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Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says
Infant Left In Hot Car By Dad Dies In New Jersey, Prosecutor Says A Jackson Township man was accused of leaving his two-month-old daughter in a hot vehicle, causing the baby to die, authorities said. Avraham Chaitovsky, 28, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a news release on Tuesday, July 16. Lakewood police responded to a report of a child in cardiac arrest on New Egypt Road at around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Officers found Hatzolah Medical Services giving lifesaving aid to the eight-week-old girl but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators sai…
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days
NJ Navy Vet Who Received Pig Kidney Transplant, Heart Pump Dies After 47 Days Lisa Pisano, the 54-year-old New Jersey resident and second-ever recipient of a pig kidney and mechanical heart, has died. Pisano received the heart pump on April 4, and eight days later, got the pig's kidney. She lived with it for 47 days, as reported by the New York Times, before her death on Sunday, July 7. Lisa Pisano. NYU Langone Health A U.S. Navy veteran and doting grandmother, Pisano was born in Lakewood but lived in Ocean Gate and Bayville, according to her obituary on the Mastapeter Memorial Home website. Her obituary remembered her as a "hero to the medical communit…
Mom Killed Toddlers 'For Religious Purposes' In NJ Home: Police Papers Reveal Gruesome Details Mom Killed Toddlers 'For Religious Purposes' In NJ Home: Police Papers Reveal Gruesome Details
Mom Killed Toddlers 'For Religious Purposes' In NJ Home: Police Papers Reveal Gruesome Details A New Jersey mother told investigators that she killed her two toddlers for "religious" reasons while experiencing concerning thoughts while her husband was away on business, according to arrest records obtained by Daily Voice. Naomi Elkins, 27, of Lakewood, NJ was charged with two counts of murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon. She was arrested after the one- and three-year-old girls were killed in a two-family apartment home on Shenandoah Drive on Tuesday, June 25. After her arrest, Elkins told investigat…
Mom Stabs Baby, Toddler Dead In Lakewood: Prosecutor Mom Stabs Baby, Toddler Dead In Lakewood: Prosecutor
Mom Stabs Baby, Toddler Dead In Lakewood: Prosecutor A woman in Lakewood has been charged with two counts or murder and weapons offenses in the deaths of her two children, authorities announced. Naomi Elkins, 27, is believed to have stabbed a 1- and 3-year-old child, who were found in cardiac arrest by responders at a home on Shenandoah Drive around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. Paramedics from Hatzolah Medical Services were performing lifesaving efforts when police arrived and the children were pronounced dead at the scene. Elkins was arrested at the scene and lodged in the county jail p…
Movie Filming In NJ Casting Soldiers, Topless Woman Movie Filming In NJ Casting Soldiers, Topless Woman
Movie Filming In NJ Casting Soldiers, Topless Woman A feature film shooting in New Jersey throughout the summer is casting a variety of paid roles. "Retrograde Victory" is about  a young man who finds new importance in life after the psychological toll inflicted on himself while being inducted to the Vietnam war, the casting call reads. The director and producer is M.J. Walker of Superion Films.  Actors are needed to play a young solder age 7 to 12; a mourning woman 25 to 40; an M60 solder ages 18 to 25; a variety of other solders; and a topless woman. Roles pay between $100 and $150 for one hour of work. The casting call say…
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD
Knife Wielder, 71, Who Threatened Pro-Palestinian Protestor In Teaneck Nabbed In Lakewood: PD A 71-year-old out-of-state man who threatened a woman with a knife at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Teaneck last month was captured Friday by police in Lakewood, authorities said. Pro-Palestinian protestors have been facing off against Jewish counter-demonstrators in Teaneck for more than two months. Cellphone video from the April 14 motor vehicle procession on Teaneck Road shows Ebrahim Yehounatan of Flushing, Queens pulling up alongside the victim’s car, Teaneck Police Chief Andrew R. McGurr said. Yehounatan “brandished a knife in his right hand directed at the victim,” the chief sa…
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate
