Thursday, March 21, 2013
Christopher Gramiccioni, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor, ordered into active duty and shipping out by fall
The interim head of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has been ordered into active military duty and will ship out to Afghanistan by fall, officials said on Thursday. Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, a Navy Reservist, has been ordered to report for duty in August for combat zone orientation and training. He ships out for a nine-month tour to an undisclosed area in Afghanistan in September, Gramiccioni said. Gramiccioni, a Judge Advocate General Corps officer in the Naval Reserves, got word of his deployment in January. He is assigned to detainee operations as part of the effort to withdraw U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan at the end stages of a war that has so far lasted more than 11 years. Most foreign …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
He was found guilty of shooting his ex-girlfriend outside of the Route 35 diner where she worked.
A Union County man was found guilty of attempted murder, weapons offenses and drug possession after a jury delivered its verdict Wednesday following a three-week trial based on an incident outside a local diner in 2011, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a release. Jermaine Foster, 35, of Plainfield, was convicted of first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance after a jury delivered the verdict following a three-week trial presided over by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernoia, J.S.C., sitting in Freehold, according to the press …
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 …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. It does not indicate convictions.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, February 3
Following an investigation, several area men were arrested recently and face drug dealing, possession and other related charges. The Bayshore Narcotics Task Force arrested seven men, seizing drugs and drug paraphernalia at four separate locations, as part of its ongoing operation targeting drug activity in the Bayshore region, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a release. The task force, led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office with the assistance from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Keansburg, and Middletown police departments, executed search warrants at four separate locations in Middletown and Highlands Wednesday overnight into Thursday morning seizing …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Charges brought against 52; Rumson and Sea Bright residents arrested.
A massive sweep of a multimillion-dollar heroin ring led to charges against 52 people, including drug buyers from Rumson and Sea Bright, 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 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Police say more than six pounds of marijuana was seized from a Matawan home in April.
A Rumson man was among four men indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Tuesday on charges stemming from a drug bust on Freneau Avenue in Matawan, according to court documents. On April 26, the Matawan Police Department executed a search warrant at a Freneau Avenue home at about 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Thomas Falco told Patch in April. Police seized $10,000 in cash, more than six pounds of marijuana, 13 grams of cocaine, five glass smoking pipes, an imitation handgun and a 600,000-volt stun gun from the home, Falco said. Scales and packaging materials used for distribution of narcotics were also found at the home. Police also seized a 1995 Honda Civic. Daniel Mattis, 22, of Rumson; Joey Sieredzinksi, 21, of Matawan; and Jerelle Medford, 23, of …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Opportunities for fraud and misconduct may increase in the wake of Sandy.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monmouth residents who suspect corruption by government officials now have a direct line into which they can blow the whistle. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) launched a tip line and e-mail address on Friday to take reports of fraud, corruption and abuse by local government agencies. “The large majority of public officials render honest and faithful service. But we need the public to help us hold accountable those who betray the public’s trust by committing crimes or using their official positions for their own personal gain and enrichment,” acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Grammiccioni said in a press release issued by the MCPO. While the office routinely conducts investigations into allegations of fraud or misconduct on …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Camden resident was shot sometime late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office revealed the identity of a man it says was shot and killed in Red Bank sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. According to First Assistant Prosecutor Rich Incremona, the victim was identified as Shapell Kendrick, a 32-year-old Camden resident. Kendrick's body was found in a single-family home at 97 W. Sunset Avenue by a family member before 9 a.m., authorities said Tuesday. Incremona said Kendrick died by gunshot and that the incident is being investigated as a homicide. Further details regarding the incident were not currently known. Incremona could not divulge if the proseuctor's office had and suspect leads but did confirm that no arrests have been made in connection with the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Police confirm a man was shot and killed in Red Bank early Wednesday morning.
Update 2:00 p.m. The unidentified victim's body was found just after 8 a.m. by a relative who went to check up on him, First Assistant Prosecutor Rich Incremona said. According to Incremona, the body was found alone in a single family dwelling. Though initially police speculated that the victim was shot sometime around midnight, Incremona said his office is waiting on an autopsy to determine time of death. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which is being investigated by Detectives Michael Clancey of the Prosecutor's Office and Juan Sardo of the Red Bank Police Department. Those with information are asked to call 732) 530-2700. Update 11:10 a.m. Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Rich Incremona said the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Three New York residents have been charged in connection with 2002 death.
The remains of 9-year-old Jon-Niece Jones needed a DNA test to identify her. Some seven years after the discovery of a child’s skeleton in the Clayton Park area of Upper Freehold, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) has announced charges against three New York residents in connection with her death. Likisha Jones, 39, of Manhattan; James Jones, 35, of Brooklyn; and Godfrey Gibson, 48, of Manhattan were arrested Tuesday and charged with hindering apprehension, tampering with physical evidence, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy, according to a press release issued by the MCPO. Gibson was also charged with a separate hindering count. Prosecutors say the Harlem girl, born Sept. 5, 1992, suffered years of abuse and neglect at …