Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The King's Home is Damaged by Fire (Thank God no One was Injured)


Link to Friday's BCT article on clothes donation for the King and his family.


 MORE and MORE and More, it just keeps getting more interesting doesn't it. 
We have to ask, were both of his "Landscaping Trucks" parked if front of his "duplex" when it caught fire (spontaneous combustion)? If they were not in front of the house where were they? If anyone knows please send that information to this Blog as a comment.

Thanks,
The Edgewater Park Reporters


More phillycom Pabulum Stories (see link http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/burlington/Councilman-Finds-His-Cats-Body-in-His-Fire-Ravaged-House-.html). We like the part about how he was boarding up his house Tuesday night (dark outside) during the Re-Org but he made sure he was sworn before the fire.
Is former mayor Cook's son an employee of philly•com? We reporters sure would like to know

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 Beverly Residents, below is a link to today's 1/9/13 BCT and the Philadelphia Inquirer on the King Louie Fire. We have to wonder if he is about to pull another rabbit out of his hat. The King's hat must be quite large because he has been pulling rabbits out since he was King of the Mt Holly Gardens. These rabbits must be of the snitch breed of the rabbit family.
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/authorities-no-cause-yet-on-fire-at-beverly-councilman-s/article_69182f57-960e-545a-8eaf-a06c89dcba1e.html 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20130109_Beverly_official_s_home_is_fire_site.html

The Edgewater Park Reporters 1/9/13




Updated reporting link from the BCT
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/chief-no-cause-yet-on-fire-at-beverly-councilman-s/article_69182f57-960e-545a-8eaf-a06c89dcba1e.html


The King's duplex home was severely damaged by fire last evening while the family was out. It appears that the family cat may have been the only causality from the fire. There was some damage to the homes on each side of the King's duplex.
Thank god that no one was home when the fire broke out. The neighbors reported hearing explosions as the fire raged through the duplex.
We have attached a link to the BCT's story in this morning's edition 1/8/13 below.  

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/two-alarm-fire-damages-beverly-councilman-s-home-prosecutor-s/article_6063be4f-e9cb-585a-872c-84fe00940470.html



The Edgewater Park Reporters

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

What no comments

Anonymous said...

Let the investigation proceed

Anonymous said...

all i can say is you get what you deserve. glad everyone was safe but what goes around comes around. i hope that they do not close this case until they find out the truth

Anonymous said...

It was a tragedy in all aspects. Do a through job, prosecutors. There is only one or two townsfolk, Cook & Hal, that think he didn't set the fire. It is a shame that the King's past actions have made people's first thought is he did it. Cut brakelines? Bomb in his truck? Why was he seen laughing outside the fire? Really? Their poor cat. Is it true the PTA is trying to raise money so Karen hire an attorney to divorce him? There are some many rumours, including him burning evidence th at could convict him of stealing from the city.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I am not the kind of person that would immediately be investigated in burning down my own home. And people are thinking that, for sure. Collateral damage to neighbors or putting firefighters in danger fighting the fire - who would do that? Only someone who is really a sociopath and I hate thinking that about anyone. And I have to admit, my first thought was what type of City Hall business burned in that fire. I have also noticed that the people starting sites to collect gift cards, clothing, etc. for them are all from out of town. That speaks volumes, doesn't it? The story about the divorce is new but it does sound a little out there.

Anonymous said...

He should not be left back on council because of the black..... cloud that surrounds him in more ways than one,, e mails were sent to fire inspector and building inspector several years ago urging them to inspect his house because of the doorways he cut between the two houses because he was trying to make them one house instead of two so he could cut his taxes, surely this led to the spread of the fire between two homes with a common wall that was breached by him with no permission to do so....get rid of him, he is a user and abuser

Anonymous said...

