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Double Homicide, Animal Abuse, and Public Nudity in County Crime Stories

A weekly look at the week's top crime stories from around Monmouth County

From white collar crime to a double homicide, animal abuse and even a little public nudity, law enforcement was busy this week in Patch towns all over Monmouth County.

The Attorney General has brought an indictment against seven current and former employees of Eatontown-based Birdsall Engineering, saying the firm subverted anti- Pay-to-Play laws with hidden political contributions to win public contracts.
-- Long Branch Patch

A Union County man was arrested after Spring Lake Heights Police found the 24-year-old soliciting business without registering, and discovered he had an outstanding warrant and was previously deported.
-- Manasquan-Belmar Patch

12 Years Behind Bars For Holmdel Man In $7.5M Ponzi Scheme

A Holmdel man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in a New Jersey state prison after he admitted in January he laundered millions of dollars through an extensive mortgage refinance fraud scheme bilking more than 40 homeowners in New Jersey and New York out of more than $7.5 million, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
-- Holmdel Patch

Neptune Man Fined For Stabbing Dog

A Neptune man was charged for stabbing a dog in the chest during a December altercation with its owner, authorities said.
-- Howell Patch

Animal Abuse Suspects' Court Date Delayed

The Brick couple due to appear in municipal court Wednesday on animal abuse charges will instead have a hearing in May. No reason was given for the delay.
-- Wall Patch

Long Branch Double Homicide Victims Had 'Romantic Relationship'

A grizzly scene at a Long Branch home when a slain couple was found dead inside.
-- Long Branch Patch

Publicly Naked Howell Man Charged With Lewdness

A Howell man was charged with lewdess after he was found naked in the parking lot of the Manasquan Reservoir. It is not the first infraction for the same man, police say.
-- Howell Patch

Ending Not So Happy For Matawan Massage Parlor

A Brooklyn woman faces prostitution charges after she offered services to an undercover police officer at Hot Stone Massage Therapy in Matawan, police said.
-- Matawan-Aberdeen Patch

Police: Shoe Switch Results In Shoplifting Charge

You have to be more creative at Kohl’s if you want to steal shoes, apparently.
-- Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

Philip John Lupo, Jr., 27, of Huntington, NY, was arrested after choking, punching and throwing a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix, police said.
-- Marlboro-ColtsNeck Patch

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