Monmouth County Crime: Schools Admin Indicted, Guitar Teacher Arrested, Family Murder Plot

A strange week in Monmouth County crime stories


This was not your typical week in crime in Monmouth County. From the indictment of a top school administrator to the arrest of a music teacher, this week’s crime stories ran the gamut.

Here are the top Patch-reported crime stories from around Monmouth County:

Police: Manalapan Guitar Teacher Spanked Student for Sexual Gratification

A Musician’s Workshop guitar teacher has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Friday. The alleged assault of the student, who was under 13, took place some time in the past few months.

Family Enters Guilty Pleas in Connection to Manchester Man's Murder

An Ocean Township father and daughter pleaded guilty in a 2010 Long Branch murder, while the matriarch copped to her role in trying to set up a hit on the victim’s mother.

Sandra Brower Pleads Not Guilty to Charges She Failed to Report Possible Sex Abuse of 4-year-old

The former assistant superintendent of Wall Township Schools was indicted Monday morning on charges she failed to immediately report a possible sexual assault of a 4-year-old special needs student by a teacher and then lied to police and tried to cover up her inaction, according to the indictment.

Two Men Fight at Manalapan Rec Center Game

Two men have filed citizen complaints against one another after becoming involved in a physical altercation during a children’s flag football game at the Manalapan Recreation Center on Friday, April 26.

Man Punched and Robbed of Cell Phone in Manalapan

Another man was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone in Manalapan less than a week after a Manalapan High School student was stabbed and robbed of his cell phone, according to police.

Police: Over $10k in Fraudulent Purchases Made at Holmdel Best Buy

Police arrested Brian Hernandez and Kiara Rivera for the alleged fraudulent use of credit cards and gift cards.

Police: Oceanport Woman Tried to Pawn Stolen $15K Engagement Ring

An Oceanport woman was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property following an arrest Saturday, police said. 

A Kenilworth man is charged with threatening a woman with a knife and injuring three police officers in an incident Saturday in Middletown, according to complaints filed in Superior Court.


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