Friday, January 25, 2013
Keyport detectives arrested the man in July 2012 following an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
A New Jersey grand jury voted to indict a Keyport man on charges he sexual assaulted a minor, according to court documents. Investigators say Pedro Rivera, 33, of Keyport, sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in early July 2012 while she was under his care. Rivera was arrested that same month by Keyport detectives Shannon Hyman and Joe Rendina, as the result of an investigation conducted alongside Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Det. Michael Camponella, Chief George Casaletto. Rivera was indicted on a total of four charges, including first degree aggravated sexual assualt, second degree sexual assault and two counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a child. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that the jury …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, firefighters from several Bayshore communities worked to bring the flames under control.
A fire blazed through two attached homes on Broad Street in Keyport in the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Butch Casaletto. The police dispatcher received a report of a fire just before 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 and responding officers Sgt. Steven Dixon, Ptl. Robert McCartin and Ptl. Gregory Johnson found that the fire had spread from 138 Broad Street to the adjoining home at 140 Broad Street. The Keyport Borough Fire Department responded to the scene and began battling the blaze, requesting assistance from the Matawan Borough Fire Department, Aberdeen Township Fire Department, Hazlet Township Fire Company #1, North Centerville Fire Company, and Union Beach Fire Department. The Keyport First Aid Squad also responded …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It is estimated that about eight tankers of aviation fuel were mistakenly deliver to six gas stations across four New Jersey counties.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Approximately eight tankers of aviation fuel were mistakenly delivered to six gas stations last week in four New Jersey counties, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. This fuel was sold to motorists last week before the stations were shut down. The aviation fuel, which is rated at 104.7 octane compared to 93 octane for super unleaded gasoline, was delivered to and then dispensed as super unleaded by the following stations from Wednesday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 7: All six stations are owned by Freehold-based Pasmel Property. Officials with the State Division of Consumer Affairs and its Office of Weights and Measures today met with Pasmel representatives to gather information about this situation, according to the Office…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The station received the wrong delivery, police say.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Update: Keyport was one of six gas stations to receive jet fuel, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 Delta Gas Station on Route 36 in Keyport was shut down Friday after the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office reported to local police that jet fuel was mistakenly delivered to that station and a station in Manasquan, according to a press release from Keyport Police Chief Butch Casaletto. The jet fuel caused several vehicles to stall out due to the fuel mixture, Casaletto explained. It's unknown at this time if the jet fuel was added to the hightest or to the regular fuel tank. Monmouth County Hazmat and the Keyport Fire Department were contacted and advised police that there was no fire danger in …
Monday, October 29, 2012
All businesses must close as of 2:30 p.m. per Keyport PD.
All businesses in Keyport are being ordered to shut down by 2:30 p.m. on Monday as Hurricane Sandy brings heavy wind and rain to the Bayshore. This includes shops in the downtown area, as well as larger stores along Route 36 and Route 35 such as Stop & Shop. A driving ban began at 9 a.m. in the borough. All non-emergency personnel are to stay off the roads unless they are evacuating. Keyport Police are dealing with multiple wires down on West Front Street in downtown Keyport.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police found several rifles in a Tree Haven I apartment on Ravine Drive Sunday night after a resident barricaded inside surrendered to police without incident.
Several rifles and a handgun were recovered from an apartment on Ravine Drive in Matawan Sunday night after a man barricaded inside of his Tree Haven I home surrendered to police, according to Lt. Ben Smith. At about 6:15 p.m., the Matawan Borough Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at the Tree Haven I apartment complex. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that a resident of the complex, later identified as James Weirzbicky, was in possession of a gun and had locked himself inside of his apartment, Smith said. Weirzbicky's wife and a child had already exited the apartment when police arrived and there were no hostages in the apartment, Smith said. Police evacuated the area and closed Ravine Drive from the intersection …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Families and friends of nine New Jersey officers killed in action in 2010 and 2011 were honoroed
The Keyport PBA Local #223 hosted a Blue Mass at St. Joseph's Church on Thursday in honor of the nine New Jersey officers killed in the line of duty in 2010 and 2011. "It's a great honor to host this, in honor of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to honor the families of those officers," said Keyport Ptl. Joseph Ruth, who helped plan the service along with Keyport Ptl. Matthew Salvatore and retired Jersey City Police Officer Tom Scheider. As family, friends and fellow officers sat in the church pews, New Jersey State PBA President Anthony Wieners read the names of the nine New Jersey officers killed in the line of duty in 2010 and 2011 aloud: Cpl. Christopher Milito, of the Delaware River Port Authority; P.S. Kevin …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Resident arrested for gun possession and aggravated sexual assault in connection to an April 3 incident in Keyport.
Updated: The story has been updated with more information released from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office on April 17. Keyport police arrested Martin Lopez, 31, of Main Street, Keport at Tuesday and charged him with robbery, possession of a weapon, and aggravated sexual assault of a minor, among other charges. The arrest came as a result of a search warrant on April 17 carried by out Keyport police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Forensics unit. According to Keyport Police Chief George Casaletto, on April 3 around 9 p.m., Lopez pointed a gun at a 14-year old male outside his Main Street residence and robbed him of $70. Then, according to the criminal complaint released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, he held him in…