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Crime Scene Middletown: 11 Year Old Fondled In The Candy Isle Of Store and Other Recent Activity 7/25-7/29

WRITTEN BY MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
ISSUED Monday, JULY 29TH, 2011 – Arrests do not indicate convictions

On July 28, 2011 at approximately 9:00 pm Patrolman Jason Caruso and Patrolman Donald Coates were on patrol in the area of the Henry Hudson Trail when they observed two juveniles holding cans of beer.

The officers approached the two subjects and conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of a 16 year old male juvenile from Keyport, NJ, and a 17 year old male juvenile from Keansburg, NJ, being arrested for Underage Possession of Alcohol. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released to their guardians pending a court date.

On July 29, 2011 at approximately 1:45 am Patrolman Keith Hirschbein responded to the area of the WAWA store located on Highway 36 in reference to a report of a vehicle that was being operated in an erratic manner and struck several curbs.

Upon arrival the officer observed the vehicle almost strike a group of people standing in the parking lot. Officer Hirschbein stopped the vehicle and approached the driver identified as Charles Chapman, age 43, from Monmouth Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, at which point he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Officer Hirschbein conducted an investigation which resulted in Chapman 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 July 28, 2011 at approximately 10:30 pm Patrolman James Beirne was on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when he observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The officer stopped the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Michael Durnin, age 42, from Port Monmouth Road in Keansburg, NJ and the passenger, identified as Doreen Durnin, age 44, from Morningside Avenue in Keansburg, NJ being arrested.

Michael Durnin was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Doreen Durnin was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle. She was also charged with Contempt of Court after police found an outstanding warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court for her arrest. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were held on bail.

On July 28, 2011 at approximately 4:45 pm Patrolman Jason Carsuo and Patrolman Donald Coates were on patrol in the area of the Outback Steak House when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. The officers approached the vehicle and began to conduct an investigation at which point a subject, identified as Corey Blascak, age 19, from Ironwood Court in Middletown, NJ, walked towards the officers.

The officers begin speaking with Blascak when he began to run from the area. The officers chased him on foot and were able to apprehend him a short distance away. He was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Obstructing the Administration of Law and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police located Marijuana in his backpack.

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

On July 27, 2011 at approximately 8:55 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield and Patrolman James Beirne responded to the Bottle King Liquor Store in reference to two subjects who were attempting to purchase alcohol underage. Upon arrival the store manager advised the officers that Timothy Dugan, age 19, from McCutcheon Court in Middletown, NJ, and Sarah Binstok, age 18, from Bonwit Road in Ryebrook, NY, attempted to purchase beer by providing a fake Ohio driver’s license. The clerk recognized the license as a fake and contacted the police.

Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with Attempting to Purchase Alcohol Underage. They were processed and released pending a court date.

On July 27, 2011 at approximately 3:15 pm Patrolman Ryan Riffert responded to the area of East Road and Railroad Avenue in reference to a report of a male subject approaching pedestrians and vehicles asking for money and cigarettes.

Upon arrival the officer located Arthur Tanskiy, age 21, from Alta Vista Court in Holmdel, NJ, approaching a vehicle. The officer stopped Tanskiy and conducted an investigation during which the officer located two Alprazolam pills in his possession.

Tanskiy was placed under arrested and was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was processed and held on $5,000.00 bail.

On July 26, 2011 Detective Kimberly Best arrested Divyeshkumar Rana, age 31, from Charles Street in Jersey City, NJ, for Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact and False Information to a Police Officer. Police say Rana was an employee of the Bray Avenue Deli on July 18, 2011 when he confronted an eleven year old female customer of the store.

Rana reportedly told the girl that he wanted to show her a new type of candy and is accused of fondling her buttocks once in the candy isle. Rana also provided the police with a false name during the investigation. He was processed and released after posting $50,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard English.

On July 26, 2011 at approximately 7:30 am Corporal James Keenan was dispatched to a “road rage” incident that was taking place in the Navesink section of Middletown. The victim called police headquarters and was reporting being chased by another subject in a vehicle. Officer Keenan was able to locate the vehicles on Monmouth Avenue.

Corporal Keenan began to conduct an investigation when one of the driver’s, identified as Michael Keller, age 45, from Marcellus Avenue in Manasquan, NJ, started to threaten the victim at which point Officer Keenan placed him under arrest.

Corporal Keenan continued his investigation and determined the victim had been travelling on the Garden State Parkway and Keller was travelling behind the victim’s car flashing his headlights in an attempt to have the victim pull over. The victim let Keller pass at which point Keller reportedly pulled out an identification and stated he was from the State Police and signaled the victim to pull over.

The victim continued to drive and called the police. Keller was charged with Terroristic Threats, False Imprisonment, Impersonating a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held on $10,000.00 bail. Police report Keller has no affiliation to the State Police.

