“Operation Dead End” Nets 28 In Asbury Park Gang-Affliliated Sweep, 3 Fugitives Still At Large

Asbury Park Police Officer Keith German is one of 31 charged in gang affiliated criminal organization

Acting Monmouth Prosecutor Gramiccioni annouces Operation Dead End arrests in Asbury Park

Acting Monmouth Prosecutor Gramiccioni announces Operation Dead End arrests in Asbury Park. Click photo for larger view.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by representatives of 26 Monmouth County and federal law enforcement agencies this afternoon when he announced charges levied against 31 people, including known members of the Bloods and Crips gangs as well as an Asbury Park Police Officer on charges including racketeering conspiracy, narcotics distribution, illegal possession of firearms, promoting organized street crime, armed robbery, shoplifting and endangering the welfare of of child.

Asbury Park Patrolman Keith German, a 16 year veteran of the department, was arrested and charged official misconduct and unauthorized access of a computer database for his alleged role in the criminal enterprise whereby he shared information with gang members in an effort to help them avoid arrest. Gramiccioni declined to share any evidence of German’s motives for participating in the criminal enterprise or to say if he would face additional charges.

German has been released from custody after posting 10% of his 50,000 bail.  The other arrested defendants are in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending their bail hearings.  Three individuals charged remain at large; Shakri Prince, 20 of Ocean Township, Shamere Reid, 20, of Neptune and Alvin Durham of Roselle.

Two of the 28 people arrested are juveniles and were not identified by Gramiccioni.

The six month investigation, dubbed “Operation Dead End,” began last summer in conjuncion with other efforts focused on stemming violent street crimes and firearms offenses in Asbury Park.  During the investigation, members of the “Crips” and “Bloods” street gangs and their conspirators based their activities out of two dead end streets in Asbury Park–Dewitt Avenue, as well ad a dead end section of Jersey Street in the Washington Village Public Housing Complex.

The following graphic supplied by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office identifies those charged.  Alleged members of the “Bloods” are framed in red. Alleged “Crips” are framed in blue.  The fugitives are framed in black.  German is framed in gold and those not alleged to be affiliated with gangs or law enforcement are not framed with highlighted colors.

Dead End Graphic (640x511)

Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on ““Operation Dead End” Nets 28 In Asbury Park Gang-Affliliated Sweep, 3 Fugitives Still At Large”

  1. Henry V Vaccaro said at 7:27 pm on February 14th, 2014:

    There is nothing worse than a “Dirty Cop”

  2. Except for... said at 9:23 am on February 15th, 2014:

    Nothing worse than a dirty cop, Except for the dirty old hippies who live in Asbury Park, because it’s trendy and a cool hipster thing to do. Then the hipsters buy and use the drugs supplied by these kids who then rob, steal and murder in return.

    Which is all why tax free legalization is the answer, to stop the money from going to street gangs or the more dangerous gangs in Trenton and DC.

  3. What's a "Dirty Cop?" said at 11:47 am on February 15th, 2014:

    Is it one who betrays his oath of office by providing insider information to criminals? Is it one who assaults people? Is it one who manipulates the system or has knowledge of such, for his own financial gain?? If you said yes to all of the above, you are correct!

    Is that Mickey Donovan I see in the picture? Hmmmm, isn’t he a beneficiary of “manipulating” the system to financially benefit himself?

    If you said “yes” to that too–you are correct, “DING, DING, DING, DING”

  4. Proud Republican said at 7:35 pm on February 16th, 2014:

    I see 31 reasons why we should stop all Abbott funding, transitional aid and every other redistribution of my tax dollars to these hellholes. Let them kill each other. Who cares?

  5. Bill said at 6:50 pm on February 17th, 2014:

    What a sad non person you must be.But your a proud Republican who any cares about you.Not the good people of Asbury Park or Neptune.

  6. @ bill said at 10:22 am on February 18th, 2014:


    Talk about sad!

    Who are you addressing that comment to? We have no clue. I ask because again, your lack of grammar skills is quite evident.

    Is it Mr. Vacarro?

    Mr. Vacarro is indeed a proud person who has done much for Asbury & Neptune. Why do you have to bring gutter politics into it?

    Why? It’s because sordid little whiny liberals like you have nothing else to argue with.

    Jim Granelli

  7. @ What's A Dirty Cop said at 10:26 am on February 18th, 2014:

    If you are so stuck on hate that you can’t see the difference between a cop facilitating drug deals or a situation where nothing has been shown to be illegal; then you like bill are sad little vermin.

    Geeze, you sound like Jim Sage. But then, like bill, we don’t know who you are.

    So, this goes for you as well as bill.

    If you are going to attack a public figure, have the balls to use your full name or real name. Otherwise, you are nothing but a coward behind a computer screen.

    Jim Granelli.

  8. @ Art said at 10:29 am on February 18th, 2014:

    We need to be allowed to use avatars. Here is a selection for liberals to use.