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: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Hospitals Join Law Enforcement In Fight Against Opiate Overdose Deaths

NarcanEvery hospital in Monmouth and Ocean Counties will exchange ready-to-use new doses of the overdose antidote naloxone, free of charge, for the empty syringes used to resuscitate the overdose victims, under a partnership agreement announced today by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

The hospitals affiliated with Barnabas Health, Meridian Health and CentraState Medical Center are absorbing 100% of the cost of the antidotes exchanged with law enforcement officers, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for Gramiccioni’s office.

“Protecting our citizens is our most basic and fundamental function in law enforcement. We can’t do it alone, so we count on help from friends and partners who cooperate with us and who share, in some form or fashion, the same responsibility and commitment in helping to protect human life. It is these partnerships that make us even better.  Through this partnership, our local hospitals are standing with us as we fight the deadly epidemic of heroin or prescription opiates drug overdoses,” Gramiccioni said.

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Posted: July 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Heroin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Gramiccioni: Prosecutor’s Office Will Conduct Internal Affairs Investigation Of Seidle Shooting

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the investigation into the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments’ response to the murder of Tamara Wilson-Seidle last week:

“Yesterday morning, I informed the police chiefs of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments that our Office will conduct the Internal Affairs review and evaluation of the performance of the responding officers to last week’s tragic shooting by off-duty Neptune Township Police Officer Philip Seidle.

“This review will be conducted by our Professional Responsibility Bureau to ensure a thorough review and evaluation is performed that will stand up to the scrutiny from the community.

“It is imperative that we look at this incident with a critical eye towards doing all that we can to understand what transpired and learning how, moving forward, we can improve from that evaluative process.

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Posted: June 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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: , , , , , | No Comments »

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: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Before deadly shooting, cop warned his kids he meant their mother harm

ASBURY PARK — Before Tuesday’s fatal encounter with his ex-wife, a Neptune police sergeant contacted two of his children and told them he planned to harm her, NJ Advance Media has learned. A source close to the investigation into Tamara Seidle’s fatal shooting said police were aware of the threat against her before her ex-husband, Neptune… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Seaside Park Cop, a Hazlet Resident, Charged With Sex With An Underage Girl

assetContentDaniel Alfano, 25, a Class II Special Police Officer in Seaside Park, was arrested by the Hazlet Police Department yesterday on charges that he engange in sexual activity with a 15 year old girl in his Parkview Dr. home.

According to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, an investigation by the Hazlet PD revealed that Alfano engaged in sexual activity with the girl on May 2.

Alfano was released from custody after posting $100,000 bail as set by Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley.

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Posted: June 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seaside Park Cop, a Hazlet Resident, Charged With Sex With An Underage Girl

Neptune cop shoots, kills ex-wife in front of daughter

Raw video footage shows police closing in on active shooter in Asbury Park Eyewitnesses captured two separate video clips of an active shooting scene in Asbury Park. Police blocked off an area of Sewell Avenue near Ridge Avenue as they tried to disarm a man on the street with a gun. ASBURY PARK — Fueled by… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Neptune cop shoots, kills ex-wife in front of daughter

86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

Albert DeCresci

Albert DeCresci

 

Albert DeCresci, 86, a resident of the Seabrook retirement community in Tinton Falls and formerly of Rumson, was charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault and Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after being caught in the act of sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DeCresci was arrested in a Seabrook dining room by the Tinton Falls Police Department on June 5, 2015.  He is in custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution where he is being held on $250,000 bail with no 10% option as set by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C. O’Brien Kilgallen ordered that DeCresci have no contact with the alleged victim in the event that he makes bail.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.

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Posted: June 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Rumson, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

Monmouth Regional Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relations With A Student

Nicholas DePue

Nicholas DePue,  Photo via Deseret News

Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, a teacher at Monmouth Regional High School, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday on charges that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student under the age of 18, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DePue is charged with second degree counts of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Jamie Perri, J.S.C., who also ordered DePue have no contact with his victim and he is not to return to the scene of his crimes.

A College Prep Biology teacher, DePue was an Assistant Coach of the Falcons wrestling team and a set designer for the school’s drama club.

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Posted: June 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Regional Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relations With A Student