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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Englishtown, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution | Tags: Crime, Englishtown, Englishtown Police, Manalapan Patch, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Officer Kayla Santiago, Stalker, Yakov Yelizarov | 1 Comment »
Ronald Schroeder, 43 of Union Beach, was charged with second degree Aggravated Arson today for allegedly setting fire inside the lounge of Hazlet First Aid Unit 1 Building at 33 Leocadia Court on Sunday, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The fire was reported at 5:07 pm on Sunday. Firefighters from the West Keansburg and North Centerville Fire Departments extinguished the blaze with assistance from Union Beach and Matawan firefighters. An investigation determined that the fire was set intentionally, that Schroeder was the only person in building and that he was seen fleeing the building. He returned while firefighters were still on the scene.
Schroeder is a probationary member of the First Aid Squad, having volunteered a short time ago. He was arrested by the Hazlet Police and is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold. His bail is $100,000 with not 10% option and is prohibited from returning to the building if his bail is posted.
Posted: March 17th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Arson, Hazlet, Hazlet First Aid Squad, Robert Schroeder, Union Beach | No Comments »
Arthur Morgan III during a hearing at Monmouth County Court last October. Photo courtesy of Wall.Patch.com
Jury selection for the murder trial of Arthur Morgan III, 29 of Eatontown, started yesterday in Judge Anthony Mellaci’s courtroom in Freehold. Jury selection is expected to continue throughout this week. Opening statements in Morgan’s trail could start as early as Tuesday, March 11, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Morgan is accused of murdering his 2-year old daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, on November 21, 2011, by tossing her off an overpass on Schoolhouse Road in the Shark River Park section of Wall Township. Tierra’s mother filed a missing persons report after Morgan failed to return his daughter to her mother’s custody as agreed after a visitation scheduled for a few hours. The toddler’s body was discovered by passers-by on November 22, 2011.
Morgan fled the area and was apprehended in San Diego, CA on November 29, 2011. He has been held on $10 million bail in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since his extradition.
Posted: March 5th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Arthur Morgan, Arthur Morgan III, Judge Anthony Mellaci, Jury Selection, Tierra MOrgan-Glover | 2 Comments »
Kevin Motkya’s facebook profile picture. Photo altered to hide the identity of the child.
A tip made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children lead to the arrest of a 22 year old Howell Township man on Monday, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Kevin Motkya was arrested by detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on charges of manufacturing and distributing child pornography as well as the sexual assault of a toddler.
Motkya is charged with one count of second degree Sexual Assault, one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals of a child; one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for causing a child to engage in a prohibited sexual act knowing or intending it would be photographed or filmed; one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for manufacturing child pornography; two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for distribution of child pornography; and one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for possession of child pornography.
Motyka is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $700,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent, and the added condition he not return to his home if he is released on bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.
Several computers and computer-related items were seized from Motyka’s home.<
The investigation is active and ongoing, and anyone with information related to this case is urged to call the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-553-7443.
Posted: February 24th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Howell, Kevin Motkya, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children | 5 Comments »
Asbury Park Police Officer Keith German is one of 31 charged in gang affiliated criminal organization
Acting Monmouth Prosecutor Gramiccioni announces Operation Dead End arrests in Asbury Park. Click photo for larger view.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by representatives of 26 Monmouth County and federal law enforcement agencies this afternoon when he announced charges levied against 31 people, including known members of the Bloods and Crips gangs as well as an Asbury Park Police Officer on charges including racketeering conspiracy, narcotics distribution, illegal possession of firearms, promoting organized street crime, armed robbery, shoplifting and endangering the welfare of of child.
Asbury Park Patrolman Keith German, a 16 year veteran of the department, was arrested and charged official misconduct and unauthorized access of a computer database for his alleged role in the criminal enterprise whereby he shared information with gang members in an effort to help them avoid arrest. Gramiccioni declined to share any evidence of German’s motives for participating in the criminal enterprise or to say if he would face additional charges.
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Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Asbury Park, Bloods, Crips, Gangs, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Operation Dead End | 8 Comments »