Thursday, December 27, 2012
The road will remain closed until further notice, officials say.
Ravine Drive between Main Street and Matawan Avenue will remain closed for one to two weeks after flood water from Lake Lefferts again damaged the roadway, according to Sgt. Thomas Falco who is the Matawan office of emergency management coordinator. Although the damage is not immediately visible to drivers, Falco explained that the earthen embankment along the Lake Lefferts dam was eroded by the heavy rainfall Wednesday night. Drivers are asked to allow additional travel time and plan an alternate route. This is not the first time that the section of Ravine Drive along the Lake Lefferts dam has given way. In 2011, during Tropical Storm Irene, rushing water from the lake washed away a chunk of pavement. The road remained closed for weeks …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Water is being pumped from several Monmouth County lakes in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Lake Lefferts is one of several lakes in Monmouth County being pumped in preparation for the large amount of rain Hurricane Sandy is expected to dump on the area, according to Sheriff Shaun Golden. “We pump some of those retention lakes and ponds out so to get the levels down so they can receive water from the drainage basins. That’s something we learned from Hurricane Irene,” Golden said. Ravine Drive in Matawan is closed as officials pump excess water into Matawan Creek, according to Matawan Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. Thomas Falco. Ravine Drive will remain closed until the storm passes, Falco said. In August 2011, heavy rain from Irene overwhelmed the dam near Ravine Drive, washing out a large section of the roadway…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police found several rifles in a Tree Haven I apartment on Ravine Drive Sunday night after a resident barricaded inside surrendered to police without incident.
Several rifles and a handgun were recovered from an apartment on Ravine Drive in Matawan Sunday night after a man barricaded inside of his Tree Haven I home surrendered to police, according to Lt. Ben Smith. At about 6:15 p.m., the Matawan Borough Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call at the Tree Haven I apartment complex. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that a resident of the complex, later identified as James Weirzbicky, was in possession of a gun and had locked himself inside of his apartment, Smith said. Weirzbicky's wife and a child had already exited the apartment when police arrived and there were no hostages in the apartment, Smith said. Police evacuated the area and closed Ravine Drive from the intersection …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Local and county police closed Ravine Drive from Matawan Road to Middlesex Road during the incident.
This story was updated with additional information at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. A man with a gun barricaded in his Tree Haven apartment on Ravine Drive in Matawan turned himself into police without incident at about 9:40 p.m., according to Lt. Ben Smith. The Monmouth County Emergency Responce Team (MOCERT), a team of specially trained tactical officers that operates under the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, responded to the scene to assist in negotiating with the man. There were no hostages in the apartment during negotiations, Smith said. Ravine Drive was closed during the incident, which began around 6:30 p.m., from the intersection of Matawan Avenue to the intersection of Middlesex Road. The Matawan Borough Police, the …
Friday, October 21, 2011
No injuries were reported in the one vehicle accident
A vehicle hit a curb and went airborne, according to police, during an early morning accident on Ravine Drive involving one car. Police say that Trevor Mclean, 39, of Matawan was driving a 1998 Lexus south on Ravine Drive when the vehicle left the roadway, hit the curb and went airborne, striking the brick wall near the entrace of the Tree Haven 1 apartment complex at approximately 2:53 a.m. Oct. 21. According to Lt. Ben Smith, Mclean said he was on his way home from work and fell asleep behind the wheel. No injuries were reported and charges are pending. The accident was investigated by Matawan Patrolman Paul Ryba.