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

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

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

Officer Hirschbein arrested the 14 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date. The second juvenile was transported home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Officer Simon conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Ortiz-Largo for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Crime Scene Middletown: Update For August 26,2011

Written by Middletown Township Police Department

Friday, 26 August 2011 -Arrests do not indicate convictions



On August 24, 2011 at approximately 10:05 pm Patrolman Richard Belmonte was on patrol in the area of Leonardville Road when he observed a subject stumbling and falling to the ground. The officer stopped to check on the subject, identified as a 15 year old, male juvenile from Belford, at which point he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.

Officer Belmonte continued his investigation and was trying to provide assistance when the juvenile began to yell obscenities at the officer. The juvenile was then placed under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Officer Belmonte conducted a search incident to the arrest and located baggies containing Marijuana inside a backpack he was carrying.

The juvenile 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 to his father pending a court date.

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

Michael Story, age 19, from Manor Parkway in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on August 24, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Little Egg Harbor Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Ashley Bindewald, age 24, from Norman Lane in Willingboro, NJ, arrested on August 25, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Possession of Heroin and on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Eastampton and Burlington Township Municipal Courts. She was held on $1,718.00 bail.

Stephen Garey, age 41, from Galt Ocean Drive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, arrested on August 25, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Andre lake, age 31, from Atlantic Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on August 25, 2011 by Lt. John Kaiser on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $296.00 bail.

Rashon Martin, age 22, from Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 26, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $256.00 bail.

Vaughn Cosby, age 25, from Oakland Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on August 25, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Reuter on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $164.00 bail.

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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: More Boarded Juveniles and Standoff With Knife Wielder During Past Two Days

WRITTEN BY MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

ISSUED Tuesday, August 10th, 2011 – Arrests do not indicate convictions

On August 9, 2011 at approximately 2:40 am Corporal Douglas Wiatrak was on patrol in the area of the Beacon Hill Country Club when he observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. The officer also observed a male subject standing on the porch of the building. Corporal Wiatrak began to approach the subject when he fled on foot.


Officer Wiatrak provided a description of the subject to surrounding patrol units who located the subject and another vehicle on Koosman Drive, a nearby street. The vehicle was occupied by four juveniles. Officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of Marijuana, a pipe used to smoke Marijuana, alcohol and the arrests of a 17 year old female from Middletown, NJ, a 17 year old female Middletown, NJ, a 17 year old male from Leonardo, NJ, and a 17 year old female from Belford, NJ being arrested.

All four subjects were charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Defiant Trespass and Underage Possession of Alcohol. They were transported to police headquarters and were released pending a court date.

On August 9, 2011 at approximately 4:00 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Port Monmouth Road when he observed a vehicle being operated with a brake light out. The officer stopped the vehicle and approached the driver. The driver advised the officer that he did not have his license on him and then provided him with a fake name. Officer Hirschbein was able to identify the driver as Edward Rodriguez-Trujillo, age 19, from Bayview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, at which point he was placed under arrest for providing false information.

Officer Hirschbein also detected an odor of raw Marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle and observed Marijuana in plain view near the passenger seat. He continued his investigation which resulted in the recovery of a Marijuana grinder, which is a device used to process Marijuana for smoking, and the arrest of the passenger, identified as Thomas Parnell, age 19, from Woodside Avenue in Keansburg, NJ.

Both subjects were transported to police headquarters for processing. Rodriguez-Trujillo was charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law and Parnell was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were released pending a court date.

On August 8, 2011 at approximately 7:20 am Patrolman Brian Dilworth responded to a residence on Monmouth Avenue in the Navesink section of Middletown in reference to a report of two subjects yelling at each other. Upon arrival Officer Dilworth located one of the subjects standing in the backyard holding a large knife.

Officer Dilworth ordered the subject, identified as James Wierzbicky, age 42, from Monmouth Avenue in Navesink, NJ, to drop the knife. Wierzbicky ignored numerous warnings from the officer to drop the weapon. After a brief stand-off, the suspect finally dropped the knife and was taken into custody when back-up units arrived.

