Independent News Briefs, Nov. 25

A Hazlet resident has been charged with one count of third degree endangering the welfare of a child for the possession of child sexual abuse materials, and one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for the possession of child sexual
abuse materials.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced the charges against Charles Hoagland, 56, in a Nov. 18 press release. He said Hoagland was arrested following an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The investigation revealed Hoagland allegedly used a messaging application to send an item depicting the sexual abuse of a child to another person. Hoagland also allegedly possessed additional images depicting child sexual abuse materials.

Hoagland had a detention hearing before state Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon on
Nov. 18 and was released pending trial with the following conditions: no internet
access (except for employment) and no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18.

Investigators are seeking additional information about Hoagland’s activities. Anyone
with information is asked to contact Detective Anthony Lacher at 1-800-533-7443.


Dove Hospice Services of New Jersey is seeking volunteers to provide support to local hospice patients and their families throughout Monmouth County.

Hospice patient care volunteers visit with patients in their homes, which can also be
nursing facilities and/or assisted living facilities, at least once a week. They read to the patient, reminisce about their lives, play cards, help with letter writing and provide respite for caregivers. Visits can also be virtual and are during the day or early evening.

Patient care volunteers complete an application and attend a virtual volunteer training
program. To sign up for the next virtual training class, contact Deborah
Adams at 732-405-3035 or email