Friday, May 10, 2013
Musician's Workshop teacher Frank Diliberto, Jr allegedly sexually assaulted a student.
A Musician’s Workshop guitar teacher has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Friday. The alleged assault of the student, who was under 13, took place some time in the past few months. Manalapan resident Frank Diliberto, Jr., 60, was arrested Thursday evening, police said. He is currently being held in Monmouth County Correctional Institute on $200,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent of the bond. Bail was set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman, P.J.C. Bauman ordered Diliberto to have no contact with the victim …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Michael Scholander on terroristic threats and possession of an imitation firearm in Freehold.
East Windsor resident Michael Scholander, 42, was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury this week for allegedly threatening the lives of several individuals in Freehold Township on Dec. 6 of last year. Scholander was arrested after reportedly attempting to kidnap his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint; he threatened her and threatened to kill her ex-husband if she did not cooperate, according to police. The attempted kidnapping occured at the Freehold Raceway Mall. Police located Scholander's vehicle in Lawrence Township and a car chase began which ultimately concluded on Route 130 in East Windsor. According to the indictment issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Scholander was in possession of an imitation firearm and then …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
One brother was arrested Friday at his Longbrook apartment in Matawan after the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force found just under half an ounce of cocaine and more than $3,200 in cash.
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Sunday, March 17
A pair of brothers, one a state record-holding former football player at Keyport High School, are facing various drug charges following a two-month investigation by the Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office into their alleged sale of cocaine and heroin from the Bayshore region down to Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Brothers Anthony Cattouse Jr., 32, and Kenneth “The Moose” Cattouse, 27, are charged with numerous drug-related charges after undercover investigators purchased cocaine and heroin from the pair as part of the two-month probe leading to the seizure of over $4,700 in cash, 37 bricks of heroin, cocaine, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Monmouth County man admitted he was responsible for calling in a bomb threat to the Monmouth County Courthouse in October.
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Thursday, March 7
The following press release is from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Wednesday that a Monmouth County man has admitted that he was responsible for calling in a bomb threat to the County Courthouse in October. Ellis Goodson, 35, whose last known address was in Neptune, pleaded guilty Tuesday to third degree charges of False Public Alarm and Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr. J.S.C. “Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we all live in a heightened sense of security. Bomb threats not only disrupt the lives of the intended targets but taps into our sense of vulnerability and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
State Attorney General says up to $250 paid for guns turned in on March 8, 9
In attempt to get illegal guns off the streets and cut into gun violence, the Attorney General’s Office is staging a state-sponsored gun buyback to be held in Monmouth County early next month, officials said Thursday. State Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa was in Asbury Park Thursday to announce the March 8 and 9 program would be held in conjunction with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the Asbury Park Police Department, the Keansburg Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and local faith-based community organizations. Monmouth County residents can turn in up to three unloaded guns at the Shiloh Community Fellowship Ministry in Asbury Park – 142 Dewitt Ave. -- or the St. Ann Catholic Church in Keansburg – 267 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The new initiative is aimed at protecting residents from fraud and unscrupulous contractors.
Con men see opportunities in disaster. That's not a new idea, Monmouth County Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said. Following Hurricane Sandy, with tens of thousands of residents, many of them right here in the county, rebuilding their lives, there needs to be protection for those who are most vulnerable, he said. On Wednesday, Gramiccioni unveiled the Monmouth County Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force, a two-pronged, multi-jurisdictional effort that promises to be proactive and reactive when it comes to identifying potential instances of fraud and ferreting out the criminals responsible. Flanked by prosecutor's office detectives, county freeholders, and representatives from New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, said the task …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A total of 50 warrants for non-payment of child support were served and 32 individuals were arrested.
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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 …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Charges brought against 52; Monmouth and Ocean residents among those arrested.
A massive sweep of a multimillion-dollar heroin ring led to charges against 52 people, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced during a press conference in Freehold on Monday. The arrests marked the culmination of an eight-month long investigation, titled Operation Hats Off, which began last spring after the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) received information regarding gang activity and heroin distribution in the Shore area. Gramiccioni said the prosecutor’s office would continue to aggressively pursue drug distribution in the county. “This isn’t going to happen in my county. Don’t bring it into Monmouth because we’re going to find you. We have eyes and ears across the county,” Gramiccioni said. “The…
Friday, December 7, 2012
No word yet on cause of fire
Early this morning several local fire companies were dispatched to a fire on Mariners Cove where one person was rescued from the burning building. Lt. Tom Connors of the Howell Police Department reported that a little after 6:50 Friday morning the Adelphia Fire Company responded to a call of a fire at 31 Mariners Cove where 62-year-old Jose Soto was found still inside the house. Suffering what Connors called "fairly significant burns," Soto was removed from the house and taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. Connors said the fire was contained to the one house and there were no other reported injuries. In addition to the Adelphia company mutual aid was provided by the Southard and …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Charges stem from 2010 incident
A Howell man faces 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of first degree aggravated manslaughter last week. Julius K. Garrett, 26, pleaded guilty to stabbing Howell resident Scott Gregory in June of 2010. According to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office the Howell Police Department responded to a call on June 20 at just after 4 a.m. of an unconscious man on the side of Fort Plains Road. When they arrived on the scene Gregory was found on the ground and was unable to be resuscitated by first responders to the scene before being pronounced dead at a local hospital. The next day Garrett turned himself into police. Following an investigation it was shown that the two had been friends and had been …