Police & Fire

May 23, 2020

BELMAR, NJ — L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) kicked off the first-ever New Jersey Social Distance Walk this week on the Belmar boardwalk — a fundraising effort to help keep local drug prevention programs in communities and schools. Standing six feet apart from each other, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Two Asbury Park brothers have been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault of at least three juveniles, among multiple related offenses, after allegedly offering them a ride on April 22, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Wilson Cesaire, 21, and Wilfrid ...

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As we all deal with COVID-19 , we are spending more time at home with our families.  We should stay focused on all the precautions out there to prevent the spread of the virus, but also take time to review common fire safety procedures with your family.  Don't be "April fooled" into thinking fire ...

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BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — In order to protect all first-responders during the current coronavirus outbreak, the Belmar-Lake Como Office of Emergency Management is alerting the community-at-large to follow these procedures when calling 911. Inform the dispatcher if you are experiencing fever, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A physical therapist with offices in Manasquan and Brielle is accused of engaging in illegal sexual contact with two former employees, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 35, of Neptune Township has been charged with fourth-degree sexual ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Police Department reports that a “pop-up car meet” may take place this evening, March 9, in the area of Eighth and Ocean Avenues. “Measures are being taken by the department to make sure all residents and visitors have a safe and enjoyable evening,” the department said in a ...

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BELMAR, NJ —Three people have been accused of kidnapping a man in Belmar on March 2 and driving him to three banks to withdraw money before they were caught in the act by police at the third bank, located about 60 miles away, according to authorities. The victim, a Union County resident, was ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two women have been charged in connection with a fight at the Belmar Train Station on Sunday evening that left a 27-year-old woman with a severe laceration to her face, according to Belmar police. Jamie Hoke, 22, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, and Samantha Castro, 25, ...

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Lake Como resident Nick DeMauro heads L.E.A.D., the fastest-growing drug and violation prevention program in country ATLANTIC CITY NJ — U.S. drug czar James Carroll will be the keynote speaker during this week’s fifth annual conference of Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) — the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A standing-room-only audience yesterday witnessed the swearing-in of Tina Scott as Belmar’s first female police chief — and the only woman to currently lead a municipal police department in Monmouth County. With son Nathan by her side, Scott took the oath of office from Mayor Mark ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A car chase involving the New Jersey State Police came through Belmar’s northern end at about 2 a.m. today, according to borough residents. Although the state police have not yet released a statement on the incident, residents on social media reported the pursuit involved up to 12 ...

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Only Woman to Lead Police Force in Monmouth County, Among 13 Female Top Cops in New Jersey BELMAR, NJ — Belmar will make history on February 9 when Police Capt. Tina Scott becomes the borough’s first female police chief in a special ceremony that is expected to gain widespread ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A former office administrator of a Wall-based pain management center is accused of stealing nearly $156,000 from his employer to pay for a personal vehicle, his sons’ rent and bills for a property he owns in Vermont. William Donald, 61, of Oceanport was arrested and charged with ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Hundreds of vehicles converged on the Belmar beachfront last night in what is being described as a “pop-up car meet” that was organized through social media, according to the Belmar Police Department. At about 8 p.m. on January 11, vehicles began arriving to the borough and within ...

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Investigators Looking for Assistance from Public to Locate More Victims FREEHOLD, NJ — A 40-year-old Wall Township man has been arrested for asking who he thought was a 14-year-old boy for nude photos — but instead was an undercover police officer — through an online dating website, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Thirteen Monmouth County residents have been indicted for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that distributed cocaine and crack cocaine in and around the county, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office. Charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to ...

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BELMAR, NJ —A New Year’s Day tradition continued this morning as three veteran firefighters officially assumed their leadership positions at the Belmar Fire Department. Moving up the chain of command and taking the oath of office from Mayor Mark Walsifer on January 1 were: ■  Joseph ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Individuals age 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or criminal justice are invited to join the Belmar Police Explorer Post 91.  The volunteer program provides participants with the opportunity to experience the daily operations and internal functions of a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A Neptune City man has been charged with stealing more than $21,000 while serving as an officer with the Asbury Park post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, according to the Monmouth County’s Prosecutor’s Office. Joseph Nista, a Korean War veteran, was serving as quartermaster for ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman is retiring after spending his entire 27-year law enforcement career on the borough's police force. With nearly 50 police department members in attendance, Huisman made his announcement at the Belmar Council's regular meeting on December 17, ...

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FREEHOLD NJ — A Belmar man faces multiple charges in connection with a Belmar hit-and-run accident in the early-morning hours of June 1 that left two pedestrians injured, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Michael J. Spivak, 30, was arrested on December 5 by the Belmar Police ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A 35-year-old Belmar man was arrested Sunday morning after he led police on a car chase that began near Ocean Avenue in Belmar and crossed into several neighboring towns before it ended back in Belmar on Main Street near 11th Avenue. Jeobany Cruz has been charged with eluding ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A 47-year-old Belmar man has been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries at four Joe’s Bagel & Grill locations, including Belmar, where he had recently been employed, according to police. Daniel Ferrara Jr. was nabbed in Asbury Park at 4:49 a.m. on November 12 — two ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A Lakewood man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a Howell roadway last Friday morning, according to the Monmouth County’s Prosecutor’s Office. Juan Carlos Rivera Rojas, 29, of Linden Avenue, who also is known as ...

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FARMINGDALE, NJ — The knife-wielding man shot by police at 59 Walnut Street in Farmingdale on October 18 has been identified as Charles Tsakiris, who lived at the home. The shooting occurred at approximately 11:43 p.m. at the Walnut Street residence, according to a preliminary investigation by ...

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Law Enforcement Officials Rule Out Any Connection in Both Deaths HOWELL/FARMINGDALE — Investigations continue into the unrelated deaths of two men that occurred on Friday, October 18 — the first in Howell and another several miles away in Farmingdale about 15 hours later, according to ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It took Belmar Elementary School’s prekindergarten class only a matter of minutes to walk over to the Volunteer Hook & Ladder Fire Co. But for the firefighters who welcomed the group, they hope the fire safety lesson the students received will last a lifetime. For more than a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a 65-year-old woman who went missing after her Ocean Township home was destroyed by fire on September 12. The whereabouts of Jacquelin "Jackie" Terrulli remains a mystery, despite the efforts of the investigative ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Police Explorers Program is making a comeback. Open to youths ranging in age from 11 to 20, the program will provide participants with the opportunity to explore careers in law enforcement and public safety. It kicked off with an informational session on September 21 at the ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — An off-duty NJ Transit police officer, whose gun accidently discharged during a porch fight in Belmar last night, has been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and violating a borough ordinance, according to authorities. Kevin O’Brien of Asbury Park was arrested by ...

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