Day: August 1, 2020

One Dead, One Injured In Freehold Shooting

August 1, 2020

FREEHOLD, NJ (MONMOUTH)–One man is dead and another injured as the result of a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Freehold Borough, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

At approximately 1:04 a.m. on August 1, 2020, the Freehold Borough Police Department responded to multiple 911 calls in the area of 40 Jackson Street. Upon arrival, officers found 2 male victims, one deceased and one injured.  The deceased victim was pronounced dead at approximately 2:00 a.m., and the second victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is currently listed in serious but stable condition.

The case is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Freehold Borough Police Department. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Detective Christopher Guy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Detective Shaun Hobbs of the Freehold Borough Police Department at 732-577-8308.

Information can also be provided by calling 1-800-671-4400, visiting Monmouth County Crime, or through the free “P3 Tips” mobile app available on the iOS and Android platforms.

Multiple Incidents On I-195 In Upper Freehold Create Local Traffic Issues

August 1, 2020

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Multiple incidents on Interstate 195 East Bound this afternoon caused at least a 4 mile backup on the highway sending drivers to side roads causing local traffic issues.

Starting around 12:20 a car fire was reported at mile marker 13 in the median. Hope Fire Company of Allentown responded and reported a minor accident, Allentown EMS was on scene checking for injures.

A short time later EMS was sent to mile marker 13.6 for a pepper spray issue. Unconfirmed radio reports were sketchy but NJSP radio was heard that a vehicle was stopped after driving erratically with 5 occupants after initially did not pull over. Some fled scene and and possibly 2 were arrested for unknown issues. (These are breaking news reports and if and when official information becomes available the story will be corrected and updated with official information.- A reporter has reached out for details on the incident)

NJ DOT highway vehicles were with a broken down vehicle around the 13.8 mile marker.

As these multiple incidents occurred on Interstate 195 East a four mile backup occurred and those who use Google Maps, Waze or other GPS traffic mapping program were rerouted off the highway onto back roads. A long steady stream of vehicles were seen on Route 526, 524, Old Noah Hunt Road, Pine Drive, Burnt Tavern Road and others were backed up due to highway traffic being rerouted. It appears most were heading to Six Flags Great Adventure, Hurricane Harbor or rerouting back onto 195 East at Route 537.

Google Traffic is showing no traffic backups at the time of the posting of this report at 3:20 pm.

Accidents On Route 130 Send Several To Hospital

August 1, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Yesterday July 31, 2020, what appeared to be a 2 car accident near WaWa on Route 130 and Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Road. The accident happened before 6:00 pm and one person was transported to RWJ at Hamilton Hospital by RWJ EMS. Hamilton Township Fire Department was on scene as well at Hamilton Township Police.

Today just before 11:00 am seven people were reporting injuries which four required transport for an accident in front of The Shoppes Of Hamilton. Hamilton Township Fire Department, Robert Wood Johnson EMS and Hamilton Police Responded.

No further information was available about the accidents.