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A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

assetContent (26)FREEHOLD — A year after a Neptune Township police sergeant chased down his ex-wife and opened fire on her in broad daylight on an Asbury Park street, authorities have yet to release a report on how cops responded to the deadly shooting and the history of the couple’s tumultuous relationship. In announcing that the findings into… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A year after Neptune cop killed his ex-wife, questions remain on police response

Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

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FREEHOLD — A former Ocean Grove art gallery owner had admitted to having images of child pornography on his computer, authorities said on Tuesday. Peter Tumblety, 58, of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, pleaded guilty to on Monday to one count of endangering the welfare of a child by possessiong child pornography, said acting Monmouth… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Former Ocean Grove art gallery owner admits having child pornography

Cops nab ‘career burglar’ who stole $1M from affluent homes in Monmouth County

assetContentHOLMDEL — A Neptune man, who has a lengthy record with law enforcement, was charged Thursday in connection with a string of residential burglaries that netted $1 million in stolen items. Thomas “Tommy” Earls of Neptune Township was charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, shoplifting and unlawful taking means of conveyance after a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Cops nab ‘career burglar’ who stole $1M from affluent homes in Monmouth County

Woman critical after being shot during large fight at party, authorities say

assetContentNEPTUNE TOWNSHIP — A Neptune Township woman was shot during a large fight that broke out at a party in town Friday night, authorities said. The woman, who was not identified, was in critical condition after being rushed to the hospital following the fight at the party at the VFW hall on Route 33, said Charlie… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Monmouth County News, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Woman critical after being shot during large fight at party, authorities say

Seidle Indicted, Faces Life In Prison

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Philip Seidle

The Neptune Township police officer who shot and killed his wife in Asbury Park last June was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury this morning, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Philip Seidle, 51, a 22 year veteran of the Neptune Police Department, was charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Asbury Park police responded to a report of an unrelated motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Ridge and Sewall Avenues in the city at approximately 11:26 a.m. on June 16, 2015. During that service call, the black 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Tamara Seidle, turned the corner onto Sewall Avenue before crashing into a parked 2002 Ford Focus. The Jetta was being followed closely by the 2005 Honda Pilot driven by Philip Seidle, who exited the vehicle, pulled out a handgun and approached the driver’s side of the Jetta. Philip Seidle fired multiple shots into the vehicle, striking Tamara Seidle.  Philip Seidle then turned the weapon on himself, pointing the weapon at his head, before moving to the front of the Jetta and firing several more shots into the windshield of the vehicle.

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Posted: November 17th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Seidle Indicted, Faces Life In Prison

$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Neptune

money-500x250A second place $1 million Mega Millions ticket for the Friday September 25th drawing was sold at the Wawa at 1344 Corlies Ave in Neptune Township, according to a statement by the NJ Lottery.

The winning ticket match the five white balls with the numbers  03, 08, 38, 51 and 64.  It did not match the Gold Mega Ball, 4, nor did the player choose the multiplier which, if he or she had, would have boosted the prize to $5 million.

Posted: September 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune Township | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Neptune

Neptune Man In Critical Condition After Home Invasion Shooting

300 Monmouth Ave, Neptune

300 Monmouth Ave, Neptune

A Neptune Township man is in critical condition this afternoon after being shot during an invasion of his Monmouth Ave home after 3 am this morning, according to a statement by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Neptune police responded to a 911 call at 3:35 a.m., reporting a home invasion with shots fired at 300 Monmouth Avenue, in the township. Police arrived and quickly confirmed the single family residence had been forcibly entered and that shots had been fired within the residence. Inside the residence police located a male victim who had been shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

A joint investigation was launched by the Neptune Township Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. No arrests have been made, and the incident remains under investigation.

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Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Neptune Man In Critical Condition After Home Invasion Shooting

North Carolina Man Charged In Asbury Park Shooting

assetContentElijah “Streets” Graham, 27, of Fairview, North Carolina was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder this morning for a shooting that occurred in Asbury Park last night, according to a statement from Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Asbury Park police responded to a 911 call at 10:01 p.m. Monday night on the report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Summerfield Avenue. After police arrived on the scene, the victim, a 24-year-old Neptune Township man, was located at 1311 Washington Avenue with a single gunshot wound to his back.  He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township, where he was treated and released.

Investigators from Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Asbury Park Police Department determined the victim was shot inside a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu parked along Summerfield Avenue.

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Posted: August 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on North Carolina Man Charged In Asbury Park Shooting

The Arnone Report: Progress on Shark River Dredging and Two River Bike Path

By Monmouth County Freeholder Tom Arnone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Freeholder Tom Arone

Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is out there enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. An annual tradition here in Monmouth County is the County Fair. The 41st Monmouth County Fair was a huge success with thousands of residents attending over the five days it was held at the East Freehold Fairgrounds on Kozloski Road.

Monmouth County is the gateway to the Jersey Shore, and you will find more than 50 miles of beaches, revolutionary history sites, nationally recognized parks and golf courses, outdoor dining experiences for all tastes and plenty of places to spend the night.  The Monmouth Park System offers over 30 park areas to explore, please go out and enjoy all our beautiful county has to offer.

While we are on the topic of outdoor activities you can enjoy throughout our County, I would like to take a moment to address several concerns within different regions, including the Shark River dredging and the two-river area bike path.

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Posted: July 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Neptune, Neptune Township, Shark River, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Arnone Report: Progress on Shark River Dredging and Two River Bike Path

Gramiccioni: Prosecutor’s Office Will Conduct Internal Affairs Investigation Of Seidle Shooting

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni issued the following statement this afternoon regarding the investigation into the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments’ response to the murder of Tamara Wilson-Seidle last week:

“Yesterday morning, I informed the police chiefs of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township Police Departments that our Office will conduct the Internal Affairs review and evaluation of the performance of the responding officers to last week’s tragic shooting by off-duty Neptune Township Police Officer Philip Seidle.

“This review will be conducted by our Professional Responsibility Bureau to ensure a thorough review and evaluation is performed that will stand up to the scrutiny from the community.

“It is imperative that we look at this incident with a critical eye towards doing all that we can to understand what transpired and learning how, moving forward, we can improve from that evaluative process.

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Posted: June 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Neptune | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »