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36 Tickets, 7 Arrests in Mantoloking Since Route 35 Reopened

Several tickets for 'unwanted tourism,' officials say

Police in Mantoloking have issued 36 summonses and made seven arrests since the full reopening of Route 35 through the storm-damaged borough.

Chris Nelson, special counsel for the borough's recovery effort, said at a borough council meeting Tuesday that the summonses include 12 issued for "unwanted tourism" and four for "scrapping."

The borough is defining unwanted tourism as motorists stopping their vehicles to take pictures of the destruction from Superstorm Sandy. Scrapping refers to motorists who enter the borough to illegally take away pieces of scrap metal.

"For the first time in my life, I saw a woman in her Mercedes driving 50 m.p.h. along Route 35 filming the length of the borough of Mantoloking," said Nelson.

A 25 m.p.h. speed limit is being strictly enforced between Mantoloking and the southern point in Ortley Beach, where Route 35 converges with Route 37.

Other tickets were issued for various traffic offenses, including four to people who were driving with suspended licenses.

"If your license is suspended, I wouldn't drive here," said Nelson. "The state police have a car that drives around and [automatically] reads your license plate."

The arrests included those who were taken to jail for disorderly conduct – specifically, a person who was fighting with a police officer who was trying to write a ticket – as well as trespassing.

The borough is being patrolled not only by local police, but state troopers who are in town due to the continued state of emergency declaration. They are accompanied by Ocean County Sheriff's Department officers in four wheel drive vehicles who are patrolling the beach, which is completely off-limits.

According to an earlier statement from Mantoloking Police Detective Lt. John Barkus, motorists are prohibited from driving or parking on side streets within Mantoloking without a resident permit.

The borough has been saturated with police vehicles since the state highway which runs through it reopened.

