Toms River Man Cited for Improperly Flying, Landing Helicopter
A Toms River man who was flying around the township in a helicopter, then landing, has been cited for his travels.
Toms River Police said they began receiving several anonymous complains on June 24th, in particular, about a helicopter flying very low around the town and may have been landing in unauthorized areas as well as on private property along Dino Boulevard.
Police investigated the complaints but officers saw for themselves that the helicopter was flying around so they eyed the tail number on the aircraft, which lead to them finding who the owner was.
They spoke with the owner and pilot of the helicopter, Meir Gurvitz, who complied and provided the officers with the necessary information.
Gurvitz received a citation for violating a zoning ordinance, 'Chapter 348, 10.5 Unauthorized Helipad Zone.'
Toms River Police said the FAA and DOT will now be conducting an investigation into the incident to determine if any federal and state laws were violated.