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Crime Scene Middletown: Two Juveniles Arrested for Recent Lincroft BP Station Robbery

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Monday, 9 January 2012 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On January 6, 2012 Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Colts Neck, NJ, and a 17 year old male juvenile from Holmdel, NJ after they attempted to rob the BP Gas Station located on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ. Police say the pair were wearing ski masks and were armed with a hammer and a BB handgun when they attempted to rob the station at approximately 8:00pm Friday night.

Police say the suspects fled the station without getting any money after the attendant locked himself in the office and refused to let them in. The pair was observed running from the area and getting into a white van. The description of the van was given to surrounding police agencies and was located by Brookdale Community College Police Officers Craig Iacouzzi and Gabriel Campan a short while later.

The suspects were taken into custody without incident and were each charged with Robbery, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Conspiracy. They were being held at the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Anthony Carbonari, age 52, from Joyce Place in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on January 7, 2012 by Corporal Richard Fusella for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. He was released pending a court date.

Stephen Acquaviva, age 35, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 6, 2012 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keyport Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Susan Doyle, age 21, from Van Brunt Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 6, 2012 by Patrolman Andrew Micalizzi on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Freehold Municipal Court. She was released after posting $164.00 bail.

Robert Layne, age 34, from South Clayton Street in Wilmington, DE, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman Frank Mazza for Theft and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Evesham Township Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Valerie Pasternostro, age 46, from Holmdel Road in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Criminal Mischief. She was released pending a court date.

Thomas Moses, age 51, from Highway 36 in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 6, 2012 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Jenna Swenson, age 23, from Abby Road in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 7, 2012 by Corporal Thomas Meckier for Theft of a Prescription Blank. She was released pending a court date.

On January 8, 2012 Patrolman James Beirne arrested a 17 year old female juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Simple Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. She was released pending a court date.

Louis Dicapua, age 43, from Swartzel Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on a warrant issued by the Hazlet Township Municipal Court. He was being held by the Hazlet Township Police Department on $2,500.00 bail.

Joseph Hughes, age 19, from Wilson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was released pending a court date.

Jon Siegert, age 24, from Abby Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 7, 2012 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert for Receiving Stolen Property and Attempted Escape. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Rashon Martin, age 23, from Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 9, 2012 by Jason Caruso on Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Glassboro Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Jayson Gross, age 41, from Powell Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on January 9, 2012 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $230.00 bail.

James Hickey, age 65, from Carlsbad Court in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman Michael Reuter for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

Daniel Rosales, age 19, from Brasch Boulevard in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Corporal Keith Macdonald on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Red Bank Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,250.00 bail.

Christopher Copp, age 26, from Adam Place in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on January 8, 2012 by Patrolman John Soltysik for three counts of Burglary to Vehicles, Theft of a Prescription Legend Drug, Possession of Burglar Tools, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. He was being held on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On January 8, 2012 Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia arrested a 17 year old male juvenile form Leonardo, NJ, for Unlawful Possession of Hydrocodone, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Burglary Suspect Apprehended Fleeing Residence on Marion Drive

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Monday, 24 October 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

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.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Alleged Drug Dealers Busted in Acme Parking Lot

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Friday, 21 October 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On October 21, 2011 at approximately 12:40 am officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 35 near Kings Highway to check for a vehicle that had another in Hazlet Township and fled the scene. Officer Greenwood located the vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Officers approached the driver, identified as William Buckalew, age 26, from Seadrift Avenue in Highlands, NJ, at which point they detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Buckalew 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. Buckalew was also issued motor vehicle summonses by the Hazlet Township Police Department.
On October 20, 2011 at approximately 12:50 pm Patrolman James Beirne responded to the Shop Rite store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival store security advised the officer that they had observed two juvenile females concealing food items in order to steal it.
Officer Beirne conducted an investigation which resulted in a 17 year old female form Belford, NJ, and a 17 year old female from Middletown, NJ, being arrested for Shoplifting. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.
On October 20, 2011 Detective William Strohkirch arrested Errol Jeffrey for Theft as a result of an investigation into the theft of construction equipment from the Sambol Construction Company. Police say Jeffrey entered a storage area on Middletown Lincroft Road and stole Valve Box Risers that are used for shutting off water service.
He was processed and released on a summons pending a court date.
On October 18 and October 18, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested Asa Liebmann, age 22, from William Street in Highlands, NJ; Mark Rosario, age 29, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, and Evan Miller, age 29, from Acker Drive in Middletown, NJ, for Theft and Conspiracy as a result of an investigation into a theft from the Murphy Limousine and Taxi Company where the three were employed.
Police said that Miller and Liebmann were employed as taxi drivers and Rosario was the company dispatcher. The three agreed to transport customers and collect the fare for the rides but would not submit the money or the work order to the company. Rosario would answer the calls and then dispatch the two drivers. The three would then split the profit made from transporting the customers.
Rosario was released after posting $10,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson. Miller and Liebmann were both released on a summons pending a court date.
On October 19, 2011 at approximately 1:15 pm Patrolman Robert McNair was on patrol in the area of Thompson Avenue and Highway 36 when he stopped a vehicle for a red light violation. The officer approached the driver, identified as Harry Spears II, age 37, from Barneget Avenue in Toms River, NJ, at which point he observed a clear bag in the driver’s mouth.
Officer McNair conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of Percocet pills from the bag and the arrest of Spears for Unlawful Possession of Percocet. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 18, 2011 at approximately 10:15 pm Police Officer Janine Kennedy responded to a residence on Palmer Avenue in reference to a report of a fight that had taken place. Upon arrival Officer Kennedy conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Ronda Krakowski, age 45, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ, for Obstructing the Administration of Law after she interfered with the investigation.
She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 18, 2011 at approximately 5:10 pm Patrolman Frank Mazza was on patrol in the area of the Henry Hudson Trail when he observed three juveniles sitting against a wall. Upon approaching the juveniles he observed one of them attempt to throw a small bag away from the officer’s view.
Officer Mazza conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a Marijuana cigarette and a bottle of rum and the arrests of two 16 year old male juveniles from Hazlet for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol Underage. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.
On October 2, 2011 at approximately 6:15 pm Sergeant Paul Bailey was on patrol in the area of the Acme Shopping Center when he observed two suspicious subjects standing next to vehicles parked in the parking lot. Sergeant Bailey approached the subjects at which point he detected the odor of burnt Marijuana coming from the area where they were standing. Sergeant Bailey also observed Marijuana in plain view in one of the vehicles.
Officer Bailey conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of Marijuana, illegal fireworks, drug paraphernalia, Ecstasy, and Viagra pills and the arrest of Daniel Dimaio for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possesion of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Ecstasy, Illegal Possession of Viagra, Possession with the intent to Distribute less than one Ounce of Marijuana, Possession with the intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 1000 feet of a School Zone, and Possession with the intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of Public Housing.
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:
Virginia Finley, age 28, from Mabel Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on October 17, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Manalapan and Middletown Municipal Courts. She was released after posting $5,768.00 bail.
Christopher Francy, age 22, from Wedgewood Circle in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 17, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Montclair Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.
Christopher Varmon, age 33, from Gail Drive in Nyack, NY, arrested on October 19, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal court. He was held on $1,550.00 bail.
Ann Juarbe, age 47, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit and Patrolman Anthony Gigante of the Quality of Life Unit on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was released pending a court date.
Christopher Chrampanis, age 38, from Nottingham Road in Ocean, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan on a Contempt of Court warrant out of Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.
Teodura Duarte, age 38, from Beaconlight Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $500.00 bail.
Charles Shaver, age 51, from Highland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 19, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $1,500.00 bail.
Taisha Smith, age 30, from Highland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 19, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Hazlet and Keansburg Municipal Courts. She was also charged with Obstructing and Investigation for providing the officer with a fake name. She was held on $1,400.00 bail.
Thomas Macarthur, age 20, from Eighth Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Pintilie on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Bellmawr Municipal Court. He was released after posting $89.00 bail.
Frank Bush, age 27, from Division Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $250.00 bail.
Amanda Plouff, age 31, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. She was held on $500.00 bail.
Carissa Bossert, age 23, from Woods End Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Sergeant John Werner on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Court. She was released after $501.00 bail.
Shannon Santos, age 23, from Wood Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Patrolman Adam Vendetti on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.
Gordon Rieger, age 56, from Florence Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance.
Thomas Bertoli, age 54, from Edgemere drive in Matawan, NJ, arrested on October 20, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

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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: POLICE ARREST THREE MEN IN CREDIT CARD FRUAD CASE

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

Police have arrested three men involved in a credit card fraud totaling $1,556.45 in unauthorized transactions. On March 7, 2011 the victim reported to police that her credit card had been stolen and fraudulently used at numerous businesses throughout the Middletown area.

Middletown Police Detective Daniel Sullivan and the United States Secret Service conducted a joint investigation resulting in the arrests of Edward Malek, age 23, from Clinton Avenue in Belford, Christopher Newrock, age 22, from Evergreen Terrace in Middletown, and James Guadagno, age 36, from Navesink River Road in Middletown.

Police say Edward Malek, who was known to the victim, stole the credit card and with the help of Newrock and Guadagno set up a fake PayPal account in order to access the credit card and receive cash from fraudulent transactions made to the fake account.

The investigation resulted in all three subjects being charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and Conspiracy. Malek was also charged with one count of Theft after police were able to connect him to the theft of jewelry from the victim as well. Police report Malek was in possession of the stolen credit card at the time of his arrest.

Newrock and Guadagno were released on a summons pending a court appearance. Malek was held on $22,500 bail set by Judge Michael Pugliese.

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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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>Crime Scene, Middletown:POLICE WRAP UP FRAUDULENT CHECK INVEST WITH THREE ARRESTS

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

(Middletown NJ) – The Middletown Police Department and the United States Secret Service have concluded their joint investigation into a fraudulent check ring with the arrests of three additional suspects. The investigation began in June of 2010 when First Boston Financial Inc. and Greco Brothers of New Jersey Inc., both sister companies, reported that numerous checks had been fraudulently cashed against their business accounts.

Dfc. Lawrence Hall of the Middletown Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the United States Secret Service which determined that the payments made to Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey by the companies for their employee’s health benefits premiums had been compromised when two employees of Horizon had photocopied the original checks submitted as payment and then gave the copies to other members of the ring.

The information from the copies was then used to produce counterfeit checks which were then cashed. The three additional arrests have brought the number of people charged in the investigation to fourteen.

Police reported the arrests of Shalitha Banks, age 42, from Tiffany Blvd in Newark, NJ, Derricka Thomas, age 35, from Chadwick Avenue Newark, NJ and Aaron Stevens, age 40, from Netherwood Place, also in Newark. Banks and Thomas were employees of Horizon who police say photocopied the checks and provided them to Stevens. Stevens would then use the information form the checks to create fraudulent checks which were then cashed.

Banks and Thomas were each charged with Conspiracy to commit theft by deception. Banks was released on her own recognizance and Thomas was held on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Stevens was charged with Conspiracy to commit theft by deception and Theft by deception. He was held on $100,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Bail on all subjects was set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Police reported that Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield was extremely cooperative throughout the entire investigation.

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