Monmouth University football player accused in campus armed robbery attempt

Keith Williams

Keith Williams

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WEST LONG BRANCH — A Monmouth University football player has been arrested in the attempted armed robbery that prompted a campus lockdown Tuesday night, a source told NJ Advance Media. Keith Williams, a freshman offensive lineman who played high school football in Maryland, is in custody, according to the source, who was not permitted to speak… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Eatontown man shot couple after robbing them in Red Bank, authorities say

assetcontentFREEHOLD — An Eatontown man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a couple after demanding money from them in Red Bank, authorities said Tuesday. Inow Rainey, 26, was charged Friday with two counts of attempted murder and one count each of armed robbery, unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: November 2nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Eatontown man shot couple after robbing them in Red Bank, authorities say

Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

brian-ungerBrian Unger, a former Long Branch Councilman who during his colorful career in Monmouth County politics ran for Mayor of Long Branch, Freeholder and State Senate, admitted in U.S. District Court that he collected over $82,000 of Social Security benefits paid to his wife for four years after she died.

Unger was released on an unsecured bond of $50,000 after pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton.  He faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on January 18, 2017.

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Posted: October 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Brian Unger, Former Long Branch Councilman, Collected His Dead Wife’s Social Security Benefits

Middletown Hit and Run Driver Indicted

Toni Marletta photo via facebook

Toni Marletta
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Toni Ann Marletta, the Leonardo woman accused of the hit and run accident that resulted in the death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio last July 8, was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on Monday, May 16, according to a copy of the indictment released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Marletta stands charged of one count of Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident which resulted in a death, a Second Degree Crime, two counts of Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  The Third Degree Endangering Charges are related to the children who were passengers in the car driven by Marletta when it struck and killed Procopio.  The Second Degree Endangering Charge is related to the deceased teenager, Procopio.

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Posted: May 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Asbury Park man indicted for firing at cop in shooting that injured 8 year old girl

assetContent (66)FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Asbury Park man on six counts, including attempted murder, after he allegedly exchanged gunfire with a police officer in November. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 4, an Asbury Park police officer attempted to conduct a field stop of Dante Allen, 20, of Asbury Park,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

10K BAGS OF HEROIN SEIZED IN KEYPORT PARKING LOT

assetContentFREEHOLD – 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.

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Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Ocean Township Police seek public’s help in identifying suspected thief

user33386-1453305041-media1The 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
Email: jorbach@oceantwp.org
Crime Tips: 732-531-3323 (Anonymous)
Email: crimetips@oceantwp.org

Direct Message – Social Media:
www.facebook.com/OceanTwpPolice
www.twitter.com/OceanTwpPolice

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Posted: January 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ocean Township Police seek public’s help in identifying suspected thief

Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

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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 »

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

One dead, one critical in Asbury Park shooting

Jamal Small

Jamal Small

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.

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Posted: December 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Cops nab ‘career burglar’ who stole $1M from affluent homes in Monmouth County

assetContentHOLMDEL — 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 »

Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Cops nab ‘career burglar’ who stole $1M from affluent homes in Monmouth County