Weekend Briefs From WOBM News
News from Ocean and Monmouth Counties and around New Jersey.
BRICK – A driver who rammed her car into a tree in Brick Township Saturday morning faces a DWI charge by township police. The unidentified woman was treated for injuries at Ocean Medical Center after the crash on Hooper Avenue.
MANCHESTER- Manchester Rehab Realty seeks Zoning Board of Adjustment approval for a new plan. To build a 153-unit skilled nursing facility on 14 and a half acres along Ridgeway Road. Reports say two new buildings are proposed to replace three older structures on two lots once home to an antique and used furniture store. The next board meeting is scheduled for January 26th.
NEWARK (AP)- Two would-be carjackers in apparently picked the wrong victim early Saturday morning. Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office say the two allegedly approached a car and drew a gun on the driver, who happened to be an off-duty Newark police officer. The officer pulled his weapon and fired at the two men, who fled and crashed their car into a parked car a short distance away. One of the suspects escaped and the second was taken to University Hospital with a gunshot wound. The suspects and the officer have not been identified. The matter is under investigation.
LACEY- A Lacey man is sentenced up to 10 years in jail today on eluding police charges. 37-year-old Anthony Korecky pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, theft by deception, and unregistered home-improvement contracting. An eluding charge came after a DWI incident with Berkeley police last year. Korecky must serve at least five years in prison before being considered for release on parole.
TOMS RIVER – A teen remains in serious condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center after being hit by a car Thursday evening. 43 year old Donna Erickson of Toms River was driving the vehicle that struck 14-year-old Michael Daniello in the eastbound lane of Chesnut Street. The incident is currently under investigation.
EATONTOWN- The intersection of Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown, located in front of the Monmouth Mall, has a new pattern in place today. Southbound 35 lanes open to the new alignment to 36, while a new connector ramp from Eastbound 36 to Southbound 35 replaces the existing ramp. The $ 12 million, two-year state project for traffic flow is scheduled to end late next year.
FREEHOLD – An Ocean Township man gets 7 years in prison Friday for sexually assaulting two women. Reports say 26- year-old Jevan A. James of Willow Drive pleaded guilty on June 1st to two counts of sexual assault, admitting he raped two women in a wooded area back in 2005. In addition, James will be subject to lifetime parole supervision after he is released from prison.
SEA GIRT – Weigh in on the rules and regulations that govern your sailing conditions on Jersey’s waterways during the State Boating Commission’s 2012 public meetings. New Jersey State Police hold five next year, starting January 11th at the Norton Community Center in Sea Girt.
ATLANTIC CITY – Almost a week after the hit-and-run that killed a woman in Atlantic City, the cabbie believed to have been behind the wheel is under arrest. 53 year old Jean Sene is charged with leaving the scene of the accident that took the life of 88 year old Bu Jo Du last Saturday. He was arrested Friday afternoon. The victim was hit by a jitney after being knocked down by the car.
LONG BRACH – About a dozen Monmouth University students get underage-drinking summonses after Ocean Township Police break up a party in the middle of the night. Authorities questioning a teen who they say seemed inebriated near 3a.m. Friday led them to a Wenning Court home belonging to 20 year olds Matthew Leonardis of Williamstown and Michael Caravella of Staten Island. They were charged with giving alcohol to minors. Both attend the university, and police say all but five of the 14 others charged do as well.
CAMDEN – A 35-year-old Camden cop awaits sentencing for civil rights violations on the job. Antonio Figueroa was convicted Friday in Camden after a nearly four-week trial. Prosecutors asserted that Figueroa conducted false arrests, subjected victims to unreasonable search and seizure, and doctored reports to cover his tracks. Three co-conspirators await sentencing on guilty pleas entered earlier.
ATLANTIC CITY – If you’re planning a three-day weekend in Atlantic City, bridge repairs may slow your trip home Monday. The South Jersey Transportation Authority says the Atlantic City expressway ramp at exit 7N for the Parkway will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday night until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.