Thursday, February 28, 2013
Waleed A. Saleh, 32 of Staten Island was arrested by the F.B.I at a Sheraton Hotel.
Waleed A. Saleh, 32 of Staten Island was arrested Monday and charged with first degree armed robbery, after allegedly robbing Chase Bank in Colts Neck at gunpoint. The FBI found Saleh in a Sheraton Hotel in Alabama, after a joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Colts Neck Police Department Detective Richard Zarrillo. After receiving cash on Feb. 21, Saleh allegedly fled in a dark two-door Infiniti with New York license plates. Police said the car headed south on Route 34, then north on Route 18. Saleh is charged with first degree Armed Robbery, and the second degree offenses of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, according to a news released from the MCPO. Bail …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Chase Bank was reportedly robbed around 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
This story was updated at 12:15 p.m. on Feb. 22 with a photo of the suspect and more information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Chase Bank in Colts Neck was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Police said a male at 5'11" with brown hair and glasses walked into the bank around 5 p.m. and pointed a gun at the bank teller, demanding money. After receiving the cash, the suspect fled in a dark two-door Infiniti with New York license plates. Police said the car headed south on Route 34, then north on Route 18. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Detective Kevin Condon at 732-431-7160, the Colts Neck Police Department Detective …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The murders were believed to be a part of a stock scheme between Colts Neck residents and the Russian Mafia.
The 1999 execution of two Colts Neck stockbrokers, Mayir Lehmann and Alan Chalem, is now believed to have been a part of an elaborate stock scheme between the two and the Brooklyn-based Russian mafia. The New York Daily News reported Lehmann and Chalem were allegedly murdered in a Colts Neck home by "henchman" so the mob could avoid paying the two a $5 million share from a stock scheme. The article reports that the two were shot in the foyer of Chalem's home. Lehmann was a resident of Long Island, where he lived with his wife and five children. The FBI is now working on a new theory that both men were targets of the killing, allegedly carried out by hired hitmen according to the Daily News.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Mayor retrieved dog's body next to live wire, angry JCP&L did not immediately fix it after resident's call.
The life of an 8-month-old German Shepherd ended Thursday when the dog found itself in the wrong place at the wrong time in a Colts Neck neighborhood. Lisa Loew Mason was bringing out the trash with her dog, Rosie, by her side. Rosie spotted two dogs running in a field across the street, and took off after them. The dogs across the street had gotten loose because a neighbor's electric fence was without power. In an attempt to catch up, Loew Mason hopped in her car. Not a block away, she found Rosie in the street next to a utility pole. "I went up to her and was calling her name, I thought maybe she had just been shocked," Loew Mason said. "I almost went and touched her, I didn't even see the wire, but then I heard the electricity." The …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Robert Hanna of Colts Neck has been charged for allegedly stealing from churches in Red Bank and Holmdel.
Robert Hanna, 43 of Colts Neck was arrested in Red Bank this week for allegedly stealing more than $200 from the "poor box" at St. James Catholic Church at 25 Drummond Place. This is the second time police have accused Hanna for taking money left by parishioners for the poor. In April, he was arrested for breaking into the St. Vincent de Paul Society donation box at St. Catharine's Church where police set up surveillance equipment. According to the police report, Hanna is accused of stealing from St. James Church between May and August. Police say Hanna confessed to the Red Bank theft in a videotaped interview. Hanna is being held in Monmouth County Jail on $1,000 bail, no ten percent option.
Monday, July 30, 2012
One patient was transported to Jersey Shore Medical by ambulance.
An early morning accident involving three cars on Rt. 34 in Colts Neck closed both lanes for at least two hours on Monday. Colts Neck Police Sgt. Kevin Walsh said Richard Santora, 21 of Marlboro was extricated from the car by police and fire, with injuries to lower extremities. The patient was taken by ambulance to Jersey Shore medical. Walsh said a van driven by Dilipkuma Patel, 42, of Edison was attempting to make a left from Rt. 34 Southbound onto Willow Brook Road when he was struck by Santora. The impact caused the van to spin into the road, where it was struck again by a northbound car driven by Howell resident Kenneth McGrory, 68. Colts Neck Police are continuing their investigation into the accident.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The brush fire spanned several miles, from Rt. 34 to the Tinton Falls border.
A brush fire on the northbound side of Rt. 18, between the Tinton Falls border and Rt. 34, closed the right lane late this afternoon as firefighters battled the blaze. The fire was not visible from the road, but heavy smoke came from the trees between mile markers 15 and 18, north of the Garden State Parkway. It is unknown at the time what caused the fire, but yesterday the National Weather Service issued a forest fire warning due to a lack of rain and unusually warm conditions, and as pine needles on forest floors continue to gather.