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1 of 2 missing Freehold teens found in New Brunswick

Jocelyn Zaveckas, 15, was located at 8 p.m. by Rutgers University police, Freehold Township police said Friday morning. Her 16-year-old friend, Kayla Destefano, is still missing, but police think she is the New Brunswick area.

NJ.COM - 2018-08-17 08:19:00

Freehold teens missing, last seen in Jackson

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP - Police are asking for help tracking down two missing girls, 15 and 16, last seen in Jackson.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-08-16 15:38:00

Five injured in West Long Branch deck collapse

WEST LONG BRANCH — Five people were injured when a deck collapsed in the borough Thursday afternoon, police said,

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-08-17 01:08:00

Cancellations because of positive train control, engineer availability

Additionally, the NJ Transit 7th Avenue Concourse at Penn Station suffered "substantial damage to the ceiling and entrance to the concourse" during this past weekend's flash flooding in New York City. The area is closed while the damage is being repaired. The platform entrance to the escalator for t

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-17 10:52:00

Jamesburg Home Was Heroin Den, Prosecutor Says

JAMESBURG, NJ — A pair of Jamesburg brothers allegedly ran a large-scale heroin operation out of their home, the Middlesex County prosecutor announced Wednesday night.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 13:22:13

One Freehold Township Girl Found, One Still Missing: Police

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — One of two teenage girls from Freehold Township who disappeared after leaving a Jackson Township home Wednesday night as been found, but the search for the second teen is continuing, police said Friday.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 14:18:49

2nd Heroin Arrest At Popular East Brunswick Strip Mall

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two young women from Morganville and Marlboro were found shooting up suspected heroin in the parking lot of the Windsor Park Mall in late July, East Brunswick police said. This is a small shopping complex off Rt. 18 in East Brunswick and is pictured above.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 17:27:34

Accused NJ bug smuggler imported scorpions, sold them on Facebook

Wlodzimie Lapkiewicz, 29, was accused of ordering international shipments packed with up to 69 of the imposing arachnids, among other bug purchases, without doing the proper paperwork, a federal court document shows.

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-08-16 22:59:00

Helmetta man accused of 60 New Jersey car burglaries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - A Helmetta man has been arrested in connection with more than 60 car burglaries during the past month, due to the efforts of police in South Brunswick, East Brunswick, Jamesburg and Monroe.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-08-15 20:30:00

Cops seek tips for body found in water near bridge

Police described the victim as a white male, age 35 to 45, with brown hair wearing black Leo Poldo boxer briefs and a black leather bracelet with an iron cross in the middle.


'Two lives ruined' -- Teen sentenced to 19 years for fatally shooting another teen

Davon Tramun, 19, was sentenced to 19 years Wednesday forfatally shooting Tairiq Matthews, 19, in the headoutside a Stapleton store last year.



Separately, police Chief Darren McConnell said what appears to be KKK recruitment literature, also containing candy, was reported found on Leighton Avenue last week.


Boat Fire Forces Bridge Closure In Long Branch: Police

LONG BRANCH, NJ — A pair of boats are on fire and adrift in the water between Long Branch and Monmouth Beach, according to reports.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 20:21:06

South Amboy Police Blotter, Aug. 10 - Aug. 15

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ — Released by South Amboy police and unedited by Patch: The South Amboy police department police blotter from August 10, 2018 through August 15, 2018:


Little League World Series 2018: How to watch the Mid-Island boys of summer (time, TV info, bars)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Unless you've been living under the bleachers recently, you already know the Mid-Island LL All Star 12s team is a force to be reckoned with.


Staten Island sea life: Sea turtle washes up on New Dorp Beach

On Sunday morning, while taking her daily morning stroll, Laurie Sundbye came across a large sea turtle washed up on New Dorp Beach.


Manalapan Police Blotter, Aug. 6 - Aug. 12

MANALAPAN, NJ — Released by Manalapan police and unedited by Patch, all the arrests in the past week:


Atlantic Highlands police search for missing 25-year-old

He is known to spend time in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Staten Island and the area in and around Atlantic Highlands and Middletown, police said.


N.J. superintendent accused of defecating on school track gets $100K separation deal

In this June 12, 2018 file photo, Thomas Tramaglini, right, the Kenilworth Schools superintendent accused of defecating on the track at Holmdel High School, makes his initial appearance in Holmdel Municipal Court in Holmdel, N.J.


Driver sought in fatal Woodbridge hit-and-run

WOODBRIDGE – Authorities are actively searching for the driver who fled after striking and killing a 31-year-old pedestrian on Route 1 south, just south of the Route 35 exit, on Aug. 13.The deceased pedestrian was identified as John Kukuch Jr., 31, of Woodbridge. He was pronounced dead at the scene