N.J. town considers skate-park penalties

    Police in a southern New Jersey town might confiscate skateboards from people who don’t follow the rules at the town’s skate park.

    The Galloway Township Council proposed the ordinance at yesterday’s meeting.

    Parents or residents would have to pay $65 to get the skateboard or bike back. Offenders could also face fines of up to $250 if convicted in Municipal Court of violating skate-park rules.

    Police have closed the park several times because some youngsters aren’t following the rules. Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola tells The Press of Atlantic City the township needs a strong deterrent.

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