Police: Several Arrested on Drug Charges, DWI, Weapons Possession

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

• Michael Vanalstyne, 30, of Coffey Lane in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested on June 8 by Patrolman Kent Thorton and charged with simple assault and criminal mischief.

He was transferred to the Keansburg Police Department for bail to be set.

• Matthew McKee, 29, of Pedee Place in Middletown, was arrested on June 9 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and aggravated assault.

He was released after posting $15,000 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Susan Romo, 52, of Florence Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested on June 9 by Detective Daniel Sullivan and charged with theft.

She was released pending a court date.

• Elizabeth Bernhard, 24, of Greene Road in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on June 10 by Sgt. Donald Coates and charged with unlawful possession of Xanax.

She was released pending a court date.

• Joan Cappadona, 33, of Kimberly Court in Red Bank, was arrested on June 11 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting from the Foodtown store, and on contempt of court warrants issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

She was held on $6,121 bail.

• Daniel Kaszak, 26, of Fairfield Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on June 10 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released after posting $7,500 bail, set by Judge Richard Thomspon.

• Patti Hoverson, 27, of Park Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on June 15 by Patrolman Richard Fulham and charged with unlawful possession of various prescription medications and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released pending a court date.

• Regina Yahara-Splain, 52,  of Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, was arrested on June 14 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield and charged with driving while intoxicated.

She was released pending a court date.

• Jeevan Chunni, 38, of Westminster Boulevard in Parlin,  was arrested on June 14 by Patrolman Adam Colfer and charged with obstructing the administration of law and obstructing an investigation.

He was released pending a court date.

• Wilmer Ortiz, 31, of Dalbert Street in Cateret, was arrested on June 13 by Patrolman Brady Carr and charged with driving while intoxicated.

He was released pending a court date.

• Alex Halpin, 21, of Bethany Road in Holmdel, was arrested on June 12 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook and charged with obstructing the administration of law.

He was released pending a court date.

• Gregory Vasil, 48, of South End Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on June 13 by Patrolman Jason Andrews and charged with violation of a court order.

He was released on his own recognizance.

• Jon Siegert, 27, of Poplar Street in Keansburg, was arrested on June 15 by Patrolman Christopher Menendez and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.

• On June 17, Patrolman Joshua Midose arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile from Atlantic Highlands, and charged him with unlawful possession of Xanax.

He was released pending a court date.

• Nikki Monticillo, 26, of Lola Lane in Matawan, was arrested on June 17 by Patrolman Jason Troshane and charged with disorderly conduct.

He was released pending a court date.

 

Looking Back at Fair Haven Students’ Honors for 2014-15

 

Students in the Fair Haven School District achieved several distinctions in the 2014-15 school year; and, they were recognized for all by the Board of Education.

The accomplishments were all outlined in an early June ceremony by Superintendent Nelson Ribon and Knollwood School Principal Kevin Davis with a little pizza party on the side.

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Retro RFH Graduation Venues

It’s a relatively new tradition for RFH to have its graduation at Monmouth University.

The venue is large. It’s where many of the high schools with larger graduating classes, by sheer virtue of population, have held graduations — mostly out of a need for more room. Middletown, which has two large public high schools, has held its graduations at Monmouth. And, before that, the PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater in Holmdel. And some high schools have their graduations at Brookdale.

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Police: Several Arrested on Assault, DWI, Marijuana Possession Charges

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

Marc Pines, 41, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 23 in the area of W. Bergen Place and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto.

• Paulius Delekas, 25, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 22 in the area of Riverside Avenue and charged with simple assault by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto.

• Mary Treza, 51, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 20 in the area of Water Street and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman Shane Dengel.

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Knollwood Class of 2015 Graduation Facts

The Knollwood School Class of 2015 has graduated.

Though there are some things you may or may not know about the students in the graduating class, the June 18 ceremony at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School itself and honors awarded.

Here are some of those Knollwood graduation facts …

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Retro Knollwood, Forrestdale Graduation Moments

It’s been just a little more than a week since the students of Rumson and Fair Haven’s middle schools, Knollwood and Forrestdale, took their graduation walks in more ways than one.

From the traditional walk from Knollwood to Sickles School, symbolizing the end of an era and many milestones made, to lining the halls of their new high school, the middle school students marked a time for moving on to their teen years in high school.

