Jersey Shore Headlines
Here are the headlines for Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
An Ocean County man has made his first court appearance after being arrested for attempted luring and sexual assault. 21-year-old Kerry Hilton was snagged Monday after allegedly trying to hook up with a 13-year old girl over the internet. Hilton didn’t know he was communicating with a member of a high tech crimes unit.
Prostitution charges have been filed against 15 men after an investigation at a Wall Township motel by local and state police. The men range in age from 20 to 61 and are from Wall, Asbury Park, Neptune, Eatontown, Middletown, Hazlet, Howell, Lakewood, Toms River, Berkeley and Stafford.
A Neptune man was killed on the Parkway in Middletown early yesterday after hitting a deer, guardrail, and tree. Joseph Dipadova was entrapped in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say a cigarette or open flame is what sparked a Wall Township house fire on Allaire Road Sunday. 78-year old Marion Newman died in the fire.
Captain’s error led to the Seastreak Ferry crash that left 80 commuters hurt last year, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Investigators say Jason Reimer switched to a backup system as a precaution during the run from Atlantic Highlands to Wall Street, and failed to switch back.
The would-be Lakewood car thief who apparently changed his mind and abandoned the vehicle after finding two children in the back seat last Friday is still wanted. Police have now issued a description.
The existing shoulder on Rt. 70 in Brick between Chambers Bridge Road and Forge Pond will be converted into a third eastbound lane to imporve traffic.
Nine oceanfront homewoners in Brick who refused to sign easements to allow a sea wall and beach replenishment project to move forward are now having portions of their proerty taken.Township and state officials will seize the land through eminent domain.
The bobcat that escaped from an Ocean County home is now being kept at the Popcorn Park Zoo. An online donation site has raised more than $600 so far to help Rocky’s owner pay for a special enclosure that Stafford Township is requiring her to build for her bobcat.