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:

Middletown cops: Detours planned for Navesink River Road on Tuesday

The road closure is expected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, police said. → Read More

Monmouth Beach contractor gets probation for $65K theft in Ocean Township

Mihkel Grunbaum, 49, of Monmouth Beach, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $65,000 to the victim, said the Prosecutor’s Office. → Read More

Democrats vie to unseat GOP strongholds in Ocean County sheriff, commissioner races

Republicans have not lost a countywide election since 1989. → Read More

Marlboro house guest was in on planned home invasion, prosecutor says

The police said the house guest’s boyfriend was on the patio with an AK-47-style rifle and planned to restrain the owner while the couple robbed him. → Read More

Driver thrown from car as it bursts into flames in Garden State Parkway crash

The crash was reported at 4:06 p.m. at mile post 68.2 in the northbound lanes of the parkway, said State Police Sgt. Alejandro Goez. → Read More

Garden State Parkway crash causes major traffic jam in Barnegat

Traffic is backed up west of Lighthouse Drive and east of Barnegat Boulevard, police said in an email alert to the public on Wednesday evening. → Read More

NJ grand jury exonerates Asbury Park cop in fatal shooting of Hasani Best

Asbury Park Police Sgt. Sean DeShader fired his weapon at Hasani Best, 39, causing his fatal injuries, on the night of Aug. 21, 2020, the report said. → Read More

Brick crash: SUV slams into Irv & Karen’s Deli on Route 88

An Asbury Park Press photographer on the scene reported that the Ocean County Sheriff’s CSI Unit had been summoned to the deli after the crash. → Read More

DWI checkpoint planned on Route 36 in Union Beach this weekend

The Monmouth County DWI Task Force will conduct the checkpoint from 10 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday. → Read More

Lacey Road in Manchester closed due to motor vehicle crash

Motorists are being told to avoid Lacey Road in the Whiting section of Manchester for the next few hours, police said. → Read More

Plumsted crash shuts down Route 528 for hours to come

A serious motor vehicle crash has taken place on what is also known as Lakewood Road in Plumsted. → Read More

DWI checkpoint on Route 9 in Manalapan this weekend

The DWI checkpoint will be set up for southbound traffic on Route 9 from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. → Read More

Major traffic delays on Routes 70 and 37 due to separate road incidents

Separate road incidents in Ocean County have shut down parts of Route 70 in Manchester and Route 37 in Toms River on Thursday night. → Read More

Toms River motorcyclist hospitalized after Labor Day crash in Manchester

Tyler Applegate, 31, of Toms River, was reported to be in stable condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, police said. → Read More

Marlboro road blocked, police tape surrounds house as cops investigate 'incident'

A spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor said the agency and the Marlboro Police Department “are currently investigating an incident.” → Read More

Monmouth County to set up DWI checkpoints this Labor Day weekend

Police officers will be diverting traffic to evaluate the sobriety of motorists in Freehold Township and Holmdel this holiday weekend. → Read More

Lakewood traffic alert: Cedar Bridge Avenue is closed in both directions

A serious traffic accident has forced police to shut down the highway for the next several hours on Thursday evening. → Read More

Matawan man accused of murdering his father

Kenneth Knapp Jr., 31, could face life in state prison if convicted of first-degree murder and second-degree desecration of human remains. → Read More

Monmouth County DWI Task Force to set up checkpoints this weekend

There will be drunken driving checkpoints in Keyport and Allenhurst this weekend, according to the county DWI task force. → Read More

NJ Turnpike bus crash: 1 person dead, multiple injuries reported

New Jersey State Trooper Brandi Slota said there are multiple injuries from the overturned bus at the Thomas Edison Service Area in Woodbridge. → Read More