Where Is Central Jersey? Monmouth U. Poll Finds Answers To NJ's Tricky Regional Debate Monmouth University pollsters have tried to answer a question that has been hard to solve for many in the Garden State: Where is Central Jersey exactly? The Monmouth University Polling Institute released a survey on Tuesday, Apr. 16 that asked New Jerseyans what region they live in and if they believe their region gets a fair share of state resources. The pollsters also asked people to pick their favorite convenience store. According to the poll, 41 percent of New Jerseyans said they live in North Jersey, 34 percent said they're in Central Jersey, and 23 percent said they're from South…
Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution
Jersey Shore Bizman Sentenced For IRS Tax Dodge: 2½ Years In Prison, $11.2 Million Restitution UPDATE: An Ocean County businessman who stiffed the IRS out of more than $10 million in payroll taxes is headed to federal prison for a plea-bargained 2½ years. Josef Neuman, 37, of Lakewood, also must pay $11.2 million, including interest, that he still owes the government. Neuman was CEO of the Lakewood-based Concord Healthcare Group, which provided services to nursing homes and other healthcare operations -- including 20 or so that he also co-owned, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. Despite being responsible for collecting, accounting for and paying the payroll taxe…
Jersey Shore Man Admits Anti-Semitic Rampage: Running Down Victims, Stabbing, Carjacking Jersey Shore Man Admits Anti-Semitic Rampage: Running Down Victims, Stabbing, Carjacking
Jersey Shore Man Admits Anti-Semitic Rampage: Running Down Victims, Stabbing, Carjacking A Jersey Shore man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he committed a series of violent assaults on members of the Jewish Orthodox community in and around Lakewood. What became a rampage over roughly seven hours began when Dion Marsh, 29, of Manchester, dragged a "visibly identifiable" Orthodox Jew out of his car, beat him and sped off in the victim's vehicle on April 8, 2022, authorities said. Marsh was driving a different car in the heavily Orthodox community hours later when he ran down victims in three separate incidents, attempting to kill each of them, U.S. Attorney for New Jer…
Antisemitic Carjacker Pleads Guilty To 2022 Jersey Shore Rampage: Prosecutors Antisemitic Carjacker Pleads Guilty To 2022 Jersey Shore Rampage: Prosecutors
Antisemitic Carjacker Pleads Guilty To 2022 Jersey Shore Rampage: Prosecutors A Manchester Township man admitted to a series of antisemitic attacks in Ocean County that hospitalized three people, including an Orthodox Jewish man who was stabbed, authorities said. Dion Marsh, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of terrorism on Wednesday, Jan. 24, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billheimer announced. Prosecutors will seek a 30-year state prison sentence without parole for Marsh. Billhimer praised police for potentially saving lives and reiterated that hate does not belong in Ocean County. "The evidence marshaled through the course of this investigation led us to the unmis…
'Reckless' Owner Of Princeton Nursing Home That Abruptly Closed Barred From Receiving Medicaid 'Reckless' Owner Of Princeton Nursing Home That Abruptly Closed Barred From Receiving Medicaid
'Reckless' Owner Of Princeton Nursing Home That Abruptly Closed Barred From Receiving Medicaid New Jersey has cut off Medicaid funding for a nursing home that abruptly closed its doors to 72 patients last fall. Princeton Care Center closed suddenly on Sept. 1, 2003, and only notified residents' families that morning — leaving them with just hours to relocate, as first reported by Planet Princeton. Gail and Ezra Bogner, the owner and administrator of Princeton Care Center, respectively, will be suspended from New Jersey Medicaid, effective March 28, the Office of the State Comptroller said. “The Bogners’ recklessness, neglect, and incredibly poor judgment caused serious harm and…
Couple Killed In Parkway Crash With Snowplow Couple Killed In Parkway Crash With Snowplow
Couple Killed In Parkway Crash With Snowplow A man and woman from Lakewood were killed after crashing into a snowplow truck on the Garden State Parkway in Monmouth County, authorities said. State police said an SUV driven by 29-year-old Eliyahu Naydavoud was heading north on the parkway in Tinton Falls around 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.  A snowplow truck was also traveling north and tried to turn into an emergency vehicle U-turn area near mile marker 104.2. Naydavoud's SUV crashed into the side of the snowplow. He and 30-year-old Raizel Rothenberg were killed in the crash. According to The Yeshiva World, Naydavoud…
Road Rage Driver Gets Year In Prison For Crash That Killed Jersey Shore Newlywed Road Rage Driver Gets Year In Prison For Crash That Killed Jersey Shore Newlywed
