COPS: SHOPLIFTER HID RAZORS IN PANTS

police-blotterRecent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

• On August 19, 2011 at approximately 2:10 am Patrolman Stephen Greenwood responded to the area of Highway 35 and Cherry Tree Farm Road in reference to a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival the officer located a vehicle lying on its side after it had rolled over after striking a utility pole. Officer Greenwood assisted the driver, identified as Jennifer Healy, age 41, from Liberty Place in West Keansburg, NJ, out of the vehicle

Officer Greenwood then conducted an investigation which resulted in Healy being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving and Failing to Maintain a Lane of Travel. She was transported to Riverview Hospital for treatment and was released pending a court date.

• On August 18, 2011 at approximately 9:25 pm Patrolman Greg Buhowski was directing traffic at the intersection of Highway 35 and Red Hill Road when he observed a vehicle almost collide with another car. The officer stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Richard Bakerowski, age 22, from Stone Road in Union Beach, NJ, at which point he detected an odor of burnt Marijuana coming from inside the car.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in Bakerowski being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana after a cigar containing Marijuana and a baggie containing Marijuana were located in the vehicle. Bakerowski was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date.

• On August 18, 2011 at approximately 10:50 pm Sgt. Paul Bailey was on patrol in the area of Crab Apple Lane when he observed a group of subjects running from yard to yard and two juveniles standing near some bushes. Sgt. Bailey approached the two subjects at which point he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the juvenile’s breath. Sgt. Bailey began speaking with the juveniles when one of them, described as a 16 year old male juvenile from Hazlet, NJ, began to run from the area.

Sgt. Bailey chased the subject on foot and was able to catch up with him a few blocks away. The juvenile fought with the officer and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. He was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Obstructing the Administration of Law, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

• On August 18, 2011 at approximately 2:20 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham responded to the Foodtown Store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival the store manager advised the officer that he had observed a subject, identified as Cliff Carpenella, age 22, from Central Avenue in Highlands, NJ, place four packages of razor blades down his pants in order to steal them.

Carpenella was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Shoplifting. He was processed and released pending a court date.

• On August 17, 2011 at approximately 6:30 pm Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia responded to the Shop Rite Store in reference to a report of a Shoplifting. Upon arrival store security advised the officer that they observed a woman, identified as Katherine Canavan, age 44, from Jefferson Street in Middletown, NJ, leave the store with a cart full of merchandise without paying and get into a pickup truck and drive away.

The vehicle was located a short distance away and Officer Fenezia conducted an investigation which resulted in Canavan being arrested for Shoplifting. She was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

• On August 17, 2011 at approximately 8:40 pm Patrolman Michael Reuter was on patrol in the area of Swartzel Drive when he observed three suspicious subjects on skateboards in the street. The officer approached the subjects and conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of Marijuana, a pipe used to smoke Marijuana and the arrests of two 16 year old male juveniles from Middletown and a 17 year old male juvenile from Belford, NJ.

All three subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were released pending a court date.

• On August 16, 2011 at approximately 10:30 pm Patrolman Michael Reuter was on patrol in the area of Middletown Lincroft Road when he stopped a vehicle for having an expired registration. Officer Reuter approached the vehicle at which point he detected a strong odor of raw Marijuana coming from inside the car.

Officer Reuter conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Daniel Smith, age 19, from Williamson Court in Middletown, NJ, being arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana after the officer located a Marijuana grinder, which is a device used to prepare Marijuana for smoking and Marijuana inside the center console of the vehicle.

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

• On August 16, 2011 at approximately 10:00 pm Patrolman Christopher Dee and Patrolman Raymond Sofield of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when they stopped a vehicle for changing lanes without signaling.

The officers approached the vehicle and conducted an investigation which resulted in the driver, identified as Meghan Walsh, age 20, from Normandy Court in Middletown, NJ, being arrested for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after the officers located a Marijuana grinder, which is a device used to prepared Marijuana for smoking, and some Marijuana inside her purse.

