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Crime Scene Middletown: Recent Arrest Updates 12/2/11 – 12/6/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Tuesday, 6 December 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

Keith Johnson, age 19, from Chapel Hill Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

James Keelen, age 46, from Pineview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Gregory Canova, age 37, from Stephenville Boulevard in Red bank, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Corporal Patricia Colangelo for Aggravated Assault with a Weapon, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Violation of a Court Order and Harassment. He was held on $102,500.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Matthew Meahan, age 39, from Crestview Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Edward Johnson, age 26, from Chapman Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Howell Municipal Court. He was released after posting $89.00 bail.

Richard Leli, age 42, from North Street in Rumson, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Detective Kevin Gardiner for Theft by Deception and on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Lakewood, Tinton Falls and Toms River Municipal Courts. He was held on $57,700.00 bail.

Miguel Rivera, age 24, from Willow Drive in Ocean, NJ, arrested on December 2, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

James Breschard, age 42, from Regency Parkway in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 3, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Tracey Kiernan, age 31, from Avenue A in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on December 3, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates for Shoplifting from the Target Store. She was released pending a court date.

James Weil, age 23, from Brandywine Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 3, 2011 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $750.00 bail.

Kelly Wahler, age 19, from Locust Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 3, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Driving While Intoxicated. She was released pending a court date.

Anthony Capella, age 28, from Shore Drive in Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 3, 2011 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Sean White, age 26, from West Richard Street in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on December 4, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Edward McNally, age 25, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 4, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Nolan on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Glen Ridge, Union Beach and Sayreville Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $490.00 bail.

Carrie Schiefer, age 21, from Main Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 4, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was released pending a court date.

Narissa Mastres, age 20, from Main Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 4, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was released pending a court date.

Michael Prunty, age 32, from South Bridge Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 4, 2011 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Eatontown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Jaime 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.

James Oliver, age 32, from Montana Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on December 5, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Hamilton, Middletown and Keansburg Municipal Courts. He was held on $1,020.00 bail.

Bryan Moran, age 26, from Alberta Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 5, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Highlands Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Blaisenic Zito, age 19, from La Jolla Court in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on December 5, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Stacy Cook, age 44, from Old Manchester Road in Poughkeesie, NJ, arrested December 5, 2011 by Patrolman Robert McNair on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Burglary, Theft Suspect Released After Posting Bail And Other Activity For 11/21 – 11/27/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Monday, 28 November 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Rick Chapman, age 45, from Monmouth Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Burglary and Theft. He was released after posting $2,500.00 with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Jesse Ballard, age 20, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. He was released after posting $47.00 bail.

Jenine Rounds, age 30, from Pacific Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was released after posting $90.00 bail.

Luigi Nardella, age 50, from Bernard Drive in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Vincent Coccimiglio, age 43, from Swimming River Road in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. He was released after posting $170.00 bail.

Michael Culkin, age 45, from Monmouth Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 22, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Joseph Fitzpatrick, age 64, from Randolph Road in Freehold, NJ, arrested November 22, 2011 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Jason Macero, age 24, from Cosma Road in North Easton, MA, arrested on November 22, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Nolan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

John McDougald, age 31, from Lawrence Street in Perth Amboy, NJ, arrested on November 26, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Tyron Whitley, age 25, from Washington Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Police Office Patricia Colangelo on a Contempt of Court issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Ryan Zacher, age 21, from Spruce Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Sergeant First Class William Colangelo for Providing Alcohol to Minors. He was released pending a court date.

Justin Zacher, age 19, from Spruce Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Sergeant First Class William Colangelo for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was released pending a court date.

Daniel Supienski, age 23, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Union Municipal Court and on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on bail.

Gregory Cole, age 32, from Spring Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Corporal Daniel Murdoch for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Steven Nalbach, age 50, from Hamilton Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Albert Scott on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Francis Stenz, age 52, from Locust Grove in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Darren Wheeler, age 40, form Bay Street in Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by Sergeant First Class Frederick Deickmann for Refusal to Submit to a Breath Test. He was released pending a court date.

