Police Blotter for September 16 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.

For the 2 week period ending September 10th 2014, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 845 calls for service, including 128 motor vehicle stops with 30 summonses issued, 11 accidents and 7 Domestic disputes.

August 27th: Nancy Searfoss (age 26 of Absecon) was arrested and charged with Theft and Use of Stolen Credit card by Detective Glasser.

August 28th: Francis Martin (age 26 of Pleasantville) was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy by Detective Glasser.

August 29th: Robin Simmons (age 45 of Brigantine) was arrested and charged with Criminal Mischief by Special Officer Huot.

September 1st: Ian Plageman (age 26 of Brigantine) was arrested and charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law by Officer O’Donoghue.

September 1st: Kathleen Heath (age 54 of Brigantine) was arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest by Officer Ferris.

September 9th: Brigantine burglary suspects whose photos were released to the media in March have been captured. Francis Martin, Jr. and Margarita Nikolaeva were both arrested and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility on warrants related to the Brigantine burglaries. After an intensive investigation where fingerprint and DNA evidence along with other investigative leads were found, detectives were able to hold Martin and Nikolaeva accountable for their actions. The Brigantine Police Department would like to thank the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, New York City Police Department, and the New Jersey State Office of Forensic Science for their assistance with these cases

There were 3 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.
• Race/Sex
• Clothing worn
• Height/Weight
• Hair Color/Style/Length
• Other identifying marks/traits
• 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

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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