Police Blotter for August 23 2014

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Press Release
Submitted by Lt. Jim Bennett
August 28, 2014

School opens Wednesday September 3rd
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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.
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For the 2 week period ending August 27th 2014, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 840 calls for service, including 122 motor vehicle stops with 46 summonses issued (with 2 DWI arrests), 7 accidents and 7 Domestic disputes.

August 17th: Alexander Hraur (age 52 of Yardley, PA) was arrested and charged with DWI, Refusal and Careless Driving by Officer Lyons.

August 25th: Banjira Zeigenfuse (age 42 of Exton, PA) was arrested and charged with DWI by Officer O’Donoghue.

August 25th: Robert Zeigengfuse (age 57 of Exton, PA) was arrested and charged with Simple Assault by Officer O’Donoghue.
A 36 year old Brigantine man was arrested on Tuesday the 26th in connection with a bomb scare over the weekend. According to police, Louis W. Capone called 911 from a suspected untraceable number and told the police dispatcher that there was a bomb in Brigantine and hung up. After an investigation conducted by members of the Brigantine Police Department, Capone was arrested for the bomb scare and was charged with 3rd degree creating false public alarm. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $20,000 full bail.
There were 5 warrant arrests

There were 3 warrant arrests.

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.

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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