>Crime Scene Middletown: Drugs And Alcohol Dominate Latest Middletown Police Report

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On June 20, 2011 at approximately 11:50 am Patrolman Thomas Meckier was on patrol in the area of Main Street in Port Monmouth when he observed a vehicle driving on Main Street that fit the description of a suspicious vehicle that was seen in the area earlier in the day. Officer Meckier attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Main Street when the driver, identified as Richard Stavola, age 23, from Kings Highway East fled from the vehicle and ran into a house on Main Street.

Officer Meckier was able to apprehend Stavola at the residence. He was charged with Criminal Trespass after the resident advised police that Stavola was not authorized to be in the house. He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police located glassine baggies used to package narcotics that belonged to Stavola. He was processed and held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On June 24, 2011 Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma and Patrolman Brian Dilworth arrested William Connett, age 32, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as a result of an investigation at his residence. The officers located numerous pipes used to smoke Crack Cocaine in Connett’s house.

He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 21, 2011 at approximately 3:10 pm Sgt. James Prosinski was assigned to a special duty detail at the Gateway Bakery when a subject, identified as Edward Shaw , age 72, from Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY, was asked to leave the property after having a dispute with the owner.

Sgt. Prosinski advised Shaw to leave the property and he refused at which point he was arrested for Defiant Trespass. Shaw was transported to police headquarters for processing and was released pending a court date.

On June 21, 2011 at approximately 11:50 am Patrolman Raymond Sofield responded to a residence on Henry Place in reference to a possible overdose. Upon arrival the officer located the victim, identified as Heather Lenhart, age 35, from Henry Place in Middletown.

Patrolman Sofield conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of a hypodermic syringe and two baggies containing Heroin. Lenhart was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

On June 22, 2011 at approximately 12:30 am Patrolman Robert McNair conducted a motor vehicle stop on Thompson Avenue. The driver, identified as Dawn Haviland, age 39, from Twilight Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, was arrested on Contempt of Court warrants.

Haviland was transported to police headquarters for processing. Officer McNair conducted a search incident to the arrest which resulted in the recovery of three white pills identified as Methadone. Haviland was then charged with the additional offense of Unlawful Possession of Methadone without a valid prescription and was held pending bail.

On June 22, 2011 at approximately 11:15 am Corporal James Keenan responded to a residence on Southend Avenue in reference to a fight. Upon arrival the officer was advised by the victim that Autumn Heltzman, age 29, from Holly Street in Keansburg, NJ, had come to the residence and assaulted the victim by grabbing her by the arm and throwing her to the ground.

Corporal Keenan conducted an investigation which resulted in Heltzman being arrested for Simple Assault. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 22, 2011 Detective Kimberly Best arrested Christopher Malamut, age 18, from King Fisher Drive in Middletown as a result of an investigation conducted by Detective Best into a burglary and theft from a residence located on East Roosevelt Circle that occurred on June 8, 2011 during which a laptop computer was stolen.

Malamut was charged with Receiving Stolen Property after Detective Best determined that he had purchased the laptop, knowing it was stolen, from the subjects who broke into the house and stole it. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 24, 2011 Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma , Patrolman Brian Dilworth and Detective Laurence Schachtel arrested Jay Hansen, age 25, from Walling Avenue in Belford and Jonathan Steele, age 23, also from Walling Avenue as a result of an investigation conducted by Detective Schachtel. Hansen and Steele stole jewelry from his Hansen’s mother and sold it to local jewelry stores.

Steele was charged with Theft and Receiving Stolen Property and Hansen was charged with Theft and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medications and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The drugs were located on Hansen at the time of his arrest. Both subjects were released pending a court date.

On June 24, 2011 at approximately 7:20 pm Sgt. John Werner was on patrol in the area of Church Street near the train station when he observed a suspicious person walking near the train tracks. Sgt. Werner approached the subject, identified as Michael Stillitano, age 19, from Hawthorne Road in Red Bank, NJ, and conducted an investigation which resulted in Stillitano being arrested for Possession of Alcohol Underage after the officer located a Gatorade bottle filled with Rum and Coke.

He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 25, 2011 at approximately 1:45 am Patrolman Savino Capilupi and Sgt. William Straniero responded to the area of Wilson Avenue for a 16 year old female who was intoxicated and left home without her parent’s approval. The officers located the female who began to yell and scream at the officers and then started punching Sgt. Straniero.

The officers were able to take the juvenile into custody at which point she was arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass. She was processed and released to her mother pending a court date.

On June 25, 2011 at approximately 7:45 pm Patrolman Brady Carr responded to a report of a one car accident at the intersection of Shady Oaks Drive and West Front Street. Upon arrival the officer located the driver, identified as Donald Sharp, age 53, from Quince Court in Red Bank, NJ, standing by his vehicle. Officer Carr detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.

Officer Carr conducted an investigation which resulted in Sharp being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 26, 2011 at approximately 2:05 am Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia was on patrol in the area of the Leonardo Marina when he observed a group of subjects sitting in the parking lot and a can of beer near the group. The officer approached the group and conducted an investigation during which he located a backpack containing Marijuana and a Pipe used to smoke Marijuana.

Patrolman Fenezia continued his investigation which resulted in a 15 year old male juvenile being arrested for Possession of Under 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession with the Intent to Distribute under one ounce of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to a guardian pending a court date.

On June 26, 2011 at approximately 4:55 am Police Officer Janine Kennedy responded to a report of an accident on Highway 36 near Church Street. Upon arrival Officer Kennedy conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Paul Boschi, age 52, from Swartzel Drive in Middletown, being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.

Boschi was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 26, 2011 at approximately 12:55 pm Patrolman Michael Pintilie and Corporal Douglas Wiatrak responded to the parking lot area of Ideal Beach in reference to a report of two subjects fighting. Upon arrival the officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the subjects, identified Rudolph Jones, age 55, from Monmouth Parkway in Middletown, and Paul Ortiz, age 48, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown being arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

The Middletown Police report the arrests of the following subjects for other offenses:

Matthew Lennox, age 21, from Walker Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 21, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark on a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a motor vehicle. He was released pending a court date.

Chanta Timoniere, age 41, from Harvard Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on June 21, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

On June 21, 2011 Patrolman Ian May arrested a 17 year old juvenile from Middletown for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was released to his mother pending a court date.

Lynel Lepkoski, age 46, from Gillville Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 22, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth and Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Township Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,150.00 bail.

Charles Kirkpatrick, age 43, from Washington Avenue in Keyport, NJ, arrested on June 23, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant. He was released after posting bail.

Lindsey Starrace, age 22, from Dalby Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 23, 2011 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. She was released after posting $121.00 bail.

Stephen Acquaiva, age 34, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 24, 2011 by Corporal Ralph Flannigan on a Contempt of Court warrant. He was released after posting bail.

Steven Barbiero, age 30, from Raleigh Court in Ocean, NJ, arrested on June 25, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit for Simple assault. He was released on bail.

Daniel Meehan, age 20, from Lohsen Place in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $550.00 bail.

Karissa Kundert, age 19, from Harbor Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was held on $938.00 bail.

Stephan Thompson, age 26, from Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Frank Mazza on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. He was held on bail.

** This information was supplied by the Middletown Township Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

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