Police & Fire

February 21, 2019

FREEHOLD, NJ — The killing of two young cats found on a trash can in Asbury Park earlier this week is under investigation by law enforcement officials. The public is being asked to help identify the individual responsible for the “cruel killing” of the black- and white-colored cats, whose bodies ...

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LAKE COMO/BELMAR, NJ — Enter any establishment selling alcoholic beverages in Lake Como or Belmar this summer and you may be standing next to an undercover police officer. That’s the warning state and local law enforcement officials are giving individuals under age 21 — and the impetus behind New ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A 32-year-old Belmar man has been charged with 18 narcotic-related offenses after a raid by Belmar police resulted in the seizure of a multitude of drugs and a large sum of cash, police said. Zachary Long, whose 12th Avenue address was not disclosed, was arrested at the scene on ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A 69-year-old man was fatally injured early Saturday morning after being struck by a motor vehicle on Route 18 in Neptune Township, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Rodney Parks of Asbury Park was walking along the highway near mile marker 8.4 at ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A raccoon that attacked a woman on Eighth Avenue and a dog in the past day has been captured. The Belmar Police Department was assisted by Monmouth County SPCA in capturing the animal today, January 17, according to the department in a Facebook post. It is reported that the raccoon ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar Police Department is investigating a reported break-in that occurred on January 9 at a residence in the 300 block of 18th Avenue in Lake Como. While police did not release information on the incident because of the active investigation, a friend of the family who lives in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Fire Department stepped into the new year with an event steeped in tradition — the swearing-in of its new officers. During the traditional New Year’s Day ceremony, three veteran firefighters took the oath of office from Mayor-Elect Mark Walsifer: -- Brad Child of Goodwill ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A 21-year-old Neptune woman has been charged with careless driving and unsafe lane change after her pick-up truck hit a utility pole on Route 35 on Christmas morning and continued across several properties before coming to a stop after hitting the front porches of two homes. Marissa ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A 66-year-old Manalapan man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, following a two-car collision at Main Street and Fifth Avenue in Belmar on December 30. Joseph Lyons was the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta that collided into the rear of a Mercedes 320 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Two juveniles were brought down from the roof of the Belmar Plaza building on December 29 by firefighters from Belmar's Volunteer Hook and Ladder Co. At about 5:15 p.m., the company's ladder truck was dispatched to the scene, where they set up on the west side of the building near ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It may have been early Christmas morning, but it certainly wasn’t Santa and his reindeer that caused a commotion on several front lawns along Route 35 in Belmar. A pick-up truck traveling north on Route 35 (River Road) near 16th Avenue hit a utility pole between 1715 and 1713 River ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — The report of smoke at Paul’s Tavern at 1705 Main Street brought out a contingent of Belmar first-responders on December 22, forcing a brief closure of Main Street in front of the Lake Como establishment. Upon its arrival at about 8:45 a.m., the Belmar Fire Department found a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — An 82-year old Asbury Park man has been charged with murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident on Friday evening in that city, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Johnny Westbrook was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of ...

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WALL, NJ — Two residents from Long Island are facing a multitude of drug and weapons charges, following their December 6 arrests during a motor vehicle stop in Wall that led police to raid their Route 35 motel room, according to police. At about 5 p.m., Anthony Miccio, 30, of Islip, N.Y., and ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Paul Caneiro pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of murder in the deaths of his brother, Keith, and his entire family, and then setting fire to both his brother's home and his own to cover up the crimes. Caneiro's attorney, Robert Honecker Jr., entered the pleas for Caneiro, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Paul Caneiro pleaded not guilty today to charges of murder in the deaths of his brother, Keith, and his entire family, and then setting fire to both his brother's home and his own to cover up the crimes. Caneiro's attorney, Robert Honecker Jr., entered the pleas for Caneiro, 51, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A press conference by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is scheduled for this morning, November 29, as reports are being confirmed that Paul Caneiro has been charged with four counts of murder in the deaths of his brother Keith Caneiro, wife Jennifer, and their two children, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Following an intense manhunt, Marc Zayas, 18, of Long Branch has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with a Long Branch shooting on November 15, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Zayas is also faces charges of possession of a weapon ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth County officials have tentatively identified the victims in the Colts Neck mansion blaze as owners Keith and Jennifer Caneiro, and their two children. While the badly burned bodies of Jennifer, 45, Jesse, 11, and Sophia, 8, were found inside the home, Monmouth County ...

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HOWELL, NJ — The quick action of a Howell motorist yesterday morning to avoid serious injury after a deer crashed through her front windshield underscores the importance of staying alert while driving during the animal’s fall mating season. Melissa Misthal, 36, of Howell was driving a 2004 ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A 30-year old man on a bicycle at the Asbury Circle was seriously injured when he was struck by a motor vehicle on Friday evening, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. The unidentified victim was riding a bicycle on the Route 35 circle in Ocean Township at about ...

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FREEHOLD BOROUGH, NJ — When a Neptune Township woman placed her purse on the X-ray machine in the Monmouth County Courthouse yesterday morning, what sheriff’s officers discovered was no Halloween treat. A high-capacity gun magazine, loaded with ammunition was detected and confiscated from Noelle ...

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FREEHOLD BOROUGH, NJ — When a Neptune Township woman placed her purse on the X-ray machine in the Monmouth County Courthouse this morning, what sheriff’s officers discovered was no Halloween treat. A high-capacity gun magazine, loaded with ammunition was detected and confiscated from Noelle ...

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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 — ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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