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By Kathy Arlt, contributing writer @Blogfinger

Let’s go back seventy-five years, to 1937. Ocean Grove has no Neighborhood Watch or Citizen’s Patrol; it does have its own police force and municipal court. And there is crime, as these reports from the June issues of The Ocean Grove Times demonstrate.

Catching the South End thief was the major headline, but the story of the nighttime bathers battling with the police was certainly interesting.

And those bathers weren’t the only people in the Grove to have a problem with alcohol.

Other police activity included escorting several vagrants and panhandlers out of town, and issuing $1.00 fines to four young women—two from New York, two from East Orange—who violated the Sunday bathing rules. There were no reports of bicycle theft.

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