Monmouth County Public Works employees arrested on drug chargesa

oxyFREEHOLD – A pair of Monmouth County Highway Division employees have been arrested and charged with various drug-related offenses, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced Friday. Following a two-month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force into illegal drug activity at the county public works complex on Center Street, authorities executed a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Jury selection begins today for N.J. babysitter accused of shaking toddler to death

assetContent (55)FREEHOLD — On Aug. 28, 2012, Toms River resident Michelle Heale was trusted to babysit 14-month-old Mason Hess, as she did a few times a week. Today, jury selection is expected to begin in the trial to determine if Heale murdered Mason Hess through “vigorous and sustained shaking.” Heale called 9-1-1 at approximately 2 p.m. on… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

Fate of former Wall schools boss heads to jury

assetContentFREEHOLD – After nine weeks of legal proceedings, the prosecution and defense in the trial of former Wall Township public schools Superintendent James Habel each delivered their closing arguments Wednesday. Habel, 58, was indicted in June 2013 on several charges, including second-degree official misconduct, theft by deception, financial facilitation of criminal activity, theft by failure to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 4th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Education, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Big trouble for Little Tots owner

monmouth-county-prosecutors-office-sealThe owner of an Asbury Park daycare center funded by a contract with the city’s Board of Education told the board they hired a janitor for $40,000 but hired an undocumented worker who she paid ‘under the table’ instead, according to a nine count indictment returned by a Monmouth County Grand Jury.

Sylvia Brodrick, 59, of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, is the was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts each of third degree Theft by Deception, third degree Tampering with Public Records, second degree Making False Representations in Payment Claims on a Government Contract, second degree False Material Representation in Connection with Performance of a Government Contract, and one count of third degree Identity Theft. After surrendering to authorities Tuesday morning, Broderick was released by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr., J.S.C. pending a future court date, according to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

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Posted: February 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

4 year old crashes car into Ocean Township building

Ocean Township Police LogoOcean Township- A four year old child who was left in a running car with his two year old sister climbed into the driver’s seat and put the car in reverse yesterday morning, causing the vehicle to back across a Rustic Drive parking lot before being stopped by a brick stairwell, according to a statement issued by the Ocean Township Police Department.  Neither child was hurt and there were no injuries reported.

The children’s father, Travaris S. Reevey, 41 of Ocean, was arrested on the scene by Officer Alisa Martinez and Detective Michael Melody.  Reevey was charged with child endangerment. During his arrest it was discovered that he was wanted on a Contempt of Court Warrant in Asbury Park.

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Posted: February 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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 »

Trial begins for former Wall Twp. schools boss charged with official misconduct, theft

The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments.

The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments.

FREEHOLD – The trial in the case against former Wall Township schools superintendent James Habel, who is charged with official misconduct, theft and other offenses, began on Tuesday morning with the prosecution and defense delivering their opening arguments. Habel, 58, was indicted in June 2013 on charges of second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey, Wall Township | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Man accused of threatening to kill Neptune police officer

assetContent (16)NEPTUNE – An Asbury Park man was arrested on New Year’s Day after he allegedly threatened to kill a township police officer, according to court documents. Ameer Washington, 24, told an officer, “I’ll Pat King a hundred cops. I’ll catch you sitting in the car at Alpha’s,” according to a criminal complaint. Pat King was a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Monmouth County, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Man tried to remove air conditioner to break into Ocean Township apartment, police say

Maybe it’s not so bad to still have your air conditioners in your windows

assetContent (1)OCEAN TOWNSHIP —A Toms River man tried to remove an air conditioner from the window of an Ocean Township apartment he was trying to burglarize, but his plans were foiled when he fell two stories, police said on Friday. Jamaar Jefferson, 23, was charged with attempted burglary after police determined he tried to break into an… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Ocean Township | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off