Off-duty N.J. cop stops road-rage attack, police say

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Sgt. Frank Passantino

WALL TOWNSHIP — An off-duty police officer from Long Branch intervened when he spotted one man threatening another with a baseball bat Friday, Det. Lt. Pete Lokerson of Wall police said. Two drivers came to a stop at a traffic light at Rt. 138 and New Bedford Road and left their vehicles, one of whom, 45-year-old… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Family dog dies in Wall house fire

assetContentWALL TWP. — A family dog died in a fire that gutted the inside of a house on Friday, police said. Police responded to a home on Leslie Street shortly before 4 p.m. for a report of a structure fire at a private residence. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, but… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Family dog dies in Wall house fire

Parkway rest stop gas station attendant robbed at gunpoint, police say

assetContentWALL — An unidentified gunman stole $3,000 in cash Saturday night from a gas station in a Garden State Parkway rest area near Exit 98, police said. The incident happened at 10:22 p.m. at the Sunoco gas station, said Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams, a State Police spokesman. Williams said the man took out a gun,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Woman killed while crossing highway in Wall

assetContentWALL TOWNSHIP – A woman was struck and killed by a car while attempted to walk across State Highway 34 on Tuesday night, Wall Township Police Chief Robert Brice announced Wednesday morning. Shortly before 9 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Highway 34 and Allenwood Road for a report of a pedestrian struck by a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Wall Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Woman killed while crossing highway in Wall

Wall Township game developer jumps from GWB after online bullying

assetContentWALL — Rachel Bryk had a lot to handle for a 23 year old. Diagnosed with two extremely painful neurological diseases six years ago, Rachel struggled just about every day to get out of bed. The second oldest of four children, Rachel also was dealing with the issues of being transgender. And most recently, she was… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Port Authority, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Former Wall schools boss convicted of official misconduct, falsifying records

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FREEHOLD – Instead of retiring to Florida, former Wall Township Public Schools Superintendent James Habel will be heading to a New Jersey State Prison. Habel, 58, was found guilty by a Monmouth County jury on Tuesday afternoon of one charge of official misconduct and multiple counts of falsifying or tampering with records. The official misconduct charge… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Fate of former Wall schools boss heads to jury

assetContentFREEHOLD – After nine weeks of legal proceedings, the prosecution and defense in the trial of former Wall Township public schools Superintendent James Habel each delivered their closing arguments Wednesday. Habel, 58, was indicted in June 2013 on several charges, including second-degree official misconduct, theft by deception, financial facilitation of criminal activity, theft by failure to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Trial begins for former Wall Twp. schools boss charged with official misconduct, theft

The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments.

The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments.

FREEHOLD – The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct, theft and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments. Habel, 58, was indicted in June 2013 on charges of second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Crazy Christmas Light Show returns to Jersey Shore neighborhood this weekend

assetContent (13)Crazy Christmas Light Show 2013 Portions of the over-the-top annual Christmas Light Show that attracts thousands of visitors to a quiet Wall Township neighborhood each year. WALL TOWNSHIP – An over-the-top holiday tradition, complete with rocking music, strobe lighting and 20-foot-high flames, is scheduled to begin its 2014 show schedule this weekend. The annual Christmas Light… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Crazy Christmas Light Show returns to Jersey Shore neighborhood this weekend

Howell Man Faces New Pedophile Charges

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Gregory Rittman

A Howell man who was arrested two weeks ago for masturbating in front of a juvenile in the public bathroom at a fast food restaurant on Route 35 in Wall Township is facing a dozen new charges after additional victims were identified, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Gregory S. Rittman, 49, of Howell Township, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after authorities received a report from an employee at a McDonald’s that described lewd behavior witnessed by an 8-year-old juvenile, near the sink in the men’s bathroom of the restaurant. Rittman was charged with one count each of second degree Sexual Assault, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, fourth degree Lewdness and a disorderly persons charge of Harassment. He was released after posting $73,000 bail with no 10-percent option, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Teresa A. Kondrup-Coyle, J.S.C.

News of Rittman’s October arrest, which included his picture, prompted three additional victims to come forward.

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Posted: November 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »