By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
They’re all part of this week’s crime roundup provided by Middletown police.
Last Friday, at about 8:10p, a brief hunt ended in the arrest of a Maryland man who police say threatened another man with a gun. The suspect, Gary Love, allegedly came to the area to argue with the victim, pulled a handgun from his waistband and started waving it around, Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger said. Love, 23, was not at the scene when police showed up.
Love, from the Aberdeen Proving Ground military base in Aberdeen, Maryland, fled the area of the argument, on Kimberly Court, for Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, Dollinger said. There, he was detained by base police until Middletown officers could arrive. He was found to have a handgun in his car and was charged with possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, making terroristic threats and unlawful possession of a handgun. He was held on $25,000 bail with no 10-percent option.
Last Tuesday, police responded to a report of a fight at a Middletown Avenue home and arrested two men who gave fake names and birth dates, Dollinger said.
One man, who was spotted walking away from the area, was identified as Jason Melton, 33, of Camden. Melton, who gave police a fake name and birthday, also had two warrants for his arrest out of Camden and Haddon, plus a parole violation warrant, Dollinger said.
Melton was charged with hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law. He was held on $19,414 bail.
Another man who was caught running away from the scene was Robert Jeffcoat, of Middletown Avenue in Atlantic Highlands. The 29-year-old was charged with hindering apprehension, processed and released on a summons pending a court date.
At about 7p Sunday, police arrested a 30-year-old township man for allegedly stealing from the ShopRite on Route 35.
Police arrested Brian Bowers at his Port Monmouth home after employees of the food store gave police Bowers’s license plate number. Bowers is accused of stealing food from the store, all of which was recovered by police.
Two others were arrested for shoplifting that same day.
After fleeing the Kohl’s department store on Route 35, the suspects were stopped by police on the highway, where they were arrested for stealing items from that store and others, police said.
Kim Martisch, 49, and Vincent Mielnicki, 31, both of Ash Drive in the Union Beach section of town, were charged with shoplifting, conspiracy to commit shoplifting and receiving stolen goods. Police said the two had also stolen items from Toys R Us and K-Mart.
A truck in the woods near a gas station that appeared to be involved in an accident yielded an arrest of a 29-year-old man found to be in possession of drugs, police said.
After responding to the Fuel One gas station on Route 36, police found an abandoned truck in the woods near the road. Officers were able to locate the owner of the truck, Harold Johnson, of Hudson Avenue, who was in possession of marijuana and Xanax, police said.
He was charged with the crimes, processed and released on a summons pending a court date.
Three others were arrested on warrants:
Brittany Carr, 20, of Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, was arrested on a $215 contempt of court warrant issued by Keansburg Municipal Court. She was turned over to Keansburg police.
John Kilian, 33, of Matawan, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant issued by Middletown. He was released after posting $150 bail.
Paul Albrizio, 59, of Holmdel, was arrested on a non-support warrant, processed and released.