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Ocean Township denies application for Jewish boarding school — again

assetContentOCEAN TWP. — Officials struck down on Monday night a controversial application for a 96-student boarding school specializing in Jewish studies — for a second time. The seven-member Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously ruled to deny the application after a nearly two-hour public hearing held inside the Ocean Township High School gymnasium, as it had done… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Do you know this guy?

user33386-1456935115-media1 (640x566)The Ocean Township Police are asking the public for help in identifying the white male standing in front of a motorcycle in the photo on the left.

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact Detective Jesse Orbach at (732)531-1428 or [email protected]  Those who wish to remain anonymous can call (732)531-3323 or email [email protected] .

Detective Lt. Tim Torchia wouldn’t say what the man is wanted for because it’s an ongoing investigation and perps who know what their wanted for tend not to be cooperative.

Torchia said that the photo is from a retail establishment on Route 35 in the Township.

Posted: March 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Do you know this guy?

Pregnant officer who alleged discrimination gets $51K

Officer Kathleen DelanoyOCEAN TOWNSHIP — A township police officer who alleges she was discriminated against during her pregnancy will receive a $51,000 judgment from the township. Kathleen J. Delanoy, an officer on the Ocean Township force for 13 years, said in a lawsuit the department wrote a set of guidelines after her pregnancy in July 2011 barring her… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Deal police captain killed in off-duty car crash

assetContent (5)OCEAN TOWNSHIP — An off-duty Deal police captain was killed Saturday morning when he lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole in Ocean Township, authorities said. Capt. Earl B. Alexander 4 th died from his injuries in the single-car crash at Route 71 near Perrine Avenue at 12:38 a.m., said Ocean Township… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Deal police captain killed in off-duty car crash

WWII Vet Gets His Medals

Bob Williams, grandson of Alfred Caponigro, Caponigro and Congressman Chris Smith

Bob Williams, grandson of Alfred Caponigro, Caponigro and Congressman Chris Smith

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Alfred Caponigro of Ocean Township would not accept the medals he earned in combat during World War II because of all of the other Americans who didn’t make it back, or who lost limbs and other injuries.  Caponigro lost his hearing in the war and was discharged with a 100 percent disability rating by the Navy.

On Tuesday Caponigro, 90, joined by his family and friends, accepted his medals from Congressman Chris Smith, 73 years after he earned them.

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Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Veterans | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ocean Township Police Seek Help in Locating Alleged Burglar

James Florio Ocean PD

photo via Ocean Township PD

The Ocean Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating James Florio, a suspect in a burglary earlier this month.

There is a warrant for Florio’s arrest and he has refused to cooperate with the OTPD. Anyone with information regarding Florio’s whereabouts is asked to call 732-531-1800, 732-531-1428 (Dectectives) or 732-531-3323.

The Case Detective is Michael Melody.

Melody refused to give Florio’s age, last known residence or the location of the alleged burglary when MMM called for additional information.

Posted: November 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ocean Township Police Seek Help in Locating Alleged Burglar

2 men charged when Ocean Township Police find 118 bags of heroin in bullet-riddled car

Lesley Valentin, photo via NJ Dept of Corrections

Lesley Valentin, photo via NJ Dept of Corrections

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — Two men have been charged with having 118 bags of heroin in a car that was riddled with bullet holes in Ocean Township, authorities said. Police are still looking for one of those suspects, Robinson Marvilus, 26, of Elizabeth, who along with Lesly Valentin, 30, of Asbury Park, were stopped on Nov. 4… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 2 men charged when Ocean Township Police find 118 bags of heroin in bullet-riddled car

Ocean Township Cops Seek Kohl’s Shoplifter

user33386-1447445434-media2 (588x800)The Ocean Township Police Department is asking the public to assist them in identifying a suspected shoplifter.

The suspect, pictured left, was captured on video surveillance shoplifting from Kohl’s in the Middlebrook Shopping Plaza on Route 35.  He left the area and the OTPD have been unsuccessful in there to identify him.

Anyone who can identify this man is requested to contact the case detective, Mike Legg. **All information received will be confidential**

Detective Mike Legg: Desk # 732-897-6236
Tip Line: 732-531-3323
Email: [email protected]

Posted: November 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ocean Township Cops Seek Kohl’s Shoplifter

Ocean Township Police Ask Public’s Assistance To Identify Wegmans Shoplifter

Ocean Township 111215The Ocean Township Police Department is asking the public to assist them in identifying a suspected shoplifter.

The suspect, pictured left, was captured on surveillance video in Wegmans, 1104 Route 35, in the Township.  He fled the area and the OTPD has been unsuccessful in their attempts to identify him.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Detective Jesse Orbach at 732-897-6233, the tip hotline at 732-531-3233 or the email [email protected]

Posted: November 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Fire tears through apartment building in Ocean (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

UPDATED: Fluff and Fold, a laundromat  located at 1013 Route 35 North in Ocean Township (across  the street from Wegman’s) is holding a clothing drive for residents of the Twinbrooks Village Apartments who were displaced by the fire.  Owner Charles Measley is also providing $1000 worth of free laundry services to victims of the fire. For more information call 732-531-4333 or email [email protected]

photo via facebook, Monmouth County News Group

photo via facebook, Monmouth County News Group

OCEAN TWP. — Two police officers were hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after battling flames that ripped through an 18-unit apartment complex. Lt. Kevin Faller said officers responded to the Twinbrook Village Apartments on Aldrin Road at around 1:50 p.m. The responding officers observed flames shooting from the exterior and evacuated the building, Faller said. He said the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Fire tears through apartment building in Ocean (PHOTOS, VIDEO)