Police ask that people stay away from beach and boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach police are strongly urging that people not come to town to look at the ocean or Manasquan Inlet. "We seem to be having an influx of people coming into town in order to look at the ocean and inlet," said Detective Pat Petruzziello early Sunday afternoon. He said police are strongly urging people "to not come into town for this purpose as we are in the midst of a mandatory evacuation." The police are currently working on getting residents and visitors east of the NJ Transit train tracks, on Arnold Avenue and Route 35 north, out of town as quickly as possible and by a 4 p.m. deadline at the latest. For the residents east of the tracks who are still in their homes, police are issuing the following reminder: "The Point …
State Police investigating errant alarm sounding from fort
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A loud siren that could be heard in the Two River area and beyond Wednesday evening was an errant alarm from Fort Monmouth, according to the Two River Alert system. A shrill alarm aroused the concern of many area residents who took to social media to debate the source of the sound, which began after 8 p.m. But there was no emergency, according to the Two River Alert System, comprised of Little Silver and Shrewsbury. Instead, alerts from the Breaking News Network, which monitors emergency communications, stated an alarm got stuck in the "on" position. State Police were deployed to investigate the problem, according to the Two River Alert System website. A call to the State Police was not immediately returned late Wednesday night.