POLICE BLOTTER

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The following individuals were arrested during the week of January 16 -22, 2017. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.

Jwyanza Kitaka, 18 yo, Jackson, arrested by PO T. Ragauckas for: Driving Suspended

Derek D. Granton, 35 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO Donnelly for: Weapon & Drugs

Brianna Gonzalez, 18 yo, Lakewood, arrested by SO J. Curry for: Theft & Drugs

Nicholas Marquis, 19 yo, Toms River, arrested by PO K. Martin for: Drug Paraphernalia

Bruce Morris Jr., 24 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO K. Martin for: Possession of Drugs

Antonio McClaren, 21 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO K. Donnelly for: Outstanding Warrant

Tarah Kellum, 30 yo, Toms River, arrested by PO D. Arey for: Outstanding Warrant

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Route 88 Road Construction

On or about January 23, 2017 the New Jersey American Water Company will be installing a new water main on Route #88 to replace the current one to provide better service to the community. The project will start at the railroad tracks just east of Monmouth / Railroad Avenues and continue east towards the Ocean County Park. The project is expected to be completed in May of 2017 and will be installed during the evening hours of 8:00 pm to 6:00am to lessen the impact and inconvenience to the community. During the project only the immediate area of construction will close Rt. #88, but a detour has been set up for all wide loads, tractor trailers, transit buses and non local traffic to avoid the area via a bypass of South Clifton Avenue to Cedarbridge Avenue to New Hampshire Avenue back onto Route #88. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Traffic Safety Officer Alex Guzman @ at 732.363.0200 ext. 5321

 

Upcoming Road Closure

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Attention all residents:
Starting Tuesday January 17, 2017 the reconstruction of East County Line Road will continue for the next two weeks weather permitting.
The westbound lane of East County Line Road will be closed from Somerset Avenue to Twin Oaks Drive and a local detour will be set up.
The east bound lane of East County Line Road will always be open  to allow for access to all the local businesses, residences and synagogues.
 
If you should have any questions or need any special assistance within this area, please contact Officer Alexander Guzman of the Lakewood Police Traffic Safety Unit @ 732.363.0200 Ext. 5321

 

Police Blotter

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The following individuals were arrested between January 1, 2017 and January 15, 2017. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.

Diego A. Naula, 30 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO V. Wittmann for: Simple Assault

Curtis L. Brown, 56 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO D. Merrill for: Burglary

Eduardo Rodriguez-Eusebio, 38 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO K. Donnelly for: DWI

Kelly C. Surmanow, 41 yo, Lakewood, arrested by Sgt. M. Marzocca for: Forgery & Uttering

Joseph J. Senz, 49 yo, Whiting, arrested by PO D. Merrill for: Outstanding Warrant

Ernol Hererra, 50 yo, Toms River, arrested by PO E. Vega for: DWI

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LPD Nearing Accreditation

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

(Lakewood Township / Ocean County, NJ) A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Sunday, 01/22/17, to examine all aspects of the Lakewood Township Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Gregory H. Meyer announced today.

            “Verification by the team that the Lakewood Township Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Chief Meyer said.

As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to provide comments to the assessment team. They may do so by telephone or email. The public may call 732-994-4575 on Monday, 01/23/2017 between the hours of 9:00AM – 11:00AM.  Comments will be taken by the Assessment Team.  Email comments can be sent to the police department at accreditation@lakewoodpolicenj.com.

Telephone comments are limited to 5 minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with the NJSACOP standards. A copy of the standards is available for inspection at the Lakewood Township Police Department, 231 Third St., Lakewood, NJ 08701. Please contact D/Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich at 732-363-0200 ext. 5393 for more information.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Lakewood Township Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them by email to Harry J. Delgado, Accreditation Program Manager, hdelgado@njsacop.org, by phone 856.334.8943, or write to the New Jersey State Association of Chief’s of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053.

The Lakewood Township Police Department must comply with 106 standards in order to achieve accredited status. Chief Meyer indicated, “Accreditation results in greater accountability within the agency, reduced risk and liability exposure, stronger defense against civil lawsuits, increased community advocacy, and more confidence in the agency’s ability to operate efficiently and respond to community needs.”

The Accreditation Program Manager for the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is Mr. Harry J Delgado. “The assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar New Jersey law enforcement agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview agency members, and visit offices and other places where compliance with the standards can be observed. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they will report to the full Commission, which will then decide if the agency is to be granted accredited status”, Harry J Delgado stated.

Accreditation is valid for a three-year period during which time the agency must submit annual reports attesting to their continued compliance with those standards under which it was initially accredited.

The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police through its New Jersey Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission is the legitimate authority and accreditation agency in the state of New Jersey. For more information regarding the Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission please write the Commission at New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission at 751 Route 73 North, Suite 12, Marlton, N.J. 08053

 

 

 

Communicating During a Power Outage

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JCP&L’s top priority is to provide customers with safe, reliable electricity. When an outage occurs, it’s important to report it as soon as possible. Reporting your outage helps JCP&L pinpoint the damage and restore power safety and quickly.

Here’s how to communicate with Jersey Central Power & Light during a power outage:

CALL: Their outage hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-8877). If they have your phone number on record, the automated system will automatically identify your account for more efficient outage reporting. Please also consider adding an alternate number, such as a mobile phone, which you might be more likely to use during an outage. The system also will provide you with service restoration information.

TEXT: Register your mobile phone and report an outage via text messaging. Interactive text messaging makes it easy to report a power outage and request status updates. You can sign up for this service by texting REG to 544487 (LIGHTSS). You will need your account number to register. Message and data rates may apply.

ONLINE: Registering online is another great way to access outage information through your mobile device. You can receive a status update on your reported outage and other outages in the area by simply logging into your account at www.jcp-l.com. You can also view timely, accurate, and easy-to-use outage information through their 24/7 Power Center outage maps, or connect via Facebook or Twitter.

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JCP&L is committed to providing you with reliable service, and communicating with you during an outage is an imported part of that process. If you need to update your contact information, please call 1-800-662-3115. Or, if you’re registered on their website, click on “Manage My Account” and then “Update Contact Information.”

For more information regarding power outages, including the restoration process and safety tips, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/outages-help.

 

Police Investigate Accidental Shooting

       Just before 4:30 pm, Officers and Detectives responded to the Garden State Pistol Range located on Swarthmore Avenue regarding a shooting victim. 

      Upon arrival emergency personnel learned that a 61 year old employee from Neptune had accidentally shot himself in the hand while retrieving a rental gun from a storage cabinet. 

      The bullet entered and exited the employee’s left hand and as a result he was transported to Brick Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. 
     At the time of the incident, there were several customers, including two young boys and at least one other employee in the area. Thankfully no one else was injured. 
    This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Chase Messer at 732-363-0200 

Police Blotter

The following individuals were arrested between December 30, 2016 and January 1, 2017. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.

Tara Coburn, 44 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO R. Dancey for: Driving Under the Influence

Johnathan Rosado, 23 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO E. Micallef for : Possession of CDS

Genoveva Y. Juarez, 47 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO W. Allen for: Simple Assault

Kelvin Sherrod Sr, 49 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO D. Mercado for:Poss of Weapon & Assault

William Askew Jr, 34 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO D. Arey for: Possession of CDS

Jameer Jones, 22 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO T. Ragauckus for: Possession of CDS

Maurice Cole, 29 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO T. Ragauckus for: Possession of CDS & Eluding

Antonio Lopez Aragon, 31 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO D. Arey for: Endanger the Welfare of a Child & Assault.

Bernard Mendez, 31 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO T. Ragauckus for: Outstanding Warrant

Rashere Galloway, 30 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO T. Zavalnyuk for: Outstanding Warrant