Police Blotter for April 11 2014

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TRAFFIC NOTICE

Atlantic City Electric to Perform Brigantine Cable Replacement Project Right lane of the bridge will be closed during construction.

Atlantic City Electric is starting construction on a cable replacement project in Brigantine, N.J. An existing 23 kV submarine power cable that provides power to Brigantine Island will be replaced with a new cable to improve customer reliability.

Atlantic City Electric has worked with various agencies including the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to obtain the necessary approvals and permits to begin construction on the new cable installation on the Brigantine Bridge (Route 87). The right lane of the bridge will be closed during construction and is scheduled to re-open prior to Memorial Day weekend.

With the approach of the summer season, Atlantic City Electric’s top priority is to provide safe and reliable electric service to its customers. The new cable is better equipped to handle peak load conditions during the summer months and will help enhance reliability to the residents and visitors of Brigantine.

Customers with specific questions regarding the project can call Atlantic City Electric Public Affairs manager Ken Mosca at 609-645-4802.

Update: Work hours are currently scheduled to be Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm, with the RIGHT LANE being closed down.

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Front Beach reminder:

No vehicles are to be on the “Front beaches” without a valid permit, valid Fishing Derby pin and actively fishing. Riding the beach with your derby pin and not fishing is not allowed. The front beaches are NOT open for general vehicle travel at any time during the year.

Front Beach Restrictions:

As the result of an agreement the city entered into with the state and federal government, there will be NO DOGS, Vehicles or KITES allowed on the FRONT BEACH from Bramble Drive to Sandy Lane. There is currently fencing in place on the beach to protect the nesting areas. Please be mindful of the areas marked off as you travel the beaches

4×4 Permit Required:

It shall be unlawful to operate an automobile, truck, motorcycle or any other vehicle on the beaches within the City of Brigantine without the permits provided for in this article or in violation of any provision of this article. Permits MUST BE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE REARVIEW MIRROR. Not taped, rubber banded or mounted on Plexiglas or any other manner of temporarily mounting it. Rearview mirror only, no windows, dashboards, etc.

Parking Reminders:

According to NJS 39:4-135, all vehicles must be parked facing the direction of travel. Please DO NOT park facing oncoming traffic. Parking so as to block a sidewalk is also prohibited under NJS 39:4-138(f). It creates a safety hazard for pedestrians, forcing them to enter the roadway to pass by your vehicle.

Bogus phone solicitations for Police Union donations:

The Brigantine P.B.A. 204 understands that you may receive many phone calls from outside organizations claiming to be affiliated with local law enforcement. These solicitors and telemarketers DO NOT represent us. To prevent fraud, the Brigantine P.B.A. will only correspond using the “mail in” system and will NEVER under any circumstances come to your residence to solicit or collect any contributions.
We are accepting donations online through PayPal. Just visit the donations page, click on the PayPal donations button and follow the online instructions. You still have the option to send in your donation via mail.

www.pba204.com

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City to test CodeRED Emergency Notification System (update):

            On Friday April 11th, the City will be testing our emergency notification system. Our former company was bought by CodeRED and required a test to complete the setup. A single call will be made to all registered phones. Instructions to add your number to the system will be released at a later date.

For the week ending April 2nd 2014, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 350 calls for service, including 81 motor vehicle stops with 37 summonses issued, 6 domestic disputes and 3 accidents.

We ask for your continued vigilance and remind our residents to keep your vehicles, bicycles, and homes locked!

All persons listed are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

As a reminder, anyone with information on a crime or wishing to report a crime can anonymously contact the Brigantine Police Department 609-266-7414 or Atlantic County Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-658-8477

Don’t just call…call with information together, we can make a difference!!

Phone Numbers you may need & working with the police
What number do I call?

            Call 9-1-1 if it IS a life-threatening emergency or a
crime in progress.
Call 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 266-7414 for general information or questions
about the Brigantine Police Department.

What do I need to tell them when I call?
WHAT happened
WHEN did it happen
WHERE did it happen
WHO did it
Give a suspect and/or vehicle
description, if you have one.
                                    Suspect:
• Race/Sex
• Clothing worn
• Height/Weight
• Hair Color/Style/Length
• Other identifying marks/traits
                                    Vehicle:
                                    • Color
• Make/Model/Year
• License plate number
• Direction of travel
• Other identifying features

Do I have to give my name, address or phone number?
No; however, it is helpful to have that information in
case we need to re-contact you 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.
Reminder for Motorist AND Pedestrians:

Effective April 2010, the pedestrian crosswalk laws in NJ changed. There is increased responsibility on BOTH drivers and pedestrians in order to make us all safer. Please read and take note of the following excerpt from NJ 39:3-46 traffic statute:

The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay stopped for a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk, but shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except at crosswalks when the movement of traffic is being regulated by police officers or traffic control signals, or where otherwise prohibited by municipal, county, or State regulation, but no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.

Whenever any vehicle is stopped to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

Every pedestrian upon a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

PEDESTRIANS MUST obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections.

Young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating, or skateboarding.

The Division of Highway Traffic Safety assists county, municipal and law enforcement agencies with education, public awareness and enforcement of the bicycle helmet law and other bicycle safety issues.

Each year, bicyclists are killed or injured in New Jersey due to bicycle crashes. Many bicycle deaths result from bicycle-motor vehicle collisions. However, injuries can happen anywhere, including parks, bike paths and driveways, and often do not involve motor vehicles.

Head injury is the most serious injury type and the most common cause of death among bicyclists. The most severe injuries are those to the brain that cause permanent damage

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