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Lakewood law enforcement enacted a curfew crackdown this weekend right after two teens were being stabbed through a battle. Hassle, nonetheless, continued when teenagers later experimented with to push a stolen car into a lake.
A combat involving at least seven teenagers on Kingsfield Drive in the West Gate community brought police Saturday evening. A caller to 911 informed law enforcement that at the very least one particular of the teens had pepper spray and a knife, police explained.
Just one stabbed teen experienced previously been taken to a medical center by the time officers arrived, according to Police Capt. Greg Staffordsmith. A second teenager termed law enforcement and explained he was hiding in a nearby basement just after currently being stabbed in the leg. He was also hospitalized.
The teens are anticipated to get well, in accordance to Staffordsmith.
A suspect in the situation has been determined and prices are pending approval from the Ocean County Prosecutors Business later on this 7 days, officers mentioned.
Police Main Greg Meyer told The Lakewood Scoop that this was not the only latest act of violence in the neighborhood on the Jackson border and that patrols will be elevated in the space to enforce a 10 p.m. curfew for those people 17 and below.
“As we converse, law enforcement supervisors and neighborhood activists are remaining notified about the crackdown,” Meyer explained to The Scoop.
Phillipsburg announced a identical crackdown on its curfew previous week but did not detect a specific incident.
Stolen automobile joyride in exact same neighborhood
The Lakewood curfew didn’t halt a 13-calendar year-aged and 15-12 months-old from stealing a motor vehicle from the West Gate neighborhood and plotting to drive it into Lake Carasaljo early Monday early morning, in accordance to a Lakewood Scoop report.
An officer on patrol noticed the teens on North Beach with the automobile.
The teens were being arrested and later on released.
Lakewood police on Monday morning did not answer to New Jersey 101.5’s ask for for far more info about the lake incident.
Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can arrive at him at [email protected]
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