Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

Law enforcement agencies from throughout Monmouth County, as well as state agencies, will conduct an active shooter training exercise in Manasquan on April 20th at the former St. Denis School property, Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Sheriff Shaun Golden, and the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association announced. The former Catholic school closed in 2015.

April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine School Massacre in Jefferson County, Colorado.

“Recent events have only served to highlight the need for preparedness,” said Gramiccioni. “We started down this road nearly 15 months ago with an eye towards readiness and we will continue to prepare for providing the safety our citizens need and deserve. We must recognize the realities of evil people focused on perpetuating evil acts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Henry Cicerale, 59, of Park Avenue in Union Beach, set-up a wireless Internet network at a neighbor’s home and was using that network to access, download, and distribute child pornography.  His computers and other digital media devices had hundreds of items of child pornography, an 11 month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office concluded. Investigators also found an unloaded gun in his home.

Cicerale is charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Distribution of Child Pornography, third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Union Beach | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Union Beach man charged with child pornography and gun possession

Prosecutor’s Office Clarifies Curley Corruption Allegations

Freeholder John P. Curley

Updated with Panter’s response…

Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement to MMM regarding our stories today about former Assemblyman Michael Panter’s allegations against Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Prosecutor refers corruption allegations against John Curley to NJ Attorney General

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has referred the corruption allegations against Freeholder John P. Curley made by former Assemblyman Michael Panter, in his capacity as in house counsel for Realty Data Systems, LLC, to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office.

Due to the allegations against a sitting Freeholder, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forwarded Mr. Panter’s letter of March 27 to the Attorney General’s Office for review and to take whatever actions they deem appropriate, Webster wrote to MMM.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Curley Accused of Official Misconduct, Corruption

By Art Gallagher

Freeholder John P. Curley

The FBI and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office have conducted at least five interviews into the conduct of Freeholder John P. Curley and former Monmouth County Counsel Timothy B. Middleton, Esq., according to former Assemblyman Michael Panter, in his capacity as in-house legal counsel of Realty Data Systems, LLC (RDS), a company that performs property inspections for many municipalities participating in the New Jersey Assessment Demonstration Program (ADP).

Panter disclosed the law enforcement investigation into Curley and Middleton in a detailed nine page letter to Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald, and County Administrator Teri O’Connell, with copies to the Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI, wherein the former legislator alleges that Middleton was the author of the anonymous letter which alleged corruption in the ADP, that Curley referred, with great fanfare and press coverage, to the Prosecutor in September of 2015, during the height of his last reelection campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Authorities investigating the death of Tinton Falls man found in Howell Home Depot parking lot

William H Spaulding , Jr. photo via facebook

William H. Spaulding, Jr, 61, of Tinton Falls was found dead in the parking lot of the Home Depot store at Route 9 and West Farm Road in Howell on Friday afternoon.

The Howell Police Department said on facebook that Spaulding’s death in suspicious. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said an autopsy is expected to be performed on Saturday.

Howell Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 1:31 p.m on Friday reporting a man lying on the ground at the Home Depot location. Spaulding was pronounced dead at the scene.

A  married father and grandfather, Spaulding was a Tinton Falls homeowner since 1997, He was a sales manager at Sears, according to his LinkedIn profile.  There is a massage therapy business registered at his home and a he had massage therapist license that expired in 2012, according to public records. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Authorities investigating the death of Tinton Falls man found in Howell Home Depot parking lot

11 year old boy called bomb threat into Neptune’s Walmart

An 11 year old boy is responsible for the bomb scare that prompted the evacuation of the Walmart store in Neptune Township last Sunday afternoon, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

The store on Route 66 received a call at 1:07 p.m. on Palm Sunday stating the there was bomb in the store and suggesting it be evacuated.

Bomb dogs from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey Transit Police Department, and Middletown Police Department were deployed to assist the Neptune Township Police Department at the scene. The Neptune Township Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services were also deployed to the scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on 11 year old boy called bomb threat into Neptune’s Walmart

Law enforcement investigating threat by Keansburg student

A Keansburg student was charged with third degree Terroristic Threats after an alert school security officers overheard a threat made by the boy, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.  An ongoing investigation has concluded that the boy did not have the wherewithal to carry out the threat.

A search of the child’s home found no weapons.  However a school yearbook was discovered with several students photos blocked out. The boy told investigators those classmates were “mean” to him.

Gramiccioni is not identifying the boy because of his young age.

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Posted: March 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Former Lake Como resident charged with luring a minor, obscenity

Michael Camacho

Michael Camacho, 55, formerly of Lake Como and most recently of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree Luring, second-degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a child, two counts of third-degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and third-degree Attempted Obscenity to a Minor, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Former Lake Como resident charged with luring a minor, obscenity

Matawan man in 10-hour standoff allegedly damaged police robot

An armed man who refused police instructions to leave a home provoked a standoff that shut down a Matawan neighborhood for several hours Monday, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement. A family member asked police to conduct a welfare check on Michael “Bean” Geran at the Johnson Avenue residence. When officers arrived around… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Matawan, Monmouth County Life, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Matawan man in 10-hour standoff allegedly damaged police robot