Category: Tinton Falls

Two Dead In Serious Collision After Pickup Truck Leaves Parkway And Crashes Into Toyota Corolla On Asbury Avenue In Tinton Falls

Accident claims lives of 40-year-old male (driver) resident of Baltimore, Maryland and 35-year-old passenger.

October 10, 2021

TINTON FALLS, NJ (MONMOUTH)—According to the Public Information Officer at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office a fatal crash occurred yesterday. Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday October 9, 2021, members of the Tinton Falls Police Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Asbury Avenue in the area of the Garden State Parkway overpass. Upon arrival, officers encountered the two vehicles involved in the collision. A GMC pickup truck driven by a 33-year-old male resident of Toms River, and a Toyota Corolla driven by a 40-year-old male resident of Baltimore, Maryland.

Police say that an investigation determined that the pickup truck left the northbound lanes of the Parkway around mile marker 103, then traveled over grass until reaching Asbury Avenue, resulting in the collision.

The driver of the Toyota and a single passenger, a 35-year-old female, address unknown, sustained multiple severe injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he consented to a blood draw and turned over his cell phone to investigators.

The identities of the two deceased victims are being withheld pending confirmation that next of kin have been notified.

This incident remains under investigation by the multi-jurisdictional Monmouth County Serious Crash Analysis Response Team (SCART). 

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Kristian DeVito at 1-800-533-7443.

U.S. Department Of Labor Finds Tinton Falls Transitional Housing Facility Exposed Workers To Coronavirus Hazards; 11 Workers Test Positive

Facility did not isolate infected residents, enforce mask use and social distancing

August 25, 2021

TINTON FALLS, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A federal workplace safety and health investigation found numerous violations at a Tinton Falls transitional housing facility where 11 employees and 28 residents tested positive for the coronavirus by late March.

In response to a complaint, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration discovered that while Seaside Guest Services’ continuity of operations plan required that residents with coronavirus be isolated and workers notified, neither happened. Additionally, OSHA inspectors determined the facility provided protective masks to its employees, but did not enforce their use. Seaside also failed to enforce social distancing despite posting signs in its four housing units.

OSHA cited the facility’s operator, AMA Health Holdings LLC, with two citations for failing to develop and implement effective measures to mitigate the spread of the virus and not recording each work-related illness. The agency proposed $10,923 in penalties.

“Seaside Guest Services’ failure to isolate workers from infected residents, and enforce its own mask and social distancing policies is difficult to comprehend,” said OSHA Area Director Paula Dixon-Roderick in Marlton. “Their neglect exposed workers and others to the coronavirus, and raised the possibility that 11 workers were infected as a result.”

Seaside Guest Services provides transitional housing for people attending area behavioral-health programs and those who have completed some level of addiction treatment.

Read more about feasible and acceptable means of abatement for this hazard.

The employer has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard in June to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus. In March, OSHA launched a national emphasis program focusing enforcement efforts on companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus. The program also prioritizes employers who retaliate against workers for complaints about unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or for exercising other rights protected by federal law.

State Police Arrest Two for Armed Robbery and Link Suspects to 100 Vehicle Burglaries in Monmouth County

October 14, 2020

EWING TOWNSHIP-WEST TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– The New Jersey State Police have arrested Mario Mondragon, 21, of Long Branch, N.J., and Genaro Guzman, 21, of Shrewsbury Township, N.J., for committing 2 armed robberies and approximately 100 vehicle burglaries spanning 5 Monmouth County municipalities between April and June.

During a five-month investigation, State Police detectives with the Troop “C” Criminal Investigation Office (CIO) along with members of the Eatontown Borough Police Department, Tinton Falls Police Department, Ocean Township Police Department, and Long Branch Police Department, identified Mondragon and Guzman as the suspects in armed robberies in Shrewsbury Township and Eatontown Borough.

On Saturday, May 16, Mondragon and Guzman were burglarizing a vehicle at a Shrewsbury Township residence when they were confronted by the homeowners. During the confrontation, the suspects allegedly brandished a handgun and taser before fleeing. On Saturday, June 6, in Eatontown Borough, the duo sprayed a deliveryman with oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray and physically assaulted him during a robbery.

Through various investigative means and by using evidence recovered by the Troop “C” CIO and State Police Crime Scene Unit, investigators were able to link Mondragon and Guzman to an additional 100 vehicle burglaries in Monmouth County. On Thursday, October 8, detectives from the Troop “C” CIO, State Police Fugitive Unit, K9 Unit, along with members of the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Task Force located and arrested Mondragon in Long Branch, N.J., and Guzman in Shrewsbury Township, N.J.

Mondragon and Guzman were charged with armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon – handgun without permit, unlawful possession of a weapon – other weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose – firearm, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose – other weapon, aggravated assault by pointing a firearm, burglary, and theft. They were lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute pending a bail detention hearing.

Mondragon and Guzman were charged separately by our partnering agencies.

This case is being prosecuted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty.