Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer today said he is taking the recent anti-Semitic incidents in Lakewood very seriously.
Chief Meyer tells TLS he has been in touch with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police and Homeland Security with regards to the anti-Semitic flyers placed on vehicles in Lakewood last night, as well as the memorial defacing this morning.
“We’re not going to tolerate this in our town, regardless of what’s going on,” Chief Meyer. “We’ll prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.”
The Chief says he has called for increased police presence around town, as well as additional resources for the fireworks event.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office also responded.
“I don’t know what is more despicable, defacing such a sacred memorial or ignorantly painting a community with a broad brush,” Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman Al Della Fave said.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for bias crime info and conviction. See nj.gov/oag/bias/ or call 1-877-277-2427 with tips.