Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police allege the Matawan resident is responsible for two early morning burglaries where a female was home alone and assaulted.
A Matawan resident was indicted Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault two women during separate burglaries in Matawan and Aberdeen, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators say Derrick J. Federick, 33, broke into a second-floor apartment in Aberdeen at about 4:45 a.m. May 29, 2012, and attempted to assault a female resident, who was home alone at the time of the burglary. A confrontation between the then-31-year-old female victim and the intruder resulted in the woman stabbing him with a steak knife, causing him to flee the apartment and jump from the second floor balcony, Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers told Patch. Investigators also allege that Federick entered a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The fundraiser is sure to put a smile on your face.
Laugh out loud with the Matawan PBA Local #179 at their comedy club night on Thursday, April 25. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Manor in Hazlet Township. Guests will enjoy hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets cost $25. For more information or to get tickets, contact Matawan PBA President P.O. Andrew Marlsala at email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Lt. Jason Gallo has served as the commanding officer of the department for three years.
The Matawan Borough Council unanimously voted to promote Lt. Jason Gallo to acting police chief of the Matawan Borough Police Department at their April 16 meeting. Gallo, a police officer in Matawan for the past 21 years, began his career in law enforcement as a special officer in Keyport in 1991. Gallo served as the commanding officer over the last three years, while the borough sorted out its differences with James Alston, the now retired police chief who was demoted and later reinstated after a series of legal battles. Mayor Paul Buccellato explained that Gallo's leadership over that turbulent time made him a prime candidate for the position. "He was selected based on his performance during a very difficult time that the Matawan …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Matawan Police say a local massage parlor was offering customers a few too many services.
A Brooklyn woman is facing prostitution charges after she allegedly offered services to an undercover police officer at Hot Stone Massage Therapy in Matawan. Inga Zubenko, 45, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday and charged with prostitution and operating within the borough without a masseuse license, according the Lt. Ben Smith. The owner of the parlor, Lioudmila Tynanskikh of Manalapan, was issued a summons for operating a parlor in the borough without a license. The license for the parlor at 70 Main Street had expired and was never renewed, Smith explained. The charges are the result of a two week investigation conducted by the Matawan Police Department after police received a tip about illegal activity going on at Hot Stone, Smith said…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
One brother was arrested Friday at his Longbrook apartment in Matawan after the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force found just under half an ounce of cocaine and more than $3,200 in cash.
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Sunday, March 17
A pair of brothers, one a state record-holding former football player at Keyport High School, are facing various drug charges following a two-month investigation by the Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office into their alleged sale of cocaine and heroin from the Bayshore region down to Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Brothers Anthony Cattouse Jr., 32, and Kenneth “The Moose” Cattouse, 27, are charged with numerous drug-related charges after undercover investigators purchased cocaine and heroin from the pair as part of the two-month probe leading to the seizure of over $4,700 in cash, 37 bricks of heroin, cocaine, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Aberdeen Road is known for flooding, but one man did not heed the road blocks warning drivers of the dangers ahead.
A Port Monmouth man found himself up Matawan Creek without a paddle Wednesday morning when his car stalled out in flood water on Aberdeen Road. According to Matawan Police Lt. Ben Smith, the 77-year-old driver navigated around the "Road Flooded" signs warning motorists of the danger ahead. The stretch of roadway floods often, and the way it dips next to the creek can make the depth of the water on the road deceiving. Members of the Matawan Borough Fire Department who are water-rescue certified came to the driver's aid. In waterproof suits, firefighters Richard Michitsch and Brian Kopf guided Marine-29-1, a zodiac boat, out to the Mercury and helped the man out of his car. According to Assistant Fire Chief Zee Varsanyi, when the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The section of Main Street was closed until about 2:30 a.m. Monday, police say.
Main Street between Route 34 and New Brunswick Avenue was closed Sunday afternoon after a car crashed into a utility pole, according to Matawan Sgt. Thomas Falco. At about 1:18 p.m. on Feb. 24, police responded to the one-vehicle accident and found that a 2005 Subaru Outback was driving north when it left the roadway, struck a utility pole and fractured it at its base. An employee from a local service station was test-driving the car after performing mechanical work, Falco explained. The driver told police that his foot slipped off of the brake pedal and he looked down to check the floor area when he ran off the roadway. The section of Main Street, also known as Route 79, was closed until about 2:30 a.m. Monday while Jersey Central Power…
Friday, February 8, 2013
The borough council approved their appointment Tuesday.
Two new police officers officially joined the Matawan Police Department when the borough council approved their appointment Tuesday night. Charles Henry, 27, of Toms River and Jamil Brooks, 21, of Asbury Park are now class two special officers (SLEO2) earning $15 an hour, according to Commanding Officer Lt. Jason Gallo. They are budgeted for 20 hours a week each. Henry previously worked as a class two special officer in Seaside Heights, Gallo explained. He attended Susquehanna University before before pursuing a career with the National Football League. Brooks is an active member of the Asbury Park community, where he is a mental behavioral assistant and a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Gallo said. Brooks graduated from the Police…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
JCP&L says they have extra staff ready in case of power outages overnight.
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Wednesday, January 30
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for possible damage caused by high winds tonights, according to a Facebook post by the Matawan Office of Emergency Management. OEM Coordinator Sgt. Thomas Falco posted information provided to the department by the utility company, which highlights their emergency response plan. According to the post, JCP&L has additional dispatchers and analysts staffing the regional dispatch and are bringing in additional line, substation and forestry personnel. The company says they have also notified contractors that they may be required to assist with storm restoration over the next several days. Winds are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 60, according to the National Weather …
Fire, Police and EMS personnel braved a frigid Lake Lefferts to practice rescuing a person who slipped through the ice.
On a cold Sunday morning, Matawan Fire Cpt. Richard Michitsch walked out onto a frozen Lake Lefferts to re-cut square holes in the three-inch deep ice for emergency responders to simulate rescuing a victim from the frigid water. After an instructional session the morning of Jan. 27, the members of the Matawan Borough Fire Department, the Matawan First Aid & Rescue Squad, the Matawan Police Department Advanced Services Unit and the Hopelawn Fire Department suited up in rubber body suits and prepared to plunge in. To become certified to perform an ice water rescue, Michitsch explained, emergency personnel had to successfully perform three different rescue methods as well as extricate themselves from the ice. The first method involved …