Friday, January 11, 2013
Fines, increased inspections required for big box retailer
Kmart will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement new product inspection measures as part of a settlement with the state Division of Consumer Affairs, officials announced Friday. The big box store had been found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, the state agency said in a prepared statement. During inspections, inspectors found 257 packages of infant formula, as well as non-prescription medications, that were between 9 months to 29 months past the expiration date, but still available for purchase on the shelves at 19 stores in 13 counties. One of the 19 locations named in the settlement is the …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Two residential burglaries are reported to police. One on Poole Ave, and the other on Seventh Street.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, October 15, 2012
The following information was released by Hazlet Police on Oct. 11. An arrest is not a conviction. Sept. 22: Jonathan English, 54, of Highland Avenue in Hazlet was charged with attempting to steal a fleece jumpsuit and shampoo valued at $86.08 from K Mart. He allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying. He was charged with shoplifting and released pending a court date. Sept. 24: John Baccarella, 49 of Bayonne was charged with shoplifting at Home Depot. He allegedly took two different drills, valued at $600, and walked out the door. He was released pending a court date. Sept. 27: Travis Sickles, 39, of Union Beach was charged for shoplifting when he allegedly attempted to return extension cords and a power car charger valued …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Miraculously, nobody was hurt outside or inside the store Tuesday.
A car careened backwards into the front of the Hazlet K-Mart Tuesday morning -- and incredibly nobody got hurt. Marie Barrese, 84, of Hazlet was backing her 2005 Buick LeSabre out of a parking space close to the store. "At the point she was ready to proceed forward, she stepped on the gas instead of the brake," said Hazlet Police Lt. Stephen Schmidt. The car reversed backwards onto the low sidewalk, pushing a bottled water display into the two plate glass windows, which nearly impacted a children's coin-operated taxi car ride. The crash caused minor structural damage to the store. K-Mart was closed for about a half hour while a building inspector checked the structure. The Hazlet First Aid responded but Barrese declined medical …