Police Sergeant/Fire Chief Charged With Child Endangerment


Eric Englund
May possibly 27, 2022
By Eric Englund

Andrew Wahlberg, a sergeant with the Seashore Haven Law enforcement Department, was billed on May 25 with boy or girl endangerment.
In a joint launch, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Stafford Police Chief Thomas Dellane said that on May well 18, the 50 yr-previous Wahlberg, a Stafford resident, still left a Beretta 9-millimeter  handgun unsecured and accessible to juveniles. Wahlberg was served with the charge towards him on a summons, pending a initially appearance in Ocean County Exceptional Court.
On the working day he allegedly left the gun unsecured, Stafford law enforcement responded to a report of a suspicious person at Ocean Acres Park. Police stated they were being alerted to a male in all black garments and white footwear exhibiting a handgun at the park. When police arrived, they found a teenager experienced a loaded black Beretta 9-millimeter handgun, in addition a folding knife.
The 15-yr-outdated boy, unidentified by police for the reason that of his age, was billed with next and fourth degree illegal possession of a weapon and taken to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Heart in Toms River.
Seaside Haven Law enforcement Main James Markoski said that Wahlberg, a 15-year veteran of the drive, has been suspended without fork out. Wahlberg is also chief of the High Issue Volunteer Hearth Co. in Harvey Cedars his position with the section had not transformed as of Friday.  —E.E.

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