lifelonginbrick February 07, 2013 at 08:18 PM
WMS826 I was refering to your digusting totally moronic comment "although it sure seems like we have n in the white house". You know class doesn't have anything to do with money but I don't expect someone like you to understand that. BTW not everyone who lost their homes and lives in Mantaloking was rich, there were a lot of tiny little ranch homes that got destroyed. You really are a stunted little man.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Last of all the beaches should NOT be free so probable slobs like you don't feel "free" to muck them up like you do in the places where the beaches ARE free. PAY or do not come on OUR beaches.
Argo February 07, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Oh boy John, you are looking for trouble with that comment...lol...good luck!
jerseyswamps February 07, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Sorry I couldn't stay around to reply. I had to go work on MY flooded property. I've been through there. But it took a while. As you know STATE Hwy. 35 was closed to the rest of the free world. There was no need to keep it closed for as long as they did and inconvenience everyone trying to clean and rebuild their places. By "you guys" I meant the town officials. I know the cops are doing what they are told.
Jose February 07, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Hammski can't possibly be real. Nobody is that wretched a person. Do or did you have a nice beachfront home??? Please tell us all your address so we can all park our butts on the beach in front of your home. Right where the water can tickle our toes when it splashes to shore. And in harmony, we'll recite, maybe chant the state's public land use doctrine over and over again til the cows come home.
KnotShore February 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Gotta love it! NJ government is spending big chunk of initial FEMA funds on "marketing" to tell all the tourists it OK to visit the shore this summer and see the sights. Maybe they should set up a tram ride to go up and down 35 now to get things rolling and bring some dough in.
Thomas smith February 07, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Wow you pretty much lost any kind of credibility with that last racist statement Hammski. Do us a favor, let me duck tape you to your wheel chair and ill let Jose have the pleasure of pushing you off the fun town pier while I take pictures. You're a POS
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:23 PM
By the way, It's Duct Tape, not Duck Tape.
Thomas smith February 07, 2013 at 09:27 PM
It's also check point not choke point
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:29 PM
I meant choke point, not check point.
Thomas smith February 07, 2013 at 09:40 PM
So was your racist statement so ill return the favor and not flag you either. So you going to answer the question or are you just going to sit high on your super educated horse?
jerseyswamps February 07, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Jose, This guy, Hammski, isn't real. I recognize the style. He's just trying to create bad blood and then sit back and laugh to himself in his bedroom in his mother's house. He did the same thing during the election. He tried to come off as a conservative Republican saying some pretty offensive things. Some readers fell for it but he's like a little kid telling the same joke over and over and thinking it's just as funny no matter how many times he tells it.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:42 PM
I missed the question. Please repeat it and I will answer it.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Swamps says > "I recognize the style. He did the same thing during the election." You would be incorrect since I was not around during the election. I joined Patch just roday.
Resident February 07, 2013 at 09:45 PM
The hamster is obviously a lying wannabe and just stirring up trouble with his posts. No one that claims to be what he/she claims to be would act in such a fashion.
Thomas smith February 07, 2013 at 09:47 PM
You really are a small child Hammski. I don't think it's worth belittling you because you've already done that with your worthless rants and attempts at trying to taunt people via the Internet. I've been trying to put a face to your name this entire time but I've settled on a horses a*s because it seems the most fitting.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Attn: Resident > Yes I would.
Resident February 07, 2013 at 09:50 PM
Hamster, as usual you would be wrong , duck tape does exist along with duct tape.
jerseyswamps February 07, 2013 at 09:55 PM
You just joined today under this name. Next time it'll be a different name. You can even have several names at the same time and reply to yourself. Go back to your porn sites. Leave the grownups alone.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:55 PM
Duck Tap is a cheep knock off for Duct Tape. In Mantoloking they do not allow the use of cheep materials and Duck Tape is therefore banned. Only Duct Tape is allowed past the Choke/Check points.
Jeff in Sa-ra-so-ta! February 07, 2013 at 09:55 PM
William Hammski: You come across as a mean spirited decrepit man who wants nothing more to be left in his own swallar. You get some kind of a thrill resorting to non-productive name calling and apparently defending some area which you don't know anything about or don't live in or near, according to you. Years ago, I would probably have said that you and New Jersey would be pufact together. But, I have seen the resilience and resolve of those actively rebuilding and I think you deserve to be in the class of Imperial Mayor Hypocrite Bloomberg and his lap dog consort the Governor "Mini-Pious" Cuumo. You might be better off swimming back across the Hudson where you belong. But I'm afraid that you will try to ruin the spirits of those working hard to continue to put that City back together again, too.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Jeffy > "defending some area which you don't know anything about or don't live in or near, according to you." Again incorrect, I have multiple dwellings, some on the barrier island also.
Bob Short February 07, 2013 at 10:06 PM
What an opportunity here, charge a $2.00 to enter Rt 35 from Point Pleasant per car - exiting Mantoloking Bridge, then charge another $4.00 to continue to sea side. Then reverse the trip. $4.00 from Seaside to Mantoloking Bridge and another $2.00 to continue towards point. Why.? you'll be able to give a good portion back to all those residents who live there 50/50 split. Just run it for the next 3 months. This way everyone wins, The Towns get a cut and the people who are struggling there can get a check in 90days. you already know who lives there.? they all have FEMA numbers, they've all been identified to who's who.. what a great opportunity for tourism into the are for the next 90 days, and those people will be able to get something back.
Boose February 07, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Unfortunately there are not too many of them left in that part of town. Most year round residents there are transplants. Very few people who lived there their entire life are able to afford it.
Resident February 07, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Hamster, why are you blatantly lying? Here is one of your prior posts "And no not a SSH winter renter but an affulent owner of two houses that does not live on the barrier island, but west of Toms River." Now all of a sudden, "some" of your multiple homes are on the barrier island...phony!
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Ah Resident, you are not with the program. I was responding to some muffer implying that I was a winter renter in SSH. I own 3 house, one west of Toms River and two on the barrier island. Since the barrier island is desolate in the winter I am mostly at my westward house. Occasionally I go to my heated house on the barrier island for weekends if the weather is nice. In the summer I go to my unheated house on the barrier island and rent the other one out. Does that clarify it enough?
Jeff in Sa-ra-so-ta! February 07, 2013 at 10:49 PM
I am not incorrect, I am using your own words. You are intentionally being nasty and disagreeable.
Resident February 07, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Hamster, now its three homes after clearly stating two. You can't even keep your lies straight. I stand by my winter renter with an internet connection post.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Flash to you clamdigger > I already said that I DO NOT have a house in Mantoloking and I have electricity, water, sewer, gas and heat. No suffering here.
William Hammski February 07, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Resident > My response was to the SSH winter renter post to say it was not in SSH and not a winter renter. Two on the barrier island NOT IN SSH, and one west of Toms River. And TWO internet connections, Cablevision on the barrier and Comcast in the west. And NO connections in SSH.

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