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Andrew Mayer Sentencing

Andrew Mayer, 29, of Toms River was sentenced today on his plea to Cruelty to Animals in the Third degree. Assistant Prosecutor Heidi Tannenbaum-Newman prosecuting for the State was seeking a sentence of 364 days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of Probation, along with restitution to the
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Important Narcan administering update

Intro Everyone- You are receiving this because you are on my list for Narcan and tactical medical update list. If you are not interested in receiving these, please just let me know. Please disseminate this information to all department officers. New Narcan Formulation: With the new formulation of narcan, a few things to remember. There is
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Toms River Fatal Fire

On February 14th at 11:03 am, Police, Fire, and EMS units responded to an active structure fire at 1911 Fiddlers Run.  Upon arrival the units observed a heavy smoke condition.  They were advised by witnesses on the scene that a woman was still inside of the home. Police Officers Scott
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Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato Explains How Naloxone Programs Do More Than Stop Overdoses

As the opioid epidemic continues across America, more communities are providing their law enforcement officers with the drug naloxone (sold as Narcan®) to reverse overdoses. Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato of Ocean County, NJ, discussed the profound benefits he has seen as a result of the county’s naloxone program. Transcript (slightly modified)
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INDICTMENT IN BARNEGAT LIGHT MURDER

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Long Beach Township Police Chief Anthony Deely today announced that the Ocean County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Conrad Sipa, 52, of 1 Homelands Drive, Colts Neck, New Jersey charging him with the murder of Richard Doody, Jr. Sipa was arrested and
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INVESTIGATION INTO LITTLE EGG HARBOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE RESULTS IN ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Chief Richard Buzby today announced additional charges for defendant Milton Cortina, 40, of Little Egg Harbor.  Cortina on 1/30/17 was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault (1st degree), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact (3rd degree),
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Lakewood suspicious death investigation

Today at approximately 2:15 pm the Lakewood Police Department was notified by a woman out walking her dog in Lake Shenandoah Park that a male was laying on the ground unresponsive. Lakewood PD responded and found the male deceased. The officers secured the scene and the Lakewood Detective Bureau, OCPO Major
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BARNEGAT TRASH CAN EXPLOSION UPDATE

On October 13, 2016 just after 1:30 am, the Barnegat Police Department received multiple reports of an explosion in the area of Village Drive, Barnegat.  Arriving Officers found a cloud of smoke emanating from the remnants of a rubber trash can located curbside between 81 Village drive and 82 Windward
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Ocean County Prostitution Arrests

On January 4th, a four month prostitution investigation, led by Toms River Police Department Detective Tom Grosse, culminated in charges being filed against two individuals.  In conjunction with The Department of Homeland Security, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group, and the U.S. Enforcement Removal Operation Unit, search warrants were
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OCEAN COUNTY PROGRAM FIRST IN NJ TO SEND THOSE FIGHTING ADDICTION TO REHAB, NOT PRISON

Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Brick Police Chief James Riccio and Manchester Police Chief Lisa Parker today announced the first of its kind law enforcement addiction help program in New Jersey.  The “Heroin Addiction Response Program” (HARP) will allow substance abusers to turn themselves and their product in at either of
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CHRISTMAS DAY PEDESTRIAN FATAL UPDATE

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Toms River Township Police Chief Mitch Little today announced the following investigation update regarding the Christmas Day pedestrian death of Keith Elliott, 45, of Toms River. The initial accident was reported on December 25th, at approximately 10:38 am, when police and medical units were
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Man Killed on Christmas Day Hit and Run

On December 25th, at approximately 10:38 am, police and medical units were dispatched to the intersection of Highland Parkway and Herflicker Boulevard for a man lying in the roadway. Upon arrival the officer's located the victim, Keith Elliott, 45, of Messenger Street in Toms River. Mr. Elliott was deceased and
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OCPO GETS HELP FROM SOUTH TOMS RIVER PD TO MAKE SOUTH TOMS RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS G.R.E.A.T.E.R

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and South Toms River Police Chief Andrew Izatt today announced that on Tuesday (12/20) the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and South Toms River Police Department held a G.R.E.A.T. graduation for all four 5th grade classes from the South Toms River Elementary School.  This group
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Residential Fire Investigation

On Thursday December 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm, Jackson Police Officers Kevin Chesney, Joe Candido and Cassie De La Torre responded to a residence on Huntington Drive on the report of a structure fire after a nearby resident contacted headquarters. Responding officers observed flames coming from the residence and were unable
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IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR BUT MAKE SURE HOLIDAY SAFETY COMES FIRST – DON’T MAKE DEADLY MISTAKES

“The holiday season has arrived before we finished eating the Thanksgiving leftovers,” said Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. “Don’t let the holiday season heat up too much – with fire that is! Did you know that Christmas trees alone
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Public Statement regarding the May 28, 2014 Toms River Police Officer Involved Shooting

In compliance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directive 2006-5 (July 28, 2015) regarding the uniform statewide procedures and best practices for conducting police officer use-of-force investigations, this public statement is being issued regarding the May 28, 2014 Toms River police officer involved shooting where nobody was struck
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DRUG ENFORCEMENT TAKES NO HOLIDAY IN OCEAN COUNTY WITH MAJOR THANKSGIVING DAY MARIJUANA BUST

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity impacting the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a three-month long investigation resulting in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana and cash. As a result,
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL POLICE IN MAJOR COCAINE BUST

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of a multi-agency cooperative investigation into drug activity impacting the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency investigation with members of the Brick Township Police Department and the Lakewood Township
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONTINUES RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity impacting the Ocean area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group conducted an investigation with members of the Barnegat Township Police Department resulting in the arrest of two individuals on various drug charges. Detectives from the
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OC LAW ENFORCEMENT WORKS TO ADDRESS DISTURBING 2015 STATS WITH ADDED THANKSGIVING DWI ENFORCEMENT

With (7) seven of (10) ten fatal accidents over the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday involving drugs or alcohol, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced stepped up DWI enforcement this Thanksgiving.  The enforcement effort will concentrated in the Seaside Heights area and consist of numerous checkpoints/roving patrols searching for impaired
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ARREST OF DEALER IN OCEAN COUNTY OVERDOSE DEATH

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Ocean Township Acting Police Commander Lt. George M. Thompson and Berkeley Township Police Chief Karin DiMichele today announced the arrest of Louis Edward Ardise, 25, of Frederick Drive, Bayville, NJ in connection with the drug induced death of Victoria Maulback, 22, of Waretown “The 157
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OCPO Thanks All Who Contributed So Generously To The Victim-Witness Advocacy Unit / NJSP Food Drive

In the month of October, OCPO's Victim-Witness Advocacy, led by Patricia (Trish) Miljenovic, partnered with the New Jersey State Police for the now annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Food Drive. For the second straight year, donations were collected to distribute to Domestic Violence shelters statewide in order to stock their
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OCPO AND FRIENDS TAKE METHAMPHETAMINE DRUGS OFF THE STREETS IN OCEAN COUNTY

On Wednesday November 2, 2016, members from the Brick Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Selective Enforcement Team, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group executed Court Authorized search warrants at 504 Pinecroft Drive, Brick and 616 Cozy Way, Toms River. These search
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP TAKES FIGHT BEYOND THE BORDER OF OCEAN COUNTY IN LATEST HEROIN BUST

  Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced today the culmination of a multi-jurisdictional cooperative investigation into drug activity impacting the Ocean area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi-jurisdictional investigation with
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL POLICE IN LATEST HEROIN BUST

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, announced today the culmination of a multi-agency cooperative investigation into drug activity impacting the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency investigation with members of the Brick Township Police Department, the Manchester Township Police
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Tuckerton Lunch Truck Explosion

OCPO Detective John Doran reports that on Saturday (10/29) at 4:41am, Tuckerton Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the intersection of Railroad Avenue and North Green Street in Tuckerton for an explosion. Upon their arrival emergency personnel observed smoke coming from the remains of what appeared to have been
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OC PILL DROP OFF PROGRAM PREVENTS ABUSE OF 19,100 LBS OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced that the concerted efforts of Ocean County Law Enforcement and residents continue to bring great success in disposing of unused prescription medications.  On Wednesday (10/26) OCPO supervised the destruction of 2800 pounds of unused prescription meds, among the three largest pill burns
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OCPO/STRPD PARTNER TO BRING G.R,E.A.T. LIFE LESSONS TO SOUTH TOMS RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and South Toms River Police Chief Andrew Izatt today announced that STRPD is among the newest departments to collaborate with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office in order to bring the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Program to South Toms River Elementary School for
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OCPO’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH ATLANTIC COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, announced today the culmination of a multi-agency cooperative investigation into drug activity impacting the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency investigation with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task
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CORONATO CLAIMS SECOND PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR TITLE

The State Troopers Coalition celebrated its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Venetian located in Garfield, New Jersey.  The State Troopers Coalition is an official coalition of the National Police Defense Foundation, a congressionally recognized non-profit organization.  The group’s activity benefits “Operation Kids” which is a multi-faceted child safety program
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INDICTMENT IN LAKEWOOD FATAL STABBING

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced the Grand Jury returned an indictment yesterday (10/12) against Darneil Lee Reeves, 32, of Lakewood  on one count of 1st degree Murder, one count of 3rd degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (knife) and 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a
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BARNEGAT TRASH CAN EXPLOSION

This morning (10/13) just after 1:30 am, the Barnegat Police Department received multiple reports of an explosion in the area of Village Drive, Barnegat.  Arriving Officers found a cloud of smoke emanating from the remnants of a rubber trash can located curbside between 81 Village drive and 82 Windward Drive
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JACKSON TWP DEATH INVESTIGATION

On October 5, 2016 at 7:34 a.m., the Holmdel Police Department received a 911 call reporting a male hanging from a Comcast truck in the parking lot located at 22 South Holmdel Road. Holmdel Police responded to find a male, later identified as Tyree Johnson, 32, of Jackson Township, hanging from
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THREE INDICTED IN DEATH OF LAKEWOOD MAN

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today that the Grand Jury returned an indictment on 9/27/16 against Jesus E. Roman, 25, and Carlos Lagunes, 24, for Murder, Felony Murder, Burglary in the second degree and Robbery in the first degree.   The grand jury also returned an indictment against Evelyn
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP AND THE LACEY POLICE DEPARTMENTCONTINUE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced today the culmination of a short term investigation into drug activity in the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor's Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative investigation with the Lacey Township Police
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UPDATE IN ROLO DEATH CASE

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced Andrew L. Mayer, 29, of Toms River, who was indicted on June 30, 2015, for the death of his dog (Rolo), yesterday (9/26) entered a guilty plea before Judge James M. Blaney, J.S.C. to one count of 3rd Degree Animal Cruelty. Ocean
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CHILDREN LEFT UNATTENDED IN CAR WITH TEMPERATURES EXCEEDING 90 DEGREES

On 09-19-2016, Berkeley Township Police Det. Joseph Santoro and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victim’s Unit Det. Stephanie Bayha arrested and charged Yordy R. Santanacastillo, 28, of Forked River, NJ, with 2 counts of Fourth Degree Child Abuse. The investigation initiated on September 9th, 2016, by the partnering Detectives, with assistance
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS MAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF DOG

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and NJ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) President Steve Shatkin today announced the arrest of Nicholas Piccolino, 33, of Seaside Heights, in connection with the beating death of 10 year-old female Bichon Frise dog named “Booshu”. The arrest stems from an
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OCPO “GROWING A PROGRAM” by “PLANTING THE SEEDS OF RECOVERY” – THERAPEUTIC GARDEN AT VETWORK

A therapeutic garden at Vetwork has been spearheaded by a Participant in the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Veterans Diversion Program. The Veterans Diversion Program encourages volunteer efforts for participants as part of the recovery process from post-traumatic stress connected to their service. Anthony Crincoli, a veteran who has been in
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONTINUES RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEALERS SEIZING LARGE AMOUNTS OF HEROIN, CASH AND A MACHINE GUN

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of a two month cooperative multi-jurisdictional investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor's Special Operations Group, Northern/Southern Enforcement Units and The Prosecutor's Economic Crimes Unit joined forces with the Lakewood Police Street Crimes Unit,
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OCEAN COUNTY MAN CAUGHT IN CONTINUING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CYBER DRAG NET

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the arrest of Vincent Spataro, 63, of Berkeley Township on the charge of Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit (HTCU), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Berkeley Township Police Department teamed up
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SHIP BOTTOM BEACH PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

On 08/31/2016 at 7:54 am the Ship Bottom Police Department responded to the area of the 3rd Avenue Beach in Ship Bottom for a reported pedestrian struck. Ship Bottom Police arrived and observed Megan Fabieniak, 38, of Toronto Canada with injuries to her arm and leg. The responding Officers learned
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CR528 SAFETY INITIATIVE BRINGS SAFER DRIVING

Since the June 17th start of the CR528 Police Partnership Safety Initiative, the partnering police agencies have stopped a total of 311 vehicles during their coordinated saturation patrols, accounting for 211 summons issued and six (6) arrests. Most disturbing was that seatbelt summons topped the charts at 73. It can’t be
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Task Force Arrests 40 in N.J. Child Porn Op At least one from every county in the state charged

Hamilton Twp., Mercer County, N.J. - Forty men including at least one from every county in New Jersey have been charged with possession of child pornography, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced today at the State Police Technology Center. The six-month investigation, called Operation Statewide, was a proactive effort
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OC LAW ENFORCEMENT TARGET CR 539 PLUMSTED FOR DWI ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEKEND

Toms River, NJ – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the continuation of its’ summer DWI checkpoint program. The program’s design creates a force multiplier by regionalizing and supplementing local DWI enforcement. This Saturday evening CR 539 in Plumsted Township will be targeted for DWI checkpoint enforcement. In
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONTINUES RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity in the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor's Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative investigation with the Ocean Township Police Department that resulted in the arrest of two Ocean
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL POLICE TO TARGET DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella, Barnegat Township Police Captain Richard Dugan and Ocean Township O.I.C. Lieutenant George Thompson announced today the culmination of a multi-agency cooperative investigation into drug activity in the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH BERKELEY TOWNSHIP POLICE IN LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative investigation with the Berkeley Township Police Department that resulted in the arrest of four Ocean County residents
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POLICING PARTNERSHIP RIDES AGAIN

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced his Safety/Enforcement Initiative to address the rash of eleven (11) fatal crashes and numerous serious accidents that had occurred from 2013 to July 31, of 2015 along County Route 539 will team up again to remind drivers to drive responsibly.  The detail
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ARREST IN BARNEGAT FATAL HIT & RUN

On August 8th at 6:50 pm, members of the Barnegat Police Department and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office arrested Cassie Hansen, 27, of Barnegat for knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that resulted in death. The arrest was in connection with a hit and run collision that occurred
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH LACEY TOWNSHIP POLICE IN LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity impacting the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative narcotics investigation with the Lacey Township Police Department that
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Great OC Happenings from this Past Week

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, Sheriff Mastronardy and area Chiefs of Police join Pastors, community organizations and residents for a community discussion this past week. The event organized and hosted by Pastor William Greene and his Second Baptist Church of Toms River congregation resulted in real and progressive conversations between
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OC PILL DROP OFF PROGRAM PREVENTS ABUSE OF 13,340 LBS OF UNUSED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced that the concerted efforts of Ocean County Law Enforcement and residents have brought great success in disposing of unused prescription medications. On Wednesday (7/20) OCPO supervised the destruction of 2960 pounds of unused prescription meds, the largest pill burn to date. Since
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Guilty Plea in Aggravated Sexual Assault

On Wednesday 7/20, Agustin Salvidar-Delvalle, 27, of Lakewood entered a guilty plea before Judge James M. Blaney, J.S.C. to one count of 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault. He will be sentenced after an AVENAL evaluation. The guilty plea stems from an investigation by OCPO Special Victims Unit Det. Stephanie Bayha and
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OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE BUILDS G.R.E.A.T. INSTRUCTOR ARMY

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the graduation of 41 newly certified G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Program Instructors. The training offered by members of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office took place at the Ocean County Training Center in Waretown. Forty one (41) Law Enforcement Officers came
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TOMS RIVER POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced a police involved shooting within the jurisdiction of Toms River. Preliminary details of the event are as follows: At 11:32 pm on July 7th, Toms River Police Officers on patrol approached a suspicious vehicle near the corner of Cedar Drive and Haines Drive.
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BEACHWOOD ARSONIST ARRESTED

Robert A. Houser, 40, of Toms River was located on June 15 and subsequently charged with Aggravated Arson and Assault. His arrest stems from the May 19, 2016 investigation by the Beachwood Police Department and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Investigation Unit into a shed fire set that date at approximately
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OCPO SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONCLUDES INITIAL SOUTHERN SUMMER SWEEP

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of a cooperative multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigation conducted by the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit, along with county and local law enforcement agencies. The investigation focused on mid-level heroin, marijuana and prescription pill distributors found to be operating in
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POLICING PARTNERSHIP FOR A SAFER CR 528

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced details of his Summer 2016 Safety/Enforcement Initiative to address rising fatalities, 55 Alcohol/Narcotics motor vehicle arrests, numerous serious accidents and moving motor vehicle violations that have occurred from 2015 to the present on CR 528. The following charts highlight CR 528 Crash
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ARREST IN LAKEWOOD STABBING DEATH

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson today announced the arrest of Dmitrii Dorzhinov, 53, of Lakewood for the murder of Gela Suqiashvilli, 54, also of Lakewood. On Tuesday (6/14) at approximately 1:04 am, the Lakewood Police Department received a 911 call through the Howell Police
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OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE CONTINUES TO EDUCATE OC CHILDREN OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND GANG DANGERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson today announced that on Tuesday (6/14) the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Lakewood Police Department, and the NJ Parole Department collaborated to graduate 416 sixth grade students from the Lakewood Middle School. This group of students is one of
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ARREST IN LAKEWOOD MURDER

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson today announced the arrest of Merrill Spencer, 34, of Lakewood for the murder of Johntel Thomas, 23, also of Lakewood. On Monday (6/13), a 911 call was placed at approximately 6:32 am by a male individual advising that he
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OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE HAS THE BEST WEEK EVER CLAIMS BOTH DETECTIVE & UNIT EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato is proud to announce coveted awards for OCPO Narcotics Unit members from two separate major New Jersey Narcotics Associations. The first award recognition was bestowed upon a Special Operations Group Detective who was honored at two prestigious events first hosted by the NJ Narcotics Enforcement
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MEGAN’S LAW OFFENDER SENTENCED

On Friday, June 10, 2016, the Honorable Melanie S. Appleby, J.S.C., sentenced Ronnie Kimball, 26, having a last known address of 976 President Avenue in Toms River, to a period of eighteen (18) months in New Jersey State Prison, concurrent to a sentence he is serving for a parole violation. The
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MANAHAWKIN MAN ARRESTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane today announced the arrest of Leonardo D. Rugerio, 24, of Manahawkin, NJ, for Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. The arrest stems from an investigation by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit Det. Stephanie
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OCPO SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP CONCLUDES INITIAL SUMMER SWEEP

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into alleged heroin drug distribution within Ocean County. In the first of three operational phases of the pre-summer sweep, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit teamed with the Berkeley Township, South Toms
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BEWARE INHERITANCE BANK LETTER SCAM

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today warned county residents of fraudulent mailings sent under the guise of a legitimate name bank reporting a possible inheritance. A sample of this scam letter using the TD logo is attached. In the past week there have been several reports of local residents receiving
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APPEAL FILED IN BRICK OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT CASE

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today that his office has filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court regarding the trial court’s decision to allow Lorraine Morgan into the Pretrial Intervention Program over the objection of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Lorraine Morgan is
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JURY VERDICT AFFIRMED IN ATTEMPTED MURDER TRIAL

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, the Appellate Division affirmed this attempted murder jury verdict following the defendant’s appeal. Assistant Deputy Public Defender Amira Scurato appealed on behalf of the defendant, Robert H. Hankins and Chief of the Appellate Unit, Samuel J. Marzarella and Assistant Prosecutor John C. Tassini represented the
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Search for Beachwood Arsonist!!!

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Arson Investigations Unit and the Beachwood Police Department are investigating a shed fire set on Thursday (5/19) at 5:20 am behind 417 Atlantic City Blvd. Beachwood Police and Fire Departments responded quickly extinguishing the fire. The investigation found a witness who reported observing a male leaving
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JACKSON TOWNSHIP FATAL CRASH

On Wednesday (5/11/2016), at approximately 5:11 am, the Jackson Township Police Department and OCPO Fatal Accident Investigation Unit responded to a reported motor vehicle crash with injuries in the area of Cassville Road. Upon their arrival the investigation found a 2009 Ford Flex being driven by Richard Ulis, 59, of Toms
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PENNSYLVANNIA MAN CHARGED IN AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE OFF DUTY TRPD SERGEANT SPOTS DEFENDANT’S CAR LEADING TO HIS ARREST

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Toms River Township Police Chief Mitch Little and Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson, in a great cooperative effort by the three agencies, announced the arrest of Robert Clayton, 35, of Pittsburgh, PA, charging him with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Luring, and Endangering the
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ARREST IN LAKEWOOD AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

On April 26, 2016, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Stephanie Bayha, along with Lakewood Police Department Det. Steve Kelusak and Officer Eduardo Vega, arrested ANTONIO AGUILAR, 41, of Lakewood, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The case was initiated when
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SENTENCING IN SEXUAL ASSAULT

Defendant Matthew Ackerman, 25, of Little Egg Harbor was sentenced today before Judge Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., on the charge of 2nd degree Sexual Assault to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison, No Early Release Act, Parole Supervision for Life, Megan's Registration and Nicole's Law (No contact with victim). The
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP AND THE LACEY TOWNSHIP POLICE PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES ATTACK ON AREA DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lacey Township Police Chief Dave Paprota announced today the culmination of two separate cooperative investigations conducted by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit and the Lacey Township Police Department that resulted in the arrest of a brother
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP JOINS FORCES WITH LACEY TOWNSHIP POLICE ARREST TRIO IN LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lacey Township Police Chief Dave Paprota announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity impacting the southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative narcotics investigation with the Lacey Township Police Department
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“RANSOMWARE” MAKING ROUNDS OF OC ONCE AGAIN NEWEST STRAIN IMPOSSIBLE TO REVERSE

Ocean County Prosecutor High Tech Crime Unit today warned county residents of malicious “Ransomware” computer programs circulating the county designed to hold your computer files hostage until a ransom is paid to unscrupulous cyber criminals. Known as “Ransomware”, this scam has been reported in over twenty (20) countries in Europe and
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OCPO’S “TINA’S HOUSE” RECEIVES CRITICAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO SERVE OC CHILDREN, SEX ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS

Today (3/21), Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office “Tina’s House” received a check for $25,000 from Investor’s Bank. The attached photo below shows OC Prosecutor Joseph Cornato as he accepts the check from Vice President of Investors Bank Sandy Broughton and Harvey York, local attorney, who serves as Treasurer for the “Friends
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ARREST IN DOUBLE SEX ASSAULT

On Tuesday (3/15), Ocean County Prosecutor Special Victims Detective Stephanie Bayha and Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department Detective Steve Martin, arrested JOSEPH CORIO, 22, of Middletown, NJ, for two counts of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest stems from an investigation by the partnering detectives
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“ARREST OF SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY DRUG DEALING CREW”

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi, Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain and Little Egg Harbor Police Chief Richard Buzby announced today the culmination of an investigation into a brother, father, son alleged drug dealing team. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement
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ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Just after 7 am today (3/3), the Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit, with assistance from OCPO Megan’s Law Unit and the Stafford Township Police Department, arrested Robert Williams, 70, at his residence on Galleon Road in Stafford Twp. The investigation and subsequent arrest stems from a referral by NJ
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ARREST IN LAKEWOOD SEXUAL ASSAULT

On 2/24/16, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Tom Tiernan and Lakewood PD Det. Chase Messer arrested William H. Jenkins, 65, of Lakewood for Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The investigation initiated on 2/24/16 alleges Jenkins sexually assaulted a fifteen (15) year old female on 02/11/2016.
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BARNEGAT BURN VICTIM

Today (2/23) at approximately 10:27 am, Barnegat Police and Fire Department responded to a Fish Pond Terrace address of the Mirage Retirement Community in Barnegat reference a report of a severe burn victim. Upon their arrival they indeed found the homes resident, Ann Honebein, 83, had suffered severe burns to
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SHIP BOTTOM FATAL CRASH

On Wednesday (2/10) at approximately 3:40 pm, Ship Bottom police responded to the intersection of Route 72 and Barnegat Ave for a report of a 2 vehicle crash involving serious injuries. The subsequent investigation by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Fatal Accident Investigation Det. Michael Proto, Ship Bottom Police Department, Long Beach Police
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ARREST IN AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Township Chief Robert Lawson announce the arrest of Salvador Gonzalez Amador, 43, of Lakewood, charging him with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. On Saturday (2/6/16), Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Thomas Tiernan and Det.
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OCPO/TRPD SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Toms River Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying the person seen in this surveillance photo. This person, who was seen on January 11, 2016 at approximately 11:20 p.m. in the area of West Hickory and Massachusetts Avenue, may be
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OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE CONTINUES TO EDUCATE OC CHILDREN OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND GANG DANGERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Toms River Schools Superintendent David M. Healy and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little today announced that on Thursday (1/21) the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to graduate the entire fifth grade class, approximately
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Prosecutor’s Office Releases Findings of Fatal Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

In compliance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directive regarding uniform statewide procedures and best practices for conducting police use-of-force investigations, this public statement is being issued regarding the findings resulting from the investigation of the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on August 23, 2015 on Cherrywood Circle
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SANDY RENOVATION CONTRACTOR ARREST

On Monday (1/4/16), Seaside Heights residents, Mary and Nick Ditta, responded to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office to report a theft by contractor Thomas Carlevale, 29, of Thomas Carlevale Construction in Toms River. The Ditta’s reported they contracted Mr. Carlevale’s company to lift and renovate their home in Seaside Heights,
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THREE ARRESTED IN DEATH OF LAKEWOOD MAN