Yes Anonymous 10:27 1/9/13,
How come the City Inspectors never inspected the King's home after he was ordered to apply for building permits by the EP Judge several years ago. The case was sent to the EP court because the KING was on Council. The duplex is shown on the tax list as being owned by two different people (check it out on the county web site). How did the King get building permits to cut openings in the fire wall between the two properties and turn the duplex into a single housing unit? Did the City of Beverly Inspectors allow this to happen, if so why is it still listed on the tax list as 2 different properties? We just had a property tax revaluation in Beverly that required inspectors to visit every home in town to assess each property. How did they miss the modifications made to both properties?
Could it be that because the KING was President of City Council and the Inspectors were employees working for the city, they felt intimidated and didn't do their job? Based on the past lawsuits settled and still open against the City and the King, it appears intimidation could be the reason.
I for one can't wait to see what the conclusion of the fire investigation will be, if it is ever made public.
It looks like this will end up like all the other events that the KING has had happen. NOTHING!
Someone at the P. Inquire should see that their reporter check out the facts that she wrote in her report this morning. She stated that "The Prosecutor's Office also launched a probe but would not comment on its findings.", while the BCT reporters stated;
"In a letter dated May 1 and written by Thaddeus E. Drummond, the prosecutor’s supervisor of the Special Investigations Unit, Drummond said there was no evidence 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,” Drummond wrote in the letter.
The letter did not elaborate on the evidence, and a spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office declined to comment on it."
Gee, did the PI Reporter get spun or is she spinning the story?



Anonymous said...

Ouch, the last comment does speak volumes about LC and our Public Officials!
If you were John Q Public and did what LC has done in while serving on Council, you would be in jail.

He must have a GET OUT OF JAIL card.

c/me said...

c said he is a piece of garbage treats his wife and kids like shit yells at them in public treats kids he cooaches on sports teams like crap wake up crespo groupies and get a life he would stab you in the back too. yes i think he started the fire nobody was home so no murder charge but he can get rid of that piece of shit house. i hope he burns.

anonymous said...

WE moved here to Beverly about four years ago, me and my family have gotten to know quite a few people.
Not taking sides, but OMG! I have never in my life come across so much gossip and two faced people! Some of the people who pretend to be the friends of the Crespo's are there worst enemies! Just saying.... Fat lady don't be so freaking two faced!

Regina George said...

Anonymous seems to be the only one with anything to say lol...hmmm...interesting ;-)

I got a thing to say about King Louie...but I'll just keep that for a private message.You never know who's on here reading this. Gotta watch your back in Beverly these days.

Regina George said...

Who you calling fat? LOL...besides, you have only lived in Beverly for four years. This blog wouldn't be here if there weren't some shit to talk about. This town would be boring. Eh, what do you know?

anonymous said...

Just saying... not taking sides but stating the truth... I mean come on. People, are now interfering in there personal life. I have heard the gossip! I have also seen first hand how Mr and Mrs Crespo has helped people. Now to accuse them of wanting money for a divorce... Like I said I know a few people that are very two faced towards this family and would like nothing better then to tare there family apart.. You should all be ashamed of your selves!

Anonymous said...

What was the house number lived on broad st.....many many years ago best thing I ever did was move

anonymous said...

Why should it matter what house #....
All I know is that this little town has nothing better to do but gossip about people and lie about people... I plan on moving ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the King and his supporters are striking back.

anonymous said...

LOL.. I support no one, never even knew about this about this page...
like I said just stating the truth.. Maybe I should post some of your names.
Then again, I have better things to do with my life, and wouldn't want to be like the rest of you.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of crap... The Philadelphia Inquirer article linked through philly.com is nothing more than a Gail Cook fluff piece. Gail's son, Harry Cook, is associated with philly.com. How convenient!!!. Cook who supported Crespo's appointment to the council seat vacated by Brian Perkins, continues to promote a person who has cost the taxpayers of Beverly HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars in lawsuit settlements, not to mention lawyers fees...CASH OUT OF THE TAXPAYERS POCKET. Really Gail?! BCT got it right. They put out a clear timeline on the history of the kings reign. Anyone who believes Luis Crespo is good for Beverly is in denial of the facts. Or just plain stupid......

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....let's see.....The Phila Inquirer actually printed that piece of journalistic garbage and people are upset that the BCT prints the truth. Let's face it, if you are a Crespo supporter and feel you are surrounded by two faced "friends", maybe you should take lessons on how to be an adult. Luis Crespo has cost Beverly more money and loss of reputation in the last five years than the previous 150. Add to that the employees he chased out of City Hall with his harassment and manipulation and its no wonder he was voted out of office......TWICE !! If you are so foolish and stupid as to believe anything that falls out of his mouth than you are part of the problem. Feel free to move out of Beverly and please take him with you. Karen.....you and the kids can stay.....you are the real victims here.

Anonymous said...

Well well well. Sounds like scumbag Crespos Karma came around to bite him!!! Unfortunately NO ONE FEELS SORRY FOR YOU SHITHEAD!!! Take the hint, the devil is telling you to MOVE OUT OF BEVERLY!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to know the people in beverly never changed in the past 16 years since I moved just asked the house number cause my uncle said it was the house I grew up in damn

Anonymous said...

The people who should be receiving support and support are Sgt. Jim and Rebekah Boettger whose home sustained major damage from being next door to the fire. The firefighters did a good job saving their home from total destruction and it could have been a lot worse, but any damage is too much. Having to live next door to the property when it was just a disgusting looking mess was bad enough but now who knows how long they will have to deal with that smoky, smelling burned out shell. I don't want to see it knocked down before all roads of investigation are followed but I do hope it does not remain another eyesore in town for too long. Jim and Rebekah have my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1/10 at 9:06 a.m. - the house number is 625.

anonymous said...

I'm new to this page....
Plus there's always two sides to a story... that's why I don't bother to vote... and I refuse to take any ones side... All I have stated is that I hear the gossip and I see the hate that people have towards each other, If every one would try to get along for the sake of the children and there children's future, then Beverly would be a nice little town to live in.
I have met the nice people and also the not so nice. The reason I'm moving out is because, I have heard people gossip in front of there children and I have seen the hate, and just I don't want my kids to grow up around the BOB bullshit of Beverly... Just stating the truth.

Anonymous said...

Is thete no end to this loser!!"??? In my 60 yeats of living I have never met a more pathological pathetic loser in my life. Not to mention his supporters like Brian Perkins, who, for someone who is supposed to be some sort of "Authority " is a coward!!! 100%! And he wears a badge? Scary. To give up your council seat in order to put a person in charge, whom Perkins should be putting in jail, just goes to show me that Perkins, and the rest of the scumbag Crespo supporter's, perhaps belong in jail with Crespo!!!

City Resident said...

Anon @ January 9, 2013 8:23 PM
You should consider moving because the town is going to shit, they can't balance a budget and our taxes go up EVERY YEAR not because of the gossip. Every town has that shit going on. What follows Crespo around follows him around because of himself, no one else. He brought the harassment lawsuits onto himself. His past speaks volumes. I am sorry they lost everything but I too wonder what city council stuff was lost. It all smells fishy to me !

Anonymous said...

So the one sided Inquirer article describes the loser as " a landscape contractor".....not true. He's an unemployed, unlicensed, uninsured, day labor for cash handyman...barely. Let's hope his cell mate has a soft spot for whining cry babies. Boo hoo hoo Luis. Hope you enjoy your stay at Club Fed. Your day is coming.....sooner than you think.

Anonymous said...

i wonder why crespo got sworn in on january 2 by the municipal clerk. could it be that he knew that he would not be at the meeting on tuesday?? just saying.

Anonymous said...

Is the City Clerk in bed with Luis Crispy? She seems to go out of her way to do what ever he wants.

Anonymous said...

@1/11 - 9:45. I wondered about the early swearing in too. I thought that BP prob. put his resignation in effective 1/1 and the seat had to be filled right away but now you've got me thinking.... Still hoping along with others that the investigation results are not swept under the rug. And hoping that the code violations lead somewhere. Changing the "landscape" of the interior of the house was very dangerous for the firefighters since it was thought to be a duplex, not a "single" residence.

Anonymous said...

I have seen three separate listings where collections are being taken for LC's family for clothing, etc. Doesn't anyone think that if he was responsible for this fire, he would have taken things out of the house that they didn't want to lose, like clothing, toys for the kids and "Christmas presents"? I'm not saying he is responsible - that is up to the investigation team and I hope they do a thorough job. But even if arson is proved, who can prove that he did it? Tough road to hoe on that one. Unless there was an eye witness or someone who helped him and that person spiils his/her guts, what proof could there be? And as was said before and needs to be said again, Sgt. Boettger and his wife need to be included in people's sympathtic feelings. They are victims, too.

Anonymous said...

the real question is when will the pathetic loser start to clean up his yard or will he just do what he usually does.......nothing....that's because he has no self respect and cares about no one but himself....this story is now officially old....yesterday's news....get it....

Anonymous said...

WOW. I have never ever read such hateful things about someone in my life. Never in my life would I ever live in a place full of two faced, selfish and MEAN individuals. No matter what this guy has done, you all choose to live there - and if he has done anything - no matter what happened, there are children involved - and a blog dedicated to bashing someone? Maybe someone has a little too much time on their hands. I don't live in your area, nor in your state, and boy, you bring new meaning to "armpit of America" because this is exactly why people think your state is so dirty. You all need to find something better to do with your time. And for the record, I stumbled across this website by complete accident, and I am so appalled - and thankful I don't live there!

Anonymous said...

@1/13 - 9:19 p.m. - Since you say you don't live here or "even in the state", you have no clue on what this person has done to our town! Of course, no one person can take a town down - we have had problems for many years - but what he has done has knocked us way further down the ladder and divided the town. And how, pray tell, did you just happen to find this website by accident? Obviously, you are telling a big, fat lie!

Anonymous said...

I do not care what this person has done, it is completely immature for any adult? to write a blog just to bash someone? Maybe you should man up and do it to his face. I am not saying he has not done anything wrong, I am saying to have a little bit of class. Not just one person can knock down a town or divide someone - do you think the United States government is failing because of one person? Hell no. You need to grow a sack and stop belittling someone behind their back. And you want to know how I stumbled upon this "gem" - google is a wonderful thing, and edgewater isn't just a place in NJ and blogs are public.....they show up everywhere.

Cry Me A River said...

Oh cry me a river Anonymous 1/14/13 1:29 pm.
You said it, "I do not care what this person has done, it is completely immature for any adult?"
It just happens that many people have told the King to his face what they think of him. Doesn't matter.
So I guess it is ok with you that he runs on his wife, conducts himself as a male pig, files false claims against people who have the nerve to object to his actions and abused his elected position.
You must be smoking the stuff he distributed in the Gardens during his earlier years as a medicinal salesman.
Let us know what state, town and street you live on and we will suggest that he move to your neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Crrreeesssspppooo...How is it you can afford that nice new washer and that nice new truck last year but you cant or wont pay your taxes that YOU increased, nor have home owners insurance on either property as banks require? No, wait is that because KAREN's family bailed you out once again preventing your forclosure? You can try to drum up the "victim" vote, you know at least you will get 50 of them. Listen, the fire is a horrible tragedy, however, there are too many previous events you have been involved in that lead everyone but the 50 that you did it conveniently the night of before reorg. The city will be fine without you. People will be cleaning up your municipal mess for years to come. Take a hint and just slither away. Your reign of terror is over.

Anonymous said...

...here ye, here ye....all ye who have business before the court of common decency, step forward and be heard.
All those directly affected by the accused shall be heard first. Please limit comments to actions taken against you by the accused or two hours, whichever requires less time.
All those who know someone who has been affected by the accused will speak next. Given the number of people, please be patient as we may have to schedule you sometime next year.
All those who support the accused will speak last. This time will coincide with the first coffee break on that day and should provide ample time for all those who wish to speak on his behalf.
All those who do not reside in the jurisdiction or locale will not be allowed to speak as you have no idea what you are talking about.
Aaah....how we yearn for the good old days when tar and feathering was socially acceptable.

Aah the good old days when tar and feathering were socially acceptable





























anonymous said...

The people of Beverly, took it upon them selves to help out this family.If you have a set of balls you would show your face. Oh'that's right...LOL.. You have people carrying your balls for you.

Anonymous said...

LOL - I love these comments! It gives me great entertainment. I almost pee'd myself. I feel like I'm back in highschool with catty cheerleaders who want to do nothing but spread rumurs. Keep it up because the only ones who believe any of your crap are your friends.

