Category Archives: Crime

Prosecutor: Area Couple Indicted in February Murder

An area couple has been indicted on several charges and could face life in prison in connection with the February murder of Trupal Patel whose body was discovered on the side of the road in Shark River Park, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.

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Prosecutor: Life Sentence Without Parole Sought in Sarah Stern Murder Case

Because of “aggravating factors” associated with the not guilty plea entered at a Monday morning arraignment by 19-year-old defendant Liam McAtasney in the Sarah Stern murder case, the state will now pursue a life sentence for the teen without parole, a released statement from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.

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Prosecutor: One Guilty Plea in Sarah Stern Murder

As part of a plea agreement, one of two area teen suspects implicated in the Sarah Stern murder agreed to testify against the co-defendant in exchange for a guilty plea to seven charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a released statement.

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Prosecutor: Barricaded Area Man Arrested on Warrant for Assault, Weapons Charges

A 38 year-old Tinton Falls man who had an outstanding warrant on the charges of third-degree aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he barricaded himself in a home and hid in the attic, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Two Indicted in 2015 Eatontown Murder

A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment charging two men with a July 2015 Eatontown murder, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Area Man Faces Child Porn Charges

An area man is facing up to 15 years in prison on charges in connection with computer child pornography download and distribution, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Operation Justice Served Links 45 Area People to Drug Ring

A five-month undercover investigation involving the collaborative efforts of federal, state, county and local authorities dubbed Operation Justice Served has resulted in a Monmouth County grand jury returning on Thursday a 100-count indictment linking 45 area people to a Freehold-based drug distribution ring involving heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Suspended Cop, Sister Plead Guilty to Health Insurance Fraud

A suspended police officer and his sister pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges in connection with a health insurance fraud scheme, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Tuesday.

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Prosecutor: Man Wounded in Drive-By Shooting; Shooter at Large

A Saturday night Monmouth County shooting, involving two men being shot at with one struck, is currently under investigation by county and local detectives, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced in a released statement. Authorities are asking for help from the public in finding the shooter or shooters.

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Prosecutor: Two Teens Charged in Connection with Sarah Stern Murder

A press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office …

Two Neptune City teens have been charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Sarah Stern, who has been missing since early December, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

The arrests end a nearly two-month-long search for the missing teen, last seen alive on Dec. 2.

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