Long Branch Crime
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Recent Crime News
18 hrs ago | via Patch.com
Seizures from the Aug. 24 arrest totaled 5,359 decks of heroin worth more then $40,000 in street value; $753 in cash; and a Kia Optima. A 43-year-old man was arrested and charged in the largest heroin bust in Long Branch in 20 years, police said. Comment?
Thursday Aug 27 | via SILive.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Thirteen days since a high-ranking gang leader was shot dead by police following a tense standoff at his Mariners Harbor apartment during which he ignited a smoke bomb, shot and wounded a firefighter and discharged his weapon on three separate occasions Six hours into a standoff that began when authorities tried to arrest him on a federal probation violation, Garland Tyree, 38, the reputed godfather of the Nine Trey Gangsters, told his mother, whom police had flown in from Delaware at his request, that he planned to surrender. "I'm coming out now, mama," Tyree told his mother on the phone, after the two exchanged "I love yous" and she assured him they would fight whatever charges he faced. Comment?
Sunday Aug 23 | via Patch.com
Long Branch police recently charged a city man with two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of gang criminality, according to a police department press release. Street Crimes Unit members Lieutenant Jeff Grippaldi, Detectives Joseph Spitale, Rich O'Brien and Nick Romano arrested Jamire Williams, 24, in front of his home at 136 James Street on Aug. 17. He was charged after an investigation by Detective Todd Coleman and Detective Lieutenant Ray Chaparro. Comment?
Thursday Aug 6 | via Housing Wire
Christopher Colatrella, 43, of Wall Township, New Jersey was sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty to second degree financial facilitation of criminal activity related to an investigation that involved mortgage fraud, theft by deception and money laundering. Christopher Colatrella's brother, John Colatrella, 52, of Long Branch, New Jersey was sentenced to two years probation for third degree conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Comment?
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