Friday, March 29, 2013
Crime statistics in both townships compared February 2013 to February 2012.
Crime is down in 2013 in Holmdel and Hazlet, when compared to the same time last year. The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit has taken a significant step forward in reporting crime throughout the state. A link was placed on the public web site that connects users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers. Data is compared to the same month of the previous year. In Holmdel Compared to 2012, February crime is down overall in Holmdel by 32 percent. There was one simple assault reported in February of this year, compared to three in 2012. Larceny is down from 22 incidents to 13, and motor vehicle theft is …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tim Moran and Brian Moore allegedly shoplifted from both stores on three consecutive days.
Two were indicted last week for allegedly shoplifting from the Holmdel A&P and Hazlet Pathmark on several occasions last year. Tim Moran, 26 of Bernardsville and Brian Moore, 26 of Belleville allegedly shoplifted from both stores on three consecutive days. The two allegedly stole from A&P twice, and Pathmark once. According to county records, Moran and Moore were also indicted for stealing from a Tinton Falls A&P on May 13 of last year.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Steven DiTomasso was arrested on May 20 after attempting to "cause bodily harm" to two Hazlet police officers, according to county records.
Correction: The headline of this article originally identified the indicted man as a Hazlet man. He is a Parlin resident. Steven DiTomasso, 51, of Parlin was indicted last week for allegedly resisting arrest in Hazlet and two counts of allegedly assaulting an officer. DiTomasso was arrested on May 20 after attempting to "cause bodily harm" to two Hazlet police officers, according to county records. DiTomasso is listed online as a New York Port Authority officer. The county indictment does not detail why DiTomasso encountered Hazlet Police on May 20. An indictment is not a finding of guilt or a conviction, and all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Victim's injuries said to be non life-threatening; Police and First Aid from four towns converge at scene at 3:31 a.m. on New Year's Eve morning.
Updated Dec. 31, 10 p.m. A man suffered a stab wound to the abdomen while at a large party in West Keansburg in the early hours of Dec. 31, said Hazlet Police Chief James Broderick. The victim was treated at the scene by Hazlet First Aid, and taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. The victim's injury was reportedly non life-threatening, said Chief Broderick. The police investigation into what happened continues Police received a 911 call at 3:31 a.m. Monday, reporting the stabbing. When patrols arrived at 56 2nd Street in the West Keansburg section of the township, they came upon a large party at the house, the chief said. Due to the size of the crowd, Middletown, Union Beach, and Keansburg Police were called in …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map of 2011 crime rates in New Jersey.
NJ Spotlight has created an interactive map using the recently released 2011 Uniform Crime Report that plots the total crime rate per 1,000 people for seven index crimes (four violent -- murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- and three non-violent -- burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft). As required by statute, all law enforcement agencies in the state submit monthly and annual summary crime reports to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, under the NJ State Police. Information about 2012 will be released in December 2013. Holmdel Township's total crime index remained flat, at 294. There were 33 burglaries reported in 2011, up from 27 in 2010. The crime rate per 1,000 citizens is 17.5 percent, based on an estimated 2010 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
There were three traffic accidents within two hours on Dec. 24, one of them fatal for a young man from Middletown.
Hazlet Township Police Chief James Broderick has released details about the three motor vehicle accidents that occurred on a one-mile stretch of Route 35 in Hazlet Township on Christmas Eve morning, which caused traffic delays and brief power outages in the area. Here is his report: Poole Ave. & Route 35, at 7:58 a.m. The first accident occurred at 7:58 a.m. at the intersection of Poole Avenue and Highway 35. It was a single car accident involving a 2003 Honda that was traveling north on Hwy 35 that struck the center median and then slid across the roadway where it struck a utility pole, breaking the pole into several sections. The driver, Taylor Delepine, 19, of Middletown was transported to Bayshore Community Hospital …
Friday, December 21, 2012
A Hazlet woman admitted to making up a story about a man breaking into her Poole Ave. house on Wednesday, police say.
A Hazlet Township woman who told police she had been the victim of an alarming home invasion and assault Wednesday night has admitted to making up the story, police say. Amanda Rembisz, 34, of Poole Avenue was charged Friday night with making a false report to law enforcement, according to Hazlet Police Chief James Broderick. She has been released pending a court hearing. On Wednesday, Hazlet Township Police officers responded to Rembisz's 911 call of a report of a home invasion with injuries at her residence on Poole Ave, around 8 p.m. When they arrived Rembisz told the officers that she had been down in her basement doing laundry, and that when she came upstairs she found a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt in her hallway holding …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A sharp-eyed citizen called in what appeared to be a break-in, in progress, and police responded quickly.
Around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Middletown Police received a 911 call from a citizen who reported seeing a man attempting to break into a house on Baldwin Avenue in North Middletown. Middletown Ptl. Richard Raike and Cpl. Thomas Meckier got to the neighborhood off Route 36, caught sight of the suspect and chased after him on foot. They collared the alleged burglar, 31-year old Julio Ponce of Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, in a backyard on Joycee Court, with the assistance of Midletown Cpl. Bernie Chenoweth and Hazlet Township Ptl. Kevin Geoghan, and his K-9 partner Diablo. Police say Ponce had stolen items in his possession. Ponce was charged with with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and attempted theft. He is being held at …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Police are warning merchants about a man suspected of shoplifting in local businesses.
Hazlet Police are warning area shop owners to be on the lookout for a man who has been suspected of shoplifting in two Airport Plaza businesses. The man was seen on videotape allegedly taking merchandise, and then later returning it for $100. In the other case, employees saw him acting suspiciously and chased him out of the store. The man, shown in the photo from surveillance video, is 400 lbs and 6'4". He has also been spotted by police in a similar case in northwest New Jersey. Police have not released his identity. Hazlet Police can be contacted at 732-264-6565. Nov. 20: Ryan Murrin, 21, of Atlantic Drive in Brick Township was arrested by Hazlet Police Officer Mike Tristao for DWI, driving with an open container of brandy in the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In June, Abraham Feliciano was arrested by Hazlet PD, and charged with trespassing and carrying burglary tools.
A Keansburg man who was found wandering into a Virginia Avenue backyard on June 18 with a backpack holding a pocketknife, crowbar, screwdriver and gloves was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on one count of attempted burglary today. The jury's decision formalizes charges against Abraham Feliciano, 31, of Church Street in Keansburg. Attempted burglary is a third degree crime. If convicted on the charge, Feliciano could face a 3-5 year jail term. Feliciano's arrest by Hazlet Police came after a spate of residential burglaries in the neighborhood, and in nearby sections, where homeowners reported jewelry and cash thefts from master bedrooms. In each case, the intruder broke through the house through a pried-open side or rear window…