The following is a press release from the Long Branch Police Department:
On Aug. 17, members of the Street Crimes Unit, led by Lt. Jeff Grippaldi, and consisting of Detectives Joseph Spitale, Rich O'Brien and Nick Romano, arrested a James Street resident in front of his home in Long Branch.
The 24-years-old man was charged with two counts of terroristic threats and two counts of gang criminality after an investigation by Det. Todd Coleman, assisted by Detective Lt. Ray Chaparro.
The man had recently been discovered in a video on social media sites making a threat to kill two specific members of the Long Branch Police Department.
He is now currently residing in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $240,000 bail, set by Judge Gummer.
The Long Branch Police Department will continue to vigilantly apprehend anyone suspected of making threats to the safety our our officers, as our officers continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our residents and the public.