Walsh was transported to police headquarters where she was processed and released pending a court date.

• On August 16, 2011 at approximately 7:00 pm Patrolman Raymond Sofield and Patrolman Christopher Dee of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of the Wilson Avenue Deli when they observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the lot.

The officers approached the vehicle at which point they observed a Marijuana pipe being passed around amongst the occupants of the vehicle. The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of the Marijuana pipe and Marijuana which was located under the front seat. The officers also arrested two male juveniles from Middletown, one age 15 and the other age 16, and a 17 year old female juvenile from East Brunswick,NJ.

All three subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court date.

• On August 15, 2011 at approximately 7:20 pm Patrolman Michael Pintilie responded to the Sears Store in reference to a report of a shoplifting. Upon arrival store security advised the officer that they had observed five subjects walk into the fitting rooms carrying clothes and then exit the rooms without any merchandise. Security was able to detain three of the subjects until the police arrived but two were able to flee the area.

Officer Pintilie conducted an investigation and determined that the subjects had put the stolen clothes on underneath their own clothes and left the store. The investigation resulted in the arrests of Christopher Wagner, age 19, from Heights Terrace in Middletown, NJ, a 17 year old male juvenile from Leonardo, NJ, and a 16 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ.

All three subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were charged with Shoplifting. They were processed and released pending a court date. The other two subjects have not been apprehended.

• On August 15, 2011 at approximately 10:45 am Patrolman Keith Hirschbein was on patrol in the area of Wilson Avenue when he observed a subject, identified as Richard Mackie, age 23, from Paul Place in Port Monmouth, NJ, who was wanted on an outstanding Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Old Bridge Municipal Court.

Officer Hirschbein placed Mackie under arrest on the warrant and conducted a search incident to arrest at which point he located Suboxone pills on his person. Mackie was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Contempt of Court and Unlawful Possession of Suboxone. He was processed and released after posting $190.00 bail.

• On August 16, 2011 at approximately 1:25 am Patrolman John Soltysik responded to the area of Highway 35 and Conover Lane in reference to a report of subjects throwing objects at passing motor vehicles. Upon arrival the officer located the two subjects and requested their identifications.

Officer Soltysik conducted an investigation and determined that one of the subjects, identified as Kevin Andia, age 20, from Walnut Street in Red Bank, NJ, was in possession of a fake driver’s license. Andia was placed under arrest for Possession of a Fake Driver’s License and was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released pending a court date. Both subjects were also issued township ordinances for littering.

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

Christian Milanes, age 24, from Erico Avenue in Elizabeth, NJ, arrested on August 15, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Linden Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $1,500.00 bail.

James Oliver, age 32, from Cedar Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested by Patrolman Christopher Dee and Patrolman Raymond Sofied of the Quality of Life Unit on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Keansburg and Hamilton Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $470.00 bail.

Terrance Herron, age 23, from Brevent Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on August 16, 2011 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on three Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court.

He was held on $490.00 bail.

Walter Regal, age 54, from Main Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 15, 2011 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Obstructing the Administration of Law and Resisting Arrest. He was released pending a court date.

Michelle Watson, age 38, from Munn Avenue in Hillside, NJ, arrested on August 16, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Louis Curcio, age 43, from Deepdale Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 17, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Fair Haven Municipal Court. He was released after posting $200.00 bail.

Jan Alberti-Mejia, age 22, from Garden Terrace in Monroe, NJ, arrested on August 17, 2011 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth on four Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Monroe, Englishtown, South Brunswick and Newark Municipal Courts. He was held on $597.00 bail.

Guillermo Valdez, age 25, from Park Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on August 18, 2011 by Corporal Keith MacDonald for Simple assault. He was released pending a court date.

Jeffrey Pierre, age 21, from Sutton Drive in Matawan, NJ, arrested on August 18, 2011 by Corporal Daniel Murdoch on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Russell Pierce, age 43, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 19, 2011 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.