On January 12th 2017 at approximately 1215 pm Patrolman Brian Flanegan responded to the area of Grant Concourse for a report of illegal dumping. Upon arrival, Patrolman Flanegan found a large pile of construction debris dumped on private property. Further investigation revealed that a resident in the area obtained a license plate of the vehicle that was used in the dumping.
Patrolman Brian Flanegan and Sergeant Joe Robertazzi responded to a Forked River address and located the owner of the vehicle. It was then revealed that the truck owner had lent his truck to a friend, identified as Christopher Montanez 27 of the Whiting section of Manchester Township. Manchester Police responded to the Westport Drive address and left a note for Mr. Montanez to contact the Berkeley Township Police Department.
At approximately 1445 hours, Mr. Montanez arrived at the Berkeley Township Police Department. This resulted in Montanez being charged with illegal dumping.
As a result Montanez was processed and later released on a special complaint summons. Montanez voluntarily cleaned up the area of the dumping.
Residents are reminded to report suspicious activity by calling the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-1132×611 TIPS can be anonymous. Those requesting immediate emergency response should call 9-1–1.