N.J. police officer attacked, beaten unconscious

assetcontentLONG BRANCH – Authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for attacking and beating Long Branch police officer unconscious early Tuesday. A uniformed Long Branch Police Officer was assaulted around 2 a.m. and left unconscious in the area of Westwood and Bath avenues, according to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on N.J. police officer attacked, beaten unconscious

Law Enforcement Seeking Public’s Help In Long Branch Murders Investigation

Veronica Roach

Veronica Roach

Joan Colbert

Joan Colbert

Monmouth County Prosecutors and the Long Branch Police Department are seeking the general public’s assistance in the investigation into the murders of a Long Branch woman and her foster daughter.

Long Branch Police responded to a 911 call reporting a suspicious circumstance on Friday August 1 at 5:22 PM.  Officers found the bodies of Joan Colbert, 62 and Veronica Roach, 10 in a first floor apartment of 61 Lippincott Avenue.

Dr. Diane Karlik of the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled both deaths homicides.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information that may be important to solving this crime to call Detective Richard Chapman, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-577-8700, or Detective Ross Zotti, of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Long Branch, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

18 Year Old Long Branch Man Charged With Murder

Dante Strong, top right. photo from Strong's facebook page

Dante Strong, top right. photo from Strong’s facebook page

Dante Strong, 18, of Long Branch was charged with the murder of Adrian Anderson, 23, also of Long Branch,  yesterday according to a statement released by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Officers from the Long Branch Police Department were in the area of Central Avenue and Liberty Street in Long Branch around 2:29 a.m. on September 21, 2013, when they heard gunshots.  Officers responding to the sounds of gunfire and were flagged down by several people at 135 Liberty Street, where they found the victim on the front porch, unconscious and bleeding from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, where he was pronounced dead at 5:22 a.m., despite the efforts made to save his life by medical personnel.

A joint investigation was launched by the Long Branch Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.  During the course of the investigation, Strong was linked to an armed robbery the morning prior to the shooting, near the intersection of Central Avenue and Ellis Avenue in Long Branch, less than one block from where the victim was killed.

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Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »