On October 21, 2011 at approximately 12:00 pm Corporal Bernard Chenoweth and Corporal George Freibott, responded to a residence on Marion Drive in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival at the residence Corporal Chenoweth observed a subject, identified as Scott Gibson, age 27, from Bartram Road in Englishtown, NJ, running from the residence carrying a bag of stolen items. Corporal Chenoweth chased the subject on foot and was able to take him into custody after a brief struggle.
Corporal Chenoweth and Corporal Freibott continued their investigation and determined that Gibson was working with a second subject. The officers identified the second subject as Robert Molchan, age 21, from Deer Way in Manalapan, NJ, and provided his name to officers in the area. Patrolman Richard Belmonte was working a traffic detail on Middletown Lincroft Road and observed a subject fitting Molchan’s description walking in the area. Officer Belmonte stopped the subject and confirmed it was Molchan at which point he was placed under arrest.
Detective William Strohkirch and Detective Adam Finck conducted a follow up investigation and determined that the pair was also responsible for committing a burglary on Courtney Way earlier in the day. Gibson was charged with Burglary, Conspiracy, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $30,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Molchan was charged with Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy. He was held on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option.
Police believe the two subjects are responsible for other burglaries in the area and are continuing their investigation.
On October 22, 2011 at approximately 3:20 pm Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma responded to the Foodtown store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival he was advised by the store manager that he had observed a subject, identified as Michael Rusignuolo, age 28, from Johnson Avenue in Union Beach, NJ, enter the Liquor section and place two bottles of Hennessy Liquor in his sweatshirt and leave the store without paying at which point he was detained by the manager.
Officer Dellatacoma conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Rusignuolo for Shoplifting. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 22, 2011 at approximately 1:50 pm Patrolman Michael Reuter was on patrol in the area of Cherry Tree Farm Road and Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle because there was an outstanding warrant issued for the registered owner’s arrest. Officer Reuter stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Michael Thacke, age 23, from Blossom Circle West in Middletown, NJ, and asked for his driver’s credentials at which point Thacke began to yell and scream profanities at the officer.
Officer Reuter continued his investigation and determined that there were four outstanding Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. Officer Reuter placed Thacke under arrest and transported him to police headquarters for processing. Once at headquarters Thacke became extremely uncooperative and refused to answer questions necessary to complete processing. He was charged with the additional charge of Obstructing an Investigation and was held on $2,500.00 bail.
On October 21, 2011 at approximately 2:40 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield was on patrol in the area of Tindall Park when he was flagged down by two subjects who advised the officer that they observed two subjects who were possibly smoking Marijuana in the park.
Officer Sofield located the two subjects and conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a Marijuana pipe and the arrest of a 16 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing an Investigation. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 21, 2011 at approximately 7:40 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when he stopped a vehicle for Speeding and Tailgating. Officer Hirschbein approached the driver, identified as Anthony Colacino, age 18, from Crystal Court in Middletown, NJ, at which point he observed a Marijuana cigarette in plain view on the floor of the vehicle.
Officer Hirschbein conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a bag of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia and the arrest of Colacino for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses;
Kevin Krilla, age 29, from Kings Highway East in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Simple Assault. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.
Luis Velez, age 53, from Park Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 21, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on an outstanding warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was released after posting $2,248.86 in bail.
Georges Fiori, age 40, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was released after posting $164.00 bail.
Steven Mago, age 21, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 21, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. He was held on $250.00 bail.
John Turner, age 48, from Worth Street in South Tomas River, NJ, arrested on October 23, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Ocean County Superior Court. He was held on $934.00 bail.
William Graham, age 24, from Charles Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court. He was released after posting $299.00 bail.
Kenneth Dellapietro Jr, age 23, from Carr Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Gigante and Patrolman Felipe Benedit of the Quality of Life Unit on warrants signed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force Bayshore Unit for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance as a result of an investigation conducted by the task force. He was released pending a court date.