On July 25, 2011 at approximately 5:20 pm Corporal Douglas Wiatrak responded to the Stop and Shop Store in reference to a report of an employee theft. Upon arrival store security advised the officer that they determined the employee, identified as Sandra Michaels, age 28, from Vernon Street in Oakhurst, NJ, had stolen $1,197.69 over a two month period.

Security advised Corporal Wiatrak that Michaels would make fraudulent refunds and coupon orders and then keep the cash. Michaels was arrested and was transported to police headquarters for processing. She was charged with Shoplifting and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs after Officer Wiatrak found Hydrocodone pills on her at the time of her arrest.

She was released pending a court date.

On July 25, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol when he observed a subject, identified as Vaughn Cosby, age 25, from Oakland Avenue in the Navesink section of Middletown, walking in the street.

Officer Hirschbein was aware that there was an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court for Cosby’s arrest. Officer Hirschbein took Cosby into custody and conducted a search incident to the arrest at which point he located 2 bags of Heroin in Cosby’s pocket.

Cosby was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Contempt of Court and Possession of Heroin. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On July 26, 2011 at approximately 9:15 pm Patrolman Frank Mazza was conducting a foot patrol in the Leonardo Beach when he observed a group of juveniles sitting on a bench. The officer approached the group and observed one of the juveniles attempt to hide a bottle of Bacardi Rum.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of a 17 year old male juvenile from Washington Avenue in Leonardo being arrested for Underage Possession of Alcohol. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to his father pending a court date.

Middletown Police report the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Christopher Kamna, age 21, from Bamm Hollow Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 25, 2011 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $164.00 bail.

Dominick Zara, age 50, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 25, 2011 by Corporal Douglas Wiatrak on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Eatontown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $81.00 bail.

Thomas Wlasiuk, age 32, from Seeley Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on July 25, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Harassment. He was released after posting $2500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Anthony Spina, age 38, from Bergen Avenue in Jersey City, NJ, arrested on July 26, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Sandra Keiser, age 59, from Blaine Avenue in Seaside Heights, NJ, arrested on July 26, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. She was released after posting $180.00 bail.

David Kelly, age 33, from Valarie Court in Brick, NJ, arrested on July 26, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Criminal Mischief and Simple Assault. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Scott Scheer, age 31, from Burlington Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on July 26, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma for Simple Assault and Harassment. He was released pending a court date.

Michael Gregorio, age 25, from Bayview Boulevard in Barneget, NJ, arrested on July 27, 2011 by Corporal Murdoch on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ on $750.00 bail.

Deborah Knesel, age 44, from Main Street in Belford, NJ arrested on July 28, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Highlands Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Stephen Tanis, age 49, from Jumping Brook Road in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on July 28, 2011 by Patrolman Robert Shannon for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing the Administration of Law. He was released pending a court date.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: Car Thief Caught In The Act

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On June 29, 2011 at approximately 6:10 am Patrolman Felipe Benedit and Patrolman Anthony Gigante responded to the area of Antonia Court in reference to a report of a car burglary in progress. Patrol officers were advised that a home owner was currently involved in a struggle with the suspect.

Patrolman Benedit arrived on scene and engaged in a foot pursuit with the actor, identified as Matthew Drury, age 25, from Emory Drive in Lincroft, NJ, who had broken away from the home owner. Officer Benedit and Officer Gigante were able to apprehend Drury and take him into custody. Police say the home owner was awoken by his dog barking and observed Drury inside his neighbor’s car. The homeowner then confronted Drury and tried to detain him for the police.

Drury was charged with four counts of Burglary, Simple Assault, Receiving Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication. Drury was found in possession of Xanax and Soboxin at the time of his arrest. He was being held on $52,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thompson. Police are investigating whether Drury may be connected to other car burglaries in the area.

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

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>Crime Scene Middletown: Car Bandits, Attack Of The Weed Whacker And Other Recent Activity

> PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On April 22, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan received information from Detective Jason Lopez of the Keansburg Police Department that he had arrested two juveniles for committing car burglaries in the Keansburg area and had recovered items that had been stolen in similar type burglaries in Middletown. Detective Lopez also identified the suspects in the Middletown incidents.

Detective Sullivan and Detective Lopez conducted a joint investigation which resulted in the arrests of three subjects for the Middletown burglaries. Middletown police arrested Raymond Pujols, age 19, and Jonathan Pujols, age 18, both from Raritan Avenue in Keansburg and a seventeen year old juvenile from Main Street in Keansburg.

Raymond and Jonathan Pujols were both charged with two counts of Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy and are being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ on $15,000.00 bail each. The juvenile was charged with two counts of Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy and was released pending a court date.

On April 28, 2011 at approximately 6:35 pm police responded to the Sears store located on Highway 35 in reference to an irate customer who was refusing to leave the store. Upon arrival officers were advised by store security that Gary Burke, age 28, from East Mount Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, was attempting to return a weed whacker he had bought at the store but the lawn and garden section of the store was closed at the time. Burke was advised he would have to come back at a later time when he began to yell and scream at employees which prompted the police to be called.

Patrolman Thomas Meckier and Patrolman Richard Fulham advised Burke that he would have to leave the store and were attempting to escort him out when Burke struck Patrolman Meckier with the weed whacker. The officers were able to place Burke under arrest with the help of other officers.

Burke was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on a police officer, Unlawful Possession of a weapon (the weed whacker), Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and Disorderly Conduct. He was held on $17,500.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On April 30, 2011 at approximately 1:00am Patrolman Frank Mazza was on patrol in the area of Laurel Avenue when he observed a vehicle swerving in and out of its lane of travel. Officer Mazza stopped the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, Michael Kiernan, age 45, from Creek Road in Keansburg being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On May 1, 2011 at approximately 1:15 am Patrolman Donald Coates responded to the area of Bray Avenue in reference to a report of a subject passed out on the front lawn of a residence. Upon arrival Officer Coates located Joseph Meehan, age 18, from Lohsen Place in Middletown lying on the lawn.

Patrolman Coates continued his investigation which resulted in Meehan being arrested for Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released on a summons pending a court date.

On May 1, 2011 at approximately 2:35 am Patrolman Frank Mazza was on patrol in the area of Oak Hill Road when he stopped a vehicle for a lamp maintenance violation. Officer Mazza conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, Justin Sachs, age 20, from Woodland Avenue in Laurence Harbor, being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

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

On May 1, 2011 at approximately 3:00 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein responded to the area of Wilson Avenue and the Henry Hudson Trail in reference to a report of several juveniles possibly smoking Marijuana.

Upon arrival Officer Hirschbein located the group and conducted an investigation which resulted in a sixteen year old juvenile, from Wilson Avenue in Middletown, being arrested for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana. The juvenile was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to his mother pending a court date.

On May 1, 2011 at approximately 4:15 pm Patrolman Anthony Bumbico responded to the Wendy’s restaurant in reference to a report of a stolen bike. Approximately one hour later, Patrolman Raymond Sofield was on patrol in the area of Loraine Place when he was flagged down by the owner of the bike who reported seeing a male subject riding the bike in the area and provided the officer with his description.

Patrolman Sofield located the subject a short distance away and engaged in a brief foot pursuit of the subject before being able to place him under arrest. The subject was identified as a sixteen year old juvenile from East Church Street in Keansburg, NJ.

When taken into custody the juvenile was found to be in possession of clothing and shoes that had been stolen from the Sears store in Middletown as well as the Marshalls, Old Navy and Models stores in Holmdel. He was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Theft, Shoplifting, three counts of Receiving Stolen Property and Obstructing the Administration of Law. He was processed and released to his mother pending a court date.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: MAN ARRESTED FOR CAR BURGLARIES AT EXTENDED STAY AMERICA MOTEL

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On March 22, 2011 at 2:15 am Patrolman Ryan Riffert responded to the parking lot of the Extended Stay America Motel in Lincroft in reference to a report of a suspicious person who was observed breaking into vehicles parked in the lot.

Upon arrival a witness provided the officer with a physical description of the subject which was then broadcasted to other patrol units in the area as well as the neighboring Red Bank Police Department.

Patrolman Michael Zadlock of the Red Bank Police Department located a subject fitting the description given by the witness walking on Shrewsbury Avenue. The subject, identified as Louis DeAngelo, age 34, from Howard Avenue in Tinton Falls was found in possession of property stolen from the vehicles.

DeAngelo was placed under arrest and was transported to the Middletown Police Department where he was charged with Burglary, Theft and Possession of Burglar tools. He was held on $15,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: TWO MEN ARRESTED FOR NUMEROUS CAR BURGLARIES

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On March 3, 2011 at approximately 9:30 pm police responded to a report of two subjects breaking into cars in the area of Joycee Court. The caller provided police with a description of the two subjects.

Patrolman Michael Pintilie and Corporal Bernard Chenoweth responded to the area and located two subjects fitting the description. The officers conducted an investigation resulting in the arrests of Joseph Wyckoff, age 19, from Nautilus Drive in Leonardo and Joshua Lindner, age 18, from Kimberly Court in Middletown.

Police say Wyckoff and Lindner entered at least five vehicles and removed various items from the cars.

Both subjects were charged with Burglary, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Conspiracy. Wyckoff was also charged with Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana after police located the marijuana in his vehicle during the course of the investigation.

Both subjects were released on summonses pending a court appearance.

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