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Luis Menes Pastrana (Photo: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
JACK MEOFFER July 21, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Vincent Muti July 21, 2014 at 08:22 pm
John Doe July 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm
In light of recent headlines, it would have been meaningful to mention the immigration status ofRead More these two accused men and what their status will be if found guilty of a crime in this case.
love July 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm
I'm very sad to hear of this poor soul who died.. if he was here on vacation enjoying himself..Read More it's sad. my prayers on with his family amen
Carol Ann Whelan Greene July 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Who reported him missing?
Bowie Thelonius July 21, 2014 at 01:21 pm
So sad for his family. Drownings every summer, why can't people swim where there are lifeguards?Read More This isn't a pond folks, it's the freaking ocean.
Ocean Gate and Berkeley Township police officers who attended Jersey City Patrolman Melvin Santiago's funeral
OpticianAndy July 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm
grace July 21, 2014 at 10:13 am
very nice..every town should have sent a representative
McCorry July 21, 2014 at 11:00 am
The anti police sentiment is beginning to become alarming. I am not talking about Andy above he isRead More just a troll but the other three who recommended his posting make me wonder. Can anyone imagine how victimized the average person would be without the police? Have you digested how the Jersey City officer was targeted at 23 years old for no other reason than wearing a police uniform? Something is wrong in our country and it is getting worse.
Mattie July 20, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Now it looks like he's pretending to be 'grace' and 'bob'... I suggest everyone uses an originalRead More avatar picture of some sort because it's hard to copy (I think)
bob July 20, 2014 at 04:00 pm
Why would anyone going by anonymous, be able to out anyone. No name, no respect.
reasonable guy July 20, 2014 at 04:03 pm
if it is proven that he was over served then there is limited liability, but if he had an openRead More Bottle in the car or drugs was involved then it is a whole different story ,also believe it or not the pride and groom would share responsibility if they signed a contract with the establishment, its a shame because I know good things about this place.
Marcelo E. Saavedra (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
want2say July 19, 2014 at 07:36 pm
really some stupid comments on here...
mike n July 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
want2say July 21, 2014 at 01:55 am
i have nothing to say to your or about him. i still think some of these comments are stupid.
Rebecca L. Smith (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Danielle July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Typo . On not in
Mike Mancuso July 20, 2014 at 09:47 am
Speed Racer is trolling. Child abuse happens in all walks of life from all types of people. NoRead More doubt SR knows this & his comments entire purpose was to amuse himself & others from Monmouth County that for whatever reason, look down on OC residents.
jay July 21, 2014 at 08:03 pm
Danielle don't take offense, for what thst dip shit says. speed racer is a drug addict himself !
anonymous July 20, 2014 at 09:30 am
Yes he does heywood
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 09:55 am
Fentanyl laced with a spot of Heroin, where is this crap coming from? Isn't it more expensive toRead More lace fentanyl into a product one is selling as Heroin? Why would any street dealer want his customer's dead? They got the wrong man locked up and they better start beating it out of him where in the food chain these drugs are coming from.
grace July 20, 2014 at 03:14 pm
seriously a grown man shooting up hello kitty heroin?
A U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter. (Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee)
grace July 19, 2014 at 08:43 am
Heywood July 19, 2014 at 02:19 pm
Why do they find it necessary to close the park over an incident like this?
ThudNJ July 19, 2014 at 04:29 pm
Sounds like they pulled the lifeguards from the bathing beach to help in the search and so didn'tRead More want anymore swimmers to enter the park.
makemyday July 18, 2014 at 07:01 pm
She has a warrant out for her from Bloomfield and she was released? Can someone explain that?
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 09:58 am
Bloomfield didn't want to take the time come down here to pick her up on the warrant. Shocking IRead More know. Maybe just maybe the warrant was for something not worth the energy and time it would take to come pick her up. Budget cuts and all that good stuff.
Kuda July 20, 2014 at 04:08 pm
On July 5th, my friend found this woman's bag full of drug paraphernalia, personal belongings &Read More court papers in the woods near 711 and washington street. The police ultimately confiscated her hidden belongings including prescription drugs, drug court documents and drug paraphernalia. Another example of the rampant, disgusting drug epidemic here in Toms River. these druggies are coming here from all over the state. it's a shame she wasn't dragged back to essex county immediately. now she's probably free here in Ocean County robbing someone else.
