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.”