Bomb threat clears theater in Monmouth County

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a suspect following a bomb threat that caused the evacuation of a movie theater in Monmouth County.  An employee found a note in the men’s bathroom at the AMC Theater complex at Freehold Raceway Mall before 5 p.m. Monday. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office says the note said there were multiple bombs throughout the building.  The complex in Freehold Township was searched and cleared by 7 p.m.

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Police: Woman, 83, dies in hit-and-run crash

MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old woman has died after a car hit her and took off in New Jersey.  The crash happened at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday as Corrine Becker was crossing Route 9 in Manalapan.  Police say the 42-year-old driver didn’t stop. Authorities later found him at his home.  It’s unclear if charges have been filed.

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Police arrest man they say dragged officer with car in lot

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say struck a police officer in a New Jersey strip mall parking lot and briefly dragged him.  Toms River Officer Ralph Stocco says a 15-year police veteran suffered injuries that aren’t life-threatening in Tuesday’s incident.  Stocco says Officer Daniel Brennan responded to a Division of Motor Vehicles office after a man tried to use false identification. They say the officer was talking with the man outside when the suspect ran into his car. Stocco says drove his car in reverse and Brennan became trapped between the door and driver’s seat. Brennan was dragged at least 25 yards before he broke free and the driver took off. The suspect was taken into custody about two hours later. Investigators didn’t immediately identify him.