HOLMDEL, NJ - If a reminder is needed for harassing people on-line, handcuffs would be a big hint.
Back in February, the Holmdel school district emailed every parent regarding a situation where a Holmdel High School administrator's likeness was falsely used in a social media account. It caused an uproar and launched an investigation. The result now is the arrests of two male juveniles.
After an investigation that started back in February 2020, Ptl. John Maguire and Holmdel High School SRO (School Resource Officer) Detective Sergeant William Bernard identified and arrested two male juveniles for the crime of cyber harassment. The arrests were made in July.
Additionally, Criminal Mischief charges were also lodged against one of the juveniles and yet another juvenile connected them to three different incidents that happened in 2019 and early 2020. One incident was at the Nokia building and the other was at Bell Works. Those charges included burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief. The estimate was $2,000 on damage and the case will be heard in Monmouth County Family Court. Names of the minors were not provided.
Creating a fake Instagram account about someone else is not just a bad idea. It can result in an arrest.