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Seaside Police Make Arrest in Motel Murder

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd announce the arrest of Matthew Demartin, 37, of Seaside Heights in...

Car Crashes Into Pizzeria

by Todd Malland, MPD MANCHESTER-On Monday, February 26, 2018, at approximately 09:16 am, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to Hudson City Plaza...

Former Holbrook Little League Board Members Charged for Taking $118,000 From League

by Al DellaFave, OCPO JACKSON-Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the arrest of the two Holbrook Little Executive Board Members. League President Anthony...

Police: Meth Lab Catches Fire in Atlantic City Hotel Room

ATLANTIC CITY-On February 14, 2018, a fire inside a hotel room resulted in the discovery of a make-shift meth lab and the arrest of...

Couple Killed on Fiery Crash on Interstate 195 in Jackson

Two people were killed late Wednesday when a nearly $200,000 sports car crashed and caught fire along I-195 in Jackson, authorities said. James Fusaro,...

Jersey Child Pornographer Used Blackmail to Pressure Teens, Gets 12 Years in Prison

TRENTON - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a man who formerly lived in Union City, N.J., was sentenced to prison today for using the...

Man Pleads Guilty for Trafficking Girl, 17, as Prostitute in South Jersey Motels

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Burlington County, N.J., man pleaded guilty today to forcing a 17-year-old girl to engage in...

NJ Attorney General Announces Support Against Trump’s Campaign Against Illegal Aliens, Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has joined a multi-state amicus brief filed in federal court that supports the city and county of San Francisco,...

New Jersey Interstate Black Market Gun Trafficking Ring Members Indicted

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that a state grand jury has returned an indictment charging seven members of a major gun...

“Large Scale” Shore Area Drug Ring Busted, Most Already Released from Jail

TOMS RIVER-A joint task force between Monmouth and Ocean County law enforcement officials has led to the arrest of five individuals suspected of operating...

Bomber from N.J. handed multiple life sentences for NYC, Seaside Heights bombings

A man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block,...

Ex-Cop Arrested After Shooting Caught on Video in Toms River

by Al DellaFave, OCPO TOMS RIVER-Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the arrest of Richard Michael Gato, 70, of Margaret Court in Toms...

NJ Bail Reform Puts Assault Suspect on Streets to Sexually Assault Another Two Hours Later

ATLANTIC CITY-On February 10, 2018, a New York man arrested and released following a domestic violence assault returned to his hotel only to commit...

Man Arrested for Sexually Harassing Teenage Workers At Pine Beach Roy Rogers

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Pine Beach Police Chief Matthew Petrecca today announced the arrest of Michael Arellano, 25, of Beachwood, NJ....

Authorities: Ocean County Man Wanted Attorney Shot in Head, Body Burned and Dumped in Water

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the arrest of Michael Nocera, 43, of Beachwood for the charge of Conspiracy to Commit Murder.   The...

Man Charged with Heroin Distribution After Police Find Drugs, Ammo During Traffic Stop

BRICK-On Feb 8, 2018, at approximately 11:00pm, the Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle in the area of Lowes Home Improvement on...

Philly Chaos Shows Double Standard Over Riots: Critics

In the aftermath of the chaos that erupted in Philadelphia as Eagles fans tore through the streets celebrating their Super Bowl victory, many could...

Freeholders Petition to Save Ocean County Prosecutor Coronato’s Job

TOMS RIVER-With a new governor in the Statehouse, Ocean County's Republican-backed prosecutor Joseph Coronato's job could be in jeopardy.  Today, the Ocean County Board of...

Flu oubreak closes all 3 schools in 1 N.J. district

An outbreak of the flu among "essential personnel" has forced the closure of all three public schools in Branchburg on Monday, district officials said....

Monmouth University student dies, another injured in car crash

A 20-year-old Moorestown man died Saturday after a car veered off the road in Monmouth County and crashed into a tree in the early...

Police Seeking Witnesses to Fatal Crash

FREEHOLD –   A 20-year-old Moorestown man died as a result of a motor vehicle accident along South Lincoln Avenue in Ocean Township early Saturday...

New Jersey Youth Tennis Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault, Manufacturing Child Pornography

FREEHOLD –   A Monmouth County Grand Jury returned a 15-count indictment Friday, charging a local youth tennis instructor with varying charges of sexual assault...

Brick Woman Charged with DWI After Jackson Crash

On Friday, January 26th, at approximately 2pm, the Jackson Police Department began to receive calls regarding a vehicle travelling on Toms River Road which...

Two Teens Busted for Breaking into Vacant Home

On Friday, January 26th, at 4:11pm Jackson Police received a call indicating they just viewed two individuals break into a vacant residence on Short...

Police: 80 Year Old Man Punched in Face During Jackson Road Rage Incident

JACKSON-At approximately 4pm on Wednesday, January 24th, Officer Ravaioli and Officer Travisano responded to Cassville Road regarding a dispute between two drivers that apparently...

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