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Toms River Issues Summons to Resident for Operating a Helipad At His Home

Helicopter. (File Photo/ Credit:  David Merrett/ Flickr)

Helicopter. (File Photo/ Credit: David Merrett/ Flickr)

A Toms River man is accused of operating a helipad at his home following reports from residents of a low-flying helicopter in the township’s residential areas in recent days.

According to police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, police received several anonymous complaints about a helicopter flying low within the township, and possibly landing in unauthorized areas and on private property on Dino Boulevard on June 24.

Officers were able to locate and view the helicopter in question and obtain the tail number and owner information, Messina said.

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The homeowner and pilot, identified as Meir Gurvitz, provided necessary information to officers and received a citation for violating township zoning ordinance Chapter 348, 10.5, unauthorized helipad zone.

The FAA and state Department of Transportation will be conducting an investigation into the incident and any other violations of federal and state laws.