Man tried to lure kids at Quick Chek with fidget spinners, cops say

OLD BRIDGE — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say attempted to lure two kids into his car with snacks and fidget spinners at the Quick Check in the Laurence Harbor section of the township Thursday. The man approached the kids inside the store on Cliffwood Avenue, police said on… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Man tried to lure kids at Quick Chek with fidget spinners, cops say

N.J. police are cracking down on seat belts

TRENTON — Police across New Jersey will be cracking down on seat belt violations starting Monday, likely handing out more than 20,000 tickets over the next two weeks. Part of a national campaign known as “Click It or Ticket,” New Jersey law enforcement agencies will adopt a “zero tolerance” policy for motorists and passengers not wearing… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: May 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. police are cracking down on seat belts

Shared Patrol Model: The sweet spot for reducing property taxes and saving police officers jobs

By Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

declanThe concept of municipal consolidation/shared services is referred to by some as the panacea for high property taxes.  Others claim that consolidation/shared services is a pipe dream and not worth pursuing because no single service will solve our property tax problem.  Both sides of this argument are wrong.  No one act or reform will slash our taxes – short of major increases in other taxes.  To argue that we shouldn’t pursue such reforms because they won’t save “enough” is to argue against doing anything to cut costs.  On the contrary, the answer is we must do EVERYTHING.

Merging of municipalities is a heavy lift. People have nostalgic attachments to their town names and pride in their community identity. And if things don’t go as well as planned, there’s no going back.  That leaves shared services  as the sweet spot – much easier to attain than wholesale municipal mergers and can generate 60 to 80% of the savings.

We must then hone in on the areas where we can get the greatest amount of savings.  Things like public works and administration sound like good targets but those areas have already, frequently, been cut to the bone.  One area in many municipalities that is ripe for restructuring: police.

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Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Property Taxes | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Union Beach Joins Middletown in Supporting Law Enforcement With Blue Light

 

Blue LightsThe Borough of Union Beach is joining Middletown Township in showing their support of all law enforcement personnel by light their town blue between now and January 1st.

MMM has received an advanced copy of the following statement that the Borough will release on Tuesday:

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Posted: December 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

One Woman Protest Declares ‘Blue Lives Matter’

By Jeremy Baratta

Amanda Bolvito

Amanda Bolvito

“Black Lives Matter” has become a popular protest slogan, from Union Square to the Mall of America. Today, after the unprovoked shooting of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn over the weekend, one woman started a protest movement of her own closer to home.

Amanda Bolvito, a married 24 year-old waitress with 2 small children, went to office depot, bought about $19 worth of supplies, and emblazoned a sign with the message “Blue Lives Matter.”

She took her sign to the corner of Route 27 and Main Street, outside of the Metuchen Borough Hall and Police Station. First spotted at around noon and interviewed at 1:30 pm, she reported being there since around 11 this morning. She plans to be out there until “[she] can’t take the cold.”

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Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Giuliani Unloads On Obama, de Blasio After Police Killings

assetContent (1)Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani accused President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio of creating what he called propaganda that led to Saturday’s shooting death of two NYPD officers. On “Fox News Sunday,” the former presidential candidate blamed the two, as well as others who have protested against police brutality in… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New York, NYPD, Police | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Over 50,000 Sign Petition for de Blasio’s Resignation

assetContent (7)A petition calling for the resignation of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on MoveOn.org has received over 52,000 signatures, a response to the murder of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. The petition, created by a group know only as “The people of NYC,” reads: With the recent news surrounding the NYPD and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New York, NYPD, Politics | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

N.J. police union warns officers to ‘take extra caution’ after NYPD killings

assetContentThe killing of two New York City police officers in an ambush attack this weekend prompted New Jersey’s largest police union to issue a warning today, urging its members to “take extra caution and use increased safety in the coming weeks.” The advisory from the state’s Police Benevolent Association comes a day after a 28-year-old man… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New York, News, NJ State Police, Police | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Study of police body cameras approved by N.J. lawmakers

assetContentTRENTON — State lawmakers would study whether police throughout the state should wear body cameras to capture their interactions with the public, under a bill approved today by the Senate. The legislation ( S2649), passed 37-0, began as an effort to require all officers to wear the devices, but was scaled back after the bill’ sponsor,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ State Legislature, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Study of police body cameras approved by N.J. lawmakers

Monmouth Law Enforcement Agencies Will Raise Distracted Driving Awareness In October

Monmouth County drivers who are texting or talking on their phones without a hands free device are more likely than ever to be pulled over in October—and more likely to be given a break for the infraction that carries a fine of $200-$400 for a first offense.  But the break won’t be just a friendly warning from the officer who pulls the driver over.

For the month of October, law enforcement officers across the county will be armed with distracted driver ticket books. Anyone found driving while distracted may be issued a summons warning providing them 15 days to log on the campaign website at unpluggedandalive.com where each ticketholder will be prompted to securely include their pertinent information and to watch a video detailing the horrific effects of distracted driving.

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Posted: September 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »