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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Manasquan Makes Changes to High Water Alert System; Pushes for Brielle Road Project

Manasquan Makes Changes to High Water Alert System; Pushes for Brielle Road Project

Manasquan Borough has implemented changes to its high water alarm system, and pushed for what is being called the Brielle Road Project.
Ocean County Man, 67, Busted For Prostitution In Monmouth County

Ocean County Man, 67, Busted For Prostitution In Monmouth County

Kenneth Melson and Kahajanee Reevey were charged with soliciting prostitution and promoting prostitution, respectively.
Bomb Threats to SJV in Holmdel, Other Schools Tied to Connecticut X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

Bomb Threats to SJV in Holmdel, Other Schools Tied to Connecticut X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

A Connecticut man, 21, has been arrested and federally charged for his involvement in a "swatting" ring that affected Monmouth Co. schools.
Howell Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Father Finds Dog Dead in Truck

Howell Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Father Finds Dog Dead in Truck

The Howell resident had allegedly left the dog in his truck for two days while in New York City.
Paramedic Indicted; Stole Credit Card From Unconscious Patient In Howell Car Accident

Paramedic Indicted; Stole Credit Card From Unconscious Patient In Howell Car Accident

Lori Wegner of Toms River has been suspended as an EMT by the state Department of Health
Contractor from Oklahoma Accused of Stealing $38,000 from Keansburg Homeowners in Superstorm Sandy Fraud Case

Contractor from Oklahoma Accused of Stealing $38,000 from Keansburg Homeowners in Superstorm Sandy Fraud Case

The Oklahoma contractor is alleged to have stolen over $38,000 from the homeowners after failing to complete work, despite collecting money.
UPDATE: Rescue From 'Treasure Island,' Water Taxi Runs Aground In Brielle

UPDATE: Rescue From 'Treasure Island,' Water Taxi Runs Aground In Brielle

Twenty-two people were rescued from the island. No major injuries were reported, according to the Barnegat Bay Island Facebook page.
Jago Deserves a Big Treat: Howell K9 Helps Find 500 Bags of Heroin, 120 Grams of Marijuana in Separate Incidents

Jago Deserves a Big Treat: Howell K9 Helps Find 500 Bags of Heroin, 120 Grams of Marijuana in Separate Incidents

A Howell Police K9, Jago, has been praised for leading officers to large amounts of drugs during two separate motor vehicles searches.
Video: Watch Police Chiefs Take Ice Bucket Challenge for Retired Manasquan Chief with ALS

Video: Watch Police Chiefs Take Ice Bucket Challenge for Retired Manasquan Chief with ALS

The Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of retired Manasquan Chief Dan Scimeca.
Wall Teacher, Manasquan Resident, 24, Indicted for Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student

Wall Teacher, Manasquan Resident, 24, Indicted for Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student

The Manasquan resident and former Wall Township English teacher is facing Parole Supervision for Life, Megan’s Law Registry, and prison.
Monmouth County Police Departments Warn JCP&L Customers About Phone Scam After Residents Report Calls

Monmouth County Police Departments Warn JCP&L Customers About Phone Scam After Residents Report Calls

Police Departments are warning JCP&L customers about a scam threatening service disruption unless a payment is made. Read more here.
Wall Twp Mother Found With Help From Silver Alert

Wall Twp Mother Found With Help From Silver Alert

Have you ever wondered whether or not Silver Alerts actually work? Well, if you ask one New Jersey family, they'll say yes.
State Police Help Ocean County Parents Make Roadside Baby Delivery On Garden State Parkway

State Police Help Ocean County Parents Make Roadside Baby Delivery On Garden State Parkway

The expecting Lakewood mother, who requested her name remain private, went into labor last night and was being driven to the hospital
Cops: Brick Man Used Heroin At Monmouth County Gas Station, Left 3-Year-Old Son In Car

Cops: Brick Man Used Heroin At Monmouth County Gas Station, Left 3-Year-Old Son In Car

Broskey’s son was turned over to the custody of the boy's mother.
Wall Township Police/DEA Hosting Operation Take Back September 27

Wall Township Police/DEA Hosting Operation Take Back September 27

On Saturday, September 27, the Wall Township Police Department in conjunction with the DEA will host Operation Take Back.
Hazlet Student, 17, Confirmed as Man Killed by Train Monday Morning

Hazlet Student, 17, Confirmed as Man Killed by Train Monday Morning

A Raritan High School student has been confirmed as the person who was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train early Monday morning.
Update: Service Restored After Man Struck and Killed by Train in Matawan

Update: Service Restored After Man Struck and Killed by Train in Matawan

Train service has been restored for the North Jersey Coast Line after a man was struck and killed by a train in Matawan early Monday.
Pedestrian Dies On NJ Transit Train Tracks; Service Suspended Near Matawan

Pedestrian Dies On NJ Transit Train Tracks; Service Suspended Near Matawan

The North Jersey Coast Line was temporarily suspended between Middletown and Matawan.
Six People Rescued After Boat Starts to sink near Manasquan, Sea Girt

Six People Rescued After Boat Starts to sink near Manasquan, Sea Girt

Six people were rescued after a 25-foot pleasure craft started to sink near Manasquan and Sea Girt.
Update: Foul Odor Leads To Decomposed Body Discovery

Update: Foul Odor Leads To Decomposed Body Discovery

Police were investigating the scene on Squankum Road in Lakewood Friday morning.