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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
NJ Bomb Threats Tied to X-Box Gamer, Swatting Ring

NJ Bomb Threats Tied to 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.
Middletown Man Charged In Theft of Utility Pole, Wire, From Brick Home

Middletown Man Charged In Theft of Utility Pole, Wire, From Brick Home

Steven R. Damato of Middletown and Benjamin O. Ellis of Toms River are accused of taking the items from a vacant barrier island home
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.
Three People Allegedly High on Hallucinogens Needed Police Help After Getting Lost in Woods

Three People Allegedly High on Hallucinogens Needed Police Help After Getting Lost in Woods

Three young people, allegedly high on hallucinogens, needed police assistance after getting lost in the woods of Shark River Park in Wall.
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
UPDATE: Contractor Accused of Stealing $38,000 from Keansburg Homeowners in Sandy Fraud Case

UPDATE: Contractor Accused of Stealing $38,000 from Keansburg Homeowners in 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.
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.
Middletown Police Seek Public's Help in Crash Investigation

Middletown Police Seek Public's Help in Crash Investigation

The Middletown Township Police Department are requesting information from possible witnesses of an accident that occurred in Port Monmouth.
Video: Watch Monmouth County Police Chiefs Take Ice Bucket Challenge for Retired Chief with ALS

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

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

Monmouth County Teacher, 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.
Atlantic Highlands Man, 21, Assaults, Spits Blood at Middletown Officers at Comfort Inn

Atlantic Highlands Man, 21, Assaults, Spits Blood at Middletown Officers at Comfort Inn

An Atlantic Highlands resident, 21, was arrested on September 2 after a disturbance at a hotel turned in to several assault charges.
Middletown Township Police Department Promotes, Hires Officers

Middletown Township Police Department Promotes, Hires Officers

The Middletown Township Police Department promoted Sergeant Kevin Gardiner and hired Officer Thomas Foster.
Broken Down Car Ends in Drug Arrest for Middletown Driver in Holmdel

Broken Down Car Ends in Drug Arrest for Middletown Driver in Holmdel

A Middletown woman was arrested and charged with drug offenses after an officer responded to a report of her car breaking down in Holmdel.
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 Middletown

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

The North Jersey Coast Line was temporarily suspended between Middletown and Matawan.
Middletown Twp Fire Department Put Out Garage Fire

Middletown Twp Fire Department Put Out Garage Fire

The Middletown Township Fire Department responded to a garage door fire of a Snyder Drive residence.
Port Monmouth Man, 50, Arrested for Selling Heroin After Month-Long Investigation

Port Monmouth Man, 50, Arrested for Selling Heroin After Month-Long Investigation

A Port Monmouth man was arrested on August 27 after police executed a search warrant after investigating sales from his residence.
UPDATE: Hurricane Cristobal To Cause Up To 5-Foot Swells At Jersey Shore

UPDATE: Hurricane Cristobal To Cause Up To 5-Foot Swells At Jersey Shore

The coast is already feeling the effects of rip currents. A teen boy was pulled from the Sandy Hook surf on Tuesday.