OCPD Weekly Activity Report July 2 – 8

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 1626           Daily Average: 232July 2, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 267Vehicle Stops: 22 Accidents: 7    Property Checks: 28        Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 25 Fire and 19 EMS callsCDS, Beach Rd., at 2:10amVehicle accident, 14th St. & Ocean Ave., at 5:10amVehicle accident, 41st St. & West Ave., at 9:40amTheft, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 10:18amVehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 10:43amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 12:33pmVehicle accident, North St. & Asbury Ave., at 2:08pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 3:08pmVehicle accident, 30th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:34pmVehicle accident, 3rd St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:57pmVehicle accident, 800 block 9th St., at 6:30pmTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 9:1pmJuly 3, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 280 Vehicle Stops: 32   Accidents: 9   Property Checks: 47      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 13 EMS callsTheft, 400 block 9th St., at 12:57amTheft, 900 block West Ave., at 3:02amTheft, 300 block Ocean Ave., at 8:35amVehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 10:31amTheft, 100 block Anchorage Dr., at 10:38amVehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 10:50amVehicle accident, 12th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:15amTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:34amVehicle accident, 500 block Wesley Ave., at 12:32pmVehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 12:36pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, at 2:07pmVehicle accident, 21st St. & West Ave., at 3:39pmVehicle accident, 8th St. & Asbury Ave., at 6:22pmVehicle accident, 3rd St. & Wesley Ave., at 6:26pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 8:38pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 10:11pmVehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 11:12pmJuly 4, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 262 Vehicle Stops: 33   Accidents: 5    Property Checks: 16     Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 18 fire and 18 EMS callsVehicle accident, 2600 block Bay Ave., at 10:05amTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:48pmVehicle accident, 23rd St. & Bay Ave., at 3:30pmVehicle accident, 1300 block West Ave., at 3:32pmDisorderly conduct, 800 block beach, 3 in custody, at 4:27pmVehicle accident, 10th St. & Asbury Ave., at 6:47pmFraud, 800 block Central Ave., at 8:36pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 9:33pmVehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 11:17pmJuly 5, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 194 Vehicle Stops: 29   Accidents: 5   Property Checks: 33      Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 1900 block Asbury Ave., at 6:25amVehicle accident, 5th St. & Asbury Ave., at 7:59amTheft, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 8:43amVehicle accident, Route 52, at 10:51amVehicle accident, 41st St., at 11:11amVehicle accident, 34th St. Bridge, at 11:20amVehicle accident, 8th St. & Central Ave., at 11:43amTheft, 400 block 14th St., at 12:32pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 12:48pmTheft, 4900 block Haven Ave., at 7:52pmTheft, 600 block Boardwalk, at 10:46pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 11:18pmJuly 6, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 190Vehicle Stops: 16   Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 32       Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 12 fire and 10 EMS callsTheft, 800 block 8th St., at 7:00amTheft, 200 block West Ave., at 8:09amDomestic violence, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 9:04amTheft, 1600 block Wesley Ave., at 11:35amVehicle accident, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 12:00pmVehicle accident, 1400 block West Ave., at 12:44pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 1:09pmTheft, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 1:48pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 2:16pmTheft, 800 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:45pmTheft, 900 block Ocean Av., at 3:30pmTheft, 1900 block Asbury Ave., at 6:39pmVehicle accident, 3000 block Asbury Ave., at 8:55pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:51pmJuly 7, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 208Vehicle Stops: 24   Accidents: 2    Property Checks: 38    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 8:04pmVehicle accident, 800 block North St., at 8:42amFraud, 2400 block Simpson Ave., at 11:57amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 2:35pmTheft, 800 block 5th St., at 3:31pmVehicle accident, 6th St. & Asbury Ave., at 3:43pmAssault, 700 block 11th St., at 11:28pmJuly 8, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 230Vehicle Stops: 28   Accidents: 6   Property Checks: 32    Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 11 EMS callsVehicle accident, 10th St. & West Ave., at 7:23amTheft, 100 block 34th St., at 8:01amVehicle accident, 53rd St. & West Ave., at 9:00amVehicle accident, 300 block Bay Ave., at 11:13amVehicle accident, 14th St. & West Ave., at 12:06pmVehicle accident, 1500 block Asbury Ave., at 2:13pmVehicle accident, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 3:02pmTheft, 600 block Beach, at 5:38pmTheft, 3300 block Central Ave., at 5:40pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Vehicle laws similar to that of a Vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00last_img read more

