Day: August 30, 2022

Seaside Heights Police Rescue Dog From Parked Hot Car; Owner Returned Almost An Hour Later

August 30, 2022

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ (OCEAN)–Today around 5:10 p.m., Seaside Police received a report of a trapped dog inside a car with the owner being gone for over 45 minutes. Seaside Heights Police Officers arrived and deployed a car entry tool to rescue the dog out of the parked hot car. Temperatures this afternoon were in the 90s. Officers checked the dog and the dog seemed to be fine. The driver didn’t return for about an hour after the dog was removed.

UPDATE: According to Seaside Heights Police, Diane Santos-Garcia of New York City, was issued a summons for “Care of Dog”

Photos and story by: Ryan Mack, Jersey Shore Fire Response

Police Investigate Death Of A Child In Franklin Township, Somerset County

August 30, 2022

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ (SOMERSET)–Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office along with Franklin Township Police are actively investigating a child fatality which occurred within the jurisdiction of Franklin Township (Somerset County) New Jersey. Authorities have notified the New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office who will be responding to conduct the investigation. No further details will be released at this time while investigators conduct their investigation.” Deputy Chief Frank Roman

Sources tell MidJersey.News that a baby was left in a hot car this afternoon and died. Details are still sketchy check back for further details.

Hamilton Firefighters Extinguish Car Fire On Route 29

August 30, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to Route 29 south bound at mile post 1.2 for a well involved car fire around 3:15 p.m. Firefighters arriving on location pulled a 1 3/4″ hose line to knock down the fire. Firefighters remained on scene a short time for overhaul. NJ State Police remained on scene waiting for a tow truck. No further details are available.

Missing Boater Located In Dennis Creek Area

CAPE MAY, NJ–The Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police searched for an overdue boater Tuesday approximately 1 mile east of Cape May Villas, New Jersey.

Missing was Christian Johnathon Hosford, Jr., 33, last seen around sunset on Monday in a 10-foot John boat near his home in Cape May Villas. Hosford reportedly did not have a life jacket, a whistle or any other safety gear with him at the time.

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders received a call at 9:50 p.m. Monday, from Hosford’s friend stating he had not come back in at his expected time of about 6:30 p.m.

The missing boater was located and found safe overnight about a mile north of the search area in Dennis Creek.

Rescue crews searching were:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station Cape May 29-foot Response Boat-Small
  • Coast Guard Station Fortesque 29-foot Response Boat-Small
  • Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch
  • New Jersey State Police helicopter
  • New Jersey State Police boatcrew

Cape May, NJ, Looking at Delaware Bay from beach, File photo by: Dennis Symons

U.S. Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors Come To Allentown, NJ

TAVI Hosts Free Concert on September 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

August 30, 2022

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Acclaimed as the premier touring jazz big band in the United States, the US Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert in Allentown, New Jersey on Saturday, September 17, 2022 beginning at 3 pm behind the Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, NJ. In case of rain, the concert will be held on the same date and time in the Allentown High School Auditorium at 27 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501.

The band is coming to Allentown at the invitation of The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) through its “Allentown Arts” program, a series of performances and exhibits throughout the year designed to highlight the artistry of Allentown and Upper Freehold in the historic setting of the village of Allentown. Allentown Arts is made possible through the generosity of our community as well as a grant from Monmouth Arts, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners.

Established in 1969, the 19 piece Jazz Ambassadors orchestra has performed in all 50 states and around the globe. From Carnegie Hall to London, and now to Allentown New Jersey, the Jazz Ambassadors have brought America’s original art form – jazz – to audiences of all ages. Please bring a chair and join us for a program of favorites. Come early and browse TAVI’s “Makers Market” featuring the creativity of our area’s artisans and small businesses. Make it an afternoon and enjoy a stroll down historic Main Street with its unique shops and restaurants. More information on the band is available at

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