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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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Lakewood man charged in shooting of 4 year old Asbury Park girl

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Sciaire N. Jackson, 27, of Lakewood, has been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder for the shooting of a 4 year old girl in Asbury Park on Tuesday.

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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

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.

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

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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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Physical Therapist in Manasquan Charged With Sexual Contact With Two Employees

Lukas DeLorenzo

Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 35, of Neptune Township, was charged yesterday with fourth degree Sexual Contact for illegally groping two employees under the guise of training them in physical therapy, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

DeLorenzo and his wife, Katherine, are the owners of Coast Rehab, a physical therapy practice with locations in Manasquan and New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Physical Therapist in Manasquan Charged With Sexual Contact With Two Employees

Middletown Man Charged With Arson

Thomas A. Farzan, 30, was charged with Arson and Resisting Arrest after purposely setting his Cherry Tree Farm Lane family’s home on fire, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

At approximately 5:42 p.m., on March 4, the Middletown Township Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at 161 Cherry Tree Lane. Upon arrival, authorities observed smoke billowing from the home.  Upon attempting to find an entry point to the home, officials noticed a male standing near the back door. Upon questioning, Farzan attempted to flee police and after a brief struggle, was arrested.

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Posted: March 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Man Charged With Arson

Judge Orders Neptune Sicko To Stay Locked Up Till Trial

Prosecutor Asks Victims To Come Forward

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Wayne M. Delhagen, 25, of Wayside Road in Neptune Township, was ordered to be held in custody until his trial for stalking, burglary and cyber stalking for women, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The ruling by Judge Paul X. Escandon comes more than three months after the man was arrested and charged following a series of events that appear to have started after he harassed women through social media, ultimately breaking into the Neptune Township home of two of his female victims.

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Posted: October 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Judge Orders Neptune Sicko To Stay Locked Up Till Trial

Hazlet Lawyer Arrested For Stealing $285,000 From Real Estate Clients

Steven H. Salami, 44, an attorney from Hazlet, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with two counts of Misapplication of Entrusted Property, second degree crimes, and three counts of Misapplication of Entrusted Property, third degree crimes, after an investigation revealed he stole $285,000 from four victims from April, 2019 through August, 2019. Salami is a practicing attorney with a law office located in Hazlet, N.J.  Salami is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, pending a detention hearing, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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Posted: October 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Hazlet Lawyer Arrested For Stealing $285,000 From Real Estate Clients