Sunday, January 20, 2013
No injuries reported.
Toms River police and fire fighters responded to a structure fire at 359 Suburban Drive at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The occupants were home at the time, and indicated a family member had a cigarette on the upstairs back deck about a ½ hour before they discovered the fire, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. The Pleasant Plains Fire Company, with assistance from Toms River Fire Company 1 and 2 and East Dover Fire Companies responded and extinguished the fire, according to Dave George, Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Company Chief. It was under control in 15 minutes," said George. "It was a very aggressive attack. There were no injuries reported, police said. In a second Sunday blaze, at 1 a.m. police and fire fighters responded to a …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Both drivers left accident scene, charged with DUI, according to police
A Toms River woman was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident Friday morning, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Sheri Perine, 41, Norma Place, was driving a 1999 Toyota west on Cox Cro and Whitesville Roads when it left the road and struck a utility pole at approximately 12:30 a.m., Mastronardy said in a press release. After hitting the pole she attempted to drive home, but pulled into a parking lot on Route 70. Perine was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. No information was available on Perine's condition. Officer Mathew Broderick was the arresting officer. In the second incident, officers responded to an accident, just before 1 a.m. on Friday, with a vehicle …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Front window to business broken.
Toms River police responded to an alarm 2:30 Christmas morning at Q’s Pawn shop, 2608 Route 37. Officers Chris McDowell and Nate Williams investigated the burglary, and found that unknown suspect or suspects entered the business by breaking a front window with a landscape rock then used a hammer to smash a glass display case. The owner reported that a $500 diamond face Movado watch was removed from the case, police said. No further information was available.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Pleasant Plains man charged in Wednesday evening incident
Police on Thursday identified the 21-year-old Pleasant Plains man who allegedly stole about $200 from a gas station while reportedly armed with a handgun as Steven Lazarie of West Todd Road. Lazarie was charged with the robbery Wednesday night after an investigation by Toms River Police Department Detectives Roger Hull, Brian Lomer and Louis Santora, according to Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy. He is lodged in the Ocean County Jail on $150,000 bail with no 10 percent option, Mastronardy said. Toms River police responded to the Exxon at the corner of Routes 9 and 571 after 6 p.m. Wednesday and a search was coordinated by Sgt. Ed Mooney for a white male who was seen heading north on Route 9. A witness saw the man running down Swain …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Pickup truck overturns, car apparently flees
Toms River police responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident at Morningdale Boulevard and Crestview Lane in the Pleasant Plains section of the township earlier this week. Traffic Safety Officer Steven Schwartz arrived at the scene in the gated senior community of Lake Ridge, and observed a dodge pickup truck resting on its roof, according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Officer Vincent Pedalino, after being assisted by witnesses, located another vehicle involved in the accident that had apparently fled the scene, a 2012 Hyundai, at Crestview Lane and Vicari Drive. The driver of the vehicle that left the scene was Angel Llorens, 53, of 1600 Goldspire Road in the Greenbriar Woodlands retirement community. Officer …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Manchester Township Police Officer an eyewitness.
Toms River Police responded to a report that a suspect was observed breaking into a vehicle on Bounty Court at midnight Thursday. An investigation found that witnesses heard a noise, then observed a suspect break the window of a vehicle, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. One witness was Manchester Township Police Officer Arthur Cronk. Officer Cronk was off duty and identified himself as a police officer at which point the suspect stated “I have a gun,” Mastronardy said. The suspect then fled on foot, being pursued by Officer Cronk. Within minutes Officer Daniel Herr and K-9 Officer Art Pennell arrived at the scene, on Vincent Drive, and they observed the suspect being chased by Officer Cronk. The suspect attempted to elude …
Initial investigation says 37-year-old man fell asleep at wheel.
Toms River police are investigating an accident involving a tractor trailer and a 1999 Mazda, which occured at the intersection of Hooper Avenue and Route 37 at 6 a.m. today. An initial investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Terry Warren and Officer Thomas Leach indicated the driver of the Mazda, a 37-year-old Toms River man, was asleep at the traffic light southbound on Hooper Avenue when he was suddenly awakened, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. The Toms River man then drove across Route 37 in front of the tractor trailer that was eastbound on Route 37, Mastronardy said. Police did not go into detail as to the 37 year old's injuries, but he was transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Police searching for white mini van
Toms River police are asking the public for help in locating the driver of a white mini van that was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle accident Saturday night, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. The accident occurred at the corner of Fischer and Cattus Island Boulevards at 8 p.m. According to Traffic Safety Officer Steven Schwartz, who is investigating the accident, Samantha Schenk, 19, of Toms River was southbound on Fischer Boulevard when a white minivan changed lanes and forced her vehicle into the center median when it became airborne. Schenk’s vehicle, a 2002 Cadillac, landed in the northbound lanes then traveled through a hedge and came to rest on its side, Mastronardy said in an email. Schenk was extricated from…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Driver faces DUI, other charges
Toms River Township police responded to an accident 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Route 37 and Wrangle Brook Road. David Delriocerchio, 21, of Ocean Township, was eastbound on Route 37 in a family member's car that he took without permission, when the 2012 Chevy left the roadway and struck a utility pole, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. The utility pole snapped in half and came to rest on the car. Delriocerchio was transported to Community Medical Center where he was charged with driving while under the influence, reckless driving, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe, Mastronardy said. Trafety Safety Officer Steven Schwartz was the investigating officer.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Victim robbed of suboxone pills, wallet
A 46-year-old Toms River man, who lives on Buermann Avenue, said he was robbed by two males he met at the Garfield Avenue WaWa, according to Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. The 46 year old reported to police at midnight Saturday that at 9 p.m. he met two subjects by the WaWa at Garfield Avenue. The victim reported to Officer Tim Sysol that the males asked for a cigarette, then he walked to his home nearby to get a jacket and shortly thereafter one suspect pulled a knife and demanded his wallet. The suspects then when into the victims pants looking for his wallet and removed 60 suboxone pills. The victim then stated that the two males fled the area on foot, one of which left a grey and white quicksilver winter jacket at the …