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Township Police Chief Robert Lawson announce today arrests in with the death of Miguel Rivera, 45, of Lakewood, New Jersey. The joint investigation by the OCPO Major Crimes Unit and Lakewood Township Police developed information implicating two Sussex County men in the
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ARREST FOR FAILING TO REGISTER

During the week of Monday December 8, 2015, Detective Adam J. Hess of the Megan's Law Unit of the Special Investigations Bureau of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, along with Senior Parole Office Timothy Sullivan, opened an investigation into twenty-six (26) year old Ronnie Kimball for the third (3rd) degree
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BERKELEY TOWNSHIP PEDESTRIAN FATAL

On Saturday December 12, 2015, at approximately 8:59 pm, Berkeley Police responded to the area of Rt.9 and Frederick Drive for a report of two pedestrians struck. The investigation by Berkeley PD, with assistance from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, found that a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Alexander Aguilar,
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Cybersecurity Resource Center

What Happened OPM recently discovered two separate but related cybersecurity incidents that have impacted the data of Federal government employees, contractors, and others: In June 2015, OPM discovered that the background investigation records of current, former, and prospective Federal employees and contractors had been stolen. OPM and the interagency incident response team
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ARREST IN COMMUNITY SUPERVISION VIOLATION

During the week of December 7, 2015 New Jersey State Parole opened an investigation into thirty-nine year (39) Suzanne Trainor aka Suzanne Tindall. She was wanted for the third degree crime of Community Supervision for Life (CSL) violation out of Burlington County. The supervising officer of the parolee is Parole
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INDICTMENT IN JACKSON MURDER

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment in the case of State v. Daniele RomeodiSantillo, 27, Hector Calderon, 48, and Eric Prosniewski, 45. The indictment charges Calderon and RomeodiSantillo with murder, conspiracy, and weapons charges. The Grand Jury also found
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SEXUAL ASSAULT DEFENDANT COURT ACTIVITY – ALL CASES ARE UNRELATED AND WERE PROSECUTED BY SENIOR ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR TERRY ANN LINARDAKIS

1) Defendant Russell Cortese, 66, of Jersey City pled guilty before Judge Daniels on December 7, 2015, to 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault. Victim was a 4 year old known to the defendant. The incident occurred in August 2015 in Point Pleasant Borough. The matter was investigated by OCPO Special
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OC INDICTMENTS FOR UNLAWFULLY RECEIVING BENEFITS

Ocean County Prosecutor, Joseph D. Coronato announced that an Ocean County Grand Jury handed up indictments yesterday (12/3) on two separate cases referred to the Prosecutor’s Office and jointly invested with the New Jersey State Comptroller’s Office, Medicaid Fraud Division and with assistance from the New Jersey Division of Taxation. In
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GUILTY PLEA

On Monday (11/30), Edward Alex Morrow, 31, of Toms River, entered a guilty plea before Judge Patricia B. Roe J.S.C. to 2nd Degree Distribution of Child Pornography.  Under the plea Morrow will be required to register under Megan's Law upon sentencing.   The sentencing is tentatively set for February 5, 2016. The
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OCEAN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE EFFORTS TO EDUCATE OC CHILDREN OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND GANG DANGERS GET STUDENTS NOD OF APPROVAL

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced that on Thursday (12/3) the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to graduate the entire fifth grade class, approximately 100 children, of the Toms River Silver Bay Elementary School. This group of students
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INDICTMENT IN LAKEWOOD MURDER

On December 1, 2015, the Grand Jurors of Ocean County handed up an Indictment charging the defendant Filiberto Jimenez-Villanueva, 30, 327 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood, NJ, with murder in connection with the death of Adan Anaya-Morales, 57, of Lakewood, NJ. Filiberto Jimenez-Villanueva was taken into custody back on July 16, 2015
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ARREST IN SEXUAL ASSAULT ATTEMPT

Early this morning (11/24), members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime Unit and the Toms River Police Department executed an arrest warrant at a Broad Street address in Toms River. Christopher Kaleda, 39, of Toms River was arrested and charged with 1 count of 4th degree Attempted Criminal
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SUSPICIOUS DEATH INVESTIGATION

On Monday November 23, 2015 at 4:52 pm, Long Beach Police were dispatched to 2204 Central Avenue in Barnegat Light regarding a wellbeing check of a 60 year old male at that location who had not been heard from for two days. Long Beach Police responded to the residence and
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PUBLIC NOTICE ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in
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SHOOTING INVEST UPDATE – JACKSON MAN ARRESTED

On 11/15/2015, the OCPO Major Crimes Unit, Ocean County Sheriff's Department, Berkeley and Toms River Police Departments developed information in the Waymon Young shooting investigation alleging Tyshaun M. Jackson, 23, AKA: "Bailey", of Jackson Township as the individual responsible for the shooting. After a notification to surrounding departments, Tyshaun Jackson was
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Shooting being investigated

On 11/14/2015, at approximately 2:53 pm, the Toms River Police Department responded to Community Medical Center for the report of a victim with a gunshot wound who had arrived at the hospital. The victim, Waymon P. Young, 39, arrived at CMC driving a 2014 red Chevy Cruze bearing Maryland plates.
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LAKEWOOD MAN ARRESTED IN AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Lakewood Police Det. Michael Cavallo and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Melissa Matthews arrested Minor Villator, 30, of Lakewood for the sexual assaults of two females age 12 and 11. Based on the partnering detective’s investigation Senior Assistant Prosecutor Terry Linardakis advised that Villator,
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Terrence P. Farley Obituary

Terrence P. Farley, 72 of Seaside Park, NJ died on Saturday October 31, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Jersey City, NJ and raised his family in Toms River, NJ before moving to Seaside Park, NJ. Terrence attended both Parsons College and Ursinus College. He
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OCPO AP HONORED BY LAW COMMUNITY

On Thursday October 29, 2015, Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Ehsan F. Chowdhry was honored by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law in conjunction with the New Jersey State Bar Association, as the recipient of the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award 2015. The award was presented on
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP AND THE BERKELEY TOWNSHIP POLICE TEAM UP IN LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency drug investigation with the Berkeley Township Police Department that resulted in the arrest of three
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PROSECUTOR’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP AND THE LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP POLICE TEAM UP IN LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Northern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency drug investigation with the Lakewood Township Police Department that resulted in the arrest of two
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DOES A REGISTERED “SEX OFFENDER” RESIDE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Use this link to get the picture beyond Toms River and view ALL of Ocean County: http: www.njsp.org/sex-offender-registry/index.shtml MAKE PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN YOUR HIGHEST PRIORITY New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available to the public over the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's
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Lakewood Township Man Guilty of First Degree Attempted Murder and Related Weapons Charges

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today that an Ocean County Jury has found a Lakewood Township man guilty of first degree attempted murder and related weapons charges. On Wednesday October21, 2015, an Ocean County Jury seated before the Honorable Patricia B. Roe, J.S.C., found defendant Marco Tulio Alvarez Lopez
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BARNEGAT MAN CHARGED WITH USING HIS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY TO DEFRAUD SUPER STORM SANDY VICTIMS OUT OF MORE THAN $75,000

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the arrest of an area contractor charging him with defrauding victims of super storm Sandy. Greg Montgomery, 36, of Barnegat and owner of GS Construction and Property Maintenance was charged last week with 2nd Degree Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition,
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*** SCAM WARNING ***

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s High Tech Crime and Digital Forensic Unit have found that Ocean County residents are being targeted by a phone scam in which the caller claims they are collecting fines on behalf of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. The scammer in each instance identified themselves as a
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BRICK PEDESTRIAN STRUCK INVESTIGATION

On Sunday (10/4), Brick PD responded to the area of Herbertsville Rd and Hulse Avenue for a report of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle. Upon their arrival they found a pedestrian, identified as John M. Leddy, 29, of Brick, had been struck while crossing Herbertsville Road. The preliminary investigation
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Sentencing in Theft Postponed

Robert Pentz, the one-time manager of the Toms River Park and Ride facility, was scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Oct. 2, for pilfering about $140,000 in parking receipts that he was supposed to use to fill an automated teller machine at the bus station. His sentencing has been rescheduled
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ARREST IN LAKEWOOD SEXUAL ASSAULT

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Lakewood Police Det. Nate Reyes and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victim’s Unit Det. Melissa Matthews arrested Armando Lima Vergara, 31, of Lakewood for Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The investigation initiated on August 12, 2015 alleges Vergara sexually assaulted a twelve (12)
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BRICK SCHOOL OFFICIALS INDICTED IN OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT AND THEFT BY DECEPTION CASE

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announces today’s indictment of former Brick Schools Superintendent Walter Uszenski, 63, of Brick; former Brick Schools Interim Director of Public Services Andrew Morgan, 68, of Edison; former Brick Schools Academic Officer Lorraine Morgan, 58, of Edison; and Jacqueline Halsey, 37, of Brick, the daughter
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Manchester Fatal Fire

On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at approximately 0638 hours, the Manchester Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to 43E Cambridge Circle in Leisure Village for a structure fire. Upon the arrival of police, it was learned a subject was entrapped in the residence. Officers forced entry and found an unresponsive
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POLICING PARTNERSHIP FOR A SAFER CR 539 CONCLUDES WITH OVER 600 VEHICLE STOPS AND ZERO FATALITIES FOR THE 32 DAY EFFORT

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the conclusion of his Safety/Enforcement Initiative to address the rash of eleven (11) fatal crashes and numerous serious accidents that had occurred from 2013 to July 31, 2015 along County Route 539. Prosecutor Coronato stated, “The initiative raised significant awareness among the motoring
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Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging

Whether for yourself or for a loved one, these calculators are a starting point for becoming an advocate for healthy aging.  Use them to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor. Mental Helath Elder Abuse Risk Assessment Respiratory Health Vision & Hearing Bone Health Healthy Lifestyle These calculators online
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PROSECUTOR CORONATO CONTINUES HIS INITIATIVES TO SLAM DOOR ON DRUG DEALERS

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of a month long multi agency investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit conducted a cooperative multi agency drug investigation with the Barnegat Township Police Department, Ocean Township Police
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Erratic Driver Crashes and Found to be DUI

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 at approximately 1:22 am, the Point Pleasant Borough Police Department received a motor vehicle complaint for an erratic driver traveling south on Burnt Tavern Road from Route 70 towards Point Pleasant. The caller stated the vehicle was driving erratic and appeared to have turned left into a wooded area.
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LOOKING FOR AN ID ON B&E SUSPECT

The Seaside Heights Police Department and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is asking the public for their assistance in identifying this male who is wanted for questioning regarding a burglary within the Borough of Seaside Heights. The male pictured below is a possible suspect in a burglary of the "Shore Amusements" stand
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CR539 SAFETY INITIATIVE UPDATE

Since the August 15th start of the CR539 Police Partnership Safety Initiative, the partnering police agencies have stopped a total of 301 vehicles during their coordinated saturation patrols, accounting for 169 summons issued and ten (10) arrests. Speeding summons top the charts at 50, followed by 34 other moving violations issued.
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Couple Arrested For Theft of Benefits

Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced the arrest of Yosaf Laskin, 43, and Gila Neger (His wife), 42, both of Lakewood, New Jersey. Laskin was charged with second degree Theft by Deception. Neger is charged with third degree Theft by Deception The investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, with assistance from
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Looking for an ID on this Trio – Anyone?

The Seaside Heights Police Department and Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is asking the public for their assistance in identifying these three individuals who are wanted for questioning regarding burglary within the Borough of Seaside Heights. Anyone with any information please contact Detective Michael McCurdy at (732) 793-1800 ext. 223.
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BANK FORECLOSURE SCAM

The Office of the Ocean County Prosecutor and officials of the Provident Bank are warning New Jersey residents of an alleged scam being perpetrated by Foreclosure Fraud Prevention, 1 Bridge Plaza, Fort Lee, NJ. Recently Provident Bank received information from a Brick, New Jersey resident who received the attached “Foreclosure Final
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BARNEGAT SHOOTING UPDATE

Barnegat Township, NJ - At approximately 1 am today (8/28), the Barnegat Police Department was called to 379 N. Main Street in Barnegat for reports of a shooting. Upon their arrival they found Dylan Satorius, 25, resident of the home, had sustained a single gunshot wound to the chest. He
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TODAY’S SENTENCINGS

On Friday August 28, 2015 the Honorable Linda G. Baxter sentenced thirty six (36) year old defendant Lester T. Puryear, having a last known address in Lakewood Township, to a period of three hundred sixty four (364) days in the Ocean County Jail as a condition of probation for a
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OVERNIGHT BARNEGAT SHOOTING

Barnegat Township, NJ - At approximately 1 am today (8/28), the Barnegat Police Department was called to 379 N. Main Street in Barnegat for reports of a shooting. Upon their arrival they found a resident of the home, a male, 24, had sustained a single gunshot wound to the
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SENTENCING IN LURING CASE

Mark Allan, 56, of Tuckerton, NJ, was sentenced yesterday (8/26) before Judge Wendel E. Daniels on a 2nd degree Luring charge to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison with Megan's Law Registration, Parole Supervision for Life, and Nicole's Law (which includes a provision of no contact with the victim
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Plumsted Updated Release

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Plumsted Township Police Chief Matthew Petrecca announced today that Arthur Haskoor, 56, of 120 Evergreen Road, New Egypt was charged with Murder and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in connection with the death of his wife Susanne Haskoor, 47, at
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Plumsted Update

At this time the Barricaded subject event in Plumsted continues. The subject is simply being identified as a male. I cannot confirm nor deny reports of a deceased victim. The air space over the scene has been deemed restricted by the FAA at the request of the Ocean County Prosecutor's
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Plumsted Township Event

Today (8/25) just after 10 am the Plumsted Police Department received reports of a domestic at a residence on Evergreen Road. Upon their arrival they found evidence of an altercation and a possible barricaded suspect within the home. Police are on scene and have the residence secured and suspect contained.
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Brick Township Police Involved Shooting Update

The identity of the deceased subject and the Patrolman involved are: Deceased: Julian Hoffman, 21, Brick Township NJ. Brick Township Patrolman Involved. Both assigned to the Patrol Division. Brick Township Chief Nils R Bergquist Jr. advises both Patrolman are on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation: Jay Nye, 31, Hired
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BARNEGAT CRASH REQUEST FOR INFO

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is requesting any witnesses who observed a single car crash in Barnegat this past Sunday (8/23) to provide information regarding the circumstances contributing to the crash. Witnesses can call OCPO Major Crime Unit Det. Mitchell Remig at 732-929-2027. On Sunday, August 23, 2015 at approximately 10
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BRICK TOWNSHIP POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato states that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in the Cherry Wood Circle development of Brick Township, NJ. Preliminary investigation indicates that on August 23, 2015 at approximately 10:50 pm, Brick Township Police were dispatched to 47 Cherry
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Registrant Violator Arrested

During the week of August 17, 2015, the Megan's Law Unit of the Special Investigations Bureau of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation at the direction of Detective / Sergeant Michael V. Cecchini into William E. Bennett, 34, of Howell Township for the third (3rd) degree crime of
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SON PLEADS GUILTY IN MOTHER’S MURDER

Lakewood, N.J. – Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced that yesterday (8/17) Brian Cassidy, 43, of Lakewood entered a guilty plea before Judge Wendel E. Daniels, P.J.Cr.P. in the June 2013 murder of his mother Gail Conway, 61, also of Lakewood. On June 25, 2013 just after 8:00am, Lakewood Police
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