Toms River: Thursday afternoon our tip line was blowing up with people reporting suspicious activity in the area of Vaughn @ Hazelwood. Some reports came in that there was a male with a gun. While nothing was confirmed and no pictures surfaced, residents did confirm police activity in the area. OCSN contacted TRPD to get more information on this incident due to encryption of the radio traffic.
It turns out the police were investigating a robbery that took place on Fischer Boulevard, and the persons of interest were subsequently located on Eastwind Avenue. Eastwind is not far from the area of Vaughn @ Hazelwood where original activity was reported. TRPD also informed me that all persons involved have been identified and located, and there is no ongoing threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing at this time and a Press Release will become available when the case is closed.