In response to last night’s stabbing in West Gate, TLS reached out to Lakewood Police Chief Greg Meyer to find out what is being done to make residents feel safer.
“We are taking this and other incidents very seriously,” Police Chief Meyer told TLS. “We are very well aware of the activity recently taking place in the area, and we will boosting patrols – with both plain clothes detectives and marked units,” the Chief said.
Curfew laws will also now be strictly enforced, Chief Meyer said.
The curfew law code states, “It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian having the custody or control of any child up to 17 years of age to permit him to be on any public street, highway or other public place in the Township between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless he is accompanied by his parent, guardian or any other adult person with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian.”
“As we speak, police supervisors and community activists are being notified about the crackdown,” Chief Meyer said.