Nineteen consumers filed claims about the Fayette Street station's higher prices during the Hurricane Sandy state of emergency
Friday, November 9, 2012
A Perth Amboy station and two Newark gas stations have been hit with a civil lawsuit accusing it of price gouging in wake of Hurricane Sandy. The BP at 163 Fayette Street, Perth Amboy as well as a Lukoil and Sunoco in Newark allegedly raised the price of regular and premium-grade gas prices during the Oct. 27 state of emergency. The New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs received numerous complaints. Five other gas stations, including one in Bloomfield, and one hotel are also named in the suit, filed by the Division of Law on behalf of the state Division of Consumer Affairs. "We have received no indication that these defendants faced costs that would have made these excessive price increases necessary or justifiable," said Attorney …
Police get a big clue when the find a broken down car on Palmer Avenue with cigarette cartons and a crowbar inside.
Holmdel Police say three men who allegedly broke into the Exxon Gas Station at Route 35 and Palmer Avenue in Holmdel on April 22 damaged the store and stole cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes. Robert Vallaster Jr., 25, and Joshua Vallaster, 23, brothers who both reside at 640 Palmer Avenue; and David Koch, 22, of 864 Palmer Avenue, were arrested and charged by Holmdel Police for burglary, theft, and criminal mischief. All three reside in Middletown, just down the road from the gas station, which is located at 2055 Route 35 on the Holmdel side of the avenue. The station is near Target. Police said they were called to the Exxon at 5:15 a.m. on April 22 after manager Adel Halaka arrived for work and discovered a heavy metal side door had…