42 Drug Arrests Announced: “Operation Justice Served”

42 of 46 people charged with illegal drug offenses were arrested on in October, including 33 buyers and 13 sellers, as the result of a 5 month long joint investigation dubbed “Operation Justice Served,” Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.

The Freehold Boro Police Department, Freehold Township Police Department, Marlboro Police Department, Manalapan Police Department, Howell Police Department, Brielle Police Department, Asbury Park Police Department, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department, Eatontown Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Marshals Service and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office participated in the operation.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

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FREEHOLD — A former Ocean Grove art gallery owner had admitted to having images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said on Tuesday. Peter Tumblety, 58, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, pleaded guilty to on Monday to one count of endangering the welfare of a child by possessiong child pornography, said acting Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

Union Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Streaming Kiddie Porn

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Joseph J. Gentile, 43, of Broadway in Union Beach, pleaded guilty on Monday to Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Distribution of Child Pornography) before Superior Court Judge Ronald Lee Reisner, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Gentile was arrested in March of last year after a CyberTip from  the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) revealed that Gentile was streaming a video of child pornography on November 23, 2014, over the Omegle network, an online video chat service.  He was released on $150,000 bail with no 10% option.

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Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Union Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Streaming Kiddie Porn

Keansburg Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping While Impersonating A Cop

Steven P. Rinck

Steven P. Rinck

Steven P. Rinck, 49, of Seabreeze Way in Keansburg has spent the past four Christmases in jail.  Given his conviction returned by a Monmouth County jury this week, he is likely to spend the next twenty Christmases locked up as well.

On October 21, 2012 Rinck gained entry to a to a Seeley Ave home by claiming he was a NJ State Police Trooper armed with a handgun and a search warrant.  He stole cash and drugs from the male resident and a friend with bad timing who arrived during the robbery.

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Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

One dead, one critical in Asbury Park shooting

Jamal Small

Jamal Small

Jamar Small, 24, was gunned down and killed on the 1000 block of Summerfield Avenue in Asbury Park on Sunday, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Another male shooting victim whose name was not released by Gramiccioni remains in critical condition at an undisclosed local hospital.

Small was a recent graduate of Texas Southern University and the quarterback of the school’s football team.

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Posted: December 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Freehold Bomb Threat Was Domestic Terrorism Hoax

Bomb-scare2Monmouth County authorities arrested Jessee Carroll, 22, of Middletown on Friday and charged him with making bomb threats at the AMC theater complex at Freehold Raceway Mall on Monday December 14 and again on Friday the 18th.

Carroll is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $200,000 bail with no 10% option as set by Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.  Should he make bail, Carroll is ordered not to return to the scene of the crime or any other movie theaters.

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Posted: December 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden, War on terror | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freehold Bomb Threat Was Domestic Terrorism Hoax

Rabbi Gets Stung for 38 Months

rabbiMartin Wolmark, a 57 year old Orthodox Rabbi from Monesy,NY, was sentenced to 38 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to coerce a Jewish man to grant his wife a “get”, a religious divorce, through violence and threats of violence, a according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Wolmark pleaded guilty in February.

On Aug. 7, 2013, Wolmark spoke with a woman and her brother about obtaining a Jewish divorce from the woman’s recalcitrant husband. A get is a divorce document which, according to Jewish Law, must be presented by a husband to his wife to effect their divorce. Unbeknownst to Wolmark, the woman and the brother were actually undercover FBI agents.

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Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting

damaging-prostitution19 people were arrested last weekend on prostitution related charges according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.  The arrests occurred in Wall and Hazlet Townships.

The undercover operation was conducted by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hazlet and Wall Township Police Departments.

Twelve females were charged with solicitation of prostitution and seven people were charged with promotion of prostitution. Additional charges included possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and possession of a weapon. A total of $5,000 was confiscated.

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Posted: December 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting

Woman accused of hiding Xanax in her vajayjay

povgvnevc4KEANSBURG — A Piscataway woman who didn’t want Keansburg police to find prescription drugs on her hid them where she thought cops wouldn’t find them. Keansburg police said that when Erica Chapman, 34, was taken into custody for heroin and marijuana possession, she hid some Xanax pills in, according to police reports. Chapman was arrested on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Keansburg, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Woman accused of hiding Xanax in her vajayjay

Eatontown man just released from prison charged with burglary in retirement community

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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP — An Eatontown man released from prison last week found himself behind bars yet again after he was charged Wednesday in connection with at least one burglary in a retirement community. Robert Meloni, 51, was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools after police identified him as a person… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Eatontown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown man just released from prison charged with burglary in retirement community