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Police: Several Locals Arrested on DWI, Drug Charges & More

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

• John Corley, 36, of Holmdel, was arrested on April 8 in the area of Broad Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Lt. Errico Vescio.

• Daniel Giammarino, 23, of Middletown, was arrested on April 7 in the area of Broad Street and charged with possession of a CDS, anabolic steroids, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and possession prescription legend drugs by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• William Faherty, 55, of Little Silver, was arrested on April 5 in the area of Spring Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Craig Gangi, 46, of Rumson, was arrested on April 5 in the area of E. Front Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Anthony Carrozza, 36, of Red Bank, was arrested on April 5 in the area of Spring Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto.

• Robert Blazer, 24, of Holmdel, was arrested on April 4 in the area of West Front Street and charged with simple assault by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Ketti Pecyna, 20, of the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on April 7 in the area of Broad Street and charged with possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Jasper Tyler, 28, of Neptune, was arrested on April 6 in the area of Herbert Street and charged with possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, and contempt of court by Patrolman Shane Dengel.

• Jose Lemus-Martinez, 19, of Red Bank, was arrested on April 6 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest by Sgt. Joey Fields.

Rumson Police Report Burglary, Theft, Vandalism, Assault & More

The following incidents and arrests were reported by the Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Incidents

• On March 24, Special Officer Berger took a report of an altercation between juveniles at a Rumson Road address.

• There was a report on March 1 of vandalism to a mailbox at a home on Edwards Point Road.

Special Officer Class II Morse took the report.

• There was a report on March 1 of vandalism to a vehicle on Holly Street. The caller reported that the spark plugs of the vehicle were loosened.

Special Officer Class II Morse took the report.

• There was a report on March 2 of harassing phone calls being made to a West River Road business.

Patrolman Ciambrone took the report.

• An attempted wire fraud was reported on March 5 by an Edwards Point Road resident.

Patrolman Gaynor took the report.

• There was a report on March 16 of a stolen license plate from a Wardell Avenue resident.

Special Officer Class II McCurdy took the report.

• A theft of jewelry and tools was reported by a Park Avenue resident on March 17.

Patrolman Torres took the report which was turned over to Detective Christopher Isherwood for investigation.

Arrests

• Nicholas Aarseth, 24, of Sea Bright, was arrested by Patrolman Torres on March 13 and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Aarseth was released pending court.

• Robert Toros, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, was arrested by Special Officer Class II Morse on March 22 and charged with simple assault.

Toros was released pending a court date. Patrolmen Gaynor and Ciambrone assisted in the arrest.

• Robert Toros, 36, of Philadelphia, PA was arrested on March 22 by Special Officer Class II Morse on a contempt of court charge.

Toros was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution. Patrolman Campanella assisted.

• Christopher McKnight, 28, of the Lincroft section of Middletown, was arrested by Special Officer Berger on March 24 on a contempt of court charge.

McKnight posted bail and was released. Lt. York assisted.

• Theresa McGroarty, 24, of Oceanport, was arrested on March 24 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with receiving stolen property.

McGroarty was released on a summons pending court.

• Michael Carter, 23, of Sea Bright, was arrested on March 31 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with receiving stolen property.

Carter was released on a summons pending court.

• Paul Procopio, 27, of Eatontown, was arrested on March 31 by Detective Christopher Isherwood and charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.

 

Police: $1.2K Worth of Merchandise Stolen & More

The following recent criminal incidents and arrest were reported by the Shrewsbury police:

Incidents

• A shoplifting of $1,176 worth of merchandise from Anthropologie on Broad Street was reported on March 29.

Patrolman Tracy Polk is investigating.

• A shoplifting of $439. 80 worth of merchandise from Staples on Broad Street was reported on March 31.

Patrolman Ralph Latham is investigating.

Arrest

• Jay D. Patten, 35. of Red Bank, was arrested on April 2 in the area of Sycamore Avenue and charged with theft, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle by Patrolman Tracy Polk.

Fair Haven Police: Borough Business Burglar Nabbed, Connected to String of 30

A Freehold Borough man linked to a Fair Haven business burglary/theft has been linked to a string of more than 30 similar cases spanning Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties and is being held at Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $113,000 bail.

Isiah Casrell, 28,  was arrested along with an alleged co-conspirator, Rachael Lovely, 33, of Newark, at 1:30 a.m. on April 5 in Holmdel, police said. The two were allegedly leaving the scene of a commercial burglary there when they “were spotted and stopped on State Route 34 in the area of the border of Aberdeen Township and Marlboro Township by Marlboro Township Police Officer Johnathan Gramcko,” a release said.

The Holmdel burglary was found, by a multi-jurisdictional police task force, to allegedly be one of more than 30 that occurred in the three-county span in the past few months.

Fair Haven Police Detective Stephen Schneider, a member of the task force, said he signed specific complaints against Casrell in connection with the March 19 burglary of Distinctive Toys, 595 River Road.

