Brick Man Jailed For Creating A False Public Alarm

Photo courtesy Monmouth County

MONMOUTH COUNTY – A Brick Township man caused quite an alarm…literally…after he allegedly pulled an emergency notification alarm on the wall inside the Monmouth County Courthouse.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office says 36-year-old Michael Marsh remains locked up at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution pending a court appearance after the incident on Thursday, July 19 at around 9:30 a.m.

Marsh was charged with one count of second degree False Public Alarm. He could face jail time as the penalties were beefed up in 2016 as a second degree offense, especially in a government building.

Both the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office identified and apprehended Marsh.

In a press release, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said “Law enforcement everywhere treats every one of these incidents as a potentially serious threat to safety and well-being of our citizens. These false threats are not a game or joke, but a crime that will be aggressively pursued by this Office.”