Monday, July 2, 2012

King Five Finger Louie Makes Headlines Again and want's to know who dimed him out!!


"I find it odd that they're going to close the case"

From the Burlington County Times 7/2/12 On-line Edition

"Authorities close investigation of 2010 bomb scare in Beverly

By Jeannie O'Sullivan Staff writer | Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 1:39 pm
BEVERLY — The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office has closed its investigation of an alleged April 2010 bomb scare at City Council President Luis Crespo’s residence, citing insufficient probable cause to file criminal charges against anyone in connection with the matter.
In a letter obtained by the Burlington County Times, an assistant county prosecutor informs the city’s Police Department sergeant that “the investigation has yielded no evidence indicating that an identifiable third party placed this (inoperable improvised incendiary) device on Mr. Crespo’s vehicle.”
“On the contrary, there is some evidence to suggest that Mr. Crespo himself may have attached this device to his own truck for reasons that remain unknown,” wrote Thaddeus E. Drummond, the Prosecutor’s Office’s supervisor of the Special Investigations Unit, in a May 1 letter to city police Sgt. James Boettger.
The letter did not elaborate on the evidence. Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office, said he could not comment on the letter.
When reached for comment, Crespo said he did not know about the letter and expressed disbelief at the outcome.
“I find it odd that they're going to close the case,” he said.
A message left for Boettger on Monday was not immediately returned.
Authorities on April 21, 2010, had shut down a stretch of Broad Street and evacuated nearby homes after someone called at 10:30 a.m. to report an “unknown device” connected to a vehicle at the residence where Crespo lives with his wife, school board member Karen Crespo. Karen Crespo had been elected to a three-year Board of Education term the night before and said at the time that she had walked home about 10 p.m.
The incident drew the New Jersey State Police’s bomb squad; the Prosecutor's Office's Major Crimes Unit; more than a dozen officers from several towns, including K-9 units; and at least one official from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The area was declared safe about 2 p.m. that day, and police took away the vehicle as part of the investigation. At the time, Bewley declined to say if any explosives were found or if the vehicle was in danger of exploding."

Just another day in the City of Beverly, run by The King, Five Finger Louie. 
Well King Louie, you dodged another bullet or should we say a bomb of your own making. Those "Snitch Connections" from the Mt. Holly Gardens must still be working for you. To bad for Kate that you are such a GOOD FRIEND with connections.
By the way does the City of Beverly have a property maintenance ordinance? If so is the Kings House on Broad Street an example for the Home Owners of Beverly to follow? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Reprint from the April 21, 2010 BCT Front Page Story

"Bomb scare in Beverly"

By: DAVID LEVINSKY AND DAVID MACCAR
April 21 2010
Burlington County Times

"BEVERLY - Authorities shut down a block of Broad Street near Railroad Avenue for about four hours Wednesday morning because of an apparent bomb scare at a city councilman's residence.

The scare occurred at the home of City Council President Luis Crespo and his wife, Karen, who is a member of the school board, according to an informed source.

A resident of the 600 block of Broad Street phoned authorities about 10:30 a.m. to report an "unknown device" connected to a vehicle, authorities said.

Responding officers blocked off the street and evacuated residents from some nearby homes, said Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.

The New Jersey State Police's bomb squad and the Prosecutor's Office's Major Crimes Unit responded and secured the vehicle with more than a dozen officers from several towns, including K-9 units and at least one officer from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives patrolling the area.

The area was declared safe about 2 p.m. and police took away the vehicle as part of the investigation, Bewley said.

He declined to say if any explosives were found or if the vehicle was in danger of exploding. He also declined to say who owns the vehicle.

"We have the vehicle and will analyze it as part of a continuing investigation," Bewley said.

Barbara Ptaszenski, who works at the Athletic Club of Beverly on Broad Street, said authorities told her to leave the area and wait at the end of the block.

 "They didn't tell me why, but I had already had a phone call from one of the girls that's on the scanner and they said that Crespo had a bomb scare (at his house)," said Ptaszenski, who added that she arrived at work at 10:45 and found the road already closed.

Luis and Karen Crespo, who were with officers near the scene, said they could not comment on the incident just after authorities disbanded about 2:15.

Crespo would only say that he didn't know if they would be allowed back into their home.

Karen Crespo was elected to a three-year term on the school board the night before and said she walked home about 10 p.m.

At the scene, Public Safety Director Kenneth Gerber said only that the incident has been referred to the Prosecutor's Office.

Mayor Gail Cook said the incident is unfortunate, no matter the circumstances.

"I haven't heard any scuttlebutt about if it's politically motivated at all," Cook said. "However it has come to be, it's unfortunate. It's unfortunate for any family who is targeted and for the neighbors and for the entire city."



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61 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about the State Attorney General? How about Homeland Security? It's obvious this is being swept under the rug...county prosecutors say there is some evidence that "crespo himself may have attached this device to his own truck for reasons that remain unknown"....How about civil suits against him for the post traumatic stress he caused people who thought the town was going to blow up, how about suits against him for the expense he put the various responders through both financial and emotional, it is well known that oj got away with murder in the criminal court but got nailed in civil action by Ron Goldman's father, why was there not a grand jury hearing on such a serious matter after our country is being attacked terrorists... Does a suit have to be filed before the laws of discovery can reveal what evidence the county prosecutor has to say crespo "may have"..civil courts may require less burden of proof... thank God his chicken tent got him only a few votes over 150 in the whole town....its over for you crespo, residents of this city should complain to State and Federal authorities about this coverup and the evidence against him should be published or made available to the public..don't let up on that sociopath he has caused this city enough pain

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm....our paper is oddly missing this morning!!!!!!!!! It is always there every other morningm. Good thing I read the paper online. Tick tick King!!!

Anonymous said...

After reading the BCT article, I got to thinking when the last positive thing was written about Beverly. It also made me think of when the first negative articles were written. Its ironic that both have a lowest common denominator... Mr. Crespo. We didn't see truly negative press about Beverly until Mr. Crespo came on the scene. Now it's one embarrassing article after another.

It's time to close this chapter. It's time for all Beverly residents to stand up and demand he step down. He's already been voted out but he has six more months to wreak havoc and bring more negative press about the City. If he won't do it, then the rest of Council should take a vote of no confidence and remove him as President.

They won't of course and they will support him to the bitter end, as they all walk off the cliff, just like good little lemmings.

Stand up and let your voices be heard. Don't let appathy stand in your way. Demand better for yourself and your family.

Anonymous said...

Council President Crespo is a man in denial. He claims that the lawsuits against both himself and the City by several Employees and former employees is bunk, I would like to see how he explains the text photos from him containing a photo of a necked man with his head superimposed that was sent from him to one of the complainants. This photo is part of the complaint evidence and can be seen in the complaint (court public records).
He is trying hard to misdirect the public from his misdeeds by his public statment during City Council meeting and to the newspapers.

Anonymous said...

I just do not understand why if the Prosecutor's Office feels that he was behind the bomb setup, they didn't charge him. How much did this false call cost us. It had to be in excess of $50K for the Federal, State and Local Agencies involved as well as the inconvenience and cost to the local residence living in the area. The Prosecutor's Office is going after former Edgewater Park Mayor Jim Daly for far less.

Anonymous said...

The question does remain as to why he was never charged.

If this criminal or his wife are coaching this season with the EPAA I for one will be withdrawing my kids from activities they are associated with. This is not the role model I want around my kids.

Anonymous said...

Don't you see, the coaching, the Boy Scouts and all those other high-visibility activities are just the smoke and mirrors he uses to convince people what a fine upstanding citizen he is?

He is a very convincing liar; he even fooled me once but now I see right through him. He is dangerous, insidious, and out of control. I wish he would do everyone in the area a favor and move away.

What an embarassment he is to the town and his kids.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else find it odd that just last week they charged two people with calling in a fake bomb threat to the County Courthouse, yet Crespo shut down an entire city block, caused the school to go on lockdown, had federal agents, state police, county officers and local officers, fire & EMS respond yet he is not charged for the hoax? I guess it's good to be the King!

Anonymous said...

