Day: June 14, 2021

Lakewood – Brick Township 167 Acre Wildfire Update

June 14, 2021

LAKEWOOD-BRICK, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced that the investigation into the wildland fire that occurred on Sunday, March 14, 2021, in Lakewood Township and Brick Township, though ongoing, presently remains at an impasse.  The investigation is being conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit – Arson Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, Lakewood Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

“On March 19, 2021, we announced that the fire’s origin had been identified, along with our conclusion that the fire was intentionally set.  Since that time, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Arson Squad – working in conjunction with the other involved law enforcement agencies – has been attempting to identify the individual or individuals responsible for starting this horrific wildfire, which resulted in the destruction of approximately 167 acres of land, the obliteration of a commercial establishment, a firefighter suffering cardiac arrest while battling the blaze, and the evacuation of hundreds of people from the area,” Prosecutor Billhimer stated. “Detectives have attempted to interview approximately 60 potential witnesses and reviewed video recordings from cameras in proximity to the fire.  The vast majority of these potential witnesses have been less than cooperative with our investigation, and as such, we are currently at an impasse at this point in time.  If any member of the public in possession of information with regard to the March 14th wildland fire in Lakewood and Brick Townships to please contact Sergeant Thomas Haskell of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027, extension 3953,” Prosecutor Billhimer concluded.

Photos and video by: Jersey Shore Fire Response

Police Looking For Man Who Walked Away From Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

June 14, 2021

TRENTON – EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–At 9:08 AM Ewing Police dispatch was notified by NJ Human Services Police that a male walked away from Trenton Psychiatric Hospital (TPH).

Investigation revealed that Angel Sariol, 03/30/1972, 6′ 1″ 173 pounds, bald, last seen wearing a white or green shirt and blue jeans, walked away from the facility at approximately 9:00 AM. Sariol was being held at TPH on a non-criminal hold.

Information received from Human Services Police is that Sariol is not considered a danger to the public.

Human Services Police have entered Sariol into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person.

Sariol has ties to Bergen County and his last known address is listed as 2224 East Ward St, Hackensack NJ, with TPH. If you see Angel Sariol, please do not approach him, and call 9-1-1.

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Press Release from March 27, 2018 as found on the Ridgewood Blog website:

March 27,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of ANGEL SARIOL (DOB: 3/30/1972; single; and employed as a custodian) of 22-24 Ward Street, Apartment 2H, Hackensack, NJ, on charges of Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and members of the Rochelle Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert Flannelly.

From Monday, March 19, 2018, through Wednesday, March 21, 2018, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit received information from no fewer than 19 municipal police departments in Bergen County about a substantially similar series of phone calls that they received during that three-day period from an anonymous caller. During many of these calls, the unknown caller stated that police officers from those towns would be murdered. The ensuing investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and Rochelle Park Police Department, revealed that Angel SARIOL used technology to disguise his calling line identity and placed the phone calls.

As a result of the investigation, Angel SARIOL was arrested in Hackensack on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and charged with one count of False Public Alarm, N.J.S.A. 2C:33-3B, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Terroristic Threats During a State of Emergency, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3A, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Terroristic Threats, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3A, a 3rd degree crime. Angel SARIOL was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court on March 23, 2018.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Rochelle Park Police Department, Hackensack Police Department, Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and Union City Police Department for their assistance with this investigation. In addition, Acting Prosecutor Calo would also like to thank all the agencies that provided investigative leads in this matter, including:

Wood-Ridge Police Department
Hasbrouck Heights Police Department
Paramus Police Department
Park Ridge Police Department
Wyckoff Police Department
Elmwood Park Police Department
Maywood Police Department
Rochelle Park Police Department
Waldwick Police Department
Ho-Ho-Kus Police Department
Saddle River Police Department
Harrington Park Police Department
Woodcliff Lake Police Department
Hackensack Police Department
Oradell Police Department
Demarest Police Department
Saddle Brook Police Department
River Edge Police Department
Weehawken Police Department (Hudson County)

19 Year Old From Whippany, NJ Killed In Boating Accident; 5 Others Injured When Pontoon Boat Strikes Marker

June 14, 2021

TOMS RIVER, NJ (OCEAN)–The New Jersey State Police has identified the victim in a weekend boating crash as Corey Molinari, 19, of Whippany, NJ.

According to NJ State Police Sgt. Alejandro Goez of the Pubic Information Unit the boating accident was reported around 1:30 a.m. near the Thomas A. Mathis Bridge – Route 37 Bridge. The pontoon boat struck a marker and Corey Molinari, 19, of Whippany, NJ sustained serious injuries. He was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

There were five other people onboard, two of which were ejected. Four sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and one sustained moderate injuries.

Purple Salon & Spa Joins Hamilton Business Community

June 14, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Jeff Martin, Assemblyman Dan Benson, and Mercer County Commissioner Lucylle Walters were present to welcome Purple Salon & Spa with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, June 4th, 2021.

Owners, Nancy and Jignesh Patel has been dreaming of having their own salon for years. They did a lot of research to find the right location for their business before choosing Hamilton Township and their space in the Deer Path Pavilion shopping center. Located right off of Route 130 and I-195, Nancy and Jignesh hope to attract customers from the surrounding area. 691 US-130, Hamilton Township, NJ 08691

“We are delighted to have Purple Salon & Spa open in Hamilton Township. We welcome Nancy and Jignesh as they bring their expertise and services to our community,” said Mayor Martin.

Purple Salon and Spa offers beauty hair styling services and traditional Indian services such as threading and henna tattooing. To learn more about Purple Salon and Spa Visit

Visit to learn of the new businesses that have recently opened or have relocated to Hamilton and read up on why Hamilton is a great place for businesses to call home!

Update: Shooting On West State Street, One Injured, Three Suspects In Custody

June 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)—Trenton Police Department responded to a shooting last night in the 600 Block of West State Street near Delawareview Avenue at 7:49 p.m., June 13, 2021

According to Trenton Police Department Lieutenant Peter Szpakowski two shots fired struck a victim. The victim ran to 620 West State Street and advised building security that he was shot. The building security called 9-1-1 to advise police of the shooting.

The suspect vehicle drove to the front of 620 West State Street then into the parking lot to turn around and was involved in an accident.

Three male suspects were taken into custody.

The victim was transported by Trenton EMS and Capital Paramedics to Capital Health Regional Medical Center for Treatment

The Trenton Shooting Response Team was notified and is continuing the investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

Photos by Brian McCarthy, OnScene News