Jackson Police Beat, March 6

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The Jackson Police Department reported the following incidents occurred in the township:

• At 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22, Jackson Police Chief Matthew Kunz was parked at a gas station on Bennetts Mills Road when he observed a man and a woman acting in a suspicious manner. Police said Kunz saw the individuals making preparations consistent with using heroin. Additional police officers responded to the scene. Police said a 31-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were each charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle. The man was turned over to the Hamilton Police Department on an outstanding warrant when he was unable to post bail. The woman was released on a summons.

• At 6:40 p.m. Feb. 24, police officers Phil Minissale and Sean Greenberger responded to a residence on Luxury Circle. As first aid personnel were treating an individual, the officers escorted an intoxicated man and woman out of the residence. During that time, the man walked away from the officers and began to climb into the bed of a parked pickup truck. As Greenberger approached the vehicle, he observed the man bend down to pick up a rifle in the bed of the truck. Police said the officers tackled the man off the truck, placed him in custody and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle. The 55-year-old man was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. He was processed and initially lodged in the Ocean County Jail, Toms River.

• At 4:29 p.m. Feb. 22, Police Officer Sean Greenberger responded to a residence on Leesville Road to investigate a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. Police were told the unlocked vehicle had been entered and property valued at $200 had been stolen.