David Foggy, age 41, from North Shore Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held on $10,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Edwin Smith, age 39, from Carr Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was held on $200.00 bail.

Michael Henninger, age 21, from Navesink Avenue in Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 23, 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.

Michael Dennis, age 23, from York Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by Patrolman Richard 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.

Nicolo Esparra, age 20, from Memorial Parkway in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by 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.

On November 25, 2011 Corporal Douglas Wiatrak arrested a 12 year old male juvenile form Port Monmouth, NJ, for Attempted Burglary. He was released pending a court date.

Fady Guirguis, age 40, from Wood Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. He was released pending a court date.

Semon Luka, age 35, from Wood Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Corporal Bernard Chenoweth for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was released pending a court date.

Michelle Mazurek, age 20, from Maplewood Avenue in Rumson, NJ, arrested on November 26, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was released pending a court date.

Nickolas Rosamilia, age 32, from Kentucky Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Providing False Information to a Police Officer and on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was being at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ.

Wendi Cherry, age 40, from 24th Road in Arlington, VA, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Raike for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

Amanda Beck, age 23, from West Shore Drive in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on November 23, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Holmdel and Keansburg Municipal Court. She was held on $521.00 bail.

Gwendolyn Cherry, age 70, from Garden Place in Tinton Falls, NJ, arrested on November 25, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Raike for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

Michael Sarris, age 50, from Dewitt Avenue in Asbury Park, NJ, arrested on November 27, 2011 by Patrolman Carl Roth on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Woodbridge, Middletown and Tinton Falls Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,339.00 bail.

Matthew Oleson, age 18, from Ideal Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 27, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Gregory Hafner, age 20, from Hance Road in Fair Haven, NJ, arrested on November 27, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Mitchell Moudatsos, age 34, from Attison Avenue in Toms River, NJ, arrested on November 26, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Possession of Cocaine and on a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $11,548.00 bail.

Vincent Marchese, age 27, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 27, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan for Simple Assault. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Local Crime Statistics Mirror County’s But Appear To Be On The Rise For 2011

The Asbury Park Press has an article posted about the rising crime rate for Monmouth and Ocean Counties. It states that according to the NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report for 2010 incidents of major crime( violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, and the nonviolent crimes of burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft) rose by 7% in Ocean County and 4% in Monmouth County in the year following 2009.

Seeing how I reside in Middletown, which has a population of 67,000 residents spreadout over 42 square miles, I am not really interested in what is happening in Ocean County, I’m more interested in what’s happening closer to home.

According to the APP article:

In Monmouth County, most categories of violent crime remained stable, although aggravated assaults fell 11 percent. The increase in overall major crimes in Monmouth County was partly attributable to a 6.5 percent uptick in the number of burglaries, from 2,528 to 2,694.

Monmouth County saw a 24 percent jump in the number of arrests for the sale or manufacture of drugs, from 455 to 562

After reading the full article it made me a bit curious about what has been going on in Middletown over this same time period, what I found locally seems to have mirrored what happened county wide.

In Middletown, while the crime index for 2010 rose a mere 0.84% over the 2009 index (12.39 vs 13.23), the incidents of Part I Crimes (Murder, Rape, Robbery, Agg. Assault,Burglary, Larceny, Auto Theft, Arson) rose 5.2% (2009/828 vs 2010/873) and the incidents of Part II Crimes (Simple Assaut,Forgery, Fraud, Embezzlement,Vandalism, Weapons, Other Sex Offenses, Disorderly Conduct and Other) rose 13% (2009/4454 vs 2010/5111).

I found this information posted on the Middletown Township website posted under the Police Department link for the year to date Crime Stats. I’ve been keeping an eye on these statistics for most of the year, after I discovered them posted on the Township website a number of months ago. The stat sheet compares the crime index and incidents of crime in Middletown going back to 2002 and has been recently updated to include incidents of crime through October 2011.

Looking at the reported numbers thus far for 2011, it seems that the crime rate in Middletown will be somewhat higher than it was in 2010. With two months left to report crime statistics, Part I type crimes total 690 while Part II type crimes total 3932. Interestingly (or not), the arrest rate is also up over last year thus far (1599),which I suppose should be expected given the increase in incidents.

Calls for service is also up sharply and should exceed last years total of 45,587 which is staggering to me when you consider how understaffed Middletown’s Police Department is,on the flip side of that however, is that the number of summonses written thus far this year. It seems that summonses issued should also top the total of 6,473 that were issued in 2010.

Given the numbers, I think members of Middletown’s Police Department should be commended for the hard work and effort they give keeping us all safe during this time of increased criminal activity.

Residents are quick to criticize when response times are slow or when they see a police car parked on the side of the road with an officer just sitting there seeming to be doing nothing and are slow to give credit for a job well done under stressful circumstances.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Recent Police Activity 9/27/11-10/2/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Monday, 3 October 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions


On October 2, 2011 at approximately 2:10 am Patrolman James Beirne was on patrol in the area of Twinbrooks Drive when he stopped a vehicle for committing multiple moving violations. The officer approached the driver, identified as Joseph Lepkoski, age 20, from Gillville Lane in Middletown, NJ, at which point he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Officer Beirne conducted an investigation which resulted in Lepkoski being arrested for Underage Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 30, 2011 at approximately 7:05 pm Corporal Douglas Wiatrak responded to the area of Main Street in Port Monmouth in reference to a report of a possible drug transaction that was taking place in a motor vehicle. Officer Wiatrak located the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Richard Weber, age 41, from Church Street in Belford, NJ.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a grinder, which is a device used to prepare narcotics for ingestion and Endocet pills. Weber was arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Illegal Possession of a Prescription Medication. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released on $1,500.00 set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On September 30, 2011 at approximately 5:30 pm Patrolman Ryan Riffert and Officer Janine Kennedy responded to the area of Center Avenue in reference to a report of an intoxicated subject who was threatening people. Upon arrival the officers located the subject, identified as William Heller, age 42, from Center Avenue in Middletown, NJ, who was extremely intoxicated.

The officers conducted an investigation during which Heller began yelling obscenities at people in the area. Heller was then arrested for Disorderly Conduct and was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 29, 2011 at approximately 2:25 am Corporal Ralph Flannigan and Patrolman Donald Coates were on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when they stopped a vehicle for committing multiple moving violations. The officer approached the driver, identified as Margaret Ricchiuti, age 50, from Shore Haven Road in Hazlet, NJ, at which point they detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Ricchiuti being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 29, 2011 at approximately 10:25 am Patrolman Jason Caruso and Corporal Gerald Weimer responded to the area of Church Street in reference to a report of a burglary in progress. The police desk had received a call from a witness who reported seeing three juveniles attempting to gain entry into a residence. The witness provided the dispatcher with descriptions of all three subjects which was then broadcasted to the responding officers.

Upon arrival in the area the officers observed three subjects fitting the description run into a field near the residence. Corporal Weimer and Patrolman Caruso were able to apprehend all three subjects. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in a 15 year old male juvenile from Belford, NJ, being charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Conspiracy and two 15 year old male juveniles from Middletown being charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Conspiracy and Resisting Arrest.

All three suspects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released to their parents pending a court date. The officers were assisted with the investigation by Detective Kimberly Best.

On September 27, 2011 at approximately 10:10 pm Patrolman James Beirne was on patrol in the area of Newman Springs Road when he stopped a vehicle for having a rear light out. Officer Beirne approached the driver identified as William Seward, age 20, from 5th Avenue in Toms River, NJ, at which point he observed a small baggie containing Marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle.

Officer Beirne conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of another small baggie containing Marijuana, a glass pipe used for smoking Marijuana and the arrest of Seward 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:

Joseph Kovar, age 26, from Bayview Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on September 29, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keyport Municipal Court. He was released after posting $164.00 bail.

Anastasia Kinsella, age 26, from Highway 35 in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on September 29, 2011 by Detective Laurence Schachtel on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $357.00 bail.

Steven Nalbach, age 50, from Hamilton Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on September 29, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Christopher Francy, from 8th Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on September 30, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on three Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Aberdeen, Helmetta and Union Beach Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $2,404.00 bail.

David Foggy, age 40, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on September 30, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was transferred to the Hazlet Police Department and was held on bail.

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Crime Scene Middletown – The Latest Report On Activities 9/29/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Thursday,29 September 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On September 29, 2011 at approximately 1:00 am Patrolman Keith Hirschbein responded to the Henry Hudson Trail in reference to a report of two juveniles passed out. Upon arrival the officer located the two juveniles and observed one of them attempt to throw away several items he had in his hand. The officer retrieved the items which were identified as a wooden pipe containing Marijuana and a glass pipe used to smoke Marijuana.

Officer Hirschbein arrested the 14 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, 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 second juvenile was transported home.

On September 28, 2011 at approximately 2:25 am Patrolman Christian Clark responded to the Mcguires Grove Apartment Complex in reference to a report from a taxi driver that his passenger left without paying the fare. Upon arrival Officer Clark was advised by the driver that he had dropped off a woman, identified as Crystal Ann Kaylor, age 28, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, NJ, who told him that she needed to get the money for the fare from her apartment but never returned to pay.

Officer Clark conducted an investigation which resulted in Kaylor being charged with Theft. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 27, 2011 at approximately 1:30 pm Patrolman Thomas Russo responded to the Acme Store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival he was advised by store security that they observed Ramon Iglesias, age 28, from Manor Parkway in Lincroft, NJ, leave the store with two cans of baby formula without paying.

Officer Russo conducted an investigation which resulted in Iglesias being charged with Shoplifting. Officer Russo also determined that there was an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oakhurst Municipal Court and a failure to appear warrant issued by the Union County Superior Court for his arrest.

He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held awaiting pick up by the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

On September 26, 2011 at approximately 10:30 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle for having a rear light out. Officer Fulham approached the vehicle at which point he detected the odor of raw Marijuana coming from inside the car.

Officer Fulham conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of Marijuana on the driver, identified as Tawana Godette, age 21, from Chestnut Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Godette was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 26, 2011 at approximately 7:45 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield was on patrol in the area of Harmony Road when he stopped a vehicle for making an improper turn. Officer Sofield approached the vehicle and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the car.

Officer Sofield conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of two 15 year old male juveniles for Underage Consumption of Alcohol. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

On September 26, 2011 at approximately 8:00 pm Corporal Douglas Wiatrak was on patrol in the area of Kings Highway when he stopped a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign. Officer Wiatrak approached the driver, identified as Alannah Heilweil, age 20, from Rutledge Drive in Middletown, NJ, at which point he detected a strong odor of raw Marijuana coming from inside the car.

Corporal Wiatrak conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of Marijuana and a pipe used to smoke Marijuana and the arrest of Heilweil for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 26, 2011 at approximately 7:20 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham responded to the area of Melody Lane in reference to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the street. Upon arrival Officer Fulham approached the vehicle at which point he detected the odor of burnt Marijuana coming from inside the car.

Officer Fulham conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a Marijuana cigar and wrappers used to make Marijuana cigars from the vehicle and arrest of Edward Nonnenmacher, age 20, from Harmony Road in Middletown, NJ, and the arrests of two male juveniles, age 16 and 17, both from Middletown, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana.

All three subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

On September 25, 2011 at approximately 8:50 pm Patrolman Darrin Simon was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle for committing multiple violations. Officer Simon approached the driver, identified as Rafael Ortiz-Largo, age 26, from Abby Road in Middletown, NJ, at which point he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the inside of the vehicle.

Officer Simon conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Ortiz-Largo for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. 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:

Edward Salkow, age 22, from Salem Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ, arrested on September 26, 2011 by Corporal Thomas Meckier on three Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Elizabeth Municipal Courts. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $2,000.00 bail.

Aaron Vogel, age 23, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 26, 2011 by Lieutenant John Kaiser on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Brielle Borough Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Daniel Wolchesky, age 40, from Manning Place in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Beachwood Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Richard Mozda, age 26, from Melrose Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Micalizzi on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

John Thomassen, age 33, from Dutch Valley Road in Howell, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Andrew Micalizzi on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. He was released after posting $100.00 bail.

