Friday, May 17, 2013
Michelle D. Zahner led authorities on a chase from Holmdel to Wall Township--where she lost a front tire--then back to the Bayshore, Holmdel police said.
A February police chase which was foiled by a Wall traffic circle yielded formal charges for Michelle D. Zahner. Holmdel police attempted a traffic stop with Zahner, 32 of Keansburg, when she allegedly failed the stop and led police on a multi-jurisdiction chase. Patrolman Jonathan Martin pursued the vehicle down Laurel Avenue and into Keansburg. The car stopped twice but police said Zahner sped off when Martin stepped out of the vehicle. Zahner allegedly turned back down Laurel Avenue and fled onto the Garden State Parkway. Holmdel police said Zahner was observed throwing items out of the driver's side window during the parkway portion of the chase. Zahner exited the parkway at exit 100A, where she led police through several towns before …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
A weekly look at the week's top crime stories from around Monmouth County
Lots of bad guys in this weeks’ roundup of Monmouth County crime. From white collar crime to a double homicide, animal abuse and even a little public nudity, law enforcement was busy this week in Patch towns all over Monmouth County. Birdsall's Former CEO, 6 Others Indicted in 'Pay-to-Play' Scandal The Attorney General has brought an indictment against seven current and former employees of Eatontown-based Birdsall Engineering, saying the firm subverted anti- Pay-to-Play laws with hidden political contributions to win public contracts. -- Long Branch Patch Spring Lake Heights Police Respond to Unregistered Solicitor, Find Deported Felon A Union County man was arrested after Spring Lake Heights Police found the 24-year-old soliciting …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Changes were made between Wyncrest Road and Ridge Road.
The NJ Department of Transportation (DOT) approved a speed limit change on Route 79 in Marlboro Township, between Wyncrest Road and Ridge Road. The previous speed of 50 mph has been reduced to 45 mph. The NJ DOT signed off on the change on Jan. 4. Marlboro residents have previously spoken out on Patch and at Township Council meetings about reducing speed limits on other township roads, including Union Hill Road. The Marlboro Township Council approved a resolution supporting the change, after a resident complained about the speed. Speed limit signs on the road will be replaced in the near future.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The decision to put armed guards in schools is coming out of the Board of Education general fund.
The Marlboro Board of Education told Patch on Wednesday that the decision to temporarily place officers in every school will cost the district an estimated $100,000 for 90 days. Sharon Witchel, Director of Special Projects, Grants, and School/Community Relations said the money will come out of the district's general fund. "During the 90-day period, the district will review current safety and security practices and determine future improvements, which will include fiscal considerations," Witchel said. The decision to have armed guards in every school came to fruition in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14. While the township has digital security measures in place, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A Manalapan horse farm flooded on Thursday placing the animals in freezing flood waters.
The Monmouth County SPCA Humane Law Enforcement were called out to a Dey Grove Road farm in Manalapan Township on Thursday, Dec. 27 for a report of 5 horses being trapped in a flooded stable. The owner of the horse farm, Camejo Rodriguez, lives in Clifton, NJ and had hired workers to take care of the farm. Rodriguez faces 8 criminal charges of animal cruelty and neglect which could cost him up to $8,000 in fines, the Asbury Park Press reported. Rodriguez’s initial appearance in front of Judge James M. Newman of Manalapan Township is scheduled for Jan. 14. This is not the first time that Rodriguez’s farm has flooded and his horses have been in danger, Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Chief Humane Law …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Nicholas Demo of Morganville is also accused of making terroristic threats against his alleged burglary partner.
Nicholas Demo of Morganville was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury last week on charges he made terroristic threats against his alleged partner in crime. Demo, 20, is accused of threatening violence against Joseph Dolce, 19, in August. In the same court record, Demo and Dolce were indicted for allegedly robbing a Hess Gas Station in Matawan. Dolce and Demo were both also arrested in August and September in connection with burglaries of gas stations in Manalapan and East Brunswick. The pair allegedly robbed each station with a 17-year-old boy, whose name has not been released due to his age. Demo was also arrested in Marlboro Township in June for allegedly assaulting two police officers and attempting to kidnap his father. Demo was …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden were indicted on Thursday in Monmouth County Court.
A Monmouth County grand jury indicted Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden on Dec. 13 on seven charges stemming from the alleged burglary of businesses in Matawan, Aberdeen and Red Bank. The investigation began in Matawan after the July burglary of Wine Nation, where the front glass window was shattered and cash and cigarettes were stolen. As a result of the Wine Nation burglary investigation, Matawan Det. Joseph Lovallo and Det. Steve Sakowski were able to identify one of the suspects and tracked his whereabouts for ten days, Lt. Jason Gallo told Patch in August. The detectives were aware that the burglary of Wine Nation was similar to several 'smash and grab' style burglaries committed across the state, Gallo …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man in connection to the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous article, Patch reported that a bomb threat against the Courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call around 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At 12:30 p.m. the Courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After a sweep of the building, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the sweep, the courthouse was closed down for the rest of the day. A press release from the Monmouth…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Marlboro PD will transport the family to Pennsylvania.
UPDATE: Around 12:45 p.m., Mayor Jon Hornik authorized the Marlboro PD to bring a van to transport the Cano family out of town, to a relative's home. A Marlboro family is in desperate need of a way to get out of town. The Cano family has a disabled daughter, who recently got out of the hospital after a bout with pneumonia. The family had to abandon their wheelchair accessible van in Perth Amboy after a failed attempt to find gas to fill it up. Right now, the family has no power and an electric stove. Their generator is being used solely to power their daughter's nebulizer. "They just can't stay there, it is too cold, she is going to get pneumonia again," said Cheri Golub, a family friend. What the family needs is a place to stay, or a …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Check out the USDA guidelines for the food safety in an unpowered refrigerator.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service fact sheet explains how to keep food safe during an emergency, including losing power. For more details and for a list of "when to save and when to throw it out" for refrigerated and frozen food items, click here. Or check out these tips from the Mother Nature Network.