Aubree LaRusso. photo via facebook
Aubree LaRusso, 18, was killed in a fire in her family’s Middletown home this morning, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
At approximately 6:43 a.m., the Middletown Police and Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 20 Neptune Place in the North Middletown section of the Township. After firefighters were able to get the fire under control, an on-scene investigation determined that the cause of the fire was accidental.
Aubree was found deceased in a bedroom located off of the living room in the family’s residence. Larusso’s mother, brother and a family friend escaped the blaze unharmed. A pet dog was also found deceased in the home. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 17th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Aubree LaRusso, Middletown, Middletown Fire, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni | Comments Off on 18 year old woman dies in Middletown house fire
MIDDLETOWN — About 60 firefighters from four different fire stations responded Saturday to a fire in a two-story home on Route 36. The fire, first reported at 11:41 a.m., was contained to a second-floor bedroom and was declared under control by 12 p.m., said Dennis W. Fowler, a spokesman for the Middletown Fire Department. No one… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Middletown, Middletown Fire, Middletown Fire Department, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Firefighters battle blaze in bedroom of Middletown house
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Sean Powers, a twenty-two year old Middletown volunteer firefighter has been charged with starting the fire that left him with critical burn injuries. William Rohweder, 23 of Middletown was also charged with arson of an abandoned barn in a residential area. The fire at 251 Monmouth Ave was reported to Middletown authorities on Saturday morning at 5:48 AM. Powers’ address is 260 Monmouth Ave.
According to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, both young men have been charged with one count of second degree Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Arson, one count of second degree Aggravated Arson and one count of third degree Aggravated Assault.
Because of his status as a volunteer firefighter, Powers has also been charged with Official Misconduct, an offense that carries a maximum prison term of ten years and a minimum period of parole ineligibility of five years, upon conviction.
Powers is in critical but stable condition at The Burn Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen set Powers bail as R. O. R. (Released On Recognizance) so long as he remains in an in-patient. Upon his release from The Burn Center, his bail will be reviewed.
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Posted: October 10th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News | Tags: Arson, Crime, Middletown, Middletown Arson, Middletown Fire, Middletown Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Sean Powers, William Rohweder | 3 Comments »