Friday, May 10, 2013
Meeting will be open to the public
Lacey school board members will have more to say about the indictment of schools Superintendent Sandra Brower at a special meeting on Friday night, Board President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon. The meeting will get underway at 8 p.m. in the lecture hall at Lacey Township High School, he said. "It will be open to the public," Schubiger said. Several board members earlier this week declined to comment on the matter and referred all press inquiries to Schubiger. "We want time to review the indictment and have a chance to meet as a board," Schubiger said yesterday. "I'm sure we will have many comments after that." Brower, 46, of Wall Township, was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on Monday. She is charged with second-degree …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sandra Brower, formerly an assistant superintendent in Wall, was indicted this morning in Monmouth County
Lacey Township's schools superintendent was indicted Monday morning on charges she failed to immediately report a teacher's possible sexual assault of a 4-year-old special needs student while she was Wall Township's assistant superintendent, according to an indictment. Sandra Brower, 46, then lied to police and tried to cover up her inaction, according to the Monmouth County indictment. Brower, a Wall resident, is charged with second-degree official misconduct, third-degree hindering apprehension and fourth-degree obstruction, according to the indictment. Brower was the assistant superintendent of Wall Township schools until November 2011. She is currently the superintendent of Lacey Township Schools in Ocean County. The Lacey school board…
Under state statute, the school board could decide to suspend Brower without pay
The Lacey Township Board of Education is planning to hold a special meeting soon to deal with the ramifications of schools Superintendent Sandra Brower's indictment in Monmouth County. "We need to address this as quickly as possible," Board President Eric J. Schubiger said this afternoon. Schubiger said he had obtained a copy of the indictment from Board Attorney Arthur Stein today and reviewed the document. "The allegations presented in the indictment pertain to Dr. Brower's prior employment in Wall Towship," Schubiger said. "Mr. Stein is now reviewing the document. The Board of Education is in the process of scheduling a special meeting to discuss the matter." "It's got to be done soon," he added. "It's obviously a highly confidential …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Three others also indicted
Two locals were indicted on charges of distribution of heroin and other drug-related charges. Linda Carroll, 53, of Toms River and Leonard Dasaro, 57, of Forked River were arrested in Lacey on June 28. The two were also indicted on charges of possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in a public recreation zone. Carroll and Dasaro intended to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of the Forked River Elementary Zone as well as within 500 feet of the Ocean County Library, according to the indictment. Carroll posted $100,000 bail…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The charges allege the men were found with illegal drugs in town last Sept. 4
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Saturday, February 23
Two men were indicted Tuesday on charges of drug possession in Middletown Township on Sept. 4, according to court documents. James Wareham, 27, of Forked River will answer in court to charges of heroin/cocaine possession. Jonathan C. Myers, 34, of Bayville will stand trial on heroin possession charges. The grand jury's decision to indict is a formal charge, not a conviction. The charges are third degree offenses, punishable by a potential 3-5 year prison sentence if convicted.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Ocean County pair arrested in September on drugs charges in Wall Township
Two women were indicted on drug charges last week stemming from a September arrest in Wall Township, according to the indictment. Theresa A. Albanese, 30, of Bayville and Rebecca Barrett, 33, of Forked River were indicted by a grand jury Thursday on possession of cocaine and heroin charged from a September 19 arrest in Wall, the indictments say. No other details of the arrest were immediately available.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Joselin Santos, 17, unlawfully carried a handgun at the time of the robbery
A New Brunswick male was recently indicted on a charge of armed robbery for an incident that took place in Lacey Township on Dec. 20, 2011. Joselin Santos, 17, was indicted on Jan. 31 on charges of robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of hollow nose bullets. The indictment states that while committing a theft, Santos purposely put his victim in fear of immediate bodily injury with use of a “deadly weapon.” Santos was illegally carrying a .38-caliber handgun and hallow nose bullets, according to the indictment. He did not first obtain a permit to carry the gun, the indictment stated. Santos posted $100,000 bail on June 1, 2012.