Category Archives: Crime

Police: Local Woman Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges; $40K Bail

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

•Maximillian Paredes,18, of Third Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, was arrested on May 31 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.

• Matthew Callori, 24, of Hilda Court in Red Bank, was arrested on May 30 by Cpl. Mark Ward and charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and criminal mischief.

He was held on $8,000 bail.

• Debra Debenedetto, 43, of Wedgewood Circle in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on May 30 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel and charged with simple assault.

She was released pending a court date.

• Gary Spann, 52, of Linden Avenue in Red Bank, was arrested on May 30 by Patrolman Brady Carr and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.

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Police Report Theft and Criminal Mischief Nearby

The following recent incidents of theft and criminal mischief were reported by Red Bank police:

• A theft was reported to have occurred on Maple Avenue on May 27. The victim reported that someone stole his wallet, containing cash and credit cards, from a gym locker.

Patrolman Cevin Albert took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred on May 27 on Harding Road. The victim reported that someone stole an iPhone, gold earrings, an HP Tablet and a Garmin GPS unit from a parked car.

Patrolman Michael Zadlock took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Locust Avenue apartment on May 30. The victim reported that someone entered the apartment and stole an iPhone.

Patrolman Sean Hauschildt took the report.

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Area 71-Year-Old Man Jailed on Fugitive, Contempt Warrants; $50K Bail

The following recent contempt of court and fugitive warrant arrests were reported by Middletown police:

• Gabriel Ramos, 71, of Pine Creek Road in Hazlet, was arrested on May 22 by Patrolman John Mele on a fugitive warrant for arson issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court and on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court.

He was held on $50,500 bail.

• Robert Dunn, 24, of Tenth Street in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on May 23 by Patrolman Patrick Leonard on contempt of court warrants issued by the Middletown, Atlantic Highlands and Asbury Park municipal courts.

He was held on $5,523 bail.

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Police: Two Arrests Involving Heroin Possession, $15K Bail

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

• Obinna Okafor, 38, of North 9th Street in Newark, was arrested on May 22 and charged with theft by Detective Keith Hirschbein.

He was released pending a court date.

• Kirsten Miller, 20, of Concord Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested on May 19 and charged with shoplifting from the Foodtown store by Patrolman Savvas Roumeliotis.

She was released pending a court date.

• Bryan McKee, 25, of Pedee Place in Middletown, was arrested on May 22 by Patrolman Jesse Toma and charged with obstructing the administration of law.

He was released pending a court date.

• Jake Fritzler, 23, of North Monticello Avenue in Chicago, IL, was arrested on May 22 by Sergeant Donald Coates and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.

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Police Make Arrests on Weapons, Harassment, Assault Charges & More

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

• Myron Dismuke, 44, of Long Branch, was arrested on May 25 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with harassment by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt.

• Caesar Hernandez, 18, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 25 in the area of Evergreen Terrace and charged with defiant trespass, possession of a CDS (marijuana, under 50 grams, and unlawful possession of a weapon by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Armando Cruz, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 24 in the area of Bank Street and charged with resisting arrest by force by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

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Crime Close By: Strong Arm Robbery & Theft

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

• A strong arm robbery was reported to have occurred on May 25 on Leonard Street. The victim reported that a male approached him outside of his residence and assaulted him by punching him and knocking him unconscious. The perpetrator fled with the victim’s wallet, containing cash and a debit card.

Lt. Robert Clayton took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred on Maple Avenue on May 27. The victim reported that someone stole his wallet, containing cash and credit cards, from a gym locker.

Patrolman Cevin Albert took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred on May 27 on Harding Road. The victim reported that someone entered a parked vehicle and stole an iPhone, gold earrings, an HP tablet and a Garmin GPS.

Patrolman Michael Zadlock took the report.

Crime Close By: Robbery, Theft, Criminal Mischief

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

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Riverside Avenue hotel on May 18. The victim reported that she had checked a Marc Jacobs diaper bag, containing credit cards (etc.) at the front desk of the hotel and upon retrieval it was missing.

Patrolman John Camarca took the report.

• A robbery was reported to have occurred on May 17 at a Shrewsbury Avenue residence. The victim said that she heard a loud bang on the front door. Upon answering the door, the perpetrator grabbed her, punched her in the face, stole her iPhone and then fled the area.

Lt. Robert Kennedy took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred on May 16 on East Newman Springs Road. The victim reported that an unknown person keyed the side of a parked vehicle with a sharp object.

