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Saturday Afternoon in Belmar’s Quiet South End

Man passed out on lawn of 16th Ave resident.  (Face blurred)



  1. Katrina wrote:

    I spent my Saturday afternoon assisting a 20 year old girl that was so drunk she was passed out in front of my neighbors driveway. She had no shoes or cell phone. The only thing she remembered was an address that she had been drinking on her “way” to the beach. It was 5pm.
    Suffice it to say it’s not how I want to spend my free time
    SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED OR RAPED OR BOTH!!!! This is NOT the town we should be proud of. Anyone who thinks this is ok is an absolute idiot!
    From now on I am taking pictures and Video of all the dangerous disgusting incidents I can. Dave I hope you will start posting every weekend. Not one of the incompetent members of our council give a darn about what happens down here in south end. ” DJS is the best friend Belmars friend has”I’ve heard Lawless Matt say at meetings. Matt I have this to say to you as you sit up on your inlet terrace Camelot. You sir are an incompetent, lawbreaking jerk. Bring your wonderful family down here and stay on for one weekend. Leave your young children on the lawn to play. All you council people. Jen your family seems sweet. Janis? Tom? President Brian? Any takers?
    And don’t even get me started about seeing a large group almost get wiped out on highway 35 crossing to the marina! I’ve had it!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:27 am | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    14th to 18th Avenue houses are loaded with front porch beer pong games and not one cop stops and shuts down this illegal behavior. Be proud Belmar, we have succeeded in bringing back the lawless party atmosphere which was slowly starting to calm. How do you all like the vulgar and loud music (again illegal) blaring across the property lines?

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Ken Pringle singlehandedly cleaned up the south side of 16th between A and 109 by simply posting pictures and repeating the resident slobs, foul mouthed, destructive, cretin’s dialogue and lifestyles. It finally brought to the forefront what the police knew about and others attitude was to ignore the SEA as NIMBA, so I don’t care. It was common knowledge not to take 16th south to get to the Ocean. The premier marketer still has animal house tenants and McGowan still puts them in every year and nothing happens as a consequence of disgusting behavior in front of children and business invitees in the (police term) the ghetto. No respect from the police is a big red flag. Go easy on the visitors was bad advice from mcmatty

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8:29 am | Permalink
  4. OLD MAN wrote:

    Could it be he is checking the tree for parasites? Don’t know but it is possible he is a licensed arborist? DUH!!!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:17 am | Permalink
  5. HMM? wrote:

    Bike ride yesterday morning was from 14th in Belmar into Spring Lake. The difference is unbelievable. It’s not the million dollar houses, Belmar has a few of those. It’s what the TOWN allows to happen within their borders. They don’t allow certain behaviors so it’s not there. What Belmar has allowed to happen is just sad. Belmar can be so much more.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:22 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Matt and Wilton really screwed everyone in Belmar and Lake Como! The towns are going back to how they were in the 90’shower. Total chaos! No Cops anywhere, no tickets being written and drunks everywhere. Thanks guys, best plan ever…….not! Idiots!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  7. elemental wrote:

    Dohertyville has become a version of Deadwood. Property values should diminish as a consequence.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  8. ms.nobody wrote:

    Trashville is more like it. Should I kick the soiled diaper left on my lawn onto the street? Squish! “Welcome to Trashville,” I say, as someone steps out of a car onto the mess. The doggie-doo around town is not bad enough, now we have people-doo. I thought there was a pooper scooper law in Belmar, unenforced. (OK, Admin, Sophie is a good girl.)

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:09 am | Permalink
  9. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Belmar is proud of …. and advertises …. ADA compliance …. this poor guy must be suffering from narcolepsy.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    He was probably assaulted while on his face. LoOKs like he turned over on ground after pulling up his shorts. Guy or girl doesn’t matter to these savages. Not Michael Savage either.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:38 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    314 16th Avenue, d’s, dem’s and dozers. All day and all night raucous, screaming, vibrations shaking the shingles off the houses. Elderly neighbors so afraid, it’s a shame. RE agent has scanner and warns of police calls. Isn’t there and alternate band dispatchers can use?

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  12. Guest wrote:

    Take back our town, do not let Belmar return to the 80’s. Vote them out,now!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Photo contest !
    Let’s see who can get the best pic of a drunk or group of drunks.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm | Permalink
  14. reality wrote:

    Photo contest, game on.

