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A reader emails me:

Hi Dave…..recent arrests in the boro for March, 34 defendants…5 of 34 from Belmar.
Serious criminal charges….assaulting a police officer, disorderly conduct, simple assault, possession of drugs with intent to use or sell. The location of most of these arrests occurred on Main Street and Belmar Plaza. The bars are attracting this unlawful crowd of people. Who wants to walk on Main Street/Belmar Plaza with the build up of criminal activity ? This is going to hurt Belmar business owners…

Eric Tobin , 36, of Neptune City was arrested three times ! March 8th, March 9th, March 11th…at 8th Ave, at Belmar Plaza, and on Main Street for for charges of disorderly conduct. Ugh? Obviously this guy has “issues” perhaps mental instability. If he is a danger
to himself or other people, why is he “roaming” around Belmar?

Also in Thursday’s Coast Star page 6 “Indictment over alleged assault in Belmar Plaza”
A woman from Brick assaulted two people , punched and kicked one of the victims in the face repeatedly knocking out two front teeth..then threw thd victims cell phone to the ground shattering it. The woman was from Brick…I wonder if she was in the Plaza to sell/ buy drugs or drunk from one of the nearby bars? I notice there are more people than usual loitering in the plaza… Perhaps the Police Dept should offer self defense classes for different age groups and a women only self defense class.

The residents of Belmar better wake up! Why is it non residents know more about what’s happening in Belmar regarding Doherty and council? I have spoken to a few residents about the $10 million lawsuit? They laugh it off.. I said you won’t be laughing when you pay for the legal fees!

I would take a self defense class as soon as a suitable one is offered.


  1. Hmmm? wrote:

    Lake Como even had a Prostitution as well. 16th and Main

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Used to be free for any takers even before free love. Now that everything is FREE to voters you have to pay for drug buys.

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  3. Matt's Belmar wrote:

    ..Becoming full of drugs, drunks and bad vibes. RESIGN MATT! Return Belmar to A FAMILY VALUES TOWN!

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Does this John person remind you of the author of “Mein Kampf”?

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  5. Big ones wrote:

    pagan motorcycle gang in town last 2 weeks Friday at the anchor and last week at bar A summer will be interesting

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    That’s an idea get the Jack Hill Gang to police the streets. Really intimidating over the hill bikers, right

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
  7. Tulip wrote:

    Why is the 10 million lawsuit a federal one?

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 1:02 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Heard a driver in parked car had car attacked after refusing to give money to a homeless man… in Belmar plaza area

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  9. Daffodil wrote:

    I would take the self defense course for women, bring itt! And there do seem to be more drunk people wandering about. Belmar is currently about as wholesome as Las Vegas

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  10. callmecynical wrote:

    But kids are safe on Inlet Terrace, right?

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:25 pm | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #10 – It all depends on what you mean when you say the “safe.” All men women and children are here together on this planet. That means they’re susceptible to everything and anything everyone else is. I’m not what could be called edumacated, but finally figured it out. No one gets out of this world alive.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
  12. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #7 Tulip It has to do with the type and nature of the complaints. Federal is a higher court than state.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Permalink
  13. callmecynical wrote:

    Skip the fundraisers – they are not safe.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Permalink
  14. Tulip wrote:

    #12. Thank you.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  15. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #12 – Sir, Let me clarify something. The federal court isn’t a “higher” court. There are things in the jurisdiction of both the state and federal courts. Somehow this was accepted by the federal court as being in its jurisdiction (I don’t understand that – seems to me a local matter). The Harmon’s lawyer I’m sure thought he’d do better in the federal court than the state court (probably right) so brought the suit there.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:40 am | Permalink
  16. Katrina wrote:

    Salt has RICO charges
    The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:58 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    Katrina, we ceremoniously bow down.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  18. ms.nobody wrote:

    Katrina for mayor!

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  19. Tulip wrote:

    Thank you also Katrina.

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

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