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Crime Scene Middletown: Arrest Warrants and Other Various Offenses

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Monday, 21 November 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions



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

Jose Rosario, age 42, from Richard Ave in West Caldwell, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.
Theresa Oswin, age 47, from Henry Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $100.00 bail.
Nielson Montero, age 25, from South West 12th street in Miami, FL, arrested on November 15, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.
Jamie Leckie, age 47, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,155.00 bail.
Griffin O’Brien, age 18, from Mount Vernon Court in Colts Neck, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2011 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.
Paul Johnson, age 20, from Haskell Way in Oceanport, NJ, arrested on November 16, 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.
Patrick Larkin, age 21, from Edgewood Avenue in Little Silver, NJ, arrested on November 16, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.
Carmine Marino, age 44, from Roger Avenue in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on November 16, 2011 by Police Officer Janine Kennedy on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $8,401.00 bail.
Chad Zimmer, age 38, from Lorillard Avenue in Union Beach, NJ, arrested on November 16, 2011 by Detective Laurence Schachtel for Burglary, Theft and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $25,164.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.
Casey Hewitt, age 18, from Kanes Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 16, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.
Vaughn Cosby, age 26, from Oakland Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Robert McNair for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. He was released after posting $131.00 bail.
Gary Miksza, age 49, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins for Simple Assault. He was released after posting $1,000.00 with a 10% option.
James Kirgan, age 52, from Clark Drive in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Brain Dilworth for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.
Edward Couvertier, age 53, from Guyon Avenue in Staten Island, NY, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller for Obstructing an Investigation. He was released pending a court date.
JD Rockafellow, age 22, from Willow Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Middlesex County Superior Court. He was held on $3,588.00 bail.
Kelly Topping, age 44, from Dakota Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was released after posting $400.00 bail.
Jonathan Steele, age 24, from Walling Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Forgery. He was also charged with Theft by Detective Jeff Miller of the Hazlet Township Police Department. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $15,000.00 bail.
William Karsanbas, age 20, from West Roosevelt Circle in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.
Kourtney Maloney, age 20, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana. She was released pending a court date.
Marissa Politan, age 34, from Deal Esplanade in Deal, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Sergeant Paul Bailey for Disorderly Conduct. She was released pending a court date.
Jonathan Brownell, age 24, from Upper Pennsylvania Avenue in Jackson, NJ, arrested on November 19, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Brick, East Brunswick and Jackson Municipal Court. He was held on $1,676.00 bail.
Daniel McGowan, age 31, from Park Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility on $1000.00 bail.
Christine Johanns, age 49, from East Road in Belford, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $100.00 bail.
Vincent Nolan, age 19, from Northwoods Road in Ocean, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.
Gary Miksza, age 49, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on November 18, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins for Obstructing an Investigation, Unlawful Possession of a Rifle, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Possession of a Stun Gun. He was held on $47,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.
Georges Fiori, age 40, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 20, 2011 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $89.00 bail.
Brittany Carr, age 20, from Brainard Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 20, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Gigante on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.
Raul Escobar, age 46, from West Sunset Avenue in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2011 by Patrolman Joseph Ahlemeyer for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.
Susan Gallagher, age 44, from Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on November 20, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Gigante for Driving While Intoxicated. She was released pending a court date.
Matthew Merwin, age 29, from Joy Avenue in Bayville, NJ, arrested on November 19, 2011 by Corporal William Kennelly for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.
Lillian Pearce, age 59, from Division Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of over 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of over 50 Grams of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. She was held on $40,000.00 bail.
Lorraine Yurgelonis, age 57, from McClellan Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 17, 2011 by Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of over 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of over 50 Grams of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. She was held on $40,000.00 bail.
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Gallagher Update III

The following update on the Art Gallagher saga was left as a comment by Heraciltus on “Art Gallagher Turned a Dream Into A Nightmare For Betsy Penrose; Sweet deal on vending truck turned out to be a lemon” post earlier today.

According to Heraciltus, the MoreMonmouthMusings blogger had his bail hearing this morning in front of Judge Scully, where Gallagher and his lawyer were looking to have his $250,000 bail reduced with a 10% option applied.
According to the post Gallagher’s lawyer Michael Laffey only slightly succeeded in his plea to have Gallagher’s bail reduced. Heraciltus, who was present in the courtroom this morning, states that Judge Scully did reduce Art’s bail from $250,000 to $150,000. Unfortunately for Art however, Judge Scully would not consider allowing a 10% option and it looks as if Art will be staying behind bars for the foreseeable future.
Below is what Heraciltus wrote, i’ll be interested in reading what the Asbury Park Press has to say about this later:

Mike, Art Gallagher had a bail reduction hearing today before Judge Scully. I was at the hearing. This is what I saw and reported on Art’s blog …

Judge Scully lowered Art Gallagher’s bail to $150,000 without a 10% option. Art looked like someone punched him in the stomach when the judge issued his ruling. Art’s wife wept as the judge announced the lower bail. From the look on Art’ face, I don’t think Art or his family will be posting the new, lower bail.

The hearing was interesting to watch. Art was dressed in a green jump suit over a white thermal shirt. He was handcuffed and chained to to a fugitive from New York, some guy named Prisco. Art was very scared of the guy he was chained to. Art was required to stand in the jury box during the 10 minute proceeding.

Art’s lawyer, Michael Laffey, was out of his league. Despite the fact that the judge lowered the bail somewhat, Laffey was unable to answer some of the judge’s questions. The judge shook his head and seemed to laugh a little when Laffey suggested that repossessions often take place in the middle of the night and without going through the proper proceedures first. Laffey very much looked like the amatuer that he is. At one pointed Laffey started talking about a newspaper article that appeared in some Delaware newspaper while the judge rolled his eyes. I actually felt sorry for Michael Laffey. Laffey was literally trembling before and during the hearing. When the hearing was over, Laffey rushed out of the courtroom and stood in the hall. He did this without first consoling or even speaking with Art’s wife or supporters. Laffey looked liked he was going to throw up as he collected himself in that hallway. Art blew a kiss to his wife before being led out of the courtroom in chains. He looked like he was crying as they led him away.

I counted 5 people that looked like they were in the courtroom to support Art Gallagher. Art’s wife, Lori, sat next to an older man that I presume was Art’s father. Art’s wife also sat next to an older guy in a cheap suit. This guy was beyond creepy. He kept massaging Lori Gallagher’s neck and back. It was quite clear that Mrs. Gallagher was very uncomfortable with this guy touching her. There were a couple of older women that sat in the second row — an obese woman that read the paper the whole time and a skinny older lady who looked confused.

The prosecutor was a very professional black lady. She kicked Michael Laffey’s ass in that courtroom. The prosecutor pointed out that Art knew for about 30 days that he would be charged in Delaware. Art was invited by the cops in Delaware to turn himself in. Art refused to do so, forcing the Delaware cops to obtain the fugitive warrant. That fact that Art didn’t turn himself in when he had the chance to do so weighed heavily on the judge’s mind. The judge also pointed out that if Art were charged with these crimes in New Jersey, they would be Second Degree crimes. The judge pointed out that if convicted, Art Gallagher is facing many years in prison

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Gallagher Update II

Somewhere around 8:30 pm last night Art Gallagher’s website was back online and issued a statement pertaining to his extradition hearing and his request to have his bail reduced.

The Asbury Park Press has also posted about Art’s day in court yesterday. You can read all about it if you are interested……Here

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MoreMonmouthMusings Blog Taken Down

It would appear that sometime this morning that Art Gallagher’s blog MoreMonmouthMusings.net has been taken down and is, at this time not operational.

The last posting to the blog made by a mysterious administrator was at 11:16 last night and was an awkward attempt to discuss a few local issues in 12th LD as reported by Eatontown Patch.
The post also attacks local republican Jim Sage, who has made it his mission in life to see that State Senator Jennifer Beck who is now seeking reelection in the newly created 11th LD, does not return to Trenton. Sage has a facebook page titled Dump State Senator Jennifer Beck that is a thorn in the side to Beck and disdained by many Republicans in Monmouth County.
No word on why the blog was shut down or when, if ever, it will return.

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Details Of MoreMonmouthMusings Blogger’s Arrest Beginning To Surface

A special hat tip goes out to comment poster Heraclitus for the heads up on the NewsRadio WGMD 92.7’s story on the arrest of MoreMonmouthMusings blogger Art Gallagher.


If the charges in this case stick I have to agree with Heraclitus, I think Art will be doing some serious jail time.


Below are the details of Gallagher’s arrest as posted online at NewsRadio WGMD:

DSP News Release: New Jersey Man Wanted in Connection With Bus Company Fraud

Location: J.C. Watson Bus Company, Townsend, DE

Date of Occurrence: Sunday, August 15, 2010 (reported 9/6/11)

Victims:

-J.C. Watson Bus Company, Townsend, DE
-Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

Suspect:

-Arthur (Art) V. Gallagher 2nd, Highlands, NJ

Charges:

-Theft Where the Property Value is $100,000 or More (2 counts)
-Forgery 3rd Degree (2 counts)

New Castle, DE– Delaware State Police Fraud Unit detectives have obtained warrants on a 53 year old New Jersey man after he defrauded a Delaware Bus Company.

The investigation into this incident began on September 6, 2011 after the 52 year old owner of the JC Watson Bus Company located in Townsend, DE, contacted the state police fraud unit. The victim advised that in August of 2005 she had leased to purchase several school buses from the Wolfington Bus Company located in Exton, PA. The victim advised that the lease was arranged by Arthur V. Gallagher through his company, Gallco Enterprises, located in Belford, New Jersey. Gallco Enterprises is a vehicle and equipment leasing company. The victim then advised investigators that in August of 2010 she had paid off all 11 of the buses that she had leased however; she never received the titles for them.

When the victim contacted Arthur Gallagher about the bus titles, he was uncooperative and then refused to return her phone calls. It was later learned that Gallagher had financed the school buses that the victim had obtained through two separate banks, New World Bank and Sovereign Bank. The total value of the 11 buses was over $776,000.00.

The victim then contacted New World Bank and Sovereign Bank who advised her that Gallco Enterprises was behind on the payments to them. It was learned from the victim that her company had been awarded a contract to transport students for the Appoquinimink School District and as such, the State of Delaware paid Gallco Enterprises directly from the bus company’s profits. A review of the State of Delaware checks written to Gallco Enterprises from September of 2005 until May of 2010 revealed that Arthur Gallagher had endorsed checks which totaled over $776,000.00.

The victim then advised investigators that in February of 2011, she had responded to her company’s bus yard where she observed that all of her buses were now missing. It was then learned that on May 15, 2011 Arthur Gallagher had responded to the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles and presented two fictitious letters with forged bank employee signatures advising that the liens against the 11 buses that the victim had leased through his company had been satisfied. With these letters, Gallagher was then able to obtain the titles to the 11 buses even though he did not actually own them. It was also learned that Gallagher had subsequently sold several of the buses back to the Wolfington Bus Company.

Detectives have obtained warrants on Arthur Gallagher charging him with two counts each of Theft Where the Property is Valued at $100,000.00 or More and two counts of Forgery 3rd Degree.

Arthur Gallagher was arrested on a fugitive warrant by the Highlands Police Department. He was then committed to the Monmouth County Jail for lack of $250,000.00 bail pending his extradition to Delaware.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Shoplifting and Marijuana Busts Prevail

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Tuesday,18 October 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On October 16, 2011 at approximately 6:40 pm Patrolman Michael Pintilie responded to the Sears Store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival the officer was advised by store security that they had observed Hany Salib, age 46, from Crest Circle in Matawan, NJ, attempt to steal approximately $160.00 worth of tools.

Officer Pintilie conducted an investigation which resulted in Salib being arrested for Shoplifting. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On October 16, 2011 at approximately 3:50 am Patrolman John Soltysik was on patrol in the area of Oak Hill Road when he stopped a vehicle for having a rear light out. The officer approached the driver, identified as Christopher Aiello, age 24, from Fox Wood Run in Middletown, NJ, at which point he detected the strong odor of raw Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The officer also observed a grinder, which is a device used to prepare Marijuana for smoking, in plain view inside the vehicle.

Officer Soltysik conducted an investigation which resulted in Aiello being charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The officer also determined that there was an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Eatontown Municipal Court for Aiello’s arrest. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released after posting $89.00 bail.

On October 15, 2011 at approximately 12:55 am Patrolman Jason Caruso was on patrol in the area of Leonardville Road when he stopped a vehicle for multiple violations. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he observed a Marijuana grinder, which is a device used to process Marijuana for smoking, and a glass pipe used to smoke Marijuana which contained Marijuana residue in plain view in the car.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of Kathryn Palmer, age 18, from Pointe Circle in Tinton Falls, NJ; Anthony Colacino, age 18, from Crystal Court in Middletown, NJ; Robert Mackie, age 19, from Paul Place in Port Monmouth, NJ, and a 17 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

All subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date. Officer Michael Nolan assisted with the arrests.

On October 15, 2011 at approximately 8:10 pm Police Officer Janine Kennedy responded to the Target Store in reference to a Shoplifting. Upon arrival she was advised by security that they observed two subjects cut the plastic packaging off of a compact disk in an attempt to steal the item without paying for it.

Officer Kennedy conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of Anthony Desiderio Jr, age 41, from Cortel You in Staten Island, NY; and Cliff Desiderio, age 36, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, for Shoplifting. Police say the two are brothers. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they are processed and released pending a court date.
On October 14, 2011 at approximately 4:35 pm Police Officer Janine Kennedy was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 when she stopped a vehicle for having a broken tail light. Officer Kennedy approached the driver, identified as Colleen Huderwitz, age 46, from 9th Street in Belford, NJ, at which point she detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath.

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

On October 14, 2011 at approximately 11:20 pm Patrolman Charles Higgins responded to a motor vehicle crash on Patterson Lane. While conducting his investigation, David King, age 20, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, attempted to pick up debris from the crash scene. Officer Higgins issued him numerous warning to stop touching the debris which was still being used in the investigation.

King refused to stop interfering with the investigation at which point he was placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On October 14, 2011 Patrolman Anthony Gigante and Patrolman Felipe Benedit of the Quality of Life Unit arrested Michelle Distaulo, age 44, from Beechwood Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, for Obtaining a Controlled Dangerous Substance by Fraud, Forgery and Uttering as a result of investigation after Distaulo attempted to fill a prescription for Oxycodone at the Target Pharmacy.

The pharmacy contacted the police after they realized the prescription blank given to them by Distaulo was of the same series that was stolen from a local doctor’s office. Distaulo was processed and released pending a court date.

On October 13, 2011 at approximately 5:45 pm Patrolman Robert McNair was on patrol in the area of Ideal Beach when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. Officer McNair approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of Kyle Clayton, age 19, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ; Christopher Benino, age 19, from Murphy Road in Port Monmouth, NJ, and a 17 year old female juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana.

All three subjects were processed and released pending a court date.

On October 13, 2011 at approximately 10:50 am Corporal Thomas Meckier responded to a residence on Washington Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, in reference to a report of a theft of checks. Upon arrival at the residence the officer was advised by the victim that her son, Ryan Davies, age 24, from Washington Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, had stolen and forged some of her checks.

Officer Mecker conducted an investigation which resulted in Davies being charged with Theft, Receiving Stolen Property and Fraud. He was held on $5,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On October 11, 2011 at approximately 11:25 Sergeant Michael Kenney was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Officer Kenney approached the driver, identified as Joseph Olaya, age 33, from Donald Boulevard in Holbrook, NY, at which point he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Sergeant Kenney conducted an investigation which resulted in Olaya being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was taken into custody and was searched incident to the arrest at which point Officer Kenney located Marijuana and a pipe used to smoke Marijuana on his person.

Olaya was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with the additional offenses of Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was processed and released pending a court date.

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

William Deppisch, age 23, from Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on October 16, 2011 by Police Officer Janine Kennedy on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Eric Greenhouse, age 28, from Geary Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 16, 2011 by Sergeant John Werner on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Sayreville Municipal Court. He was released after posting $139.00 bail.

William Chasmer Jr, age 29, from Briar Mills Drive in Brick, NJ, arrested on October 15, 2011 by Patrolman Thomas Russo for Simple Assault. He was held on $2,500.00 with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Jason Venson, age 31, from Knollwood Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 16, 2011 by Corporal Ronald Chesek for Violation of a Court Order. He was released pending a court date.

David Depuma, age 32, from Hudson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit and Patrolman Anthony Gigante of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

Theodore Davis, age 87, from Hillside Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth for Aggravated Assault. He was released on his own recognizance by Judge Richard Thompson pending a court date.

Rudolph Jones, age 56, from Monmouth Parkway in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 13, 2011 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Barry Grasser, age 65, from New Monmouth Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 13, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Joseph McCabe, age 26, from Bay Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 15, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was turned over to the Keansburg Police Department.

Richard Steinhart, age 29, from Jumping Brook Road in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on October 15, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $349.00 bail.

Allyson Forte, age 40, from Gayle Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Englishtown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $400.00 bail.

Charlie James, age 23, from Pine Street in Bloomfield, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and New Brunswick Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $1,250.00 bail.

Thomas Phillips, age 32, from Ocean Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on October 16, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte for Simple Assault with a Motor Vehicle and Driving While Intoxicated as a result of an investigation conducted by the officer into a motor vehicle crash that occurred at Thompson Avenue and Highway 36. He was released pending a court date.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Home Health Aid Charged with Forgery And Theft By Deception

Written by Middletown Township Police Department

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On August 23, 2011 Detective Laurence Schachtel arrested Jennifer Franklin, age 21, from Hudson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, for Forgery, Theft by Deception and Theft as a result of an investigation into a theft from a resident on Harvey Avenue where she worked as a home health aide.

Police say Franklin used the victim’s ATM card to steal close to $5,000.00 from his bank account. The victim confronted Franklin at which point she agreed to pay him back. However, police say Franklin used counterfeit bills to make the payments.

Franklin was processed and released pending a court date.
On August 23, 2011 at approximately 2:05 am Patrolman John Soltysik was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 and East Road when he observed a vehicle driving through a construction zone set up by road crews paving the highway. Officer Soltysik observed the vehicle swerve numerous times and knock over traffic cones. The officer stopped the vehicle and approached the driver who provided the officer with a fake name.

Officer Soltysik conducted an investigation and was able to identify the driver as Robert Jeffcoat, age 29, from Raritan Avenue in Keansburg, NJ. The officer also located seven outstanding Contempt of court warrants issued by numerous municipal courts for his arrest. Jeffcoat was then taken into custody.

Officer Soltysik continued his investigation and determined that the passenger, identified as Jeron Redway, age 23, from Willow Drive in Ocean, NJ, also had numerous Contempt of Court warrants for his arrest. Redway was also taken into custody.

Officer Soltysik also located Naproxen pills inside the vehicle which neither subject had a lawful prescription for. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters. Jeffcoat was charged with Contempt of Court, Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug, Providing false Information to a Police Officer, and numerous motor vehicle violations. Redway was charged with Contempt of Court, Hindering Apprehension and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug. Jeffcoat was being held on $12,200.00 bail and Redway was held on $7,636.00 bail.

On August 23, 2011 at approximately 2:40 pm Patrolman Brady Carr responded to the area of Priscilla Drive in reference to a report of a suspicious female going door to door soliciting magazine subscriptions. Upon arrival the officer located the female who provided the officer with a fake name. Officer Carr conducted an investigation and was able to identify her as Fina Toia, age 19, from Cabrillo Drive in Fairfield, NJ.

Officer Brady confirmed that Toia did not have a permit to solicit and conducted a warrant check. The checked revealed that there was an outstanding Fugitive warrant out of Delaware issued for Toia’s arrest. She was taken into custody and was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Hindering Apprehension, Soliciting without a Permit and being a Fugitive from Justice.

She was processed and was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, where she was awaiting extradition to Delaware.

On August 23, 2011 at approximately 8:55 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Thompson Avenue and Highway 36 when he observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. The officer stopped the vehicle and approached the driver who provided the officer with a fake name.

Officer Fulham conducted an investigation and was able to identify the subject as Stacy Cook, age 44, from Old Manchester Road in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Officer Fulham arrested Cook for Obstructing an Investigation. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and was held on $2,500.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

On August 23, 2011 at approximately 10:45 pm Patrolman Christopher Dee and Patrolman Raymond Sofield of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of West Front Street when they stopped a vehicle for swerving from the lane of travel. The officers approached the vehicle at which point they detected an odor of raw Marijuana coming from inside the car.

The officers conducted an investigation and requested a drug detection canine respond to the scene. Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Kurt Kroeper and his canine partner Evan responded and searched the vehicle. The dog indicated on the trunk of the car which was then searched by the officers. The search resulted in the recovery of a bag containing Marijuana, a Marijuana Pipe and a scale used to weigh Marijuana which was located in the spare tire compartment and the arrest of Autumn Innocenti, age 21, from Telegraph Hill Road in Holmdel, NJ.

Innocenti was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 22, 2011 at approximately 5:45 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when he observed several subjects sitting in the dugout of the hockey rink. Officer Hirschbein approached the subjects and located alcoholic beverages in the dugout.

Officer Hirschbein conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of a 20 year old female subject from Keansburg, NJ, and a 19 year old female from Kailua, Hawaii. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol and were released pending a court date.

On August 22, 2011 at approximately 11:20 am Patrolman James Beirne was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 and Wilson Avenue when he observed a vehicle being operated carelessly. Officer Beirne stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Manuel Costa, age 32, from Center Avenue in Keansburg, NJ.

Officer Beirne conducted an investigation which resulted in Costa being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after he located a Marijuana pipe with Marijuana residue in it inside the car. Costa 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:

Alexander Potts, age 30, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 22, 2011 by Patrolman Christopher Dee and Patrolman Raymond Sofield of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was processed and released pending a court date.

Thomas Hardie, age 29, from Hosford Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 23, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Ciro Taormina, age 49, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 23, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein for Shoplifting from the Walgreens Store. He was processed and released pending a court date.

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