Sunday, May 19, 2013
No injuries were reported, but homes evacuated as precautionary measure.
A man is in custody after authorities gathered at a residence in the West Keansburg section of Hazlet near Laurel Avenue and 4th Street Sunday night. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Public Information Officer Charles Webster confirmed the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team, the area's specialized law enforcement tactics team, was called to the scene by Hazet Police Chief James Broderick after the department received reports of shots fired in the area, Webster said. No injuries have been reported and authorities later confirmed that shots were not actually fired, he said. Laurel Avenue was closed between 7th and 2nd Street. Homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure, according to Webster. Anthony Chiappone of Hazlet said …
Former town mayor charged with DWI, Manchester man charged with murder
It's been a busy week for bad guys around Monmouth County this week. Topping the crime news is a Manchester man who was arrested and charged with murder in a mysterious Long Branch case and former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna, who was arrested and charged with drunken driving following a car collision. Here's what Patch brought you this week, in case you missed anything: UPDATE: Manchester Man Arrested in Long Branch Murder of Point Pleasant Man Authorities arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the murder of a Point Pleasant man in Long Branch, according to Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO). Investigation Into Suspicious Bag Turns Up Empty Several people were removed from a New Jersey …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Michelle D. Zahner led authorities on a chase from Holmdel to Wall Township--where she lost a front tire--then back to the Bayshore, Holmdel police said.
A February police chase which was foiled by a Wall traffic circle yielded formal charges for Michelle D. Zahner. Holmdel police attempted a traffic stop with Zahner, 32 of Keansburg, when she allegedly failed the stop and led police on a multi-jurisdiction chase. Patrolman Jonathan Martin pursued the vehicle down Laurel Avenue and into Keansburg. The car stopped twice but police said Zahner sped off when Martin stepped out of the vehicle. Zahner allegedly turned back down Laurel Avenue and fled onto the Garden State Parkway. Holmdel police said Zahner was observed throwing items out of the driver's side window during the parkway portion of the chase. Zahner exited the parkway at exit 100A, where she led police through several towns before …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Brian Lewis is charged with one count of theft by deception and one county of failure to register with the Division fo Consumer Affairs.
An alleged home improvement scam led to a county indictment on Tuesday for Delran resident Brian Lewis. Lewis, 38, allegedly ran a home improvement business not registered with the Division of Consumer Affairs and profited to the tune of $9,400 between March and May, 2012. Lewis is charged with one count of theft by deception and one county of failure to register with the Division fo Consumer Affairs. An indictment is a formal charge, not a conviction, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Elbert Franke was allegedly in possession of both heroin and cocaine.
A Middletown man is facing charges of theft and drug possession, after the alleged theft of a generator in 2012. Elbert Franke, 34, of Truez Place was arrested and charged with a December alleged theft of a $500 generator from Lowe's in Holmdel. Franke was indicted this week on charges of the theft and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous subject. Franke was allegedly in possession of both heroin and cocaine. An indictment is a formal charge, not a conviction, and all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The 17-year-old was driving through Aberdeen on Sunday when the accident occurred.
A vehicle flipped over after the driver struck a concrete divider and traffic signal pole at the intersection of Route 35 and Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen on Sunday, according to Police Chief John Powers. Shortly before 5 p.m., a 17-year-old Hazlet resident lost control while driving a 2011 Nissan Maxima through the intersection. The driver was attempting to turn right onto Route 35 south from Cliffwood Avenue when the one-vehicle accident occurred, Powers said. The car came to rest on its roof. The 17-year-old and two juvenile passengers did not report any injuries. The driver was ticketed for careless driving and violation of passenger restrictions for a provisional driver's license, according to Powers. P.O. Matthew McDow conducted …
The burglary was reported on Saturday around 12:30 p.m.
Holmdel police are looking for a suspect in the burglary of a local bagel business. A burglary at Sheepshead Baygels on Route 35 in Holmdel was reported on Saturday afternoon, according to police. A front window was found broken and $200 missing from the register. Police said the broken window will cost $700 to replace. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Holmdel Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-946-4400. No suspect description was released to the media.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
High School-aged students may apply for the free, week-long program
Applications are currently being accepted for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Youth Week program. The 21st annual program, open to high school-aged students, aims to give participants the opportunity to explore interests in law enforcement through police academy-style training and instructional sessions by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The free program is scheduled to be held July 8-12. The deadline for application is June 7. “Recruits” report daily by 7:45 AM with the day ending at 4:00 PM. Each day is filled with academic instruction as well as drill, physical training and ceremonies. Sheriff Youth Week concludes with a formal graduation ceremony on Friday with parents and friends encouraged to attend…
A strange week in Monmouth County crime stories
This was not your typical week in crime in Monmouth County. From the indictment of a top school administrator to the arrest of a music teacher, this week’s crime stories ran the gamut. Here are the top Patch-reported crime stories from around Monmouth County: Police: Manalapan Guitar Teacher Spanked Student for Sexual Gratification A Musician’s Workshop guitar teacher has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Friday. The alleged assault of the student, who was under 13, took place some time in the past few months. Family Enters Guilty Pleas …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Officers will get the torch on June 7 during the annual Special Olympics Torch Run.
For 30 years, the Holmdel Police Department has run with the torch for the Special Olympics. On June 7, officers will will pick up the torch from Middletown Police Officers, run three miles then pass it off to Hazlet Police Officers, all in the name of the Special Olympics. The department typically raises $5,000 through sponsorships from individuals, local businesses and Holmdel PBA fundraisers every year, meaning the Holmdel department has raised at least $150,000 over the year for the cause. On the day of the event, several very fit men and women of the Holmdel Police Dept, NJ State police officers and Holmdel First Aid Squad members meet up at the Exxon on Route 35 North, at Palmer Ave. They come dressed in Torch t-shirts and pose for …