Samuel Mason, age 27, from Green Lawn Place in Neptune, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00.

Melissa Morales, age 43, from Shore Haven Drive in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Criminal Mischief and Defiant Trespass. She was processed and released pending a court date.

JD Rockafellow, age 22, from Willow Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico for Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. He was held on $7,500.00 bail.

Kyle Costanza, age 19, from South Peak Street in Highlands, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr for Conspiracy to Commit Theft and Loitering with the Intent to Use a Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was held pending bail.

Kyle Slate, age 22, from Hiawatha Avenue in Oceanport, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr for Loitering with the Intent to Use a Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was released pending a court date.

Robert Dellomo, age 22, from East Lincoln Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on September 27, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr for Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Theft. He was held pending bail.

David Fech, age 48, from Ideal Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 28, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Middlesex County Superior Court. He was held on $41,224.00 bail.

Curtis Sullivan, age 25 from Palmer Avenue in Middletown arrested on September 28, 2011 by Patrolman Christopher Dee for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Nicholas Walker, age 18, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 28, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Joseph Lodrago, age 20, from Millburn Court in Old Bridge, NJ, arrested on September 28, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Attempted Burgalry Suspect Apprehended in Belford

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Thursday,22 September 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On September 21, 2011 at approximately 1:55 pm police responded to the Thassian Mechanical Contractors Business located on Highway 36 in reference to a report of a burglary in progress. Upon arrival a witness advised officers that they had observed a subject attempting to pry his way into the building with a crow bar. The witness provided the officer with the suspect’s description which was broadcasted to patrols in the area.

Officers Joseph Glynn, Raymond Sofield and Daniel Murdoch located a subject fitting the description on Wedgewood Drive, a nearby street. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Tyking Miller, age 18, from Wedgewood Drive in Belford, NJ. Miller was charged with Criminal Trespass, Burglary and Criminal Mischief. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

Detectives Laurence Schachtel and Paul Shanley are handling the follow up investigation.

On September 21, 2011 at approximately 7:10 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 when he stopped a vehicle for a view obstruction violation. Officer Hirschbein approached the driver, identified as Ryan Lewis, age 28, from Lily Lane in Freehold, NJ, at which point he observed a baggie containing Marijuana in plain view on the floor of the vehicle.

Officer Hirschbein conducted an investigation which resulted in Lewis being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 20, 2011 at approximately 4:50 pm Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia and Patrolman Michael Reuter of the Quality of Life Unit responded to the area of the Shore Crest Mini Park in reference to a report of possible drug activity taking place. Upon arrival in the area the officers located a suspicious vehicle parked in the area.

The officers approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Christine Dolly, age 21, from Leonardville road in Belford, NJ, and the discovery of a cigar containing Marijuana. Dolly was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On September 20, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested John Vanliew Jr., age 24, from Beachway Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, for Theft. Police say Vanliew stole jewelry from a residence on Pennybrook Lane in Middletown where he had been hired to perform handyman services. Police located the stolen jewelry in Keansburg.

Detective Jason Lopez of the Keansburg Police Department charged Vanliew with Receiving Stolen Property in Keansburg. Vanliew was released after posting $7,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Police believe Vanliew may be responsible for similar thefts from other residences in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties where he had been hired as a handyman and request that anyone with information call Detective Sullivan of the Middletown Police department at (732) 615-2255 or Detective Jason Lopez of the Keansburg Police Department at (732) 787-0799.

On September 19, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm Sergeant First Class Frederick Deickmann was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 when he stopped a vehicle for a seatbelt violation. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he detected an odor of burnt Marijuana coming from inside the car.

Sergeant Deickmann conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of a passenger, identified as Michael Doherty, age 23, from Monmouth Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, and the discovery of a glass bottle containing Marijuana. Doherty was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. 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:

Lavar Williams, age 23, from Woodrow Wilson Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on September 19, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Long Branch Municipal Court. He was held on bail.

Jeffery Chapman, age 19, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 19, 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.

John Morea, age 22, from Mosley Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, arrested on September 19, 2011 by Patrolman Thomas Russo on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Sandra Shaw, age 50, from Oceanview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 19, 2011 by Corporal Gerald Weimer on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Long Branch Municipal Court. She was held on $150.00 bail.

Anthony McDonnell, age 21, from Port Monmouth Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 20, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Steven Byrd, age 20, from Clinton Place in Newark, NJ, arrested on September 20, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on a Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $2,000.00 bail.

Daryl Munts, age 50, from Seaview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 20, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on bail.

Kevin Farrell, age 31, from Pacific Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 20, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Markies Wells, age 26, from William Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on September 20, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia and Patrolman Michael Reuter of the Quality of Life Unit on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Richard Garback, age 47, from Clinton Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 21, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sea Bright Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance.

Angela Boden Scotti, age 47, from Shore Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 21, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Jersey City Municipal Court. She was released after posting $100.00 bail.

David Cassidy, age 51, from Shore Boulevard in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 21, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $114.00 bail.

Keith Boyd, age 21, from Mallard Road in Bayville, NJ, arrested on September 21, 2011by Patrolman Richard Fulham on a Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Englishtown, Toms River and Eaglewood Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,000.00 bail.

Brian Santos, age 32, from Main Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on September 21, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May on Contempt of Courts warrants issued by the Keyport and Woodbridge Municipal Courts. He was held on bail.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Police Report For 9/8/11

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Thursday,08 September 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On September 6, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm Patrolman Michael Reuter and Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of the Spy House Museum in Port Monmouth when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. The officers approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of a hypodermic syringe used for injecting narcotics inside the vehicle.

The officers continued their investigation which resulted in the arrests of Charles Eastman, age 23, from Morningside Avenue in Middletown, NJ, and Nicholas Stripto, age 21, from Port Monmouth Road in Keansburg, NJ, for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. Stripto was also charged with Hindering Apprehension for giving the officers a false name during the investigation. The officers also determined that there were two outstanding Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Keansburg and Keyport Municipal Courts for his arrest.

Both subjects were transported to police headquarters for processing. Eastman was released pending a court date and Stripto was held on $1,596.00 bail.

On September 6, 2011 at approximately 5:30 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Leonardville Road when he stopped a vehicle for making an illegal turn. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he detected the odor of Marijuana coming from inside the car. The officer also observed Marijuana in plain view scattered all over the vehicle’s interior.

Officer Hirschbein continued his investigation which resulted in the recovery of Marijuana and a baggie containing Cocaine from the vehicle and the arrests of Donti Brundage, age 21, from Trenton, NJ, Travis Zeller, age 19, from Princeton Place, in Belford, NJ, Scott Keiderling, age 19, from Scott Road in Port Monmouth, NJ, and Sean Levy, age 19, from Brookside Drive in Belford, NJ for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine.

All four subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

On September 5, 2011 at approximately 7:40 pm Sgt. Paul Bailey was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle for tailgating. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he detected an odor of Marijuana coming from inside the car. The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of Marijuana inside the car and a large machete, a metal club and the stimulant Nuvigil in the trunk of the vehicle. Sgt. Bailey also located a driver’s license belonging to a victim in Hazlet, NJ, who reported that the license had been either lost or stolen approximately six months prior.

Sgt. Bailey continued his investigation which resulted in the arrests of Anthony Longo, age 19, from Warren Street in Rumson, NJ, a 16 year old male juvenile from Red Bank, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Matthew Robertson, age 18, from Clover Lane in Rumson, NJ, for Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of Nuvigil, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All three subjects were processed and released pending a court date.

The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses:

Joseph Yannibelli, age 34, from Day Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 7, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller for Violating a Court Order issued by the Maplewood Municipal Court. He was held awaiting transfer to the Maplewood Police Department.

Patricia Brickman, age 40, from Port Monmouth Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 7, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Violation of Probation warrant issued by the Bergen County Municipal Court. She was held awaiting transfer to the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department.

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