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Brick Street Crimes Unit: Charges for Reckless Driving, DWI, Drug Distribution and Brass Knuckles

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

The Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is continuing its crackdown on quality-of-life crime in the township, with detectives making proactive cases after investigations into reckless driving under the influence, drug issues and other alleged offenses.

Police released details on three such incidents incidents over the last several weeks on Tuesday, as reported by Ptl. Victoria Finelli:

Feb. 9 2022:


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Brick SCU was conducting surveillance in the area of Drum Point Road. Detectives observed a vehicle swerve into the opposite direction of travel twice, which resulted in several vehicles swerving out of their lane onto the shoulder to avoid a collision. Several other motor vehicle violations were observed.

The vehicle is alleged to have traveled 20- 30 mph over the speed limit, used their left blinker to turn right and turned right at a red light without stopping at the intersection. Detectives initiated a motor vehicle stop. The investigation revealed the driver was allegedly under the influence of narcotics or prescription medication.

The driver, Dawn Simon, 54, of Brick, was placed under arrest and charged with the following: driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to stop or yield and improper signal.

Jan. 27, 2022:

Brick SCU was conducting a drug investigation in assistance with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force (OCNSF), OCPO Major Crimes Unit, and the Brick Township Patrol Division.

Officers stopped a motor vehicle on Cedar Bridge Avenue in the area of Mantoloking Road. During the investigation, the driver, Melissa Medvitz, 25, of Toms River, was arrested and charged with, possession of oxycodone and Xanax, distribution of Xanax and Oxycodone and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

The passenger, Myron Robinson, 26, of Eatontown, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possesses a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), conspiracy to possess CDS, two counts of conspiracy to distribute CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Medvitz and Robinson were both processed and released on a summons.

“On behalf of the Brick Township Police Department, Chief James Riccio would like to thank the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance in this investigation,” the announcement stated.

Jan. 13, 2022:

SCU observed a suspicious vehicle in the QuickChek parking lot.

During the investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted. The vehicle had several police related items including handcuffs, a police baton and brass knuckles. David Edgar, 38, of Brick, was charged with possession of prohibited weapons. Edgar was processed and released on a summons.


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