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15 arrested for kiddie porn

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Thirteen Monmouth County men, a juvenile from Freehold and a Mercer County man were all arrested and charged with child abuse offenses between July 21 and October 15, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Christopher Swendemen, spokesperson for the Prosectuor’s Office, told MMM that the arrests were not the result of an organized law enforcement operation or sting.

The following individuals were arrested:

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Former Ocean Twp Police Officer Charged With Theft and Forgery


Cory R. Cole

Cory R. Cole, 49, of Brielle, a former Ocean Township Police Officer, was charged with multiple counts of Theft by Deception and Forgery, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced this morning.

Cole previously, in January, charged with Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received and two counts of fourth-degree Forgery. He resigned from the OTPD after the initial charges were filed against him.

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Investigation clears Asbury Park cops who arrested APP reporter during BLM protest

As police officers wrestled Gustavo Martinez Contreras to the ground while clearing out protesters in Asbury Park last month, newly released video shows he repeatedly tried to tell them “I’m a reporter” through his face mask.

Martinez Contreras, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press, was charged with failure to disperse — accusations that were later dropped.

But a report released Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office found the officers who arrested him “had no knowledge they were apprehending a reporter,” clearing them of wrongdoing.Videos released Wednesday provide new details of … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Race | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Investigation clears Asbury Park cops who arrested APP reporter during BLM protest

Former Deal Cop Pleads Guilty to Witness Tampering


Joseph Ammaturo

Joseph Ammaturo, 38 of Long Branch and a 14 year veteran of the Deal Police Department, pleaded guilty to Third Degree witness tampering on Thursday, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Middletown Officer Charged With Falsifying Accident Report

Officer Thomas Foster, center, in a 2016 photo. Photo via Middletown PD facebook page

Middletown Police Officer Thomas E. Foster, 33, was charged with fourth degree falsifying records, according to an announcement this morning by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Foster, who has been on the Middletown Police force since August 18, 2014, has been suspended without pay, according to an announcement by the Middletown Police Department.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Autopsy: Long Branch Shooting Was A Suicide

June Huhn

The shooting death of June Huhn in Long Branch on Friday has been ruled a suicide by the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office following an autopsy, according to Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Shooting Death Being Investigated at Former Long Branch Mayor’s Home

June and Philip Huhn photo via facebook

The body of June Huhn, 73, the wife of former Long Branch Mayor Phillip Huhn, was found with a fatal gunshot wound in the couples’ Norwood Ave home this morning.

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Monmouth County Launches Mobile Addiction Recovery Service

Ocean County Prosecutor Joe Coronado, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni celebrate the launch of HOPE One

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni unveiled HOPE One on Monday evening during the National Night Out gathering in Asbury Park.

The mobile unit staffed with a sheriff’s officer, a certified peer recovery specialist and a licensed clinician that will travel to targeted communities in the county connecting individuals with substance use disorder and family members, to immediate services, treatment facilities and Naloxone training is the latest innovation in the County’s ongoing efforts to combat the opioid addiction epidemic.

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Posted: August 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Long Branch Man Wanted For Leaving Caged Dog To Drown

River

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office announced via social media that Aaron D. Davis, 36, of Long Branch is wanted for leaving a caged dog, now named River, on the banks of the Shrewsbury River in Highlands on the morning of July 30th.

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. #mcponj

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Posted: August 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Long Branch Man Wanted For Leaving Caged Dog To Drown

Congressman Chris Smith “more determined now than ever” in face of death threat

Congressman Chris Smith told MMM that he is more determined than ever to serve the people of New Jersey’s 4th congressional district, following an online death threat he received last weekend.  The congressman said the threat is not the first and will not be the last. “We can’t let that kind of tactic win,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments »