JUST IN: Township to reimburse residents for vehicles impounded; Statement from LPD Captain Steve Allaire

Yesterday, TLS reported about multiple residents who had their vehicles impounded and charged $400 after parking at the CVS lot during a shutdown of Route 88 on Friday.

This afternoon, officials announced they will be reimbursing those residents for the unfortunate incident.

LPD Captain Steve Allaire released the following statement to TLS.

“On Friday July 8th police responded to an Ocean Avenue residence for a report of armed gunmen entering a home. In order for the safety of responding officers and the public the decision was made to shut down Ocean Ave at New Hampshire. As a result of this road closure, a few vehicles were forced to park on private property and then later towed from the property by a private contractor. Chief Gregory Meyer, Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller, and Lakewood Township Committeemen Meir Lichenstein have been working on this situation all weekend, and as a result the vehicle owners will be reimbursed for their tow costs.”

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  1. Thank you, Chief Gregory Meyer, Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller, and Committeemen Meir Lichenstein. We appreciate your efforts. We were very hurt on Friday by being unnecessarily blocked from accessing our homes. It is a great feeling to know that you all are looking after us and making sure that there are no more unnecessary problems. Keep up all the great work you do!

  2. Just a missing tidbit in the reporting of this story. The law enforcement officers had instructed those individuals to park there. Still, Thanks all for doing the right thing in its aftermath.

  3. CVS should lose police coverage in case of an incident for being so insensitive. they could’ve easily called police to ask them to assist getting the cars out after the emergency was over – instead they chose to cost others thousands of dollars
    a pity.

  4. Are there posted signs warning that illegally parked vehicles can be towed?

    Pursuant to the NJ Predatory Towing Prevention Act ( NJSA 56:13), proper signs must be posted at all entrances.

    just saying…

  5. Chana, don’t blame CVS. It’s the poperity management who called for the cars to be towed. Stupid people shouldn’t post on the internet!!

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