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Crime Close By: Theft, Criminal Mischief & Burglary

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

• There was a report of a burglary at a White Street business on March 16. An unknown person gained entry by prying a door open and reportedly stole approximately $200 in cash. Several coins and the cash register drawer were on the floor at the scene.

Patrolman Thomas Doremus took the report.

• There was a report of criminal mischief March 15 on Newman Springs Road. The victim reported that someone keyed his parked vehicle.

Patrolman Michael Zadlock took the report.

• There was a report of criminal mischief March 15 on Newman Springs Road. The victim reported that someone keyed his parked vehicle.

Patrolman Michael Zadlock took the report.

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Police: Shots Fired in Rumson Deemed Target Practice

By Elaine Van Develde

When it was reported to police that shots were fired in a Rumson home on Sunday evening, where they were called to an unrelated incident the night before, it turned out that friends of the homeowner were engaged in a makeshift target practice in the basement.

“Yes, they were shooting a .38 handgun into the wall of the basement — using a plywood target — of an Auldwood Lane home,” Rumson Police Detective Christopher Isherwood said on Monday morning. “The nanny heard the (numerous) shots and called police around 6:30 p.m. Police from the surrounding area — Fair Haven, Little Silver and Red Bank — and the (Monmouth County) Sheriff’s Office responded. Rumson police had responded to an incident at the same home the night before.”

Upon further investigation, police determined that there was no connection between the two incidents and that there was no violent use (or intent) of the gun. “No injuries,” Isherwood said.

They also discovered that one of the men involved in the target practice had a warrant out for his arrest.

Robert Toros, 36, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged with contempt of court and transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $2500 bail, set by Judge Richard B. Thompson, Isherwood said.

Further charges may be lodged against those involved in the practice, Isherwood added, because, among other things, such a use in a residential area is prohibited by borough ordinance.

 

Fair Haven Police Beat: Fugitive from Justice Arrested, $100K Bail

Fair Haven police reported the following incidents and arrests for the month of February. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Arrests

• Sheikh Bilal, 50, of Jersey City, was arrested on Feb. 10 following a motor vehicle stop when an active full extradition warrant out of Louisiana was found to be on file.

The Louisiana warrant was based on charges that included two felony counts of worthless checks. Bilal was charged with being a fugitive from justice.

The arrest was made by Special Officer Brooks Robinson. Bail was set at $100,000 with no 10 percent option.

Bilal was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold to await extradition to Louisiana to face his previous charges (according to the warrant).

• Garry Vandemark II, 32, of Atlantic Highlands was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Feb. 6 and charged with driving while suspended, unlawful possession of a weapon and obstruction by Special Officer Brooks Robinson.

He was released pending a Fair Haven court appearance.

• Ryan Marchese, of Red Bank, was arrested on Feb. 28 following a traffic stop on an active warrant out of Middletown for his arrest.

He was released after posting bail. Special Officer Brooks Robinson made the arrest.

Incidents

• A Linden Drive resident reported on Feb. 6 that someone had filed a fraudulent 2014 tax return in his name.

Patrolman John Koetzner is investigating.

• A River Road business reported on Feb. 9 that someone had broken a window in the front of her store.

Cpl. John Waltz took the criminal mischief report.

• A Gillespie Avenue resident reported on Feb. 11 that they had video surveillance of an unknown male trespassing on their property.

Detective Stephen Schneider investigated and identified the trespasser as a juvenile.

The case has been forwarded to Juvenile Officer Patrolman William Lagrotteria for review.

• A Highland Avenue resident reported on Feb. 16 that someone attempted to file a fraudulent tax return in her name.

Detective Stephen Schneider took the report and is investigating.

• An Oxford Avenue resident reported on Feb. 24 that there were fraudulent charges on her debit card.

Patrolman Dwayne Reevey took the report and is investigating.

 

Crime, Arrests Close By: Theft, Heroin Possession & More

The following arrests and incident reports were recently reported by the Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Incident

• An alleged Jan. 31 theft at the Red Bank Train Station was reported on March 8. The victim told police that on Jan. 31, while exiting the train, he left his backpack, containing a mini iPad, a MacBook Pro computer, computer charger and adapter and clothing. The victim said that he had initially notified NJ Transit, but nothing was ever recovered.

Lt. Robert Kennedy took the report.

Arrests 

• Rahsaan Riddick, 21, of Long Branch, was arrested by Patrolman Benjamin Springer on March 10 in the area of Catherine Street and charged with resisting arrest, obstructing the administration of the law and disorderly conduct.

• Jeffrey Bogart, 40, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt on March 8 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with: possession of heroin, a controlled dangerous substance (CDS); possession of drug paraphernalia; and resisting arrest.

• Andrew Fitzpatrick, 23, of Shrewsbury, was arrested by Sgt. David Hicks on March 8 in the area of W. Bergen Place and charged with: driving while intoxicated (DWI); possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), under 50 grams of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

Police: Several Arrested on Contempt of Court Charges

The following recent arrests on contempt of court charges were reported by Red Bank police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• James Stevens, 51, of Red Bank, was arrested in the area of Central Avenue by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt on March 11 and charged with contempt of court.

• Keith Maxie, 31, of Tinton Falls, was arrested in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on March 11 and charged with contempt of court by Sgt. Beau Broadley .

• Anthony Aponte, 21, of Red Bank, was arrested on March 10 in the area of Leighton Avenue and charged with contempt of court by Patrolman Ashon Lovick.

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Arresting News: Man Who Went Missing Had Warrant for Contempt

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

• Damon Dowd, 38, of South Everest Avenue in Brick, was arrested on Feb. 24 by Patrolman Jason Caruso on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was held on $1,057 bail.

