Brian Farmer, 59, the registered sex offender arrested for the double strangulation murders of his cousin Joan Colbert, 62, and her 10 year old foster daughter Veronica Roach in August of 2014, was indicted on six charges by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on November 30th, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The grand jury charged Farmer with first degree Murder for causing the death of Colbert and Roach, one count of first degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Endangering charges are related to Farmer causing or permitting a child to engage in child pornography, for the manufacture of child pornography and for the possession of child pornography.
TRENTON — A Toms River man who received more than $218,000 in Hurricane Sandy relief aid has admitted to filing fraudulent applications for funding from government-run storm recovery programs, authorities said. Gregory Wagner, 63, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court on Monday to third-degree theft by deception, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Wagner… Read the rest of this entry »
NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP — A Neptune Township woman was shot during a large fight that broke out at a party in town Friday night, authorities said. The woman, who was not identified, was in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following the fight at the party at the VFW hall on Route 33, said Charlie… Read the rest of this entry »
WEST LONG BRANCH – A West Long Branch man has been charged in connection with a Route 36 crash that killed a Long Branch woman Sunday morning, authorities said. Victor Moreno-Lopez, 27, was driving his 2005 Ford F150King Ranch pick-up truck east on the highway near its intersection with Monmouth Road just after 4 a.m. when… Read the rest of this entry »
The Ocean Township Police Department is asking the public to assist them in identifying a suspected shoplifter.
The suspect, pictured left, was captured on video surveillance shoplifting from Kohl’s in the Middlebrook Shopping Plaza on Route 35. He left the area and the OTPD have been unsuccessful in there to identify him.
Anyone who can identify this man is requested to contact the case detective, Mike Legg. **All information received will be confidential**
ASBURY PARK — A 20-year-old city resident faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he shot at a police officer during a foot pursuit Wednesday night. Dante Allen, who was struck during the gun battle, remains in stable condition at a local hospital, said acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. He was charged with attempted murder,… Read the rest of this entry »
Stephen Fedorka, 33, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge Towship, was arrested on Sunday and charged in the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Santander Bank branch at 2985 Route 35, Hazlet, on Wednesday, October 28, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
The Hazlet Police Department was contacted at approximately 9:46 a.m. on October 28 and responded to the Santander Bank located at 2985 State Highway 35, Hazlet, New Jersey, for a reported robbery. The suspect was described as a white male possibly in his 30’s, approximately 5’9”, wearing dark blue or black sweatshirt and dark colored jeans. The suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a bank teller demanding money and indicating that he possessed a gun. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of United States currency.
An investigation by the Hazlet PD, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI lead to Fedorka’s arrest in Hazlet on Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »
Kevin Motyka, 24, of Howell Township, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a toddler and electronically recording the act, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Motyka must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He will be subject to the provision of Megan’s Law, Parole Supervision for life and is banned from having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18, pursuant to the sentence imposed by Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr.
A Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit investigation revealed Motyka sexually assaulted a 2-year-old boy between May and December 2012, and created photographs and video recordings of the attacks. The defendant also distributed child pornography of images that did not include his young victim.
FREEHOLD – A Colts Neck teen will have up to 15 years behind bars to think about the night he repeatedly stabbed and slashed a woman with a 10-inch knife, before carjacking her and then leaving her for dead. Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner sentenced Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck, to a pair… Read the rest of this entry »