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: , , , , , , , | 8 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

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

Peter Tumblety (549x609)

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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: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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

Ocean Township Police seek help in locating armed robbers

assetContentAn occupied Spruce Ave. home in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township was invaded by two armed men on Saturday evening, December 13, according to an announcement by the Township Police Department.

No one was injured when the two armed men entered the single family home and pointed handguns at the residents.  The two men took personal property from the residents and fled the scene.

Officers responded at 8:30 p.m.

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Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ocean Township Police seek help in locating armed robbers

Expected Pot Delivery Turns Into Armed Robbery In Atlantic Highlands

assetContentTwo 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.

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Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Expected Pot Delivery Turns Into Armed Robbery In Atlantic Highlands

19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting

damaging-prostitution19 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.

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Posted: December 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting