Daily Archives: April 6, 2011

>Crime Scene Middletown: It Was Another Busy Week As "MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE REPORT RECENT ACTIVITY"

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On March 31, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan was contacted by Detective Jeff Miller of the Hazlet Police Department in reference to a prescription fraud investigation he had conducted. Det. Miller informed Det. Sullivan that Joan Heary, age 48, from Edgewood Road in Matawan, NJ, had presented fraudulent prescription blanks at numerous pharmacies throughout the area to include the Walgreens and Rite Aid pharmacies in Middletown.

Detective Sullivan conducted a follow up investigation which revealed Heary had presented fraudulent prescriptions for Roxicodone and Oxycontin at the two pharmacies on four different dates.

Det. Sullivan arrested and charged Heary with Forgery and Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud. She was processed and released on a summons pending a court date.

On March 31, 2011 at approximately 2:20 pm Police Officer Larisa Doriety responded to Middletown High School North in reference to a sixteen year old student who was found to be in possession of Marijuana and a soda can which was converted into a device used to smoke Marijuana.

Officer Doriety arrested the female student who was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The student was processed and released to her father pending a court date.

On April 1, 2011 at approximately 12:10 am Patrolman Christopher Dee and Sgt. James Prosinski responded to the area of Leonardville Road and Avenue D in reference to a report of a one car motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival the officers located a vehicle with substantial damage to the driver’s side door and the driver, identified as Amanda Laguardia, age 25, from Atlantic Street in Highlands, NJ, in the driver’s seat.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Laguardia being charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was released on summonses pending a court date.

On April 1, 2011 at approximately 5:10 am Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman Felipe Benedit responded to the area of Wilson Avenue in reference to a vehicle parked in a parking lot with a man passed out behind the wheel.

Upon arrival the officers located Daniel Price, age 23, from Georgia Avenue, in Port Monmouth, unresponsive and sitting in the driver’s seat. Mr. Price regained consciousness after a brief period.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Price being arrested and charged with Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Xanax, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Price was processed and held on $12,500.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On April 1, 2011 at approximately 4:10 pm Patrolman James Beirne and Patrolman Kevin Gardiner responded to the area of Brookside Drive in reference to a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in the distribution of narcotics.

Upon arrival the officer located the vehicle as it was leaving the area. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in a seventeen year old passenger being arrested and charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. The male juvenile was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to his mother pending a court date.

On April 1, 2011 at approximately 7:00 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Albert Scott responded to the McDonalds restaurant located on Highway 35 in reference to a report of two male subjects possibly distributing narcotics.

Upon arrival the officers located the two male subjects sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot.
The officers approached the vehicle and immediately detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a large amount of marijuana, the seizure of $476.00 in currency and the seizure of the vehicle, a white Volvo.

As a result of the investigation the officers arrested Arthur Mathurin, age 19, from Abbey Road and Rashon Martin, age 22, from Brainard Avenue.

Mathurin was charged with Possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of marijuana, Possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of Tindall Park, Possession of over 50 grams of marijuana and Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was held on $15,000 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Martin was charged with Possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of marijuana, Possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of Tindall Park, and Possession of over 50 grams of marijuana. He also had a Contempt of court warrant out of Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $15,250 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On April 2, 2011 at approximately 2:45 am Patrolman John Mele was on patrol in the area of Navesink River Road when he observed a vehicle weaving in and out of its lane of travel. Patrolman Mele stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Jeremy Schreiber, age 21, from Baskenridge Drive.

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>Remembering John Adler

>I admit I’m a little late in wishing my condolences to the family of the Congressman John Adler who past away yesterday. There has been many fine pieces written about Adler since his passing and I don’t really have much to add.

I met him once by chance, a couple of years ago when he was running for congress. I was spending the a spectacular day down in South Jersey with the family when I ran into him pressing palms and working the crowd at the Chatsworth Cranberry Festival. I didn’t know him from Adam and told him I was Middletown. That didn’t seem to matter to him, he was polite, cordial and a pleasure to speak to. Only afterwards when I got home and googled his name, did I realize he was a rather prominent and highly thought of member of the NJ State Senate.
When he went on to win his congressional seat later that November, I thought it was pretty cool bumping into him the way I had because I seriously didn’t think he could win his district. The seat was held by a string of Republicans for as long as anyone could remember and was considered by many, to be a very close toss-up between him and his opponent.
Sadly he lost his bid for reelection last year to former Philadelphia Eagle football player John Runyan in a another very close race. It’s even sadder to know that he lost his life a few short months later.

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