The Brigantine Police Department responded to 411 calls for service the week ending May 17. Officers conducted 87 motor vehicle stops and issued 32 summonses. There were 34 property checks and 13 community policing incidents. The police assisted on 28 ambulance calls.
A 20-year-old Sicklerville man was arrested May 12 on an outstanding warrant and lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of bail.
A 26-year-old Absecon woman was arrested May 11 and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, operating her vehicle without headlights, and unclear license plates. She was released pending a court date.
Charges are merely accusations and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty.
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.
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. Member initiatives have provided 15 school bags and school supplies to students at Brigantine North School and hats and gloves were purchased and donated to the True Spirit Coalition. The program also sponsors families during holiday seasons. To make a donation to Shoulder to Shoulder call Capt. Rob Rubino at 609-266-7600, ext. 275.
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.
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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.