Prosecutor: 29 Arrested on Criminal Gang Activity, Racketeering, Drug & Dog-Fighting Charges

An eight-month investigation into ongoing acts of gang criminality and organized street crime has led to racketeering, conspiracy, attempted murder, drug and gun trafficking and dogfighting charges being lodged against 29 people from Monmouth and Ocean counties, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday. 

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Prosecutor: 22-Year-Old Man Gets 35 Years for Fatal Stabbing of 16-Year-Old Ex

The ex-boyfriend of a 16-year-old girl was sentenced to 35 years in prison for fatally stabbing her in 2019 and related charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: 15 Arrests Made on Child Sexual Abuse Materials Possession Charges

Separate investigations have resulted in the arrest of 15 Monmouth County people for possessing and or trafficking child sexual abuse materials, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Scene Around: Commandeering a Coffin

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It’s not every day that you stop at a gas station and almost get run over by a masked Dracula-commandeered coffin. This ghoul guy was running on empty when he swung into the station in Highlands with flailing cape gusto and had a little topple at the pump.

“Did ya get that?” the masked marauder said as he picked himself up from the pavement and dusted off his cape. All gassed up and set in his coffin ride, he gave us a few waves and went on his way.

Just who was that masked Halloween treat of a man? No clue. Uber? No back seat. Can’t exactly commandeer that ride. But, hey, if the coffin fits, take a spin and a little spill.

— Photos/Elaine Van Develde

Rumson Police Report: Theft & Drug Possession

The following September arrests were reported by Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

  • Anthony Goltsch, 40, of Manchester, was arrested in the area of East River Road and Washington Street on Sept. 30 and charged with multiple counts of theft Detective Donald Schneider.
  • Jack Dawson, 19, of Rumson, was arrested in the area of Brookside Drive on Sept. 13 and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession of drug paraphernalia by Special Officer Christopher Ibarra.

Retro Falling for Three RFH Guys & a Skateboard

Triple threat RFH guys’ skate in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Back by popular demand … A reprise of this fall day of skateboarding in the 1970s for some pandemic cheer.

You’ve seen them before … this crew of daring, not so diabolical RFH guys who had a little skateboarding club. Call these views the triple threats.

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Focus: Rumson Gull Friends’ River Heaven

It’s often been viewed as a slice of heaven — solace time down by the Navesink River.

And on a sunny fall Sunday, the seagulls were basking in the scene on the banks of the river in Rumson. A gentle fluff of clouds embraced a blue sky and peering sun with warmth as the gulls manned heaven’s gate.

Swoop with the gulls into the slice of this utopia. They’ve called you home — to this heaven.

(Click to enlarge and scroll. Enjoy!)

— Photos/Elaine Van Develde

Prosecutor: Man Gets 40 Years for 2018 Murder

A Long Branch man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on murder and attempted murder convictions stemming from a 2018 shooting in a Long Branch restaurant, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Prosecutor: Construction Company Supervisor Charged with $200K Payroll Theft

An area construction company supervisor has been charged with theft for allegedly retaining ghost employees on payroll after they departed the Colts Neck-based company for which he worked and pocketing nearly $200,000, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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