Category Archives: Regional Interest

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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Prosecutor: Major Cocaine Bust; Alleged Area Dealer Nabbed

An investigation started earlier this year culminated last week in the arrest of an alleged area cocaine dealer, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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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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