Road Rage Driver Gets Year In Prison For Crash That Killed Jersey Shore Newlywed A 21-year-old Ocean County man was sentenced to prison for a 2021 road rage crash that killed another driver just weeks after his wedding. Avrohom Pam was 18 years old when he struck Brick Township's Sean Avon head-on, during a road rage incident involving a different driver in June 2021 in Lakewood, Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer has said. Pam was sentenced Wednesday, Nov. 8 to to 364 days in the Ocean County Jail, as a condition of a three-year term of probation imposed,  "Sean Avon was an innocent bystander driving home from working late at work, just hoping to get home to …
Teens Who Tossed Eggs At Pedestrians Arrested In Ocean County: Police Teens Who Tossed Eggs At Pedestrians Arrested In Ocean County: Police
Teens Who Tossed Eggs At Pedestrians Arrested In Ocean County: Police Three teenagers from Brick have been arrested for tossing eggs at pedestrians and property in Lakewood, authorities said. On Friday, Nov. 3, Lakewood police received several calls about the occupants of a Nissan Altima throwing eggs. At approximately 12:40 a.m., Officer Nicholas Romeo, with assistance from members of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, located the vehicle near Lanes Mill Road and Joe Parker Road.  The occupants later identified as 18-year-old Zack Hadley, 18-year-old Jace Pichirallo and a 17-year-old juvenile male, all of Brick, were arrested after officers "observed …
Lakewood Salsa Dancer ID'd As Victim Of Howell Rollover Crash Lakewood Salsa Dancer ID'd As Victim Of Howell Rollover Crash
Lakewood Salsa Dancer ID'd As Victim Of Howell Rollover Crash Police have identified the 51-year-old man from Lakewood killed when his vehicle overturned in Monmouth County, authorities said. Victor Ardiles was killed in the single-vehicle crash at 11:02 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 near Lanes Mill Road and Lanes Pond Road, Howell Township police said.  Ardiles was operating an SUV in the eastbound lanes of Lanes Mill Road when he ran off the road on a curve and struck a concrete mailbox, police said. Ardiles struck a brick landscaping wall and flipped over, police said.  Ardiles, who was trapped inside, was pronounced dead at the scene. Th…
Man Trapped In Industrial Machinery Dies In NJ Man Trapped In Industrial Machinery Dies In NJ
Man Trapped In Industrial Machinery Dies In NJ First responders' attempts to save a man trapped in industrial machinery were futile as the man died on Friday morning, Aug. 25, in Ocean County. OSHA is investigating the fatality at Cambridge Pavingstones, according to Lenore Uddyback-Fortson, regional director of the federal agency. The man was found unresponsive in the machine at 10 Havenwood Court in Lakewood just after 7:30 a.m., Lakewood police said. Responders were able to free the man and began life-saving measures. Unfortunately, efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, police sa…
NJ Driver Bailed In Crash That Left Passenger Dead: Prosecutor NJ Driver Bailed In Crash That Left Passenger Dead: Prosecutor
NJ Driver Bailed In Crash That Left Passenger Dead: Prosecutor A 26-year-old man has been arrested for leaving the scene of a crash that left his passenger dead in Ocean County, authorities said. Angel Garcia-Rodriguez, 26, of Lakewood, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Honda Civic when he lost control and struck a utility pole on James Street around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, July 22, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. Officers found a critically injured male in the passenger seat of the vehicle. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where he died, Billhimer said. Garcia-Rodriguez fled the scene before police a…
Popular Kosher Supermarket Opening In North Jersey Popular Kosher Supermarket Opening In North Jersey
Popular Kosher Supermarket Opening In North Jersey Seasons Express is coming to Bergen County. The popular kosher supermarket is opening a location at 465-467 Cedar Lane in Teaneck, replacing a Wells Fargo. The new Seasons Express comes on the heels of the supermarket closing its location in Clifton, after the store unexpectedly lost its lease.  Currently, the only Seasons Express in New Jersey is in Lakewood. An opening date for the new Teaneck location has not been announced.
Fire Erupts At UPS Facility At Jersey Shore Fire Erupts At UPS Facility At Jersey Shore
Fire Erupts At UPS Facility At Jersey Shore Firefighters worked to knock down a massive fire that broke out at a UPS facility in Ocean County Wednesday, June 28. The blaze erupted just before 7 p.m. at the Vassar Avenue facility in Lakewood. According to CBS, at least six trailers and part of the warehouse were damaged. JUST IN: UPS truck on fire at the @UPS facility in Lakewood pic.twitter.com/ouz9rKSK95 — The Lakewood Scoop (@LakewoodScoop) June 28, 2023 The Lakewood Scoop posted footage from the scene.
NJ Mom, 'Brilliant Mind' Amy Saccone Dies After 2-Year Cancer Battle NJ Mom, 'Brilliant Mind' Amy Saccone Dies After 2-Year Cancer Battle
NJ Mom, 'Brilliant Mind' Amy Saccone Dies After 2-Year Cancer Battle Amy Saccone, a 43-year-old Cranford resident, died on Sunday, June 18 after a two-year battle with colon cancer, according to her obituary. Amy grew up in Matawan and attended Georgian Court University in Lakewood, having double majored in biology and chemistry, her obituary says. She worked in technical sales and product management and was an account executive for Catalent, according to her obituary. There are absolutely NO words to express the brokenness felt💔 I am not even going to try. If you know me, you know the... Posted by Susan Buccellato on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 A fundrais…
Jersey Shore Wrestling Champ Who Coached Kids Admits Trafficking Child Porn Jersey Shore Wrestling Champ Who Coached Kids Admits Trafficking Child Porn
Jersey Shore Wrestling Champ Who Coached Kids Admits Trafficking Child Porn UPDATE: A former New Jersey state wrestling champion who made national headlines when he came out admitted in federal court on Tuesday that he trafficked child porn, authorities said. Alec Donovan, a 26-year-old youth wrestling coach and referee from Brick, “used an internet-based application to exchange multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse, including depictions involving pre-pubescent children,” U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said after the June 6 plea hearing in Trenton. Donovan, who records show has coached at the Shorething Wrestling Club in Lakewood, also …
NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor
NJ Man Who Killed GF Found On Maryland Roadside: Prosecutor A 59-year-old Lakewood man has been charged with killing his live-in girlfriend before fleeing to Maryland, authorities said. John Filistovich was charged on Thursday, June 1 with murder in connection with the beating and suffocation of Betty Perry, 60, of Lakewood, they said. On Tuesday, May 30, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Lakewood Township Police responded to a residence on Thornbury Court to conduct a welfare check on Perry, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Police found the dead body of a woman, later identified as Perry, on the floor of the bed…
Skull Fracture Among Injuries Suffered In Lakewood Carnival Accident Skull Fracture Among Injuries Suffered In Lakewood Carnival Accident
Skull Fracture Among Injuries Suffered In Lakewood Carnival Accident Three people were hospitalized, including one with a possible skull fracture, after an accident at a Lakewood carnival Monday, April 9, authorities said. Two other people sustained less serious injuries at the event, according to Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith, a Lakewood Police Department spokesman. The accident happened at a private event on Summer Avenue. According to abc7, an inflatable bounce house blew over. A pregnant woman suffered abdominal pain and two other adults suffered head injuries, the outlet said citing police. No other details were immediately available. 
Disgruntled Employee Admits Torching Jersey Shore Business After Being Fired: Police Disgruntled Employee Admits Torching Jersey Shore Business After Being Fired: Police
Disgruntled Employee Admits Torching Jersey Shore Business After Being Fired: Police A 26-year-old Toms River man admitted to setting a Lakewood business on fire after being terminated, authorities aid. Jorge Euxaque-Ballesteros pleaded guilty on Friday, March 31, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. On Jan. 19, 2022, at approximately 2 a.m., Lakewood Township police and firefighters were dispatched to a business on Cross Street in reference to a sprinkler system alarm. Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire in the basement of the business.  Investigators determined that the cause of the fire was incendiary by an unknown …
Machete-Wielding Man's Lakewood Menacing Not Considered Anti-Semitic, Authorities Say Machete-Wielding Man's Lakewood Menacing Not Considered Anti-Semitic, Authorities Say
Machete-Wielding Man's Lakewood Menacing Not Considered Anti-Semitic, Authorities Say An incident involving a man who menaced pedestrians with a machete in Lakewood was not believed to have been an anti-Semitic attack, authorities said. Max Sanchez, 22, approached five pedestrians along Forest Avenue near 6th Street with the weapon around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, local police said. Although the incident occurred in a neighborhood where a large portion of Orthodox Jewish families live, "there is nothing that indicates that Sanchez chose to menace the victims based on their religious beliefs," police said in a statement. Although no specific threats were made to a…
