The Brigantine Police Department responded to 320 calls for service the week ending Oct. 11. Officers conducted 60 motor vehicle stops and issued 22 summonses. There were five domestic violence incidents, 27 property checks and seven burglar alarms. The police assisted on 24 ambulance calls.
A 46-year-old Brigantine man was arrested Oct. 11 on outstanding warrants. He was released pending a court date.
A 25-year-old Galloway man was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with hindering apprehension and possession of a hypodermic needle. He also had outstanding warrants. He was lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
A 22-year-old Atlantic City man was arrested Oct. 10 on outstanding warrants. He was charged with Hindering Apprehension and lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
A-37-year old Brigantine man was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with assault. He was released pending a court date.
A 22-year-old Brigantine man was arrested Oct. 9 on outstanding warrants. He was lodged into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
A 47-year-old Brigantine woman was arrested Oct. 9 and charged with DWI. She was released pending a court date.
A-43-year old Brigantine man was arrested Oct. 7 and charged with contempt of court. He was released pending a court date.
A 38-year-old Brigantine woman was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with two counts of credit card crime, theft of moveable property and conspiracy. She was released pending a court date.
A 33-year-old Brigantine man was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with two counts of a credit card crime, theft of moveable property and conspiracy. He was released pending a court date.
A 26-year-old Atlantic City man was arrested Oct. 6 on an outstanding warrant. He was released pending a court date.
A 24-year-old Newark, De. woman was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with possession of marijuana. She was released 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.
The Brigantine Boulevard resurfacing project has begun from Harbor Beach Boulevard to Lighthouse Circle. Please be careful and watch for changing traffic patterns. Slowdown in the area and use caution so that the other traffic and workers are safe.
Attention Boaters/Fisherman and users of the boat ramp. Please visit the City website and sign up for NIXLE to receive up to the minute information regarding boat ramp closures. NIXLE will send notifications to you via email and/or text messages. This is the best way to stay informed of planned and unplanned boat ramp closures. Signing up is easy and free. This is easily done by going to https://bb-nj.org/ and clicking on “NIXLE Sign up” under the “Quick Links” section of the website.
The chief of police has announced that Halloween will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. The Brigantine Police/PBA will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lou Wagenheim Way.
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.
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.