Friday, May 10, 2013
Meeting will be open to the public
Lacey school board members will have more to say about the indictment of schools Superintendent Sandra Brower at a special meeting on Friday night, Board President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon. The meeting will get underway at 8 p.m. in the lecture hall at Lacey Township High School, he said. "It will be open to the public," Schubiger said. Several board members earlier this week declined to comment on the matter and referred all press inquiries to Schubiger. "We want time to review the indictment and have a chance to meet as a board," Schubiger said yesterday. "I'm sure we will have many comments after that." Brower, 46, of Wall Township, was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on Monday. She is charged with second-degree …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Under state statute, the school board could decide to suspend Brower without pay
The Lacey Township Board of Education is planning to hold a special meeting soon to deal with the ramifications of schools Superintendent Sandra Brower's indictment in Monmouth County. "We need to address this as quickly as possible," Board President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon. Schubiger said he had obtained a copy of the indictment from Board Attorney Arthur Stein today and reviewed the document. "The allegations presented in the indictment pertain to Dr. Brower's prior employment in Wall Towship," Schubiger said. "Mr. Stein is now reviewing the document. The Board of Education is in the process of scheduling a special meeting to discuss the matter." "It's got to be done soon," he added. "It's obviously a highly confidential …
Former Wall Schools Assistant Superintendent pleads not guilty to indictment alleging she failed to report that a child may have been sexually assaulted
Wall Mayor Todd W. Luttman said he is "shocked" by news that a former Wall schools assistant superintendent is accused of not reporting to police that a Wall teacher may have sexually assaulted a child. "I was speechless when this information was brought to me today," Luttman said. "My interaction with Mrs. Brower was primarily on the school budget in 2010." At the time, Sandra Brower was an assistant superintendent in Wall and Luttman was a member of the township committee. This is his first year as mayor. The school district's tax levy failed in a public vote in 2010, so the matter was sent to the Wall Township Committee, as per standard procedure according to the former state guidelines. The committee made some cuts at the time, he said…
Monday, May 6, 2013
A weekly look at crime from all around Monmouth County
It was a busy week for Monmouth County law enforcement. There was some dog-napping, murder charges, murder sentences, stabbing and the suspension of a dentist’s license following his arrest. Below are the major police, crime and court stories from around the county: Keansburg Man Indicted on Murder Charge for Alleged Baseball Bat Attack in Cemetery A Keansburg man is charged with murder and other offenses contained in a five-count indictment handed up Monday by a Monmouth County grand jury, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Police: Freehold Man Causes $3K Worth of Damage to Car A Freehold man reportedly caused nearly $3,000 worth of damage to a car parked within Manalapan Township last week. …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Farmingdale man indicted on four shoplifting charges
Erik M. Parker likes K-mart. He just doesn’t like to pay for anything there, police say. Parker, 28, of Farmingdale, on Wednesday was indicted on four counts of shoplifting from various K-mart stores in the area. On November 29, Parker was allegedly caught stealing more than $500 from the retailer’s West Long Branch location, according to an indictment. On December, 13, he was caught stealing merchandise valued at more than $500 from the Wall Township K-mart location, the indictment says. On January 4, Parker was caught again at the Wall Township K-Mart and charged with stealing more than $500 worth of merchandise, the indictment says. And on March 18, Parker was again nabbed at the West Long Branch location and charged with stealing more…
Incident was Oct. 23
Two Wall men have been charged with attempted burglary, in an indictment handed up this week by Monmouth County grand juries. Vincent Petrucelli, 20, of Shadowbrook Court, and Christopher Hayes, 20, of Sea Girt Ave., were each charged with one count of attempted burglary, a third degree crime. According to the indictment, the pair attempted to burglarize a commercial business when it was closed. The incident allegedly occured Oct. 23. The indictment was handed up April 25 in Freehold.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Burlington couple allegedly owned eight travel companies that were scamming money out of their customers.
The owner of a Manalapan vacation travel club company and his wife were indicted by the state grand jury on Friday, April 19 on charges of conspiracy and money laundering, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chisea announced Tuesday. Marlton couple Daryl Turner, 41, and wife Robyn Bernstyn, 43, owned and operated eight vacation travel club companies, including one in Manalapan. The indictment alleges that the couple stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers by pitching phony vacation travel membership packages and collecting fees for free promotional airfares or cruises that were never delivered. According to the indictment, Turner and Bernstein falsely promised sizable discounts and benefits to the people who bought vacation packages…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Possession charge stemming from July arrest in Wall Township
Three men were indicted Wednesday on drug possession charges stemming from a July incident in town, authorities said. Matthew J. Chasey, 21, of Lakewood; Derrick W. Cook, 18, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and David P. Foster Jr., 21, of Neptune were indicted on a single count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to the indictment. The trio was arrested on July 10 and charged with possession of methylone, according to the indictment. Methylone is a chemical cousin to MDMA, the active ingredient in the club drug known as “Extacy.’’
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A trio of local men indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday
Three people on Tuesday were indicted on drug charges stemming from earlier arrests in Wall, according to court documents. Robert Mathews III, 39, of Point Pleasant and Stephen McCormack, 40, of Brick, were indicted by a grand jury on heroin possession charges, according to indictments handed up to Monmouth County Superior Court. The charges stem from an April 21 arrest, the indictment says. Andew Morgan, of Route 35 in Wall, was indicted on cocaine possession charges on Wednesday, according to the indictment. The charges stem from a March 27 arrest, according to the indictment.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Kevin R. Kelly accused of stealing electronics from local business
A Point Pleasant man was indicted Friday on shoplifting charges stemming from a February incident at the Route 35 K-Mart, according to court documents. Kevin R. Kelly was indicted on one count of third degree shoplifting at the K-Mart on February 14. Kelly was caught on surveillance cameras taking about $500 in electronics and arrested by Wall Police, who were able to identify Kelly.