Saturday, January 12, 2013
Two vehicles burned, police say
Police are investigating a vehicle arson in the township's Herbertsville section. According to Brick Police Sgt. Keith Reinhard, a resident of Maidenstone Drive reported to police that in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 7 he heard a loud bang outside of his residence. When he went outside, the resident found his two vehicles, which were parked in his driveway, on fire. The Herbertsville Fire Company put out the blaze, and police also responded to the scene. No one was injured, Reinhard said. Police were able to obtain video surveillance from a neighbor which, according to Reinhard, revealed two subjects exiting a light colored four door vehicle. The people then poured some type of an accelerant on or near the vehicles and ignited …
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 …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
No injuries reported in evening fire
A shed fire at a home located on South Lake Drive brought a response from the Herbertsville Fire Company, authorities said. Fire Marshall Kevin Batzel said a homeowner noticed smoke in his backyard at around 9:45 p.m. Friday, then saw fire had engulfed a shed in the rear of his property. "Herbertsville Fire Company Station 24 responded, and saw a shed approximately 15 feet by 25 feet in size on fire," said Batzel. "The shed was virtually destroyed, and the nearby home sustained minor heat damage, but no injuries were reported." Batzel explained that the fire is currently being examined as a possible electrical fire, given that there appeared to be several electric appliances wired in the shed. The Herbertsville crew was led on scene by …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Firefighters knocked down the blaze in the Herbertsville section
Firefighters knocked down the flames from a kitchen fire at a Herbertsville home Thursday afternoon. Firefighters from the Herbertsville and Laurelton fire companies responded to the blaze at 337 18th Ave., off Herbertsville Road, before 4 p.m. "The owner of the residence was not home, so we were very lucky with that," said Chief Dave Sanchez of the Herbertsville Fire Company. Nobody, including firefighters, was injured. Crews were collecting equipment and leaving the scene by 6 p.m. Sanchez said the home suffered smoke damage and would require a good deal of cleanup before the owner could move back in.