Police responded to the scene at the parking lot around 4:18 p.m. Thursday.
Middletown Police arrested a township man who allegedly grabbed a woman's purse from a shopping cart in the Target parking lot and tried to take off. He didn't get far, because the woman gave chase and two citizens assisted by halting the alleged robber until police arrived on the scene. Paul Welch, 34 of Chapman Terrace was charged with theft and refusing arrest by pulling his arms away from officers trying to cuff him. He was also charged with child endangerment for leaving a child with autism, legally in his care, in a locked non-running vehicle for two hours in 33 degree weather. According to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, he has also been charged with offenses related to drug and drug paraphernalia possession, and intent to …
He was also sentenced for photographing one of the assaults on his cell phone camera, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Officel.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 14, 2012
A Keyport man was sentenced to serve 34 years in state prison today by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Francis Vernoia, according to Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. The sentence requires that Shane Simpson, 24, serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. On April 5, a Monmouth County jury convicted Simpson on one count of first degree aggravated sexual assault, three counts of second degree sexual assault, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of the a child by sexual conduct, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child by causing a child to engage in child pornography, and one count of fourth degree endangering the welfare of a child by possession of child pornography…