BRICK TOWNSHIP — Mayor Lisa Crate is addressing Brick residents’ concerns about crime with an emphasis on public safety through cooperation with township police and promotion of the Neighborhood Watch program.
Ms. Crate, who is seeking her first elected term as mayor after being appointed to the post in February, made the topic of public safety the lead article in a recent township newsletter, saying, “I want to be very clear that my number one goal as Mayor of Brick Township is the safety and well-being of our residents. I share that goal with our Chief of Police.”
During the Sept. 26 township council meeting, Mayor Crate referred to recent criminal incidents and arrests, saying, “I think it’s important to understand that what’s happening here is not isolated to Brick Township,” adding that Chief David Forrester “is working diligently with law enforcement partners across the spectrum to ensure safety in our town.”
The Brick Township Police Department announced on Sept. 20 that at approximately 12 p.m., police responded to Old Toms River Road for a residential burglary, which led to the discovery and seizure of firearms.
According to the police, the homeowner reported observing someone breaking into his home on his surveillance system.
As officers were responding to the scene, an off-duty police officer reported finding a handgun on a nearby street. It was later determined the found handgun was stolen from the home and later discarded by the suspect.
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