U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman (Patch file photo)
Dame Bridgid July 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm
Yes, makemyday, those teens that enter unaccompanied will be easy recruits for this gang (if theyRead More aren't already members).
Mel Sharples July 19, 2014 at 07:22 am
Or those kids will pick the lettuce and grapes for minimal expense, so that you can buy cheapRead More produce. Because god knows Americans won't. They'll also likely bankroll the government programs that keep old people chugging along, in the form of sales taxes. Those are FAR more likely outcomes than them joining the same gangs they left their countries to get away from. But never let logic get in the way of a good rant, because 'Murka#1.
John July 19, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Mel that's an absolutely crock of shit. Barry told them come on and they came. You gotta stop takingRead More the Libbey High road every time you see some one crossing our boarder illegally. We are a sovereign nation of laws and rules and our boarders deserve to be respected and should be protected.
Photo be Deman via Flickr.com
Marynary July 18, 2014 at 09:35 am
The number of scam calls we ignore daily is not only annoying but frustrating as well. The FCC andRead More no call list is a joke.
doris cofone July 18, 2014 at 07:00 pm
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:04 am
I feel sorry for anyone who doesn't realize this is a scam. Uncle Same will threaten you alright,Read More but they'll do it by jamming up your mailbox with notifications that you owe them that 9 cent's and with interest and penalties you can be sure it will be more like $10.00 in the end if you don't pay it.
Ali Muhammad Brown (Photo: NJSP)
grace July 16, 2014 at 08:24 am
now the bloods are gathering up troops and coming to new jersey to kill police..yep on ch 12 newsRead More today that was announced.. i am sorry but enough is enough with the look where he grew up defense!
Col Von Vapors July 16, 2014 at 09:27 am
If I had a son it would look like Ali Muhammad Brown...No Justice No Peace
Juliana Brady July 20, 2014 at 10:42 am
What does that mean? Convicted of trying to molest his 6 year old daughter? He's been convicted, soRead More it was more than trying. He's probably in Newark somewhere just fitting into the masses of people living there.
The Captain July 15, 2014 at 09:51 am
John, very very true. Kevin, nobody is bashing the NYer. We have no idea what happened. AlthoughRead More it sounds like he didn't stop and should have. We were just saying that way too often people drive like idiots. Maybe it was the idiot in front of him who wasn't paying attention and jammed on his brakes at the last moment. Who knows. Ironically my wife just called me minutes ago to say a guy cut her off so bad trying to pass she had to swerve onto the shoulder. People drive like it's not important and life doesn't matter. And maybe for them it doesnt. But for other people it does. Last year a relative got hit on his Harley. The SOB driver of the car ran a stop sign since he was too busy talking to the passenger. The Harley t boned him and it lunched his son 20 ft down the road and him over the hood. The bike was totalled but both luckily were ok. But at least the guy got to converse with his passenger ! Friggin idiot !
The assholes are not the ones weaving, the assholes are the ones riding in the left lane. I myselfRead More do not use my blinker. If I do the car I'm passing will speed up taking the space I need to move into. Sloped for debris my ass more like rubber necking and use that as an excuse. They guy who stopped probably a cops relative.
Angela Rose Guerra July 18, 2014 at 07:08 am
When the accidents happen to you.. are you prepared? I found a website that can really help us withRead More this matter. Automatically create a conference call to a 24/7 call center if you press the panic button(The application downloaded to your phone) and help you to let your friends/families know what is happening to you and it could escalate a call to a nearest 911 if it's a real emergency. Check this out guys. Maybe this will help you http://safetrec.com/
Charlie July 18, 2014 at 09:13 pm
My business partner and I have over 15 years of experience in this field. We have helped a lot ofRead More people stay on their journey of recovery and sobriety. We do much more than just help place people into the best treatment center possible for them. We talk to the families and make sure they understand what is best for them t do and what exactly there child will be going through. We keep the family informed and even after someone has been sober for a long period of time we still check in to make sure they are doing well. This is a huge passion for us. We have not met a person in need of help that we weren't able to help. If someone doesn't have insurance we have connections to get people scholarships and if they are looking to go out of state we usually can get there flight paid for and we provide transportation. What we do is so much more than just getting people placed into treatment and send them on there way. We follow them on there journey the whole way through it. Out goal is to get as many people sober as possible. Do you know someone that is in need of help?
