Saturday, January 26, 2013
The defendants are charged with heroin possession, failure to register a home improvement business, theft of an ATV and burglary in Keyport.
After considering evidence presented by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, a grand jury in Freehold last week agreed that there is enough evidence to formally charge the following defendants and require them to respond to charges. But an indictment is not a finding of guilt or a conviction, and all defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Salvatore Cassaro was indicted on multiple charges connected to two January burglaries.
A 23-year-old man was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on multiple burglary and theft charges of two Middletown Township homes. According to the indictment, Salvatore Cassaro, of Keansburg, allegedly entered the Middletown homes on Jan. 25 and Jan. 31. While in the homes Cassaro allegedly stole jewelry and pool equipment. The indictment indicates that the items reported stolen were valued in excess of $500. Cassaro was indicted on two burglary charges and two theft of moveable property charges. Each charge is considered a third-degree crime, according to the indictment.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Prosecutors say the drug ring sold $25,000 worth of heroin per week.
The last four defendants in a 25-person heroin ring based in the Bayshore have pleaded guilty on drug charges, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Peter E. Warshaw Jr. announced in a press release issued Wednesday. The drug trafficking group, led by 32-year-old Matawan resident Dectric Rawls, sold approximately $25,000 worth of heroin per week, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Dectric Rawls; Daryel Rawls, 31, of Lakewood; Brandon Vashey, 23, of Middletown; and Joel Benitez, 27, of Freehold, were among the 25 arrested on charges stemming from a 2009 investigation into the heroin trafficking organization. On April 30, Dectric Rawls acknowledged he was the leader of the drug ring, the release stated. The first-degree crime …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The indictment alleges that a Keansburg man burglarized Thompson Avenue, North Middletown, homes in December.
A 26-year-old Keansburg man has been indicted on charges stemming from the alleged burglaries and attempted burglary of three North Middletown homes “on or about” Dec.18, 2011. Christopher Dressler, of 115 Twilight Ave., Keansburg, was indicted on two counts of burglary, one count of theft of moveable property, and one count of attempted burglary, a copy of the indictment, signed by Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw, said. The two counts of burglary allege that Dressler unlawfully broke into two separate North Middletown homes and burglarized them. The burglary charges are third degree offenses. The theft of moveable property charge alleges that Dressler stole currency and checks amounting to more than $500 from one of the homes. …