Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Victim transported to area hospital by helicopter after Tuesday night incident, police said
The Silverton man flown to an area trauma center after being struck by a car on Hooper Avenue Tuesday night is in stable condition, according to hospital staff. The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. just south of South Shore Drive, according to Toms River Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy. Noah Huyler, 30, of Mello Lane was struck by a Pontiac traveling southbound on Hooper operated by Jessica Schiele, 22, of Twin Oaks Drive, the chief said. Toms River EMS transported Huyler to Ocean County College grounds where he was then flown by a MONOC helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Mastronardy said. Photos provided by Toms River police show that the left side of the Pontiac's windshield is shattered and a …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Crash happened early Thursday morning near Ocean County Mall, police said
A Stafford Man faces multiple charges after police said that he was driving while intoxicated when he struck a Hooper Avenue curb and traffic light early Thursday morning. Officers James Robertazzi and Nate Williams were responding to a crash on Hooper and saw a disabled 2011 Honda at Chestnut Street shortly after midnight. Spotted fleeing on foot from the car were two men, said Toms River Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy. After a 10 minute search, Officer Anthony Scali found the men near Bay and Hooper Avenues, the chief said. An investigation by Williams found John Haig, 22, of Hudson Street in Stafford Township "turned out of a restaurant just north of the [Ocean County] Mall traveling southbound in the northbound lane then struck a …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Police chief said incident was far from the school
Reports that emergency responders had arrived at Hooper Avenue Elementary School to treat a gunshot wound there were untrue, police said Monday morning. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the incident was actually no where near the school, which is used as a landing zone for medevac by helicopter. The police chief said the gunshot was far from the school site in a private residence, where an occupant suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He declined to give the addresss.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The incident occurred near Squire Village.
A 13-year-old driving a car believed stolen was injured and arrested after he unexpectedly saw his mom while driving in Squire Village and then crashed the car into a tree. Toms River Police announced the 13-year-old was hospitalized for a hip injury and broken nose as a result of the one-car accident 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 17 on Brokaw Boulevard off Hooper Avenue. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the boy told police the crash happened after he lost control of the vehicle he was illegally driving. The teen was driving down Brokaw Boulevard and saw his mother drive past him in the opposite direction, then crashed into a tree. "Apparently distracted by seeing his mother the 2012 Toyota Camry he was operating left the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Application for Molly Lane and Hooper Avenue site
Votes by the Brick Township planning board to deny – as well as approve – an application by Roy Rogers to build a restaurant on Brick Boulevard both ended in ties Wednesday night. That means while the restaurant chain's application was not technically denied, it was not approved either, and therefore it cannot be built near Holiday City Silverton. Roy Rogers altered its original plan for the proposed site, at the northwest corner of Brick Boulevard and Molly Lane, to reduce the size of the restaurant to 2,000 square feet from 3,000 square feet, redesign its drive-through and add parking spaces and a bike rack. Harvey York, the attorney for Roy Rogers, also said the company would agree to modify its drainage plan so, in the event of a 100 …
Closures in place for electrical work
Editor's Note: The story is updated with both lanes of Buckwald now open for traffic this morning. A main thorofare for Ocean County College and shortcut between Church and Hooper avenues reopened after about two weeks of construction. Buckwald Drive, closed for electrical repairs, had for most of October seen both lanes closed for the project. College Drive was the only entrance to Ocean County College while Buckwald was shuttered. Through Oct. 5, both lanes of the north-south road were closed, creating reported backups and heavy volume along Hooper Avenue between College Drive and Yorktowne Boulevard through Silverton. On Oct. 12, the road was expected to be open, according to the county roads department. Buckwald and Hooper are both …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
County roadwork includes milling and paving
Commuters on Hooper Avenue should expect traffic delays around June 11, as the county roads department plans to repair the road near Oak Avenue. The Ocean County Roads Deparment announced the work of the major Toms River thorofare, which is also County Route 549, will begin around Monday, June 11. The project includes milling and paving of the roadway, along the area of Oak Avenue by the Ocean County Mall. Lane and road closures, as well as impact to the adjacent jughandles, may be part of the project, which aims to address the aging roadway's potholes and uneven pavement. Months prior, the county milled and repaved portions of the Silverton stretch of Hooper Avenue, addressing issues near Church and Silver Bay roads.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
4:40 a.m. Tuesday incident, Toms River Police locate family Wednesday evening.
A search for the family of a man struck by a car on Hooper Avenue early Tuesday led Toms River police to investigate leads across the country, in hopes of notifying the victim's family of his whereabouts. Cristoval Mallorga was struck trying to cross Hooper Avenue near Chestnut Street 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, said Toms River police Capt. Steven Henry. A driver from Brick driving southbound on Hooper struck the man, who remains in critical condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center. The victim received severe head and leg injuries, said Henry. The accident is currently under investigation by Traffic Safety Officer Robert Westfall. Henry said no charges have been filed against the vehicle operator, who was on his way to work from Brick when he …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Building will grow 26,300 square feet
The leveling of land next to a plaza in the Silverton section of Toms River signals the expansion of a parking lot and the possible addition of a tenant there. The addition coming to town is located at the northbound side of Hooper Avenue, in Silverton, on the far side of the plaza containing CVS Pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts and Buy Rite Liquors on Silver Bay Road. There, the Club Metro USA fitness facility will be expanding their parking lot and the plaza it’s located in will be expanding also, according to Toms River Township Planner Jay Lynch. “This particular expansion was approved by the planning board. The fitness facility is located in a shopping center that has approval to expand both the building and the parking lot, although to the …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Incident at South Shore Drive area
Toms River Police responded to a one-car accident on Hooper Avenue this morning, with a pick-up truck smashing into a utility pole near South Shore Drive. The incident occurred around 8:15 a.m. today and slowed traffic along the Hooper Avenue corridor near South Shore Drive. A witness reported to Toms River Patch that the driver of the pick-up was able to get out of the vehicle following the crash, but that the truck sustained heavy damage from the impact.