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

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

On October 21, 2011 at approximately 12:00 pm Corporal Bernard Chenoweth and Corporal George Freibott, responded to a residence on Marion Drive in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon arrival at the residence Corporal Chenoweth observed a subject, identified as Scott Gibson, age 27, from Bartram Road in Englishtown, NJ, running from the residence carrying a bag of stolen items. Corporal Chenoweth chased the subject on foot and was able to take him into custody after a brief struggle.

Corporal Chenoweth and Corporal Freibott continued their investigation and determined that Gibson was working with a second subject. The officers identified the second subject as Robert Molchan, age 21, from Deer Way in Manalapan, NJ, and provided his name to officers in the area. Patrolman Richard Belmonte was working a traffic detail on Middletown Lincroft Road and observed a subject fitting Molchan’s description walking in the area. Officer Belmonte stopped the subject and confirmed it was Molchan at which point he was placed under arrest.
Detective William Strohkirch and Detective Adam Finck conducted a follow up investigation and determined that the pair was also responsible for committing a burglary on Courtney Way earlier in the day. Gibson was charged with Burglary, Conspiracy, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $30,000.00 bail with no 10% option. Molchan was charged with Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy. He was held on $20,000.00 bail with no 10% option.

Police believe the two subjects are responsible for other burglaries in the area and are continuing their investigation.
On October 22, 2011 at approximately 3:20 pm Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma responded to the Foodtown store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival he was advised by the store manager that he had observed a subject, identified as Michael Rusignuolo, age 28, from Johnson Avenue in Union Beach, NJ, enter the Liquor section and place two bottles of Hennessy Liquor in his sweatshirt and leave the store without paying at which point he was detained by the manager.
Officer Dellatacoma conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Rusignuolo for Shoplifting. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 22, 2011 at approximately 1:50 pm Patrolman Michael Reuter was on patrol in the area of Cherry Tree Farm Road and Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle because there was an outstanding warrant issued for the registered owner’s arrest. Officer Reuter stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Michael Thacke, age 23, from Blossom Circle West in Middletown, NJ, and asked for his driver’s credentials at which point Thacke began to yell and scream profanities at the officer.
Officer Reuter continued his investigation and determined that there were four outstanding Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. Officer Reuter placed Thacke under arrest and transported him to police headquarters for processing. Once at headquarters Thacke became extremely uncooperative and refused to answer questions necessary to complete processing. He was charged with the additional charge of Obstructing an Investigation and was held on $2,500.00 bail.
On October 21, 2011 at approximately 2:40 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield was on patrol in the area of Tindall Park when he was flagged down by two subjects who advised the officer that they observed two subjects who were possibly smoking Marijuana in the park.
Officer Sofield located the two subjects and conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a Marijuana pipe and the arrest of a 16 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing an Investigation. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
On October 21, 2011 at approximately 7:40 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when he stopped a vehicle for Speeding and Tailgating. Officer Hirschbein approached the driver, identified as Anthony Colacino, age 18, from Crystal Court in Middletown, NJ, at which point he observed a Marijuana cigarette in plain view on the floor of the vehicle.
Officer Hirschbein conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a bag of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia and the arrest of Colacino for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.
The Middletown Police Department reports the arrests of the following subjects for various offenses;
Kevin Krilla, age 29, from Kings Highway East in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Simple Assault. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.
Luis Velez, age 53, from Park Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 21, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on an outstanding warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was released after posting $2,248.86 in bail.
Georges Fiori, age 40, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was released after posting $164.00 bail.
Steven Mago, age 21, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 21, 2011 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. He was held on $250.00 bail.
John Turner, age 48, from Worth Street in South Tomas River, NJ, arrested on October 23, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Ocean County Superior Court. He was held on $934.00 bail.
William Graham, age 24, from Charles Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 22, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court. He was released after posting $299.00 bail.
Kenneth Dellapietro Jr, age 23, from Carr Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 18, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Gigante and Patrolman Felipe Benedit of the Quality of Life Unit on warrants signed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force Bayshore Unit for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance as a result of an investigation conducted by the task force. He was released pending a court date.

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

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

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

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

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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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APP Gallagher Update

The Asbury Park Press last night issues an update on the case against moremonmouthmusings blogger Art Gallagher.

As of last night he has not yet been extradited to Delaware and charges against him are beginning to be leaked:

…Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack said Gallagher, of Linden Avenue, will face two felony counts of theft (over $100,000 each) and two counts of forgery upon his arrival. He declined to discuss details until the 53-year-old is formally charged.

Detective Nicholas Terranova said on Monday that he was unsure when Gallagher would be brought to Delaware, but said the extradition is “in the works.”…

Good follow-up by Press reporter Dustin Racioppi

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Gallagher Issues Statement From Jail

Gee, I hope he didn’t have to waste his one phone call from jail on this post left on his blog a short while ago.

“As I am sure all my readers are now aware I was arrested late Friday evening on a warrant issued out of the State of Delaware. On the advice of my attorney I can not discuss the charges against me at this time other then to say that they are vigorously contested and that I did not commit theft.

Right now I am concentrating on securing my release from jail so that I can properly address these charges through my attorneys.

When I am released I intend to write about my experiences of the last few days.

I thank all of you who have expressed concern for me and my family and I assure you that we are doing fine given these difficult circumstances.”

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Crime Scene Middletown:Yesterday Just Wasn’t Enough – More Activities From The Past Two Days

Written by Middletown Township Police Department
Thursday, 13 October 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions

On October 11, 2011 at approximately 3:00 pm Detective Paul Shanley was on his way to the Union Beach Police Department when a vehicle making an unsafe lane change almost struck his vehicle. Detective Shanley attempted to stop the car, being driven by Daniel Butler, age 25, from Aumack Avenue in Union Beach, NJ, when Butler refused to stop and led the detective on a brief pursuit.

Detective Shanley, with the help of the Union Beach, Hazlet, and Keyport Police Departments was able to eventually stop Butler and take him into custody after he purposely struck another vehicle in Keyport. Butler was charged with Eluding, Hindering Apprehension, Resisting Arrest and numerous motor vehicle violations. Butler also had two outstanding Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Freehold and Union Beach Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $21,300.00 bail.
Police advise nobody was injured in the pursuit.

On October 12, 2011 at approximately 9:20 pm Patrolman Robert McNair was on patrol in the area of Bray Avenue when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. Officer McNair approached the driver, identified as Zachary Peseau, age 25, from Longboat Avenue in Beachwood, NJ, at which point he detected the strong odor of raw Marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Officer McNair conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a baggie of Marijuana, a scale used to weigh Marijuana, a glass pipe used to smoke Marijuana, and the arrest of Peseau 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.

On October 12, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested Delores Costello, age 30, from Center Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, for Theft as a result of an investigation into the theft of a laptop computer and video game from a residence on Thompson Avenue. Detective Sullivan was also able to locate the stolen property and return it to the owner.

Costello was processed and was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $2,500.00 set by Judge Richard Thompson. Detective Sullivan was assisted by the Keansburg Police Department.

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

Kevin Allen, age 28, from Powell Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on October 13, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. He was released after posting $300.00 bail.

Stuart Way, age 52, from Mackey Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 12, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $600.00 bail.

Kimberly Finucan, age 38, from Morningside Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on October 12, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $572.00 bail.

Thomas Russoniello, age 55, from Devon Street in Manchester, NJ, arrested on October 12, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Bumbico on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Marcella Cere, age 24, from Highway 36 in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on October 12, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $100.00 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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