Friday, February 1, 2013
The driver was extricated from the car and taken to a trauma center by helicopter.
A car hit a tree Thursday night near Swartzel Drive, off Tindall Road Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. The driver was the only occupant of the car, said Middletown First Aid & Rescue squad spokesman Bob Pfleger. The driver, a woman who was not identified, had to be extricated from the car by Middletown Township First Aid & Rescue Squad and Fairview First Aid Squad of Middletown, assisted by Belford Engine Fire Company and Belford Independent Fire Company. MONOC paramedics also responded. The extent of her injuries was not known, said Pfleger, but they were severe enough to warrant the call for a State Police medevac NorthSTAR helicopter ride to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. The helicopter landed at Middletown High School North …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
For several hours Saturday morning, dedicated first responders practiced water rescues at the partially frozen marina in Port Monmouth. Written by Bob Pfleger, Middletown Twp EMS spokesperson.
On a cold and overcast late January morning, with the temperature at 18 degrees and a breeze blowing off of the Raritan Bay making it even colder, a person walked out onto the ice at the Monmouth Cove Marina only to find out too late that the ice was not thick enough. The person fell through the ice, and had only minutes before hypothermia took over, and the victim succumbed to the cold. Everything here is correct except for one detail – the “victim” was actually a first responder dressed in a dry suit, and the scene played out was to properly train EMS and firefighters how to properly handle such an emergency. Saturday morning, Water Rescue Captain Lisa Reilly and Water Rescue Lieutenant Mike Kaiser, both of Middletown Township First Aid …
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 …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The all-volunteer organization is comprised of five first aid and rescue squads.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, January 10
The Township of Middletown EMS Department has announced its new officers for 2013. The elected officers are Fortunato Campesi (Middletown First Aid), who will serve as Director; Craig Schwarz (Port Monmouth First Aid), who will be Deputy Director; Christine Romo (Leonardo First Aid), serving as Secretary, Karen Hopkins (Fairview First Aid), who will be Treasurer; and Sue Romo (Leonardo First Aid), the new Budget Secretary. The Township of Middletown EMS Department is an all-volunteer organization overseeing the administration of the five volunteer first aid and rescue squads in Middletown Township. The squads are Fairview First Aid Squad of Middletown, Leonardo First Aid & Rescue Squad, Lincroft First Aid & Rescue Squad, Middletown …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Both drivers were taken to the hospital.
A car traveling in the Garden State Parkway southbound expresss lanes near mile marker 112 in Middletown went off the roadway, down an embankment, and crashed into a vehicle traveling along Middletown-Lincroft Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday night. State Police Sgt. Philip Stolfa said that the driver who left the Parkway was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with severe neck pain. The helicopter flew from the fields at Middletown South High School. "He is possibly going to be charged with DWI," said Stolfa, who said police suspected the driver was under the influence due to his behavior, and what they found in the car. The officer said the driver's blood would be tested in the hospital. The driver on Middletown-Lincroft …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wayne Long, 62, of Leonardo was arrested by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office, according to media reports
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 16, 2012
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. William Long, 62, of Leonardo was arrested Thursday by the Passaic County Sheriff's Office after a four-month investigation with an undercover detective he believed was a 12-year old girl, according to authorities, NJ.com reports. The article includes a photograph of Long. Long is alleged to have used the Internet to try to talk the 'girl' into going camping and horseback riding with him, to not reveal their relationship from her parents, and to engage in sexually explicit chat, NorthJersey.com reports, citing information from the Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik. Long was charged with two counts of attempted endangering the welfare of a minor and two counts of attempted lewdness to a minor under 13. Long…