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mtown-police-badge1Recent activity involving Middletown police. This report, from the township police department, appears here unedited.

• On May 21, 2011 at approximately 1:25 am Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Thorne School when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot and a package of Budweiser beer sitting on the ground near the driver’s side door.

Officer Fulham approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in Matthew Griffith, age 19, from Pacific Boulevard in Cliffwood Beach, NJ, being arrested for Possession of Alcohol Underage. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

• On May 21, 2011 at approximately 5:03 am Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Ian May responded to the area of Kings Highway in reference to a report of a subject lying in the middle of the street next to a bicycle. Upon arrival the officers located the subject, identified as Sean Gillespie, age 22, from Libby place in Middletown walking in the area.

The officers approached Gillespie to check on his well-being. Gillespie was extremely intoxicated and began acting in an aggressive manner towards the officers. The officers continued their investigation which resulted in Gillespie being arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

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

• On May 22, 2011 at approximately 1:47 am Sgt. Paul Bailey responded to the area of Swimming River Road in reference to a report of a fight in progress. Upon arrival Sgt. Bailey observed several subjects fleeing the area. The officer then located three subjects in the area who were under the influence of alcohol.

Sgt. Bailey conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrest of Andrew Suarez, age 18, from Brandywine Way in Middletown, NJ, and two sixteen year old Middletown juveniles being arrested and charged with Underage Possession of Alcohol. Suarez was processed and released pending a court date and the two juveniles were processed and released to their parents.

• On May 22, 2011 at approximately 6:00 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when he observed a suspicious subject sitting on the ground. Officer Hirschbein approached the subject, identified as Justin Hunt, age 18, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, to check on his well-being when he observed him attempt to hide something behind his back.

Officer Hirschbein continued his investigation which resulted in Hunt 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 pending a court date.

• On May 23, 2011 at approximately 1:10 pm Lieutenant John Kaiser was on patrol in the area of Puslch Street when he observed two subjects inside the Middletown Skate Park which was closed at the time. Lieutenant Kaiser approached the two subjects and determined that they had climbed the six foot high fence in order to gain access to the park.

Lieutenant Kaiser continued his investigation which resulted in Jesse Carroll, age 18, from Neptune Place in Middletown and Joshua Lindner, age 18, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, being charged with Defiant Trespass. Both subjects were issued a summons and released on scene pending a court date.

• On May 24, 2011 at approximately 9:50 pm Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia was working a traffic detail on Middletown Lincroft Road when a vehicle approached his location. The rear seat passenger in the vehicle, identified as James Fitzgerald, age 18, from Lusan Lane in Middletown, began screaming profanities at the officer.

Officer Fenezia was able to stop the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in Fitzgerald being charged with Disorderly Conduct. He was issued a summons and released on scene pending a court date.

• On May 25, 2011 at 3:27 am Patrolman Charles Higgins responded to the area of Belmont Avenue in reference to a report of a vehicle that struck a fence and then fled the scene. Upon arrival the officer conducted an investigation and then began checking surrounding streets for the vehicle.

Patrolman Higgins located the vehicle parked at a residence on Maxum Court. He continued his investigation which resulted in Marissa Tanne, age 19, from Maxum Court being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

Tanne was transported to police headquarters for processing. She was charged with the additional offenses of Reckless driving, Failure to maintain lane, Failure to report an accident, Leaving the scene of an accident, Provisional license violation and Open alcohol in a motor vehicle and released pending a court date.

• On May 25, 2011 at approximately 10:00 pm Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of McMahon Park when he observed four suspicious subjects in the dugout area near the hockey rink. The officer approached the subjects and conducted an investigation which resulted in a seventeen year old juvenile being arrested for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana.

The juvenile was transported to police headquarters for processing and was released pending a court date.

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

Kevin Allen, age 27, from Powell Avenue in Atlantic Highlands arrested on May 24, 2011 by Patrolman Thomas Russo on four Contempt of Court warrants issued by various municipal courts. He was held on $4250.00 bail.

Stephen Casper, age 48, from Leonardville Road in Belford arrested on May 23, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant out of Bradley Beach Municipal Court. He was held on $801.00 bail.

Kenneth Szepesy, age 54, from Bonnie Drive in Middletown arrested on May 23, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Nolan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold.

Carissa Sabo, age 26, age 26, from Weehawkin Avenue in Middletown arrested on May 23, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Nolan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oakhurst Municipal Court. She was released on $200.00 bail.

Arthur Bossert, age 58, from Wood End Road in Middletown arrested on May 24, 2011 by Lieutenant John Kaiser on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the West Long Branch Municipal Court. He was released after posting bail.

Bridget Dorsa, age 24, arrested on May 24, 2011 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone on two Contempt of Court Warrants out of Middletown Municipal Court. She was processed and released.

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