Freezin’ for a Reason

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The Polar Bear Plunge raises money for the NJ Special Olympics,  and once again over 6,000 people will be jumping into the freezing Atlantic Ocean.
LPD has been a proud participant in this event for the last several years and this year isn’t any different! Anyone wishing to help support this years team, “Shock and Thaw” can donate at the following link. as always, thank you for your support!

https://www.classy.org/fundraise/team?ftid=95785

Special Valetine’s Day Visitor

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Pictured above left to right: Sgt. Jeannette Shimonovich, Jose Diaz, Karina Diaz, Maria Moreno and Lt. Greg Staffordsmith

Three year old Karina Diaz, accompanied by her parents Jose Diaz and Maria Moreno, just paid us a special Valentine’s Day visit. Karina wanted to show her appreciation for the men and women who keep her and her family safe, by delivering a single rose to the Officers working today. Thank you Karina!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Blotter

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The following individuals were arrested between January 23, 2017 and February 5, 2017. All are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law.

Willie Yancey, 61 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO J. Emmons for: Outstanding Warrant

Harold Galloway, 45 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO J. Emmons for: Outstanding Warrants

David Hogan, 36 yo, Whiting, arrested by PO J. Emmons for: Possession of CDS

Francisco Agramon Morillo, 32 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO T. DiStefano for: Outstanding Warrant

Alisha Durham, 29 yo, Lakewood, arrested by PO J. Ganley  for: Trespassing & Drug Paraphernalia

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MISSING PERSON

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We are actively investigating the report of a missing person. 18 year old Elibit Mena was last heard from around 5pm last night. His mother grew concerned when she observed his unoccupied car parked in the parking lot of Shenandoah Park located on South Clover Street. Further investigation revealed that he was expected to meet some friends at the park last evening. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, gray sweatpants and black sneakers. It is unknown what may have happened to him. At this time, we are coordinating search efforts with the New Jersey State Police, The Ocean County Prosecutors Office, The Ocean County Sheriff’s Department as well as Chaverim and LCSW, local volunteer groups.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200 or the Ocean County Prosecutors Office at 732-929-2027.

LPD Donates to Local Hospital

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LETTER FROM PBA PRESIDENT MARK ZREBIEC:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
     As you know in September and October 2016 the Lakewood PBA and SOA sold shirts (in conjunction with the Lakewood FMBA Professinal Firefighters and EMS Personnel) and pink LPD hats to raise money for the Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Foundation.
     Last week I, along with SOA Vice-President Greg Staffordsmith and PBA Financial Secretary Sean Doyle, delivered the donation to MMCSC. A total was raised of $7800 with the PBA and SOA responsible for $4500 of the amount.
     A wonderful job by the men and women of the LPD that should benefit a number of affected people in the future. Thanks to all for helping.
Mark Zrebiec

Lakewood PBA #71 President

 

 

 

 

Road Construction and Detour Plan

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On or about January 24, 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

 

 

 

 

 

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