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Forklift Operator, 46, Killed By Keansburg Police While Wielding Chainsaw: AG Forklift Operator, 46, Killed By Keansburg Police While Wielding Chainsaw: AG
Forklift Operator, 46, Killed By Keansburg Police While Wielding Chainsaw: AG Authorities have identified a Keansburg man shot and killed by police while wielding a chainsaw, along with the officers involved in the Memorial Day incident. Willem Roman, 46, died from his injuries on Friday, June 14. Attorney General Matt Platkin announced his death in a news release on Monday, July 1. Keansburg police were called to perform a welfare check at a home on Seabreeze Way at around 1:07 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Two officers entered the home and found Roman with a running chainsaw, along with several weapons. Investigators said Roman approached the officers with the chainsaw.…
8K+ Without Power Amid Another Round Of Storms In New Jersey 8K+ Without Power Amid Another Round Of Storms In New Jersey
8K+ Without Power Amid Another Round Of Storms In New Jersey More than 8,000 New Jersey residents were without power amid another round of storms on Sunday, June 22. PSE&G's outage map shows 5,341 were in the dark in Burlington County and more than 3,000 in Camden. The majority of the outages were in Maple Shade, Moorestown, Haddon and Pennsauken. In Union County, nearly 1,000 had lost power in Westfield. Smaller but more widespread outages were reported on the Jersey Shore, according to JCP&L, specifically in Long Branch, Red Bank, Asbury Park, Hazlet, Middletown, Keansburg, and Matawan. The National Weather Service had warned residen…
Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg
Chainsaw-Wielding Man Shot By Police In Keansburg A man wielding a chainsaw was shot and critically wounded by police sent to his Keansburg home on a welfare check, authorities said. Borough officers who went to the Seabreeze Way home shortly after 1 p.m. on Memorial Day "encountered an adult male civilian who possessed numerous weapons and a running chainsaw," New Jersey Attorney General Matthew Platkin said. "As the male approached officers with the running chainsaw, one officer deployed a [Taser] and another officer fired his service weapon, striking the individual," the attorney general said. on Friday, May 31. Unconfirmed reports wer…
Bodycam Footage Shows DUI Arrest Of WWE Star In Keansburg Month Before She Caused Deadly Wreck Bodycam Footage Shows DUI Arrest Of WWE Star In Keansburg Month Before She Caused Deadly Wreck
Bodycam Footage Shows DUI Arrest Of WWE Star In Keansburg Month Before She Caused Deadly Wreck Newly-released footage shows the New Jersey arrest of WWE star Tammy "Sunny" Sytch, just one month before she caused a deadly wreck that landed her in Florida prison. In On Feb. 24, 2022, Sytch, who was 49 at the time, was arrested in Keansburg and charged with multiple traffic violations including DUI, driving with a suspended/revoked license, driving without a license and more, as previously reported by Daily Voice. According to the description of the bodycam footage released by DriveThru Tours, citing police paperwork, Sytch had a blood alcohol level of .30% — nearly four times the …
Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Keansburg Passenger Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Keansburg Passenger
Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Keansburg Passenger A 26-year-old driver from Union County has been charged with vehicular homicide in a Sayreville crash that killed one of his passengers, authorities said. Brandon Witkowski, of Elizabeth, was charged Thursday, April 18, in the Route 35 crash that killed Zion Jackson, 24, of Keansburg, last fall, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone. On Oct. 28, 2023, at 5 a.m., authorities responded to Route 35 South in the vicinity of Fred’s Bait and Tackle Shop, following the report of a fatal crash. Police found a 2009 Acura TL that had rolled over onto two parked vehic…
Keansburg Man Sentenced For Having Meth, Cocaine, Heroin, Illegal Gun: Prosecutor Keansburg Man Sentenced For Having Meth, Cocaine, Heroin, Illegal Gun: Prosecutor
Davidson Jules Sentenced A Monmouth County man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison after admitting to having several types of drugs, equipment to distribute them, and an illegal gun, authorities said. Davidson Jules, 42, of Keansburg, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison on Friday, Mar. 15, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced in a news release on Monday, Mar. 18. He pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 8 to possession of more than five ounces with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a handgun.  Several law enforcement agencies executed search warrants durin…
Keansburg Dad Dies Following Motorcycle Crash: Remembering Tyler Martin Keansburg Dad Dies Following Motorcycle Crash: Remembering Tyler Martin
