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Traveling to the New Jersey Beaches this Summer?

I recently became aware of the New Jersey State Polices new 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. I thought I would forward this message along incase local residents plan on traveling down to the beach this summer or happen to work in New Jersey.

Starting July 28, New Jersey will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding tickets. One million dollars will go to pay state troopers over-time. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at all times patrolling the 9 main intersections and highways as follows:

  • I-295 North and South,
  • I-95 Jersey Turnpike North and South,
  • I-80 East and West,
  • I-287 North and South,
  • I-78 East and West,
  • I-195 East and West,
  • I-280 East and West,
  • Route 130 – North and South,
  • Garden State Parkway – North and South

5 MPH above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes. They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Crown Victoria cruisers and are bringing in all of their part-timers on full time. If you work in NJ, NY, DE or CT, you will probably be on one of these highways. So, please be on guard and drive safely! Please forward this to people in NJ or any one using the NJ Highways, and let them know of this latest Police Initiative.

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Chester County Authorities issue alert after child luring Incident

Pennsylvania state police and school officials have issued an alert to parents after an attempted child luring incident Wednesday afternoon. Augustus J. Massaro, superintendent of the Avon Grove school district sent a Child Safety Alert via email to parents after a group of students was approached by a stranger shortly after school let out on Schoolhouse Road in London Grove.

According to the alert, the several Avon Grove Intermediate school students were approached at a bus stop by a man who asked the students if they would like to look at stuffed animals in his vehicle. The students refused and the man quickly fled the scene at high speed, according to reports. The man is described as a white male in his sixties or seventies with blonde or gray hair and a tan or weathered complexion. He was wearing a white or yellow polo shirt at the time of the incident. His vehicle is described as a red or maroon late 1990s or early 2000s model F150 pickup truck with an extended cab and tinted red windows.

Andrea Cavanaugh, a parent of an Avon Grove district student said her daughter experienced a similar incident involving the same vehicle. Cavanaugh said students were approached in a similar manner despite the presence of several adults nearby. Police were called to the scene Wednesday and searched the area for the vehicle, but the suspect could not be located. Police said they issued a regional alert message to neighboring law enforcement agencies.

Police and school officials ask that anyone with information regarding the incident call the state police Criminal Investigations Unit at 610-268-2022. School officials are asking parents to reinforce safety rules with their children involving dealing with strangers. Parents are urged to walk children to and from bus stops and always encourage children to travel in groups. Children should also never speak to strangers and immediately report suspicious activity to police by calling 911.

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