Functioning,Paranoid,Obsessive,Delusional, schizophrenic is where he fits in and the evidence should be made public that gives prosecutor the conclusion that: "Crespo himself may have attached this device to his own truck for reasons that remain unknown"Imagine, he is the head of city council and who knows what he may do next, the guy is unstable and his ex-mayor cook with her Phd in whatever didn't recognize it...he truly believes he did not do it...now that he is under stress of not being in city hall with such lack of support in his voter base,a rejection he finds hard to deal with, centinaro cant help him and his actions will become more desperate...he may show up with a real bomb or firearm...they should make him go through a metal detector each time he enters city hall..you read about it all the time: pissed off worker goes postal and people are dead..he can't stand rejection and it is eating him alive...get him out of city hall now for medical-psychiatric reasons

Anonymous said...

I read an interesting comment on the Philly Burbs website, written by "Rukiddinme" it said. "So let's see, (allegedly) planted a fake bomb in his own truck, called in a bomb scare on himself, is/was being sued by three city employees for harassment, sexual harassment and wage-hour violations, was accused of breaking into personnel files in city hall, directed officers to write tickets against his enemies, threatened people who signed a petition, threatened people if they didn't vote for him, pandered for votes on election day with "free barbeque chicken", lies constantly, does not pay his taxes, and had the city borrow over $2 million with no idea on how to pay back over $1 million of it, yet he is going to file ethics charges against another councilperson. Nice.
If the other members of Council had any decency or self-respect, they would insist he step down. At the very least, remove him as Council President."
I have to agree. It seems that City Council is spiraling out of control. Something must be done.

Anonymous said...

Don't coaches need background checks? If not, they should.

He should not be in any position that kids will think he's a role model. He should be banned.

Anonymous said...

So I hear CRESPO is on a war path tryig to find out who is responsiable of leaking this story to the press. What's the matter, you never hear of open records? Oh wait, is that what you have been doing all last week? You are done...step down as president.

Anonymous said...

Tell the King to check out Burlington County Superior Court Case BUR-L-000162-11 to find out what he doesn't want the public to know about his actions that are going to cost us Beverly Taxpayers big money. Of course he will need to pay for the record on line but why would he do that because he has the copy of the complaint that he was served.
How dumb or perhaps he thinks his get out of Jail Card from the Prosecutor still works. It appears to work in criminal cases but I do not think it will in a civil case.

Anonymous said...

For once the BCT Reporters did honest and hard work in reporting on the "phony bomb story" that was perpetrated on the citizens of Beverly and the Taxpayers of this State.
Good job BCT and now you need to see how many court cases have been brought against the City of Beverly as a result of Mr Crespo's actions.

Anonymous said...

What day was the report in the BCT. Can not find the article .

Anonymous said...

Five weeks since the election and not a single rebuttal by Luis ("the bomb") Crespo. Did his only remaing disciple forego the Koolaid after her incarceration? Even Dr. Crook has distanced herself from the pull of his cesspool's riptide. Could this mean that the Bomb has been disarmed?
What's next in this crazy world? Downtown makes a recovery? That's a olur next dream...

Anonymous said...

I have a question. Why didn't the prosecutors office call tony pierce? I heard he has at least 3 documented reports of that asshole Crespo filing false reports, that's why Crespo charged him with fake compliants! Oh yea, check your maikbox boys and girls of council. Pierce filed his law suit this week I hear. THANKS CRESPO FOR WASTING YET MORE OF OUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS YOU SCUM BAG! January can not come quick enough. But thank God Kate abd Crespo are GONE FOREVER! The City of Beverly should throw a party!

Anonymous said...

Not sure cookie has completely distanced her self from the hooligan. Her car and crespos truck have been spotted at hals house and at newsomes house. Hey dont we all go fishing using the fishing poles from the derby that are crespos front porch? Werent they donated the the city? For sales soon at columbus mart! Yet another "perk" crespo has taken from the city and its kids.

Anonymous said...

Birds of the same feather flock together. Two asshole losers! WHEN IS KATES COURT DATE FOR HER DRUGS!!!!?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how Crespo wants to file ethics charges against another councilperson, yet he does something like this?

