Colts Neck Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder and Carjacking

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle

Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck pleaded guilty on Thursday in Monmouth County Superior Court to one count each of Attempted Murder and Carjacking, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

In the early morning, 12:30 a.m., of Sunday July 8, 2013, Doyle, then 16, forced himself into the Bray Street home of a then 41 year old woman.  He stabbed her repeatedly, took her car keys and fled the scene with her vehicle.  The car was found later that day at the Strathmore Shopping Plaza in Aberdeen.

The victim was treated at an area hospital and discharged several days after the attack.

Doyle admitted to Judge Francis J. Vernoia today that he repeatedly stabbed the victim and fled the scene with her car.  As a result of the plea agreement, Doyle faces a sentence of between 14 and 15 years in State Prison subject the the No Early Release Act which requires that at least 85% of the sentence be served before he can be released on parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Vernoia on October 29.

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Posted: August 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Asbury Park Shooter Had Two Victims, Additional Charges Filed

assetContentThe investigation into the shooting in Asbury Park last night has revealed the existence of a second victim, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Elijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina, was arrested at 4 a.m. this morning and charged with one count of Attempted Murder. Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Investigators and the Asbury Park Police Department discovered a 24 year old Neptune Township man had been shot in the back when they responded to a “shots fired call” last night at 10:01.  The 24 year old victim was treated and released from Jersey Shore Medical Center.

During the course of the investigation today it was discovered that a 35 year old Neptune Township man had also been shot by Graham. The 35 year old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

Anthony-Nygee-StevensonAnthony “Nygee” Stevenson, a 48 year old Long Branch restaurateur , was sentenced to 50 years in state prison today by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christoper J. Gramiccioni.

Stevenson was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury in May on 91 counts of selling drugs and guns out of his Long Branch restaurant,  Christabell’s American Soul Food Restaurant.  He has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correction Insitution since his August 1, 2011 arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office website.  He will be eligible for parole in 26 years.

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Posted: July 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years

Bottles thrown at officers trying to disperse large crowd in Asbury Park, police say

assetContentASBURY PARK — A police officer sustained minor injuries after he was hit by a bottle while trying to disperse a large crowd in the city Thursday night. Police responded to the 10 block of Borden Avenue at 11:20 p.m. for a report of a large crowd in the area due to a party at a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

A “robust and aggressive” investigation into the hit and run death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio is ongoing.  It is possible that additional charges…assault by auto or vehicular homicide…could be filed against Toni Ann Marletta, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in an interview with MoreMonmouthMusings last week.

Marletta has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since July 15 after being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident July 6th incident on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township which resulted in the death of Procopio.  Her bail is $150,000 with no 10% option.

The Middletown Police Department identified Marletta as the driver of the vehicle that struck Procopio and fled the scene within hours of the incident.

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Posted: July 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible

Hazlet therapist accused of sexually assaulting minor by Passaic Prosecutor

Radha SinghPATERSON – Authorities arrested a 27-year-old Hazlet woman Friday on allegations she sexually assaulted a local teenager, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced Saturday. Radha Singh faces charges of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Valdes said in a press release. County officials allege that from May 2015… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet therapist accused of sexually assaulting minor by Passaic Prosecutor

Asbury Park Man Charged With Kiddie Porn

assetContentJohan J. Murrieta, 20, of the 300 block of 8th Avenue in Asbury Park, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

A series of CyberTips received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating child pornography was being distributed electronically lead to an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which revealed that on three separate days, images of child pornography were distributed using three different email accounts – all the accounts were accessed by an individual using an IP address associated with Murrieta’s home.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Man Charged With Kiddie Porn

Robber who targeted women, used pepper spray back in Monmouth?

COLTS NECK — A woman suffered a bizarre pepper-spray attack Tuesday night that is similar to other incidents reported in Freehold and Colts Neck last year, Colts Neck police said. RELATED:Robber in Monmouth uses pepper spray against female victims The victim was driving around midnight near Five Points and Stone Hill roads when another motorist flashed… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Freehold, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Robber who targeted women, used pepper spray back in Monmouth?

SCAT Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Obstruction

gavelMickey Major, 54, of Howell Township and a former dispatcher for the Monmouth County Special Citizens Assisted Transportation (SCAT) buses, pleaded guilty to Obstruction of Justice after admitting that he shredded fare envelopes while the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office was investigating the collection of fares, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Major worked as dispatcher at the Center Street, Freehold location of the Monmouth County Division of Transportation, where he dispatched SCAT buses, but was also tasked with reconciling fare reports with the actual fare amounts collected and reported by the drivers. On Sept. 16, 2014, detectives arrived at the Center Street location and discovered Major shredded the envelopes and fled from the office in his vehicle.

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Posted: June 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on SCAT Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Obstruction

Asbury Park Police Officer Busted For Putting His Sister On His Heath Insurance

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.

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Posted: June 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Police Officer Busted For Putting His Sister On His Heath Insurance