Day: May 25, 2023

Main Street Reopened In Allentown After Crash

May 25, 2023

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Around 10:10 p.m. Hope Fire Company of Allentown was dispatched to a vehicle crash into a utility pole near 73 South Main Street (near the Mill Pond) with reported wires down. Upon arrival firefighters confirmed damage to the utility pole but the vehicle left the scene. Firefighters have Main Street closed between High Street and Lakeview Drive. The Monmouth County Highway Department was notified to bring barricades to close the roadway for an extended period. PSE&G was notified for the damaged utility pole and repairs need. No further details are available at this time. It is unclear at this time how long the roadway will be closed.

Man Charged For Practicing Law Without A License In Monmouth County

May 25, 2023

FREEHOLD – A Middlesex County man has been criminally charged with repeatedly practicing law in Monmouth County without a license, Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Julia Alonso announced Thursday.

Allen Yusufov, 37, of Monroe Township is charged with four counts of third-degree Unauthorized Practice of Law and a single count of fourth-degree Uttering a Forged Instrument.  

An investigation initiated in January by the MCPO Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit determined that Yusufov had provided legal services associated with four real-estate transactions taking place from August 2020 to September 2022, while working out of offices located on Gordons Corner Road in Manalapan and on Newman Springs Road in Middletown (though the latter location had a Red Bank mailing address).

The transactions involved properties on Randall Drive in Manalapan, Devon Place in Marlboro, McKinley Drive in Ocean Township, and Woodruff Place in Hillside (Union County). A check of records revealed that throughout the time Yusufov performed the legal services, he was never in possession of a legitimate New Jersey law license; yet he was in possession of a forged document with grammatical errors falsely indicating that he was in “good standing” to practice law. However, Yusufov is legitimately licensed to perform law in the State of New York.  

Yusufov was arrested without incident yesterday and released on a complaint-summons pending future proceedings in Monmouth County Superior Court.

Anyone with information about Yusufov’s activities is urged to contact MCPO Detective Robert Afanasewicz toll-free at 1-800-533-7443. This case has been assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Lawrence Nelsen, Director of the MCPO Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit.  

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendants have all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

Allen Yusufov, 37, of Monroe Township is charged with four counts of third-degree Unauthorized Practice of Law and a single count of fourth-degree Uttering a Forged Instrument.  

Human Remains Discovered In Plumsted Township Identified

May 25, 2023

PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, NJ (OCEAN)–Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that human remains discovered in Plumsted Township on April 9, 2023, have been positively identified as that of Joseph Izquierdo, 37, of Egg Harbor.

On April 9, 2023, the Plumsted Township Police Department received a 911 call relative to a report of human remains located in a wooded area approximately one-quarter mile from Route 528.  Responding Officers found the remains to be in advanced stages of decomposition. 

On May 14, 2023, the results of an examination of the human remains by the New Jersey State Police Forensic Anthropology Unit and a Forensic Odontologist, were forwarded to the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office.  On May 24, 2023, the results were reviewed by the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office and the human remains were positively identified as that of Mr. Izquierdo.  The cause and manner of death still remain under investigation.

Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledges the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Plumsted Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, New Jersey State Police Forensic Anthropology Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation K-9 Unit, and Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office for their assistance with this investigation.

Body Recovered From Delaware River In Hamilton Township

May 25, 2023

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Sgt. Philip Curry of the New Jersey State Police, Office of Public Information told that yesterday May 24, 2023, around 2:00 p.m., the body of a deceased individual was recovered from the shoreline of the Delaware River in the area of Lamberton Rd. in Hamilton Twp., Mercer County. The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time. This incident is under investigation and there are no additional details available at this time.

The Delaware River near the Scenic Overlook last night.