It’s a symbolic time. One that those who grow up in the area tend to never forget — well, unless wish you’d forget it, because you wore a really ugly yellow dress and your hair was particularly frizzy that night.  Ahem. I digress.

The walk, either way, either to Pomp and Circumstance, down Third Street in Fair Haven, through the halls of RFH or all, it’s a walk toward the future.

Good luck to the Knollwood and Forrestdale grads! Embrace the future with passion and purpose!

Check out our Retro Pic of the Day slideshow capturing some of those moments. Thanks to the following parents for the photos: Paige McCann, Erin, Elizabeth Sullivan, LuAnn Hughes, Doug Borden and Madelyne Valko.

The R-FH Area Weekend: St. Mary’s Fair, ‘Mame’ & More

Well, the weather forecast for the weekend is not looking so great.

The National Weather Service, as of now, says there’s a 100 percent chance of rain on Saturday in the area.

So, that in mind, here are some fun indoor times for the weekend …

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Police Report Criminal Mischief, Theft

The following recent criminal incidents were reported by Red Bank police:

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between June 18 and 19 at a West Bergen Place residence. The victim reported that someone threw rocks at a parked vehicle and cracked the windshield and broke the rear driver’s side window.

Patrolman Shane Dengel took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred sometime between June 19 and 20 at an apartment at 50 Locust Avenue. The victim reported that someone stole his iPhone and cash from the apartment.

Patrolman Benjamin Springer took the report.

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Forrestdale Class of 2015 Graduation Facts

Forrestdale School’s Class of 2015 has graduated.

Here’s more information about the 118 Rumson students who received their diplomas from Board of Education President Colleen O’Connor and Deane-Porter School Principal Shari Feeney at the June 17 ceremony at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School:

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Arresting News: Contempt of Court

The following recent arrests on contempt of court charges were made by Red Bank police:

• John Cioffoletti, 45, of Fair Haven, was arrested on June 17 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with contempt of court (COC) by Patrolman David Smith.

• Norberto Rivera, 51, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 16 in the area of Reckless Place and charged with contempt of court (COC) by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Pedro Christian, 46, of Matawan, was arrested on June 16 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with contempt of court (COC) by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Samuel Colon, 22, of Mount Holly, was arrested on June 11 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with contempt of court (COC) by Patrolman Shane Dengel.

• Javier Martinez, 29, of Mount Holly, was arrested on June 11 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with contempt of court (COC) by Patrolman Matthew Ehrenreich.

Remembering Grand Daddies of the R-FH Area

Sunday was Father’s Day.

And, we at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect are of the mind that the day was really about much more than flipping a burger and patting a good ol’ dad on the back.

It’s bigger than that. It goes way beyond your own dad’s back yard and a grilling or two.

Growing up in a small-town niche like the Rumson-Fair Haven area carries with it that family tie feeling. Some of us were fortunate enough to have great dads. Some not.

But, what we all somehow did and still do have is a strong kinship to the dads of our towns. Even if we just recall a look, a bellowing chide or a chuckle over some stupid kid thing we did, we remember the dads with whom we grew up.

So many of these men were volunteers we saw all over town, characters whose nuances or sayings we remember, or that one poor patient guy who ended up being the poor soul to pick us up when we were stupid enough to get caught hurling eggs and toilet paper on Mischief Night — or something equally as stupid.

Yes, we do and should memorialize our own dads. Believe me, I, for one, am still looking for that money tree my dad told me was in the back yard and that gal named Dumb Dori whom he said I emulated when lacking “street smarts” to a ridiculous degree.

Yet, I also vividly remember the calm, “I’m going to kill those idiots” smile on my friend Stephanie’s dad when he picked us up at the police station after following through on a really dumb dare. Then there was the “To tell you the truth, my friend, I don’t know” quote that consistently came out of Daryl’s dad’s mouth as he shook his head in wonderment over our mangled teen logic.

There were those dads for all of us — each leaving his own patriarchal imprint in our juvenile minds. For them we are grateful — for raising us here, for coming together to protect and nurture us and for offering a communal scolding or 100, for loving all their village’s children.

They were part of this community’s foundation — everyone’s founding fathers.

Our Retro Pic (or video) of the Day honors the area’s dads for those reasons and so many more. We don’t have nearly enough photos to encapsulate all the love and all of the dads, but this is a sufficient sampling to get the message across. 

— Photos/courtesy of Rumson, Fair Haven family members via Facebook