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 »
Fourteen Monmouth County men were arrested this summer and charged with possessing and/or distributing child pornography, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced today. Read the rest of this entry »
Monmouth County and New Jersey authorities are continuing their massive search for Sarah Stern, the 19 year old Neptune City resident whose her abandoned vehicle was discovered in the shoulder of the southbound lanes of the Route 35 Bridge in Belmar, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
“We are asking everyone to keep an eye out for this young woman, and report any possible sightings as soon as possible,” Gramiccioni said.
Stern, 19, was last seen at her Neptune City residence on the afternoon of Dec. 2, 2016, and a few hours later her 1994 silver four-door Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight was found abandoned on the crest of the bridge by a passerby who reported the car to a Neptune Township police officer. The abandoned car was operational and the keys were found in the vehicle. There were no persons in the area and the vehicle was subsequently towed from the road by the Neptune Township Police Department.
Gary Wolchesky, 28, of Middletown, acted as his own attorney in defending himself against 21 counts related to the sexual assaults of the boys, including two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and four counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child by Manufacturing Child Pornography. He was found guilty by a Monmouth County Jury in Freehold last week and faces a possible 61 years in State Prison when sentenced by Judge Richard English on March 2, 2017, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni
Edgar Mejia, 54, of Long Branch, was found guilty on Wednesday by a Monmouth County jury of sexually assaulting a seven year old Eatontown girl in 2014, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Mejia faces possible incarceration of 30 years to life when Judge David F. Bauman imposes his sentence on March 17, 2017. Mejia has been in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution with bail set at $300,000 since his arrest on July 21, 2014.
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.
Keith Williams, the 18 year old Monmouth University freshman football player arrested for the armed robbery that occurred on the West Long Branch campus last night, was wielding an imitation handgun that resembles a black semiautomatic handgun, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
At approximately 9:17 p.m., on Tuesday November 1, 2016, Williams approached 2 female Monmouth University students who were walking on campus.
Wearing dark clothing and a mask, Williams demanded that the girls turn over their cellular telephones. The girls attempted to walk away and the individual produced what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it in their direction. The females then began to sprint in the opposite direction of the armed individual, who ultimately also fled the area without the cellphones or any other property.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni released surveillance video of the man investigators believe robbed the the Sun National Bank branch on Route 9 southbound between Taylor’s Mills Rd. and Symmes Drive in Manalapan last week. The video was capture at a nearby retail location about an hour the robbery.
Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect.
The Sun National Bank Branch on Route 9 between Taylors Mill Rd and Symmes Drive was robbed at about 12:45 this afternoon, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
An unshaven white male, described as approximately 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 185 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black knit hat and sunglasses entered the bank, said he had a bomb and demanded money from a teller.