A request for copies of summonses issued to Michael Matthews and a police report

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Dear Howell Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. I have never been convicted of a crime. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.

Records requested: Michael Matthews was recently issued 2 summons to appear in the Howell Township Municipal Court. According to press accounts, Mr. Matthews received a summons for not having a dog license for a dog under his care. Mr. Matthews was also charged with not having proof that a veterinarian had vaccinated a dog under his care for rabies. According to press accounts, Mr. Matthews is scheduled to appear in the Howell Township Municipal Court on March 29, 2019. I am requesting copies of both of the summonses that were issued to Michael Matthews. I am also requesting a copy of the police report that was prepared in connection with this incident.

If you require any money from me in order to process this request, please let me know and I will gladly pay whatever fees are required of me.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

James McMahon

Donna Belton, Howell Township

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Attached please find the response to your OPRA.  This will complete this


Thank you.





Donna Belton

Administrative Assistant

Clerk’s Office

4567 Route 9 North

Howell, NJ 07731

732-938-4500, ext. 2000

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Dear Donna Belton,

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

James McMahon