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Almost 3 Dozen Cited in Oceanport Speed Traps

Police arrest residents on drunken driving, disorderly conduct charges

Motorists traveling through Oceanport should heed posted speed limits, as the Police Department reports an initiative to target speedy drivers on numerous streets.

Police issued 33 summonses at radar enforcement details from Aug. 20 to 26, according to a release from Capt. Daniel W. Barcus. Officers set up such details 54 times over that time span, he said.

"The initiative will be an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of the motoring and pedestrian traffic within the borough," Barcus said in the release.

Oceanport police also responded to the following recent incidents:

  • Joseph F. Labriola Jr., 59, of Oceanport was arrested on a drunken driving charge Aug. 25.

Police said they stopped Labriola for motor vehicle violations at 12:20 a.m. and subsequently determined that he was intoxicated. 

Labriola was processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court date.

  • Jeffrey Oakes, 51, of Oceanport was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge Aug. 24. 

Police said they encountered Oakes while investigating a report of a smoke condition in the area of Pleasant Place. Oakes "refused to answer lawful questions" and "became very argumentative and uncooperative," police said.

Oakes was processed at police headquarters and released pending a Municipal Court date.

  • The Oceanport Detective Bureau is investigating an incident of illegal dumping on Aug. 23.

The Oceanport Department of Public Works had to remove multiple newspapers that had been dumped in the storm drains on Oceanport and Pemberton avenues.

  • A Port Au Peck Avenue resident reported a case of identity theft on Aug. 22.

Police said the resident got a call from a cell provider saying an account in the resident's name was closed for non-payment. However, the resident said she had never had an account with the company in question.

The incident is under investigation by the Detective Bureau.

Steve August 31, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Oh Yes it's very easy to catch anyone going over 25MPH on a road that was 30MPH prior to this new speed. Yet I bet there were no accidents on this stretch of road, so does that make it a speed trap? Why the need to reduce the speed?

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