, February 2, 2020. If your Super Bowl celebration involves alcohol, plan for a ride home with a sober driver. If you’re hosting the party, take care of the designated drivers. We want to remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

“Everyone wants to have a good time on Super Bowl night, so we want our community folks to plan safe rides home if they plan to be out at a party,”. “Even one drink can impair judgement. You should never put yourself, or others, at risk because you made the choice to drink and drive. Even one drink can be one too many.”

Whether you’re attending a party, hosting a party, or going out to a bar, keep safety at the forefront of your night. When it’s time to leave, make sure your designated driver is actually sober. If he or she decided to drink, you should call a cab, or call someone else who you know hasn’t been drinking to get you home safely. Remember that walking impaired can also be dangerous, so designate a sober friend to walk home with you. If you are driving, remember that sober driving isn’t the only law that should be followed: Make sure you — and your driver — wear your seat belts.

If you’re planning to be a designated driver, know that you’re the night’s MVP. No matter what, do not drink any alcohol — people are relying on you. While at the party, enjoy the food, the company, and the non-alcoholic drinks. Encourage other designated drivers on social media using the hashtag #DesignatedDriver. Your positive influence could help keep other designated drivers on the right track. If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they’ll thank you later.

If you’re hosting this year’s Super Bowl party, prepare plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for your guests and the designated drivers. Get creative and try out some Super Bowl-themed snacks and beverages. Support your designated drivers by tweeting their names to @NHTSAgov to add their name to the Wall of Fame, and use the hashtag #DesignatedDriver. They are doing everyone a favor by keeping drunk drivers off the roads. Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers’ designated drivers. Remind your drinking guests that they have a long evening ahead of them, and encourage them to pace themselves, to eat food, and to drink plenty of water. Another important reminder: Do not serve alcohol to minors. If an underage person drinks and drives, the person who provided the alcohol can be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused by the underage driver. In fact, you can face jail time if you host a party where alcohol is served to people under the age of 21.

Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road: Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem, for men and for women alike. If drivers are impaired by any substance — alcohol or drugs — they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. It is illegal in all states to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Remember: Driving while impaired is illegal, period. The bottom line is this: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. It’s that simple.

If you’re heading out for a night of Super Bowl fun, make a game plan and follow these simple tips for a safe and happy evening:

• Remember that it is never okay to drive drunk. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely if you plan to drink.
• Use your community’s sober ride program.
• If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact 732-566-2054 or 911
• Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

Remember: If you drive drunk, you may lose money, your reputation, your car, and even your life. Everyone should know by now that it is illegal to drive impaired. Even still, thousands die each year in drunk-driving-related crashes. In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in drunk-driving crashes. The costs can be financial, too: If you’re caught drinking and driving, you can face jail time, lose your driver’s license and your vehicle, and pay up to $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, car towing, higher insurance rates, and lost wages.

For more information on the dangers of drunk driving, visit https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/super-bowl.

Super Bowl LIV Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive DrunkFACT SHEET & TALKING POINTS This Super Bowl season, the U.S. Department of...
01/31/2020

Super Bowl LIV Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
FACT SHEET & TALKING POINTS

This Super Bowl season, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with Aberdeen Township Police Department to remind football fans and Super Bowl partygoers that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving. Super Bowl LIV falls on Sunday, February 2, 2020. If your night involves alcohol, plan for a sober ride home. If you’re hosting the party, take care of your designated drivers. Whether you’re the designated driver, heading out for a night at a party or bar, or hosting a Super Bowl party, we want to remind everyone that Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

If you plan to drive: Don’t drink

Be a sober designated driver, help save lives. Remember these tips on game night:

• Take your role as designated driver seriously — your friends are relying on you. While at the party, enjoy food and non-alcoholic drinks. Refrain from any alcoholic beverages or drugs.
• Boast about your MVP status on social media using the hashtag #DesignatedDriver. Your positive influence could help keep other sober drivers on the right track.
• Always buckle your seat belt and require your passengers to do the same. Don’t start the car until all passengers’ seat belts are buckled.

Remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. If someone you know has been drinking and tries to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. Even if they make a fuss in the moment, they’ll thank you later.


If you plan to drink: Don’t drive

Before you ever leave the house, make a plan for having a fun, safe night out. Follow these safety tips, and you’ll be on your way to your own Super Bowl win.

• You know the rules: It’s illegal to drive drunk. Before you head out to a Super Bowl party, make a game plan that includes a sober driver — someone who will not drink at all, and will safely bring you home.
• Remember that alcohol isn’t the only substance that can keep you from driving safely: Marijuana, like many other drugs, affects a driver’s ability to react to their surroundings. Driving is a complex task, and marijuana can slow reaction time, affecting the driver’s ability to drive safely.
• Make sure your designated driver is actually sober. If he or she decides to drink unexpectedly, call a cab or someone else who you know hasn’t been drinking.
• Encourage your designated driver: Tweet his or her name to @NHTSAgov to add their name to the Wall of Fame.
• Don’t let friends (and fans) drive drunk. Have other partygoers been drinking? Help arrange a safe way for them to get home, too.
• When you ride home with your sober driver, make sure you — and your driver — wear your seat belts. It’s your best defense in a crash.
• Remember, walking impaired can also be dangerous. Designate a sober friend to walk home with you.
• If you find yourself unable to get home safely, tell the host you would like to stay the night.
• Use your community’s sober ride program.

