Suspended Middletown doctor admits forging prescriptions for painkillers

LewandowskiFREEHOLD — A suspended Middletown physician has admitted to being part of a prescription painkiller ring by writing fake prescriptions for opiates under another doctor’s name, officials said on Tuesday. Kenneth Lewandowski, 53, of Middletown pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing or dispensing oxycodone and unlawful practice of medicine by forging prescriptions for the powerful painkiller… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Suspended Middletown doctor admits forging prescriptions for painkillers

Keansburg Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping While Impersonating A Cop

Steven P. Rinck

Steven P. Rinck

Steven P. Rinck, 49, of Seabreeze Way in Keansburg has spent the past four Christmases in jail.  Given his conviction returned by a Monmouth County jury this week, he is likely to spend the next twenty Christmases locked up as well.

On October 21, 2012 Rinck gained entry to a to a Seeley Ave home by claiming he was a NJ State Police Trooper armed with a handgun and a search warrant.  He stole cash and drugs from the male resident and a friend with bad timing who arrived during the robbery.

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Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Long Branch Parolee Arrested in 2006 Asbury Park Murder

Joey Johnson

Joey Johnson AKA Davell Reevey

Joey Jomaine Johnson, AKA Davell Reevey, 35, of Long Branch was arrested yesterday by investigators of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department with the assistance of the New Jersey Parole Board for the March 26, 2006 murder of 21-year-old Jakeema Kelly of Asbury Park, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Johnson had been on parole since his October 22, 2015 release from state prison.  He served eight years for his 2007 convictions on drug dealing charges.  He now faces a minimum of 30 years to a maximum of life imprisonment, if convicted in the first degree murder of Kelly.

He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $1.2 million cash only bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.  In addition to first degree murder, Johnson is charged with second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Parolee Arrested in 2006 Asbury Park Murder

Asbury Park man shot by cop charged with attempted murder

assetContent (9)ASBURY PARK — A 20-year-old city resident faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he shot at a police officer during a foot pursuit Wednesday night. Dante Allen, who was struck during the gun battle, remains in stable condition at a local hospital, said acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni. He was charged with attempted murder,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park man shot by cop charged with attempted murder

Used car dealer gets prison time for withholding sales tax from N.J.

assetContentTRENTON — A Toms River used car dealer was sentenced to three years in prison for pocketing more than $220,000 in sales tax that he should have paid to the state over four years, authorities said. Under the sentence imposed on Friday, Gennaro Dicecilia, 58, must also pay $220,797 to the state Department of Treasury as… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Used car dealer gets prison time for withholding sales tax from N.J.

Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

Nicholas J. DePue, photo via Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Nicholas DePue, 29 of Jackson, the Monmouth Regional High School teacher and wrestling coach who was charged with having sexual contact with a student under 18 years old last month was arrested today after a second victim came forward, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DePue stands accused of having a year long affair with the second victim, a female between the ages of 16 and 18. He was fired from his teaching position as a result of his arrest last month.

DePue was released on $100,000 bail following his June arrest.  He is in custody at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution today with cash only bail of $250,000. If released again after posting bail, DePue is forbidden from having contact with his victims or returning to the scenes of his alleged crimes.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Carolina Moreno, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443, or Detective Joe Shuler, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400.

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Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student

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

Howell man indicted for kiddie porn, sexual assault on a child

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka. photo via facebook

Kevin Motyka, 23, of Howell Township, was indicted on Friday by a Monmouth County grand jury, according to Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The 17 count indictment charges Motyka with 2 counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 7 counts of second degree Sexual Assault, 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving the manufacture and distribution of child pornography; as well as permitting a child to engage in child pornography. Motyka is also charged with  2 counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child involving sexual conduct and the possession of more than 100 items of child pornography, as well as a lone count of fourth degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child related to possession of child pornography.

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Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Exclusive: Andrew Lucas’s Sentencing Postponed Till March

By Jeremy Baratta

andrew lucas

Andrew Lucas

Former Manalapan Township Mayor Andrew Lucas told More Monmouth Musings that his sentencing in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, has been postponed until March.

Matthew Reilly, Deputy Public Affairs Officer for U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s Office, told MMM that Lucas’s sentencing is scheduled for March 25th.

During a telephone interview today, Lucas stated that the reason for the rescheduling is that the United States Probation Office has not prepared his Pre-sentence Investigation Report – which is a detailed account of the defendant’s history and convictions and is used by judges during sentencing.

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Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Andrew Lucas, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Manalapan, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Highlands Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography

Layne Bracht, screen shot

Layne Bracht, screen shot

Layne Bracht, 32 of Highlands, pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden today to one count as possession of child pornography, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.

Bracht admitted that on Oct. 28, 2013, he knowingly placed images and videos depicting child sexual abuse into shared folders that others could access via a peer-to-peer network. Special agents of the FBI executed a search warrant at his residence in Highlands on Jan. 15, 2014 and seized digital evidence that contained numerous videos and images depicting child sexual abuse, including material involving prepubescent minors and sadistic or masochistic conduct. The digital evidence seized included three files previously downloaded from Bracht by law enforcement agents working in an undercover capacity on the peer-to-peer network.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Highlands, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Highlands Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Child Pornography