Wierzbicky was charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was held on $15,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On August 8, 2011 at approximately 5:40 pm Corporal Joseph Glynn and Patrolman Thomas Russo responded to the area of Nutswamp Road in reference to a report of occupants of a vehicle shooting pellets at other cars. The description of the vehicle was given out to surrounding police units and was located and stopped by Patrolman Albert Scott on Middletown Lincroft Road.
The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of a spring action pellet gun and a container of pellets. The officers also located three pipes used to smoke Marijuana and a grinder which is a device used to prepare Marijuana for smoking.

The investigation also resulted in the arrests of Max Lopez, age 18, from East Roosevelt Circle for Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia , Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful purpose; a 17 year old male juvenile from Middletown for Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of an Imitation Firearm; a 16 year old male juvenile from Red Bank, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of an Imitation Firearm; and a 16 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Possession of Marijuana under 50 Grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of an imitation Firearm.

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

On August 8, 2011 Detective Daniel Sullivan arrested Chaula Bhatt, age 38, from Poplar Lane in Old Bridge, NJ for Criminal Mischief. Detective Sullivan conducted a follow up investigation into a complaint received from AT&T in reference to damage committed at their facility located on Laurel Avenue. Corporate officials advised police that Bhatt, a former employee, had damaged an electric door scanner and several signs on the property and the vandalism had been captured on surveillance cameras.

Detective Sullivan reviewed the surveillance footage and arrested Bhatt. She was held on $1,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On August 8, 2011 at approximately 9:45 pm Patrolman Ian May responded to the New Monmouth Baptist Church in reference to a report of an intoxicated subject who was attempting to get into the church. Upon arrival a member of the church advised the officer that a man came to the church door and began yelling and demanding entry.

Officer May located the subject, identified as Dennis Bannon, age 47, from Highway 36 in Leonardo, NJ, in the parking lot of the church. Officer May conducted an investigation which resulted in Bannon being arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Officer May also determined that there were three outstanding Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Red Bank, Keansburg and Highlands Municipal Courts for Bannon’s arrest.

He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held on $750.00 bail.

On August 8, 2011 at approximately 10:40 pm Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman David Crenshaw responded to the concession stand at McMahon Park in reference to a report that someone had entered the stand after hours. Upon arrival the officers noticed the door was closed and that there was a light on inside the stand.

The officers entered the stand and located two juveniles inside. The juveniles were identified as a 13 year old male from Middletown and a 15 year old male from Middletown. Both subjects were arrested for Criminal Trespass and were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released to their parents pending a court date.

On August 9, 2011 Patrolman Brian Dilworth and Patrolman Michael Reuter responded to a residence on First Avenue in the Navesink section of Middletown in reference to a report of a subject passed out on the front lawn. Upon arrival the officers were advised by the homeowner that she observed an unknown subject rolling around on her front lawn yelling and screaming.

The officers approached the subject, identified as Cesar Moya, age 31, from Monroe Avenue in Shrewsbury, NJ, and determined that he was extremely intoxicated. The officers arrested Moya for Disorderly Conduct. 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:

Mary Dressler, age 42, from North Carriage Road in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Freehold Borough Municipal Court. She was released after posting $156.00 bail.

Donald Quarles, age 32, from Chestnut Avenue in Navesink, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Corporal Ralph Flannigan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Highlands Municipal Court. He was held on $216.00 bail.

Patrick Masterson, age 22, from Tennent Road in Morganville, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court. He was held on $165.00 bail.

John Hoffman, age 28, from Eighth Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Corporal Joseph Glynn on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Pleasantville Municipal Court. He was released after posting $89.00 bail.

Kyle Clayton, age 19, from Thousand Oaks Drive in Navesink, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $200.00 bail.

Joseph Colasacco, age 32, from Creek Road in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red bank Municipal Court and a Non Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on bail.

Jessica Brady, age 30, from King James Lane in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. She was released after posting $165.00 bail.

Christopher Kamna, age 21, from Bamm Hollow Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 9, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Lake Como Municipal Court. He was released after posting $296.00 bail.

Ashley Blascak, age 20, from Ironwood Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

On August 9, 2011 Patrolman Frank Mazza arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Ocean Avenue in Middletown for Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was being held at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center.

James Elliassen, age 27, from Ninth Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on warrants signed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Bayshore Unit for Possession of Marijuana, Distribution of Less than one Ounce of Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana with 1000 feet of a School Zone. He was held on bail.

James Murphy, age 27, from Virginia Avenue in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman Jason Caruso of the Quality of Life Unit on warrants signed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Bayshore Unit for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Methadone, and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Within 500 Feet of a Public Park. He was processed and released pending a court date.

Casey Hewitt, age 18, from Kanes Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Simple Assault, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. She was held on $3,500.00 set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Philip Moffat, age 30, from Manor Drive in Union, NJ, arrested on August 9, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Westwood Borough Municipal Court. He was released after posting bail.

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Crime Scene Middletown: Busy 5 Days For Middletown Police Numerous DWI’s and Summertime Juvenile Arrests For The Week 3rd – August 7th, 2011

WRITTEN BY MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

ISSUED Tuesday, August 8th, 2011 – Arrests do not indicate convictions

On August 7, 2011 at approximately 12:25 am Patrolman Christian Clark responded to the Comfort Inn parking lot in reference to an accident involving a parked car. Upon arrival Officer Clark found the driver of a vehicle, identified as Robert Waters, age 51, from Heron Avenue in Pennsville, NJ, asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle which had struck a parked car.

Officer Clark conducted an investigation which resulted in Waters 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 August 7, 2011 at approximately 1:25 am Sgt. John Werner was on patrol in the area of Leonardville Road when he observed a vehicle travelling in front of him that was weaving in and out of its lane. Sgt. Werner stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as a 17 year old male juvenile from Manymind Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, at which point he detected an odor of raw Marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Sgt. Werner conducted an investigation and located Marijuana and a grinder, a device used to process Marijuana, inside the vehicle. The officer continued his investigation which resulted in the 17 year old juvenile being arrested 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 to his mother pending a court date.


On August 7, 2011 at approximately 3:45 am Corporal Ralph Flannigan was on patrol in the area of Middletown Lincroft Road when he observed a vehicle travelling on the wrong side of the road. Officer Flannigan stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Jose Perez, age 42, from Altamont Road in Edison, NJ, and determined that he had been drinking.

Officer Flannigan continued his investigation which resulted in Perez being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Careless Driving. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 6, 2011 at approximately 3:45 am Patrolman James Beirne and Patrolman Albert Scott responded to the WAWA store in reference to a report of two suspicious people in the parking lot. Upon arrival the officers located the subjects standing near a vehicle. The officers approached the two subjects and conducted an investigation.

The officers determined that there was an outstanding Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court for one of the subjects, identified as Gregory Guido, age 49, from Bray Avenue in Middletown. The officers placed Guido under arrest.

While conducting the investigation, the second subject, identified as Lynn Moretti, age 39, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, began to yell obscenities at the officers. After she refused to calm down the officers placed her under arrest for Disorderly Conduct. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters for processing.

Moretti was released pending a court date and Guido was held on $67,673.01 bail.

On August 6, 2011 at approximately 8:50 pm Patrolman Ian May responded to the Foodtown Store in reference to a report of a shoplifter. Upon arrival Officer May was advised by the store manager that he had observed the suspect, identified as James Quirk, age 53, from Pineview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, place a bottle of Vodka and a can of beer inside a backpack and walk out of the store. The manager stopped Quirk and detained him until the police arrived.

Patrolman May arrested Quirk for Shoplifting and transported him to police headquarters for processing. While at headquarters Officer May located an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Court for Quirk’s arrest. He was processed and released after posting $250.00 bail.

On August 6, 2011 at approximately 7:35 am Patrolman Christian Clark was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 near Navesink River Road when he observed a vehicle make an illegal turn through the barrier. Officer Clark stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Christopher Hordeman, age 24, from Manfre Court in Freehold, NJ, at which point he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

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

On August 6, 2011 at approximately 11:00 pm Patrolman Felipe Benedit responded to the area of McClees Road in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a car that crashed into a utility police. Upon arrival Officer Benedit located the driver, identified as Candace Ronan, age 22, from Willis Place in Red Bank, NJ, at which point he suspected she may have been operating her vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The officer continued his investigation which resulted in Ronan being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 5, 2011 at approximately 9:10 pm Patrolman Christian Clark was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 in the Navesink section of Middletown when he observed a vehicle pull out of the A&P Shopping Center and begin travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic. The officer observed the vehicle almost strike another car head on.

