Thursday, January 17, 2013
Woman transported by medevac to Jersey Shore U. Medical Center. Investigation proceeding "very actively," says police chief.
Update, 11 p.m.: Middletown Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing --- A woman suffered significant blood loss after she was allegedly stabbed more than a dozen times in the back and other parts of her body by a man at Bed Bath & Beyond around 4 p.m. today. The woman's identity was not released, but she was said to be in her 30s and shopping inside the store with her small child when she was attacked. Middletown Township First Aid and MONOC medics transported the woman to Thorne Middle School, where she was taken by Northstar medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to Assistant Middletown First Aid spokesperson Beth Edwards. It was reported that the patient was conscious and alert. Port …
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 …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police said the men had GPS units, latex gloves and bandanas between them.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two Hazlet men have been charged with car burglary in Middletown. Christopher J. Copp, 26, of Adam Place and Timothy Domenick, 25, of Ridge Drive were arrested at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20. Their arrests followed an investigation by Middletown Police. Copp is facing three charges: entering a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox; being in possession of three different kinds of GPS units, as well a a gold necklace; and possession of burglary tools, specifically a knife, two flashlights, a pair of latex gloves and two bandanas. Domenick is facing three charged of conspiring to help another commit burglary; possession of the GPS units and necklace; and possession of burglary tools, specifically two pairs of black latex gloves. Both men were sent to the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
A large police and fire response turned out this morning at Laurel Avenue, at Satinwood Dr.
A gas main break at Laurel Avenue and Satinwood Dr. on Monday morning necessitated broad road closures in the area and a large response from area police and fire departments. The break of an unmarked 2 1/2 main was hit by the JF Kiely construction crew working on the ongoing New Jersey Natural Gas pipe replacement/installation project, was reported at 9:58 a.m, said Lt. Michael Smith of the Holmdel Police Dept. Police responded within three minutes, he said. Some residents living in Laurel Greene, a Middletown development, were asked to evacuate their homes. The incident occurred near the Beau Ridge Development, on the Holmdel side of Laurel Avenue, but those residents were not evacuated. There odor associated with natural gas was in the…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Lynn Moretti 40, died in a fire at her home in North Middletown on Tuesday.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office has released the name of the woman whose body was found in a charred house following a fire on Tuesday, and announced the case is being investigated as a homicide. According to Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Marc LeMieux, the woman who was found dead in the charred bungalow at 160 Jersey Avenue was Lynn Moretti, 40, of Middletown. He declined to provide further details in the case, saying his office is still working on its final report. "The case is being investigated as a homicide," LeMieux said Thursday afternoon. On Friday, he said the fire is being investigated as "suspicious." The fire was reported to police on Tuesday at 1:30 a.m. The small street was filled with ambulances and fire …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Trained police units scrambled to the scene, but eventually discovered the suspicious object was never active, said police.
Beachfront roads in a section of northern Middletown were closed and a few homes evacuated while police units from Middletown Township and a specialized squad from Naval Weapons Station Earle urgently investigated a report of unexploded ordnance on the beach Friday morning. But by noon, Middletown Township Police Det. Lt. Stephen Dollinger was able to report that there was nothing for residents to worry about. Dollinger said that the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from NWS Earle determined that the ordnance that was retrieved from Ideal Beach in Northern Middletown was not real and may have been used for training at one time. "The ordnance was never active," Dollinger said in a statement. NWS Earle base spokesman Michael Brady said the…
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The following information was obtained directly from Middletown Township Police Department and county records. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Hazlet man has been arrested and charged with committing aggravated sexual assault on a woman in Middletown. Middletown Police Detective Kelly Godley arrested James C. Bryer, of 15 Limerick Place, Hazlet, on Tuesday. Bryer was charged with aggravated sexual assault based on an incident that allegedly occurred on or about Feb. 25 during which Bryer allegedly witnessed the victim consume a large dose of Xanax, “rendering her incapacitated,” the complaint warrant said. He then allegedly committed the aggravated sexual assault on her, which constitutes penetration, knowing her physically and mentally incapacitated state, the complaint added. The aggravated sexual assault charge is a first-degree offense. Bryer was held on $100,000 bail, with…