Jason Berry, 40, of Keansburg stands accused of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl he met on social media, manipulating her into sending him naked pictures of herself engaging in sexual acts. He allegedly had the girl carve his initials into her legs. Berry then sent the photos to the girl’s mother, according to an announcement by NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 26th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Jason Berry, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Online predators, Operation Screen Grab | Comments Off on AG: Keansburg man sexually exploited 14 year old girl, had her carve his initials into her leg
William McMahon, 64 of Keansburg, was arrested by investigators of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department Homeland Security on Friday, August 3 and 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, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
McMahon’s arrest was the 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. 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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Chris Swendeman, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, William McMahon | Comments Off on Keansburg Man Charged With Attempted Luring Of A 14 Year Old Boy
The Keansburg Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Joshua Graves, 13, who was reported missing on Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information regarding Joshua’s location is asked to contact Keansburg Police at 732-787-0600.Posted: July 28th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Joshua Graves, Keansburg, Missing child, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on 13 year old Keansburg Boy Missing
Polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters unsure of their polling place can check at MonmouthCountyVotes.com
In Keansburg, the election is uncontested. James Cocuzza Sr will be elected to his fourth four year term on the borough council. Judy Ferraro will be elected to her first term on the governing body.
Long Branch is contested. Voters in The Friendly City will elect a mayor and an entire five member City Council.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Long Branch, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Avery Grant, John Pallone, Keansburg, Long Branch, Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Today is Election Day in Long Branch and Keansburg
A Keansburg student was charged with third degree Terroristic Threats after an alert school security officers overheard a threat made by the boy, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced. An ongoing investigation has concluded that the boy did not have the wherewithal to carry out the threat.
A search of the child’s home found no weapons. However a school yearbook was discovered with several students photos blocked out. The boy told investigators those classmates were “mean” to him.
Gramiccioni is not identifying the boy because of his young age.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: Keansburg, Keansburg Police, Keansburg Schools, Middletown Police, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
A U.S. Coast Guard heavy weather boatcrew from the Sandy Hook station rescued four men from a boat in the Raritan Bay near Keansburg this afternoon, according to a release from the Guard’s New York Detachment.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a report around noon by Perth Amboy 911 dispatch of a disabled 22-foot lake pleasure craft in Raritan Bay, New Jersey with four people aboard, and launched the Sandy Hook heavy weather boatcrew. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic Highlands Marina, Keansburg, Monmouth County News, Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard-Sandy Hook Station | 1 Comment »
The tragic death of 11 year old Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith last week, allegedly at the hands of her 18 year old Keansburg neighbor, Andreas Erazo, has resulted in an outpouring of generous support for Abbie’s family.
A total of $26,055, plus meal donations, has been raised by three social media campaigns since Friday, July 14, the day after Abbie’s remains were found near her home and Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced that her death was being investigated as a homicide.
The family is still accepting donations here.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Abbie Smith, Abbie Smith's funeral, Abbiegal Smith, Donations for Abbie Smith's family, Keansburg, Keansburg murder, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Support for Abbie Smith’s Family
KEANSBURG — The teenager accused of stabbing an 11-year-old borough girl to death this week “literally had demons” and had shown a pattern of lashing out in anger, according to people who knew him and his family. Andreas Erazo, 18, was charged Thursday with murder hours after authorities found AbbieGail “Abbie” Smith’s body behind an apartment… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Abbie Smith, Abbiegal Smith, Andreas Erazo, Keansburg, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Accused killer of Abbie Smith ‘literally had demons,’ friend says
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office posted on their facebook page:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor | Tags: Abbie Smith, Abbiegal Smith, Keansburg, Keansburg murder, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Arrest Made In Keansburg Girl’s Murder
Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said that Abbiegal “Abbie” Smith’s body was found near her Keansburg home at about 10:45 this morning and that her death is being investigated as a homicide.
Speaking outside the Hancock Apartments where Abbie lived, Gramiccioni did not announce the cause or manner of death.
Abbie, 11 years old, was last seen by a family member at home last night at about 8:45 and was reported missing around 10:45, the Prosecutor said.
Gramiccioni asked anyone with information in regard to Abbiegail’s death to contact Monmouth County Detective Wayne Raynor at 1-800-533-7443 or the Keansburg Police Department at 732-787-0600.
Anonymous tips can be sent to 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or submit information HERE.Posted: July 13th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Abbie Smith, Abbiegal Smith, Keansburg, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »