Thursday, April 11, 2013
Search of home on Danella Way leads to charges
In the early morning hours on Thursday the Howell Police Department searched a home on Danella Way which resulted in the discovery of a "full-scale marijuana grow facility," According to Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd. The home was unoccupied at the time of the search according to Dodd. During the search 32 mature marijuana plants were found and were all at least six feet tall. Calling it a "very elaborate system," Dodd said officers found "fluorescent lights, heat, fans and an irrigation and drainage system." She said the room was also insulated and there were blowers to vent the room. Along with the Howell Police JCP&L was also called to the scene to cut power after a new subpanel and transformers were found in the residence. With so many…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Gun located during inmate litter duty
The New Jersey State Police were investigating a handgun that was found on the side of Interstate 195 on Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Adam Grossman said an inmate bus was doing litter patrol in the area of mile marker 25 in Jackson when the handgun was found. Grossman said when the gun was found State Troopers were notified and took the gun into custody. The investigation was continuing according to Grossman. In May troopers were conducting investigations in the same area. Sgt. Grossman said he was unsure if the two incidents were related.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Drove off 195 and onto 9.
A Howell resident was not seriously injured when her car drove off of Route 195 East and landed in the right lane of Route 9 South. According to Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police 43-year-old Kathleen Stancheck was driving her 2005 GMC Yukon when it went off the interstate and crashed onto the high way at around 11:15 on Thursday night. Grossman said that the accident remains under investigation and that no serious injuries were reported as a result of the crash. The Howell Township Police Department was also involved in the investigation.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Driver apparently lost control traveling eastbound, ended up in westbound lanes, police said.
A 27-year-old Cranbury Township man died from injuries he suffered after being ejected from his motor vehicle in a 10:48 a.m. accident on I-195 at the Jackson/Howell Township border today. Carl Henninger was traveling eastbound in a Chevy Lumina when he apparently lost control, ran off the left side of the center median and struck another vehicle on the westbound side, State Police Spokesman Sgt. Adam Grossman said. Henninger was pronounced deceased at the scene, said Grossman. The driver of the vehicle struck by Henninger, Jennifer, Balka, 22, of Wall Township, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, with minor injuries, police said. No further information was available as to Balka's condition. Balka was …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Christopher Lane defied police in Bayville, Pine Beach and Beachwood for over a week, speeding down Route 9 in excess of 100 miles per hour
They got him. For more than a week, the man on the neon-green Kawasaki with no license plates had careened down Route 9 through Bayville, Pine Beach and Beachwood, hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour during rush hour. Today was no exception. Christopher Lane, 23, Browns Mills, was spotted speeding down the center of two-lane Route 9 in Bayville, making obscene gestures at police as he flew by around 7:30 a.m. "Today he gave us the finger as he passed by," Berkeley Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said. But this time, Lane didn't complete his journey. This time, Berkeley Detective Joseph Robertazzi and Beachwood Detective Sgt. Glen DeMarco were watching Lane from the vantage point of a New Jersey State Police helicopter they had …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The troopers have been criminally charged in connection with the March 2012 incident.
Two New Jersey state troopers accused of leading a high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway for a fleet of luxury cars have been criminally charged, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced. The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) received complaints regarding the March 2012 caravan to Atlantic City, and the troopers were subsequently suspended without pay in April. In a press conference in Trenton on Friday, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said the troopers who conducted the unauthorized escort "turned our highway into a virtual speedway." "What they did was absolutely wrong," he said. An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice into the incident found that the troopers, Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, and Trooper…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Emergency communications report 'heavy delays' through Howell
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
The right lane of Route 195 eastbound between exits 26 and 31 is currently closed while State Police search for evidence related to an ongoing investigation. A text message that was sent out by the State Police said the investigation is searching for physical evidence, and there is "no active threat to public safety." The State Police ask motorists to use caution, as troopers will be working near the roadway. Emergency communications report "heavy delays" along 195 through Howell.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Season starts this week
It was less than a year ago that Hurricane Irene inflicted serious damage on the east coast of the United States. With hurricane season officially starting on Friday the state is taking steps to try and avoid a repeat of Irene in 2012. New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Edward Dickson and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Rick Fuentes recently announced some of the changes being made. That includes an increase in communication to help residents prepare for emergency situations. With hurricane season running through Nov. 30 Dickson said hopefully with preparation New Jersey residents will be ready should a similar storm strike the state. "Last summer, New Jersey experienced first-hand the damage …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Expected to last several hours
The New Jersey State Police will be conducting an investigation in the area of exit 31 of Route 195 on Friday. According to a message sent on their emergency text message system, the investigation should "extend into the afternoon hours." Ramps to the highway which were temporarily closed will remain open while the "ongoing investigation," continues the state police said. Motorists should expect to see State Police personnel walking near the roadway and are encouraged to proceed with caution to ensure their safety. The message from the state police said there is "no threat to public safety," as part of the investigation.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
State Police and the O.E.M. providing critical information via text messaging
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
New Jersey residents are now able to receive critical information from state officials via text message, according to a release from the State Police. State Police and the Office of Emergency Management will be using an electronic service called Nixle Connect to deliver important and time sensitive information to state residents, the release says. The service, provided at no cost to taxpayers, allows verified government agencies to communicate with the public via text/SMS, email and internet posts, the release says. Messages would include reports of missing persons, traffic incidents with extended delays, crime information, large scale emergencies and disasters, evacuation orders, safety tips, community outreach programs and other public …