Category Archives: Crime

Prosecutor: Area Man Convicted of Murder in 2017 Shooting

A Long Branch man was convicted Friday for the shooting death of another city man last year, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Unidentified Victim of Tuesday Accident Dies

UPDATE: The Identity of the victim in the Brielle fatal accident early Tuesday morning has been identified as Alejandro Garciamerino, 26, of Point Pleasant Beach.

An unidentified male died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle on Tuesday morning in Brielle, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Thursday.

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Prosecutor: 20-Year-Old Charged with Teen’s Saturday Murder

A 20-year-old Long Branch man is facing murder charges in connection with a fatal stabbing incident in the city on Saturday evening, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Charged with Dealing Deadly Drugs

A Neptune man has been charged with selling a lethal combination of drugs that led to the May overdose death of a Long Branch woman, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Charged with Murder in Restaurant Shooting

A Long Branch man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon in the city, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor: Man Charged with Attempted Dog Drowning Jailed Until Trial

Aaron D. Davis, who was arrested last week for attempting to drown a caged dog in Highlands, was ordered to remain in jail pending trial by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested on Sexual Assault, Luring & Child Endangerment Charges

A Monmouth County man has been arrested and charged with attempted sexual assault, luring and endangering the welfare of a child and could face up to 15 years on prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

William McMahon, 64, of Keansburg, is charged with one count each of second-degree attempted sexual assault, second-degree luring or enticing child, third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child.

McMahon was arrested as a result of an undercover investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that commenced in late July.

The case background … 

An undercover detective, posing as a 14-year old boy, responded to an-online posting by McMahon seeking to have a “sleep over” with the child. During the course of further on-line discussions, McMahon made clear his interest in having sex with the juvenile.

On Aug. 3, McMahon traveled from his home in Keansburg to an indoor entertainment center in Freehold Township, where he believed he would meet the 14-year-old boy to further his plan to sexually assault the minor.

McMahon was found outside the venue and subsequently arrested by officers from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and U.S. Bureau of Homeland Security.

If convicted of second-degree attempted sexual assault and luring charges, McMahon faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in New Jersey state prison, Megan’s Law, and parole supervision for life. If convicted of the third-degree endangering charge, McMahon will face a maximum sentence of five years in state prison.

McMahon remains incarcerated in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold since his arrest. He is scheduled to have a detention hearing on Aug. 9 in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James J. McGann at 9 a.m.

Prosecutor: Authorities ID Man Who Left Dog Caged in Rising Tide; Warrant Issued

From the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office … 

A warrant has been issued for Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch in connection with the case of “River,” the dog who was left in a cage in Highlands.

Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Aaron Davis or that may have witnessed anything, please notify the Monmouth County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hot Line 877-898-7297 or alternatively, the Highlands Police Department at 732-872-1158.

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UPDATE: An Endangered Dog & a Good Samaritan

The following is an update from the Monmouth County Prosecutor on the case of the dog that was dumped along the Shrewsbury River in a cage as the tide rose …

Prosecutor Gramiccioni, along with Monmouth County SPCA Chief Ross Licitra and good Samaritan Jen Vaz, provide an update on River, the dog who was found in Highlands yesterday. River was given that name by Jennifer, who rescued him.

River is doing well and we are still asking for the public’s assistance as to who River’s owner may be.

You can reach out to the MCPO Animal Cruelty Hotline at 877-898-7297.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Arrested, Charged with Child Porn Distribution, Possession

An Atlantic Highlands man was arrested Thursday on child pornography and related charges after an investigation revealed that he allegedly possessed and distributed images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation/abuse of a child, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Monmouth County Man Gets 18 Years for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery

An Monmouth County man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of armed robbery and kidnapping in connection with November 2016 Neptune Township and Asbury Park crimes, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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