Wildwood to continue ‘aggressive’ law enforcement after 224 holiday weekend arrests

     The famous Wildwoods sign in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    The famous Wildwoods sign in Wildwood, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Police in Wildwood say they’ll continue to aggressively enforce the law after a busy Memorial Day weekend.

    According to statistics released Monday by the Wildwood Police Department, officers responded to 1,642 calls for service over Memorial Day weekend, including 277 calls to 911. 

    Police arrested 191 adults and 33 juveniles and responded to 35 motor vehicle crashes in the Cape May County resort city. Four were arrested for driving while intoxicated. 

    “Arrests were from aggressive enforcement for alcohol violations on the beach during Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as heavy enforcement of disorderly persons on the Boardwalk and streets,” said Chief of Police Robert Regalbuto.

    Regalbuto says the aggressive stance will continue throughout the summer season.

    “Our focus on community policing is working,” Regalbuto said. “Changes we have made in the department over the past years to make Wildwood crime-free are paying off. We will continue our strong stance on making Wildwood a safe community to visit and live and we will aggressively enforce laws to protect our community.”

    Further north in Atlantic County’s Margate, after fights broke out on the beach and teens gathered at the city’s Wawa over the holiday weekend, police and municipal officials say they’re working on solutions

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