Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, Alejandro Huerta-Arias, 23, of Toms River, was charged with Vehicular Homicide 2C:11-5A , in connection with a motor vehicle crash that occurred on March 9th, 2022 at Madison Ave & Courtney Rd, resulting in the death of Mark Mandel, 32, of Lakewood. The LPD Traffic Safety Unit, investigated with collaborative efforts of the OCPO Vehicular Homicide Unit, and the OC Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood First Aid, Hatzolah and Lakewood EMS assisted with the initial investigation.
DUI Crash w/Injury
Officer J. Macerino and Officer J. Mathews assisted in the investigation.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 230am Officer Nicholas Romeo arrived at the scene he located Anthony Bivins (44 years old from Brick) in the back yard of victim/caller.
The victim/caller found Anthony Bivins leaving with his leaf blower and he was able to make chase, stop him and retrieve his leaf blower.
Anthony Bivins was arrested and charged with 2C:20-3(a) Theft of moveable property and 2C:18-3.B Defiant Trespassing. Bivins was then transported to OCJ.
Friday, May 27th at 730pm Officer J. Mandelbaum was dispatched to a possible drunk driver in the area of Rt. 70 near Rt. 9. The suspect vehicle was located in the area and a subsequent motor vehicle stop was conducted. Further investigation led to the arrest of Ricardo Alberto Chontal-Toscano (34 years old of Jackson) for the following charges:
39:4-50 Driving while intoxicated39:4-96 Reckless driving 39:3-10 Unlicensed driver 39:3-4 Unregistered vehicle