Officer Clark was able to stop the vehicle near Valley Drive and approached the driver, identified as Eileen Gaestel, age 56, from East Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, at which point he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath.

Officer Clark continued his investigation which resulted in Gaestel being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 5, 2011 at approximately 1:45 am Patrolman Thomas Meckier responded to a motor vehicle accident on Murphy Road. Upon arrival the officer located a vehicle lying on its side. The officer located the driver, identified as Robert Brandow, age 20, from Kenneth Terrace East in Middletown, NJ, inside the vehicle at which point he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

Officer Meckier conducted an investigation which resulted in Brandow being arrested Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and Possession of Alcohol Underage. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 5, 2011 at approximately 12:30 am Patrolman Raymond Sofield conducted a motor vehicle stop on Delaware Avenue during which he arrested Joseph Defiglia, age 33, from Delaware Avenue in Middletown, NJ, on a warrant for Robbery which was issued after an incident that occurred at the Sears Store located on Highway 35 on July 29, 2011.

Police say Defiglia had entered the Sears store, loaded a shopping cart full of merchandize and then attempted to leave the store without paying. Store security tried to stop Defiglia at which point he pushed the shopping cart into the security officer causing a minor injury to his ribs and then fled the area.

Defiglia was charged with Robbery and Shoplifting. He was held pending bail.

On August 5, 2011 at approximately 9:50 am Patrolman Jason Caruso and Patrolman Donald Coates of the Quality of Life Unit and Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger conducted an investigation into the alleged sale of narcotics from a residence on Birchwood Lane.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Jesse Ballard, age 20, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana after police conducted a consent to search in his room at the residence.

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

On August 4, 2011 at approximately 8:20 pm Police Officer Lisa Vreeland responded to the Stafford Tire Store located on Highway 35 in reference to a report of trespassers. Upon arrival the officer located two juveniles sitting in a boat located on the property.

Officer Vreeland conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of two 16 year old male juveniles, both from Middletown, for Defiant Trespass. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters for processing and were released to their guardians pending a court date.

On August 4, 2011 at approximately 7:00 pm Patrolman Jason Caruso and Patrolman Donald Coates of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when they observed a vehicle parked near the hockey rink. The officers approached the vehicle at which point they observed one of the occupants, identified as Tara Maier, age 18, from Washington Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, attempt to place a Marijuana grinder, a device used to process Marijuana for smoking, inside the waistband of her pants. The officers also observed Marijuana in a door compartment in plain view.

The officers continued their investigation which resulted in the arrests of Maier and Nicole-Lynn Souza, age 28, from Pineview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

On August 4, 2011 at approximately 9:30 pm Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman Jason Caruso of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of Church Street in Belford when they observed an occupant of a vehicle throw a cigarette out the window. The officers conducted a motor vehicle stop and approached the vehicle at which point they detected an odor of burnt Marijuana coming from inside the car.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Justin Damico, age 19, from Evergreen Street in Spotswood, NJ, being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was transported to police headquarters for processing and was issued an additonal summons for littering. He was released pending a court date.

On August 4, 2011 at approximately 3:10 am Patrolman Robert Shannon responded to the area of West Front Street in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident during which a vehicle rolled over and struck a utility pole. Upon arrival the officer located the driver, identified as James Steele, age 26, from Walling Avenue in Belford, NJ, sitting on the ground. The officer approached Steele at which point he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in Steele 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 August 4, 2011 at approximately 2:10 am Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 when he observed a vehicle weaving in its lane and failing to signal a turn. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and approached the driver, identified as Samson Hearn, age 29, from Maple Avenue in Fair Haven, NJ, at which point he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in Hearn 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 August 3, 2011 at approximately 7:05 pm Patrolman Michael Pintilie and Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma responded to a report of a shoplifting at the Staples Store located on Highway 35. While in route to the store a description of the vehicle used in the shoplifting was given out to responding officers. Officer Dellatacoma spotted the vehicle on Palmer Avenue and conducted a motor vehicle stop.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver of the car, identified as Tracy Kiernan, age 31, from Avenue A in Keansburg, NJ, being arrested for Shoplifting. The officers continued their investigation and discovered the vehicle contained merchandise that was also stolen from a store in Holmdel and Suboxene Pills which the suspect did not have a prescription for.

Kiernan was transported to police headquarters where she was charged with Shoplifting and Unlawful Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug. She was held on $1,500.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On August 3, 2011 at approximately 4:35 PM Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman Jason Caruso of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of the McMahon Park Hockey Ring when they observed a subject sitting in one of the dug-outs.

The officers approached the subject, identified as a 17 year old male juvenile from Morningside Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, and observed Marijuana on his lap. The officers arrested the juvenile and transported him to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 3, 2011 at approximately 4:50 am Patrolman James Beirne and Patrolman Richard Fulham were on patrol in the area of the 7-11 store located on Highway 35 when he stopped a vehicle for having a rear light out. The officers approached the vehicle at which point they observed a clear plastic baggie containing Marijuana on the rear floor in plain view.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Armand Lecomte, age 24, from Wickersham Lane in Austin, Texas, being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On August 2, 2011 at approximately 1:45 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of the Henry Hudson Trail when he observed a group of juveniles sitting on a bench. The officer walked towards the group at which point he observed one of the juveniles, identified as a 17 year old male from Hudson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, attempt to hide a bottle of Vodka and a clear plastic baggie containing Marijuana under a table.

Officer Hirscbein retrieved the bag and conducted an investigation which resulted in the juvenile being arrested Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Underage Possession of Alcohol. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to his mother pending a court date.

On August 2, 2011 at approximately 3:50 am Patrolman John Soltysik and Patrolman David Crenshaw responded to the area of Seabreeze Avenue in reference to a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival the officers were conducting an investigation when one of the suspects, identified as Luis Ramirez, age 44, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, NJ, began to yell and scream. The officers issued numerous warnings to Ramirez to calm down.

The officers continued their investigation and determined there were numerous outstanding Contempt of Court warrants from various municipal courts for Ramirez’s arrest. The officers attempted to place him under arrest at which point he began to fight with the officers and spit on them. The officers were able to take him into custody after a brief struggle.

Ramirez was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Aggravated Assault on Police Officers, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Throwing Bodily Fluids at a Law Enforcement Officer, Terroristic Threats and Contempt of Court. He was being held on $25,000.00 with no 10% option.

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

Roberto Ramirez, age 27, arrested on August 3, 2011 by Patrolman Darrin Simon on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $300.00 bail.

Lindsey Nadolny, age 22, from Main Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 2, 2011 by Patrolman Thomas Russo on a Contempt of Court warrant. She was released after posting $89.00 bail.

Rashon Martin, age 22, from Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 2, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $689.00 bail.

On August 2, 2011 Patrolman Brian Dilworth arrested a 16 year old from Valley Drive in Navesink, NJ, for Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest. She was released pending a court date.

Vincent Marchese, age 26, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 3, 2011 by Patrolman Frank Mazza for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

On August 3, 2011 Patrolman Joseph Alhemeyer arrested a 17 year old female from Michael Drive in Middletown for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

On August 3, 2011 Patrolman Frank Mazza arrested a 16 year old female from Locust Terrace in Middletown for Obstructing the Administration of Law and Disorderly Conduct.

Lynn Moretti, age 39, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 3, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

Timothy Perkins, age 52, from Bay Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 4, 2011 by Patrolman Carl Roth on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Wallace Baynes, age 59, from Prospect Avenue in Navesink, NJ, arrested on August 4, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Elliot Gonzalez, age 31, from Millstone Road in Somerset, NJ, arrested on August 4, 2011 by Patrolman Frank Mazza on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the New Brunswick Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Joseph Yannibelli, age 34, from Day Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 7, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Little Egg Harbor Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

David Isaksen, age 35, from Leonard Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 7, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant out of Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1062.00 bail.

