Crime Scene Middletown: Man Arrested For Counterfeiting And Passing Phony $20 Bills To Area Buisnesses

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested Brian Miller, age 21, from Walnut Avenue in Red Bank, NJ, for numerous counts of Theft by Deception as a result of a two month joint investigation conducted by the Middletown Police Department and the Trenton Office of the United States Secret Service into counterfeit twenty dollar bills that had been passed to numerous businesses throughout the area.

Police say Miller had passed the phony bills to businesses in Middletown, Holmdel, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven and Keansburg and had been charged by the police departments in those towns as well. He was released pending a court date.

The Middletown Police Department and the United States Secret Service were assisted by Detective Sergeant Thomas Stone of the Atlantic Highlands Police Department.

On December 18, 2011 Detective Adam Finck arrested Christopher Dressler, age 26, from Twilight Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, on three counts of Burglary, two counts of Criminal Mischief and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking as a result of an investigation into burglaries to three homes on Thompson Avenue in Middletown on December 18. Dressler was held on $22,500 bail.

Stephen O’Rourke, age 46, from Ridge Hill Way, in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Anthony Mullins, age 28, from Greenfield Way in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Corporal Thomas Meckier on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Marlboro Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Brian Timothy Clancy, age 19, from Baldwin Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Adrian Diffendale, age 18, from Reta Lane in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Howell Municipal Court. She was released after posting $89.00 bail.

Patrick Smith, age 23, from Williamson Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Perth Amboy Municipal Court. He was held on $915.00 bail.

Justin Lewallen, age 19, from Division Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on December 20, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Landi, age 25, from Blueberry Lane in Tinton Falls, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Monmouth Beach Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Daniel Pedalino, age 21, from Buttonwood Drive in Marlboro, NJ, arrested on December 21, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Christopher Burke, age 19, from Radcliffe Drive in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 21, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

William Clark, age 18, from Hilltop Circle in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 21, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Jeffrey Rupell, age 55, from Apple Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 21, 2011 by Detective William Strohkirch for Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property as a result of an investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. He was released pending a court date.

William Knabe, age34, from Beacon Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 21, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May for Robbery, Theft and Simple Assault, and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court and on a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ.

John Topping, age 51, from Dakota Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Paulo Gamba, age 19, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol Underage. He was released pending a court date.

Anthony Colacino, age 18, from Crystal Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Alcohol Underage and on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Kyle Clayton, age 19, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol Underage. He was released pending a court date.

Nina Gonsalves, age 26, from Knollwood Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Secaucus Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Bridget Price, age 23, from Argyll Circle in Lakewood, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. She was released after posting $50.00 bail.

Arturo Flores-Gutierezz, age 39, from Catherine Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Pintilie for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. He was released pending a court date.

Brian Miller, age 21, from Walnut Avenue in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was released pending a court date.

Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, age 20, from Walnut Avenue in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Theft by Unlawful Taking. She was released pending a court date.

Jerome Larson, age 51, from East Garfield Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 22, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Pintilie on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the West Caldwell Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

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