    Too many bars, too many drunks

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  15. HMM? wrote:

    Visit Belmar 2016 Facebook page. Post photos to share what happens in Belmar Summer 2016!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  16. Annie wrote:

    Katrina – parallel incidents on 14th. Last night about 11:30 a cab van responded to a call at rentals across the street. One of the girls got in and found a guy passed out on the third row seat. The cab driver said he’d just dropped off a van full of kids at a house in Belmar, and they must’ve left him there. Really? You don’t know your buddy has blacked out passed out dead drunk on the back seat? Or maybe you do and just don’t care? One of the girls took his cell phone and found Mom&Dad and called them. Two bike cops showed up about the same time the dad did. They literally dragged the dead weight out of the cab, carried him – the dad at the arms, a cop holding his legs- and threw him in his dad’s van. Just another summer night on the south end …

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  17. Missy wrote:

    Where’s police enforcement in town on Main Street between 5th and 10th Ave? Why aren’t there any foot patrols? All I see are police driving in their vans and spec officers scooting around in golf carts. Good dam it your job! Write up tickets. Today walking in the cross walk between Main Street and 5th on Klein , a car turned left right in front of me. I was 3/4 of the way across in the light for me. The driver made a left turn into the right hand lane of traffic..yup! Of course I had some choice words for him. At least 6 adults standing on that corner waiting to cross to Strollos saw it.
    Pedestrians walking in the crosswalks are no safer than pedestrians who walk inthe middle of the street. I have gone to the police station to express my concerns about lack of police enforcement, spoke to people on the council and pedestrian committee.
    We need vigilantes! Neighborhood Watch Groups…all thru Belmar.. Let’s do it!
    It could be your life we save!

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Permalink
  18. Maria wrote:

    Belmar police officer in front of St Rose high school at mass time waiting for people to park where I got a parking ticket last Sunday. Have parked in that spot for years where we all got tickets on Sunday morning going to church. I counted three ticketed cars

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
  19. OLD MAN wrote:

    Need to raise $$ for all lost lawsuits

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    Duh! It’s not about the tickets, it’s about the OT! The overtime $$$. 50+ officers working each night this weekend and every regular officer gets all the OT they want. Not to mention the Acting Chief and his 2 lieutenants making all the OT they want too! Specials work as much as they want too! Rumor has it, there are special officers working 100 hours a week! Thank goodness Wilton fell into Matt’s trap and now Lake Como has to pay 25% of it… Dummy.
    What a joke it has become

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm | Permalink
  21. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #17 Missy sorry you almost got hit but The Mayor and Council are making sure the restaurants and bars are being taken care of, NOT the residents. The part time cops have their marching orders and its not to look out for you, sorry.

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Think about a liquor store hires off duty cop. All off duty earnings must go through PD payroll as part of the up and up system. Well guess what? you are paying the PENSION money for those hours at the liquor store for the cop’s pay job. Yes, all bennies too. The taxpayers eat those costs not the liquor store or nightclub either.

    I D I O T S

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 10:37 pm | Permalink
  23. Missy wrote:

    Believe me I know the mayor and council do not give a s#$&t about Belmar residents. That must have been the 10th time this year nearly hit walking in a crosswalk.
    My point is we the residents of Belmar need to take action. Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group ..

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 8:19 am | Permalink
  24. Borgia familia wrote:

    Can you imagine the irony of the Sidderoff property at the corner of 19th & Ocean Avenue, just sitting there with no police calls, no fights, no sqatters, no pooping allowed or no deafening noise eminating from the vacant family owned Sidderoff property, that everyone revered as a landmark, will now be considered as a candidate for condemnation by mcdirty’s council as an eyesore vs the troubled history of the NIGHTCLUB next door!!! Political machinations to enlarge a NIGHTMARE NIGHTCLUB in your SEA residential neighborhood? And you pay how much in taxes and your neighbors pay how much as well?
    Will you follow this dialogue? Or will you sit back and watch the show and get your FREE end of summer thank you for putting up with $*;% all summer? I wouldn’t be surprised if you’d cry and kick yourself repeatedly when the year round liquor license is approved for the NIGHTCLUB following the retirement golden parachute plan.

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  25. belmarguy wrote:

    Most of the class II police officers are at Bar-A, Djais and strolling the beach front. Unless you bitch and moan at the council meetings with pictures and videos of the crap you’re all complaining about, nothing is gonna happen people..

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  26. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    Had a brief conversation with a Belmar P.O. two weeks ago. He was in Lake Como, directing traffic off of Main St. as there was repaving going on. When asked how the added patrol work in Lake Como was going he smiled widely stating, ” All this extra money is great” referring to his traffic detail. I told him to thank me, a Belmar resident, for footing 75% of the cost for his Lake Como detail. Wake up people and vote them out, one by one, two by two.

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  27. Katrina wrote:

    So I’m here on our beautiful beach and I’ve calmed down a little. I’d like to apologize for calling Matt Dorhety a jerk.

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
  28. niccolo' wrote:

    Incompetent lawbreakers anyway who costs us a ton of money no matter which way you look at it or where he moves/lives.

