Category Archives: Regional Interest

Prosecutor: Man Indicted on Attempted Murder, Bias Intimidation Charges in Photojournalist’s Attack

A Sayreville man has been indicted on attempted murder, bias intimidation and related charges in connection with the May beating of longtime area photojournalist Jerry Wolkowitz, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Authorities Seek Assistance in Identifying Pedestrian in Fatal Accident

Officials are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male victim involved in a motor vehicle collision on Route 9 in Marlboro Wednesday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

Marlboro Police responded at 10:15 p.m. on July 11 to a report of a pedestrian struck on Route 9 in the vicinity of signalized U-turn north of Covered Bridge Road.

A 2001 Dodge Intrepid, traveling southbound in the right lane, struck an unidentified male who was travelling on foot in the area of the signalized turn. The victim struck the driver’s side of the vehicle, causing him to be projected up over the vehicle, striking the hood and windshield before coming to a final stop in the right lane of Route 9 on the southbound side, just south of the intersection.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:44 p.m.

Alisa Berkman, 56, of Manalapan, the operator of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid, was not injured.

Police are continuing with efforts to identify the pedestrian.

Anyone with information about the collision or the identity of the victim is urged to contact Detective Kristian DeVito of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443 or Marlboro Police Corporal David Ruditsky 732-536-0100 Ext. 1090.

The joint investigation is being conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marlboro Police Department.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Prosecutor: Former Teacher Gets 3 Years for Distribution of Child Sex Abuse Materials

A former Keansburg middle school teacher has been sentenced to a three-year prison term for distributing child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Stand-off Ends in Man Facing Criminal Restraint & Related Charges

A nine-hour stand-off with a barricaded man on Wednesday ended with no harm to anyone involved. The Middletown man, James. P. Guiney is facing criminal restraint and related charges and could face up to seven years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: Stand-Off Ends Peacefully in Middletown

After nine hours of negotiations during a standoff, authorities came to what they said was “a peaceful resolution” with a man whom had barricaded himself in a Middletown apartment since this morning.

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Prosecutor: Major Cocaine & Heroin Distribution Ring Busted

After a five-month investigation, three members of an area cocaine and heroin distribution ring were arrested during the last several days, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said.

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Prosecutor: Juvenile Facing Adult Murder Charges

A Monmouth County teen who was charged with first-degree murder  and related charges in connection with the February shooting death of a 10-year-old will be tried as an adult, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Facing Aggravated Arson, Weapons Charges

A former Holmdel Township man is facing aggravated arson and related weapons charges in connection with the alleged purposeful setting of a pair of fires at a township business and a weapon fired into the same business, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said recently.

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Prosecutor: Authorities Investigate Unattended Deaths

A Facebook post from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office … 

“The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating 2 deceased occupants within a home in Long Branch. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office was notified and responded to assist Long Branch Police with the joint investigation into the deaths.

“Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Long Branch Police Department Chief Jason Roebuck wanted to ensure residents and others in the area that this is an isolated incident and there is no reason to be alarmed and there is no further threat to the public.”

Prosecutor: Man Arrested for Discarding Dead Body

Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the discovery of a dead body in Wall Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth Man Indicted on Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault & Attempted Robbery Charges

A Monmouth County man has been named in a 13-count indictment handed up by a Monmouth County grand jury charging him with the attempted armed robbery and sexual assault of several women, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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