TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed legislation making dog fighting a criminal offense and adding it to a list of crimes that can be prosecuted under the same laws used to target organized crime members. Under the bill ( S736), it is now illegal for anyone to keep or use a place for dog… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 11th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, Crime, Dog fighting | Comments Off on Christie signs law criminalizing dog fighting in N.J.
Anthony “Nygee” Stevenson, a 48 year old Long Branch restaurateur , was sentenced to 50 years in state prison today by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christoper J. Gramiccioni.
Stevenson was convicted by a Monmouth County Jury in May on 91 counts of selling drugs and guns out of his Long Branch restaurant, Christabell’s American Soul Food Restaurant. He has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correction Insitution since his August 1, 2011 arrest, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. He will be eligible for parole in 26 years.admin | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Anthony "Nygee" Stevenson, Crime, Judge John T. Mullaney, Long Branch, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Long Branch Drug Dealer Gets 50 years
ASBURY PARK — A police officer sustained minor injuries after he was hit by a bottle while trying to disperse a large crowd in the city Thursday night. Police responded to the 10 block of Borden Avenue at 11:20 p.m. for a report of a large crowd in the area due to a party at a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News | Tags: Acting Police Chief Anthony Salerno, Asbury Park, Borden Ave, Brittany Moore, Crime, Daniel Moore, Devon Moore, Long Branch, Louis Sloan, Melissa Rosa, Ricky Kirchgessner, Ronald Vikers | 1 Comment »
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.Posted: July 24th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Regional High School, Nicholas DePue, Tinton Falls | Comments Off on Fired Monmouth Regional Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Second Student
A “robust and aggressive” investigation into the hit and run death of 15 year old Marissa Procopio is ongoing. It is possible that additional charges…assault by auto or vehicular homicide…could be filed against Toni Ann Marletta, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni in an interview with MoreMonmouthMusings last week.
Marletta has been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since July 15 after being charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Failing to Report a Motor Vehicle Accident, No Insurance, Unsafe Tires and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident July 6th incident on Route 36 in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township which resulted in the death of Procopio. Her bail is $150,000 with no 10% option.
The Middletown Police Department identified Marletta as the driver of the vehicle that struck Procopio and fled the scene within hours of the incident.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Hit and run, Marissa Procopio, Monmouth County News, Toni Ann Marletta, Toni Marletta | Comments Off on Prosecutor: Investigation Into Hit and Run Death Is Ongoing, Additional Charges Are Possible
COLTS NECK — A woman suffered a bizarre pepper-spray attack Tuesday night that is similar to other incidents reported in Freehold and Colts Neck last year, Colts Neck police said. RELATED:Robber in Monmouth uses pepper spray against female victims The victim was driving around midnight near Five Points and Stone Hill roads when another motorist flashed… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Freehold, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Colts Neck, Colts Neck Police Department, Crime, Freehold, Monmouth County News, Pepper Spray | Comments Off on Robber who targeted women, used pepper spray back in Monmouth?
Two Neptune Township men arrested last week after a month-long investigation revealed they were in possession of 600 decks of heroin ready for sale and three guns; a AR-15 assault rifle, a defaced 9mm handgun and a .40-caliber handgun have been released after posting bail, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Kahil Aziz, 25, already a convicted felon, was released after posting $235,000 bail as set by Neptune Township Municipal Court Judge Robin Wernik. Joel Jones, 30, was released after posting $200,000 bail as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen. No 10% bail option was available to either defendant.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune Township | Tags: Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, Guns, Heroin, Joel Jones, Kahil Aziz, Neptune Township | Comments Off on Gun Toting Drug Dealers Out On Bail