Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the investigation into the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments’ response to the murder of Tamara Wilson-Seidle last week:
“Yesterday morning, I informed the police chiefs of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments that our Office will conduct the Internal Affairs review and evaluation of the performance of the responding officers to last week’s tragic shooting by off-duty Neptune Township Police Officer Philip Seidle.
“This review will be conducted by our Professional Responsibility Bureau to ensure a thorough review and evaluation is performed that will stand up to the scrutiny from the community.
“It is imperative that we look at this incident with a critical eye towards doing all that we can to understand what transpired and learning how, moving forward, we can improve from that evaluative process.
Alix Antoine, 36, an Asbury Park Police Officer, was arrested on Monday and charged with second degree Official Misconduct, Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct, Insurance Fraud and third degree Tampering with Public Records. Antoine’s sister, Patricia Louis, a/k/a Patricia Antoine, 43, of Clifton, was charged with one count each of second degree Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct and Insurance Fraud.
According to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Antoine filed documents in connection with his employment as a police officer enabling Patricia to obtain medical benefits she was not entitled to receive.
ASBURY PARK — Before Tuesday’s fatal encounter with his ex-wife, a Neptune police sergeant contacted two of his children and told them he planned to harm her, NJ Advance Media has learned. A source close to the investigation into Tamara Seidle’s fatal shooting said police were aware of the threat against her before her ex-husband, Neptune… Read the rest of this entry »
FREEHOLD —The police officer charged with killing his former wife in front of their 7-year-old daughter appeared in court Wednesday afternoon to face murder charges. Phillip Seidle, a sergeant with the Neptune Township Police Department,was formally charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and endangering the welfare of a child in the… Read the rest of this entry »
With the enormous emotional reaction to the tragic death of Tamara Seidle at the hands of her ex-husband, Neptune Township Police Sgt. Philip Seidle, there is the unfortunate reality that fraudsters may try to raise money in the name of the family.
MMM has verified that the Seidle family has sanctioned the following efforts and will reap the benefits of the community’s generosity through the following avenues:
A gofundme page has been set up by Ian Nugent with the consent of the family. Donations can be made online via the site here.
Raw video footage shows police closing in on active shooter in Asbury Park Eyewitnesses captured two separate video clips of an active shooting scene in Asbury Park. Police blocked off an area of Sewell Avenue near Ridge Avenue as they tried to disarm a man on the street with a gun. ASBURY PARK — Fueled by… Read the rest of this entry »
The Associated Humane Societies announced on facebook this evening that the volunteer program at their Tinton Falls facility has been reinstated.
AHS announced the suspension of the program last Sunday, claiming that volunteers failure to follow protocol for handling animals housed at the shelter cause animal deaths and injuries to both animals and humans.
Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, a volunteer at the facility, called the claims by AHS “outrageous” and dubbed the management of the facility “apathetic” to both guests of the facility looking to adopt pets and the animals themselves. The volunteers was wage a PR campaign against the programs termination throughout the week. A protest was scheduled for tomorrow at the facility. It is unclear if the protest will happen, given the reinstatement.
Here is the statement posted today announcing the reinstatement of the program:
The announcement alleges that volunteers at the facility chronically violated protocols for handing animals which resulted in deaths, human and animal injuries and expensive veterinary bills. Additionally, the announcement alleges that volunteers “solicited funds to be collected as donations for Associated Humane Societies, yet they were never turned in.”
“The animals at our Tinton Falls facility will continue to receive the excellent care and attention that they always have from our dedicated staff while we work hard to formulate a plan for a new volunteer program going forward. Be assured that our dogs will continue to be walked. Volunteers were never responsible for feeding or medicating animals, cleaning or maintaining our facility, and were not involved with the general day to day operations of running the shelter, so none of that will be affected.”
The announcement said that the problems that have occurred at the Tinton Falls facility have not occurred at the organizations animal shelters in Newark or Forked River.
The owner of an Asbury Park daycare center funded by a contract with the city’s Board of Education told the board they hired a janitor for $40,000 but hired an undocumented worker who she paid ‘under the table’ instead, according to a nine count indictment returned by a Monmouth County Grand Jury.
Sylvia Brodrick, 59, of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, is the was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts each of third degree Theft by Deception, third degree Tampering with Public Records, second degree Making False Representations in Payment Claims on a Government Contract, second degree False Material Representation in Connection with Performance of a Government Contract, and one count of third degree Identity Theft. After surrendering to authorities Tuesday morning, Broderick was released by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C. pending a future court date, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Ocean Township- A four year old child who was left in a running car with his two year old sister climbed into the driver’s seat and put the car in reverse yesterday morning, causing the vehicle to back across a Rustic Drive parking lot before being stopped by a brick stairwell, according to a statement issued by the Ocean Township Police Department. Neither child was hurt and there were no injuries reported.
The children’s father, Travaris S. Reevey, 41 of Ocean, was arrested on the scene by Officer Alisa Martinez and Detective Michael Melody. Reevey was charged with child endangerment. During his arrest it was discovered that he was wanted on a Contempt of Court Warrant in Asbury Park.