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:

Lacey head-on car crash injures 4, including Eagleswood mom and toddler son

Lainy Raines, 18, of Eagleswood, was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for “significant injuries to her legs,” police said. → Read More

Bicyclist in Howell critically injured in crash on Allenwood Lakewood Road

The crash took place on Allenwood Lakewood Road in Howell in the 8 p.m. hour. → Read More

West Long Branch boy who went missing has been found

The circumstances of the child’s disappearance and his subsequent discovery were not made public on Wednesday night. → Read More

Jackson nurse charged in drug trafficking scheme; had 30 firearms including submachine gun

Anthony Calabrese was charged with possession of Adderal, Xanax and codeine syrup; as well as possession of a submachine gun, among other firearms. → Read More

Should Ocean County tax money be spent on history? Here's why voters will decide

Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines wants Ocean County to do more to preserve its history and wants to use the existing open space fund. → Read More

Toms River investigation: heavy police presence at Deer Chase Professional Park

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Toms River Police Department are assembled in the parking lot of the Deer Chase Professional Park. → Read More

Prosecutor pursues justice for Long Branch toddler drugged, sexually assaulted and filmed

Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, of Bloomfield, was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for aggravated sexual assault and possession of child porn. → Read More

Brick man pleads guilty to dumping Toms River friend’s body in Wall after overdose

Edward Ramirez, 51, of Brick, pleaded guilty Friday to disturbing or desecrating human remains for his role in discarding the body of Jamie Leis, 35. → Read More

Eatontown company bookkeeper charged with giving herself raises and bonuses for years

Michelle Pulignano, 51, of Middletown, who had worked for the company for 30 years, was charged with theft following a three-month investigation. → Read More

Ocean County man with stage 4 colon cancer conned out of $18,000

Ocean County Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy said he has asked the FBI's field office in Red Bank for assistance with the case. → Read More

Asbury Park fatal officer-involved shooting investigated

A fatal officer-involved shooting occurred late Tuesday night on 7th Avenue in Asbury Park. → Read More

Lakewood crash on Cedar Bridge Avenue reported to be serious

Two people are said to have been taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, which is the regional trauma center. → Read More

Toms River crash on Route 37 leaves motorcyclist in critical condition

Two people were charged after the crash Saturday morning in the eastbound lanes of Route 37. → Read More

Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown out of service

Motor vehicle traffic is reported to be heavy in the area, make alternative travel plans if possible. → Read More

Wall Township police need your help in identifying a car burglary suspect

The suspect is wanted for questioning in connection to the burglaries of multiple unlocked cars on Monday night. → Read More

Multiple motor vehicle crashes reported throughout Ocean County

There are major accidents in Barnegat, Toms River and Seaside Heights on Saturday night. → Read More

Deal and Ocean Township cops linked to drug trafficking allegations, prosecutor says

A Deal police officer and an Ocean Township police officer have both been charged with the distribution of clenbuterol, a bodybuilding drug. → Read More

Plumsted crash on Route 539 in front of New Egypt Speedway leaves one person dead

The cause of the crash is unknown but authorities said the vehicle struck an embankment and the driver was ejected from the car. → Read More

NJ Weather: Tornado warning in effect for Burlington County

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the Garden State on this summer night and overnight into Friday. → Read More

South Toms River cops on scene of drive-by shooting on Charles Avenue

There were reports of damage to homes and motor vehicles on Charles Avenue, but there were no known injuries, authorities said. → Read More