The Ventnor City Police Department announced today its plan to use D.W.I. checkpoints this summer season as an effort to prevent motorists from driving while intoxicated.
The checkpoint will be funded by DDEF money (Drunk Driving Enforcement Funds), which is money collected by the Municipal Court, as added costs, in addition to fines levied against persons found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
Additional funding for the checkpoint has also been made available thru the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Additional officers will be assisting with the checkpoint from allied Atlantic County Police Departments whom have conducted checkpoints throughout the summer under the supervision of the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office.
The checkpoint will be set up in a high visibility area to give the impression of a greater risk, to the intoxicated driver, of being detected, which hopefully will discourage persons from drinking and driving.
Officers who have conducted the checkpoints in previous years have reported that more persons are using designated drivers. The checkpoints real success will be when no DWI arrests are made during the checkpoints, as the prevention of Drunken Driving is the main goal in conducting DWI checkpoints.
In other Ventnor Police news, here is the police blotter from June 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020.
All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Francis A. Fitzpatrick, 58 of Atlantic City NJ, was arrested by Officer Michael Newell on June 16th and charged with Defiant Trespass.
Philip W. DeSilvio Jr., 46 of Pittsgrove NJ, was arrested by Officer Christopher Luisi on June 17th and charged with Shoplifting, Hindering Apprehension, Obstructing the Administration of Law, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Nolan D. Green, 22 of Malaga NJ, was arrested by Officer Michael Arena on June 20th and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Jose A. Morales, 24 of Bronx NY, was arrested by Officer Mario Lima on June 24th and charged with Receiving Stolen Property.
Chelsey B. Currie, 31 of Ventnor City NJ, was arrested by Officer Marc Franco Jr. on June 27th and charged with Child Endangerment.
Mark A. Perez, 28 of Manahawkin NJ, was arrested by Officer Damian Guanchez on June 28th and charged with Possession of Hypodermic Syringes.
Gazmend Kryeziu, 23 of Ventnor City NJ, was arrested by Officer Mark Suprun on June 29th and charged with Simple Assault, Harassment and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.
Maria E. Delgado, 40 of Pleasantville NJ, was charged on June 28th by Officer Hommy Quinones with Burglary, Theft and Fraudulent Use of Credit Cards.
Juvenile Arrests: None
- South Block Nashville Avenue
- 400 Block North Derby Avenue
- 300 Block North Dorset Avenue
Vehicle Burglaries: 16
- North Block Weymouth Avenue
- 100 Block North Bryant Avenue
- 100 Block Princeton Avenue
- 100 Block Harvard Avenue
- North Block Newport Avenue
- North Block Cornwall Avenue
- North Block Marion Avenue
- 5700 Block Winchester Avenue
- 5600 Block Winchester Avenue
- South Block Baton Rouge Avenue
- 800 Block Burke Court
- 800 Block Dudley Court
- 800 Block Marshall Court
- 300 Block Dorset Avenue
- 5400 Block Fremont Avenue
- Hart Lane
Criminal Attempts: 1
- 5500 Block Wellington Avenue
Total Calls for Service: 826
- Ambulance Assists: 65
- Domestic Violence: 9
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: 18
- Fire Dept. Assists: 34
- DWI: 0
- Arrests: 14
- Warrant Arrests: 7