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Neptune Woman Fatally Injured in Early Morning Crash on Route 35

October 22, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 59-year old woman walking along Route 35 in Neptune early this morning has died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sonia Naranjo of Neptune was pronounced dead from her injuries at 12:42 a.m. on October 21 — about 40 minutes after she was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in the southbound lane ...

Belmar Main Street Fire Ruled Accidental, Leaves Building Uninhabitable

BELMAR, NJ — A two-alarm fire at 1210 Main Street in Belmar yesterday has been ruled accidental, leaving the structure unsafe and its second-story apartments uninhabitable, according to borough officials.

Fire, building and health officials spent today surveying the fire, smoke and water damage left after a two-alarm blaze on October 17 ripped through the building, which housed Sportsnut ...

Belmar Police Promotes Special Officer Marron to Full Ranks

BELMAR, NJ — Kevin T. Marron is the latest Belmar special officer to be promoted to a full-time patrolman.

With family members, friends and fellow police officers in attendance, Marron was officially sworn in to his new post by Mayor Brian Magovern during the Belmar Council’s regular meeting on October 16.

A graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a degree in ...

Belmar Fire Officials Probe Main Street Fire that Closes Stores, Displaces Families

BELMAR, NJ — A fire at 1210 Main Street, which houses Sportsnut Cards and Collectibles and SuperSavers Markets II, was quickly put out yesterday afternoon by firefighters from Belmar and several nearby communities.

The call for a two-alarm fire came in at 4:20 p.m. on October 17 from a business owner at that location, according to authorities.

The building sustained severe fire, smoke ...

Belmar Firefighters Thank Pastor Grace for Being Their Chaplain Before Her Departure

BELMAR, NJ — For more than 20 years, Pastor Grace Scarle of Calvary Baptist Church has comforted the Belmar community at its most-difficult times, as well as celebrated countless milestones along the way.

So when Belmar’s own ray of sunshine announced she would be leaving for Florida, there was one group in town that wanted to make sure that she had a proper send-off.

Before the ...

Point Pleasant Beach Man ID'd as Victim in Brielle Crash

FREEHOLD, NJ — A 26-year-old Point Pleasant Beach man has been identified by investigators as the victim who died in a Brielle car crash on September 25 involving a Belmar physician.

Alejandro Garciamerino died at 12:56 a.m. shortly after being struck by a motor vehicle driven by James S. McCaughan, M.D., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

McCaughan, 57, ...

Howell Police Sergeant Snagged in Statewide Sting of Suspected Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ — A 47-year-old Howell police sergeant is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The sting was set-up at a residence in Toms River. The underage ...

Police: Two Men Drown in Hazlet Creek in Attempt to Rescue Distressed Swimmer

HAZLET, NJ — Two men drowned in a Hazlet creek after attempting to rescue a swimmer in distress yesterday afternoon, according to police.

The bodies of the victims, who have been identified as Mark Gorski, 56, of Hazlet and Zaidius Perry, 36, of Keansburg, were recovered from Thornes Creek by the Monmouth County Maritime Emergency Response Team (MERT) on September 16.

Another man, ...


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