Thursday, May 23, 2013
Checkpoints set up throughout Ocean County all weekend
Drivers getting stopped at DWI checkpoints this weekend will also be checked for being under the influence of drugs, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's office. With the start of the busy summer travel season looming, Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the continuation of the annual countywide DWI checkpoint program. The program, which supplements local DWI enforcement, consists of staging numerous checkpoints throughout the county. "Most significant for the program this year, is the addition of two drug recognition experts at each checkpoint to detect those under the influence of narcotics," says a prepared statement from the prosecutor's office. Coronato, quoted in the statement, reminds drivers that "an extra measure…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A tentative sentencing date is scheduled for July 19, 2013.
The Stafford man who struck and killed a Barnegat grandfather in September, 2011 has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated, according to officials with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Robert M. Kusznikow, who was arrested in December 2011 at the Stafford Township Police Department, plead guilty yesterday, according to prosecutor's office spokesman Al Della Fave. Michael Grosso Jr., 76, was standing outside his SUV on Mermaid Drive in Manahawkin at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21, 2011 when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Kusznikow. Prosecutors have said in previous statements that Kusznikow veered off the road and struck a utility pole before hitting Grosso. Grosso was transported to Southern Ocean County …
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two officers died in the line of duty over the past year in New Jersey
The two New Jersey law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty over the past year were remembered Tuesday as courageous men who served their state proudly. Millville Police Patrolman Christopher Reeves, killed July 8, 2012 when his patrol car was rammed by a driver fleeing authorities, and New Jersey State Police Detective Sgt. James G. Hoopes, who died of a heart attack during training, were added to the list of the 467 New Jersey officers who have died in the line of duty since 1854. An indictment in the Reeves case was handed up May 8, the South Jersey Times reported. The annual memorial service, held at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, includes a ceremonial roll call of fallen officers and a 21 gun salute. The West …
Driver observed slumped over in the front seat of his car.
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Tuesday, May 21
On May 10th at 10:34 p.m., Barnegat Township Patrolman Nicholas Venuto arrested Vijay Reddy, 31, of Midland Park for driving while intoxicated after responding to the area of Route 72 and Route 539 for a report of an intoxicated driver. Upon arrival, police said that Venuto found that Reddy had been blocked from moving his vehicle further by a concerned motorist. Reddy was observed slumped over in the front seat of the vehicle. Reddy's vehicle was impounded in accordance with John's Law. He was arrested, processed, and released pending a court date with summonses for DWI, refusal to submit breath samples, reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and failure to wear a seat belt.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Planning on driving down the shore or to a family barbecue on Memorial Day Weekend? Buckle up!
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Monday, May 20
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety is urging everyone to buckle up. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign begins Monday, May 20 and runs through Monday, June 2, according to a news release from the agency. Police departments across New Jersey will crack down on motorists who are not belted. "As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night – no excuses," said Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky in a statement. "Officers throughout New Jersey are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt." According to the National …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The stabbing followed an argument and took place just before midnight.
A suspect is still at large following a stabbing Saturday night, May 18, at Hemingway's Cafe. According to Seaside Heights Police Detective Steve Korman, the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation between two customers at 11:41 p.m. The victim, identified as a 32-year-old male from Bayville, was stabbed in the lower left abdomen and was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has since been treated and released. The suspect fled the scene following the stabbing, and Seaside Heights Police were still searching for him as of 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Police Chief Thomas Boyd requests that anyone with information on this incident contact the Seaside Heights Police Department at 732-793-1800. The incident is being …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Patrolman Robert Armstrong stopped a vehicle that matched a description provided by Wawa employees.
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Wednesday, May 15
A 40-year-old Barnegat township man has been charged with shoplifting and drug possession after police said he was found with a stolen Snickers ice cream bar and prescription pills. Richard Robins Jr. was arrested and charged May 7 after an investigation of a shoplifter at the Wawa on West Bay avenue, police said. Patrolman Robert Armstrong stopped a vehicle that matched a description provided by employees of the store, and found Robins in possession of the Snickers ice cream bar that store employees said he took without paying for, and oxycontin tablets which were not prescribed to him, police said. Robins was also arrested on an outstanding $500 warrant in Atlantic City, police said. Robins was processed and released after posting bail…
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Wednesday, May 15
The Barnegat Police Department will be conducting entrance testing for the purpose of establishing a hiring list for the position of patrol officer. In order to meet the eligibility requirements, candidates must either have (1) a bachelor’s degree signifying completion of the undergraduate curriculum and graduation from an accredited college or university, OR (2) an associate’s degree OR have completed 60 college credits from an accredited college or university, plus at least two years of satisfactory employment, OR (3) have completed 30 college credits from an accredited college or university plus at least two years of active military service with an honorable discharge. The selection process will consist of a written test, physical …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Anthony Senatore was charged with having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to children.
A Toms River man has been charged with having multiple unsecured weapons accessible to his 4-year-old son when he fatally shot 6-year-old Brandon Holt, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain announced Monday night, May 13. Anthony Senatore, 33, was arrested around 6:30 Monday night by detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, McClain said. Senatore was arrested at a residence in Bayville, according to McClain. He was charged with five counts of second degree endangering the welfare of children and one count of third degree endangering the welfare of children, as well as a disorderly person's offense for enabling access by minors to a loaded firearm. Senatore's 4-year-old son shot and killed Holt on April 8 with …