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>Crime Scene Middletown: WOMAN ARRESTED FOR MARIJUANA POSSESSION AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE STOP

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On March 12, 2011 at approximately 1:53 am Patrolman Frank Mazza was on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when he observed a vehicle fail to stop for a stop sign.

Officer Mazza conducted a motor vehicle stop and approached the driver, identified as Stephanie Bryan, age 20, from Hazel Place in Hazlet. At this point Officer Mazza detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of a small baggie of marijuana from the interior of the vehicle.

Bryan was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. She was processed and released on a summons pending a court appearance

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>Crime Scene Middletown: MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANTS AND DRUG CHARGES AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE STOP

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PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On January 23, 2011 at approximately 2:05 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Bamm Hollow Road and Middletown Lincroft Road when he stopped a vehicle for having a view obstruction in the front windshield.

Upon stopping and approaching the vehicle, Patrolman Fulham detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment. The officer began speaking with the occupants of the car to determine the source of the odor when one of the passengers, identified as Jesse Ballard, age 19, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, told the officer that he was in possession of the marijuana and that it was located in his jacket pocket.

Patrolman Fulham checked the jacket and located a cigar filled with marijuana, a zip lock bag which contained seven individual foil packets each containing a green vegetation which Officer Fulham recognized as marijuana and $370.00 in currency. At this point Ballard was placed under arrest for possession of the marijuana. The driver was issued a summons for the view obstruction violation and was released at the scene.

Ballard was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. While being processed on the drug charges it was determined that Ballard had three outstanding Contempt of Court warrants from the Middletown, Red Bank and Keansburg Municipal Courts. He was held on $1096.00 total bail.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED ON MARIJUANA CHARGES AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE STOP

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On January 8, 2011 at approximately 2: 25 pm Patrolman Robert Mc Nair was on patrol on Wilson Avenue when he stopped a vehicle being operated with a brake light out. While stopping the car, Officer Mc Nair observed the front seat passenger bend forward and attempt to hide something under the front seat.

Upon approaching the vehicle, being operated by a seventeen year old juvenile, Patrolman Mc Nair observed what he recognized as loose marijuana on the jacket of the passenger, also a seventeen year old juvenile. The officer asked the passenger to exit the vehicle at which point he observed a grey nylon bag laying on the floor. Closer examination of the bag revealed a sandwich bag which held seven smaller baggies which all contained a green vegetation which Officer Mc Nair recognized as marijuana, a metal grinder used to prepare marijuana for smoking, and a glass pipe used to smoke marijuana.

Both juveniles were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where they were each charged with Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. The juveniles were processed and released to their parents.

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>Crime Scene Middletown: MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES AFTER MOTOR VEHICLE STOP

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On January 11, 2011 at approximately 12:56 am Patrolman Michael Reuter was on patrol on Middletown Lincroft Road when he stopped a vehicle for committing a motor vehicle violation. Upon approaching the driver, identified as Daniel Dimaio, age 19 from Walker Lane in Shohola, Pennsylvania, Officer Reuter detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment.

Officer Reuter informed Dimaio of his observation at which point Dimaio asked Officer Reuter for permission to exit the vehicle. Once out of the car, Dimaio retrieved a zip lock baggie from his pants pocket and handed it to Patrolman Reuter. The baggie contained a green vegetation which Officer Reuter recognized as marijuana.

Dimaio was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was processed and released on his own recognizance.

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>New Feature – Crime Scene, Middletown

>As of today I will be adding a new feature to the MiddletownMike blog that I will call “Crime Scene, Middletown”.

After hearing many complain about the lack of information available to residents about crime being committed in the neighborhoods of Middletown, I went down to Police Headquarters and asked to be placed on the email list for press releases issued by the department.
Today, I received my first two press releases from Detective Lieutenant Stephen F. Dollinger, who oversees the Township’s Detective Bureau.
The first release announces the arrest of suspect Dustin Jeardon, Atlantic Street, Keyport for burglary and theft to a home located on Wilson Avenue in Port Monmouth.

The second press release details the motor vehicle stop of Rachel Goldberg, age 19, from Riverside Avenue in Red Bank. Goldberg attempted to flee the scene after being stopped. Her vehicle was pursued until it was stopped in the parking lot of the Visiting Nurse Association in Red Bank. Goldberg was placed under arrest for eluding. A search of the vehicle revealed a small purse which contained marijuana and a pipe used for smoking marijuana. After begin processed and released on her own recognizance.

You can read each of the press releases below:

Burglary Suspect in Custody

Middletown – A Keyport man is incarcerated in Union County jail for burglaries committed in Union County and Middletown Township.

Middletown Det Laurence Schachtel developed Dustin Jeandron, age 27, Atlantic Street, Keyport, as a suspect in a burglary and theft which occurred on October 29, 2010 to a home located on Wilson Avenue in Port Monmouth. Det. Schachtel signed complaints against Jeandron and Middletown Police have been actively seeking Jeadron.

Jeandron was arrested December 22, 2010 by Cranford and Clark Police Detectives during the course of committing a burglary in Union County. He is currently being held in Union County jail on a total of $90,000 bail.

Police are continuing their investigation to determine whether Jeandron may be responsible for other burglaries committed in the Middletown area.

Woman Arrested After Fleeing Scene


Middletown
– On December 26, 2010 at approximately 1:10am Sgt. Sean Sweeney was on patrol on Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle, driven by Rachel Goldberg, age 19, from Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, for motor vehicle violations.

After obtaining Goldberg’s driving credentials Sgt. Sweeney was in the process of issuing summonses when Goldberg began to flee the scene in her vehicle. Sgt. Sweeney pursued the vehicle until it was stopped in the parking lot of the Visiting Nurse Association in Red Bank. At this point Goldberg was placed under arrest for eluding.

A search of Goldberg by Officer Heather Pusylski of the Red Bank Police Department, who had arrived as back up, revealed a small purse which contained a green vegetation which Sgt. Sweeney recognized as marijuana and a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana.

Goldberg was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with eluding, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for a provisional license violation, careless driving, improper passing, failing to change address on license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle.

Goldberg was processed and released on her own recognizance.

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Taking Responsibility Chris Christie Style

Josh Marshall | October 27, 2009 – Talkingpointmemo

You may remember, about a month and a half ago, another incident emerged in Chris Christie’s troubled history driving cars.

Back in 2002, on the way to an event, Christie turned the wrong way onto a one-way street and struck a motorcyclist head on, seriously injuring the guy on the motorcycle. There were all sorts of questions about just how that happened and whether Christie got off easier than your average Joe might have. There was also the small matter of Christie saying he’d never been sued over the incident, despite evidence emerging later that a suit had been filed and then dropped, apparently after an out of court settlement. But there never seemed to be any dispute that Christie … well, hit a guy on a motorcycle while driving the wrong way on a one way street.

But on Fox & Friends this morning, when asked about the incident, Christie denied it ever happened. “I was not driving the wrong way down a one way street and the Governor knows it,” Christie said. “I didn’t hit someone, they hit me.”

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Asbury Park Press Editorial: Christie, DMV no strangers

If nothing else, the election of Chris Christie as governor would be a boon to public safety. He would be assigned a driver, keeping him away from behind the wheel of a car.

Christie, it was confirmed this week, has been involved in six automobile accidents, stretching back to 1985 and including one in July 2002 in which he turned the wrong way on a one-way street and struck a motorcyclist, sending him to the hospital.

Christie was never issued a traffic ticket, mentioning to the police on the scene that he was the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. He has received tickets on several other occasions, however. Since 1985, he has had 13 moving violations, including at least five for speeding, good for 25 points.

However, in the eyes of the Motor Vehicle Commission he remains a “driver in good standing.”

That’s debatable. What isn’t is that all of these blemishes give the public a growing sense that, while not exactly using his position as U.S. Attorney to gain special favor, he seems to fully understand that rank has its privileges and has no qualms about using it.

Christie has exhibited signs of sloppy and careless behavior not only on the highways but in his finances. He “forgot” to tell the IRS about his loan to a subordinate, Michele Brown, which ultimately led to her resigning from her job to keep the issue from damaging his election chances.

It’s also galling that the Christie campaign doesn’t take any of this seriously, tossing off each new revelation as if it existed in a vacuum, rather than continuing an increasingly worrisome pattern.

Christie campaign spokeswoman Maria Comella called the 2002 accident unfortunate and said the candidate “knows he can always be a better driver.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like he’s learned any lessons. Not after the 1989 accident in Cranford, or the 1993 and 1996 accidents in Bloomfield, or the 2002 accident in Elizabeth or the 2007 accident in Netcong. Or after the fifth speeding ticket.

Asked by the Press to provide more details about the accidents, the Christie campaign said it did not plan to do so since all the information is “out there.” No it isn’t. Details have been provided only about the 2002 accident. And they were first reported by a newspaper.

We can only hope that if Christie becomes governor, this isn’t the kind of openness and transparency we can expect from his administration.

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