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Belmar Police Officer in Kayak Assists in Rescue of Man from Shark River Inlet

January 16, 2018

AVON-BY-THE-SEA, NJ — Belmar Patrolman Lawrence Kelly played a major role in the rescue of a 59-year-old man this morning, January 16, from the Shark River Inlet, according to police.

Belmar Police and Belmar Water Rescue Team were among local responders answering an emergency call at 8:55 a.m. of a man in the frigid waters near the Main Street bridge, said Belmar Detective Capt. Thomas ...

Search of Shark River at Belmar Marina Continues for Missing Lake Como Man

BELMAR, NJ — The search continues for a 56-year-old Lake Como man who was reported missing by family members on January 14 after his vehicle was found at the Belmar Marina, according to Belmar police.

For the past two days, borough and state police, as well as local and county first responders, have been conducting an intensive search of the Shark River for Mark Ritter — after a ...

Belmar Fire Safety Tip of the Week: Planning is Key to Keeping Home 'Fire Safe'

BELMAR, NJ — Do you know that if there is a fire in your home, you may have less than three minutes to get out?

That's why it is important for homeowners and renters to take action to ensure they are well protected from potential fire. As part of Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty's monthlong campaign to raise awareness among residents on the very real dangers of winter fires, the ...

Belmar Mayor Launches Campaign on Winter Fire Safety

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty has launched a monthlong public service announcement campaign to raise awareness among Belmar residents on the very real dangers of winter fires. 

Every week during January, Belmar will release fire safety tips to encourage residents to stay warm safely. The following winter fire facts were researched and published by the Federal Emergency ...

Belmar Fire Department Rings In New Year with Swearing In of New Officers

BELMAR, NJ —Three veteran firefighters were sworn in this morning as officers of the Belmar Fire Department.

During the traditional New Year’s Day event, Stephen Hines assumed the role of chief, as Brad Child became first assistant chief and Steve Hudson second assistant chief — each hailing from one of the borough’s three fire stations.

Union Fire Company’s ...

New Year's Eve Asbury Park Stabbing Victim Identified

FREEHOLD, NJ — Raymundo Merino-Ruiz, 27, of Sewell Avenue in Asbury Park, is identified as the victim of the New Year’s Eve stabbing homicide in the city, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Law enforcement officers continue to seek the public’s help to obtain more information surrounding the New Year’s Eve stabbing death of Merino-Ruiz, who ...

Belmar Firefighters Still at Scene Several Hours After Fire Erupts at Former Hollycroft Inn in Lake Como

LAKE COMO, NJ — Firefighters were still at the scene nearly three hours after a house fire broke out at 2 Ripley Lane, which was once a popular bed-and-breakfast inn.

Belmar's three fire companies, assisted by others from surrounding communities, battled not only the blaze at the former Hollycroft Inn, but the bitterly cold temperatures and whipping winds after a call came in at ...

Authorities: Two Separate Incidents in Monmouth County Claim Five Lives Shortly Before Midnight

FREEHOLD, NJ — Law enforcement officials are seeking information about the shooting deaths of four people in Long Branch and the stabbing death of another person in Asbury Park — incidents that both occurred shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, according to authorities.

In the Long Branch case, a 16-year-old boy was taken into police custody after the suspect’s ...

Neptune Woman Arrested in Case of Dog Stolen from Monmouth SPCA on Christmas Eve

EATONTOWN, NJ — A 63-year-old Neptune resident has been arrested in the case of the Pomeranian dog stolen from the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Christmas Eve.

Susan Bajew, who was a customer at the shelter that day and a former volunteer, confessed to taking the dog because she had no money to buy the 9-year-old dog, according to the Eatontown ...

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