Thursday, April 25, 2013
He is facing charges for the alleged theft in Keyport.
A Matawan man is facing several charges after he allegedly drove a getaway car during a theft in Keyport. According to police, James Pitts, 46, allegedly conspired with other individuals to steal copper pipe and fittings from a property at 393 Broad Street. During the April 23 incident, fence surround the property, which also allegedly has a "No Trespassing" sign, was damaged, police said. Pitts was charged with trespassing, theft, criminal mischief and conspiracy. According to the complaint warrant, a plastic straw with what police believe to be heroin was found on his person and he was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. In total, bail was set at $8,500 with a ten percent cash option. Pitts was previously arrested in …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Keyport detectives arrested the man in July 2012 following an investigation conducted in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
A New Jersey grand jury voted to indict a Keyport man on charges he sexual assaulted a minor, according to court documents. Investigators say Pedro Rivera, 33, of Keyport, sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in early July 2012 while she was under his care. Rivera was arrested that same month by Keyport detectives Shannon Hyman and Joe Rendina, as the result of an investigation conducted alongside Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Det. Michael Camponella, Chief George Casaletto. Rivera was indicted on a total of four charges, including first degree aggravated sexual assualt, second degree sexual assault and two counts of second degree endangering the welfare of a child. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that the jury …
Monday, January 21, 2013
A Monmouth County grand jury handed up the indictment Jan. 17.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Belmar man on charges he allegedly assaulted a police officer in Keyport. Police say Richard Fiducia, 57, assaulted an on-duty police officer in Keyport on Sept. 21, 2012. According to the indictment, Fiducia allegedly, "[caused] injury recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life." Fiducia was indicted on two counts of second degree aggravated assault. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a jury voted there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, firefighters from several Bayshore communities worked to bring the flames under control.
A fire blazed through two attached homes on Broad Street in Keyport in the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to Police Chief Butch Casaletto. The police dispatcher received a report of a fire just before 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 18 and responding officers Sgt. Steven Dixon, Ptl. Robert McCartin and Ptl. Gregory Johnson found that the fire had spread from 138 Broad Street to the adjoining home at 140 Broad Street. The Keyport Borough Fire Department responded to the scene and began battling the blaze, requesting assistance from the Matawan Borough Fire Department, Aberdeen Township Fire Department, Hazlet Township Fire Company #1, North Centerville Fire Company, and Union Beach Fire Department. The Keyport First Aid Squad also responded …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It is estimated that about eight tankers of aviation fuel were mistakenly deliver to six gas stations across four New Jersey counties.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Approximately eight tankers of aviation fuel were mistakenly delivered to six gas stations last week in four New Jersey counties, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. This fuel was sold to motorists last week before the stations were shut down. The aviation fuel, which is rated at 104.7 octane compared to 93 octane for super unleaded gasoline, was delivered to and then dispensed as super unleaded by the following stations from Wednesday, Dec. 5 to Friday, Dec. 7: All six stations are owned by Freehold-based Pasmel Property. Officials with the State Division of Consumer Affairs and its Office of Weights and Measures today met with Pasmel representatives to gather information about this situation, according to the Office…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police say the man was also in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
A Lakewood man was arrested Sunday in Keyport for allegedly stealing an ATM card and using the card to withdrawal cash. Police say Gerardo Torres Franco, 20, withdrew a total of $300 from the victim's account from an ATM located at Broad Street and West Front Street. According to the complaint warrant, Franco was also found to be in possession of a substance suspected to be cocaine at the time of his arrest. He is charged with two counts of fourth degree theft and one count of third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The station received the wrong delivery, police say.
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Monday, December 10, 2012
Update: Keyport was one of six gas stations to receive jet fuel, according to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 Delta Gas Station on Route 36 in Keyport was shut down Friday after the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office reported to local police that jet fuel was mistakenly delivered to that station and a station in Manasquan, according to a press release from Keyport Police Chief Butch Casaletto. The jet fuel caused several vehicles to stall out due to the fuel mixture, Casaletto explained. It's unknown at this time if the jet fuel was added to the hightest or to the regular fuel tank. Monmouth County Hazmat and the Keyport Fire Department were contacted and advised police that there was no fire danger in …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Police say he removed furniture from an apartment complex, among other items.
A Keyport man is facing theft charges after he allegedly removed several items from a common area in the Broad Street apartment complex where he lives. Police say that Aaron Smith, Jr., 47, took two wooden rocking chairs, two metal folding chairs, seven couch pillows, a brass lamp, seasonal decorations and a potted plant from Bethany Manor Apartments. According to police documents, Smith also allegedly took a bicycle seat, tire and rim the same day from a separate victim. Smith was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 6 around 12:30 in the afternoon. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Monday, Dec. 10.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Central School is operating as a shelter in the aftermath of the storm.
Displaced people sheltered at Central School in Keyport are in need of certain supplies, according to the Keyport Police Department. The Police Department posted on their Facebook that the shelter set up at Central School needs socks, paper products, adult diapers, wipes, sanitizer, tylenol and aspirin. Central School is located at 335 Broad Street in Keyport.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Residents are reminded that the warnings are in place for their safety.
Local officials are asking residents to please heed warnings and respect road closures. The Matawan Office of Emergency Management issued a warning Monday evening via their Swift911 emergency alert system, urging residents to remain indoors and off of the roads. "We are currently following the reporting guidelines issued by State and County Offices of Emergency Management regarding power outages. All residents are asked to be patient as power restoration may take seven to ten days after the high winds have subsided," OEM Coordinator Sgt. Thomas Falco said in over a Swift911 phone message. "Again, please stay indoors as there may be flying debris and downed power lines." The Keyport Police Department also reminded residents to take safety …