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Owner of Howell T-Shirt Store Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Child

Brian Young at a recent charity event. social media photo

Brian Young, 52 of Freehold, was arrested on Friday and charged with second degree Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Young, the owner of the Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More franchise on Route 9 in Howell, is accused of inappropriately touching a minor who was in the store on Wednesday, November 7.

Chris Swendeman, spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office, declined to reveal the age or gender of the minor making the accusation.

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Posted: November 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Neptune Township Woman Killed By Car On Route 35

Sonia Naranjo, 59, of Neptune Township, died as the result of injuries sustained when she was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Cruse driven by Patrick Howe, 29, of Bradley Beach, early Sunday morning in on Route 35 just north of Brockton Avenue in Neptune Township.

Naranjo was walking in the area at 12:02 a.m. when she was struck by the vehicle driven by Howe in the southbound lane, according to a statement from Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.  She was pronounced dead at 12:24 a.m.

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Posted: October 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Neptune Township Woman Killed By Car On Route 35

Long Branch Man, 20, Charged In Stabbing Death Of 16 Year Old Girl

Bryan Cordero-Castro, of 4th Avenue in Long Branch, was charged with first degree Murder, third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and third degree Attempted Escape last night for the stabbing death of a 16 year old Long Branch girl, according to an announcement by  Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Long Branch police responded to an 10:42 p.m. call reporting the stabbing at 284 Van Pelt Place, Long Branch. The juvenile victim was taken to Monmouth Medical Center where she died at 11:25 p.m.

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Posted: September 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Oakhurst Man Gunned Down In Long Branch Restaurant By Illegal Alien

Marco Antonio Rosa Moreira, 45 of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township, was gunned down in a Long Branch restaurant on Tuesday while dining with the ex-girl friend of his accussed killer and her family, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Miguel Leal Câmara, a 40 year old illegal immigrant, was charged with Moreira’s murder.  Christopher Swendeman, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office, confirmed  Câmara illegal status which was first reported by MMM earlier this afternoon.  Swendeman did not immediatley know the immigration status of the victim.

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Posted: August 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 11 Comments »

Keansburg Man Charged in Keyport Murder

John Curtin, 19, of Woodland Avenue in Keansburg, was arrested last night and charged with the murder of Evan Smutz , 20, of Center Street in Keyport, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

Keyport police responded to a 911 call reporting the shooting at 12:48 p.m. at 2 Center Street. Police arrived to find Smutz with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at 1:21 p.m.

“It was hard work and determination by detectives in our Office and at the Keyport Police Department who quickly solved this murder and brought Mr. Curtin to justice for this crime,” Gramiccioni said. “This is a great credit to all of law enforcement and the community.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Keansburg Man Charged in Keyport Murder

Monmouth County Launches Mobile Addiction Recovery Service

Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronado, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni celebrate the launch of HOPE One

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni unveiled HOPE One on Monday evening during the National Night Out gathering in Asbury Park.

The mobile unit staffed with a sheriff’s officer, a certified peer recovery specialist and a licensed clinician that will travel to targeted communities in the county connecting individuals with substance use disorder and family members, to immediate services, treatment facilities and Naloxone training is the latest innovation in the County’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid addiction epidemic.

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Posted: August 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Aaron Davis, Man Who Attempted To Drown Dog In Highlands, Surrenders To Authorities

Aaron D. Davis

Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch, the man charged with the leaving a dog, now named River, to drown in a cage on the banks of the Shrewsbury River in Highlands, surrendered to law enforcement authorities this morning, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Davis was charged last Friday with third degree Animal Cruelty – Attempting to Cause Death or Serious Bodily Injury to an Animal and disorderly persons offenses of Abandonment of a Domestic Animal, Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Failure to Provide Proper Shelter.

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Posted: August 7th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Keansburg Man Charged With Attempted Luring Of A 14 Year Old Boy

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

William McMahon, 64 of Keansburg, was arrested by investigators of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department Homeland Security on Friday, August 3 and charged with one count each of second degree Attempted Sexual Assault, second degree Luring or Enticing Child, third degree Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

McMahon’s  arrest was the result of an undercover investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that commenced in late July. An undercover detective, posing as a 14-year old boy, responded to an-online posting by McMahon seeking to have a “sleep over” with the child.  During the course of further on-line discussions, McMahon made clear his interest in having sex with the juvenile.

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Posted: August 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Keansburg Man Charged With Attempted Luring Of A 14 Year Old Boy

Congressman Chris Smith “more determined now than ever” in face of death threat

Congressman Chris Smith told MMM that he is more determined than ever to serve the people of New Jersey’s 4th congressional district, following an online death threat he received last weekend.  The congressman said the threat is not the first and will not be the last. “We can’t let that kind of tactic win,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Video: Monmouth County launched drug treatment program for inmates

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Posted: July 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Video: Monmouth County launched drug treatment program for inmates