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm | Permalink
  29. Thanks matt wrote:

    Quality of Belmar visitors has dramatically declined during your reign and so has the quality of the new owners who are buying the distressed papered-over houses damaged in the storm. You are a class act over there in Inlet Terrance, ya WannaBe

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  30. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    We can vilify the mayor and council members all we want and find personally gratifying because we know the truth and have common sense, but the matter at hand is to disarm these no-good opportunists by voting them out. How to educate the happily ignorant, uninvolved believers in the mayor, those who trust blindly because they vote Democrat no matter what, and the recipients of freebies and booze and cheap hotdogs and whatever else, is the task at hand. More expose’ letters to the press should be forthcoming. Republican and Independent mailouts to residents with the real, true story could mean something. One thing I have discovered by talking to various folks around town, is that many residents are ignorant, happily having given the reigns of power to scoundrels without checking up on them. Some believe in vendettas and losing election bitterness by the element. Misinformation and complacency can be deadly. Look around. Are you pleased with what has happened to Belmar?

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Permalink
  31. joe goofinoff wrote:

    foot patrols?
    #17 – blasphemy. You want young men to walk a beat?

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  32. Missy wrote:

    #31. All kidding aside,if I can walk the walk with bilateral hip and knee replacements and both ankles fused…Hell yeah, young officers can walk!

    Monday, July 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm | Permalink
  33. joe goofinoff wrote:

    #32, You don’t seem to understand. It has nothing to do with a young officers ability to walk. It’s about the fact they won’t walk. After all, they’re young. Young people won’t walk across the street if they can ride. The police dept. would go stark raving mad if the regular patrolmen were told to pound a beat.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:59 am | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    What address should we use to send you photos and videos of the Crap that is allowed to exist in the BELMAR SOUTH END?

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:42 am | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    This past week the segregationist on Facebook complained about a 10th Avenue, out of control, summer rental not being acceptable on that end of town? The temerity of redlining by that public figure is just beyond. Thank God he lost in the primary.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  36. admin wrote:

    I think he said we need to crack down everywhere… that the problem has reached 10th.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  37. legion wrote:

    NIMBYism! Certain things are not problems till they get too close to home.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:10 am | Permalink
  38. Missy wrote:

    #33. I ‘m not stupid! I get why cops won’t walk! My disability has not effected my intelligence. Let’s focus on a solution to the pedestrian safety in Belmar. Drive on Ocean Ave in Avon on the weekend. You will see an example of pedestrian safety..The mayor and police dept made this a top priority. Guess we need a new mayor!!

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:39 am | Permalink
  39. joe goofinoff wrote:

    You don’t seem to understand
    #38, Sorry I said that. I apologize.
    But the fact remains, the police are not getting out of their cars. They’re young and young people will not walk. They would defy such an order that would force them to walk.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 11:36 am | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    #36, the crackdown is suggested because the imaginary line was being crossed. Now that other sectors in the borough are being affected the law should be enforced, rather selective don’t you think. Instead of improving as a family destination we are clearly going backward. The imaginary line used to be 3rd Avenue and it looks like what goes around gets aground.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    Looks like a solution to pedestrian crossing on 6th and Ocean is being implemented on a cloudy, rainy day. 2 specials are on the sidewalk waving pedestrian passage. No attractions across from the boardwalk at 6th though. The attractions for beach goers are at 18th, 16th, and 8th where there are attraction but No police present to help pedestrian traffic crossing. Does traffic crossing safety have to do with use of beach utility funding for police budget reimbursement?

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  42. South Side wrote:

    #22 ANONYMOUS – Exactly right about the hours and pensions.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
  43. DJAIS DRUNKARD wrote:

    Quit COMPLAININ abotu a GUIY takin a NAP before he keeps RAGING baybay!!!

    DOn’t hate – CONGRATULATE!

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
  44. belmarguy wrote:

    Djais Drunkard, Please stop trolling. I know who are you and its sad that you’re being a two face on this blog because you don’t act like this in person…

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm | Permalink
  45. Anonymous wrote:

    Is this nom de plume blog behavior reflective of the real being?

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  46. anonymous2 wrote:

    The officer in charge of 16th Avenue patrol advised a family to cancel contract on a new construction beach home because “they would never have peace” they would have drunks “urinating and vomiting on their lawn” apparently the police are well aware of the problem and will not enforce laws/ordinances..instead they discourage nice, smart families from purchasing here…

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink
  47. Tulip wrote:

    It is starting to sound like the good

    Old days when the 12 o’clock closing

    was born. Except the administration

    Does not care what the residents want.

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm | Permalink
  48. DJAIS DRUNKARD wrote:

    Numba 44 – less not make this ‘BOUT the anon poster. WE all are here cuz we wanna KEEP BELMAR da coooolest place to PARTAY all Summa baybay!!!

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

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