Friday, February 22, 2013
Police responding to reports of a bomb threat to the Buy Buy Baby store.
Days after an Eatontown man was charged in connection with bomb threats called into a West Long Branch shopping center, police are responding to reports of another threat. The Buy Buy Baby store in the Consumer Centre received a bomb threat on Friday afternoon, an emergency responder confirmed. On Tuesday, Kristopher L. Thomas, 21, was arrested and charged with issuing threats to three stores in the retail shopping mall on Sunday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 18. Another threat at the Buy Buy Baby store on Sunday, Feb. 10 remains under investigation, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Bomb threat was made Feb. 10 as well
A second bomb threat has been made at the Consumer Centre in West Long Branch on Sunday afternoon, exactly one week after one was made at the same location. At approximately 1:30 p.m., a man reportedly called 911 and said there was a bomb in Buy Buy Baby, according to West Long Branch Police Chief Lawrence Mihlon. The shopping center located at 310 Highway 36 has been evacuated while the threat is investigated by the West Long Branch Police, Fire and EMS. Bomb dogs were also requested to check the area. Police are asking people to avoid the area until crews are finished checking the area. "The incident is being investigated, including whether or not this incident is in any way related to the incident from last week," Chief Mihlon said. A …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Investigation determined threat was unfounded
The West Long Branch Police and other local agencies investigated a bomb threat the Consumer Centre complex in the borough on Sunday afternoon. At approximately 11:30 a.m., one of the stores in the Consumer Centre complex at 310 Highway 36 received a phone call indicating that there was a bomb in the store, West Long Branch Police Chief Lawrence Mihlon said. "As a precaution while the investigation of the claim began, the surrounding stores and some homes behind the complex were evacuated," Mihlon said. Bomb dogs responded from the New Jersey State Police, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and Wall Township Police to check the building and additional assistance was provided by the Oceanport Police and Long Branch Police Departments as well …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a man in connection with the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous story, Patch had reported that a bomb threat against the courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call at about 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At that time, the courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After the building sweep, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the investigation, the courthouse was closed for the rest of the day. An investigation led by …