Friday, May 17, 2013
Michelle D. Zahner led authorities on a chase from Holmdel to Wall Township--where she lost a front tire--then back to the Bayshore, Holmdel police said.
A February police chase which was foiled by a Wall traffic circle yielded formal charges for Michelle D. Zahner. Holmdel police attempted a traffic stop with Zahner, 32 of Keansburg, when she allegedly failed the stop and led police on a multi-jurisdiction chase. Patrolman Jonathan Martin pursued the vehicle down Laurel Avenue and into Keansburg. The car stopped twice but police said Zahner sped off when Martin stepped out of the vehicle. Zahner allegedly turned back down Laurel Avenue and fled onto the Garden State Parkway. Holmdel police said Zahner was observed throwing items out of the driver's side window during the parkway portion of the chase. Zahner exited the parkway at exit 100A, where she led police through several towns before …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Brandon Holt of Toms River died after being shot in the head in the McCormick Drive yard of the 4-year-old, according to Toms River police.
Family, friends and local officials continued to grieve Wednesday after a 6-year-old Toms River boy - shot in the head by a 4-year-old - died. "It's true, it's true," a source close to the family said Tuesday, a day after Brandon Holt was shot in the McCormick Drive yard of the 4-year-old. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the matter is under investigation, and any possible criminal action could be subject to an investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. Read the latest about the incident in Toms River Patch, which will have updates and breaking news regarding the case. Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, cited a possible conflict between the 4-year-old's family and Ocean County …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The key fob had been left in the vehicle, according to police.
Police are investigating the theft of a 2013 black Range Rover from a gated residence in Holmdel Wednesday. The Holmdel Police Department sent out an email alert to residents on Thursday stating that the vehicle had been taken between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. the night before. The key fob had been left in the vehicle, police said. “Residents are reminded not to leave their keys in vehicles, and to immediately report any suspicious persons or activity to the Holmdel Police Department,” the email alert stated.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Add your own reports to this interactive map of Monmouth County Areas.
Did you spot a pothole other people should know about? Construction in the area that hasn't been reported? Let your friends and neighbors know about it all. Use this Patch widget to report anything from graffiti to road kill and beyond. We've embedded the map here, and you can add more using the map tools. Check it out and see if someone else has spotted your least favorite pothole in town, or if there's a speed trap you never knew about. SeeClickFix is a way for neighbors to connect with neighbors. While some local, county and state governments use the widget as a way to warn neighbors of everything from pot holes to speed traps. Whether or not the road is local, county or state owned makes no difference on this map.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
A weekly look at the week's top crime stories from around Monmouth County
Lots of bad guys in this weeks’ roundup of Monmouth County crime. From white collar crime to a double homicide, animal abuse and even a little public nudity, law enforcement was busy this week in Patch towns all over Monmouth County. Birdsall's Former CEO, 6 Others Indicted in 'Pay-to-Play' Scandal The Attorney General has brought an indictment against seven current and former employees of Eatontown-based Birdsall Engineering, saying the firm subverted anti- Pay-to-Play laws with hidden political contributions to win public contracts. -- Long Branch Patch Spring Lake Heights Police Respond to Unregistered Solicitor, Find Deported Felon A Union County man was arrested after Spring Lake Heights Police found the 24-year-old soliciting …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Do you know what to do when the power goes out? How to reach JCP&L? Check out Patch's tips.
Wednesday, March 6
Oh great, the power just went out—now what? In this season of sudden thunderstorms and oppressive heat (which means serious air-conditioner use and strain on the electrical grid), the past few weeks have proven that the power could go out at any time. Make sure you, your loved ones and your property are protected with these tips: We suggest printing out this list so you can access it during an outage and programming JCP&L’s outage line into your cell phone.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
County arrest records indicate Sosnin allegedly illegally entered a Holmdel home with the intent to steal from and harm the owner.
Steven Sosnin, 26 of Marlboro was arrested in his hometown on Thursday after an alleged burglary and assault in Holmdel. County arrest records indicate Sosnin allegedly illegally entered a Holmdel home with the intent to steal from and harm the owner. Sosnin allegedly stole an iPhone, valued at $500 according to records. Prior to the incident, Sosnin allegedly called and texted the victim over 50 times per day. The record indicates this was an incident of domestic violence, a name of the victim will not be released. Sosnin is being held in Monmouth County Jail on $25,000 bail for charges of burglary, alarming conduct, theft by unlawfully taking and simple assault. The Marlboro Police Department assisted in the arrest for Holmdel Township.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Marc Wildman, 21, was indicted after allegedly eluding police in October.
Marc Wildman, 21 of Morganville was indicted on Wednesday after allegedly eluding Holmdel police in October before crashing into a utility pole. According to Holmdel Police Lt. Michael Smith, Ptl. Jonathan Martin tried to stop Wildman driving 76 mph in a 50 mph zone of Highway 34, at Deer Path, around 10:09 p.m Monday night. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver in the 2007 Honda accelerated and made a right turn onto Schanck Road and continued until it struck a pole at the intersection with Pleasant Valley Road in Marlboro. "He thought his license was suspended," said Lt. Smith, when asked what motivated the driver to flee. Wildman was indicted on charges of eluding police in the second degree.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The decision to put armed guards in schools is coming out of the Board of Education general fund.
The Marlboro Board of Education told Patch on Wednesday that the decision to temporarily place officers in every school will cost the district an estimated $100,000 for 90 days. Sharon Witchel, Director of Special Projects, Grants, and School/Community Relations said the money will come out of the district's general fund. "During the 90-day period, the district will review current safety and security practices and determine future improvements, which will include fiscal considerations," Witchel said. The decision to have armed guards in every school came to fruition in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14. While the township has digital security measures in place, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A Manalapan horse farm flooded on Thursday placing the animals in freezing flood waters.
The Monmouth County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement were called out to a Dey Grove Road farm in Manalapan Township on Thursday, Dec. 27 for a report of 5 horses being trapped in a flooded stable. The owner of the horse farm, Camejo Rodriguez, lives in Clifton, NJ and had hired workers to take care of the farm. Rodriguez faces 8 criminal charges of animal cruelty and neglect which could cost him up to $8,000 in fines, the Asbury Park Press reported. Rodriguez’s initial appearance in front of Judge James M. Newman of Manalapan Township is scheduled for Jan. 14. This is not the first time that Rodriguez’s farm has flooded and his horses have been in danger, Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Chief Humane Law …