Daily Archives: April 14, 2011

>Crime Scene Middletown: MIDDLETOWN POLICE ARREST MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUR BURGLARIES AND THE THEFT OF OVER $500,000 WORTH OF JEWELRY

> PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

The Middletown Police Department has arrested, Nicholas Tracy, age 21, from Clubhouse Drive in Beachwood, NJ and charged him with committing four residential burglaries along Navesink River Road that totaled over $500,000.00 in stolen jewelry.

The burglaries occurred over a two month period beginning in March of 2011. On April 13, 2011 police responded to a residence on Navesink River Road in reference to a burglar alarm activation. Upon arrival Patrolman Ryan Riffert and Patrolman Carl Roth located Tracy hiding in a third floor bathroom and took him into custody.

Detective William Strohkirch, the lead investigator in the case, and Detective Peter White, conducted the follow up investigation which resulted in Tracy being charged with four counts of third degree Burglary and three counts of second degree Theft and the recovery of many of the stolen items. Tracy was processed and was being held on $100,000 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Police credit Officers Riffert and Roth with performing outstanding police work that resulted in catching Tracy inside the residence and Detective Strohkirch and Detective White with conducting a thorough follow up investigation which connected him to the other three burglaries and the recovery of the stolen property.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: POLICE ARREST BUSINESS OWNER FOR STEALING EMPLOYEE’S BENEFITS

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PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On April 12, 2011 the Middletown Police Department and the United States Secret Service arrested, David Crosby, age 56, from Murphy Road in Port Monmouth, for Theft of employee’s benefits.

Crosby was the owner of Crosby Site Work and Utility Inc, a business located in Port Monmouth, NJ, who police say purposely withheld his company’s contributions to his employee’s IRA funds.

The Middletown Police Department was contacted by the New York Field Office of the United States Department of Labor who informed them of the complaints they had received from employees of the business. Det. Daniel Sullivan conducted a joint investigation with the United States Secret Service and determined that Crosby had withheld approximately $17,000.00 in contributions to his employees IRA funds.

Crosby was arrested at his residence and processed and released on a summons pending a court appearance.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: MIDDLETOWN POLICE REPORT RECENT ACTIVITY

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On April 11, 2011 at approximately 9:45 pm police responded to Harmony Road in reference to a report of damage that was done to a residence. Upon arrival police spoke with the victim who reported that his son had a dispute with another juvenile that ended when a seventeen year old subject picked up a baseball and threw it through the front window of the residence causing it to break.

Patrolman John Mele conducted an investigation which resulted in the seventeen year old Middletown juvenile being arrested. The juvenile was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Criminal Mischief. He was processed and released to his parents pending a court appearance.

On April 11, 2011 at approximately 11:05 pm Patrolman Donald Coates was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 and Kings Highway when he arrested Andrew Murphy, age 22, from Doranne Lane in Middletown for Driving While Intoxicated, following a motor vehicle stop. Murphy was charged with Reckless Driving, Operating an unregistered vehicle, Driving without tail lights, Driving while suspended, and Operating a vehicle with fictitious license plates, and was processed and released pending a court appearance.

The Middletown Police Department reports arresting the following subjects on warrants:

Christele Beam, age 18, from Kenneth Terrace East in Middletown, arrested by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood on a warrant issued by the Mount Olive Municipal Court. She was processed and released after posting $175.00 bail.

Heather Moyer, from Center Avenue in Keansburg, arrested by Patrolman Joseph Ahlemeyer, on a Contempt of Court Warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Kathleen Bosko, age 24, from Oregon Avenue in Hazlet, NJ arrested by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was processed and released after posting bail.

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>FYI – Tax Freedom Day Arrived on April 12

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FYI – Tax Freedom Day arrived for many, if not all of us on April 12th. Tax Freedom Day is the day of the years when it is figured that the average American worker has earned enough money to pay their federal, state and local property tax obligations for the year.

It does not celebrate whether or not the average american worker can afford those taxes however!

by Kail Padgitt –Tax Foundation

Tax Foundation Special Report No. 190

Tax Freedom Day® will arrive on April 12 this year, the 102nd day of 2011. That means Americans will work well over three months of the year, from January 1 to April 12, before they have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels.

Tax Freedom Day arrives three day later in 2011 than it did in 2010, but nearly two weeks earlier than in 2007. This shift toward a lower tax burden since 2007 has been driven by three factors:

• The Great Recession has reduced tax collec tions even faster than it has reduced income.

• President Obama and the Congress, after a long debate, extended the Bush-era tax cuts for two additional years.

• As part of the extension agreement, the Making Work Pay tax credit was replaced with the 2 percent reduction in the payroll tax.

Despite these tax reductions, Americans will pay more in taxes in 2011 than they will spend on groceries, clothing and shelter combined.

Tax Freedom Day 2011 is later than last year largely because of income changes rather than statutory tax law changes. As the economic recovery continues, individuals’ rising income pushes them into higher tax brackets. Corporate tax revenue has also seen a resurgence.

Although these income increases are the main reason for the later Tax Freedom Day, several tax law changes are also partly to blame: The federal estate tax has returned after a one-year repeal, this time at a rate of 35 percent and with an exemption of $5 million. In addition, taxes associated with the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act con tinue to be phased in.

Tax Freedom Day, like almost all tax burden measures, does not take into account the current year’s federal budget deficit. Only taxes that will actually be collected dur ing 2011 count in the tally. In many years the deficit is fairly small as a percentage of total government spending, so Tax Freedom Day alone is a good guide to the size of government.

Since 2008, however, deficits have increased dramatically. As a result, Tax Freedom Day may give the impression that the burden of government is smaller than it is. If the federal government were planning to col lect enough in taxes during 2011 to finance all of its spending, it would have to collect about $1.48 trillion more, and Tax Freedom Day would arrive on May 23 instead of April 12—adding an additional 41 days to the nation’s work for government. This date for a deficit-inclusive measure is the latest since World War II.

Click >>> Here to read the full report.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: FORMER MATER DEI DEAN OF STUDENTS CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF MINOR

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

The Middletown Police Department has charged the former Dean of Students at Mater Dei High School, located on Cherry Tree Farm Road, with sexually assaulting a former student who was sixteen years old at the time of the assault.

Detective Kelly Godley charged William Miltner, age 28, from Acker Drive in Middletown with second degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and fourth degree Aggravated Sexual Contact.

Miltner had been employed by the high school for four years and was promoted to Dean of Students in 2010. He was also a teacher and a soccer coach at the school. Police say that Miltner had an ongoing sexual relationship with the student which occurred outside of school in April of 2009. The victim has since graduated from the school and is currently eighteen years old.

Miltner was arrested on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 and is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold on $125,000 bail with no 10% option set by Superior Court Judge Thomas Scully.

Note -For a full account of this press release read the story, as reported ,in the Asbury Park Press

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