As a result, Casrell was charged by Fair Haven police alone with: criminal mischief, burglary and theft of movable property. His bail on the Fair Haven charges alone was set at $30,000 with no 10 percent option, set by Judge James M. Newman, according to police.

In addition to the Fair Haven burglary/theft, Casrell, Schneider said in a release, “was responsible for committing numerous commercial burglaries in the following jurisdictions: Marlboro, Howell, Aberdeen, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Ocean Township, Plumsted Township, Old Bridge, Berkeley, Upper Freehold Township, Manalapan and Shrewsbury Borough.”

Concerning the alleged burglaries throughout the three counties committed by Casrell and Lovely, detectives from Monmouth County’s Marlboro, Howell and Holmdel Township police departments charged the two with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of burglary tools, theft, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and criminal mischief.

 

Arresting News Nearby: Contempt

The following arrests were recently made by Middletown police on contempt of court charges and violations of court orders: 

• Peter Dickson, 20, of Hartshorne Road in the Locust section of Middletown, was arrested on March 24 by Patrolman Adam Vendetti on contempt of court warrants issued by the Middletown and Holmdel municipal courts.

He was released after posting $1,500 bail.

• Darren Mensch, 38, of Schelly Drive in Middletown, was arrested on March 24 by Detective Daniel Sullivan for shoplifting and on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was held on $5,500 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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Caution: Lights Out in Fair Haven

Fair Haven firemen and fire police stationed at Smith Street and River Road man and block off the street Wednesday night. Photo/Elaine Van Develde
Fair Haven firemen and fire police stationed at Smith Street and River Road man and block off the street Wednesday night.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

If you live in the area of River Road, between Hance and Smith Street, in Fair Haven you may have heard a boom and been without electricity for a short period of time or longer around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

While Fair Haven Fire Police were too busy redirecting traffic to provide an answer, a drive to the area would show that that block-long stretch of River Road was cordoned off, fire trucks, an ambulance and utility trucks were out.

No one has confirmed exactly what the issue was, but, with the presence of utility trucks and the outage, it seemed to be a power issue that was being tended to.

As of 7:45 p.m., the road was still blocked.

This post will be updated when more information becomes available.

Police: Alleged Heroin Dealers Busted

The following arrests that occurred between March 20 and April 7 were reported by Middletown police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• Andrew Gill, 21, of Willis Avenue in Keansburg , was arrested on March 24 by Detective Keith Hirschbein and charged with 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, 23, of Mercer Avenue in Hazlet, was arrested on March 24 by Detective Keith Hirschbein and charged with 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 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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Arresting News Nearby: Contempt

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

• Diana Roth, 20, of Union Beach, was arrested in the area of Riverview Plaza on April 1 by Sgt. Juan Sardoin and charged with contempt of court.

• Mary Bankowski, 21, of Red Bank, was arrested in the area of Monmouth Street on March 30 by Patrolman Shane Dengel and charged with contempt of court.

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Crime & Arresting News Close By: Criminal Mischief, Theft & More

The following recent incidents and arrests were reported by Red Bank police:

Incidents

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between March 30 and 31 at a Monmouth Street business. The business owner reported that an unknown person or persons tampered with the locking mechanism on the front door. No entry was gained.

Patrolman Jhonatan Quispe took the report.

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Arrests Nearby: Marijuana, Criminal Mischief & More

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

• Alexander Prasad, 25, of Manalapan, was arrested on March 25 in the area of Alston Court and charged with possession of a CDS (controlled dangerous substance), under 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Trey Rasmussen, 23, of Princeton, was arrested on March 22 in the area of Broad Street and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest by Patrolman Tanner Shea.

• Tara Thurber-Snyder, 34, of Bradley Beach, was arrested on March 20 in the area of Mechanic Street and charged with defiant trespass by Patrolman Ashon Lovick.

Crime Close By: Theft, Criminal Mischief & More

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

• A incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between March 23 and 24 on an East Front Street building. Someone sprayed graffiti onto the side of the building.

Patrolman Garrett Falco took the report.

• An attempted burglary was reported to have occurred on March 22 at an Alston Court residence.

The victim reported that someone attempted to gain entry to the home, but failed. Police reported that a screen on a rear window of the residence was cut, and there were pry marks on exterior sliding glass doors and bilco doors leading to the basement. No entry was gained.

Sgt. David Hicks took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Locust Avenue residence on March 21. The victim reported that someone gained entry into the residence and stole and iPad.

Lt. Robert Kennedy took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Chapin Avenue location on March 20. The victim reported that an unknown person or persons stole an iPhone, credit card and debit card from a desk area.

Inv. Jorge Torres took the report.

 

Several Locals Arrested on Contempt of Court Charges

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

• Jeffrey Kowal,18, from Rutledge Drive in Red Bank, was arrested on March 10 on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was held on $1,000 bail.

• Wayne Carhart, 36, of Church Street in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on March 10 by Patrolman Michael Reuter on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court.

He was held on $2,000 bail.

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