Then Crespo wants to go after a former developer, WHO HE SHAFTED, and wants him to pay taxes that are not really owed, all while Crespo, chronically, doesn't pay his taxes (look it up).

Then Crespo AND Cook accuse EVERYONE who is not in their political clique as being hate mongers, destructive, deceitful, and know-nothings who engage in dirty politics, yet they go around spreading lies about everyone else and how they will ruin the town, all while serving chicken barbeque. I seem to remember a story about a snake, a tree and an apple that seems to be analogous to current events in our fair city.

Look around, it is their clique that is to blame for the conditions in the city. They are to blame for the high taxes, the squaller, crime rate, drugs, and gangs. Good riddance and do us all a favor the Crespo/Cook Clique, move away! It will be the first positive step you take toward improving our city.

Anonymous said...

FBI - Today Tony Mack and Trenton; tomorrow Crespo, Cook and Beverly.

And I think to myself...what a wonderful woooorrrrlllldddd!!!

Anonymous said...

Gee, the fishing poles are gone from crespos front porch. Anyone want to go to Columbus mart? When the current council ask crespo to step down as president in light of all the lawsuits and the bomb scare?

Anonymous said...

He was just holding them for a friend.

Anonymous said...

So was kate elliott

Anonymous said...

Hey Gail Cook. What happened to your integrity and your morals? You and your cronies spent all of our money on nothing. Our city's no better, only worse.
How's this for a legacy? Empty bank (like our wallets!), boarded up downtown, never ending lawsuits, and split in our beloved party.
You have to be kidding yourself if you think you'll be remembered fondly. What a waste, just like you and your cronies (can you say Hal & Crespo?). No more free pizza or chicken for votes!
Do the city a favoe and just move away. In fact, take your little lapdogs with you! BYE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tonight is the night! Crespo step down like a real man!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

did he step down?

Anonymous said...

did he stop down???

Anonymous said...

did he stop down???

Anonymous said...

Can someone expand on the last comment? Did Crespo step down as council president?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe I missed the meeting ! I need to put these into my calendar so I don't miss anymore. Can anyone elaborate on the comment above. Has he stepped down?

Anonymous said...

Of course not. He just continues to financially bankrupt our city with his own personal problems. Another lawsuit? Hey man, the city hall is not the place for you to take out your problems at home on city employees. All lies smoke and mirriors at city council meetings.

Anonymous said...

The "King" abdicate his throne? Get real. He's on too much of an ego trip to step down or step aside.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why LC's white truck has been parked on Cramer Avenue not far from Warren St. for over a week - never seems to move. Has he changed residences or maybe sold that "jinxed" truck that "someone" tried to blow up?

Anonymous said...

Someone should have that truck towed.

Anonymous said...

So why 2 special meetigs this week? What arey9u trying to hide now, crespo? Or are you doing this so more people wont attend? Still trying to bankrupt this town before you are out of office? How did your butty Raia take to you accussing him of submitting fake records to the city? Bet he loved you looking into his finances at the commons, as you are so financially qualified.

Anonymous said...

Miracle! LC's truck is gone from Cramer Ave. this morning. ???

Anonymous said...

That house on cramer avenue is where is his wife's mother lives

Anonymous said...

Anon 8/6 I was wondering the same thing about his truck. It was/is missing the front license plate too. I thought his wife's mother lived on the other side of Cramer, further down ...

Anonymous said...

I thought she lived in the other half of the double he lives in on Broad St. NO?

Anonymous said...

That is the step mother. His wifes real mother rents that house. I think the house was the grandfaters house and he just recently pass away. Now the mother rents the house. The both sides of the house on Broad st. is owned by Crespo, the step mother just co-signed for it. How bad does your credit have to be to need a co signer for that rat trap.

Anonymous said...

According to the paper, now we have $100,000 worth of property and nothing to do with it. No developer and no one who wants to invest in this depressed town. The ones who agreed to buy it will be out of office and we're again left "holding the bag" of more debt. Thank you to Councilman Thibault for standing up to his convictions.

Anonymous said...

THe step mother lives on cramer ave too. A little incestious on the block

ali sheikh said...

