BRICK – Following last week’s shooting incident near the Brick Memorial High School, Brick Police have stepped up patrols in certain areas of town, yielding 19 arrests in just three days.
Detectives from the Brick Police Department joined forces with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office to target specific areas with high levels of criminal activity, including areas which were frequented by the juveniles arrested in connection to last week’s shooting incident.
Authorities arrested 19 individuals between Oct. 23 and 26 on charges of possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, possession of paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, hindering apprehension, and outstanding warrants. The drugs for which arrests were made included crack cocaine, heroin, MDMA/Ecstasy and marijuana, according to police.
“Our community was shaken by the senseless acts of violence which occurred last week. It’s important for our residents to know that we will always do everything we can to keep our community safe and our township peaceful,” said Police Chief Riccio.
Brick Police noted that patrols in these areas will continue in order to seek out those engaging in and responsible for criminal activity.