Convicted Jersey Shore Sex Offender Who Collected 1,000 Child Porn Images Admits Grooming Girl Convicted Jersey Shore Sex Offender Who Collected 1,000 Child Porn Images Admits Grooming Girl
Convicted Jersey Shore Sex Offender Who Collected 1,000 Child Porn Images Admits Grooming Girl A convicted sex offender living in Ocean County who collected more than 1,000 child porn videos -- after convincing more than two dozen underage girls to record some of them – took a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday, authorities said. Samuel Schwinger, a 37-year-old British national living in Lakewood, was on 10-year probation for similar offenses out of Brooklyn when he posed as an 11-year-old girl to groom another pre-teen in Oklahoma in 2019, a federal complaint says. "I'll send you a vid of what I'm wearing now and then u send me of u and then my turn again k?" Schwinger texted…
Video Shows Parkway Crash That Purportedly Struck Trooper On Scene Of Another Accident Video Shows Parkway Crash That Purportedly Struck Trooper On Scene Of Another Accident
Video Shows Parkway Crash That Purportedly Struck Trooper On Scene Of Another Accident A crash that injured a New Jersey State trooper on the scene of another accident was captured on dashcam footage, according to New Jersey State Police and The Lakewood Scoop. The footage shows a vehicle plowing into another car that then overturns, and gets pushed several feet near mile marker 89.4 in Lakewood at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. CAUGHT ON VIDEO: A multi-accident on the GSP (mm 98) involving an overturned vehicle was caught on dashcam. It was at this accident a NJ Trooper was struck and injured. He was transported to JSUMC for treatment. pic.twitter.com/xhcXuD8T99 — The Lak…
Driver Assaults Orthodox Man In Lakewood Road Rage Incident (VIDEO): Report Driver Assaults Orthodox Man In Lakewood Road Rage Incident (VIDEO): Report
Driver Assaults Orthodox Man In Lakewood Road Rage Incident (Video): Report A road rage incident involving an Orthodox Jewish man being assaulted by another driver was captured on video, according to The Lakewood Scoop.  While it was not clear exactly what happened leading up to the incident, witnesses told TLS that a black man got out of his car to scream at the Jewish driver then grabbed his phone. Police are investigating a road rage incident caught on video in Lakewood pic.twitter.com/96x57AwJVG — The Lakewood Scoop (@LakewoodScoop) June 1, 2022 The black man was captured assaulting the Jewish man on camera and later apparently got in his car and left, tos…
MANIFESTO: Buffalo Mass Shooter Says These NJ Communities Are 'Deplorable' MANIFESTO: Buffalo Mass Shooter Says These NJ Communities Are 'Deplorable'
Manifesto: Buffalo Mass Shooter Says These NJ Communities Are 'Deplorable' Lakewood, Toms River, Jersey City and Brooklyn, NY, are among the Jewish communities that Buffalo's accused mass shooter considers "deplorable'' in a 180-page manifesto, according to multiple news reports. Payton Gendron, 18, was arraigned Saturday on first-degree murder charges and ordered detained without bail on accusations he carefully planned the massacre at a Buffalo supermarket that left ten people dead. Eleven of the 13 people he shot were black, reports say. Gendron had penned a 180-page manifesto that named Lakewood and Toms River among the communities that the alleged shooter con…
Jersey Shore Man Set Dozens Of Fires In 4 Towns: Prosecutor Jersey Shore Man Set Dozens Of Fires In 4 Towns: Prosecutor
Jersey Shore Man Set Dozens Of Fires In 4 Towns: Prosecutor A 32-year-old man from Ocean County has been indicted in connection with setting dozens of fires in four townships, authorities said. ALSO SEE: 'Red Flag' Warning Issued For NJ As Risk Of Serious Fires Rises Dramatically Gregory Fullman, Jr., of Manchester Township, was indicted by a Grand Jury on 28 counts of aggravated arson, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. The charges are in connection with multiple fires that occurred in the Townships of Little Egg Harbor, Manchester, Lakewood, and Wall — between May 2021 and January 2022, he sai…
600 Pounds Of Pot, Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized In Jersey Shore Bust: Prosecutor 600 Pounds Of Pot, Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized In Jersey Shore Bust: Prosecutor
600 Pounds Of Pot, Fentanyl, Cocaine Seized In Jersey Shore Bust: Prosecutor Nearly 600 pounds of marijuana, 3.5 ounces of cocaine, two weapons and nearly $158,000 in cash were seized during a drug bust along the Jersey Shore, authorities said. The investigation focused on the distribution of cocaine, marijuana, and pain medication laced with fentanyl in the Ocean and Mercer County areas, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. The cooperative, multi-agency investigation identified three residences in Ewing, one residence in Lakehurst, and a motor vehicle located in Lakewood, as being utilized by Ronald Walker, 37, of Ewing, an…