Saturday Briefs From WOBM News
News from Ocean & Monmouth Counties and around New Jersey.PLUMSTED – An Atlantic City man gets 3 years in prison for his involvement in a fatal crash in Plumsted last year. 29 year old William P. Tilghman was driving down Route 537 with a suspended license on Dec 10 2011, when he struck a vehicle in the opposite lane head on. The man in the other car, 26 year old Paul J. Tuliano III, was driving home from his job at Six Flags Great Adventure. Tuliano was pronounced dead on the scene.
ASBURY PARK – A former Asbury Park police officer is sentenced to 18 months probation Friday. Reports say 29 year old Liana Howard was convicted of using faked Army relocation orders to try and break a rental agreement. A State Superior Court judge in Freehold ordered Howard to pay over $3500 in fines, fees, and restitution.
STAFFORD – Stafford Township Police will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over’ statewide campaign. Beginning Monday and running through January 2 local and state officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. Last year in New Jersey, 168 people were killed as a result of alcohol related crashes. That number represents 30 percent of the 556 traffic fatalities reported in the state in 2010.
TOMS RIVER – A Beachwood man already doing time in the Ocean County Jail is now charged with trying to arrange to have his wife and daughter killed while inside. Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford says that on November 28th, 53-year-old Philip Florio offered money to an inmate to help him orchestrate their murders not knowing that it was an undercover officer. He faces four solicitation counts with bail at $750,000. Anyone who can help this continuing probe should call Ocean County investigators or Beachwood Police.
TOMS RIVER – A couple of break-ins at Toms River eateries before dawn Friday have township police on the hunt for suspects. Police say thieves looted the tills in Dunkin Donuts on Route 166 for about $200 after breaking in through the back door between 3AM and 4AM. A short while later, bandits took about $75 from the register in the Toms River Deli on Route 37, breaking in through a rear window after pulling away the security bars.
TRENTON – After getting what they feel is subpar service after Hurricane Irene, two New Jersey towns want to say goodbye to Jersey Central Power & Light. So far Warren Township and Robbinsville have petitioned the State Board Of Public Utilities to be covered by PSE&G.