Wayne Carhart, age 32, from Harmony Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 6, 2011 by Sgt. William Colangelo on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Andrea Guttadauro, age 25, from Tatum Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Nicholas Sipsis, age 20, from Campbell Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested by Patrolman Donald Coates and Patrolman Jason Caruso of the Quality of Life Unit on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $750.00 bail

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Roberto Ramirez, age 41, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Joseph Hughes, age 19, from Oak Street in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court date.

Dana Glisson, age 30, from 11th Avenue in Neptune, NJ, arrested on August 5, 2011 by Patrolman Kevin Gardiner on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

John Moran, age 42, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 8, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Reuter for Simple Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Unlawful Possession of Armor Piercing Bullets. He was held on $29,500.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Cliff Desiderio, age 36, from Clubhouse Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 7, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $235.00 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: Drugs And Alcohol Dominate Latest Middletown Police Report

>PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER

On June 20, 2011 at approximately 11:50 am Patrolman Thomas Meckier was on patrol in the area of Main Street in Port Monmouth when he observed a vehicle driving on Main Street that fit the description of a suspicious vehicle that was seen in the area earlier in the day. Officer Meckier attempted to stop the vehicle in the area of Main Street when the driver, identified as Richard Stavola, age 23, from Kings Highway East fled from the vehicle and ran into a house on Main Street.

Officer Meckier was able to apprehend Stavola at the residence. He was charged with Criminal Trespass after the resident advised police that Stavola was not authorized to be in the house. He was also charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police located glassine baggies used to package narcotics that belonged to Stavola. He was processed and held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

On June 24, 2011 Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma and Patrolman Brian Dilworth arrested William Connett, age 32, from Main Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as a result of an investigation at his residence. The officers located numerous pipes used to smoke Crack Cocaine in Connett’s house.

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

On June 21, 2011 at approximately 3:10 pm Sgt. James Prosinski was assigned to a special duty detail at the Gateway Bakery when a subject, identified as Edward Shaw , age 72, from Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY, was asked to leave the property after having a dispute with the owner.

Sgt. Prosinski advised Shaw to leave the property and he refused at which point he was arrested for Defiant Trespass. Shaw was transported to police headquarters for processing and was released pending a court date.

On June 21, 2011 at approximately 11:50 am Patrolman Raymond Sofield responded to a residence on Henry Place in reference to a possible overdose. Upon arrival the officer located the victim, identified as Heather Lenhart, age 35, from Henry Place in Middletown.

Patrolman Sofield conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of a hypodermic syringe and two baggies containing Heroin. Lenhart was charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

On June 22, 2011 at approximately 12:30 am Patrolman Robert McNair conducted a motor vehicle stop on Thompson Avenue. The driver, identified as Dawn Haviland, age 39, from Twilight Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, was arrested on Contempt of Court warrants.

Haviland was transported to police headquarters for processing. Officer McNair conducted a search incident to the arrest which resulted in the recovery of three white pills identified as Methadone. Haviland was then charged with the additional offense of Unlawful Possession of Methadone without a valid prescription and was held pending bail.

On June 22, 2011 at approximately 11:15 am Corporal James Keenan responded to a residence on Southend Avenue in reference to a fight. Upon arrival the officer was advised by the victim that Autumn Heltzman, age 29, from Holly Street in Keansburg, NJ, had come to the residence and assaulted the victim by grabbing her by the arm and throwing her to the ground.

Corporal Keenan conducted an investigation which resulted in Heltzman being arrested for Simple Assault. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 22, 2011 Detective Kimberly Best arrested Christopher Malamut, age 18, from King Fisher Drive in Middletown as a result of an investigation conducted by Detective Best into a burglary and theft from a residence located on East Roosevelt Circle that occurred on June 8, 2011 during which a laptop computer was stolen.

Malamut was charged with Receiving Stolen Property after Detective Best determined that he had purchased the laptop, knowing it was stolen, from the subjects who broke into the house and stole it. He was processed and released pending a court date.

On June 24, 2011 Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma , Patrolman Brian Dilworth and Detective Laurence Schachtel arrested Jay Hansen, age 25, from Walling Avenue in Belford and Jonathan Steele, age 23, also from Walling Avenue as a result of an investigation conducted by Detective Schachtel. Hansen and Steele stole jewelry from his Hansen’s mother and sold it to local jewelry stores.

Steele was charged with Theft and Receiving Stolen Property and Hansen was charged with Theft and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medications and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The drugs were located on Hansen at the time of his arrest. Both subjects were released pending a court date.

On June 24, 2011 at approximately 7:20 pm Sgt. John Werner was on patrol in the area of Church Street near the train station when he observed a suspicious person walking near the train tracks. Sgt. Werner approached the subject, identified as Michael Stillitano, age 19, from Hawthorne Road in Red Bank, NJ, and conducted an investigation which resulted in Stillitano being arrested for Possession of Alcohol Underage after the officer located a Gatorade bottle filled with Rum and Coke.

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

On June 25, 2011 at approximately 1:45 am Patrolman Savino Capilupi and Sgt. William Straniero responded to the area of Wilson Avenue for a 16 year old female who was intoxicated and left home without her parent’s approval. The officers located the female who began to yell and scream at the officers and then started punching Sgt. Straniero.

The officers were able to take the juvenile into custody at which point she was arrested for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass. She was processed and released to her mother pending a court date.

On June 25, 2011 at approximately 7:45 pm Patrolman Brady Carr responded to a report of a one car accident at the intersection of Shady Oaks Drive and West Front Street. Upon arrival the officer located the driver, identified as Donald Sharp, age 53, from Quince Court in Red Bank, NJ, standing by his vehicle. Officer Carr detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.

Officer Carr conducted an investigation which resulted in Sharp 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 June 26, 2011 at approximately 2:05 am Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia was on patrol in the area of the Leonardo Marina when he observed a group of subjects sitting in the parking lot and a can of beer near the group. The officer approached the group and conducted an investigation during which he located a backpack containing Marijuana and a Pipe used to smoke Marijuana.

Patrolman Fenezia continued his investigation which resulted in a 15 year old male juvenile being arrested for Possession of Under 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession with the Intent to Distribute under one ounce of Marijuana. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released to a guardian pending a court date.

On June 26, 2011 at approximately 4:55 am Police Officer Janine Kennedy responded to a report of an accident on Highway 36 near Church Street. Upon arrival Officer Kennedy conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver of one of the vehicles, identified as Paul Boschi, age 52, from Swartzel Drive in Middletown, being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving.

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

On June 26, 2011 at approximately 12:55 pm Patrolman Michael Pintilie and Corporal Douglas Wiatrak responded to the parking lot area of Ideal Beach in reference to a report of two subjects fighting. Upon arrival the officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the subjects, identified Rudolph Jones, age 55, from Monmouth Parkway in Middletown, and Paul Ortiz, age 48, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown being arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

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

The Middletown Police report the arrests of the following subjects for other offenses:

Matthew Lennox, age 21, from Walker Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 21, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark on a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a motor vehicle. He was released pending a court date.

Chanta Timoniere, age 41, from Harvard Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on June 21, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

On June 21, 2011 Patrolman Ian May arrested a 17 year old juvenile from Middletown for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was released to his mother pending a court date.

Lynel Lepkoski, age 46, from Gillville Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 22, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth and Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Township Municipal Court. She was released after posting $1,150.00 bail.

Charles Kirkpatrick, age 43, from Washington Avenue in Keyport, NJ, arrested on June 23, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant. He was released after posting bail.

Lindsey Starrace, age 22, from Dalby Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 23, 2011 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. She was released after posting $121.00 bail.

Stephen Acquaiva, age 34, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 24, 2011 by Corporal Ralph Flannigan on a Contempt of Court warrant. He was released after posting bail.

Steven Barbiero, age 30, from Raleigh Court in Ocean, NJ, arrested on June 25, 2011 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit for Simple assault. He was released on bail.

Daniel Meehan, age 20, from Lohsen Place in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $550.00 bail.

Karissa Kundert, age 19, from Harbor Way in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was held on $938.00 bail.

Stephan Thompson, age 26, from Bloomfield Avenue in Bloomfield, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2011 by Patrolman Frank Mazza on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Clifton Municipal Court. He was held on bail.

** This information was supplied by the Middletown Township Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.

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