Damian Forde, Jr, 21 of Asbury Park, was charged with burglary of a vehicle and theft of property after an investigation by the Ocean Township Police Department determined that he entered a vehicle outside the Target store in the Seaview Square Mall and stole two electronic devices on Monday night, May 23. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 26th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Asbury Park, Damian Forde, Damian Forde JR, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Police Department | No Comments »
We’ve been reporting for years on how Monmouth County Democrat Chairman Vin Gopal has been raising special interest money in Trenton as well as from Hudson and Essex Counties so that he can take over our beautiful county, pave it over and award contracts and patronage jobs to his benefactors. Fortunately, he’s had limited success.
Now, thanks to Hudson County View, we have the chairman on tape sharing the next step of his plan. The money is not enough, he needs to bring voters into the county courtesy of the Hudson County boss, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.
A joke! Vin will likely protest. But is it?Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | No Comments »
Lawless Matt Doherty, the mayor of Belmar, violated the civil rights of his borough’s voters last year with a “invalid and misleading” ballot explanatory statement regarding the $4.1 million bonding referendum for a beach pavilion, according to a ruling by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Katie Gummer last week.
The ballot statement was not discussed and approved in public at a Council meeting, as is required. Rather, Belmar submitted the ballot question and statement to Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon without any input from the public or from the citizens who challenged the bonding ordinance.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Angelica Ashford, April Claudio, Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Colleen Connolly, Judge Katie Gummer, Lawless Matt, Lawless Matt Doherty, Michael Dupont, Monmouth County News, Taylor Pavilion | No Comments »
North Middletown- A female camel escaped from St. Catherine’s Church on Monday. The camel, Heidi, is not left over from the parish’s nativity scene. She is a featured performer in the circus that St. Catherine’s is hosting tonight, Tuesday, May 24.
Heidi escaped while the circus staff was setting up the tent for tonight’s festivities, according to church secretary Kathy Toomey.
“The camel took a stroll down Bray Avenue dragging her tether and chain behind her,” Toomey said. Residents of Bray Avenue laughed and said they were unaware of the incident when MMM asked them about it.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Heidi the camel, Kathy Toomey, Middletown, Monmouth County News, North Middletown, St. Catherine's Church | 4 Comments »
Teddy Feindt, 19 of Ocean Township, was arrested in his Bowne Road home by the Ocean Township Police Department on Friday, May 20, after the execution of a search warrant revealed various types of drugs, drug paraphernalia, a weapon and fireworks, according to a statement released by the OTPD.
Feindt was charged with 2 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (a bottle of Promethazine Codeine and cocaine) possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon, possession of fireworks, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone. He was later released on a criminal complaint summons and will appear at a future court hearing.
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Toni Ann Marletta, the Leonardo woman accused of the hit and run accident that resulted in the death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio last July 8, was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on Monday, May 16, according to a copy of the indictment released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Marletta stands charged of one count of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident which resulted in a death, a Second Degree Crime, two counts of Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Third Degree Endangering Charges are related to the children who were passengers in the car driven by Marletta when it struck and killed Procopio. The Second Degree Endangering Charge is related to the deceased teenager, Procopio.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Crime, Hit and run, Leonardo, Marissa Procopio, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Toni Ann Marletta | 7 Comments »
The white male suspect was wearing a red baseball cap, blue jeans and a grey T-shirt when he entered the home through an unlocked window. The break in was captured by the homeowner’s home surveillance video system.
The OTPD released links to two videos.
The first video shows the subject, who appears to be in his late twenties or early thirties, enter the open porch of the home and attempt to enter through the front door and windows. He leaves the porch and returns when he enters the home through a window. View that video here.
In the second video, the subject can be seen walking through the living room of the home, apparently with a laptop computer he is stealing and other property. He using his T-shirt to avoid leaving finger prints. After attempting to leave the home through the front door, he opts to leave through the window through which he entered. Two small dogs look on as the burglar makes off with the property. The second video can be viewed here. Don’t blame the dogs.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Detective Bryan Morgan, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Police Department | No Comments »
David Shank, 30, of Ocean Township, was arrested for shoplifting at Family Dollar on Route 35 on Thursday, May 19 when He was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released by the Ocean Police Department on a criminal complaint penind a future court appearance, according to an announcement by the Ocean Township Police Department.
Shortly after his release, Detectives Michael Melody and Jesse Orbach spotted Shank walking along Deal Road and then running up to a residence. Melody and Orbach exited their vehicle and located Shank in the rear of the home actively attempting to gain entry. Back at the station, Shank was now found to be in possession of a prescription pill bottle containing 12 Xanax pills.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: David Shank, Detective Jesse Orbach, Detective Michael Melody, Golden's Palace, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township PD, Ocean Township Police Department | No Comments »
Governor Chris Christie announced yesterday that he has nominated Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon for reappointment to the bench. Should Escandon be be confirmed by the State Senate, he will be a tenured Judge eligible to serve until the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Escandon was appointed to the Superior Court in 2009 by Governor Jon Corzine. His service on the bench became a matter of public controversy when Governor Chris Christie lent a sympathetic ear to Rachel Alintoff, whose divorce was being presided over by Escandon, during a Town Hall Meeting in Garfield, Bergen County, on May 2, 2012. Alintoff complained to Christie that Escandon stripped her of her parental rights as a punishment for seeking an Order of Protection against her estranged husband in New York and that the Judge ordered her estranged husband, who she said makes over $500,000 per year on Wall Street, to provide only $1000 per month in support for her and her son.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, NJ Courts | Tags: Chris Christie, Family Court, Judge Paul X. Escandon, Long Branch Police Department, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Rachel Alintoff | 2 Comments »
The Monmouth County Republican Organization said that Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Freeholder in the June 7 primary, is bought and paid for by Trenton lobbyists, Wall Street executives and North Jersey political bosses “seeking to turn Monmouth County Government into their own Hudson County style patronage machine.”
In a press release distributed Monday afternoon, the Monmouth GOP organization said that Doherty’s latest campaign finance report indicates that over 60% of the $98,000 he disclosed the source of came from donors who reside outside of Monmouth County.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: #LawlessMatt, 2016 Elections, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Lawless Matt, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | 1 Comment »