Beverly Resident said...

January 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

We still don't believe you stumbled across this site on accident. That is a crock of B/S. I repeat what someone posted above, if you do NOT live in this town, let alone in this STATE you have no clue what kind of a hole he has our city in ! He has ruined this town. He was NOT a good council president. He is shady and can't be trusted. I live in town, I live in this state and I know everything that he as done or better yet NOT done to make Beverly City a better place.

Anonymous said...

Mr mole, has a chush, that's why he slalks. Or... should we call you mrs mole? Come on Rollie,Pollie,beedy eyed Moleie, come on... be good and show your self... after all, you are the one that want's to ruin peoples lives.
Come on Mole, time to come out of the closet... Hope that your other half does'nt find out who you have been with, pictures can speak a thousand words... Just a matter of time, your hate and red neck lies are going to haunt you. lavechalavecha

Anonymous said...

OBAMA, CRESPO, IT DOESN'T MATTER AS LONG AS THEY ARE DEMOCRATS. THE LEMMINGS WILL FOLLOW THEM NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO.

Anonymous said...

well first off karens money maker her sewing machine is not out on the porch scorched only the table that it sits on ????and where are luis s guns that he hunts with????havent seen anyone come out of the house with a perished cat and bury him or her that would be the right thing to do,and why on earth are all his loser friends and him going in that house everyday they dont bring anything out all the things they wanted was brought out prior to the fire were not stupid ,and just so happens that your old flat screen was recovered the next day after the fire laying out on the grass with not a cinge on it take the tv leave the poor cat,you luis are such a scumbag and you will burn in hell for all the crap you have been doing to everyone in this town,and what is the flag about ???the entire time the crespos lived in that firetrap of a house they never put a flag out>now they put one out you luis are just as crazy as that man in seaside on the rollercoaster.thats proub where you got the idea.im praying that the prosecuters do a therough job THIS TIME!!!oh and for the reporter black truck was in driveway karen kids and the idiot were out getting the next door lady a smoke alarm because rumor has it hers kept going off for some reason so mr crespo and the whole family went to get one!also livingroom lights are always on but not that night,of course he can turn them on and off with the phone the xfinity man hooked him up with last vacation thats proubably how he ignited the fire!!again the townspeople arent stupid,i dont even know how you hold your head up everyday,oh and now we know why karen was teaching the kids how to walk from cramer avenue to school by themselves as she followed them in her truck a couple months ago,,livin at 417 cramer avenue now how convienient!karens just as guilty as luis maybe shell turn states evidence to stay outta prison.

Rebecca Boettger said...

Id just like to say thank you to all of the firefighters who did such a great job in saving our home from alot more damage that it could have been,there are not enough words to express our appreciation,thank you all our family friends neighbors and strangers that night that gave me their boots and a jacket and offers to "stay at their place"or that swayed me away from my home so i wouldnt get hurt because things were exploding it has been a devestating experience,but we will get through this i just want to thank everyone who helped us monday night,im glad no one was hurt that was jim and my first reaction to help karen and the kids get out!not knowing they were not home,thank you all again everyone, we are so very blessed to have family ,and friends like you..god bless

Anonymous said...

..and finally some class...by the grace of God no one was hurt or injured....God bless you, Rebecca and Jimmy, as you work through this tragic time of your life....and God bless you Karen, that you have the strength and support to make decisions that are what's best for you and your children.....there is hope for Beverly......

Anonymous said...

A little advice. People have said, keep your friends close and your enemy's closer. In this case, I think that Mr and Mrs Crespo need to choose there friends very carefully!
Seems to like some of you... would love to see that family fall apart.
To there two faced friends, who ever you are... God Only allows so much for so long. You should be ashamed of your selves...Why would any of you sell your souls to the devil, just to fit in with the gossipers. Get on with your own lives and let the Crespo's get on with there's.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Gerber, you and your friend crespo have got the first dose of reality today: crespo's complaint against Sgt Jim was dismissed, and you have been fired from one of your two jobs at city hall...now you will just work upstairs as a secretary ,I guess,or does it mean that you and you and your Smokey And The Bandit truck are headed back to the woods.....such a shame, less money in your pocket but less money Beverly Taxpayers will have to pay for your worthless services.. crespo must be in shock probably grabbing a double red bull and smoking one after another...Bravo Beverly City Council for starting to get this town back on track...Thank God the tide is changing,....now the problem is how does centinaro deal with losing his inside track to city hall? should be interesting to see how the dust settles

Anonymous said...