TRedfield July 18, 2014 at 09:46 pm
I do indeed however inasmuch as you are 29 how do u have 15 years of experience at this? EspeciallyRead More while being a firefighter, photographer, Starbucks employee, culinary student, computer IT specialist, etc, etc, etc. ? Nowhere do I see any of the credentials I already mentioned.......so why shouldn't I be deeply suspicious? So you are a rehab broker? Hence the marketing angle? Look, I could do that , Mr, Mecca. I just cant figure out your motivations. Anyone can make phone calls..one just needs perseverance for that. Which I have already. That doesnt qualify me to " categorize them into an ....effective treatment plan".
Charlie July 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm
Sounds like you found my Linkedin profile. I haven't worked at Starbucks in about 7 years or so andRead More I haven't done photography in over a year and that was rarely. Firefighting is volunteer so I do that when I am available. As I have stated in my previous posts, getting people help is a huge passion of mine and I go to great lengths and spend a lot of time helping people get sober. As I have also previously stated I do much more then get people into a treatment facility as I guide the person and the family throughout the entire journey. I have mysef available 24/7 for anyone who needs help.
Heywood July 15, 2014 at 02:47 pm
@Brandy maybe we could go a shade lighter this time?
grace July 15, 2014 at 03:23 pm
i say yes go a bit lighter.. afterall it is summer...
Brandy the Dog July 15, 2014 at 07:22 pm
Stay out of the pool or it will be a lighter shade of green.
Bob Vey July 16, 2014 at 08:45 am
The shooter was an ex-con. He HATED police. For some reason, he has had enough. Maybe he was drunkRead More or stoned & didn't want to go back to jail. So he grabs a security guards gun & waits for the police to arrive & opens up on them. After killing the first cop the next two cops to arrive on the scene open up on him & kill him. Police cars need bullet proof glass & steel plates put in the doors. The results from his blood test should be coming out any day now.
Patricia Wojnas July 16, 2014 at 09:14 am
Great article our police get no respect this society is down the tube. RIP
grace July 18, 2014 at 04:38 pm
@jerseyjam a damn good job for certain people
ThudNJ July 14, 2014 at 05:22 pm
I would hate to see the inspection stations come back. Imagine how much the state would loose moneyRead More wise in re-acquiring the buildings to run the stations. The inspectors in Toms River where the most obnoxious people in Ocean County. Imagine other locations were not much better.
Mary Ann nobol July 14, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Suz... The article clearly says the other vehicle was disabled. As someone else stated, if you breakRead More down there is no shoulder. No disrespect to anyone involved, but if the man was paying attention he would have realized the car was disabled and stopped before hitting it. None of us were there so its hard to say anything. A human being isnow ggone and two young women are probably extremely shaken by this. I am pretty sure when there are fatalities it is automatically still under investigation. They have to dot all the i's and cross the t's.
suz July 14, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Point taken Mary Ann...Yes, the car that was hit was disabled, I get it. They are investigating whyRead More this care was disabled, which tells me she may not have been? I'm just saying.
Linny July 14, 2014 at 08:22 am
OMG this is so touching and so sad.. and yet the drunks out there would not change what their doingRead More even if they read this.. There booze always comes first.. and it disgust me to think that but its true.. God will watch over this little guy and hopefully justice will be done to the drunk who destoryed his family..
Charlie July 18, 2014 at 10:37 am
To anyone that knows of someone who is currently suffering from substance and/or alcohol abuse andRead More is seeking help! My name is Charlie Mecca and I help manage a company called JBS Marketing. We we do not require any monetary compensation for our services. We specialize in dealing with placement for the suffering alcoholic and/or drug addict, discharge planning, and case management. For clients seeking detox and treatment, we will engage via telephone or email conversation, learn their individual and specific needs and then categorize them into an appropriate and effective treatment plan. The work that I do is deeply personal and important to me; it is my passion and the bright spot of my existence. I lead my life helping as many people as I can as I am also a volunteer firefighter in my hometown. If anyone has any questions at all and knows someone that needs help please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Lets make a difference and get people the help they need! Thank you Charlie Mecca JBS Marketing Mobile- 908-577-8999 Email- Charlesbmecca@gmail.com
TRedfield July 18, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Sorry but this maudlin story is just another urban hoax. First off why doesnt the 5 year old haveRead More someone with him so he doesnt have to ask a total stranger if he has enuf money for the doll ( while calling him UNCLE???? Wtf?) Even though the cashier in charge already told him he didnt have enuf?? Who lets a 5 yr old wander around without his parents or guardian? And has the presence of mind to buy a single white rose to boot? Think, people. Im calling BS on this. Im a parent and u can see this is FAKE, fake, fake.