Keansburg Dad Dies Following Motorcycle Crash: Remembering Tyler Martin A 29-year-old Monmouth County father was killed in a motorcycle crash, according to a fundraiser campaign. According to a GoFundMe page, Tyler Martin of Keansburg died from the injuries he suffered when his motorcycle crashed in Holmdel on Saturday, Feb. 10.  "Tyler was a bright light in the lives of those who knew him, bringing joy and laughter wherever he went," reads the campaign launched by Susan Pasi-Clolinger. According to his obituary, Tyler was born in Long Branch and lived his entire life in Keansburg. He worked at McKenna Electric in Tinton Falls. Tyler enjoyed ma…
'Execution-Style' Neptune Township Killers Sentenced 'Execution-Style' Neptune Township Killers Sentenced
2022 Neptune Township Double Murder Sentencing Two men were sentenced to prison time for their roles in what prosecutors called an "execution-style" double murder of a young man and woman in Neptune Township nearly two years ago. Gabriel Braithwaite, 21, of Keansburg was sentenced to 40 years in state prison on Friday, Jan. 5, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago announced. Braithewaite pleaded guilty in July 2023 to three charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. Jeron Dearin, 24, of Aberdeen was sentenced to five years in state prison. He also pleaded guilty in July 2023 to one count of conspiracy to commit aggravat…
Man Struck, Killed On Route 35 Helped Homeless Man Struck, Killed On Route 35 Helped Homeless
Man Struck, Killed On Route 35 Helped Homeless Authorities have identified the pedestrian struck and killed along Route 35 in Aberdeen. Jeremy Riccioni, 33, of Aberdeen was struck at about 11:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 in the northbound lanes near the intersection of Amboy Avenue, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.. Jeremy dedicated much of his time as a volunteer focusing on helping the homeless, according to his obituary. "Those who knew Jeremy would often find him lending a hand to those in need, whether it was through his landscaping business or personal endeavors," the obit reads.  “His efforts were particula…
Local Celeb Garbage Collector In Keanesburg Out Of Work With Brain Mass, Campaign Says Local Celeb Garbage Collector In Keanesburg Out Of Work With Brain Mass, Campaign Says
Local Celeb Garbage Collector In Keanesburg Out Of Work With Brain Mass, Campaign Says The G Man is down, but not out. The Keansburg community is coming together to support Charles "Buddy" Reeves, a.k.a. the G Man who has been collecting garbage in the town for 44 years. He recently suffered a medical emergency while working, according to a GoFundMe set up to support Reeves while he recovers from a brain mass. As of Thursday, Dec. 14, more than $1,300 has been raised. "He takes his job extremely seriously, professionally and has pride in what he does always," Reeves' wife, Ronda, who organized the fundraiser, said. "He loved, cared for and always thought about all …
Keansburg Man Beats Ex-GF Dead: Prosecutor Keansburg Man Beats Ex-GF Dead: Prosecutor
Keansburg Man Beats Ex-GF Dead: Prosecutor A New Jersey man named Kevin Bacon has been arrested after police say he beat his ex-girlfriend to death. April Duncza, 39, was found during a welfare check at a home on Paul Street in the Fords section of Woodbridge with serious head trauma around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. Duncza was pronounced deceased at the scene, and her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Bacon, 46, of Keansburg, was identified as a suspect, Ciccone said alongside Woodbridge Police Director Robert Hubner. Bacon was arrested without incident Thursday, Nov. 30, and charge…
Man Sexually Assaulted Child 20 Years Ago: Monmouth Prosecutor Man Sexually Assaulted Child 20 Years Ago: Monmouth Prosecutor
Man Sexually Assaulted Child 20 Years Ago: Monmouth Prosecutor A former resident of Keansburg is facing charges for the sexual assault of a child that took place over 20 years ago, authorities said. Robert L. Wisiak, 44, of South River, was arrested by Keansburg police on Oct. 20, on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a minor and child endangerment, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said on Thursday, Nov. 30. An investigation found that the sexual assaults between Wisiak and the victim, who was a minor under the age of 13 at the time, took place on multiple occasions between the years of 1999-2001…
24-Year-Old Passenger Killed In Car That Rolled Onto Parked Vehicles On Route 35 In Sayreville 24-Year-Old Passenger Killed In Car That Rolled Onto Parked Vehicles On Route 35 In Sayreville
24-Year-Old Passenger Killed In Car That Rolled Onto Parked Vehicles On Route 35 In Sayreville Authorities have identified the 24-year-old man killed in a single-car crash over the weekend on Route 35 in Sayreville. Zion Jackson, of Keansburg, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed near Fred’s Bait and Tackle Shop around 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. A 2009 Acura TL was heading south on Route 35 when it veered off the roadway striking a safety bollard for a fire hydrant and then rolled over onto the two parked vehicles, the prosecutor said. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver and a second passenger were hospit…
