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14 Arrested In Monmouth County Kiddie Porn Sweep

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

13 Monmouth County men and one male juvenile were arrested recently in a County-wide investigation into online child pornography, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

“Operation Trading Post” was conducted by the Prosecutor’s Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force between June of 2018 and October 2018. The operation was designed to reduce online threats to Monmouth County children and to decrease the market for child sexual exploitation by focusing on those individuals seeking out and trafficking in child pornographic materials, according to Gramiccioni’s announcement.

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Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 14 Arrested In Monmouth County Kiddie Porn Sweep

Accused Long Branch Shooter Was Arrested Last Week

Marc Zayas

Marc Zayas, the 18 year old man accused of shooting an 18 years old Neptune City man in Long Branch on November 15, was arrested on Monday November 19 following an intense manhunt, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced this morning.

Gramiccioni’s announcement did not say where the arrest occurred.  Spokesman Chris Swendeman said Zayas was arrested in New Jersey.

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Posted: November 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Accused Long Branch Shooter Was Arrested Last Week

Former Prosecutor is defending accused arsonist

Paul Caneiro

Former Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Robert Honecker told CNN that he is defending Paul Caneiro, the Ocean Township man accused of setting his home on fire on Tuesday morning while his wife and two adult daughters were in the house.

Honecker said that his client is innocent of the Aggravated Arson charges filed against him and any other charges yet to be filed.

“My client maintains his innocence on this charge and any other potential charges,” Caneiro’s attorney Robert Honecker told CNN. “His family fully support his defense of this charge. No evidence has been produced that suggests a reason why he would engage in such conduct. He fully expects to be vindicated when this case finally resolves.”

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Posted: November 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Long Branch Shooter Still At Large

Marc Zayas

Monmouth County law enforcement authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating Marc Zayas, 18 of Long Branch.  Zayas is accused of shooting a 18-year old Neptune City man last Thursday afternoon, November 15, in the vicinity of in the vicinity of 63 Morris Avenue in Long Branch.

Zayas is at large as of 7:30 Sunday evening, according to Chris Swendeman, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Posted: November 18th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Shooter Still At Large

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: , , , , , | Comments Off on Owner of Howell T-Shirt Store Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Child

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 »