Police & Fire

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 — ...

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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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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 ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ — A nine-hour standoff with a man who barricaded himself in his Middletown home on June 27 ended through successful negotiations with law enforcement and without injury, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. James P. Guiney, 39, of Kimberly Court is being held on ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — An 18th Avenue resident woke up early on Sunday, June 10 to quite a mess, and it wasn’t the empty bottles, cans and other debris that litter the front lawns of Lake Como homes on a typical weekend during the summer. The homeowner not only found an unknown man sleeping inside his ...

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SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, NJ — Belmar Fire Department was among 11 fire companies and other first responders called upon to assist in battling a structure fire on June 11 at Fairway Mews in Spring Lake Heights. In a request for mutual aid by the Spring Lake Heights Fire Department at about 4:30 p.m., ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar police are looking for information on a hit-and-run accident this past Memorial Day weekend that has left a bicyclist with multiple injuries. On Saturday, May 26 at about 6 p.m., a bicyclist traveling north on Main Street near the Seventh Avenue intersection was struck by a ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A Brick man has been arrested in connection with discarding the body of a woman found wrapped in a tarp in the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive in Wall Township last month. Edward Ramirez, 51, has been charged with disturbing human remains in the death of Jamie Leis, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — For the second time in less than a week, Monmouth County and Asbury Park detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the city, this time leaving a male victim critically injured. At about 1:11 a.m. on Sunday June 3, the Asbury Park Police Department responded to the ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Detectives are asking for the public’s help in learning more about a shooting on Main Street in Asbury Park yesterday afternoon, leaving one person with minor injuries, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. At about 4:06 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, Asbury Park police ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Three special officers of the Belmar Police Department recently graduated from the Monmouth County Police Academy. Joseph DeFeo, Jeremy Jeffries and Tyler Redy were among 57 graduates of the 45th Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers. The course is a ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Power at the Boathouse Bar and Grill on Main Street and nearby homes has been restored — nearly 34 hours after a roll-off container truck knocked down a utility pole on 15th Avenue on Memorial Day. The circumstances surrounding the May 28 incident involving the truck, owned by Lynx ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Kader Mustafa, charged in the fatal shooting of Sciasia Calhoun in Freehold Township, will remain behind bars until his trial. He was denied bail by Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon on May 25. The 36-year-old Hightstown resident was charged on May 5 with first-degree murder, ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Authorities have identified the female victim whose body was discovered wrapped in a tarp alongside a road in Wall yesterday, May 17. Jami Leis, 35, was found deceased in the area of Brighton Avenue and Rockefeller Drive, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. There ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting Thursday night in Freehold Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Kader Mustafa, 36, is charged with murder, attempted murder, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession ...

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FREEHOLD — A local man was captured in Belmar on Monday, April 30 several hours after he allegedly robbed a Spring Lake Heights bank and another in Point Pleasant Borough the previous day, according to authorities. David Mitchell, 31, was apprehended in Belmar by Neptune City Police Officer Mark ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking information on a fatal shooting and motor vehicle accident that occurred early this morning on Route 18 in Colts Neck. After being closed for mor than eight hours between Routes 537 and 34, Route 18 was reopened in both directions ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Monmouth and Ocean were the only counties in the state last year to experience decreases in the use of Narcan in drug overdose cases, according to a New Jersey State Police study. Monmouth and Ocean Counties saw a 6 percent decrease in naloxone deployment from 2016 to 2017, after ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Authorities are investigating a motor vehicle accident on Route 18, Neptune, that occurred on the afternoon of April 19, claiming the life of a Spring Lake Heights man. Malcolm Ryder, 86, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, where he was pronounced ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A fire in the front wall of a home at 110 Ninth Avenue was quickly put out by Belmar police and firefighters yesterday morning, according to eyewitness accounts. At about 9 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the home, where police first arrived and were able to use a fire ...

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Updated on May 18, 2018. FREEHOLD, NJ — An Asbury Park man has been denied bail and will remain in jail until his trial in connection with the death of a 57-year-old male at the city’s senior citizens complex. Knowledge B. Allah, 54, of Asbury Park, has been charged with the first-degree ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — A two-block area of Main Street was closed briefly yesterday afternoon after a tractor trailer in the parking lot of Paul’s Tavern took down several live power lines that landed on the truck’s cab. Belmar's Police Department, Fire Department and First Aid Squad responded to the ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Two Lake Como men have been charged with multiple drug offenses after the Belmar police seized LSD, psychedelic mushrooms, ecstasy, marijuana, ketamine and $67,200 in cash at their Main Street home, police said. Dane Fischl and Christopher Gathman, both of 1623 Main Street, were ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Law enforcement throughout Monmouth County are cracking down on distracted drivers this month as part of New Jersey’s UDrive, UText, UPay enforcement campaign. During Distracted Driving Awareness Month through April 21, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and local police ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Firefighters were successful yesterday, March 9, in containing a house fire at 205 16th Avenue to one bedroom, including rescuing a dog trapped in that room, according to Belmar Fire Marshal Ryan Dullea. Because the door to the bedroom where the fire occurred was closed, the Belmar ...

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