Monmouth Prosecutor: Shooter in custody

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced via twitter that a suspect in the shooting incident last night on Route 33 in Freehold Township is in custody and that there is no further danger to the public.

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Posted: May 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Prosecutor’s Office Clarifies Curley Corruption Allegations

Freeholder John P. Curley

Updated with Panter’s response…

Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement to MMM regarding our stories today about former Assemblyman Michael Panter’s allegations against Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Prosecutor refers corruption allegations against John Curley to NJ Attorney General

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has referred the corruption allegations against Freeholder John P. Curley made by former Assemblyman Michael Panter, in his capacity as in house counsel for Realty Data Systems, LLC, to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office.

Due to the allegations against a sitting Freeholder, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forwarded Mr. Panter’s letter of March 27 to the Attorney General’s Office for review and to take whatever actions they deem appropriate, Webster wrote to MMM.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Curley Accused of Official Misconduct, Corruption

By Art Gallagher

Freeholder John P. Curley

The FBI and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office have conducted at least five interviews into the conduct of Freeholder John P. Curley and former Monmouth County Counsel Timothy B. Middleton, Esq., according to former Assemblyman Michael Panter, in his capacity as in-house legal counsel of Realty Data Systems, LLC (RDS), a company that performs property inspections for many municipalities participating in the New Jersey Assessment Demonstration Program (ADP).

Panter disclosed the law enforcement investigation into Curley and Middleton in a detailed nine page letter to Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald, and County Administrator Teri O’Connell, with copies to the Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI, wherein the former legislator alleges that Middleton was the author of the anonymous letter which alleged corruption in the ADP, that Curley referred, with great fanfare and press coverage, to the Prosecutor in September of 2015, during the height of his last reelection campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments »

Authorities investigating the death of Tinton Falls man found in Howell Home Depot parking lot

William H Spaulding , Jr. photo via facebook

William H. Spaulding, Jr, 61, of Tinton Falls was found dead in the parking lot of the Home Depot store at Route 9 and West Farm Road in Howell on Friday afternoon.

The Howell Police Department said on facebook that Spaulding’s death in suspicious. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said an autopsy is expected to be performed on Saturday.

Howell Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 1:31 p.m on Friday reporting a man lying on the ground at the Home Depot location. Spaulding was pronounced dead at the scene.

A  married father and grandfather, Spaulding was a Tinton Falls homeowner since 1997, He was a sales manager at Sears, according to his LinkedIn profile.  There is a massage therapy business registered at his home and a he had massage therapist license that expired in 2012, according to public records. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 31st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Authorities investigating the death of Tinton Falls man found in Howell Home Depot parking lot

Judge Thompson is admitted to PTI

Richard B. Thompson (News12 photo)

Former Municipal Court Judge Richard B. Thompson was admitted to the pre-trial intervention programs by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office–meaning he will not serve any prison time and the charges he pleaded guilty to will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for one year, according to a report at app.com. 

Thompson will be eligible to have his criminal record expunged six months after successfully completing the program.

Thompson, 62, of Middletown, pleaded guilty last month to one count of fourth degree Falsifying Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Accused killer of Asbury Park 10 year old is on his way back to New Jersey

Karon Council, photo via Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Karon Council, 18 of Neptune Township, the accused killer of 10 year old Yovanni Banos-Merino, is in the custody of the U.S. Marshall’s Service and is being transported back to New Jersey from, Charles Webster, spokesperson of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed.

Council waved his extradition rights in Broward County Florida Court yesterday.  Last night he was still listed as an inmate of the Broward County Jail. This morning he was no longer listed as an inmate in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Accused killer of Asbury Park 10 year old is on his way back to New Jersey

Neptune double homicide victims identified

Frantz Paraison  37, of Neptune Township and Shaezeel Collins, 37, of Toms River were shot dead on the 500 block of Sayre Street on Friday afternoon. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office identified the victim in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Neptune Police responded to a 911 call for two gunshots victims.  Upon Officers arrival, they found Paraison and Collins inside a gray 2004 Acura MDX .   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 30th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Neptune double homicide victims identified

Long Branch man sentenced to 50 years in prison for near-fatal shooting

FREEHOLD — A Long Branch man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for attempting to kill a rival when he shot him 15 times in Red Bank three years ago. Sentenced to an extended term because of his criminal history, Anthony Sims, 28, will have to serve more than 42 years in prison before… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch man sentenced to 50 years in prison for near-fatal shooting

Hazlet Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Nursing Home Patient

Todd Fulton, 43, a certified nursing assistant from Hazlet, has been charged with sexually assaulting a female patient who was in his care at the then Monmouth County owned Geraldine Thompson Care Center in Wall Township in 2015, according to an announcement by Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

A Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Fulton on Friday for first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, one count of second degree Sexual Assault and one count of second degree Official Misconduct.  The defendant has been incarcerated without bail at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute in Freehold since February 16, 2017.

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Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Nursing Home Patient