Man in critical after motorcycle strikes Route 33 guardrail

assetContent (61)HOWELL – A Freehold man was hospitalized Monday after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Route 33 guardrail, police said. Shortly after 9:20 a.m. on Monday, police and first aid squads responded to Route 33 west for a serious motor vehicle crash. An investigation determined that Manuel Sanchez, 51, of Freehold, was operating a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Is Marlboro in play?

Hornberg cropped jpgLabor Day is still a week off, but the political season is already underway in the most unlikely place; Marlboro Township where Democratic incumbents Mayor Jon Hornik and Councilwoman Randi Marder are running for their third terms with newcomer, Councilman Mike Scalea who is running for his first full term after replacing Frank LaRocca on the governing body.  LaRocca resigned from the council and quit politics to become the Municipal Judge in Keyport in January.

Both the Democrats and Republicans have launched their campaigns on social media and both have major campaign events this week.

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Posted: August 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Trump’s first campaign ad (Satire)

Posted: August 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Colts Neck Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder and Carjacking

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck pleaded guilty on Thursday in Monmouth County Superior Court to one count each of Attempted Murder and Carjacking, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

In the early morning, 12:30 a.m., of Sunday July 8, 2013, Doyle, then 16, forced himself into the Bray Street home of a then 41 year old woman.  He stabbed her repeatedly, took her car keys and fled the scene with her vehicle.  The car was found later that day at the Strathmore Shopping Plaza in Aberdeen.

The victim was treated at an area hospital and discharged several days after the attack.

Doyle admitted to Judge Francis J. Vernoia today that he repeatedly stabbed the victim and fled the scene with her car.  As a result of the plea agreement, Doyle faces a sentence of between 14 and 15 years in State Prison subject the the No Early Release Act which requires that at least 85% of the sentence be served before he can be released on parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Vernoia on October 29.

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Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Gopal Surrenders Red Bank

Democratic Councilman Michael DuPont Remains Confident He Will Be Reelected

Vin Gopal: "GOP Will Take Control of Red Bank"

Vin Gopal: “GOP Will Take Control of Red Bank”

Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal told The Two River Times  that the Republican Party will win control of the Red Bank municipal government in this November’s election.

Gopal, who launched a campaign of personal destruction against Red Bank GOP Chairman Sean DiSomma in 2013 when he issued a false press release asserting that DiSomma, then a candidate for council, had a warrant for his arrest in Texas over an unpaid traffic violation, whines incessantly to TRT reporter John Burton over the video that led to the resignation of Art Murphy from the borough council. Murphy, the Council President at the time of his resignation last week, also resigned his candidacy for reelection.

Gopal apparently has more of a problem with the fact that Murphy was caught vulgarly belittling his constituents than with the former Council President’s actions.  Regardless of whether or not the Republicans released the video, which they deny, they did not fabricate charges, as Gopal did in 2013 against DiSomma.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Asbury Park Shooter Had Two Victims, Additional Charges Filed

assetContentThe investigation into the shooting in Asbury Park last night has revealed the existence of a second victim, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Elijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina, was arrested at 4 a.m. this morning and charged with one count of Attempted Murder. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Investigators and the Asbury Park Police Department discovered a 24 year old Neptune Township man had been shot in the back when they responded to a “shots fired call” last night at 10:01.  The 24 year old victim was treated and released from Jersey Shore Medical Center.

During the course of the investigation today it was discovered that a 35 year old Neptune Township man had also been shot by Graham. The 35 year old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Report: Christie “seriously considering” ending presidential bid this month

IMG_3106Governor Chris Christie is “seriously considering” dropping out of the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination by the end of this month, according to a report on DCWhispers.

Christie is stuck between 2%-3% in national polls and did not get a bump in his poll numbers following the FoxNews/facebook debate last week during which he had a highly reported exchange with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul over national security and NSA data mining.

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Posted: August 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , | 30 Comments »

Hornik orders Scannapeico’s name removed from all Marlboro Township property

Marlboro Mayor Jonathan Honik announced on facebook this morning that he has ordered that the name of former Mayor Matthew V. Scannapieco be removed from all Township property.

Hornik

News broke this morning that Scannapieco, Marlboro’s mayor from 1992 until 2003, pleaded guilty to charges in Delaware that he raped an underage female relative 50-60 times between 2006 and 2008.

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Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Jon Runyan, Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Highlands Man Rescued By U.S. Coast Guard

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Dylan Gowan, 19, of Highlands, was located off of Sandy Hook, oceanside, according the the U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station.

Gowan was rescued by the Coast Guard at 6:30 a.m.  He is on land and healthy, according to Coast Guard personnel.

Gowan was reported missing to the Highlands Police at 9:18 p.m. on Tuesday night.  The Sandy Hook Coast Guard station received the report at 9:48 p.m and searched throughout the night for the young man.

An unconfirmed report shared with MMM indicated that Gowan had left Brooklyn, NY on a jetski at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday after driving to the New York borough to assist a friend who had run out of gas after riding a jetski  accross the NY-NJ Habor Outer Gateway .  Gowan reportedly headed back to NJ on the jetski while his friend drove the car home.

Gowan is the son of Kerry Gowan, the well know animal control officer in Middletown, Highlands and other Monmouth County towns.

Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Man Rescued By U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Dylan Gowan. photo via facebook

Update:  Dylan was found alive by the U.S. Coast Guard at 6:30 a.m. this morning!

 

Highlands, NJ- The U.S Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station, is conducting a search over night for Dylan Gowan, 19, of Highlands.

Gowan reportedly left Brooklyn, NY on a jetski, heading home to Highlands via the New York-New Jersey Harbor Outer Gateway at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening August 11.  He was reported missing to the Highlands Police at 9:18 p.m. and the Sandy Hook Coast Guard Station received the report at 9:48 p.m.   Coast Guard personnel told MMM that a boat was searching for Gowan overnight.

Dylan is the son of Jamie and Kerry Gowan.  Kerry is the well known animal control officer in Middletown, Highlands and other Monmouth County towns.

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Posted: August 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coast Guard Searching For Highlands Man