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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
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.
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
Fair Haven August Police Blotter: Stolen Bikes, Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver, and Drug Possession

Fair Haven August Police Blotter: Stolen Bikes, Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver, and Drug Possession

Here is a list of Fair Haven police activity that took place in August.
Contractor Accused of Stealing $38K from Keansburg Homeowners in Sandy Fraud Case

Contractor Accused of Stealing $38K 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.
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.
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.
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.
Avon Man Facing Charges for Heroin Overdose Death of Rumson Resident

Avon Man Facing Charges for Heroin Overdose Death of Rumson Resident

The state's Strict Liability law places blame on the drug dealer in the case of overdose death.
Update: Family Pleads for Return of Missing Lakewood Student in Israel

Update: Family Pleads for Return of Missing Lakewood Student in Israel

The family of Aaron Sofer, a Lakewood man missing in Israel, pleaded at a news conference for his safe return.
Will Tropical Storm Cristobal Come Here?

Will Tropical Storm Cristobal Come Here?

The National Hurricane Center has issued a “Special Tropical Weather Outlook” for a storm that could impact beaches in the Jersey Shore.
Police Charge Long Branch Man with Attempted Murder After Wednesday Shooting

Police Charge Long Branch Man with Attempted Murder After Wednesday Shooting

A 23-year-old Long Branch man is facing charges of attempted murder after an early Wednesday shooting.
Police Make Arrest Related to January Bomb Threat at SJV

Police Make Arrest Related to January Bomb Threat at SJV

The Holmdel Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a bomb threat that was called in to SJV High School back in January.
Monmouth County Man, Marine Corps Reservist Accused of Raping Girl, 6

Monmouth County Man, Marine Corps Reservist Accused of Raping Girl, 6

26-year-old was employed as home health care aide at time of arrest, prosecutor says.