They are to blame for the high taxes, the squaller, crime rate, drugs, and gangs. Good riddance and do us all a favor the Crespo/Cook Clique, move away! It will be the first positive step you take toward improving our city.

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Anonymous said...

As we all sit back and try to enjoy the summer the Crespo Clan is hard at work trying to drum up support to get Crespo back in office. Several people have said Crespo is attempting to put up some clones as Independent candidates for November or write-in candidates. WE CAN'T LET THIS HAPPEN! We are too close to the return of common sense.

At least Hal Robertson is gracious about his loss in the Primary and is prepared to pass the torch to the next guy. Crespo would be well served with a dose of humility rather than browbeating everyone who did not vote for him.

Anonymous said...

You are so right! Just watch as one of the remaining crespoites will conveniently step down and he goes back in and will do the unfin8shed term, then run again next year. Just wither up and go away already!!! Beware Beverly!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I heard that too. Crespo is spending a lot of time down the waterfront trying to get support to get himself/others back in office.

Crespo, I know you read this blog. JUST GO AWAY! Knock off your crap!

You're a piece of crap, you live in a piece of crap, surrounded by crap, you don't have a full-time job, you don't pay your taxes, and you don't pay your bills. Stop running the City like you run your life!

Take a look around people, you are living in Crespo's world.

Anonymous said...

Tax sale time! What a disgrace to see council members names on that list. Good God! Aren't you all supposed to be setting an example as an elected official? So busy spending the paying taxayers money on your pet projects and you arent paying?

Anonymous said...

It's not a disgrace; it's par for the course. Currently, three of the five Council members are not paying their taxes but this has always been that way.

After they were publicly embarrassed at a meeting in January most of them ponied up and paid; except for the King. It's ironic the King stated a former developer had not paid their taxes and owed the City $1 million(which is a lie), yet he himself never pays his taxes.

There should be a state law that REQUIRES your taxes to be paid before running for office and while in office. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office"!

Anonymous said...

I so agree with the last two postings. Three council members in the tax sale listings. Disgusting! And yet, they made the paper again today for making decisions to use the money of people who actually pay their taxes to buy a new police car and hire another officer - despite law suits that are going to be so costly and now owning land that no one will build on at the river. What a joke. How much more harm will this council (except for Bob Thibault, the one who stands up for what is fiscally good for the town) do before they are out of office?

Anonymous said...

So Crespo, didnt see a construction permit at the garage on warren street you are working at todayt Of course, you are a liscensed contractor with workmans comp and insurance, right? Or maybe you told the owner its ok to break the citys laws because you are doing the work, right? Did you conveniently over order the work materials and plan to keep the extra as a little "bonus"?

Anonymous said...

Didnt someone at the last coucil meeting ask him to not be council president because of how much his little sexual harassment lawsuitsg the city? Is he going to?

Anonymous said...

Council did the right thing saying no to the tahoe!

Anonymous said...

I see the Sewer Authority has hired the former Mayor's wife and other former Mayor's sister-in-law. Nepotism rules!

An Independant Thinker said...

I find it extremely amusing that all this trash talk is Anonymous...the funniest part is, most of what you guys say is either assumptions or hear-say. And, if "King Louie" knows what's good for him, he'll get an order of protection, because some of you are showing some seriously stalker-like behavior...smdh

Anonymous said...

Dear Independent Thinker, I chuckle as you remark about those who post anonymously yet, you sign your post "independent thinker". I am sure that is not what is on your birth certificate or driver's license who why not post your name? Just asking. And Crespo is his own worst enemy not those of us who comment here ....

Anonymous said...

I would like to know when Sgt Pearce is coming back? He is missed ....

Anonymous said...

Another lawsuit against the City. Crespo is finally out now its time to rebuild the police department.

Anonymous said...

What is the latest lawsuit regarding? And is LC involved again?

Anonymous said...

Well, many people saw the latest story in the BCT regarding Crespo staying on Council. Not like it wasn't expected. Is there no way to get this guy out of the town's business handlings? As a resident, he has a right to be at meetings, etc. but he has to be stopped from being involved on Council when the town voted him out, out, out!