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Monmouth County Crime: Murder Charge, 25 Pounds of Pot and a Bear in a Battlefield

Former town mayor charged with DWI, Manchester man charged with murder

It's been a busy week for bad guys around Monmouth County this week. Topping the crime news is a Manchester man who was arrested and charged with murder in a mysterious Long Branch case and former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna, who was arrested and charged with drunken driving following a car collision.

Here's what Patch brought you this week, in case you missed anything:

UPDATE: Manchester Man Arrested in Long Branch Murder of Point Pleasant Man Authorities arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the murder of a Point Pleasant man in Long Branch, according to Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).   Investigation Into Suspicious Bag Turns Up Empty

Several people were removed from a New Jersey Transit bus shortly after midnight Friday while authorities checked out a suspicious bag left in the cargo hold, police said.

Eatontown Man Charged With Possession of 25 Pounds of Marijuana

An Eatontown man has been arrested and charged as part of a two month-long investigation by a number of local law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrests of 10 people, plus the seizure of cars, cash and about 140 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

A melee at the Metropolitan Café early Sunday morning sent two to the hospital with bleeding heads, one arrested and possibly others pending, police said Thursday.

Bear Sighting Near Battleview Orchards

A black bear was spotted Thursday at Route 33 and Wemrock Road, police said.

Court Date Set for McKenna's DWI and Related Charges Following Crash

Former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna will appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court on June 11 to answer to the driving while intoxicated and related charges lodged against him following a single-car collision on the Garden State Parkway, officials at Tinton Falls court said Thursday afternoon.

Police: Two Manalapan Boys Shoot at Others with BB Guns

Two Manalapan adolescents were arrested by police for reportedly shooting other juveniles with BB guns on the evening of Monday, May 6 on Wilson Avenue, according to police.

Car Struck Route 35 Divider & Traffic Signal Pole Before Flipping, Aberdeen Police Say

A vehicle flipped over after the driver struck a concrete divider and traffic signal pole at the intersection of Route 35 and Cliffwood Avenue in Aberdeen on Sunday, according to Police Chief John Powers. 

Matawan Man Indicted on Child Porn Possession & Distribution Charges

A Monmouth County grand jury voted Monday to indict a Matawan man on charges that he allegedly possessed and distributed child pornography and drugs. 

Police: Holmdel Man Poked Cop in Eye

A domestic violence call led to a resisting arrest charge for Emile Gouiran of Holmdel, according to police.

Suspect Sought in Sheepshead Baygels Burglary

Holmdel police are looking for a suspect in the burglary of a local bagel business.

Holmdel Generator Theft Leads to County Indictment for Middletown Man

A Middletown man is facing charges of theft and drug possession, after the alleged theft of a generator in 2012.

Keansburg Woman Indicted in Traffic Circle Chase

A February police chase which was foiled by a Wall traffic circle yielded formal charges for Michelle D. Zahner.

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