ROLLERBLADER ASSAULTED ON SKATE HOME

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

mtown-cop-carsA man rollerblading in the area of Brandywine Way in Middletown was assaulted by three men Sunday, police said.

According to Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger, the unidentified victim was rollerblading home from a friend’s house when a car with three men in it drove by and the men started yelling obscenities. The car then pulled over and the three got out and attacked the victim, knocking him to the ground and hitting him in the head and face, Dollinger said.

Police were able to track down the car and arrested the three suspects — two from Keansburg and another from Port Monmouth — and charged each with simple assault.

Details and additional reports from Middletown police appear unedited below.

• On August 2, 2011 at approximately 2:20 am Patrolman Anthony Gigante and Patrolman Brian Dilworth responded to the area of New Monmouth Road in reference to a report of three subjects who had just damaged property at a residence. The officers located three subjects fitting the description provided by the victim a short distance from the residence.

The officers approached the group at which point one of the suspects began to run from the area. Patrolman Gigante chased the suspect, identified as Dylan Zimmerman, age 19, from Monmouth Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, and was able to apprehend him in a wooded area a few blocks away. Zimmerman was searched incident to the arrest and a lock blade knife was found in his pocket.

The other two suspects, identified as Brendan Campbell, age 18, from Kelvin Avenue in Leonardo, NJ and Jamie Ippolito, age 18, from Poricy Lane in Middletown, NJ, were also taken into
custody.

Zimmerman was charged with Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, Obstructing the Administration of Law, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was held pending bail. Campbell was charged with Criminal Mischief, Obstructing the Administration of Law and Hindering Apprehension. He was held pending bail. Ippolito was charged with Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct. She was also held pending bail.

• On August 1, 2011 at approximately 5:40 pm Patrolman Jason Caruso and Patrolman Donald Coates of the Quality of Life Unit attempted to serve arrest warrants at a residence on Baldwin Avenue for a suspect, identified as Joseph Porter, age 49, from Baldwin Avenue in Middletown, NJ. Porter was wanted on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown, Keyport and Lakehurst Municipal Courts, a warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court and a Fugitive Warrant issued by the State of Florida.

Upon arrival the officers identified themselves as police officers at which point Porter began to run from the officers. The officers chased him on foot and were able to apprehend him in a backyard of a nearby residence. He was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with the additional offense of Obstructing the Administration of Law.

He was being held on $165,271.00 bail.

• On August 1, 2011 at approximately 10:20 pm Patrolman Brian Dilworth was on patrol in the area of Beacon Hill Road when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of the road. The officer approached the vehicle at which point he detected a strong odor of burnt Marijuana coming from inside the car.

The officer conducted an investigation which resulted in the recovery of two pipes used to smoke Marijuana and a grinder used to process Marijuana inside the car. Patrolman Dilworth also located a bag of Marijuana on a rear seat passenger, identified as Thomas Brophy, age 23, from Bingham Avenue in Rumson, NJ.

Brophy was placed under arrest and was transported 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 July 29, 2011 at approximately 5:15 pm Patrolman Jason Caruso and Patrolman Donald Coates of the Quality of Life Unit were on patrol in the area of Tindall Road when they stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain a lane of travel. The officers approached the driver, identified as Steven Szot, age 34, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, to obtain his driving credentials. While Szot was looking for his license the officers observed a cellophane wrapper containing pills in plain view in the car.

The officers conducted an investigation which resulted in Szot being arrested for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Possession of Xanax and Oxycodone. He was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held on $3,000.00 set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• On July 31, 2011 at approximately 1:00 am Patrolman Stephen Greenwood responded to the area of Brandywine Way in reference to a report of an assault that had just occurred. Upon arrival the officer was advised by the victim that he was roller blading home from a friend’s house when a vehicle drove by and yelled obscenities at him. The vehicle then drove up to him at which point three male subjects exited the vehicle, knocked him to the ground and began striking him in the head and face.

The victim provided the officer with a description of the vehicle and suspects, which was then broadcasted to other patrol units in the area. The vehicle was located a short distance away. Officer Greenwood conducted an investigation which resulted in the arrests of Frankie Terracciano, age 18, from Moran Place in Keansburg, NJ, Edward Stoop, age 19, from Moran Place in Keansburg, NJ, and Robert Backovsky, age 20, from Pinehurst Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, for Simple Assault.

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

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

Holly Moyer, age 32, from Hialeah Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 29, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant. She was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Prasad Sripathi, age 46, from Red Barn Lane in Flemington, NJ, arrested on July 29, 2011 by Patrolman Adam Vandetti on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Branchburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $150.00 bail.

Mary Garulle, age 44, from Sandy Hook Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on July 30, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was held on bail.

Lawrence Welch, age 52, from Highland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on July 29, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on eight Contempt of Court warrant issued by various municipal courts. He was held on bail.

Tyler Scarangello, age 26, from Highway 36 in Belford, NJ, arrested on July 31, 2011 by Patrolman Keith Hirschbein on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Lauren Harvey, age 23, from Bloomfield Avenue in Neptune, NJ, arrested on July 31, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. She was released after posting $114.00 bail.

Daniel Gilham, age 30, from Ocean Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 31, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Belmonte for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Aimee McGrath, age 28, from Cliffwood Avenue in Cliffwood, NJ, arrested on July 31, 2011 by Patrolman Ralph Flannigan for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

James Coolahan, age 50, from West Hillsdale Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on July 31, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Pintilie for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Kenneth Scaggs, age 21, from Starkey Road in Largo, FL, arrested on August 1, 2011 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 $478.00 bail.

Damien Kilpatrick, age 31, from Hwy 35 in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on August 1, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan on two Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Keansburg Municipal Courts. He was held on $$1,900.00 bail.

Sandy Kuehl, age 39, from Cranbury, NJ, arrested on August 1, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Simple Assault. She was released on her own recognizance pending a court date.