TOMS RIVER – Township police are increasing patrols in areas of the barrier island due to concerns of disrespectful juvenile behavior.
A news release from the police department called for residents and visitors of Normandy Beach and Chadwick beach to be advised “we are experiencing a significant increase in the number of unruly juveniles congregating and committing offenses in the northern beach section of town.”
The department be dedicating additional resources to address these issues. Township Police are “committed to protecting the residents of our community as well as their property and will not tolerate disrespectful or destructive behavior,” the statement adds.
Police are requesting parents from neighboring jurisdictions not drop their children off into this area due to ongoing issues. A heightened police presence will be in effect and there will be zero tolerance, for all offenses including motor vehicle infractions.