Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The investigation into the anti-semitic vandalism is ongoing; no arrests have been made.
As the investigation into the anti-Semitic vandalism continues, the Manalapan Township Committee spoke out against these acts of hatred at their public meeting last Wednesday. Each member of the Township Committee vocalized their disgust over the swastikas and various anti-Semitic text found spray painted throughout the Monmouth Heights neighborhood on Thursday, Sept. 6. “Swastikas were painted on approximately 15 mailboxes, curbs and sidewalks, cars and signs and unspeakable, revolting words were painted on stop signs, fences and at the entrance to Monmouth Heights,” Manalapan Mayor Susan Cohen said. “We take this very seriously and are especially saddened to think that something like this is happening in Manalapan. Bias crimes of any …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The man is being currently being held in the Monmouth County Jail on $150,000 bail.
Holmdel Police have arrested a 26-year old Swedesboro man on charges he engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year old Holmdel township girl on at least two occasions this summer. Damon A. Wilson was arrested at his Shady Brook Lane residence on Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. According to information released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, the alleged offenses occurred at a residence in Holmdel in June, and at the Holiday Inn Express in West Long Branch in August. Probable cause was determined through a law enforcement investigation. Wilson is being held at the Monmouth County Jail in Freehold on $150,000 bail with no ten percent option, set by…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Grand jury formalizes charge against 21-year old.
James Bryer, 21, of 15 Limerick Place in Hazlet was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury in Freehold for one count of sexual assault in Middletown between Feb. 1 and March 31, 2012. The grand jury hears evidence on a case and votes on whether someone should answer for alleged offense. The grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Another man left seriously injured after the incident, which involved 3 motorcycles and a SUV.
A Middletown man is dead and another is seriously injured after 3 motorcycles and a SUV were involved in an accident on Sunday. According to Mark LeMieux of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, “On Sunday, June 24 at 1:27 p.m. there was a multiple motorcycle and vehicle collision that occurred on Elton Adelphia Rd near the intersection Wellesley way in Freehold Township.” The motorcyclists were participating in a March of Dimes “Bikers for Babies” charity ride that began at The Cabin restaurant in Howell. The event raises money to support education about the seriousness of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Between 80-1000 riders were participating in the event, said LeMieux. According to the LeMieux, participants …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The April 2, 2011 drunk driving accident killed a Middletown father of five, and left three others with serious injuries
Eric Pereira, 22, of Jackson was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison after being convicted of second degree vehicular homicide, three counts of third degree assault by auto and a motor vehicle summons for driving while intoxicated. The charges stem from an April 2, 2011 accident on the Garden State Parkway in Aberdeen Township that left one dead and three with serious injuries, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. The sentence was imposed by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney. Pursuant to the “No Early Release Act,” Judge Mullaney ordered that Pereira must serve 85% of that sentence, or just under six years, before he becomes eligible for release on parole, according to the Monmouth County …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Several are formally charged with crimes in recent days.
Monmouth County Grand Juries in Freehold have heard evidence regarding the following crimes and decided those charged should answer for their alleged offenses. Note, an indictment is not a conviction. May 16: Daniel C. Beers, 23, of 23 Briscoe Terrace in Hazlet was indicted on two counts for his alleged involvement in Nov. 6, 2011 burglary, in which $500 worth of items were stolen from a residence, such as a TV, computer, iPods, Xbox, GPS unit, Playstation 3 and controls, and video games. The charges are third degree crimes. May 16: Jason E. Martinsen, 35, of 36 Bethany Road in Hazlet was indicted on one count of theft by deception by allegedly taking property valued more than $500 in Manasquan sometime between Nov. 16-22, 2011, a third …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Prosecutors say the drug ring sold $25,000 worth of heroin per week.
The last four defendants in a 25-person heroin ring based in the Bayshore have pleaded guilty on drug charges, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Peter E. Warshaw Jr. announced in a press release issued Wednesday. The drug trafficking group, led by 32-year-old Matawan resident Dectric Rawls, sold approximately $25,000 worth of heroin per week, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Dectric Rawls; Daryel Rawls, 31, of Lakewood; Brandon Vashey, 23, of Middletown; and Joel Benitez, 27, of Freehold, were among the 25 arrested on charges stemming from a 2009 investigation into the heroin trafficking organization. On April 30, Dectric Rawls acknowledged he was the leader of the drug ring, the release stated. The first-degree crime …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Police say the crime occurred on the North Jersey Coast Line over the past year.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A NJ Transit train conductor and his accomplice are accused of operating a scheme to defraud the transit agency of thousands of dollars of ticket money over a one-year period. Conductor Robert Broschart, 49, of Howell and Phillip Swanger, 45, of Bradley Beach were arrested following a seven-month investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and NJ TRANSIT Police. Broschart faces charges of official misconduct, theft and conspiracy. Swanger is charged with theft and conspiracy. The scheme depended on the complicity of "multiple" commuter-passengers, who paid Broschart, not NJ Transit, for their fares, said police. According to the report of the seven month investigation, Swanger recruited the commuters to pay Broschart a …