Jersey Shore Man Gets 8 Years For Possessing Child Porn Jersey Shore Man Gets 8 Years For Possessing Child Porn
Jersey Shore Man Gets 8 Years For Possessing Child Porn A Keansburg man has been sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison for being in possession of large caches of child pornography, authorities said. Jose Gabe Veras, 35, will have to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and also be subject to Parole Supervision for Life, according to Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia Alonso. Veras was arrested without incident at his home in Keansburg in February 2020 and was indicted in October 2021. He was convicted of child endangerment for possessing more than 1,000 items of child porn, Alonso sai…
Friends Killed In Route 18 Crash Remembered With Motorcycle Ride Friends Killed In Route 18 Crash Remembered With Motorcycle Ride
Friends Killed In Route 18 Crash Remembered With Motorcycle Ride Several events have been planned to remember two young friends and motorcyclists killed in a multi-vehicle crash earlier this week in Monmouth County. Ka'shon K. Cross, 18, of Hazlet, and Gregory K. Tuft, of Keansburg, were identified as victims in a fatal collision with three cars along Route 18 in Marlboro on Monday, July 24, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. So sad to hear about the passing of Gregory Tutt. This kid was always so kind and genuine. Always a smile on his face... Posted by Anthony Viera on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 A balloon release organized for Grego…
Police ID Motorcyclists Killed In Route 18 Crash Police ID Motorcyclists Killed In Route 18 Crash
Police ID Motorcyclists Killed In Route 18 Crash The two motorcyclists who were killed in a multi-vehicle crash Monday night, July 24 in Marlboro have been identified by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Kashon Cross, 18, of Hazlet and Gregory K. Tutt Jr, 22, of Keansburg were killed in a collision with three other vehicles, the prosecutor's office said. ALSO SEE: Community rallies to support the family of Kashon Cross. A 2019 Hyundai Tucson, 2017 Subaru Impreza, 2008 Mercedes-Benz 550, along with a 2005 Suzuki GSX and a 2001 Yamaha YZF motorcycle collided on Route 18 north near County Road 520 in Marlboro, Mon…
Pair Admit To Roles In Double-Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Pair Admit To Roles In Double-Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor
Pair Admit To Roles In Double-Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Two men charged in a double-shooting that left a man and a woman dead in Neptune Township have both admitted to their roles in the killings, authorities said. Gabriel J. Brathwaite, 20, of Keansburg pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and a related weapons offense, they said. Brathwaite admitted that he fatally shot 18-year-old Samore Edwards of Plainfield and 19-year-old Isaiah Williams of New Brunswick, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. Braithwaite’s codefendant, 24-year-old Jeron D. Dearin of the Cliffwood section of&nb…
Ex-Hudson Sheriff's Officer Admits $98,000 Short-Sale Mortgage Scheme For Jersey Shore Home Ex-Hudson Sheriff's Officer Admits $98,000 Short-Sale Mortgage Scheme For Jersey Shore Home
Ex-Hudson Sheriff's Officer Admits $98,000 Short-Sale Mortgage Scheme For Jersey Shore Home A former Hudson County sheriff’s officer admitted defrauding a bank to duck $98,000 in mortgage payments on a Jersey Shore home, federal authorities said. Osbado Hernandez, 54, of Avenel, conspired with others to lie about a bogus short sale of his house in Keansburg so that the unidentified bank would discharge what was left on his mortgage, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger said. Hernandez bought the property for $239,900 in 2006, financing it through a mortgage loan from the victimized bank, a complaint on file in U.S. District Court in Trenton says. He ended up behind on the payments,…
'Chasing Chasing Amy': Famous NJ Movie's Legacy Explored In New Doc 'Chasing Chasing Amy': Famous NJ Movie's Legacy Explored In New Doc
'Chasing Chasing Amy': Famous NJ Movie's Legacy Explored In New Doc Though "Chasing Amy" is a 90s Garden State classic, a new documentary is exploring its somewhat problematic legacy. "Chasing Chasing Amy" is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, spotlighting "Chasing Amy", Kevin Smith's film about a man who falls in love with a lesbian and develops a relationship with her. Smith, a proud New Jersey native, filmed the movie throughout his home state, including in Brick, Asbury Park, Keansburg, Leonardo, Middletown, Red Bank and Rumson.  In the documentary, director Sav Rodgers explores how the film changed his life. Rodgers was 12-years old …
Bayshore Man Arrested For Attempted Murder: Prosecutor Bayshore Man Arrested For Attempted Murder: Prosecutor
Bayshore Man Arrested For Attempted Murder: Prosecutor A Keansburg man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting of a man from Keyport, authorities said. Yacir James, 26, was charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. At approximately 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, Keansburg Police were dispatched for a report of shots fired and a possible shooting victim at the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Highland Boulevard. Keansburg Police discovered a male victim in the street, suffering from a single gunshot wound. The vic…
Man Convicted Of Child Porn Charges Had More Than 1,000 Images On His Computers: Prosecutor Man Convicted Of Child Porn Charges Had More Than 1,000 Images On His Computers: Prosecutor
Man Convicted Of Child Porn Charges Had More Than 1,000 Images On His Computers: Prosecutor A Monmouth County man was found guilty of possessing a large cache of child sexual abuse materials in his home, authorities said. Jose Gabe Veras, 34, of Keansburg was convicted of child endangerment for possessing more than 1,000 images of child porn, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. An investigation by the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, initiated by a tip received through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, revealed that Veras had utilized a cloud storage application to store child sexual…
Former Jersey Shore Officer Sentenced For Attempted Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Woman Former Jersey Shore Officer Sentenced For Attempted Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Woman
Former Jersey Shore Officer Sentenced For Attempted Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Woman A former Keansburg police officer was sentenced to four years in New Jersey State Prison for the attempted sexual assault of an unconscious woman, authorities said. Nicholas R. Thompson, 26, also must register as a sex offender under Megan's Law and be under parole supervision for life, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. And he's banned from holding a public job.  Thompson was an off-duty Class II special officer when he tried to assault the woman at a private home in January 2021, authorities said.  Thompson’s plea agreement was reached in May, after consultat…
Feds: Jersey Shore Dealer Convicted Of Selling Cocaine, Crack In Monmouth, Ocean Counties Feds: Jersey Shore Dealer Convicted Of Selling Cocaine, Crack In Monmouth, Ocean Counties
Feds: Jersey Shore Dealer Convicted Of Selling Cocaine, Crack In Monmouth, Ocean Counties An ex-con was convicted in federal court of selling cocaine and crack along the Jersey Shore, authorities said. Damion “Checks” Helmes, 42, of Cliffwood was the last of 20 defendants convicted of peddling the drug throughout Monmouth County and into Ocean County. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Trenton found Helmes guilty of various drug-dealing charges while acquitting him of two gun offenses following a two-week trial. Helmes had already done time following a drug and gun bust in Keansburg in 2004, records show. Initially busted by the locals, Helmes was charged federally by the FBI’s …
Police Justified In Shooting Jersey Shore Drugstore Robber Who Stabbed Officer, Grand Jury Says Police Justified In Shooting Jersey Shore Drugstore Robber Who Stabbed Officer, Grand Jury Says
Police Justified In Shooting Jersey Shore Drugstore Robber Who Stabbed Officer, Grand Jury Says UPDATE: Police were justified in shooting an ex-con who’d stabbed a Keansburg lieutenant with a large knife while holding a pharmacy worker hostage during a robbery, a state grand jury ruled. James Sutton, 55, of Keansburg, was holding up the Keansburg Pharmacy in Keansburg Plaza on Main Street when officers responding to multiple 911 calls arrived shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2022, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said. Sutton had “demanded oxycodone, and was holding a pharmacy employee at knifepoint,” Platkin said. Two officers deployed their Tasers with no effect, t…
Jersey Shore Suspect Offered Money For Juvenile To Undress, Police Say Jersey Shore Suspect Offered Money For Juvenile To Undress, Police Say
Jersey Shore Suspect Offered Money For Juvenile To Undress, Police Say A 42-year-old man from the Jersey Shore has been arrested for asking a juvenile to expose intimate body parts, authorities said. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, Middletown police arrested Marcus Brady, of Keansburg, on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, following an investigation of incidents that occurred in Middletown, police said. Middletown Police were informed by the juvenile victim and a parent that Brady had offered the juvenile money in exchange for the victim exposing intimate body parts, police said. Brady allegedly made two separate offers to the victim, who…
14 Men Arrested On Child Porn, Endangerment Charges In Ongoing Jersey Shore Sting: Prosecutor 14 Men Arrested On Child Porn, Endangerment Charges In Ongoing Jersey Shore Sting: Prosecutor
14 Men Arrested On Child Porn, Endangerment Charges In Ongoing Jersey Shore Sting: Prosecutor A series of investigations led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrests of 14 men this year, authorities said on Thursday, Aug. 11. From the beginning of 2020 to present, approximately 550 CyberTips have resulted in a total of 77 arrests in Monmouth County, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. The majority of this year's investigations originated via CyberTips that were forwarded to our office by the National Center for Missing and Exploi…
Jersey Shore Police Officer Admits Attempted Sexual Assault On Unconscious Woman: Prosecutor Jersey Shore Police Officer Admits Attempted Sexual Assault On Unconscious Woman: Prosecutor
Jersey Shore Police Officer Admits Attempted Sexual Assault On Unconscious Woman: Prosecutor A Keansburg police officer has admitted to a sex crime and is now expected to lose his job, register as a sex offender and serve a prison term, authorities said. Nicholas Thompson, 25, pleaded guilty to a second-degree charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault on Tuesday, May 17, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. An investigation by members of the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that in January 2021, the crime took place at a private residence, when the victim, an adult female, was unconscious and incapable of consent, Linskey said. Thom…
Pair Indicted In Double Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Pair Indicted In Double Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor
Pair Indicted In Double Fatal Shooting On Jersey Shore: Prosecutor Two men from Bayshore have been indicted in connection with a double homicide that took place in Neptune Township earlier this year, authorities said. Gabriel J. Braithwaite, 19, of Keansburg and Jeron D. Dearin, 22, of the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen are both charged with murder, weapons offenses and hindering apprehension, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey. The charges are in connection with the shooting deaths of 18-year-old Samore Edwards of Plainfield and 19-year-old Isaiah Williams of New Brunswick, Liinskey said. Shortly…
Passenger Trapped, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash: Police Passenger Trapped, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash: Police
Passenger Trapped, Airlifted In Jersey Shore Crash: Police A car flipped and one of its occupants was seriously hurt in a crash on the Jersey Shore, authorities said. The single-car crash occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at Bowne and Whipporwill Valley roads in Middletown. Patrol officers found that a 16-year-old girl from Belford had been ejected from the vehicle and became entrapped underneath the vehicle when it rolled over, police said. The girl sustained multiple serious fractures, which were not life-threatening, police said. She was flown via medivac helicopter to Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore Un…
WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K On Jersey Shore WINNER: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K On Jersey Shore
Winner: Powerball Lottery Player Takes Home $50K On Jersey Shore One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball for the Wednesday, April 13, drawing to win the $50,000 third-tier prize.  The ticket was sold at Circle K – Keansburg, 120 Carr Ave., Keansburg in Monmouth County. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, April 13, drawing were: 14, 16, 41, 63, and 68. The Red Power Ball number was 26. The Power Play was 2X. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $325 million for the next drawing to be held Saturday, April 16, at 10:59 pm. The Double Play drawing results for the Wednesday, April 13, drawing were: 17, 51, 54, …
WWE Star Tammy Sytch Of NJ Arrested In Deadly FL Crash: Report WWE Star Tammy Sytch Of NJ Arrested In Deadly FL Crash: Report
WWE Star Tammy Sytch Of NJ Arrested In Deadly FL Crash: Report WWE star and New Jersey resident Tammy Sytch has been arrested for the third time in three months, this time for DUI in a Florida crash that left another person dead, TMZ reports The Hall of Famer was behind the wheel of a 2012 Mercedes when she struck the back of a 2013 Kia Sorento stopped at a stoplight just before 8:30 p.m. on March 25 on US Highway 1 in Volusia County, TMZ says citing police. The Kia was sent into the back of a 2011 GMC Yukon, also stopped at the light, ultimately killing the Kia driver, police said. Police said they believed Sytch was under the influence of alcohol at…