If you’re hosting the Super Bowl party:

Want to win the night? Be sure all of your guests have a sober ride home.

• Ask your guests to designate their sober drivers in advance, or help them coordinate with other partygoers’ designated drivers.
• If you don’t drink, offer to drive guests home or offer to have them stay with you.
• Encourage your drinking guests to pace themselves, eat food, and drink plenty of water.
• Serve a selection of non-alcoholic drinks.
• Make the designated driver feel like a real MVP — tweet the driver’s name to @NHTSAgov, and they’ll make the designated driver Wall of Fame. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #DesignatedDriver.
• Do not serve alcohol to minors. If an underage person drinks and drives, the person who provided the alcohol can be held liable for any damage, injury, or death caused by the underage driver. In fact, you can face jail time if you host a party where alcohol is served to people under the age of 21.

Know the risks:

Impaired driving is a serious problem with serious consequences. Don’t ruin your night by becoming another statistic.

• In 2018, there were 10,511 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes, accounting for 29% of all crash fatalities.
• The consequences of drunk driving can often be not only fatal — they can be expensive too. Drunk drivers face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates, and many other unanticipated expenses, including attorney’s fees, court costs, car towing, and lost wages due to time off from work. In fact, the average DUI court case costs approximately $10,000.
• Know your state’s laws: Refusing to take a breath test in many jurisdictions can result in arrest, loss of your driver’s license, and impoundment of your vehicle. Not to mention the embarrassment of explaining your situation to family, friends, and employers.

For Super Bowl LIV, be a team player and remember: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. For more information, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunk-driving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/super-bowl.

The Aberdeen Township Police Department swears in new officer.On the evening of January 16th, 2020, surrounded by family...
01/21/2020

The Aberdeen Township Police Department swears in new officer.

On the evening of January 16th, 2020, surrounded by family, friends and co-workers, Evan Guastaferro 26, of Matawan Borough was sworn in as Patrolman by Mayor Fred Tagliarini. Evan attended Saint John Vianney High School and graduated in 2011. After High School, Even graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Police Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In June 2013, while attending college, The Aberdeen Township Police Department hired Evan as a part time police dispatcher. In May 2016, Evan was hired full time. This past June, the Aberdeen Township Police Department hired Evan as a police recruit. On December 12th, Evan Guastaferro graduated from the 97th class of the Monmouth County Police Academy. Evan is now part of the Patrol Division on the “A” Platoon.

Aberdeen Township and the Aberdeen Township Police Department would like to welcome Patrolman Guastaferro to the Aberdeen family. We wish him much success in his new respected position and remind him to, as always, STAY SAFE!

ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP POLICE PRESS RELEASE The Aberdeen Township Police made the following arrests January 1st, 2020 through...
01/17/2020

ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP POLICE
PRESS RELEASE

The Aberdeen Township Police made the following arrests January 1st, 2020 through January 15th, 2020:

• On January 1st, a 40 year-old Newark male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the City of Bayonne Municipal Court. Ptl. Mohamed Mamoud was the arresting officer.
• On January 1st, a 30 year-old Perth Amboy male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the City of Perth Amboy Municipal Court. Ptl. Vincent Schifini was the arresting officer.
• On January 1st, a 26 year-old Aberdeen female was charged with possession of CDS (Marijuana), possession of CDS (prescription drugs) and possession of CDS (paraphernalia) following an incident on Willow Avenue. Ptl. Luis Batista was the arresting officer.
• On January 2nd, a 26 year-old Woodbridge male was charged with harassment following an incident on Wayside Drive. Ptl. Philip Santiago was the arresting officer.
• On January 3rd, a 26 year-old Perth Amboy male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the Aberdeen Township Municipal Court. Ptl. John Palumbo was the arresting officer.
• On January 6th a 35 year-old Ventnor City female was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued out of the Ocean County Superior Court and possession of heroin following an incident on Brookside Avenue. Ptl. Benjamin Cleaves was the arresting officer.
• On January 6th a 49 year-old Sayreville male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the Aberdeen Township Municipal Court. SLEO II Evan Tyler was the arresting officer.
• On January 7th, a 28 year-old Jersey City male was charged with possession of marijuana following an incident in the Hudson Ridge Apartment Complex. Ptl. Frank Maisano was the arresting officer.
• On January 7th, a 23 year-old Hazlet male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Court. Ptl. Michael Monteiro was the arresting officer.
• On January 9th, a 20 year-old Perth Amboy female was charged with possession of CDS (Marijuana) and possession of CDS (paraphernalia) following a motor vehicle stop on State Highway 35. Ptl. Evan Guastaferro was the arresting officer.
• On January 9th, a 29 year-old Keyport male was charged with simple assault and harassment following an incident on Lakeview Way. Ptl. Mahomed Mahmoud was the arresting officer.
• On January 11th, a 29 yesr-old Aberdeen female was charged with possession of CDS (Marijuana) following a motor vehicle stop on Cliffwood Avenue. Ptl. Michael Monteiro was the arresting officer.
• On January 11th a 46 year old Middletown female and 23 year-old Middletown male were charged with shoplifting from the ShopRite Food Store on State Highway 34. Ptl. Benjamin Cleaves was the arresting officer.
• On January 13th, a Aberdeen juvenile was charged with possession of CDS (Marijuana) following an incident at the Matawan Regional High School. Ptl. Nicholas DaRocha was the arresting officer.
• On January 14th, a 23 year-old Aberdeen male was charged with contempt of court on a warrant issued by the Aberdeen Township Municipal Court. Ptl. Nicholas DaRocha was the arresting officer.