Panamá’s Safe Neighborhoods program fights gangs with enforcement and rehabilitation

first_img“We are attacking gang culture in two ways: first, by extending a helping hand to any youth that wants to join a rehabilitation and reintegration process,” Aguilera said. “We will support those youths with psychological tools, and provide vocational and basic training so that they can become rehabilitated and reenter society by obtaining decent employment. On the other hand, gang members who continue to be involved in illegal activities will be held responsible for all the crimes they commit, to the fullest extent of the law.” “When they join the program, the members are required to undergo psychosocial evaluation before beginning basic and vocational education, which will allow them subsequently to have a chance to gain employment,” Aguilera said. “The youths [in the program] must make a commitment to abandon their weapons and their life of crime. The government, in turn, has contacts within private companies and in the public sector who have proven willing to hire [former gang members] and to give them a chance in society.” “With the establishment of this task force, the President is sending a clear message to these gang members to abandon their activities,” Aguilera added. The response has been strong. As of mid-November, 2,000 former gang members have joined the program, according the Minister for Public Security Rodolfo Aguilera. Some of the former gang members who joined the initiative turned in 200 weapons. The Ministry of Public Security (Minseg) formed five commissions, comprised of public servants, civilians, evangelical pastors, and members of NGOs, to collect the weapons. “We are attacking gang culture in two ways: first, by extending a helping hand to any youth that wants to join a rehabilitation and reintegration process,” Aguilera said. “We will support those youths with psychological tools, and provide vocational and basic training so that they can become rehabilitated and reenter society by obtaining decent employment. On the other hand, gang members who continue to be involved in illegal activities will be held responsible for all the crimes they commit, to the fullest extent of the law.” Job training, sports, and cultural activities “When they join the program, the members are required to undergo psychosocial evaluation before beginning basic and vocational education, which will allow them subsequently to have a chance to gain employment,” Aguilera said. “The youths [in the program] must make a commitment to abandon their weapons and their life of crime. The government, in turn, has contacts within private companies and in the public sector who have proven willing to hire [former gang members] and to give them a chance in society.” Panamá President Juan Carlos Varela’s administration is taking aim at gangs with a two-pronged strategy that includes strong law enforcement efforts with rehabilitation initiatives and social integration opportunities for those who wish to reject a life of crime. Congratulations to our heroes. The police struggle against the gangs is important, but even more important is to overcome the social inequalities produced by these gangs.. The effort being made in several countries is praiseworthy. I hope something like this is done in Honduras. The Panamanian model is effective, Job training, sports, and cultural activities Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at the 192 gangs which have a total of 5,000 members operating in Panamá. These gang members are between the ages of 8 and 29 years old, according to the National Integrated Criminal Statistics System (SIEC). They engage in homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping, theft, and extortion, and many of these gangs fight each other for control of specific neighborhoods throughout the country. One of the groups working to help former gangsters rehabilitate themselves and find honest employment is the Jesús Luz de Oportunidades Foundation. For six years, the organization has provided rehabilitation and re-socialization services for gang members in Santa Ana, El Chorrillo, Curundú, San Felipe, and Avenida Ancón. To encourage gang members to leave behind these criminal activities, the Safe Neighborhoods program is providing social assistance to at-risk young people, such as $50 in food coupons per week, job training; and sports, cultural, and spiritual activities. The program is concentrated in regions with the highest levels of gang activity, such as the provinces of Colón, Chiriquí, Panamá Oeste (Arraiján and La Chorrera); and the districts of San Miguelito, Panamá Este and Centro. center_img Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at the 192 gangs which have a total of 5,000 members operating in Panamá. These gang members are between the ages of 8 and 29 years old, according to the National Integrated Criminal Statistics System (SIEC). They engage in homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping, theft, and extortion, and many of these gangs fight each other for control of specific neighborhoods throughout the country. One of the groups working to help former gangsters rehabilitate themselves and find honest employment is the Jesús Luz de Oportunidades Foundation. For six years, the organization has provided rehabilitation and re-socialization services for gang members in Santa Ana, El Chorrillo, Curundú, San Felipe, and Avenida Ancón. Regarding enforcement, the initiative brings together 15,000 members of the security forces, who collectively form the Anti-Gang Task Force. The task force coordinates the efforts of units of the National Police, the National Border Protection Service, the National Aeronautical Service, and the anti-gang division of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation of the National Police. Regarding enforcement, the initiative brings together 15,000 members of the security forces, who collectively form the Anti-Gang Task Force. The task force coordinates the efforts of units of the National Police, the National Border Protection Service, the National Aeronautical Service, and the anti-gang division of the Directorate of Judicial Investigation of the National Police. To encourage gang members to leave behind these criminal activities, the Safe Neighborhoods program is providing social assistance to at-risk young people, such as $50 in food coupons per week, job training; and sports, cultural, and spiritual activities. The program is concentrated in regions with the highest levels of gang activity, such as the provinces of Colón, Chiriquí, Panamá Oeste (Arraiján and La Chorrera); and the districts of San Miguelito, Panamá Este and Centro. The “Safe Neighborhoods with more Opportunities and a Firm Hand” program was launched on July 1, when Varela was sworn into office. The new president publicly announced a month-long amnesty period for gang members to voluntarily surrender their weapons. He encouraged gang members who wanted to change their lives to join the program. Safe Neighborhoods is also open to delinquents who are not affiliated with a gang. The “Safe Neighborhoods with more Opportunities and a Firm Hand” program was launched on July 1, when Varela was sworn into office. The new president publicly announced a month-long amnesty period for gang members to voluntarily surrender their weapons. He encouraged gang members who wanted to change their lives to join the program. Safe Neighborhoods is also open to delinquents who are not affiliated with a gang. Panamá President Juan Carlos Varela’s administration is taking aim at gangs with a two-pronged strategy that includes strong law enforcement efforts with rehabilitation initiatives and social integration opportunities for those who wish to reject a life of crime. By Dialogo November 25, 2014 “With the establishment of this task force, the President is sending a clear message to these gang members to abandon their activities,” Aguilera added. The response has been strong. As of mid-November, 2,000 former gang members have joined the program, according the Minister for Public Security Rodolfo Aguilera. Some of the former gang members who joined the initiative turned in 200 weapons. The Ministry of Public Security (Minseg) formed five commissions, comprised of public servants, civilians, evangelical pastors, and members of NGOs, to collect the weapons. last_img read more

Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney

first_imgArsenal are ready to bid £22m (Picture: Getty)Tierney is thought to be keen on joining Arsenal and could be Celtic’s record transfer sale if he leaves for more than £19.7m.Moussa Dembele’s exit last summer to Lyon stands as Celtic’s biggest sale in their club history.While Unai Emery is thought to have just £45m to spend this summer, there are now conflicting reports about the size of Arsenal’s transfer budget.MORE: Arsenal have up to £70m to spend on transfer target Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Celtic want £25m for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Napoli’s interest has forced Arsenal to accelerate talks, but the Londoners will be boosted by Celtic’s latest signing.AdvertisementAdvertisementBoli Bolingoli-Mbombo has arrived from Rapid Vienna as Tierney’s potential replacement and Arsenal have convinced Monreal to cancel his contract with the club. Comment Napoli have shown an interest in Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal will lodge a £22million bid for Kieran Tierney in the next 48 hours, according to reports.Celtic turned down Arsenal’s opening bid of £15m and value the full-back at £25m.Unai Emery has identified Tierney as the perfect option to take over from Nacho Monreal at left-back, however, the emergence of Napoli’s interest in the Scotsman has prompted a response from Arsenal.Arsenal were preparing a £19m offer, but the Daily Record now claim the Gunners believe £22m is the figure Celtic will accept.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link473Sharescenter_img Arsenal to submit improved £22m transfer bid for Kieran Tierney Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Aintree confirms later slot for Grand National

first_img John Baker, who runs Aintree as the regional director of the Jockey Club North West, said: “This is a very positive move for the Crabbie’s Grand National and we’re excited about the possibility of showcasing the greatest chase in the world to a wider national and global audience. “The Crabbie’s Grand National is in a great place and we’re already delighted to be Channel 4’s biggest audience of the year at 8.9 million viewers, which is a fantastic figure, but any increase is also good for the sport. “We’re always keen to explore ways to grow and enhance this superb three-day festival and we believe that in collaboration with our broadcast partner, Channel 4, and with the backing of the BHA, this is another extremely positive step forward for the ‘People’s Race’.” The change means a handicap hurdle for conditional and amateur jockeys will now be the only race which will follow the Grand National while in previous years there has also been a bumper at the end of the card. Ed Havard, Channel 4’s head of TV events, has hailed the switch as a positive move. He said: “The Grand National is one of the greatest sporting occasions in the world and one of the most-watched TV events of the year. “This move will place the National as the fitting climax of the three-day festival, showcasing the race for the widest possible audience and in the most spectacular fashion.” The 5.15pm slot follows afternoon live football and the results round-up on BBC Radio 5 Live, with officials hoping the change will give more people the opportunity to tune in. Richard Burgess, head of BBC radio sport, said: “We look forward to providing extensive build-up and uninterrupted commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live of the Grand National in its new time slot.” Press Association Nearly nine million viewers watched on Channel 4 this year as Leighton Aspell steered the Oliver Sherwood-trained Many Clouds to victory after the race started at 4.15pm. However, Aintree and Channel 4 hope the change to the start time will help to further increase the audience for the famous race, with research suggesting pushing the start back by an hour may help to maximise interest. center_img Officials at Aintree have announced next year’s Crabbie’s Grand National will be run at 5.15pm.last_img read more