Gramiccioni’s nomination clears Senate committee

IMG_2506 (800x647)Christopher J. Gramiccioni will soon drop the “Acting” from his title as Monmouth County Prosecutor.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Gramiccioni’s nomination yesterday despite opposition for the state PBA who made an issue of his hiring practices.  The Senate is expected to confirm the prosecutor on August 1st.

A veteran of Chris Christie’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, Gramiccioni was the governor’s first choice to replace former prosecutor Luis Valentin. But he did not meet the constitutional residency requirements for the job and was hired as First Assistant Prosecutor in 2011.  Once the residency requirements were met, Peter Warshaw, Valentin’s replacement on an acting basis, was nominated for a Superior Court judgeship and Gramiccioni took over the top law enforcement job in Monmouth County July 1, 2012.

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Posted: July 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Gramiccioni’s nomination clears Senate committee

Reminder: Monmouth County Special Needs Registry Is Open

Special Needs Registry (640x214)

Monmouth County Authorities are reminding the public of the county’s new Special Needs Registry, a voluntary program designed to assist first responders to be prepared to assist residents with physical or mental impairments who find themselves in an emergency situation.

Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, told MMM that there was a large number of registrants when the program was launched in April by the Prosecutor, the Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefs of Police Association, but that as news of the program faded, so have registrations.

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Posted: July 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Reminder: Monmouth County Special Needs Registry Is Open

Cops could not have prevented officer from killing ex-wife, probe concludes

IMG_2316 (640x521)FREEHOLD — Asbury Park police officers could not have prevented an off-duty police sergeant from gunning down his ex-wife in broad daylight and then putting the police-issued handgun he used to his own head, according to a yearlong investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released Thursday morning. The study also determined that the first officer… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Prosecutor to Announce Findings of Law Enforcement Review of Seidle Murder on Thursday

assetContentActing Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni will announce the results of the Internal Affiars review of the law enforcement response to the brutal slaying of Tamara Seidle by her ex-husband, then Neptune Township Sgt Phillip Seidle, on June 16, 2015 while the couple’s 7 year old daughter, and members of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments, looked on, at a press conference in Freehold tomorrow morning.

The 22 year veteran of the Neptune Police Department pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment on March 10.  He is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Joseph W. Oxley in August.

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Posted: June 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Prosecutor to Announce Findings of Law Enforcement Review of Seidle Murder on Thursday

Middletown Con Man Pleads Guilty Financial Frauds

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

Christopher D. Biello. photo via facebook

Christopher D. Biello, 43, of Coe Place in Middletown, who also uses the alias Christopher Sherman, pleaded guilty to one count of second degree Theft by Deception, seven counts of third degree Theft by Deception, three counts of third degree Impersonation, four counts of third degree Bad Checks, two counts of third degree Theft, one count of fourth degree Forgery, one count of third degree Theft of Services, and one count of third degree Fraudulent Use of Credit Card in Judge Joseph W. Oxley’s Court on Friday, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Biello admitted he deceived and impersonated clients, obtained numerous credit cards in his victims’ names, engaged in fraudulent loan attempts using the victims’ identities and forged documents.

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Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Con Man Pleads Guilty Financial Frauds

Couple faces 552 animal cruelty charges for hoarding dogs

howell dog hoardingHOWELL — A township husband and wife face 552 charges of animal cruelty after authorities found 276 dogs in their split-level home earlier this month. Charlene and Joseph Handrik of Bennett Road are accused of inflicting unnecessary cruelty on the dogs by providing inhumane living conditions, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a statement… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Couple faces 552 animal cruelty charges for hoarding dogs

A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

assetContent (26)FREEHOLD — A year after a Neptune Township police sergeant chased down his ex-wife and opened fire on her in broad daylight on an Asbury Park street, authorities have yet to release a report on how cops responded to the deadly shooting and the history of the couple’s tumultuous relationship. In announcing that the findings into… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

Hit and Run Driver Had Cocaine and Alcohol In Her System When Arrested

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, photo via facebook

Toni Ann Marletta, the 50 year old women accused of killing Marissa Procopio, 15, of Atlantic Highlands, in a hit and run incident on Route 36 in Leonardo last July, had cocaine and alcohol in her system at the time of her arrest.

Danielle Procopio, Marissa’s mother, said that investigators from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Middletown Police Department shared the results of a toxicology report with her prior to Marletta’s indictment for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a death, endangering the welfare of a child and other charges.

In an interview with MMM, Danielle said she is frustrated that Marletta is not being charged with vehicular homicide.

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Posted: June 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie nominates Gramiccioni for Monmouth County Prosecutor

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

The “Acting” my soon get dropped from Christopher Gramiccioni’s title.  Governor Chris Christie has nominated the Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor for a full term.  If confirmed by the Democratic State Senate, Gramiccioni will have a five year term.

Gramiccioni, an alumni of Christie’s U.S. Attoney’s Office, joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in 2011 as First Assistant Prosecutor.  He was promoted to Acting Prosecutor on July 1, 2012 after his predecessor, Peter Warshaw became a Superior Court Judge.

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Posted: May 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County authorities launch countywide special needs registry, first in the state

 Monmouth County residents can sign up for the Special Needs Registry here.
Acting Monmouth County  Prosecutor and Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the Special Needs Registry

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor and Sheriff Shaun Golden announced the Special Needs Registry

FREEHOLD — Authorities announced on Wednesday a countywide program aimed at equipping police officers with pertinent information about residents with special needs in their respective municipalities. The wide-ranging program is the first countywide effort in New Jersey and one of a few nationwide, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. It’s a joint effort between the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »