Friday, May 17, 2013
Police investigating break-in at 2424 Bridge Ave.
An office building at 2424 Bridge Ave., Point Borough, was broken into early Friday morning and police are investigating. Detective Lt. Adam Picca reported in a prepared statement that at about 3:10 a.m., officers responded to 2424 Bridge Ave. for an alarm activation to one of the interior offices. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered that someone had forced entry into the main building "before forcing entry into numerous interior offices," the statement says. "There was substantial damage to many of the interior office doors. The respective office personnel are determining if anything was taken from within. "Along with the Point Pleasant Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit and …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Drop off old prescription medication at Point Pleasant Borough Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Point Borough residents can bring unwanted or old prescription drugs to Point Borough Borough Hall, 2233 Bridge Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The drop-off will be in the lobby of the main entrance of Borough Hall. The event, sponsored by the police department and Borough Community Watch, is part of an annual, national program run by the US Justice Department's Drug Enforcement Administration. A statement from the police department and Community Watch says, "The police department and the DEA will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially-dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Accident at Bridge and Beaver Dam leads to a careless driving charge
A 17-year-old girl from Jackson was charged with careless driving after allegedly hitting a car driven by an 82-year-old woman from Brick at Bridge Avenue and Beaver Dam Road, police said Thursday. Police were called to the scene at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday. A 2005 Hyundai driven westbound on Bridge Avenue by the 17-year-old made a left turn onto Beaver Dam Road southbound, cutting off a vehicle traveling east on Bridge Avenue, said Captain Richard Larsen. The driver from Brick was transported to Ocean Medical Center in Brick for a complaint of chest pain. Both vehicles were towed from the accident scene. The accident was investigated by Officer Robert Wells. Police do not disclose names of minors or victims.
Friday, March 15, 2013
O'Brien's Florist, two doors away, burglarized in mid-January
Dairy Queen on Bridge Avenue in Point Borough was burglarized and badly vandalized, causing thousands of dollars in damage, the store owners said on Thursday. The ice cream store was burglarized early Tuesday morning and only two months ago, O'Brien's Florist and Landscaping, two doors down on the other side of River Avenue, was also burglarized, police said. In both cases, entry was made by prying open a door or window in the middle of the night, but police said that is a common method to break in and they don't have a reason to believe the same perpetrators did both crimes. At Dairy Queen, a rear door was pried open and at O'Brien's a rear office window, hidden by a wall, oddly, was pried open and cash was stolen on Jan. 11, police and…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Bay Head not voting in Point Borough municipal building
Despite information released by Point Borough over the weekend, Bay Head registered voters will actually vote in their own fire house on Bridge Avenue, Point Borough Administrator David Maffei said on Monday morning. "The polling location for residents of Bay Head Borough is now at the Bay Head Fire House," Maffei said. "It was moved out of our Borough Hall early this morning. "All I know about the Bay Head change is that the (Ocean) County warehouse truck came here early this morning to take the machines to the Bay Head Fire House," Maffei wrote in an email. A few Bay Head residents began noticing over the weekend that the Bay Head municipal website said voting would be at the fire house in Bay Head, even as Point Borough's Facebook page…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Point Boro's Bay Head Shores and Point Beach also voting in Point Boro's municipal building
All registered voters in Bay Head and Mantoloking, along with all Point Beach voters, will have to go to Borough Hall on Bridge Avenue in Point Borough to vote on Nov. 6. The information about Bay Head Shores, which is part of Point Borough, Bay Head and Mantoloking, along with Point Beach, is posted on Point Borough's Facebook page. The Point Beach information is also posted on the municipal website's home page and was also communicated to residents by Reverse 911 calls on Saturday. Borough Hall may get crowded and voters are asked "to plan accordingly," says the Borough's Facebook page. The Bay Head Shores section and the Borough's Sunshine Harbor section, were heavily flooded, according to Borough Administrator David Maffei. He said …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Bay Head church also cancels a Sunday event
While the Halloween parade is still on for noon Sunday, the party afterwards is canceled, the Point Borough Chamber of Commerce announced early Saturday afternoon. The parade scheduled to start at noon Sunday and head east on Bridge Avenue is still a go, but the "finish line party" at Community Park afterwards, which was a new addition this year, is canceled, the chamber announced on its Facebook page. There will still be a trophy ceremony for costume contest winners at Community Park after the parade. The chamber is changing plans a few hours after the Borough began asking residents to evacuate on a voluntary basis. The advisory is primarily for those who live in a flood zone, on a waterway, such as Barnegat Bay, creeks or lagoons, and …
Christie declares statewide weather state of emergency
Point Borough is asking residents to evacuate on a voluntary basis, said Mayor William Schroeder on Saturday morning, just as he was finishing a meeting with other Borough officials. While emphasizing that the direction and intensity of Hurricane Sandy is "only a prediction," at the moment, it is a prediction that warrants concern, Schroeder said. "We're in the line of fire, so we're asking people to take precautions now," Schroeder said. He said that Borough Office of Emergency Management Director William Dikun and Police Chief Larry Williams "have decided to invoke a voluntary evacuation order at this time." He said updates will be announced as they are decided, as Borough and area officials continue to monitor the storm. The Borough …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Drop-off helps rid homes of medications that may be abused
A drop-off of unwanted prescription medication was held at the Point Borough police department on Saturday. Saturday was National Drug Take Back Day and police and the Point Borough Community Watch organization were urging local residents to drop off medications at the police department on Bridge Avenue. Police have said that removing medications from homes is removing a potential target of theft and drug abuse.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Towns still negotiating
Point Beach Municipal Court is likely to continue operating out of Point Borough's Borough Hall on Bridge Avenue, according to the Borough attorney. But negotiations are still ongoing, and any plan agreed to by the towns still has to be approved by a Superior Court judge. Point Borough Attorney Jerry Dasti said, after the council's executive session, that the matter of municipal court had been discussed in closed session after the regular meeting. When asked about the court scenario, Dasti said, "The (Point Beach) court will stay here." He was amazed to hear from Patch that the Borough Council had actually voted to allow Point Beach to move its court operation back to Borough Hall on New Jersey Avenue in Point Beach. "I don't know …