Sgt. David Hicks took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Monmouth Street parking lot on May 15. The victim reported that someone cut the lock on a bicycle which was secured to a pole and stole it. The bicycle is described as a grey Schwinn Mountain Bike.

Sgt. David Hicks took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred on May 13 at the Bridge Avenue parking lot. The victim reported that someone entered a parked vehicle and stole a duffle bag containing clothing and prescription pills.

Lt. Errico Vescio took the report.

 

Juvenile, Teen Arrested on Weapons, Aggravated Assault & Terroristic Threat Charges

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

• Nicole Doherty, 33, of First Avenue in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, was arrested on May 9, by Patrolman Nicholas Haines and charged with simple assault and on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Shrewsbury Municipal Court.

She was released after posting $389 bail with a 10 percent option.

• Jesse Kimball, 44, of Belmont Avenue in Madison, was arrested on May 9 by Corporal Richard Raike and charged with simple assault.

He was held on $2,500 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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Crime Close By: Theft & Criminal Mischief

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

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Carmen Place residence on May 7. The victim reported that someone stole cash from the bedroom dresser.

Patrolman Sean Hauschildt took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred at a Carmen place residence on May 7. The victim reported that someone keyed a parked vehicle.

Patrolman Kristin Altimari took the report.

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Man Arrested on Warrant for Aggravated Assault; $75K Bail

The following recent arrests made on contempt of court charges were reported by Middletown police.

• Jonathan Rocha, 28, of Arvin Road in Old Bridge, was arrested on April 30 by Patrolman Adam Vendetti on a warrant out of Old Bridge for aggravated assault charges.

He was held on $75,000 bail.

• Harold Johnson, 33, of Sherman Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on April 24 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia on contempt of court warrants issued by Hazlet, Middletown, Red Bank and Holmdel municipal courts.

He was released after posting $5,269 bail.

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Alleged Drug Traffickers Admit to Heroin Dealing Conspiracy

A press release from the Office of U.S. Attorney, Paul J. Fishman:

Two members of a large-scale drug trafficking organization Monday admitted conspiring to distribute heroin in Monmouth and Ocean counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Robert Ketcham, 28, of Bayville, and Kenneth Greenhow, 41, of Asbury Park, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to separate information charging them each with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin.

In March 2014, 21 alleged members of the Britt-Young DTO, a drug trafficking organization named after its leaders, Robert Britt and Rufus Young, were charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to distribute heroin. Of those 21 individuals, 14 have pleaded guilty.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court:

Between February 2013 and December 2013, Ketcham conspired with Young and others to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties as part of the Britt-Young DTO.

From October 2013 through March 2014, Greenhow also conspired with Young and others to distribute heroin on behalf of the Britt-Young DTO. Ketcham and Greenhow were collectively responsible for distributing between 60 and 100 grams of heroin.

The narcotics conspiracy charge to which Ketcham and Greenhow pleaded guilty carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and $1 million fine. Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for Aug. 18, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, Red Bank Resident Office, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, with the investigation leading to Monday’s guilty pleas.

Arresting News: Assault, DWI, Disorderly

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

• Donald Laing, 32, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 6 by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto in the area of Spring Street and charged with simple assault and contempt of court.

• Rojelio Cervante-Martinez, 30, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 5 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with simple assault and harassment by Patrolman Jorge Torres.

• Rickie Taddio, 48, of Holmdel, was arrested on May 3 in the area of White Street and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman George Travostino.

• Porfirio Perez-Rosas, 26, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 2 in the area of Bridge Avenue and charged with harassment by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Luis Urquizo, 47, of North Plainfield, was arrested on May 2 in the area of Mohawk Lane and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Thomas Doremus.

• Kevin Mallory, 29, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Thomas Doremus on May 1 in the area of Monmouth Street on a contempt of court charge.

• Michael Stanislawczyk, 20, of Highlands, was arrested by Patrolman Matthew Ehrenreicht in the area of Coopers Bridge on May 4 on a contempt of court charge.

• Jose Chicas-Santos, 54, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman John Camarca on May 1 in the area of Chestnut Street on a contempt of court charge.

• Terance Whelan, 33, of Nashville, TN was arrested May 6 on Monmouth Street on a contempt of court charge by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt.

• Jesse Butynski, 24, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Benjamin Springer on April 30 in the area of Maple Avenue on a contempt of court charge.

• Oscare Ciriaco-Molina, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested by Sgt. Juan Sardo on April 30 in the area of Monmouth Street on a contempt of court charge.