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Law & Justice Top Stories

February 1, 2023

ASBURY PARK, NJ — Trinity Episcopal Church on Asbury Avenue was holding an anti-racism event on Friday night when a possible “bias-motivated incident” took place between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.  When the Asbury Park Police Department was ...

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Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact MCPO Detective Sgt. Shawn Murphy at 800-533-7443 or Shrewsbury Borough Police Department Detective Daniel DeCristofaro at 732-741-2500, Ext. 230. MONMOUTH COUNTY– Christopher W. Cox, 33, of Red Bank, was charged in late 2022, with ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY – A Freehold Township man was sentenced to a total of eight years in state prison in connection with the 2017 possession and distribution of child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Wednesday. On Friday, January 13, 2023, before ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: Middletown Mayor Tony Perry, Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, and several local, county and state officials joined forces Tuesday morning outside the Middletown Police Department, to announce Safe Streets NJ.  The initiative, ...

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KEANSBURG, NJ – Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Thursday that Jose Gabe Veras, 34, of Keansburg, was convicted of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was convicted for the Possession of More than 1,000 Items of Child Sexual Abuse Material, for crimes that ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY – Law-enforcement officials are requesting the public’s help in identifying the individuals responsible for a September 2019 murder in Neptune Township, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday. The joint investigation between the Monmouth County ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Monday that the bank robber from the December 28, Middletown Township bank robbery has been arrested.  Miguel A. Angeles, 42, of Perth Amboy, is criminally charged with first-degree Armed Robbery. According to a ...

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FREEHOLD – An investigation into a fatal shooting that took place Monday in Neptune Township remains ongoing, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday. On Monday, January 2, 2023, members of the Neptune Township Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of ...

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Micheal F. Canning is accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student during his time as an English teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. FREEHOLD, NJ — An English teacher from Red Bank Regional High School has been arrested and charged for allegedly engaging in a sexual ...

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TAPinto covered Wednesday's carjackings, gunfire and car fire incidents, in multiple articles, with both confirmed and unconfirmed reports. The following confirmed report is a result of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's ongoing investigation, and that of both Holmdel and Middletown Police ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ – Raymond S. Santiago was sworn in on October 7, as Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor, a title he assumes pending confirmation to a full five-year term by the New Jersey State Senate after being nominated for the role by Governor Phil Murphy late last month.  The swearing-in ...

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FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a four-count indictment against the local man charged with sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in a Tinton Falls motel room earlier this year, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Wednesday.   Kareem Lee, 31, of ...

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FREEHOLD – In a horrifying case, a Monmouth County Grand Jury has returned a two-count indictment against Jordan J. Vilcatoma-Correjo, a Middlesex County resident who was found in Atlantic Highlands with the body of his former girlfriend in the back seat of his vehicle earlier this year. Acting ...

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Morris County,  NJ - A psychologist who  served as a guest expert on Townsquare Media (NJ 101.5) for over 15 years has on September 12th, 2022,  filed a defamation suit against the station and morning announcer Bill Spadea. The lawsuit relates to the professional guests comments on the radio and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - Former Holmdel Township Administrator Cherron Rountree and other defendants in a Rahway sexual harassment lawsuit have finally settled the case - and for a big number. All parties signed off on or about September 9th, 2022 to pay a hefty $2 million to a former Rahway employee, ...

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MATAWAN/OLD BRIDGE, NJ - On Tuesday at about 8:30 a 911 call reported that a person was shot at a 7/11 parking lot. Old Bridge and Matawan Police partnered on the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital. According to the Matawan Police Department, the incident was isolated and did not ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY - On Monday, August 8, former trial attorney at Lomurro Law Firm in Freehold, Thomas Comer, was confirmed by the state Senate as the newest Superior Court judge for Monmouth County. Comer was sworn in officially on August 9. According to Maryann Spoto, the spokesperson for NJ ...

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FREEHOLD – A series of investigations led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit and the Monmouth County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrests of 14 individuals since January 2022 and also two recent sentencings, Acting Monmouth ...

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Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs Presents Talk: How to Combat Fraud & Protect Yourself from Scams Location: James J. Cullen Center, 1776 Union Ave., Hazlet Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. About the program: The Division of Consumer Affairs and ...

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FREEHOLD – A Keyport man has been charged with robbery and aggravated sexual assault as a result of an assault and an attempted theft that took place Thursday in Tinton Falls, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced Tuesday. Kareem Lee, 31, was charged with first-degree Robbery, ...

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Pictured Above: L-R are newly hired MCPO Detectives Connor Johnson and Joseph Friscia, Acting MCPO Chief of Detectives John G. McCabe, Jr., Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey, Acting MCPO First Assistant Prosecutor Michael Wojciechowski, and newly hired MCPO Detectives Nicolas ...

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Man accused of taking lewd photographs of a juvenile female at the Auto Exotica car dealership last year, in Red Bank. FREEHOLD, NJ: After what was described as an intensive investigation by the Red Bank Police Department with assistance from the Monmouth County Prosector's Office, Acting ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ  – A local family stated that local Board of Education President Elizabeth Urbanski should be "out of office" in the aftermath of multiple hearings related to a non-injurious car accident with a then minor student. According to reports first published by the Asbury Park Press, Urbanski, ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy renewed his call today for the passage of the comprehensive gun safety legislative package that he initially proposed in April 2021. Included in his news release, the Governor urged legislators to pass the same package in April 2022, four months after he was joined by ...

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NEW JERSEY - Do you recognize the woman in the photo? The New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Transit Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a woman that was fatally struck by a train in Monmouth County in 2008. Anonymous tips are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison. The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ:  Former Red Bank Councilman Hazim Yassin, currently a resident of the Lincroft section of Middltown, has been criminally charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Red Bank Education Foundation over the course of two years, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor (MCPO), Lori ...

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“This isn’t a Republican or Democrat issue – this is a public safety issue,” stated Assemblywoman Flynn. “This is not a Monmouth County issue, but a statewide issue.” MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Shockingly, a criminal in NJ, can steal a car, be arrested, go to jail, and is most likely released by the ...

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“This was a disturbingly coordinated and predatory attack,” Acting Prosecutor Linskey said. “We commend the courage of the victim in coming forward to report what happened to her, and we look forward to bringing those responsible to justice.” FREEHOLD – Three men have been arrested and ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ -- According to Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey's announcement Thursday, Austin Meli, a 23-year-old Wall Township resident pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter, for the death of his six-week-old baby girl.  According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Meli ...

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