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Crime Scene Middletown: 57 Yr. Old Man Arrested For Groping Self In Front Of Children Charged With Sexual Assault and Lewdness

Written by Middletown Township Police Department

Monday, 15 August 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On August 12, 2011 Patrolman Robert McNair responded to a residence on Monmouth Avenue in reference to a report of a subject who was groping himself in front of children. Officer McNair located the subject, identified as Louis Bono, age 57, from Monmouth Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, standing in the street.

Officer McNair conducted an investigation which resulted in Bono being arrested for two counts of Sexual Assault, one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and two counts of Lewdness. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held on $105,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thomas Scully of the Monmouth County Superior Court.

On August 13, 2011 at approximately 3:40am Patrolman Jason Caruso responded to a residence on Bray Avenue in reference to a subject kicking a front door and then trying to get into the house through a window. Upon arrival the officer was given a description of the subject who had fled the area prior to police arrival.

Officer Caruso checked the surrounding streets and observed a subject fitting the description provided by the witness run into a residence on Bayside Parkway. Officer Caruso conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Dylan Difilippo-Campbell, age 18, from Bayside Parkway in Middletown, NJ, for Criminal Mischief for the damage he caused to the window screen while trying to get into the house.

Difilippo-Campbell was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 14, 2011 at approximately 12:40 am Patrolman Frank Mazza was on patrol in the area of Newman Springs Road when he stopped a vehicle for a license plate violation. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he observed Marijuana in plain view on the center console.

Officer Mazza conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Anthony Febus, age 19, from Drumpoint Road in Brick, NJ, 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 August 14, 2011 at approximately 12:55 am Patrolman Brady Carr was on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked next to the hockey rink. The officer checked the area and located two subjects sitting in the dugouts near the rink.

Officer Carr conducted an investigation which resulted in one of the subjects, identified as Samantha Pace, age 19, from Highland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, being arrested for Underage Possession of Alcohol after Officer Carr located a bottle of Southern Comfort alcohol on her person.

Pace was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

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

Jamea Coolahan, age 50, from West Hillsdale Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on August 14, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

Elaine Marsillo, age 50, from Carolina Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 14, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released pending a court date.

Wayne Carhart, age 32, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 14, 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.

Taylor Southon, age 20, from Cross Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 12, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Aberdeen Municipal Court. She was released after posting $114.00 bail.

Jessica Deoliveira, age 24, from Main Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 11, 2011 by Corporal Richard Fusella on three Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown, Florham Park and Denville Municipal Courts. She was released after posting $950.00 bail.

Ryan Connors, age 19, from Banfield Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 15, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Richard Hill, age 43, from Iris Drive in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on August 12, 2011 by Sergeant William Straniero on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Matthew Mckee, age 25, from Pedee Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

She was released pending a court date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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>Crime Scene Middletown: FORMER MATER DEI DEAN OF STUDENTS CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT OF MINOR

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

The Middletown Police Department has charged the former Dean of Students at Mater Dei High School, located on Cherry Tree Farm Road, with sexually assaulting a former student who was sixteen years old at the time of the assault.

Detective Kelly Godley charged William Miltner, age 28, from Acker Drive in Middletown with second degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and fourth degree Aggravated Sexual Contact.

Miltner had been employed by the high school for four years and was promoted to Dean of Students in 2010. He was also a teacher and a soccer coach at the school. Police say that Miltner had an ongoing sexual relationship with the student which occurred outside of school in April of 2009. The victim has since graduated from the school and is currently eighteen years old.

Miltner was arrested on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 and is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold on $125,000 bail with no 10% option set by Superior Court Judge Thomas Scully.

Note -For a full account of this press release read the story, as reported ,in the Asbury Park Press

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>Alleged Sexual Assault At Middletown’s Target Never Happened

>Early last week, I was a recipient of an email from several individuals which claimed that on Monday or Tuesday night at approximately 7 pm, a woman entered her vehicle after shopping at the Middletown Target store and was greeted by an individual who was hiding in the backseat. The email went on to state that the the returning shopper was held at knife point and then sexually assaulted. It conclude by warning recipients to remain ever vigilant and to keep their doors locked.

One person that forwarded me this email stated that they weren’t sure if it were true or not, but thought it peculiar that if it was, why hadn’t the Middletown Police department made the information public or seen a report of it in the local newspapers? On Thursday of last week, I decided to forward the email myself to Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger, Detective Bureau Commander to see if I could get an answer.
Detective Dollinger was prompt in his response, the response though gave me the impression that he wasn’t aware of any such incident taking place. He stated that he would need to conduct a few interviews before determining whether or not this alleged assault took place and that if I called him in the afternoon of the following day (Friday), he would have an answer for me.
On Friday afternoon, before I had a chance to call the Detective , I received the following email from him which was sent to those on his media contact list:
“Good afternoon, I have been receiving requests for information about an alleged incident at the Target store that supposedly took place on February 1st. We are currently conducting an investigation into the matter. I will make sure I release something as soon as we determine whether or not the incident took place. Until then please refrain from calling the police desk.”
After receiving this email, I replied back my appreciation and my intent to wait for an official announcement that would put to rest rumors that were being sent through cyberspace. Unfortunately, that follow up email was never sent out.
Yesterday, I received a new round of emails from people asking if I was aware of or knew anything about what had happened at Target.
This time however, the email that was being forwaded was slightly different and seemed a bit more authoritarian. The originator of the email left her electronic signature/contact information of her place of employment and stated that the woman attacked was her sister’s sister-in-law.
I responded to those that sent me the email by stating that I thought the email was bogus and the incident never happened. I stated that I would try and contact Detective Dollinger again for a response to see if he could shed some more light the situation, but suggested that if a response from the detective was not forth coming they should call the police desk and inquire themselves. And that is exactly what some of them did.
After calling the police station for themselves, a few people were told by the officer that answered the phone that NO SUCH INCIDENT accured in the parking lot of Target and any story of this incident is false.
This information should, I hope, bring some relief to those that have been concerned about it and other alleged unreported incidents that have been reported and end all of those emails that have been floating around cyberspace.
That being said, I can empathize with those that forward these emails. For more than a year now, I have been hearing stories from people about burglaries, robberies and break-ins that haven’t been listed in local newspapers (it was for this reason that I asked to be on Detective Dollinger’s contact list for press releases).
As the effects of the lingering recession and bad economy continue residents are desperate to hold onto and protect what they have left. Rumors of crime are leading many to question the effectiveness of Middletown’s Police to protect their neighborhoods and properties from damage or theft.
Residents want and expect to be kept informed by those, that job it is to watch over them, of things that could impact their life. If a home in Lincroft or North Middletown is broken into, residents want to know about it when it happens so that they can take precautions against further break-ins, not weeks or months later when an arrested my have been made after further robberies or burglaries.
I don’t think this is too much to ask for, an informed citizentry is a happy citizentry. Give people the piece of mind of knowing that they can keep themselves and their property safe by impowering them with information needed to form neighborhood watchgroups or other types of groups within their communities, to help pick-up the slack where the police can’t patrol effectively or efficiently.

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