Saturday, February 11, 2012
Cadillac Drive MVA, infant rushed to hospital dies.
The special enforcement team of the Toms River Police Department arrested Deborah Ritz, 49, and her son Christopher Kau, 23, both of 349 Phister Road, Jackson, at 5:30 Friday night on Kettle Creek Road. The arrests were a result of a month-long investigation into narcotics activity. The mother was released on a summons and the son was held on $23,000 in outstanding warrants from various muncipalities. Anyone with information or any other suspcious activity can contact Sergeant Shawn O’keefe at 349-0150 ext 1272. Suspect Breaks Into Magnolia Lane Home With Rock Toms River Police reponded to an alarm at a residence on Magnolia Lane 11:30 Friday night. An investigation found that an unknown suspect used a landscape rock to break a rear …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Toms River Police blotter through March 23
Toms River police and fire blotter through March 23, as released by Police Chief Michael Mastronardy: A resident of the home was cooking pancakes when a bottle of oil spilled on the electric stove and caused the fire, police said. The fire was quickly put out with a fire extinguisher by emergency personnel who responded. Toms River fire companies ventilated the home, and the residents were able to return to the residence, which had little damage. Officer Tim Sysol investigated. The manager of Hollister in the Ocean County Mall allegedly observed Sierra removing more than $1300 of clothin,g including men’s jeans and T-shirts, police said. After being arrested by Officer Josh Pedalino, she could not provide valid identification and was …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Police believe this is third incident by same suspect in three weeks.
Toms River Police arrested an Emerald Apartments resident late Thursday night for a string of robberies at two local convenience stores this month. Armando Penales, 37, of 988 Presidential Blvd. was arrested for three January robberies of 7-11 stores that Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said occurred during the earlier morning hours of Jan. 12, 22 and 27. Detective Mark Bajada made the arrest, signing complaints for robbery against the suspect who was taken into custody on Thursday night without incident, police said. Police recovered a shotgun believed to have been used in two of the robberies after executing a search warrant at his home, Mastronardy said. The suspect has been placed in Ocean County Jail on $300,000, with no 10 percent …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Police looking for culprit, who fled driving south on Rt. 166
A man brandishing a knife robbed a downtown convenience store at 3 a.m. this morning before driving away. Police are searching for a man that Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy says parked in front of the 7-11 on Main and Water streets and, armed with a knife, demanded money from the register. The culprit took approximately $200 before fleeing south on Route 166, the chief said. No injuries were reported in the incident. Police are looking for Hispanic male about 30 years of age, husky build, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, wool hat, and gloves. The details of the vehicle used are unknown. Officer Vincent Pedalino and Detective Brian Lomer are investigating.
Friday, January 7, 2011
With Toms River police nearby investigating his collision with utility pole, driver returns to car and kills himself.
The 53-year-old driver of a black Dodge sedan, after crashing into a utility pole on Fischer Boulevard, fatally shot himself in the head after police arrived to respond to the one-car collision shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday night, Jan. 6, police said. The driver, who police identified as Raymond Koehler, Brick, was transported to Community Medical Center by Toms River Police EMS and pronounced dead. Police Chief Michael Mastronardy confirmed the incident, which shut down traffic northbound on Fischer Boulevard between Carlow and Yellowbank roads, and destroyed a utility pole. Traffic police initially responded to a report of a crash around 8:30 p.m., the chief said. Officers Steven Schwartz and John Mehl responded with Sergeant William …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Police say suspects busted through sheet rock in unsuccessful attempts to access registers at Super Car Wash and Friendly's today.
A Route 37 car wash was broken into this morning by unknown suspects who destroyed the bay window, busted through sheet rock and cut wires to security systems, causing $3,000 in damage but taking no valuables, police said. A break-in at a nearby restaurant may be related, police added. Toms River police are investigating if there were one or more suspects who burglarized the Super Car Wash, 1011 Route 37 West. Police report that at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, suspects broke into the car wash by smashing the bay window glass. Police Chief Mike Mastronardy said perpetrators climbed into the business and entered the main office by breaking through a sheetrock wall. Mastronardy said the suspects cut wires to the office computer and to …
Suspects allegedly sawed off car parts in mall, college and bus station parking lots and sold them to recyclers.
Toms River Police arrested four Ocean County men accused of sawing off catalytic converters from vehicles parked in public lots and then reselling the stolen car parts to Atlantic County area recyclers. Township detectives arrested Robert Nassaney, 31, and Timothy Davis, 41, both of Lacey, while they were allegedly cutting off a catalytic converter with a reciprocating saw at a Garden State Parkway commuter lot in Wall last week, according to Toms River police chief Michael Mastronardy. Also arrested were Joseph Tigue, 28, of Manchester, and Mathew Barte, 30, of the Bayville section of Berkeley. All four were charged with theft in the alleged tri-county ring of stolen catalytic converters. Police said at least 30 catalytic converters are …