The Brigantine Police Department responded to 439 calls for service the week ending Sept. 6. Officers conducted 81 motor vehicle stops and issued 28 summonses. There were eight domestic violence incidents, 35 property checks, four motor vehicle accidents and 11 burglar alarms. The police assisted on 28 ambulance calls.
A 51-year-old Brigantine woman was arrested Sept. 4 for having outstanding warrants. She was lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of bail.
A 23-year-old Dover Plains, NY man was arrested Aug. 31 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on a summons pending a court date.
To report a crime anonymously, call the Brigantine Police Department at 609-266-7414 or the Atlantic County Crime Stoppers tip line at 800-658-8477.
The Brigantine Police Department is investigating multiple car burglaries and urges residents to be vigilant and keep their car doors locked. Call the police to report anyone suspicious lurking around cars, especially at night.
School is open
The Brigantine Police Department always has your child’s safety as our top priority. Officers will be visiting the school daily to walk and talk with your children and let them get to know us. Our presence in the school is to promote positive relationships between the youth of our community and the department.
We would like to remind motorists to look for children on their way to and from school. Please drive slow and look for children crossing streets and riding bicycles. Please pay close attention to stopped school buses and obey all the traffic laws.
New traffic pattern
Left turns are now prohibited when exiting 13th Street South onto Brigantine Avenue. This applies to exiting 13th Street South from the 200 and 300 blocks onto Brigantine Avenue. The police department asks drivers to remember this when driving in the area.
Setting off fireworks in Brigantine is illegal. Once the fireworks hit the air the sparks can easily generate fires. Please be considerate of your neighbors and their safety and property. The police department will be strictly enforcing the law regarding illegal fireworks.
Boat trailer parking
The parking of boats and trailers is prohibited from Dec. 1-May 1. From May 2-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. From May 2-Nov. 30, boats may be parked for longer than 48 hours in any street in front of any legally operated and licensed marina.
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.
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, if you need an officer, or 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 an 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.