PRISONER BUSTED IN 2008 BURGLARY

mtown-cop-carsBy DUSTIN RACIOPPI

In this week’s recap of Middletown police activity, a high school girl was assaulted  at school, a teen was busted trying to buy whiskey and a prisoner was charged for a gas station burglary that occurred three years ago.

Details, provided by Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger, are below and appear unedited.

• On May 10, 2011 Detective Adam Finck arrested Corey Throckmorton, age 25, who currently resides at Wagoner Prison in Bordentown, NJ, for Burglary, Theft and Criminal Mischief in connection with a burglary that took place on March 5, 2008 at the Raceway Gas Station located on Highway 35 in Middletown.

Throckmorton was charged after evidence found at the scene at the time of the burglary linked him to the crime.

• On May 10, 2011 at approximately 8:35 pm Sgt. John Werner was on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when he observed a suspicious person in the area of the hockey rink. Sgt. Werner approached the subject, a 16 year old male juvenile, and conducted an investigation which resulted in the discovery of a switchblade knife with a brass knuckle handle being found on the juvenile.

The juvenile was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. He was processed and released to his parents.

• On May 11, 2011 at approximately 4:45 pm Patrolman Jason Caruso assisted the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Bayshore Unit with arresting Andrew Mullins, age 24, from Monmouth Parkway in Middletown on warrants signed by the task force. The officer located Mullins at his residence and took him into custody.

While arresting Mullins, Officer Caruso located a baggie which contained Marijuana and a glass pipe used to smoke Marijuana in the bedroom where Mullins was taken into custody. The officer conducted a further investigation which resulted in the arrests of Christopher Duley, age 20, from Doris Lane in Middletown and Ryan Dunn, age 29, from Walnut Street in Keyport, NJ, who were also present in the room.

All three subjects were transported to police headquarters. Duley and Dunn were each charged with Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and were released pending a court date. Mullins was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

• On May 13, 2011 at approximately 12:50 am Patrolman James Beirne and Corporal Bernie Chenoweth responded to the area of Apple Farm Road in reference to a subject who was refusing to pay his cab fare and who was screaming at the cab driver.

Upon arrival the officers located the subject, Brendan Corridon, age 30, from Corn Lane in Middletown, who was intoxicated and was yelling at the cab driver while attempting to strike him with his fists. Corridon was placed under arrested and was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct. He was processed and released pending a court date.

• On May 13, 2011 at approximately 1:00 pm police responded to Middletown High School North in reference to an assault that had taken place in the assistant principal’s office. Upon arrival Patrolman Charles Higgins was advised that a 17 year old female student had walked into the office and had assaulted a 16 year old female student.

Patrolman Higgins conducted an investigation which resulted in the 17 year old female being charged with Simple Assault. She was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released to her mother.

• On May 13, 2011 at approximately 9:00 pm Patrolman Frank Mazza and Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger were assigned to the Cops in Shops detail at the Old Village Pub when they observed a subject enter the store and purchase Jack Daniels Whiskey and Budweiser beer. The officers recognized the subject, identified as Robert Lo, age 19, from Jersey Avenue in Middletown and knew that he was not old enough to purchase alcohol.

The officers conducted an investigation and determined that Lo had used a fake New York driver’s license to make the purchase. The officers also determined that Lo had received money from two 15 year old juveniles and one 16 year old juvenile to purchase the alcohol for them.

All four subjects were placed under arrest and were transported to police headquarters for processing. Lo was charged with Purchasing Alcohol Underage and Purchasing Alcohol for others who are underage. He was processed and released pending a court date. The three juveniles were charged with having someone else purchase alcohol for them while being under the legal age to possess alcohol. The three juveniles were processed and released to their parents pending a court date.

• On May 14, 2011 at approximately 2:35 am Patrolman James Beirne was on patrol in the area of Highway 36 when he observed the driver of a vehicle not wearing her seatbelt . Officer Beirne stopped the vehicle, approached the driver, identified as Virginia Finley, age 27, from Concord Avenue in Leonardo and detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath.

Officer Beirne continued his investigation which resulted in Finley being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date. Ms. Finley was also issued additional summonses for Failing to wear a seatbelt and Reckless Driving.

• On May 15, 2011 at approximately 10:40 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he observed a vehicle swerving in the roadway. Officer Sofield stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Edwin Martinez, age 49, from Forest Avenue in Keansburg, NJ. While speaking with Martinez the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

The officer continued his investigation which resulted in Martinez being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date. Martinez was also issued additional summonses for Reckless Driving and Failing to maintain a lane of travel.

• The Middletown Police Department arrested the following subjects on warrants:

Amanda Grzyb-Kelly, age 19, from Union Valley Road in Monroe, NJ, arrested on May 10, 2011 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Metuchen Municipal Court. She was released after posting $140.00 bail.

Nikkole Poletis, age 24, from Farrell Drive in Middletown, arrested on May 9, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was held on $1,000 bail.

Russell Dunn, age 23, from Highland Avenue in Leonardo, arrested on May 9, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Stanley Byham, age 19, from Hamilton Avenue in Neptune, NJ, arrested on May 11, 2011 by Patrolman Donald Coates on a Contempt of Court Warrant issued by the Neptune Municipal Court. He was held on $1,500.00 bail.

Michael Kane, age 29, from Seaview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on May 11, 2011 by Patrolman Charles Higgins on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $9,100.52 bail.

Vu Dinh, age 29, from Sherman Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on May 12, 2011 by Corporal Keith MacDonald on two Contempt of Court warrants. He was released after posting bail.

Michael Totaro, age 20, from Salisbury Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on May 11, 2011 by Corporal Joseph Glynn on warrants issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Bayshore Unit. The warrant was issued for Distribution of less than one ounce of Marijuana, Possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone, Possession with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park and Conspiracy.

Herbert Lewis, age 60, from Lincoln Court, Keansburg, NJ arrested on May 13, 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.

Nicholas Sipsis, age 20, from Bray Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on May 14, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Keansburg Municipal Court. He was held on $600.00 bail.