Erik Larsen, The Asbury Park Press NJ

Erik Larsen

The Asbury Park Press NJ

Toms River, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Erik:

Lakehurst man gets 8 years after he accidentally dropped his cocaine in front of Lakewood cop

Peter Nickey, 32, of Lakehurst, was being assisted by police after his car became stuck on the side of Route 88. → Read More

Howell store owner sentenced for ‘criminal sexual contact’ with customers and employees

Brian Young, 53, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More on Route 9, was sentenced to 3 years in state prison. → Read More

Garden State Parkway crash partially blocks Route 33 exit in Tinton Falls

TINTON FALLS - A truck has overturned while exiting the southbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway, partially blocking the ramp at Exit 100 A onto Route 33 East, according to authorities. Police and other first responders have been working to free the driver from the truck. [ The trusted place to find the best home service providers. Find local pros. ] Read or Share this story: → Read More

Keyport man charged in connection to Jersey City shooting

Ahmed A-Hady, 35, was arrested by the FBI on Saturday after a search of a local pawnshop and home, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. → Read More

NJ Congressman Jeff Van Drew to switch parties and become Republican: published reports

The New York Times and Politico reported Saturday that the South Jersey congressman plans to leave the Democratic Party over impeachment. → Read More

Ocean County increases police presence after hate-fueled Jersey City shooting

Officials on Thursday said the attack in Jersey City was motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-law enforcement hate. → Read More

Drug arrest: South Toms River man had loaded handgun, drugs and $1,400 in cash

James Bivins, 26, of South Toms River, was under police surveillance at the time of his arrest Thursday. → Read More

Lakewood shooting: Police respond to incident outside Fairway Villas apartment complex

There are no reports of any injuries in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting on Wednesday night. → Read More

Neptune police investigating shooting on Monroe Avenue

There were no injuries this time, Neptune Township police confirmed. → Read More

Ocean County security officer safely flees carjacking in Little Egg Harbor

The incident took place about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Fields County Park off Route 539 in Little Egg Harbor. → Read More

Monmouth and Ocean counties declare ‘code blue’ emergency as temperatures fall

During a code blue, emergency shelters are opened to people who are homeless. → Read More

NJ weather: It will be a dark and stormy Sunday across the Garden State

Most of the state Saturday night is under a hazardous weather outlook or coastal flood advisory, or both. → Read More

Brick shooting: Second teen charged with four counts of attempted murder

The 16-year-old, who was arrested after police executed a no-knock warrant in Asbury Park, is the second teen charged in the shooting near Brick Memorial High School. → Read More

New Jersey gets Coast Guard’s newest vessel: USCGC Angela McShan

Cape May will be homeport for the 154-foot fast response cutter, named after Master Chief Petty Officer Angela M. McShan, who died in 2000. → Read More

Brick shooting: Mayor calls shooter ‘scum'; police release new details

The mayor said police would catch the shooter and thanked neighboring law enforcement agencies for their help Tuesday. → Read More

Lavallette pedestrian struck and seriously injured outside Iceberg Ice Cream

The man has suffered life-threatening injuries and is being taken to an area hospital. → Read More

Farmingdale crime scene established outside single-family home

An estimated 20 police officers and other first responders are outside a home on Walnut Street. → Read More

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Adventure of the Seas’ requests help from Coast Guard off Jersey Shore

The cruise ship is on a 13-day, one-way cruise from Quebec City, Canada to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. → Read More

Manchester man charged in car burglary and credit card theft in Whiting

Michael Wardell, 26, of Manchester was charged with burglary, theft and credit card theft. He remains in the Ocean County Jail this weekend. → Read More

Berkeley school bus driver charged with DWI while on the job

The driver, Anthony Rodriguez, 64, of South Toms River, was ordered by a judge to submit to a blood test after he declined to cooperate with police. → Read More