A Chinese food delivery driver was robbed on a route in Absecon. It all went down Monday night at the Oyster Bay Condominiums. The victim, a delivery driver for Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant reported that he was attempting to make a delivery to a unit in Building 12 when two black males in their 20’s approached him in the parking lot. The victim stated that the males forced him to the ground and removed money, credit cards and an Iphone 5 from his pockets. The victim stated that the one male brandished a handgun during the attack. The suspects ran off behind Building 12 and towards Route 9. No further description could be supplied at this time. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to police.
Early reports of an oven fire has forced a family to be displaced. Hamilton Township Police say that they responded to 2809 Forsythia Crt. in the Woodlands for a oven fire. Upon arrival, all tenants were out of the residence. Emily Fernandez came to the police and advised that it was her apartment. Fernandez advised that she was cleaning the oven, when it began making a popping sound and then boom it just exploded. Fernandez advised she got her family out and went next door to the neighbor and called 911. The fire was contained to the kitchen. The dwelling suffered smoke damage and kitchen interior damage. The Fernandez family was displaced and would be staying with family members in the Woodlands.
A huge heist took place in Atlantic City on Monday morning around 6 a.m. An armed robbery netted $180,000, though further details are limited at this time. New Jersey State Police are investigating the incident. It all went down at the Caesars Hotel and Casino. When more information is released we will have for you here.
One man was killed during a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian Monday night in Seaville. State Police say a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a woman who lives in Upper Township. The accident occurred around 7pm Monday. No other information has been released by police.
Who was that delivering lunch to the Atlantic City Long Term Recovery Group on Monday? None other than actor Kevin Bacon, who’s foundation provided lunch for workers who have helped people recover following Hurricane Sandy. Bacon says the group deserved a free lunch for all of its hard work with helping people rebuild after the storm. Bacon has his own foundation, six degrees.org that raises funding for these efforts.
Five candidates will be interviewed this week to fill a spot on the Ocean City School Board. The Ocean City Gazette reports that five candidates will be interviewed this Wednesday before the 7pm Board of Education meeting. The Board needs a replacement for Pete Madden who resigned in order to accept an elected position on the Ocean City Council. School Board President Joe Clark says each candidate will be asked the same questions.
A Jersey City police officer who lost his life in the line of duty eight days ago died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds to his head and torso. A new report was issued this week on the death of rookie police officer Melvin Santiago who was gunned down while responding to a robbery call. Santiago suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner. Santiago became a cop last December.
New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is not happy with the state’s efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Sweeney on Monday called a new report issued by the state a whitewash and says the public demands more information about the state’s recovery efforts. Sweeney says more details need to come from the Christie Administration and calls the new report a quote “whitewash”.
The search has been called off for 45 year old Andrew Biddle, the boater who was lost at sea following a boating accident near Longport on Sunday. The United States Coast Guard announced Monday night that it suspended the search for Biddle. Biddle’s pontoon boat hit a buoy and then a jetty in Longport. Another man on the boat safely swam to shore.
New Jersey boardwalks are a good place to grab a bite to eat. The Daily Meal released a list of boardwalks with the best place to eat. According to the list, Wildwood was third and Atlantic City was fourth. Also, Ocean City came in at 15th. This list includes boardwalks from across the country. San Diego won the top spot.