RUMSON: KEGGER HOMEOWNER CITED

By JOHN T. WARD

The owner of a Rumson home where police found 50 underage partiers consuming alcohol last Saturday night has been issued a summons, police said.

Lori Krikorian, 48, who police said was present when they arrived, was cited Thursday for maintaining a nuisance, Detective Chris Isherwood said in a prepared statement issued Friday.

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RUMSON KEGGER LEADS TO ONE ARREST

By JOHN T. WARD

A Rumson teen was arrested and about 50 underage drinkers were dispersed from a party Saturday night, borough police reported Tuesday.

Detective Chris Isherwood tells redbankgreen tha Sergeant Damien Brennan and Patrolman James Fenn were on patrol when they came upon “large packs of kids running in the road” outside a Rumson Road residence at about 10:48 p.m.

On further investigation, cops found “numerous bottles of alcohol and cases of scattered beer cans, both opened and unopened,” at a party attended by dozens under 21 years old, he said.

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MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Alexander Giuriceo, age 19, from Greenfield Way in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 27, 2014 by Patrolman Christian Clark for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

Gary Stone, age 43, from Church Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 27, 2014 by Patrolman John Soltysik for Violation of a Court Order. He was held pending a court date.

Valerie Hedlund, age 28, from Sherman Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on August 27, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Possession of Heroin, Possession of and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was held on $25,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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RED BANK: PD HOPES TO ADD K9 TO ROSTER

k9 A member of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, called in to help find a burglary suspect on Windward Way in Red Bank two years ago. Patrolman Stan Balmer, below, has offered to train with and host a dog. (Photo by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

balmer 112211Over the two decades he’s been with the Red Bank Police Department, now-Chief Darren McConnell has wanted a dog. Not a pet, but a K-9, trained to sniff out drugs, suspects and missing persons.

For one reason or another, though, none of his predecessors got around to securing one.

Now, at the urging of one of his patrolmen, McConnell’s department is attempting to leash a four-legged sniffer, and do it without putting the cost on taxpayers.

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RUMSON: MAN CHARGED IN OXFORD O.D.

oxford rumson 2 011214.JPGThe overdose death of an Oxford House resident has resulted in charges against a man described by authorities as an acquaintance.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An Avon-by-the-Sea man has been charged for allegedly supplying the heroin that led to the overdose death of a resident of Rumson’s Oxford House rehab facility last October, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced Tuesday.

Michael Renna, 25, was charged with one count of first degree strict liability for a drug-induced death and one count of third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a prepared statement.

News about the death of 25-year-old Christopher Pesce was the first that word that nearby residents had that the recovery residence had opened two months earlier in their residential corner of Rumson, and ignited a firestorm of objections.

It also led to a pair of countervailing lawsuits by the borough and Oxford House, litigation that now appears to be close to settlement.

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MIDDLETOWN: DWI, POT, LEWDNESS & MORE

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Robert Treadway, age 25, from Central Avenue in Aberdeen, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2014 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

Bennett Jones, age 59, from Oakwood Place in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2014 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood for Simple Assault and Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a court date.

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MIDDLETOWN: FIVE BUSTED FOR HEROIN

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014On August 1, 2014 Patrolman Nicholas Haines was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he observed a vehicle commit a motor vehicle violation. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop at which point he observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Officer Haines conducted a further investigation which resulted in the recovery of the drug paraphernalia, a bag of heroin and the arrest of Lauren Dosil, age 24, from Twinbrooks Avenue in Middletown, NJ.

Officers conducted a further search incident to the arrest at which point they located 23 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, and further drug paraphernalia.

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MIDDLETOWN: POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Alexandra Sarna, age 24, from Carr Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on July 24, 2014 by Patrolman Scott Davis on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. She was released after posting $100.00 bail.

Joseph Vonessen, age 36, from Friars Road in San Diego, CA, arrested on July 23, 2014 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Red Bank Municipal Court. He was released after posting $165.00 bail.

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RED BANKERS SENTENCED FOR HEROIN IN N.C.

HOT-TOPIC_02Two Red Bank residents were among five New Jerseyans – all said to be members of a gang – who pleaded guilty ad were sentenced for heroin trafficking in North Carolina last week, according to a report by Star News Online.

From the Star News:

The group was arrested March 30, 2012, after a two-month Wilmington Police Department investigation that began with a tip from a confidential informant, according to the release. An investigation revealed that members of the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had contacted local members of the gang…

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MIDDLETOWN: WEDDING NIGHT BROUHAHA

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN1-2014Two guests were arrested late Sunday night following a melee involving an estimated 300 people at a wedding reception in Middletown, police reported.

Here’s an account of the incident prepared by MTPD spokesman Lieutenant Steve Dollinger:

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 10:30 pm a large fight broke out at a wedding reception being held at Jacques Reception Hall located on Palmer Avenue in Middletown. Sergeant First Class William Colangelo and Patrolman Frank Mazza were working the reception as an off-duty assignment when they were alerted to a fight taking place.

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MIDDLETOWN: RECENT ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Christian Caldaro, age 27, from Statesir Place in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on July 13, 2014 by Patrolman Brenden Santiago for Criminal Trespass. He was $5,000.00 with 10% set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Brent Heck, age 35, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 12, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Troshane on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Jersey City Municipal Courts. He was released after posting $4,150.00 bail.

William Ruiz, age 44, from Wallington Avenue in Wallington, NJ, arrested on July 12, 2014 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Driving While Intoxicated. He was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK: ANOTHER PHARMACY PLANNED

39 e front 071514The owner of 39 East Front Street says he’ll replace what he admits is the “ugliest” facade on the block with the conversion to retail. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallAre prescription drugs and shampoos displacing pizza, frozen yogurt and cupcakes as the hot new thing in downtown Red Bank?

A new pharmacy and convenience store has filed plans to open on East Front Street near Riverview Medical Center, even as two other drugstores – a giant Walgreens and an independent – move ahead elsewhere on the East Side.

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MIDDLETOWN: MAN CHARGED IN COP ASSAULT

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014James Flynn, age 37, from Mason Drive in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on July 3, 2014 by Patrolman Brian Dilworth for Disorderly Conduct. He was released pending a court date.

Paul French, age 24, from Kanes Lane in Middletown, NJ, arrested on July 2, 2014 by Patrolman James Beirne for Being under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Unlawful Possession of Alprazolam. He was released pending a court date.

Henry Dougherty, age 49, from Sturm Lane in Jackson, NJ, arrested on July 1, 2014 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Wall Municipal Court. He was released after posting $135.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: COP STRUCK IN HIT-AND-RUN

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014A Middletown cop suffered a hand injury in a hit-and-run while he directed traffic on Route 35 Monday morning, police reported.

Patrolman Thomas Hughes was treated and released from Riverview Medical Center following the accident, which occurred at about 11:08 a.m. at the intersection of Pine Street following a traffic light outage, according to a department news release.

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MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Michael Smith, age 54, from Thomas Avenue in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, arrested on June 17, 2014 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Levys Sotomayor, age 31, from Monmouth Parkway in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 17, 2014 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Ocean County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Michael Sorrentino, age 32, from Ridgeway Boulevard in Manchester, NJ, arrested on June 17, 2014 by Patrolman Savvas Roumeliotis for Simple Assault. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

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RED BANK: A POT STORE? WELL, SHOOT…

147 broad 062114 1147 broad 062114 2Is Red Bank getting a medical marijuana dispensary? That was the takeaway for a number of redbankgreen readers when they saw the painting above, which went up in a window of the long-vacant Lamplighter store at Broad Street and Harding Road over the weekend.

It’s our understanding that an art gallery is taking the space, though neither artist David Benegas – whose painting of a gun is in another window there – nor building owner Scott Diamond could be reached for immediate comment.

[UPDATE] Benegas tells us he’s opening an art gallery there in August, and that the pot image is “just a publicity stand to show how the power of Art can get a message to people.”  (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN MAKES FIRST NARCAN SAVE

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Two weeks after receiving supplies of Narcan, a new nasal-spray drug created to halt the deadly effects of heroin and other opiods, Middletown police notched their first “save,” the MTPD reported Friday morning.

An unidentified male arrest subject passed out from an apparent drug overdose while being processed at the station Thursday, Lieutenant Steve Dollinger tells redbankgreen.

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MIDDLETOWN: MAN ARRESTED THREE TIMES

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Enricky Cosme-Cruz, age 22, from Hudson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on June 3, 2014 by Officer Larissa Doriety on a Fugitive warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $100,000.00 bail.

Dennis Knapp, age 43, from Highland Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on June 3, 2014 by Patrolman Jason Caruso for Driving While Intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Terroristic Threats. He was held on $22,500.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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MIDDLETOWN: SUCH (ALLEGED) CONTEMPT!

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Richard Emme, age 52, from Fleetwood Drive in Hazlet, NJ, arrested on May 15, 2014 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Violation of a Court Order. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail.

Theresa Costine, age 29, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on May 15, 2014 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Hazlet Municipal Court. She was held on $1,500.00 bail.

Reba Barrett, age 36, from Oceanview Court in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on May 15, 2014 by Patrolman Albert Scott on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Long Branch Municipal Court. She was held on $338.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Gurdeep Singh, age 51, from Campbell Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on May 3, 2014 by Patrolman John Walsifer for Simple Assault. He was held on $5,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Christopher Carroll, age 22, from Leonardville Road in Belford, NJ, arrested on May 3, 2014 by Patrolman Brenden Santiago for Terroristic Threats and Harassment. He was released on his own recognizance.

Alexandra Davis, age 27, from Hillside Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on May 3, 2014 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Simple Assault. She was released on her own recognizance.

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HONEST TALK ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN M’TOWN

This Thursday evening, May 14, the public is invited to take part in “an honest discussion about the legal, health and personal consequences of alcohol and drug abuse,” during the 11th annual Reaching Out community conference in Middletown.

Presented by the Middletown Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the 7 pm event will be held in the auditorium of the Middletown Arts Center, adjacent to the train station on Church Street.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Angela Dacosta, age 50, from Campbell Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on April 21, 2014 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $500.00 bail.

Alicia Coppola, age 24, from Forest Avenue in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on April 21, 2014 by Patrolman Christopher Dee on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. She was being held pending a court date.

Claude Holdren, age 31, from Schindler Court in Neptune, NJ, arrested on April 21, 2014 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Asbury Park Municipal Court. He was held on $297.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: CONTEMPT ABOUNDS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Teresa Burger, age 34, from Buckingham Circle in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 9, 2014 by Patrolman Lawrence Seymour on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Shrewsbury, Red Bank and Freehold Municipal Courts. She was released after posting $2,750.00 bail.

Jessica Gibbon, age 18, from Holmdel Road in Holmdel, NJ, arrested on April 8, 2014 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $300.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: BAIL FOR TWO IN POT BUST

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014Thomas Phelan, age 19, from Stillwell Road in Leonardo, NJ, arrested on March 30, 2014 by Patrolman James Beirne for Possession of Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Methamphetamine. He was released pending a court dated.

Daniel Wahler Jr, age 28, from Locust Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on March 29, 2014 by Corporal Richard Fusella for Shoplifting from the Shop Rite Store and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

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