Daily Archives: March 28, 2011



On March 25, 2011 at approximately 11:00 am police responded to the area of Cooper Road in reference to a report of a subject parked in a vehicle possibly using drugs. Upon arrival officers located Tiffanile Czaplicki, age 28, from Kruger Place in Middletown, sitting in the vehicle.

Officers Ian May and Anthony Ciccone conducted an investigation and located two hypodermic syringes inside the car. Czaplicki was placed under arrest and was charged with Possession of hypodermic syringes. She was released on a summons pending a court appearance.

On March 26, 2011 at approximately 3:26 am police received a call from the New Jersey State Police reporting a vehicle which was driving erratically and had struck a barrier on the Garden State Parkway and then exited at exit 109.

Sgt. William Colangelo located the vehicle on Newman Springs Road and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Patrolman Savino Capilupi responded as back up. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Thomas Delia, age 52, from Dawn Court in Tinton Falls, NJ, being arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was processed and released on summonses pending a court appearance.

On March 26, 2011 at approximately 4:45 am Police Officer Janine Kennedy responded to the area of Mulberry Lane in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the street.

Upon arrival Officer Kennedy located the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Ryan Kelty, age 21, from Bray Avenue in Middletown. Kelty was charged with Possession of a prescription legend drug. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons pending a court appearance.

On March 27, 2011 at approximately 10:56 am police responded to the area of Wilson Avenue in reference to a report of a man standing in the street swinging a weapon at passing cars.

Upon arrival Police Officer Larisa Doriety located Sean Lynch, age 25, from Danemar Drive in Middletown standing in the street holding a leather belt with a combination lock fastened to the end and a knife. The officer drew her firearm and ordered Lynch to drop the weapons. Sgt. Anthony Bagileo arrived as backup and the officer were able to place Lynch under arrest without further incident.

Lynch was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Unlawful Possession of a weapon, and Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was processed and released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.

The Middletown Police Department also reported the following arrests on warrants between March 23 and March 27:

Ryan Canavan , age 18, from Jefferson Street in Middletown. He was held on $500.00 bail on a Contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

Michael Roy, age 30, from Bayside Parkway in Middletown. He was held on $6,800.00 bail on a warrant issued by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.

Ryan Kelty, age 21, from Bray Avenue in Middletown. He was released on $200.00 bail on a warrant issued by the Ocean Township Municipal Court.

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>Freeholder Mallet Comments on Blog Posting, "…Limit Terms Of Volunteer Squashed By Opposition"

>Monmouth County Freeholder Amy Mallett just so happens to be a reader of this blog as well as personal friend. She sent me the following comment via email yesterday after reading Saturday’s post, Monmouth Freeholder Mallet’s Proposal To Limit Terms Of Volunteer Squashed By Opposition. After expressing her gratitude for the post she added:

…Their opposition to this is clearly an insult to the people of Monmouth County. The allegiance here is to the many personal and political ties with those on these boards. Checking attendance records and closer scrunity at reappointments is not adequate. Many have served for decades, and some are appointed based on political patronage. Regardless, turnover is healthy and practiced for a reason by many professional boards.

What also needs to be addressed is that these autonomous agencies have spending authority, and are responsible for millions of tax dollars. They make the decisions on hiring as we recently read about with the recent library hire, spending such as choice of vendors, policy as in the parks commission and the list goes on and on….

Thank you Freeholder Mallet for your kind words towards myself and the blog in your email response. You’re doing a great job representing the tax payers of Monmouth County by being a watchdog over those that would rather watch out for their political cronies rather than the tax payers they’re suppose to represent.


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>Middletown Library Issues Three Resolutions to Release Excess Funds To Township

>The Middletown Library made it official last week when it issued the three resolutions requested of it from the Township, that would authorize the release of $500,000 from previously reserved library funds, to the Township.

These resolutions have no yet made it onto the Middletown Library’s website, but i was told that they will be posted soon along with meeting minutes from the March 16th Board of Trustees Meeting.

Resolution 2011-23/Unrestricted Library Capital Reserves, Resolution 2011-26/ Forfeiture of Unreserved Funds and Resolution 2011-27/ Intent to transfer excess funds to the municipality of Middletown pending approval of the NJ State Librarian.

Resolution 2011-23, authorizes the release of $500,000 of reserved funds to the Township.
Resolution 2011-26, states that the Library Board of Trustees have agrees to forfeit 2008 & 2009 budget surplus of $196,831 as part of unrestricted funds o be transfer to the Township, and Resolution 2011-27, reaffirms the Library’s intent to transfer $500,000 to the Township once approval is given by the NJ State Librarian.
You can read the resolutions by clicking on the hyperlinks above if you are interested to read them.

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>It’s Your Town – Newsletter Volume 3, Issues 6- 3/21/11; The Mayor Explains The "Bonus"

>This edition of the It’s Your Town Newsletter contains information about the March 21,2011 Middletown Township NJ Committee meeting. The meeting was short, lasting a little more than an hour. After Committee comments only two members of the public addressed concerns to the Committee.

Items that were spoken about include the transfer of surplus funds from the Middletown Library to the Township for the purpose of tax relief and the giving of a $15,000 bonus to the Township Tax Assessor Charles Heck, that Mayor Fiore later categorized as a stipend, for his work preparing for the township wide reassessment.

Here is a small excerpt from the newsletter that contains Mayor Fiore’s explanation of the bonus to Tax Assessor Heck:

…Mr. Fiore said in respect to the bonus of $15K to the Tax Assessor, Mr. Heck and the $5K bonus to the Assistant Assessor is very simple. He said the Township Committee reached a consensus and agreed that since Mr. Heck saved the Township $50K by doing some of the work Reality Appraisal was contracted to do he deserves the bonus. He said the Committee had the same consensus last year and that in order to spend $20K to save $50K, that is a pretty good spend when it is a net savings of $30K for the Township. He said that was not a bonus, but a stipend for the additional services by taking on more responsibility with the reassessment. Mr. Grenafege said that he and Mr. Fiore both worked in corporate environments and this is considered a bonus…

You can read the full Newsletter >>> Here

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