The Brigantine Police Department responded to 343 calls for service the week ending Feb. 7. The department made 102 motor vehicle stops in which 57 summonses issued, responded to 12 burglar alarms and 12 community policing incidents, conducted 27 property checks (multiple checks in each incident) and assisted on 16 medical incidents. Police made two arrests.
A 44-year old Brigantine man was arrested Feb. 1 an outstanding warrant. He was released pending a court date.
A 28-year-old Absecon man was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with driving under influence, refusal to submit to chemical testing, speeding, reckless driving, careless driving, driving with a suspended license, and possessing an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle. He was released pending a court date.
A 24-year-old Galloway woman was arrested Feb. 2 on outstanding warrants. She was released pending a court date.
A 24-year-old Brigantine woman was arrested Feb. 2 an outstanding warrant. She was released pending a court date.
A 33-year-old Atlantic City man was arrested Feb. 2 on an outstanding warrant. He was released pending a court date.
The Brigantine Police Department is investigating multiple car burglaries. We urge residents to be vigilant and keep their car doors locked. Don’t be a victim. Please call the police to report anyone suspicious lurking around cars, especially at night. If you see something – say something.
Boat trailer parking
The parking of boats and trailers is prohibited from Dec. 1-May 1. Between May 2 and Nov. 30, it is unlawful to park a boat or trailer in Brigantine for more than 48 hours in such places as parking is authorized unless the owner or operator of the boat or trailer owns or leases the property in front of which said boat or trailer is so parked. Between May 2 and Nov. 30, boats may be parked for longer than 48 hours in any street in front of any legally operated and licensed marina.
Shoulder to Shoulder
The Brigantine Police Department has joined forces with the Knights of Columbus local council in a statewide program called Shoulder to Shoulder. Our last initiative provided 15 school bags and school supplies to students at Brigantine North School. Our current initiative will provide clothing to local families for the holidays. Anyone looking to make a donation to Shoulder to Shoulder can call Capt. Rob Rubino at 609-266-7600, ext. 275.
The old Brigantine bridge is closed to fishing due to its deteriorating and unsafe condition. Temporary fencing was erected and police will be checking to make sure that no one is on it. Please stay off of the old bridge.
Important phone numbers
What number do I call?
Call 911 if it is a life-threatening emergency or a crime in progress.
Call 609-266-7414 if it is not a life-threatening emergency, you need an officer, and to report suspicious activity. You would also call this number to file a police report.
Call 609-266-7414 for general information or questions about the Brigantine Police Department. Give a suspect and/or vehicle description, if you have one. All tips may be anonymous; however, a phone number may be needed for authorities to contact a caller for additional information.
Will the officer stop and talk to me?
Not unless you specifically request it. If you want to speak with the officer, tell the dispatcher when you call in. Many times the dispatcher will ask if you want the officer to stop by and speak with you.