• Caitlyn Hewitt, 26, of Kanes Lane in Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 24 by Detective Daniel Sullivan on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

She was released on her own recognizance.

• Frankie Terracciano, 43, of Moran Place in Keansburg, was arrested on Feb. 25 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $2,000 bail.

Anthony Tassello, 55, of Four Winds Drive in Middletown — the man who went missing on Feb. 16 and was found safe in Florida on Feb. 19 — was arrested on Feb. 25 by Detective Keith Hirschbein on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Highland Park Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $500 bail.

• Zully Rosario, 27, of Washington Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 27 by Patrolman Savvas Roumeliotis on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court.

She was released after posting $250 bail.

• Gregory Tognan, 23, of Wedgewood Circle in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on March 1 by Lt. Ernest Volkland on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $250 bail.

• Joseph Dacruz, 48, of Austin Avenue in Point Pleasant, was arrested on March 2 by Patrolman William Rodewald on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was held on $407 bail.

• Tiffanilee Czaplicki, 32, of Krueger Place in Middletown, was arrested on March 2 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on contempt of court warrants issued by Middletown and Keansburg municipal courts.

She was released after posting $1,294 bail.

• Connor Murphy, 23, of Campbell Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on March 4 by Patrolman Thomas Hughes on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Atlantic City Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $500 bail.

• Michel Serieye, 82, of New York Avenue in Union City, was arrested on March 4 by Patrolman Michael Heaton on contempt of court warrants issued by the Union City Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $1,500 bail.

• Nicole Fowler, 22, of Hillview Drive in Neptune, was arrested on March 3 by Patrolman Joshua Midose on contempt of court warrants issued by the Neptune and Millstone municipal courts.

She was released after posting $791 bail.

• Matthew Tiso, 27, of Avenue C in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, was arrested on March 3 by Patrolman Carl Roth on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $1,000 bail.

Crime Close By: Drug Possession, Assault & More

The following arrests were made by Middletown police between Feb. 24 and March 9. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. 

• Ryan Fisher, 34, ofHarborview Drive, Atlantic Highlands, was arrested on Feb. 25 by Detective Daniel Sullivan on a contempt of court issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court and was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on $500 bail.

• Joseph Hosking, 37, of Ginger Court, Eatontown, was arrested on Feb. 26 by Patrolman Charles Higgins and charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.

• Connor Mahan, 20, of Forest Avenue, Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 27 by Patrolman James Beirne and charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.

He was released pending a court date.

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Arresting News Nearby: Assault, Disorderly, DWI

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

• Elizabeth Ramirez-Rosales, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on March 3 by Patrolman Jhonatan Quispe and charged with simple assault.

• Robert Fix, 25, of Middletown, was arrested in the area of West Front Street on March 1 by Patrolman Benjamin Springer and charged with disorderly conduct.

• Joseph Pagano, 56, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Ashon Lovick on Feb. 28 in the area of Bank Street and charged with disorderly conduct.

• Michael Eng, 27, of Tinton Falls, was arrested by Patrolman Cevin Albert on Feb. 28 in the area of West Front Street and charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated).

• Brandon Weltman, 37, of Asbury Park, was arrested on Feb. 27 by Patrolman Thomas Doremus in the area of Broad Street and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and contempt of court.

Contempt of Court Arrests Nearby

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

• Perry Veney, 28, of Red Bank, was arrested by Sgt. Juan Sardo on Feb. 19 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with contempt of court.

• Michael Granados-Campos, 28, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Cevin Albert on Feb. 19 in the area of Spring Street and charged with contempt of court.

• Kristie Lepard, 24, of Middletown, was arrested by Patrolman Kristin Altimari in the area of Monmouth Street on Feb. 20 and charged with contempt of court.

• Thomas Armstrong, 32, of Eatontown, was arrested on Feb. 19 by Patrolman Jorge Torres in the area of Willow Street and charged with contempt of court.

• Timothy Cusack, 45, of Red Bank, was arrested on Feb. 19 by Patrolman Gary Watson in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with contempt of court.

 

 

Arresting News Nearby: Contempt of Court

Police nearby in Middletown reported the following contempt of court arrests. Arrests do not constitute convictions. 

• Robert Kolb, 47, of Route 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 21 by Patrolman Brian McGrogan on contempt of court warrants issued by the Keansburg and Kenilworth municipal courts.

He was released after posting $850 bail.

• Jerry Smith, 52, of Van Siclen Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, was arrested on Feb. 18 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.

He was released after posting $250 bail.

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Crime Close By: Criminal Sexual Contact, Disorderly & Marijuana Possession

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

•  A 17-year-old male juvenile, of Red Bank, was arrested by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto on Feb. 22 and charged with possession of a CDS (controlled dangerous substance), under 50 grams of marijuana.

• Vincent Oliva, 22, of Tinton Falls, was arrested on Feb. 21 by Patrolman Stan Balmer in the area of W. Front Street and charged with disorderly conduct.

• Marcus Mandeville, 23, of Matawan, was arrested on Feb. 21 in the area of W. Front Street by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto and charged with disorderly conduct.

• Eduardo Aparicio-Peno, 22, of Red Bank, was arrested on Feb. 21 in the area of Cedar Street by Inv. Paul Perez and charged with criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child and contempt of court.

Police: Major Drug Bust, $59K Bail

The following recent arrests were reported by the Middletown police. Arrests do not constitute convictions. 

• Michael Olski, 49, of Atlantic Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 12 by Patrolman Kent Thornton and charged with simple assault.

He was released pending a court date.

• Dennis Knapp, 44, of Highland Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown was arrested on Feb. 11 by Police Officer Stephanie Geisel and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terroristic threats, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held on $67,500 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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