Just read the article in BCT and it is sayonara Gerber, Hasta la Vista, Vamanos, 70 grand less in your pocket , you didn't beg hard enough, crespo and centenaro couldn't keep you here, what a shame, and the council will have crespo's appointment to council investigated as the owner of the other half of his duplex barbara kelly voted to have him fill the vacant seat left by a piece of jello jerk who played crespo's game..the solicitor should also check and see if members of council who owed back taxes and interest were permitted to vote on an issue that would benefit them financially were allowed to do so in voting to grant tax amnesty, they should have not been allowed to vote on that issue as they made out to by better by their vote, and crespo voting himself to the vacant seat seems way out of line...Gerber and Crespo both out of this city

Anonymous said...

Wake up people. Whats going on in Beverly is just business as usual.The faces of council are the only thing that changes.
By the way, I heard that the sucker punch Crespo got was a thing of beauty.

Anonymous said...

Fairly new to the blog, but looking it over, how come nobody's mentioned how convenient it's been that the mum-in-law (outlaw?), Barbara Kelly is mentioned? She's apparently "out of town" during the entire investigation.
Personally, I don't blame her; I'd be as far away from Crespo and his Koolaid Klub as I could!!!
Shame on her for abetting Crespo in his nefarious schemes, both on and off council! Bad Dog!!!

Anonymous said...

All the Kool Aid clubbers...B kelly, Cookie, Hal, Newsome have all been laying low low down and scarce in town. What? You dont want to be associated with Crespo as he starts his downward spiral?

Anonymous said...

Nobody really loves a loser, they just say they do...and then they're gone....bye bye luiy.....have a nice trip....:)

Anonymous said...

City Council meeting tonight 7 pm - we need to support this new Council. Please try to get your friends and neighbors to come with you and let's show LC that we mean business and want this town turned back into a good place to live. It won't be easy but it won't happen at all without our support and interest. Also helps to get to know know people you might not ordinarily - we're in this together!

Anonymous said...

What a nice turnout. Tonight's council meeting was attended by a large group of enthusiastic people who appreciate how good government works. 30 plus people vs. 2 crespo cronies, good odds I would say. The tide has turned, the new Council has made decisive moves which will prove to be beneficial to Beverly. We can only go up from here. Hopefully they can figure out how to clear away a $237,000 budget problem so we all don't have to pony up another $200-$500 per household to fix what creepo left behind. If you're not sure how much your taxes might go up, take your total assessment and multiply it by .26. Than come to the next council meeting and say thanks, luis. you did a great job, you screwed us all.

Anonymous said...

Wow, LC. You can attempt to blame the current council who have been in office less than a month for this financial mismanagement hole YOU YOU have left this city in, but we, the majority, know you did this during your reign as President. Funny how all the good people you ran out of their jobs, made false promises to employees that caused lawsuits, many sexual hassasment suits, plus much more will be straightened out by the the new council. Clearly nothing is you fault. By the way, check out the tapes, you blame everyone for the current mess, but the recordings have you saying I I I I I. Piece of garbage, go away and chew the inside of your mouth somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Luis...you make claims about the the new council making meetings without you. How about all the meetings you had at Hals, with Gerber Cooke Newsome, Williams, etc. Pictures? We got em'. Talk about a disgrunteled loser pot calling the kettle...

Anonymous said...

Hey Creepo, you're not in charge anymore, you're in the penalty box (same as your mother in law was)
You're disrepectful and only cared about what you could get out of our town,for your own personal gain. You don't even live here! What happened to Gail and Koolaid Gang. Wah, Wah, Wah!!!
Louieville's been destroyed...
Enjoy living in Loserville!