Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Two separate incidents reported by Point Beach police
This past weekend the Point Pleasant Beach police department arrested two individuals for the possession of heroin during two separate and unrelated incidents. A police press release states the following: "At about 1 a.m. Sat., Officer Marc Distelcamp attempted to make a motor vehicle stop on a vehicle for speeding on Arnold Avenue. The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Stephanie Small, 23, of Lake Hopatcong, failed to stop. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle through the side streets of both Point Pleasant Beach and Point Pleasant Borough for approximately ten minutes. The vehicle then entered the parking lot of the Red Carpet Inn on Bay Avenue in Point Pleasant Borough. Small exited the vehicle and was taken into …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Darren Arms had just turned 50 in December
Darren Arms, the owner of Lenny's Colonial Ranch Meat Market, Bridge Avenue, Point Borough, died Sunday in Brick. Arms had just turned 50 in December. He had lived in Point Borough for many years and graduated from Borough High School. He has been living more recently on Parker Avenue off Princeton Avenue in Brick. Arms is the son of former Point Borough Mayor Lenny Arms, who started the business in 1974 and who now also lives in Brick. He also leaves behind his wife, Lisa, and their five children, Bryan; Brandon; Billy; Amanda and Jenny. He is also survived by Shannon, an older daughter. The cause of death was not immediately available. However, Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard said that police, EMS and Monoc paramedics responded to a …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The center will close 7 p.m. Sat.
The FEMA Center at the firehouse on Bridge Avenue in Bay Head will close for good at 7 p.m. Sat. "State and federal officials have been paying close attention to how many applicants are visiting centers throughout the state," says a prepared statement from FEMA. "Over the past weeks, the number of individuals seeking help at the center in Bay Head has dropped, indicating the information needs of survivors in the area have mostly been met." Similarly, FEMA is also closing a disaster recovery center in Newark due to declining visits. Since the Bay Head disaster recovery center opened Nov. 16, there have been nearly 2,000 visits from Hurricane Sandy survivors, the statement says. For more information about how to contact FEMA, please see …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Early season wrestling tournament held at Brick Memorial High School
Isiah DeGuzman of Timber Creek was named the Outstanding Wrestler at the Mustang Classic tournament after defeating Conner Burkert of St. Peter's Prep, 4-1, in the final at 132 pounds. Earlier he had defeated Ocean's Zack Hertling who was third in the state last year. Also winning his finals match at 126 pounds was Kris Lindemann of Howell. He pinned Sonny Simonetti of St. Peter's Prep in the third period. Lindemann, who was not seeded, is a freshman.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Closure due to flooding and high winds
Brick police announced that the Brick Township portion of the barrier island was closed Friday due to flooding and high winds. "We anticipate the island to be open to homeowners and contractors again tomorrow morning (Sat.)," said a statement from Sergeant Keith Reinhard, Public Information Officer for Brick police.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The section will stretch from the Mantoloking Bridge to the Toms River border
A portion of the barrier island from Mantoloking Bridge south to the Toms River border will re-open beginning Thursday at 7 a.m., according to the Brick Township Office of Emergency Management. The area was especially hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in late October, destroying homes, eroding beaches and leaving piles of sand in the streets. The department, which made the announcement late Wednesday, has asked that contractors and homeowners be aware of the parking and driving conditions in the area. Residents and contractors will be required to leave at 4 p.m., police said. The department warned people not to not park in front of any debris piles and make every effort to park vehicles in driveways and/or off the streets. Lanes of travel on …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information to catch and convict the individuals responsible for setting the Nov. 21 fire at Colorado Park.
Township Councilmen Jim Fozman and Domenick Brando are offering a combined $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or persons who set fire to the Colorado Park playground on Nov. 21. Fozman announced a $500 reward at the Dec. 4 Township Council Meeting and Brando said immediately that he would match the reward. Brick Police said they were dispatched on Nov. 21 to a playground on fire at Colorado Park, at the end of Colorado Avenue. Herbertsville Fire Station 24 responded and extinguished the fire. Station 24 Fire Chief Mark Christensen said in a statement issued by Brick Police that the fire did not appear to start naturally and it has been deemed a suspicious fire. No injuries were reported …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Ocean County Sheriff's Office said arrested five Brick residents last month.
The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office said it made five arrests of Brick Township residents in November – four coming from drug-related charges and one from a failure to pay child support. The Sheriff’s Field Services Division said in a press release on Dec. 4 that it had made 44 arrests countywide in November. Those included three men who were charged separately with failure to comply with the Ocean County Drug Court Program: James Stevenson, 34, of Route 88, arrested Nov. 5; Anthony Ruzicka, 27, of Pershing Avenue, arrested Nov. 19; and Joshua Gaurino, 23, of Willow Avenue, Nov. 8. Each was lodged in Ocean County Jail with no option for bail. Lance Hahn, 46, Tunes Brook Drive, was arrested Nov. 14 on a warrant for violation of probation on …
Hurricane Sandy has cost Brick more than $2.1 million in overtime during a three-week period and the damage to roads, bulkheads and other infrastructure is initially estimated at $15 million to $20 million, the township's business administrator said.
Hurricane Sandy’s tab for Brick Township employee overtime has topped $2.166 million in the first three weeks after the late-October storm, while infrastructure damage costs are initially estimated between $15 million and $20 million, Township Business Administrator Scott M. Pezarras said. Township officials said Tuesday night that its Hurricane Sandy costs are estimated at $53 million. James F. Lacey, executive director of the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, said Wednesday morning that repairs to the water and sewer system are initially estimated at an additional $3.5 million, most of which will be reimbursed by FEMA. Police accounted for more than half of the overtime costs since they had to increase continuous patrols in …
Temperatures topping 60 degrees on Tuesday, Dec. 4, made any outdoor destinations the place to be, particularly at the Forge Pond County Golf Course.
An unseasonably nice day lured retirees -- and maybe a few looking to play hooky from work -- to the links at the Forge Pond County Golf Course on Chambers Bridge Road. Weather.com listed today's high at 67 degrees. Wednesday's forecast is expected to drop to a still warm 57 degrees with a chance of a morning shower. While the golfers pictured marveled at the wonderful day, none of them wanted to discuss their scores.