Tuesday, April 16, 2013
New text message tip line opened in Monmouth County
If you see it, text it. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office today unveiled a new text message tip line, aimed at giving the public another avenue to help combat crime. Sheriff Shaun Golden at a conference today introduced MONTIPS, the agency’s newest text message tip line. Using the new system, anyone from anywhere can anonymously text in a tip to the Sheriff’s Office using their cell phone, Golden said. Anyone with a tip on a crime or suspicious activity can text “MONTIPS’’ and their specific tip to “67283.’’ The tips are anonymous and the phone number it came from is encrypted. “Through this technology, we’re hopeful that people throughout Monmouth County will utilize and seize this opportunity, particularly young adults and teenagers…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Man was indicted on one charge of aggravated assault for the alleged action.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Neptune man on one charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly threw bodily fluids at an officer. Jean Michel, 41, is accused of purposefully subjecting an officer to contact with a bodily fluid on Nov. 7. According to Michel’s indictment, he threw the fluid at the Officer. The officer was from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and assigned to corrections. The indictment further explained that the officer was in performance of his duties when the fluid was thrown. Michel’s charge of aggravated assault is considered a fourth degree crime.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The VISCOMP Program assists in safety programs throughout the county.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Thursday, February 14
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden welcomed eleven new volunteers to VISCOMP (Volunteers In Sheriff’s Community Programs) at the Monmouth County Police Academy. The eleven volunteers graduated from the Sherrif’s Officer Citizen Police Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The graduates will now join 25 current members of the program, bringing the total volunteer force to 36. Since its inception on Feb. 13, 2009, volunteers have donated over 2,300 hours of service to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office. They assist in various programs which include Ident Adult, Special Persons and Youth ID programs and the SEEK 9-1-1 (Sheriffs Emergency Education for Kids) program that teaches first graders the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency number. In …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A total of 50 warrants for non-payment of child support were served and 32 individuals were arrested.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 2
Over 30 people were apprehended after a two-day warrants/fugitive operation was conducted in the areas of Asbury Park and Neptune Township. The operation, which took place on Jan. 30 and 31, was led by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the US Marshals N.Y. N.J. Regional Fugitive Task Force, members of law enforcement from Asbury Park, Neptune Township and Neptune City and the FBI. A total of 11 individuals were arrested on criminal fugitive warrants for failure to appear on charges that ranged from drugs, weapons, robbery and burglary. The warrant/fugitive operation was held due to an increase in violent crime in the Asbury Park and Neptune areas. “I commend all of the law …
Friday, February 1, 2013
New Jersey law enforcement and school officials attended the seminar at the Monmouth County Police Academy.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, February 1
Over 200 New Jersey school officials and members of law enforcement came to the Monmouth County Police Academy earlier this week, for a seminar on school violence. Tonya DeSa, Special Agent of the FBI and Coordinator of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime presented the seminar “Identifying the Warning Signs of School Violence”. The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office sponsored the event, which comes on the heels of the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. “The safety and security of our children remains a top priority,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “The vital information taken from this seminar, and, applied by members of law enforcement and school administrators, can help keep children out of harm’s way, while at school.” …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Attendees heard from the fraud inspector from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, January 27
Advanced technology has made it more difficult to detect fraudulent documents such as phony driver’s licenses, social security cards or green cards in recent years. In an effort to create awareness of the growing problem, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office sponsored a Document Fraud Seminar at the Monmouth County Connection in Neptune Township. “Document fraud is a serious crime and can be a threat to public safety,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Gaining insightful information at this type of seminar creates awareness and helps law enforcement spot a fraudulent document sooner, rather than later.” A document fraud inspector of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Document Fraud Unit conducted the event, which was held on Wednesday, …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office appointed Barry Nadrowski to Acting Warden of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI).
The Monmouth County Corrections Institution (MCCI) has welcomed a new Warden to the facility. Barry Nadrowski has been named the Acting Warden of MCCI following the retirement of Brian Elwood. Elwood, who worked in corrections for 25 years, held the position since 2011. According to a press release, Nadrowski began working at MCCI in 1992 and rose his way through the ranks over the years. “It’s my honor and privilege to take on the role of Acting Warden at this outstanding institution,” said Nadrowski, in a press release. “I look forward to the challenges, and, will be dedicated to continue to operate a safe and secure facility for the inmates and correctional staff.” Sheriff Shaun Golden named Nadrowski the Acting Warden of MCCI on Dec. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man in connection to the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous article, Patch reported that a bomb threat against the Courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call around 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At 12:30 p.m. the Courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After a sweep of the building, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the sweep, the courthouse was closed down for the rest of the day. A press release from the Monmouth…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County urges residents to get ready before inclement weather
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy is not forecasted to affect the local area until late Sunday night into Monday morning. Before then, Monmouth County officials are asking residents to do all their preparation so they are ready for what figures to be extended periods of strong winds and heavy rain. Getting prepared includes having things ready for people of all ages from children to senior citizens as well as making plans for pets if an evacuation becomes necessary. "We are asking all residents to take this weekend to prepare, plan and stay informed," said Freeholder Director John P. Curley. "County staff is working to make sure that we are prepared and can respond effectively, we ask that residents do the same." Sheriff Shaun Golden said in …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Monmouth County residents can now learn more about an all natural hazards-mitigation plan for the county and its 53 municipalities, and, complete an online citizen survey.
Monmouth County Police are looking to residents to update the all-natural hazards plan through an online survey. The plan is funded through a grant program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It outlines natural hazards specific to the Monmouth County area and a plan to deal with each one. "The primary hazard in Monmouth County is flooding, but other potential hazards to be analyzed include drought, extreme cold, extreme heat, snow, ice, hail, windstorms Nor’Easters, Hurricanes, tropical storms and tornadoes, among others," according to a county news release. The survey helps the Office of Emergency Management assess the needs of the county and create a more comprehensive program for disasters such as flooding. The online …