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 »

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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 »

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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

Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

NEPTUNE CITY — The man accused of strangling Sarah Stern went with her to the bank where she retrieved a safety deposit box filled with at least $7,000 before the pair returned to her Neptune City home where Liam McAtasney allegedly robbed her, new documents obtained by NJ Advance Media reveal. McAtasney, 19, of Neptune City,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: February 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Friend stole $7K from Sarah Stern after strangling her, new documents reveal

Sheriff’s Officers Equipped with Body Worn Cameras

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The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers deployed in the criminal fugitive warrants section of the Law Enforcement Division were equipped with body worn cameras, effective today, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced.  The Sheriff’s Office joins 17 other law enforcement agencies throughout Monmouth County that are equipped with the cameras purchased through a grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Department of Law and Public Safety and administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

“These body worn cameras will build upon the public trust that sheriff’s officers and our partners in law enforcement have in communities, and, enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “In addition to the BWC’s being able to hold all accountable at a scene, they can also help capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.”

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Posted: January 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Law Enforcement to open conversation with community

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, will open a dialogue with clergy, community leaders, youth groups, high school students Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m., at the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

The “Community & Law Enforcement Conversation Seminar” is sponsored by the participating law enforcement agencies as well as by the Social Justice Ministry of Pilgrim Baptist Church and Citizens for A Diverse & Open Society.

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Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Law Enforcement to open conversation with community

Keansburg Drug Distribution Ring Busted

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Four Keansburg residents were arrested in the borough on Wednesday, December 14 and charged with various narcotic possession and distribution offenses.

The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation by the Keansburg Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Task Force, according to an announcement by the Keansburg PD.

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Posted: December 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Keansburg, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Crime Stoppers Offers $5K Reward In Sarah Stern Disappearance

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Monmouth County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5 thousand reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of any suspect(s) involved in the disappearance of Sarah Stern, 19, of Neptune City.

Stern left her home on Friday evening December 1.  Hours later her unoccupied vehicle was found on the Route 35 bridge in Belmar.  Her whereabouts is unknown.

“The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is working collaboratively with the Belmar Police Department, and New Jersey State Police Missing Person Unit to investigate this case. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is also providing advise and assistance.  All information is being investigated and we appreciate the efforts of Monmouth County Crime Stoppers to help resolve this case,” Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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Posted: December 6th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Crime Stoppers Offers $5K Reward In Sarah Stern Disappearance

Bank Robbery in Manalapan

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The Sun National Bank Branch on Route 9 between Taylors Mill Rd and Symmes Drive was robbed at about 12:45 this afternoon, according to a statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

An unshaven white male, described as approximately 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 185 lbs., wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black knit hat and sunglasses entered the bank, said he had a bomb and demanded money from a teller.

The suspect left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: September 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Manalapan, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Bank Robbery in Manalapan

Body on Ocean Grove beach identified as missing man, authorities say

assetcontent-4OCEAN GROVE — The body of man found in the dunes of the beach in Ocean Grove on Wednesday morning has been identified as a township resident missing since last month. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday identified the man as Richard Morton, 61, of Ocean Grove. Morton, who worked for The Clothing Center in… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 15th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Body on Ocean Grove beach identified as missing man, authorities say