We had a variety of popular stories this month, so here is a list of the most viewed stories on Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch in October, 2012.
5. Marlboro Man Arrested After Brawl at Park East in Hazlet. Armand Osmanovic, 22 of Marlboro was arrested on Oct. 7 after an argument turned into a harmful bar fight at Park East in Hazlet.
Police responded to an escalating fight around 1:45 a.m., which began as two groups were leaving the bar. Hazlet Det. Lt. Charles McBride said Osmanovic allegedly picked up a 21-year-old male from Port Monmouth and threw him on the ground, breaking his femur.
4. New Brunswick Man Charged With Burglary of Five Marlboro Homes. Marlboro police arrested Michael Thoma, 22 of New Brunswick on Wednesday in connection to five burglaries of Marlboro homes in recent months. Thoma is charged with the burglary of homes on Bernadette Road, Stevenson Drive, Tamarack Court, Rachael Drive and Steeplechase Drive in Marlboro Township.
3. . A late September car accident killed a Middletown man and his six-year-old son and left his daughter and two others seriously injured.
First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux said the two-car crash on Van Schoick Road occurred at 10:09 a.m. A blue Subaru driven by George DiCostanzo, 38, of Middletown and a white Jeep Cherokee driven by John McCormack, 44, of Middletown.
DiCostanzo’s son, six-year-old Christopher, and daughter, four-year-old Pearl were also in the vehicle, LeMieux said. DiCostanzo was pronounced dead at the scene. Christopher DiCostanzo was transported to Riverview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:27 a.m. Pearl DiCostanzo was taken to Jersey Shore University but was expected to survive, according to LeMieux.
2. One Injured in ATV Accident in Marlboro. A young male patient was medevaced to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital following an ATV accident in Marlboro on Oct. 12, according to police.
Two individuals were riding the ATVs in the woods behind Illusion Steakhouse on Tennant Road in the Morganville section of the township when the incident occurred. The victim flipped over the handlebars of his vehicle, police said.
He was conscious but unresponsive when authorities arrived, according to Marlboro police.
1. NFL to Use Pink Penalty Flags Thanks to 11-Year-Old Marlboro Boy. NFL players are no strangers to wearing pink during October. Pink shoes, pink sweat bands, pink gloves. The symbols represent the league's support for Breast Cancer Awareness, but one Marlboro resident wants the commissioners to take it a step further.
It began with a simple suggestion from 11-year-old Marlboro resident Dante Cano. And up the chain it went, straight to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Although October is almost over, NFL officials will carry pink penalty flags for the rest of the month.