Manalapan man found stuck in United Water pipe indicted for criminal trespass

Manalapan man found stuck in United Water pipe indicted for criminal trespass (via NJ.com)

FREEHOLD – The 27-year-old Manalapan man who was found stuck in a 20-inch pipe at a United Water facility in January has been indicted for criminal trespass. On Tuesday, a Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Asaf Mohammad, 27, of Emily Road in Manalapan…

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Posted: April 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Man robbed, shot in Asbury Park

Man robbed, shot in Asbury Park (via NJ.com)

ASBURY PARK – A 29-year-old city man was shot during the course of a robbery on Sunday night, police said. At approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, two men with handguns approached a man, who was not identified, on the 1500 block of Bond Street at around…

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Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Guns | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Report: N.J. school bus driver assists with arrest of child’s accused stalker

Report: N.J. school bus driver assists with arrest of child’s accused stalker (via NJ.com)

ENGLISHTOWN – An 18-year-old Manalapan resident was reportedly charged with stalking and harassing a young girl while she was on her way home from her school bus stop. On April 1, a scared and upset 13-year-old girl called 9-1-1 to report that a man…

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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Englishtown, Manalapan, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Investigators Seek Help In Identifying Keyport Armed Robbery Suspect

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni is asking the public’s help in a identifying the suspect in an attempted armed robbery that occurred in Keyport very early Monday morning,

At about 2:30 am a while male, approximately 5-feet 11-inches tall wearing a dark hoody entered the convenience store at the Shell station at Clark Street in Keyport. The suspect brandished a box-cutter and assaulted the clerk with the weapon and removed a black cash register.  He fled the store towards Gerard Street, heading towards the Aberdeen/Matawan border, according to Gramiccioni’s statement.

The surveillance video shows the suspect as he entered the Shell gas station prior to committing the robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Jose Cruz at 732-921-9733 or Keyport Detective Shannon Torres at 732-264-0706

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Posted: April 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Keyport, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Raid of Howell marijuana ‘processing station’ leads to one arrest

Raid of Howell marijuana ‘processing station’ leads to one arrest (via NJ.com)

HOWELL –Police arrested a 31-year-old township man as they raided a marijuana “processing” center on Friday morning. Liberato Empirio, 31, of Howell Township, was arrested and charged with drug-related offenses after police executed a search warrant…

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Posted: April 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Howell, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Jury to decide if man intentionally killed his 2-year-old daughter

Jury to decide if man intentionally killed his 2-year-old daughter (via NJ.com)

FREEHOLD – A jury will have to decide if the man who killed his 2-year-old daughter did so intentionally or if he acted recklessly. Arthur Morgan III, 29, whose last known address was in Eatontown, decided not to testify at his murder trial and left…

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Posted: April 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Union Beach Man Charged With Setting Fire To Hazlet First Aid Building

Hazlet first aidRonald 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: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Essex County authorities’ mistake puts innocent man in jail for 27 days

Essex County authorities’ mistake puts innocent man in jail for 27 days (via NJ.com)

Our story begins one evening six years ago, when Omar Sullivan opened an envelope from Essex County authorities and slowly read the document inside with rising terror. He’d had his share of parking tickets and moving violations, but this notice was…

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Posted: March 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Civil Rights, Crime, Crime and Punishment | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Jury Selection Starts For Eatontown Man Accused Of Throwing His Daughter Off A Bridge

Arthur Morgan III during a hearing at Monmouth County Court last October. Photo courtesy of Wall.Patch.com

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: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Tip Line Leads To Pedophile Arrest

Kevin Motkya's facebook profile picture. Photo altered to hide the identity of the child.

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.800 Lost<

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: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »