Sunday, March 17, 2013
One brother was arrested Friday at his Longbrook apartment in Matawan after the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force found just under half an ounce of cocaine and more than $3,200 in cash.
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Sunday, March 17
A pair of brothers, one a state record-holding former football player at Keyport High School, are facing various drug charges following a two-month investigation by the Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office into their alleged sale of cocaine and heroin from the Bayshore region down to Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Brothers Anthony Cattouse Jr., 32, and Kenneth “The Moose” Cattouse, 27, are charged with numerous drug-related charges after undercover investigators purchased cocaine and heroin from the pair as part of the two-month probe leading to the seizure of over $4,700 in cash, 37 bricks of heroin, cocaine, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Several traditionally loud, fun outdoor celebrations are coming to downtowns nearby.
St. Patrick's Day 2013 is approaching and several towns are putting on parades with bagpipers, drums, floats and clowns. Wear something green and bring the camera! Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. Seven pipe and drum bands, step dancers, floats and hundreds of participants. Grand Marshal Tim McLoone, a restaurant owner, musician and philanthropist. Begins at Victory Park on River Road marching to East River Road and turning right onto Carton Street, ending at the Forrestdale School. Matawan's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m. Party starts at 6:05 p.m. Starts and pretty much ends at 176 Jackson Street, Matawan. Sponsored by Washington Engine, featuring corned beef, cabbage…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Waseem Chaudhary and his company were found guilty of "repeated and willful" violations of labor laws affecting 417 employees who work at his gas stations - including one in Keyport.
A New Jersey gasoline station mogul who owns 72 stations across the state agreed to pay $2 million in unpaid overtime to his employees. Waseem Chaudhary, the proprieter of Madison-based Daniyal Enterprises LLC, also agreed to pay another $1 million in "liquidated damages" - added compensation paid directly to the 417 affected employees - as part of a consent judgment. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DLWHD) found Chaudhary and his firm engaged in violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and charged him a $91,000 penalty for what they said was the "repeat[ed] and willful nature of the violations." Wage and Hour Division investigators found that Chaudhary's employees often worked up to 84 hours per week, but did not …
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 …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Keyport resident is also charged with trying to disarm one of the officers.
A Keyport woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting Oceanport Police officers, according to court documents. Katrina D. Veney, 23, 244 Orchard St., Keyport, faces two counts of aggravated assault following a Jan. 15 incident in Oceanport in which she allegedly injured two officers who were trying to place her under arrest. Ptl. Jake Pascucci and Sgt. Raymond Ciani were taken to Monmouth Medical Center and treated for injuries. Veney allegedly tried to resist arrest for outstanding warrants by refusing to roll down vehicle windows and unlock its doors. She is charged with attempting to disarm an officer after police say she tried to remove Pascucci's firearm "numerous times." She was also charged with throwing bodily fluid …
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 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sandy washed away the Steamboat Museum, where numerous historical artifacts were stored.
Nearly three weeks after Sandy's storm surge destroyed the waterfront in Keyport, the Historical Society is still working to locate artifacts lost when the Steamboat Museum was washed away. The 40-year-old museum had been braced for flooding, with items stored above the waterline from Irene and certain artifacts moved to society members' homes before the storm. Nothing, however, could have prepared them for the havoc Sandy wreaked on the Bayshore. The morning after the storm, the community emerged to find their local businesses washed away, homes destroyed and their Steamboat Museum demolished. Only a small portion of the building's one-story frame was left standing; the rest of the building had crumbled in on itself. Bits of the borough'…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy barreled through the bayshore, leaving a path of destruction in her wake.
Share your photos and videos by clicking the 'Upload Photos and Videos' button. Wide eyes took in the scene on West Front Street in Keyport Tuesday morning, as bayshore residents crunched over the carnage of their beloved local businesses and marinas. The windows of Ye Cottage Inn were blown out and the building was left barely standing. Keyport Fishery still stood, but only as a flooded shell. Bob's Hot Dogs was crumpled to the ground, and the boats in Pedersen's Marina were toppled over. A little closer to the normally calm Keyport Harbor is a pile of shingles, wood, and historic artifacts where the Keyport Historical Society's Steamboat Museum once stood. The public art project installed last summer, which consisted of large mosaics, …