There were eight motor vehicle accidents during the month.
On 3/3/14, during an investigation conducted by the Neptune Twp. Quality of Life Unit, an Eatontown woman was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and numerous warrants.
On 3/4/14, patrols responded to The Whitefield Hotel for an assault. A resident was arrested.
On 3/5/14, patrols responded to The Serenity Inn for an assault. A resident was arrested.
On 3/6/14, a resident reported two vehicles had tires slashed while it was parked near McClintock and Central.
On 3/7/14, patrols responded to Abbott Ave. for a report of a suspicious white male, described as wearing a maroon hat, dark jacket and brown pants and 6’5” tall. Possibly peering into cars. Subject was not located.
On 3/8/14, patrols arrested two people for Obstruction, Assault and warrants on Main Ave.
On 3/8/14, patrols made a warrant arrest at the North End.
On 3/11/14 on Embury Ave., patrols arrested an Ocean Grove man and a Neptune City man for possession of CDS with the intent to distribute and possession of CDS, respectively.
On 3/14/14, OGCP reported a suspicious gray vehicle in the area of Pilgrim Pathway. The vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed prior to police arrival.
On 3/15/14 on Cookman Ave. there was a reported burglary of the water meter for the residence. A second (unrelated) burglary to a vacant house occurred on Cookman Ave. Two arrests made.
On 3/20/14 on Bath Ave., a vacant summer cottage was entered. Nothing taken. Ongoing investigation.
On 3/22/14 on Lake Ave., a resident reported a theft of a bicycle.
On 3/28/14 on Franklin Ave., homeowner reported an attempted burglary, which occurred sometime within the past month.
On 3/28/14, patrols arrested a Neptune man at West Grove Square for Disorderly Conduct and Possession of CDS Marijuana.
Friendly reminder, as it gets nicer out we all tend to want to enjoy the weather and air out the house. Remember to lock your doors and windows to your house and to secure your vehicles. Utilize exterior lighting to illuminate your property and do not hesitate to call the police if you hear or see something suspicious. Keep your valuables secure (bicycles especially) and out of sight. Locking them to the spindles of the front porch only invites potential problems. Ideally store these items indoors, or secure them out of sight (i.e. rear yard). Hope all is well in Ocean Grove and we will see you soon.
Det. Lt. Michael J. McGhee
Neptune Twp. Police Department
Editor’s Note: Apologies to Det.Lt. McGhee. We missed the report. He sent it on April 11. Today he contacted us and said, “We are basically going to roll out monthly recaps (similar to above) and will certainly have more current updates for any time sensitive, serious or patterned behavior which needs to get out to the Ocean Grove community sooner. Sorry for the delay. Hope this helps.”