Ventnor Police Department Arrest

Chief Douglas Biagi of the Ventnor City Police Department reports that on November 29, 2017, Michael Einwechter, 38, of Longport, NJ, was arrested and charged with theft of checks and money from proceeds received from the Puerto Rico Relief Benefit Concert held in Ventnor City at Ski Beach on Sunday October 15, 2017.
Einwechter, the president of Amazing Ventnor, organized the event, which was well attended throughout the day and supported by local citizen volunteers, organizations, musicians and merchants from around the area. The proceeds of the benefit were to assist with Hurricane relief for UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO, which aided in the shipping of much needed supplies to the families in Puerto Rico.
The month long investigation conducted by Det/Sgt Jason Rzemyk and Det/Sgt Ted Bergman resulted in Einwechter being interviewed and subsequently charged with the Theft. As a result of the investigation, a 4x4 truck owned by Einwechter was also seized by the police department.
Einwechter was processed and released on a Summons in accordance with NJ Attorney General Bail Reform Guidelines.

"Mayor Holtzman, Commissioner Landgraf and I have been updated and support the investigation done by the City of Ventnor’s police department into this matter,” said Tim Kriebel, Commissioner of Public Safety.

“We are disappointed and saddened to learn that generous donations of Ventnor residents and others may have been mishandled and that so many people, including victims of the hurricane in Puerto Rico, may have been negatively affected.”

“It is now a police matter and we will keep the public aware as Chief Biagi and his department comment."


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