Thursday, September 27, 2012
Freehold Township Police charged a Brooklyn man with being a fugitive after it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant in New York.
An inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) faces an additional charge after it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant from the state of New York. Bashir Gustus, 33, of Brooklyn, is a current inmate at the MCCI. He was charged with being a fugitive on Thursday, Sept. 20 after a computer check revealed that he had an outstanding warrant in New York. According to his complaint warrant, Gustus had an active parole warrant for his arrest that was signed by his parole officer. The parole warrant was issued on March 14 of this year. Gustus' bail has been set at $100,000.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
An inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution faces drug charges after allegedly concealing PCP.
An incarcerated Asbury Park man is accused of bringing PCP into a housing area of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI). James Witcher, 28, of Sunset Avenue, is being charged with drug possession and concealing a plastic baggie of PCP in the county jail. According to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Witcher was brought to the MCCI on Thursday, Sept. 13 after he allegedly failed to pay a fine issued by Wall Township. Records from the New Jersey Department of Corrections indicate that Witcher was previously convicted of a noncustodial charge of child endangerment in Monmouth County July 2008. Witcher was also convicted on one count of drug distribution in a school zone in March 2009. Bail on Witcher’s two new drug charges …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jesus Ortiz charged with threatening police and refusing to comply with an officer's orders.
Freehold Borough police arrested and charged a resident on Sunday after he allegedly threatened officers and defied orders by barricading himself in an attic. Jesus Ortiz, 32, of Throckmorton Street in Freehold Borough, faces two charges of threatening police officers and refusing to comply with an officer’s orders. According to the complaint warrant, Ortiz allegedly threatened to fight and/or stab any police officer who attempted to arrest him. The warrant explains that the reason for the arrest was due to an outstanding warrant. In order to prevent the arrest, Ortiz allegedly barricaded himself in an attic. Ortiz was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $6,000 bail.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Lockdown was lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is no longer on lockdown, said Cynthia Scott, public information officer for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. The lockdown was originally issued on Sunday, Aug. 12, when two inmates were diagnosed with chickenpox. During the lockdown, inmate transports to the Monmouth County Courthouse were canceled, and video conferencing was made available for inmates who had been scheduled to appear in court. According to Scott, the lockdown was lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday after no additional cases of the chickenpox surfaced. Normal operations have resumed at the jail.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Freehold man faces a total of six charges including receiving and keeping stolen property, and conspiring with others.
Freehold Borough Police arrested and charged a resident on Sunday after they allegedly received three stolen motorcycles. One 2008 Yamaha motorcycle and two 2004 Suzuki motorcycles were allegedly found in a garage belonging to Robert Zybura, 34, of Monmouth Avenue. According to the complaint warrant, the motorcycles were found as a result of a search that Zybura consented to. Zybura faces a total of six charges. In addition to three counts of receiving stolen property, Zybura also faces one charge of conspiracy. According to the complaint warrant Zybuyra was allegedly the organizer who engaged to make a profit off of unlawfully taking, disposing, and transporting automobiles and motorcycles. The complaint warrant further explains that …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Two inmates came down with chicken pox, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office.
The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is on lockdown following two reported chicken pox cases, according to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Shaun Golden and Warden Brian Elwood instituted the lockdown on Sunday, Aug. 12 after consulting with the jail’s medical team. “The Monmouth County Correctional Institution is taking all precautionary measures to protect against the spread of the virus,” Golden said in the release. “Each inmate has been examined and educated about the chickenpox. All of the housing units at the facility continue to be thoroughly disinfected.” The lockdown will remain in effect until Tuesday, Aug. 14, at which time the inmate population will be reexamined and a …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Inmate pled guilty to four counts of second-degree aggravated assault, one count of third-degree terroristic threats, and one count of fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
An inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pled guilty to multiple charges of assault after he allegedly attacked and assaulted on-duty corrections officers at the jail, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. Anthony E. Montgomery, 41, of Neptune, entered his pleas before Ocean County Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr., J.S.C., who scheduled Montgomery’s sentencing on September 28. A press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office explained that Montgomery pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree aggravated assault, one count of third-degree terroristic threats, and one count of fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. One of the aggravated assault …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Reports of a hazardous materials spill ultimately proved unfounded.
The Monmouth County Correctional Institution was placed on lock down Wednesday night as officials responded to reports of a potential hazardous material spill, said Cynthia Scott, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. Official received reports of a hazardous spill at approximately 8 p.m. that ultimately proved unfounded, according to Scott. “There was not a hazardous situation,” she said. “There were no injuries, no reported illnesses, no one was taken to the hospital.” As a precautionary measure, the jail temporarily did not accept new inmates and underwent a lockdown as part of its standard operating procedure, Scott said. Details about what prompted the hazardous materials report or how the jail specifically …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Justin Taylor was incarcerated at Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold on weapons charges at the time of the incident.
A Long Branch man incarcerated in Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) in Freehold Township on weapons charges is accused of having a folding knife in his possession at the jail. Justin Taylor, 18, allegedly concealed a knife with a 3.5-inch blade while in custody at the prison on Friday, April 27 and threatened to assault a corrections officer with the weapon, according to an arrest warrant issued Tuesday, May 1. Taylor was arrested in Neptune Township on Wednesday, April 25 after he allegedly used a knife with a serrated blade to cut open packages to facilitate a shoplifting. He allegedly gave a false name to an officer and had two outstanding warrants at the time of the arrest, according to court documents. Taylor faces two …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Everett Banzana Ferron was in MCCI custody on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.
A man held at Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township is accused of attacking a corrections officer, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cynthia Scott confirmed. Everett Banzana Ferron, 22, was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking an officer on Sunday, March 11, according to an arrest warrant. Banzana Ferron has been in custody at the jail on a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold since January, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office records indicate. Banzana Ferron’s bail on the aggravated assault charges was set at $5,000.