Bomb squad called to Eatontown business

assetContent (36)EATOWNTOWN — Local police and a bomb and arson squad from the State Police were investigating a suspicious package at a FedEx Office store Thursday night. Police were called sometime before 8:30 p.m. to the business at 255 Rt. 35, when the package was discovered. “A package has been safely isolated at our facility in Eatontown.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 19th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Drunk woman with suspended license sideswipes N.J. trooper in Eatontown

assetContentTRENTON — A woman with a suspended license allegedly side-swiped a state trooper vehicle while driving drunk on along a stretch of highway in Monmouth County on Monday, authorities said. Kristen Szatmary, 31, was driving a Ford Focus and allegedly talking on her cell phone when she crashed into a troop car just after noon on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Drunk woman with suspended license sideswipes N.J. trooper in Eatontown

Man arrested after shore cab driver is robbed at gunpoint, police say

assetContent (77)NEPTUNE CITY — A borough man, who evaded authorities for two hours, was arrested early Saturday for allegedly robbing a taxicab driver at gunpoint. The incident started in Eatontown when Christopher Cutler, 24, caught a cab to drive him to his apartment in the Brighton Arms complex on West Sylvania Avenue, Neptune City Public Safety Director… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Man arrested after shore cab driver is robbed at gunpoint, police say

Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas DePue, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher who was fired last June after he was arrested and charged with second degree Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, pleaded guilty today to two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of Minor, before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Josepeh W. Oxley in Freehold, according a report by ace Asbury Park Press reporter Kathleen Hopkins.

DePue admitted sending inappropriate text messages and/or having sexual physical contact with two female Monmouth Regional students, ages 16 and 17.

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Posted: January 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Eatontown man just released from prison charged with burglary in retirement community

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP — An Eatontown man released from prison last week found himself behind bars yet again after he was charged Wednesday in connection with at least one burglary in a retirement community. Robert Meloni, 51, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools after police identified him as a person… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Eatontown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown man just released from prison charged with burglary in retirement community

Authorities identify man shot to death in Eatontown

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EATONTOWN – A 37-year-old Red Bank man has been identified as the victim of a fatal Friday morning shooting in the borough. Shortly before 12:15 a.m. Friday, Eatontown police responded to the entrance of Country Club Apartments, at the corner of Tilton Avenue and Country Club Road, after shots were fired at the location, the Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 13th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Eatontown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Authorities identify man shot to death in Eatontown

Eatontown fire claims 69 year old woman

assetContentBrenda Taylor, 69, died on Monday afternoon as a result of injuries sustained in an accidental fire in her Eatontown apartment during the early morning hours of Friday, April 10, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Gramiccioni said that the fire at the Garrison Apartments, 3 Throckmorton Ave, has been ruled accidental following a joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office,  Eatontown Police Department, Eatontown Fire Bureau, Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office.  The fire originated in the electrical baseboard heater of the victim’s bedroom.

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Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown fire claims 69 year old woman

Several injured, homeless after Eatontown apartment blaze

assetContentEATONTOWN – Ken Sullivan was watching television in his new apartment in the Garrison Apartments complex early Friday morning when he heard screaming in the hallway. Sullivan muted his television and then opened his door to find the building’s super banging on the door of the woman across the hall. “I heard Randy yell: ‘Back away… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Earthquake, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Mayors’ and Freeholder Burry’s Statement Regarding Ebola Quarantine Facility At Fort Monmouth

Fort MonmouthFreeholder Lillian Burry and Mayors Michael Mahon (Oceanport), Gerry Turning (Tinton Falls) and Dennis Connelly (Eatontown) issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the Ebola quarantine facilities at Fort Monmouth.  Burry and the mayors are members of the board of the Fort Monmouth Revitalization Agency (FMERA).

“As the only members of the FMERA board who are elected to office, we wish to clarify some of the recent articles on the proposal to house a quarantine facility at Fort Monmouth for those that are exposed to Ebola while outside the United States. Only those that returned to the U.S. through New Jersey and have no place to reside will potentially be placed in this facility. The articles further state that the Department of Human Services has a 6-month lease with FMERA to use the property which began on January 1st.  The elected officials further stated that at no time did they ever vote on or approve such a lease. This lease was imposed on FMERA by the executive branch and was not vetted at a public meeting or voted on by the entire Board. The lease was actually signed by the Attorney General and was not supported by the Board as a whole. 

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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, Fort Monmouth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie Administration Forced Secret Ebola Quarantine Facility On Fort Monmouth

Fort MonmouthA top Christie Administration official told the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Agency (FMERA) that they had no choice but to allocate 14 2 story living units in the Suneagles Golf Course area of the fort, located in Eatontown, for use as quarantine housing for travelers returning from West Africa who may have been exposed to Ebola, according to an official familiar with the situation who asked not to be named in this story.

Bruce Steadman, Executive Director of FMERA, and some members for the FMERA board resisted the Ebola quarantine facility being located at Fort Monmouth when they were approached by NJ Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Jennifer Valez Esq. last fall.  Michele Brown, then Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority , informed Steadman that the quarantine facility was a fait accompli, according to the source.

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Posted: February 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Earthquake, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »