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BUSY HOLIDAYS FOR MIDDLETOWN POLICE

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• On December 28, 2011 Detective Adam Finck arrested Jose Luciano, age 32, from Reidway Place in Freehold, NJ, as a result of an investigation into a burglary at a residence on Cypress Neck Road in the Lincroft section of Middletown. Police say Luciano was identified after a witness observed him leaving the residence.

Luciano was arrested after police in Middlesex County took him into custody on other charges. He was being held on the Middletown charges at the Middlesex County Jail on $35,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Gary Brady, age 19, from Dover Court in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $80.00 bail.

• William Johannessen, age 34, from Hollie Drive West in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Carl Roth for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

• Howard Eastmond, age 31, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $2,570.00 bail.

• Kerry Smith, age 54, from Club House Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Violating a Court Order. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Kristie Lepard, age 21, from Kentucky Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 26, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan for Possession of Heroin. She was released pending a court date.

• Erik Nilson, age 20, from South Lake Drive in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 26, 2011 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood and Patrolman Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

• Anders Carlson, age 20, from Riverboork Drive in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 26, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Quality of Life Unit for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court date.

• Jorge Lopez, age 27, from Tindall Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 25, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

• Joan McKee, age 57, from Pedee Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 24, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was released pending a court date.

• Venus Sharick, age 55, from New Brunswick Avenue in Fords, NJ, arrested on December 24, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal to Submit to Breath Samples and Reckless Driving. She was released pending a court date.

• Shawn Fanner, age 45, from Woodland Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on December 23, 2011 by Sergeant First Class William Colangelo for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. He was released pending a court date.

• John Maynard, age 30, from Knollwood Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested December 23, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Raike on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $106.00 bail.

• Christopher Danko, age 28, from Sunset Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 23, 2011 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

• Austin Smith, age 27, from Wake Forest Avenue in Toms River, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

• Brandon Lee, age 20, from Rachel Drive in Morganville, NJ, arrested on December 27, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $150.00 bail.

• Michael MacDonald, age 18, from 10th Street in West Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 24, 2011 by Patrolman Michael Reuter for Shoplifting from the Target Store. He was released pending a court date.

• Daniel Scragg, age 21, from Kenneth Terrace East in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 23, 2011 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Theft and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 23, 2011 Patrolman Carl Roth arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

• Mirtha Alverez-Arena, age 43, from Hill Road in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 28, 2011 by Corporal Patricia Colangelo for Simple Assault. She was released pending a court date.

• Rachel Alvarez, age 38, from Baldwin Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 28, 2011 by Patrolman Anthony Dellatacoma on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Neptune City Municipal Court. She was released after posting $164.00 bail.

• Michael Vanalstyne, age 26, from Coffey Lane in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on December 28, 2011 by Patrolman Ian May on a Failure to Appear warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $4,160.00 bail.

• Raymond Haupt, age 39, from Woodland Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on December 28, 2011 by Corporal Gerald Weimer for Obstructing the Administration of Law. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 28, 2011 Sergeant Paul Bailey arrested a 14 year old female juvenile from Red Bank, NJ, for Obstructing the Administration of Law. She was released pending a court date.

• Evan Rackiewicz, age 19, from Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on December 29, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark for Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

• Jessica Swartz, age 27, from Locust Grove in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on December 30, 2011 by Patrolman Christian Clark for Shoplifting from the Sears Store. She was released pending a court date.

• Aaron Card, age 34, from East Garfield Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 30, 2011 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Theft by Deception. He was released pending a court date.

• Keith Ettis, age 25, from Collins Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on December 30, 2011 by Sergeant First Class William Colangelo on a Contempt of Court warrant issued in Essex County. He was released on his own recognizance.

• Steven Nalbach, age 50, from Highway 36 in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on December 30, 2011 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance.

• Saeeda Wilson, age 33, from Park Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2011 by Corporal James Keenan for False Reports to a Law Enforcement Officer and Providing False Information to a Police Officer. She was released pending a court date.

• Salvatore Amato, age 23, from Zephyr Avenue in Staten Island, NY, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Seaside Heights Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

• Nicholas Batalla, age 24, from Frog Hollow Road in Forked River, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Patrolman Raymond Sofiled for Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was released pending a court date.

• Nathan Burks, age 29, from Peppercorn Way in Chesapeake, VA, arrested on December 31, 2011 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 30, 2011 Patrolman Felipe Benedit arrested a 16 year old male juvenile from Belford, NJ, for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Terroristic Threats and Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 31, 2011 Patrolman James Beirne arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Atlantic Highlands, NJ, for Disorderly Conduct and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 31, 2011 Corporal Patricia Colangelo arrested a 16 year old male juvenile form Navesink, NJ, for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was released pending a court date.

• On December 31, 2011 Corporal Patricia Colangelo arrested a 15 year old male juvenile from Leonardo, NJ, for Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. He was released pending a court date.

• On January 1, 2011 Corporal James Keenan arrested a 17 year old male juvenile from Middletown, NJ, for Obstructing an Investigation and Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

• Daniel Haggerty, age 44, from Park Street in Staten Island, NY, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone for Driving While Intoxicated, Reckless Driving and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Belmar Municipal Court. He was released after posting $372.00 bail.

• Melody Taylor, age 29, from Laurel drive in Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 30, 2011 by Patrolman Richard Raike on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Highlands Municipal Courts. She was held on $880.00 bail.

• Nicole Eskildsen, age 23, from Louis Circle in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was released pending a court date.

• On December 28, 2011 Sergeant Paul Bailey arrested a 14 year old female from Tinton Falls, NJ, for Obstructing an Investigation. She was released pending a court date.

• Jennifer Jacques, age 35, from Kings Highway in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Corporal Douglas Wiatrak for Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Driving. She was released pending a court date.

• Isaac Coates, age 46, from Leighton Avenue in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2012 by Patrolman Stephen Keller on a Drug Court warrant. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ.

• Ryan Kelty, age 22, from Bray Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Patrolman James Beirne for Obtaining Prescription Medication by Fraud. He was released pending a court date.

• Jess Blechman, age 43, from Center Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Patrolman Felipe Benedit for Simple assault. He was held on $2,500.00 with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Rodolpho Mejias, age 48, from Bolton Gordon Road in Commerce, GA, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Patrolman Robert McNair for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. He was held on $10,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Deborah Vaughn, age 47, from Center Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Matawan Municipal Court. She was released after posting $240.00 bail.

• Christopher Malone, age 31, from West County Line Road in Jackson, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,453.00 bail.

• Wayne Scheuermann, age 24, from Woodshore west in Cliffwood Beach, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2012 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was released pending a court date.

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