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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 »

Illegal Alien charged in murder of 16 year old Long Branch girl

Bryan Cordero-Castro, the 20 year old Long Branch resident charged in the stabbing death of a 16 year old Long Branch girl, is a native of Guatemala who is in the United States illegally.  MMM has previously reported that Cordero-Castro is a U.S. citizen.

Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor called to correct the inaccurate information on Cordero-Castro’s immigration status and apologized for the error.

Webster said that the immigration status of the 16 year old victim is unknown.

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: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

Shrewsbury Cop Gets Plea Deal

Cullinane is a firefighter in Tinton Falls. Social Media photo

Ryan M. Cullinane, 27, of Tinton Falls and a patrolman with the Shrewsbury Borough Police Department, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to fourth degree Trespass before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr., Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Posted: April 25th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Shrewsbury Cop Gets Plea Deal

Long Branch Parolee Arrested in 2006 Asbury Park Murder

Joey Johnson

Joey Johnson AKA Davell Reevey

Joey Jomaine Johnson, AKA Davell Reevey, 35, of Long Branch was arrested yesterday by investigators of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department with the assistance of the New Jersey Parole Board for the March 26, 2006 murder of 21-year-old Jakeema Kelly of Asbury Park, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Johnson had been on parole since his October 22, 2015 release from state prison.  He served eight years for his 2007 convictions on drug dealing charges.  He now faces a minimum of 30 years to a maximum of life imprisonment, if convicted in the first degree murder of Kelly.

He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $1.2 million cash only bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.  In addition to first degree murder, Johnson is charged with second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons.

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Posted: December 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Parolee Arrested in 2006 Asbury Park Murder

Indictments issued in 2014 Long Branch Double Murder

Veronica Roach

Veronica Roach

Joan Colbert

Joan Colbert

Brian Farmer, 59, the registered sex offender arrested for the double strangulation murders of his cousin Joan Colbert, 62, and her 10 year old foster daughter Veronica Roach in August of 2014, was indicted on six charges by a Monmouth County Grand Jury on November 30th, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The grand jury charged Farmer with first degree Murder for causing the death of Colbert and Roach, one count of first degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The Endangering charges are related to Farmer causing or permitting a child to engage in child pornography, for the manufacture of child pornography and for the possession of child pornography.

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Posted: December 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Long Branch, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Indictments issued in 2014 Long Branch Double Murder

Man charged with vehicular homicide after crash that killed Long Branch woman

assetContentWEST LONG BRANCH – A West Long Branch man has been charged in connection with a Route 36 crash that killed a Long Branch woman Sunday morning, authorities said. Victor Moreno-Lopez, 27, was driving his 2005 Ford F150King Ranch pick-up truck east on the highway near its intersection with Monmouth Road just after 4 a.m. when… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, West Long Branch | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Man charged with vehicular homicide after crash that killed Long Branch woman

Teen gets 15 years for trying to kill Colts Neck woman

assetContent (7)FREEHOLD – A Colts Neck teen will have up to 15 years behind bars to think about the night he repeatedly stabbed and slashed a woman with a 10-inch knife, before carjacking her and then leaving her for dead. Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner sentenced Brennan Doyle, 18, of Colts Neck, to a pair… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Colts Neck, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Teen gets 15 years for trying to kill Colts Neck woman

Asbury Park Man Charged With Kiddie Porn

assetContentJohan J. Murrieta, 20, of the 300 block of 8th Avenue in Asbury Park, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

A series of CyberTips received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating child pornography was being distributed electronically lead to an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which revealed that on three separate days, images of child pornography were distributed using three different email accounts – all the accounts were accessed by an individual using an IP address associated with Murrieta’s home.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Asbury Park Man Charged With Kiddie Porn

86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

Albert DeCresci

Albert DeCresci

 

Albert DeCresci, 86, a resident of the Seabrook retirement community in Tinton Falls and formerly of Rumson, was charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault and Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child after being caught in the act of sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DeCresci was arrested in a Seabrook dining room by the Tinton Falls Police Department on June 5, 2015.  He is in custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution where he is being held on $250,000 bail with no 10% option as set by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C. O’Brien Kilgallen ordered that DeCresci have no contact with the alleged victim in the event that he makes bail.

Investigators are urging any additional victims to come forward by contacting Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045, or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.

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Posted: June 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County Court, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Rumson, Tinton Falls | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on 86 year old man charged with sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy

Hazlet contractor indicted for allegedy bilking Sandy victim out of $120K

assetContent (60)FREEHOLD – A 43-year-old Hazlet home improvement contractor was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Monday for theft after he allegedly took $120,000 from a Hurricane Sandy victim and then failed to begin the work, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said. Edward Capriani, 43, of Line Road in Hazlet, was arrested in December after an… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Hazlet, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet contractor indicted for allegedy bilking Sandy victim out of $120K