MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN1Michael Ryan, age 27, from Main Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on July 1, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Hash, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing the Administration of Law. He was released pending a court date.

Sean Hanrahan, age 28, from Hunter Point Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 1, 2015 for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Hash, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Obstructing the Administration of Law. He was released pending a court date.

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MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Paige Gaglianese, age 22, from Bayview Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on June 8, 2015 by Patrolman Jason Andrews on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $2,500.00 bail.

Michael Vanalstyne, age 30, from Coffey Lane in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on June 8, 2015 by Patrolman Kent Thorton for Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief. He was transferred to the Keansburg Police Department for bail to be set.

Matthew McKee, age 29, from Pedee Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 9, 2015 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Aggravated Assault. He was released after posting $15,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Ryan Fisher, age 34, from Harbor View Drive in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on June 1, 2015 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Anti-Crime Unit on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Keansburg and Middletown Municipal Courts. He was held on $1,800.00 bail.

Michael Burgos, age 45, from Moore Avenue in Woodbridge, NJ, arrested on May 31, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Keansburg Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,250.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Obinna Okafor, age 38, from North 9th Street in Newark, NJ, arrested on May 22, 2015 by Detective Keith Hirschbein for Theft. He was released pending a court date.

Jessica Shanin, age 24, from West End Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on May 21, 2015 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN COPS TO TEST BODY CAMERAS

The Middletown police department is one of three in Monmouth County that will test the feasibility of video cameras worn on the uniforms of patrol officers, county Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni announced Thursday.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2The test, coming amid rising public attention to cases of actual and alleged police abuse, may lead to countywide deployment of body cameras, Gramiccioni said in a prepared statement.

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MIDDLETOWN: RECENT ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Nicole Doherty, age 33, from First Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on May 9, 2015 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines for Simple Assault and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Shrewsbury Municipal Court. She was released after posting $389.00 bail with a 10% option.

Andrew Melici, age 26, from Stephenville Boulevard in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on May 9, 2015 by Corporal Thomas Meckier on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: RECENT ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Sean Figaro, age 20, from Garfield Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on April 25, 2015 by Patrolman Frank Mazza on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was released after posting $100.00 bail.

Harold Johnson, age 33, from Sherman Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on April 24, 2015 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Hazlet, Middletown, Red Bank and Holmdel Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $5,269.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: LATEST ARREST REPORTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Matthew Carscadden, age 35, from Windswept Road in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on April 6, 2015 by Patrolman Thomas Foster for Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Daniel Labishak, age 20, from Knollwood Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 6, 2015 by Patrolman Thomas Foster on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: RECENT ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Andrew Gill, age 21, from Willis Avenue in Keansburg , NJ, arrested on March 24, 2015 by Detective Keith Hirschbein for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin within 500 Feet of a Public Park, Unlawful Possession of Suboxone, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oceanport Municipal Court and a Violation of Probation warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Christopher Gill, age 23, from Mercer Avenue in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on March 24, 2015 by Detective Keith Hirschbein for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute within 500 Feet of a Public Park, Unlawful Possession of Suboxone, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held on $75,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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RUMSON: PRINTER CITED FOR RX PAD LAPSES

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON2New Jersey authorities have barred a Rumson print shop from producing blank prescription forms used by doctors after an investigation uncovered lax controls, state Attorney General John Hoffman announced Tuesday.

Nelson Press, based on East River Road, was found to have unwittingly provided Rx pads to a Middletown physician whose medical license was suspended, the state Division of Consumer Affairs said in a press release. The failure enabled the physician, who has since been arrested as the head of an alleged drug ring, to “obtain and write unauthorized prescriptions in another physician’s name for oxycodone and other potentially addictive painkillers,” the state alleged.

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MIDDLETOWN: ARREST REPORTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Jeffrey Kowal, age 18, from Rutledge Drive in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on March 10, 2015 on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Wayne Carhart, age 36, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on March 10, 2015 by Patrolman Michael Reuter on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was held on $2,000.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Damon Dowd, age 38, from South Everest Avenue in Brick, NJ, arrested on February 24, 2015 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,057.00 bail.

Caitlyn Hewitt, age 26, from Kanes Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 24, 2015 by Detective Daniel Sullivan on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released on her own recognizance.

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MIDDLETOWN: ARREST REPORTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Michael Olski, age 49, from Atlantic Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 12, 2015 by Patrolman Kent Thornton for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

Dennis Knapp, age 44, from Highland Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on February 11, 2015 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Terroristic Threats, Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held on $67,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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MIDDLETOWN: NINE FACE DWI CHARGES

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Steven Ciufo, age 38, from Shoal Harbor Court in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on January 25, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was held on $236.00 bail.

Paul Summey, age 32, from Terry Lane in Tinton Falls, NJ, arrested on January 25, 2015 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Michael Simonelli, age 19, from Hosford Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 26, 2015 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan for Simple Assault. He was held on $2,500.00 bail with a 10% option.

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RED BANK: NEWEST COP LEARNING THE BEAT

rb k9 020415 1 Looking a little sleepy at the end of his first day on the job, Hunter relaxes with his handler, Patrolman Stan Balmer. Below, the pair with the new vehicle that will be assigned to them once it’s rigged up. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rb k9 020415 2The newest member of the Red Bank police department got a tour of the town Wednesday, acquainting himself with the streets and train station. At day’s end, a bit sleepy-eyed, he took a leak behind the police station.

His name is Hunter, he’s 20 months old, and he’s the first official police dog in the borough’s history.

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MIDDLETOWN: ARREST REPORTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Nelson Dannecker, age 24, from Port Monmouth Road in New Jersey, NJ, arrested on January 13, 2015 by Patrolman Michael Reuter on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Rodney Farr, age 18, from Clark Avenue in Union Beach, NJ, arrested on January 13, 2015 by Detective Keith Hirschbein for Theft. He was released pending a court date.

Joseph Kinsella, age 18, from Harmony Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 14, 2015 by Patrolman Charles Higgins for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. He was released pending a court date.

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MIDDLETOWN: ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Christopher Finn, age 52, from Woodland Drive in Lincroft, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2015 by Patrolman Thomas Foster for Harassment and Criminal Mischief. He was released after posting $5,000.00 with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Robert Brock, age 35, from New Monmouth Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 2, 2015 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Wall Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: BUSTIN’ INTO THE NEW YEAR

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Frank Ferraro, age 23, from Fox Road in Edison, NJ, arrested on December 16, 2014 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

John Henkel, age 30, from Jefferson Street in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on December 16, 2014 by Patrolman Ian May for Simple Assault. He was held on $500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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MIDDLETOWN: WHO’S BEEN BUSTED

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Scott Rubman, age 45, from Heights Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2014 by Corporal Lawrence Seymour for Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. He was held on $10,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Daniel Kwiatek, age 29, from Monmouth Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on November 21, 2014 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Simple Assault and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Ridgefield Park Municipal Court. He was held on $5,750.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: RECENT ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Pedro Santiago, age 19, from Park Avenue in Perth Amboy, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2014 by Patrolman Thomas Foster on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Edward Young, age 24, from Cherry Tree Farm Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2014 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Gregory Kempson, age 54, from Hopping Road in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 25, 2014 by Patrolman Thomas Foster for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon. He was released pending a court date.

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MIDDLETOWN: PROSTITUTION CHARGES FILED

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Joseph Brucato, age 39, from Wilson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Patrolman Thomas Foster for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Richard Lecomte, age 27, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Corporal Lawrence Seymour for Harassment. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

James Postiglione, age 49, from Chestnut Street in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Theft. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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LITTLE SILVER: HEROIN HITS HOME

RBR heroinSpeaking about the heroin epidemic at a Red Bank Regional High School assembly were (left to right) Lt. Jason C. Clark, Capt. Barry DuBrosky, Lt. Wesley Mayo, Jr., and Abby Boxman.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Law enforcement professionals from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office have been traversing Monmouth County for the past two years, sounding the alarm on the problem of heroin addiction affecting many young people.

Last year, their presentations were mainly geared to parental awareness — including two well-attended forums at Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

In October, they returned to RB — this time to have that very difficult conversation with students.

The detectives shared some startling statistics:  4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older have reported to used heroin at least once in their lives. Of that number, one in four will become addicted; shockingly only 20 percent of those who become addicted ever recover enough to assume productive lives. This problem has become rampant in the suburbs of New Jersey, with a 45 percent increase in heroin-related deaths in the past two years; 24 percent in the last year alone. One Powerpoint slide showed the unnatural causes of death for 2013 in the county: homicides 4; highway fatalities 29; drug overdoses 37 (of which 31 were due to heroin.)

“Is it here in Little Silver?” One student asked, to which Detective Barry DuBrosky responded, “The answer is yes.”

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MIDDLETOWN: FOUR CHARGED WITH DWI

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Kevin Allen, age 30, from Powell Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on September 11, 2014 by Corporal Felipe Benedit on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Atlantic Highlands, Tinton Falls and Red Bank Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,738.00 bail.

Jacquelin Ermola, age 59, from Gettysburg Lane in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on September 11, 2014 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Driving While Intoxicated. She was released pending a court date.

Daniel Bailey, age 35, from Brighton Avenue in Long Branch, NJ, arrested on September 11, 2014 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK: MATTRESS MAVEN PICKS UP K9 TAB

michael fux 2 081211Michael Fux, above on Broad Street  in 2011. His donation cleared the way for the addition of Rugger, an 11-month-old German shepherd, to the RBPD. (Rugger photo courtesy of RBPD. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rb k9 rugger 092414 3The Red Bank police department has a new, four-legged member, thanks to mattress millionaire Michael Fux.

A fundraising drive launched earlier this month to create a new K9 unit came to an abrupt end Wednesday night when the town council accepted a $38,000 donation from Fux (pronounced ‘fyooks’) and his wife, Gloria Rubin, to cover nearly the entire cost of a police dog, a specially equipped vehicle to transport it and training for the dog and his handler.

The dog has already been acquired. He’s an 11-month-old male German shepherd named Rugger by his new master, Patrolman Stan Balmer. The two are off to 16 weeks of K9 school in Long Branch starting Monday.

“We’re already bonding,” said Balmer, a former rugby player, or “rugger,” as he showed off cellphone photos of his new partner.

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RED BANK: SAFE DRUG DISPOSAL OFFERED

rx drugs 102513Got any out-of-date or no-longer-needed prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Red Bank police will take them off your hands to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong ones. Drop them off under Operation Take Back for safe disposal at the police station, 90 Monmouth Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. (Click to enlarge)