FREEHOLD – Investigators seized 10,000 bags of heroin with an estimated street value of as much as $100,000, as part of an undercover operation that culminated in the arrests of two New York City women, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Vikky V. Morel, 26, and Niudis Vazquez-Moncion, 34, both of the Bronx in New York City, were arrested Tuesday afternoon when they delivered the large quantity of heroin to undercover detectives in the parking lot of a supermarket on Route 36 in Keyport. Both women are charged with third degree Possession of Heroin and first degree Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and are being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, in lieu of bail. Morel is being held on $325,000 bail, with no option to post 10 percent, and a required bail source hearing. Vazquez-Moncion is being held on $250,000 bail, with no option to post 10 percent, and a required bail source hearing. A bail source hearing is conducted at the request of the prosecutor or judge as a means to ensure that the funds used by a defendant to post bail were not acquired as a result of criminal or unlawful conduct.
The Ocean Township Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspected thief.
Detective Lt Timothy Torchia released the surveillance photo (left) of the suspect in a theft that occured in December.
Anyone who knows the man in the photograph is asked to contact the Township Police Department in one of the following ways:
Detective Jesse Orbach 732-531-1428
Crime Tips: 732-531-3323 (Anonymous)
FREEHOLD — A former Ocean Grove art gallery owner had admitted to having images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said on Tuesday. Peter Tumblety, 58, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, pleaded guilty to on Monday to one count of endangering the welfare of a child by possessiong child pornography, said acting Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »
Jamar Small, 24, was gunned down and killed on the 1000 block of Summerfield Avenue in Asbury Park on Sunday, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Another male shooting victim whose name was not released by Gramiccioni remains in critical condition at an undisclosed local hospital.
Small was a recent graduate of Texas Southern University and the quarterback of the school’s football team.
HOLMDEL — A Neptune man, who has a lengthy record with law enforcement, was charged Thursday in connection with a string of residential burglaries that netted $1 million in stolen items. Thomas “Tommy” Earls of Neptune Township was charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, shoplifting and unlawful taking means of conveyance after a… Read the rest of this entry »
Two Atlantic Highlands residents were surprised on Thursday when the the guys they ordered marijuana from pulled a gun and pepper spray, robbed them of $265 and fled the scene.
The victims, who were not named in Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni’s press release, called the Atlantic Highlands Police Department. The Sea Bright Police Department spotted the robber’s vehicle on Ocean Avenue a short while later and followed the perps into Rumson. The Atlantic Highlands PD arrested the men in Rumson.
19 people were arrested last weekend on prostitution related charges according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden. The arrests occurred in Wall and Hazlet Townships.
The undercover operation was conducted by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hazlet and Wall Township Police Departments.
Twelve females were charged with solicitation of prostitution and seven people were charged with promotion of prostitution. Additional charges included possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and possession of a weapon. A total of $5,000 was confiscated.
TRENTON — Eight people, including four New Jersey residents, were charged on Tuesday with filing fraudulent applications in order to receive federal Hurricane Sandy recovery funds, state authorities said. Seven of those charged allegedly claimed that vacation or second homes they owned on the Jersey Shore were their primary residences when Sandy hit in 2012, making… Read the rest of this entry »
KEANSBURG — A Piscataway woman who didn’t want Keansburg police to find prescription drugs on her hid them where she thought cops wouldn’t find them. Keansburg police said that when Erica Chapman, 34, was taken into custody for heroin and marijuana possession, she hid some Xanax pills in, according to police reports. Chapman was arrested on… Read the rest of this entry »