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Fair Haven Police Report: DWI, Heroin Possession & Dealing, Theft, Vandalism

The following September criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Criminal Incidents

• An act of vandalism was reported on Sept. 8 after unknown juveniles reportedly shattered the glass door to the Fair Haven Community Center.

Patrolman Eric Patton took the report.

Arrests

• Darrell Livingston, 52, of Red Bank, on Sept. 27 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), refusal to submit to a breathalyzer and other motor vehicle violations by Patrolman William Lagrotteria.

• While on patrol on Sept. 25, Sgt. Steven Schneider found two bicycles parked along a house under construction. While out investigating, he saw juveniles running away from the scene. Sgt. Schneider located several items left by the juveniles, including controlled dangerous substances (CDS/drugs). The juveniles were later identified and reports turned over to the juvenile division.

• Matthew J. Mago, 23, of Middletown, was arrested on Sept. 24 by Cpl. John Koetzner following a motor vehicle accident and charged with obstruction, resisting arrest, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute. He was also issued several motor vehicle summonses.

He was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold.  

• Douglas Batting, 76, of Little Silver, was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and other motor vehicle violations by Sgt. Jesse Dykstra.

• Anthony J. Valletta, 65, of Middletown, was arrested on Sept. 3 and charged with stealing items from the Wash House Laundromat by Detective Dwayne Reevey.

Scene Around: Coffee with Rumson Cops

Rumson’s second annual Coffee with a Cop at Brennan’s
Photo/Rumson PD, Facebook
Scene Around: Coffee with Rumson Cops

Rumson police held their second annual casual Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday and, by all accounts, it was a success.

The two-hour informal chat at Brennan’s Delicatessen was designed “strengthen the partnership between police officers and members of the community,” a Facebook post from the department said.

People were encouraged to stop at the popular deli from 9 to 11 a.m., chat with officers, ask questions and provide feedback to the police department.

Take a look at some photos provided by Rumson police on Facebook for a glimpse into the day. (Just click to enlarge.)

Police Report: Drug Possession & Shoplifting

The following recent arrests were reported by Shrewsbury police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• Alshane Miller, 50, of Asbury Park, was arrested in the area of Broad Street on Sept. 20 and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) by Patrolman Derek Meyers.

• Thelma R. Harrison, 56, of Red Bank, was arrested in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on Sept. 15 and charged with shoplifting by Patrolman Derek Myers.

** Police reported two arrests solely on contempt of court warrants.**

Fair Haven Police Report: Theft, Fraud, DWI, Marijuana, Disorderly, Assault on Officer

The following August criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Criminal Incidents

• There was a report of a stolen bike near the former Sunoco during the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair on Aug. 24.

Officer Perkins took the report.

• There was a report of fraud on Aug. 17 from a resident who had a car insurance police taken out in his name.

Patrolman Brooks Robinson took the report.

• The theft of two garage door openers taken out of two vehicles from a Pine Cove Road residence was reported on Aug. 5.

Patrolman Brooks Robinson took the report.

Arrests

• Christa Keohane, 46, of Middletown, was arrested on Aug. 24 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) following a motor vehicle stop by Officer Perkins for which she received other traffic summonses.

• A female juvenile was arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a law enforcement officer by Patrolman William Lagrotteria for being disorderly at the Fair Haven Fireman’s Fair. She was released to a parent.

• Daniel Weltman, 50, of Atlantic Highlands, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop for driving while using his cell phone on Aug. 16 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Lawrence Bryan, 59, of Middletown, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop for speeding on Aug. 15 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer by Patrolman Brooks Robinson.

**Police reported one arrest solely on contempt of court warrants.**

Police Report: Criminal Sexual Contact, Assault, DWI, Theft, Marijuana

The following August criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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Fair Haven Police Report: $3K Wine Theft, DWI, Marijuana

The following July criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Criminal Incidents

• It was reported sometime in the overnight hours of July 19 several items were stolen from a vehicle on Oak Place sometime overnight.

Cpl. John Koetzner took the report.

• The theft of a bottle of wine valued at $3,000 was reported on July 7.

Patrolman Christian Hostrup took the report.

Arrests

• Corey Caneiro, 45, of Fair Haven, was arrested on July 13 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and refusal to submit to a breathalyzer by Patrolman Brooks Robinson following a motor vehicle stop for which Caneiro was issued speeding and reckless driving summonses.

• Terence Farley, 59, of Staten Island, NY, was arrested on July 13 and charged with possession of marijuana by Sgt. Stephen Schneider following a motor vehicle stop.

• Ann Richards, 44, of Fair Haven, was arrested on July 7 on an outstanding warrant for $1,500 out of Ocean Township by Patrolman Brooks Robinson.