Thursday, January 24, 2013
A fundraising website for Kerri Dalton's expenses has collected over $7,500 from 244 contributors, as of Friday morning.
Kerri Dalton, the victim of a violent stabbing attack at Bed Bath and Beyond on the afternoon of Jan. 17, is in "good condition" at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, a spokesman said. The 29-year old Keansburg resident is taking strength by the expressions of support by the community, said her husband, Roger Dalton, in a written statement read aloud to the press by spokesman Robert Cavanaugh at the medical center. “Kerri and I are thankful for the outpouring of support Kerri has received from family, friends and the public. Words of concern and encouragement have meant so much during this difficult time. Each and every day, Kerri is improving physically, and we are so grateful for the care she has received. But she has a…
Friday, January 18, 2013
A violent act is not enough to shake a sense of security for some residents, but they say it will make them more wary.
The day after a mother shopping with a baby was viciously knifed at Bed Bath & Beyond, people at the Route 35 shopping plaza said they still feel safe in Middletown. Residents said they felt it was a random act of violence, and unexpected in the township of 67,000 which likes to call itself "The biggest small town in America," a place where the township police force will be well-staffed with 103 officers next week, and a dedicated Quality of Life unit aggressively pursues hot spots. "I'm totally, totally shocked," said Teashy Burns of the Oak Hill section of Middletown, who teared up upon learning about the incident in the parking lot of Bed Bath & Beyond, where she was stopping to return a purchase. "I feel safe in Middletown, all the …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Woman transported by medevac to Jersey Shore U. Medical Center. Investigation proceeding "very actively," says police chief.
Update, 11 p.m.: Middletown Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Bed Bath & Beyond Stabbing --- A woman suffered significant blood loss after she was allegedly stabbed more than a dozen times in the back and other parts of her body by a man at Bed Bath & Beyond around 4 p.m. today. The woman's identity was not released, but she was said to be in her 30s and shopping inside the store with her small child when she was attacked. Middletown Township First Aid and MONOC medics transported the woman to Thorne Middle School, where she was taken by Northstar medevac to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to Assistant Middletown First Aid spokesperson Beth Edwards. It was reported that the patient was conscious and alert. Port …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A Philadelphia man allegedly shoplifted over $200 worth of patio furniture from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Middletown Township Police arrested a Philadelphia man after he allegedly shoplifted patio furniture from the Bed Bath and Beyond store in Middletown. William Crespo, 53, of Philadelphia, allegedly took the furniture while at the store on Monday, June 25. The furniture was valued at over $200. According to information provided by Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger, Crespo was also found to be in possession of burglary tools. Patrolman John Soltysik was the arresting officer. Crespo’s charge of shoplifting is considered a fourth-degree crime; he has been remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $15,000 bail.