Other police activity during that period included:

• On January 1st, a Aberdeen resident reported a disorderly person following an incident on Glassworks Blvd. Ptl. Vincent Schifini responded and took the report.
• On January 2nd, a Aberdeen resident reported fraud following an incident on Prospect Avenue. Ptl. Raymond Campbell responded and took the report.
• On January 3rd, a Aberdeen resident reported harassment following an incident on Cambridge Drive. Ptl. Luis Batista responded and took the report.
• On January 3rd, a Aberdeen resident reported simple assault following an incident in the Ken Garden Apartment Complex. Ptl. Mohamed Mahmoud responded and took the report.
• On January 4th, a a corporate representative from Shop Rite Food Store on State Highway 34 reported a theft of various items. Ptlw. Heather Dillon responded and took the report.
• On January 5th, an Aberdeen resident reported that two subjects attempted to enter his vehicle following an incident on Margaret Street. Ptl. Bruce Monro responded and took the report.
• On January 5th, a corporate representative from Flexi-Lease on State Highway 35 reported that a subject attempted to enter a vehicle on the property. Ptl. Bruce Monro responded and took the report.
• On January 6th an Aberdeen resident reported harassment following an incident in Treehaven III Apartment Complex. Ptl. Martin Walsh responded and took the report.
• On January 6th an Aberdeen resident reported theft and harassment following an incident on Brookside Avenue. Ptl. William Novak responded and took the report.
• On January 6th, a corporate representative from Shop Rite Food Store on State Highway 34 reported a theft of various items. Ptl. Anthony Marone responded and took the report.
• On January 7th a Marlboro resident reported harassment following an incident at the Avis on State Highway 34. Ptl. Vincent Schifini responded and took the report.
• On January 8th. an Aberdeen resident reported a theft following an incident on Lloyd Road. SLEO II Evan Tyler responded and took the report.
• On January 9th, an Aberdeen resident reported fraud following an incident on Anchor Way. Ptl. Henry Chevalier responded and took the report.
• On January 9th, a corporate representative from Shop Rite Food Store on State Highway 34 reported a theft of various items. Ptl. Vincent Schifini responded and took the report.
• On January 13th, a Aberdeen resident reported a theft from the construction site at the L.A Fitness on State Highway 35. Sgt. Raymond Sosa responded and took the report.
• On January 13th, an Aberdeen resident reported fraud following an incident on Wellington Place. Ptl. Benjamin Cleaves responded and took the report.
• On January 13th, a Union Beach resident reported fraud following an incident on Church Street. Ptlw. Heather Dillon responded and took the report.
• On January 14th, an Aberdeen resident reported terroristic threats following an incident on Prospect Avenue. Ptl. Anthony Marone responded and took the report.
• On January 15th, an Aberdeen resident reported criminal mischief following an incident on South Concourse. Ptl. Vincent Schifini responded and took the report.
• On January 15th, an Aberdeen resident reported harassment following an incident in the Strathmore Gardens Apartment Complex. Ptl. Raymond Campbell responded and took the report.

Officers responded to or initiated 706 calls for service between January 1st, 2020 and January 15th, 2020, including 16 motor vehicle accidents; 22 alarms (house/fire); 2 assaults; 1 burglary reports;1 criminal mischief; 0 crisis interventions; 2 disorderly persons; 2 domestic disputes; 5 fire calls, 39 first aid calls; 6 harassments; 0 M.V thefts; 6 narcotics; 7 thefts; 1 trespassing; 23 suspicious person/vehicle; and 7 welfare checks

Officers issued 203 summonses on 258 motor vehicle stops.

Press release prepared by Lt. Matthew Lloyd ext. 222. for Chief Richard Derechailo 732-583-4200 ext. 220

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