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Crime Scene Middletown: Recent Arrests Made For Heroin and Crack Cocaine Possessions 12/6/11-12/8/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Friday, 9 December 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

Amanda McGowan, age 18, from Denise Drive in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Sergeant First Class William Straniero on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $300.00 bail.

Adam Weiss, age 25, from Village Green Way in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.
Jessica Ricker, age 25, from Des Moines Court in Tinton Falls, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Long Branch Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.
Keith Kost, age 18, from Main Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting bail.
James Woodward, age 21, from Monroe Avenue in Shrewsbury, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of Ecstasy. He was released on $1,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.
Michele Williams, age 24, from Crosby Avenue in Edison, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. She was held on $3,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.
Hank Banks, age 35, from North 49th Street in Philadelphia, PA, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit on a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $25,000.00 bail.
Carlene MacDonald, age 47, from Duchess Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 7, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Reuter for Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released pending a court date.
Joseph Wiedemeyer, age 49, from Duchess Avenue in Middletown, arrested on December 7, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Reuter for Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.
Jamie Ann Palm, age 24, from Bayview Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 6, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Raike on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. She was released after posting $350.00 bail.
Charles Smith, age 46, from South Pearl Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 7, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court and Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Tinton Falls and Neptune Municipal Courts. He was held on $23,067.00 bail.
Robert Roselle, age 24, from North Stevens Avenue in South Amboy, NJ, arrested on December 7, 2011 by Corporal Gerald Weimer on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Sayreville, Red Bank and South Amboy Municipal Courts. He was held on $1,494.00 bail.
Peter Stumpf, age 20, from Riverbrook Avenue in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 7, 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.
Mario Ponce, age 21, from Country Club Road in Eatontown, NJ, arrested on December 7, 2011 by Detective William Strohkirch for Credit Card Theft. He was released pending a court date.
Matthew Dolansky, age 28, from South Elm Street in Tempe, AZ, arrested on December 8, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.
Raymond Haupt, age 39, from Woodland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 8, 2011 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,500.00 bail.
Luis Velez, age 53, from Park Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 8, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico on a Civil Contempt warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ.
Karen Pennell, age 48, from Laurel Avenue in West Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 9, 2011 by Patrolman Frank Mazza for Driving While Intoxicated. She was released pending a court date.

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>APP: Middletown candidate to drop out of race after drug arrest, party leader says

>Just as I said Friday night, but now it is made official by Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo, Alex Desevo is off the Democratic tickets a candidate in Middletown and a replacement will be soon be named.

Posted on the Asbury Park Press website just a bout 40 minutes ago:

MIDDLETOWN — A Democratic candidate for Township Committee who was arrested on June 18 on charges of possessing crack cocaine has agreed to resign from the race, a party official said.

Leaders of the Middletown Democratic Party planned to Monday, June 27, to find a replacement for Alexander DeSevo, 43, said Joseph Caliendo, who heads the party.

“Middletown voters aren’t going to want that kind of person,” Caliendo said. “I don’t know what happened with the young man. It’s between him and his conscience.”

DeSevo, a criminal defense attorney, was caught possessing crack cocaine and various drug paraphernalia at the Holmdel Motor Inn on Route 35, where he was staying with two women, police said.

Police became involved after one of the women showed up at the Holiday Inn in Hazlet, more than a half mile away, and said DeSevo had chased her from the Holmdel Motor Inn, according to authorities.

The party has until September to find a replacement for DeSevo, whose name will not appear on the November ballot, Caliendo said.

“This should not be an issue in the race,” Caliendo said. “We believe we have a good chance of winning this November, so we want to find a candidate who can really represent Middletown well.”

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>Middletown Democratic Candidate Busted for Possession; Desevo To Be Replaced Soon

>Shocking is all I have to say about the news that broke earlier today concerning Middletown Democratic Candidate for Township Committee, Alex Desevo, who was busted last weekend at the Holmdel Motor Lodge for the possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

I was sitting in the Hazlet movie theater when I received an email with a link to an Asbury Park Press online article about how Desevo was arrested by Holmdel police at 4:54 in the morning on Saturday, June 18, after one of two women he was spending the night with ran out of the room and found her way to the Hazlet Holiday Inn and called police about something that happened while at the Holmdel Motor Lodge. I was in disbelief at the news and started texting and sending emails of my own to a few people in order to get the bottom of it.
What I found out was both sad and tragic, and because I know Alex Desevo personally, and know that despite this incident, he is a very honest and straight forward guy that would do anything for anyone, I wont air his dirty laundry here other than to say that he was having difficulties at home and that was the main reason why he was staying at the motor lodge.
In the face of this situation I want to commend him for not hiding or shirking away from this embarrassing and life altering situation, it’s a testament to his personal fortitude and character in realizing that what he had done was a mistake that he wants to meet head-on and make amends for.
In an article posted on Middletown Patch about Desevo’s troubles, Patch columnist and Editor Elaine Van Develde, was able to track him down for a comment.
Alex confirmed for Van Develde that he was indeed, the same Alex Desevo that was arrested on June 18th and opted not to comment other than to say,”I prefer not to comment at this time on a personal tragedy, I have been a good person all my life.” while noting that he wished to protect his family at this time.
Whatever Alex’s demons are at this time, I can only wish him well and hope that he gets the treatment that he so obviously needs to overcome this sad and tragic personal time in his life.
This is not a time to criticize or ridicule him for letting down those that believed in him as a candidate for office, it’s a time to support him and understand that he is human, like the rest of us, and as such, can succumb to temptations in moments of personal weakness.
The Middletown Democrats will survive and have another candidate to fill Desevo’s place on the ballot very soon I was told by Chairman Joe Caliendo.
Middletown residents have too many other important issues affecting their quality of life for them to care about or fret about, the personal troubles of a candidate that will not be on the ballot come November.
Be well Alex

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