Sheriff Golden: Safety is top priority during the storm

With a significant winter storm expected to hit Monmouth County on Wednesday, March 7, Sheriff Shaun Golden and his team are warning County residents to be prepared, stay informed and to follow the direction of public safety officials.

“We will be doing our jobs and ask that residents continue to monitor the weather and follow the direction of public safety officials,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose office runs OEM. “It’s expected to be a major storm, particularly Wednesday afternoon through the evening. If we all heed the warnings, pay close attention and are prepared to act accordingly, it will help lessen the impact of the storm.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden: Safety is top priority during the storm

Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Undersheriff Robert Dawson were in Washington yesterday to accept the the Outstanding 9-1-1 Call Center/Program Award from the NG9-1-1 Institute and the Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus.   The ceremony took place at the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center Receives National Recogintion

Murphy claims bi-partisan support for property tax/charity scheme. Republicans disagree, call for NJ reforms

Marlboro, NJ-With Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty looking like Chris Christie standing behind Donald Trump on Super Tuesday — and four other Democrat mayors standing behind him, Governor Phil Murphy today declared he had bi-partisan support for his plan to have the state’s municipalities set up charities to accept donations in lieu of property taxes.  Murphy said that the recent income tax reform passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump is a tax increase on New Jersey’s middle class.   The scheme he is proposing would, if allowed by the IRS, reverse the impact of the tax reform law’s $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

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Posted: February 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

65 of New Jersey’s 100 Safest Towns Have Republican Mayors

Logo courtesy of alarm.org

The National Council for Home Safety and Security released its annual list of New Jersey’s 100 Safest Cities this morning. MMM’s research into the list determined that 65 or the 100 towns have Republican mayors.  32 of the towns have Democrat mayors and 3 have Independent mayors.

NCHSS is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the country that advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement.  They rated New Jersey town’s with populations greater than 10,000 for violent crimes per 1000 residents and property crimes per 1000 residents. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics and the organizations internal data and research were used to determine the rankings.

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Posted: February 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

Sheriff’s Officers Bust Two Drug Dealers, Seize 1200 Bags Of Heroin, 22 Grams of Coke And Cash

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Patrol At Seastreak’s Highlands Terminal. file photo

Two Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, with the assistance of the drug sniffing K-9 team, arrested two Monmouth County men during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway at exit 109 on Wednesday.  1200 bags of heroin, 22 grams of cocaine, $4500 in cash, and a 2014 Dodge pickup truck were seized during the arrest, according to an announcement, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.

Sheriff’s Officers Glenn Sonnaband and Jason Simeone arrested Daniel Torres, 47 of Long Branch, and Alexander Mazza, 46 of Eatontown, who were charged with two counts of possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances  and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS.  The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Red Bank Office participated in the arrests and investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Stuart Veeder, GED teacher, Loren Basselini, Director of Education, Monmouth Ocean Educational Services, inmates from MCCI & Lt. Richard Vilacoba.

Four inmates at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution got their high school diplomas today through an online program administered by the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, according to a press release from Sheriff Shaun Golden.

“I am gratified by the commitment made by today’s graduates to use their time at MCCI in a constructive manner that will benefit them for the rest of their lives,” said Sheriff Golden. “The wrong choices that brought the graduates to MCCI have provided these individuals the opportunity to make right choices about furthering their education and changing their lives.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Inmates Get Their High School Diplomas

Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

Posted: January 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Sheriff Golden: Stay off the roads

Watch: Don’t Drink And Drive Home From Your Holiday Party—Today Show Reprise

With the holiday party season upon us, it’s a good time to dust off this Today Show video shot four years ago at Raven and The Peach in Fair Haven.

If you’re reading this, there is really no excuse for drinking and driving. Open your Uber or Lyft app.  AngelLift will get you AND your car home.

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Posted: December 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Watch: Don’t Drink And Drive Home From Your Holiday Party—Today Show Reprise

Monmouth County Leaders Condemn Local Hate Speech

The Republican leaders of Monmouth County Government issued the following statement regarding the anti-Semitic and racist flyers posted in Asbury Park last weekend, as reported by The Asbury Park Press:

“It has come to our attention that racist, anti-Semitic, and hateful flyers were recently posted in the City of Asbury Park. Racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, discrimination, or any type of hate have no place in Monmouth County, New Jersey.  Such conduct and speech is not consistent with our culture. We are a diverse county with people of all races and religions living together in harmony. These flyers do not reflect the reality of our communities.

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Posted: August 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Sheriff’s Detectives Make Bomb Threat Arrest

Christopher M. Young’s facebook photos

Christopher M. Young of Freehold Borough was arrested by detectives of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office yesterday and charged with making a false public alarm of a critical infrastructure. Young texted a bomb threat to the agency’s 9-1-1 Telecommunications Center in Freehold on December 8, 2016 from a pre-paid cell phone.

A former employee of the 9-1-1 center who was fired in October of 2016 during his probationary employment, Young’s text claimed there was a bomb in the center.

“These types of threats are taken very seriously and will not be tolerated to ensure the safety of the people who live and work in Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “I commend our detectives from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office for fully responding to this false public alarm and actively working to find out who was responsible for this disruptive and potentially dangerous threat.”

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Posted: February 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »