ASBURY PARK — One man was killed and another is in extremely critical condition in an attempted murder-suicide that occurred Thursday afternoon in broad daylight on a public street in Asbury Park, authorities said. A 30-year-old city man was shot in the head by a 20-year-old man who later turned the gun on himself and pulled… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Shooting, Marc C. LeMieux, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Man shot in head flags down cop for help, shooter kills himself, officials say
Fourteen members of a major Jersey shore drug trafficking organization (DTO) were arrested this morning by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The DTO is alleged to be a large-scale supplier of heroin and cocaine in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman joined representatives of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the DEA in announcing the arrests at the Prosecutor’s satellite office in Asbury Park.
A total of 22 defendants were charged in two complaints. 7 remain at large and one has been in custody since September on other charges.
Herve Cadet, a/k/a “Gotti,” a/k/a “Bro,” 29, of Neptune and Sayreville, New Jersey; and Eric Smith, a/k/a “EV,” a/k/a “E,” 42, of Manchester, New Jersey are the alleged leaders of the DTO. Smith is the defendant who has been incarcerated since September.
“The criminal complaints describe drug trafficking operations that have been responsible for sizable quantities of illegal narcotics on the streets of Asbury Park, Neptune Township, and the surrounding towns,” U.S. Attorney Fishman said. “We hope and expect that today’s arrests will make a real difference to the drug trafficking trade in these counties. This is not the last that you will hear from us in this fight.”
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Phone scammers are targeting local residents with aggressive phone calls claiming that they are from the IRS and threatening jail if the residents don’t pay immediately, according to a statement by the the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The callers take various approaches to extort money by either demanding that funds be paid immediately or in some cases saying that there is a refund due. Whichever tactic the caller uses, the objective is to trick unsuspecting resident to give over private information.admin | Filed under: Crime, IRS, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Christopher J. Gramiccioni, Crime, Fraud, IRS, Jonathan D Larsen, Marc C. LeMieux, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, news, Phone scam | Comments Off on Beware of scammers claiming to be from the IRS
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the three people who died yesterday afternoon in the three vehicle crash on Kozloski Road in Freehold Township. A fourth victim who has not been identified remains in extremely critical condition at a local hospital.
Nicholas J. Dever, 19, of Freehold Borough, was at the wheel of a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta travelling south on Kozloski Road when he lost control of the vehicle before crossing over the centerline of the roadway and into the oncoming northbound travel lanes.
The Volkswagen collided offset head-on with the 2006 Honda Pilot driven by Thomas J. Koller, 50, of Freehold Township, who was traveling in the northbound lanes. As a result of the impact, both vehicles rotated counterclockwise and the Honda lifted and became partially airborne before it collided with the 1994 Toyota Camry driven by a 25-year-old Freehold Borough man. He remains in extremely critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township.
The passenger in the Volkswagen is identified as Noelle DeLuccio, 20, of Howell. She was pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Middlesex County Medical Examiner Dr. Diane Karluk.admin | Filed under: Freehold, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Freehold Fatal Crash, Freehold Fatalities, Kozloski Road, Marc C. LeMieux, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Nicholaas J Dever, Noelle DeLuuccio, Thomas J Koller | 1 Comment »