A 40-foot boat snagged on the sunken jetty of Barnegat Inlet. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo)
larry July 13, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Have to agree with Andy I have been running BI for over 40 years. You need to watch the weather andRead More seas and what the tide is doing. As far as the low rocks. It is operator era if you go over them
Chuck Cumella July 13, 2014 at 05:58 pm
True about the inlet. If you know it and respect the seas and wind you will be ok
Sailor July 14, 2014 at 09:41 pm
Repeat after me: C ..... H .....A ..... R .....T ..... S or G ..... P .....S Glad everybody gotRead More off okay.
grace July 13, 2014 at 06:38 pm
i am sorry but i cant stop laughing
Heywood July 14, 2014 at 04:38 am
@grace, please try to control yourself.
Dee July 15, 2014 at 10:56 am
He has too much time on his hands. I am sure there was a very good reason for the pool closing. HeRead More should be ashamed of himself if the police had to be called. I heard about this incident. Absolutely ridiculous.
Tim July 14, 2014 at 08:28 am
If you look at the people who frequent Walmart, you get a clear, pathetic, pitiful, picture of theRead More core of the problem. Severely undereducated, easily brainwash-able, very apparent lack of self value. Perfect target voter for the republiscams. Without these types, the right wingers might eke out 10 pr 20% of the vote every election. Its no wonder why the red states are the poorest educated in the country.
B July 14, 2014 at 08:32 am
@MaryLynn if Walmart is such a great company, why can't THEY help their employees? I understand ifRead More there is a divorce or death etc.....but for Christmas?? Give your employees a bonus free turkey! While the Walmart CEO is being brought his dinner prepared by his staffed cook. He should maybe think of the little people who got him to where he is.
Ken Briggs July 14, 2014 at 03:00 pm
good luck , with all the court stuff maybe you can get some money in four / five years from now .Read More but walmart is a cheap place to work for .
ThudNJ July 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm
A subject in Jersey City stabbed a security guard and took the guard's handgun. When a two manRead More police car responded the subject shot and killed the officer on the passenger side and was then shot and killed by the police. The subject had claimed earlier that he would be famous. Of course the media has published his name and given him his 2 seconds of fame. So the copycats will keep on copying.
jersey girl July 21, 2014 at 01:15 pm
If the woman owns a gun legally she should know the laws period. Laws are the laws if we like themRead More or not. I hope they cut her a break for being honest but it is her responsibility to know the laws. Ignorance of Law is no defense in the United States.
William July 21, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Thank You jersey girl. When a person legally Buys a Gun a Responsibility and Accountability comesRead More along with it. Just as with a Drivers Lic. Even tho one is a Right and one is a Privilege. Ignorance is not Bliss. Plain and simple she broke New Jersey Law, No matter the excuse The court will decide not The Public Court of Opinions, Just because in Penn. one can walk in Buy a Gun and the law says you have a right to Carry, does not give you the same rights in any other states. And THUDNJ You really think The Federal GOV. would do a better job . IRS-VA- CIA -FBI Yea Right. And to repeat my Self To Obtain a New Jersey Firearm Purchasing Permit, Be it Pistol or Shotgun. It goes threw back Ground checks From Local Police , State Police and Federal ( FBI ) checks, So in essence She or any one from out of State should have more rights the a New Jersey Citizen. And THUDNJ it is The Federal Gov, Us Senators and Congress that are coming up with these screwy laws, So every time some one is found with a Loaded gun in their car from out of State or MEXICO where they bought it Legally Most with no Background Checks or Even a Drivers LIC. Where A Drivers LIC. will be given to the Illegals if obamanation has his way they just have to say I did not know it was Illegal I am Sorry, This whole story can go on and on with Opinions when IT IS THE LAW of New Jersey she Broke,
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