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Aberdeen PD: Hit and Run, Terroristic Threats

A look at Aberdeen Township Police activity between Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, 2013

The Aberdeen Township Police Department responded to or initiated 381 calls for service between January 30 and February 5, 2013, including 13 suspicious persons/vehicles; 21 alarms; 21 first aid calls; five motor vehicle crashes; five thefts; three domestic violence incidents, two noise complaints; two criminal mischief incidents, five disorderly person, and 131 motor vehicle stops, according to Police Chief John Powers. Officers also issued 108 motor vehicle summonses.

The Aberdeen Township Police made the following arrests January 30, 2013 through February 5, 2013:

  • P.O. Jeffrey Griffith arrested a 30-year-old resident of Ken Gardens apartments  on a state parole warrant on January 30.
  • John M. Ashenbrener, Jr., 37, of Drummond Ave., Asbury Park, was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, and reckless driving after a motor vehicle crash on January 31 on Highway 35 and County Rd.  
  • Francis J. Weber, 20, Dock St., Union Beach, was charged with burglary, theft, and criminal attempt in connection with an incident at a Highway 34 bar on February 1.
  • Det. Louis Nanna arrested a 20-year-old Newark woman on a contempt of court warrant out of Aberdeen municipal court on February 1.
  • A 34-year-old resident of Ken Garden apartments was charged with terroristic threats and violation of a court order following an incident on Jersey Ave. on February 4.
  • P.O. Michael Lasko arrested a 53-year-old Woodbridge man for contempt of court out of Old Bridge municipal court following a motor vehicle stop on Hwy. 35 on February 5.  
  • An 18-year-old township man was charged with harassment and criminal mischief following an incident on Cliffwood Ave. on February 5.  P.O. Michael Lasko was the arresting officer.
  • P.O. Anthony Marone arrested a 27-year-old Keyport man for contempt of court out of Aberdeen, Marlboro, and Egg Harbor Twp. municipal courts following a motor vehicle stop on Cliffwood Ave. on February 5.  He was also charged with hindering his own apprehension and driving while suspended, obstructing traffic, improper maintenance of lamps, and failure to exhibit a driver’s license.

Other police activity during that period:

  • On January 30 P.O. Michael Plant investigated a hit-and-run crash at the 7-11 store, Hwy. 34. He subsequently charged a Howell man with careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving an uninsured vehicle.
  • On January 30 a Ferland Lane resident reported that someone used his credit card to make an on-line purchase.  P.O. Matthew McDow took the report.
  • On January 31 a Barbara Place resident reported the unauthorized use of her debit card. P.O. Darryl Richardson took the report.
  • P.O. John Zeller investigated a report of phone harassment on Dogwood Ct. on January 31.
  • On January 31 a Garden Pl. resident reported the theft of jewelry from her home.  Special Officer Michael Scarpa investigated.
  • On February 1 P.O. Raymond Campbell responded to a report of an assault on Grove St.
  • P.O. Darryl Richardson responded to a report of harassment on Fifth St. on February 2.
  • P.O. Darryl Richardson investigated a report of criminal mischief at Avalon apartments, Central Ave., on February 2.
  • Sgt. Matthew Lloyd responded to a report of harassment on Dumbarton Hill Ct. on February 3.  
  • On February 4 P.O. Michael Lasko investigated the theft of an I-pod at the Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School.
  • On February 4 a Matawan resident reported someone broke her vehicle’s side window while it was parked behind DeMarco’s Deli, Hwy. 34.  P.O. John Young investigated.
  • A customer at Tab Ramos Sports Center, Blair Rd., reported his wallet stolen from his locker on February 5.  P.O. Mary Johnston took the report.


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