Friday, April 19, 2013
Car outruns officers from borough, township, reaching speeds of 80 mph.
Police from Freehold Borough and Township chased a silver Toyota sedan through both towns at speeds up to 80 mph Tuesday night before calling off the pursuit, police said Thursday. Borough Patrolman Sean Healey first spotted the car when the driver, traveling in excess of the speed limit, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Center and Hudson, Lt. Michael Sweetman said. Healey attempted to pull the car off the road for a routine traffic violation. The driver evaded, Sweetman said. The chase took the Healey down Koslowski, Route 537, Route 79, East Freehold Road and Robertsville Road, Sweetman said. For some time after Healey lost the car, a Freehold Township patrol picked up the chase, which came back into the borough …
Friday, March 29, 2013
According to Freehold Township Police, the bear was not located by patrol.
Freehold Township Police responded to the area of Battleview Orchards on Wemrock Road Thursday night, after neighbors called in reporting a black bear sighting. Freehold Township Police Detective Sgt. Jerry Kiwit said that the call about the bear sighting came into the department around 6:40 p.m. Patrols responded to the area, but the bear was not located. The Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page posted about the bear sighting stating that the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife was notified. Residents are asked to call their local police department if a bear is sighted.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Freehold Township Police and Spring Lake Police arrested a Manasquan resident on multiple charges surrounding a stolen vehicle incident.
The Freehold Township Police Department and the Spring Lake Heights Police department have charged a Manasquan man with car theft. Michael C. Gratzel, 18, of Wigwam Path, faces a total of three charges from both police departments. Freehold Township police charged Gratzel with possession of a stolen car while Spring Lake police charged Gratzel with burglary and theft after he allegedly broke into a structure and took a 2001 four-door Acura. According to Gratzel’s complaint warrant, the car was taken from Spring Lake Heights on Saturday, March 16. Freehold Township police arrested Gratzel on Monday, March 18 when he was in the township with the stolen vehicle. Gratzel has been remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Freehold Township police charged two women with shoplifting after they attempted to steal a television valued over $400.
Two women have been charged with shoplifting after they allegedly worked together to steal a television from Wal-Mart. Edna M. Suell, 38, and Lisa A. Johnson, 46, both of Trenton, each face one shoplifting charge after they allegedly removed a television valued at $428 from the store. According to the women’s complaint warrant, on Monday, March 11 Suell removed the television from Wal-Mart while Johnson removed the lost prevention device. Both complaint warrants state that the women worked together to load the television into their car. For the alleged action, both women have been remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) on $2,500 bail each.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Ely-Harmony Road was closed because of a down tree. As of 12 a.m. on Thursday morning, the road has been reopened.
This story was updated at 12 a.m. Thursday morning with further information from the Freehold Township Police Department. A Freehold Township road has been reopened after a fallen tree brought wires down across the roadway. At 7:42 p.m. on Wednesday, Freehold Township Police reported that the tree was down between Siloam Road and Yaeger Road, causing the closure of Ely-Harmony Road. Sgt. Raymond Piccolini stated that JCP&L was at the location of the fallen tree and was taking care of the wires. At that time, police were still waiting for a tree crew to respond and remove the tree. Around midnight on Thursday morning, Ely-Harmony Road was reopened.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The intersection of Rt. 9 and Elton Adelphia Road was shut down following a fatal crash between four cars.
This story was updated at 6:15 p.m. with information from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. At 11:18 a.m. a Freehold man's car left the southbound lane of Rt. 9 near the Park Nine Diner and veered into oncoming traffic, according to Charles Webster, Public Information Officer of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Foreman Barkalow, 73, of James Street was driving his Ford station wagon when for unknown reasons his car crossed the median and collided head-on with a Nissan Rogue SUV. Following the initial crash between Barkalow and the SUV, a Honda Civic and a Mazda 6 collided with the Rogue. A Freehold Township Police dispatcher confirmed that the intersection of Route 9 and Elton Adelphia Road in Freehold Township was shut …
Man charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia and drug possession.
A Howell man faces three charges after he was allegedly found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Freehold Township Police arrested Fotois H. Athanasenas, 48, of Newtons Corner, on Thursday, Feb. 28. According to his complaint warrant, Athanasenas was found in possession of 10 glassine envelopes containing a white powdery substance believed to be heroin. In addition to the envelops with the powdery substance, Athanasenas allegedly possessed another glassine envelope that had five pills of Alprazolam in it. Athanasenas was also charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia. The complaint warrant explained Athanasenas possessed an imitation Coca-Cola can that was fashioned with a removable top and hollowed area used to conceal a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Freehold Township Police charged a Jersey City man with trespassing and possessing a burglary tool.
A Jersey City man faces two charges after he was allegedly found peered into a window of an Ascot Drive home. Freehold Township Police arrested Brian Pearson, 38, on Monday, Feb. 25. According to Pearson’s complaint warrant, he allegedly committed an act of defiant trespassing by peering into the window of the township home. In addition to defiant trespassing, Pearson was allegedly found in possession of a burglary tool. The warrant explains that the burglary tool was a flathead screwdriver which is commonly used for forcible entry into a premise. According to the NJ Department of Corrections, Pearson has multiple prior offenses involving charges of aggravated assualt, burglary, theft and drug distribution. Pearson has been remanded to the…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Freehold Township Police Department arrested two people on Monday, Feb. 18 after they allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to make purchases at the Freehold Raceway Mall.
Two North Jersey residents face criminal charges after they allegedly used fraudulent credit cards to receive merchandise from the Freehold Raceway Mall on President’s day. Freehold Township Police arrested Lishary Garcia of Elizabeth, after she allegedly used a fraudulent credit card to buy almost $600 worth of merchandise. Garcia, 22, faces one charge of receiving stolen property and one charge of credit card theft. According to her complaint warrant, on Feb. 18, Garcia received a $500 Lord & Taylor gift card that was purchased with a fraudulent credit card. In addition to the gift card, Garcia allegedly used a fraudulent credit card to purchase $96.99 worth of clothing from Forever 21. According to Garcia’s complaint warrant she …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Man allegedly used counterfeit $100 bills to buy products from stores at the Freehold Raceway Mall store.
A Queens man faces seven charges after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy goods from multiple Freehold Raceway Mall stores. Freehold Township Police arrested Juan Arango, 31, of 57th Avenue, on Sunday after he allegedly used money he knew was counterfeit at Charlotte Russe, Express, Bath & Body Works, Wet Seal and Victoria Secret. According to Arango’s complaint warrant, he used a counterfeit $100 bill at each store and purchased a total of 12 items. In addition to using the counterfeit money, Arango allegedly possessed a false permanent resident card, and a folded up dollar bill concealing a white powder-like substance believed to be cocaine. Arango has been remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) on a …