Toms River rolls back curfew from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. for anyone under 18
Toms River has rolled back its curfew from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. for anyone under 18 following complaints of hundreds of teens gathering late at night earlier this summer.
The curfew now matches other neighboring towns, but neighbors also say August in general is much quieter than July.
Viewer video from the July 4 weekend shows groups of teens, leading to some homeowners complaining about the large gatherings, saying they disrupted their quality of life, leaving behind empty alcohol containers and trash and harassing customers at businesses.
Last week, Toms River Township rolled back the curfew from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. to try and cut back the rowdy late-night behavior.
Another factor heard from local police is the fact they are restricted as to how to approach teens suspected of smoking marijuana or drinking alcohol.
Despite the earlier problems this summer, business owners say they've seen improvements and hope the early curfew work during the last couple of weekends.