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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.

Crime Close By: Criminal Mischief, DWIs & More

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

Incidents

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred on June 15 on West Street. There was a report of a window broken on the outside of a building.

Patrolman Ashon Lovick took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred on June 17 at a Washington Street residence. The victim reported that someone threw a small table left out for trash at a parked vehicle and dented it.

Patrolman George Travostino took the report.

Arrests

• Noah Dubuss, 28, and Louie Magnus, 26, both of Red Bank were arrested on June 18 in the area of South Street and charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a CDS (under 50 grams of marijuana) and possession of narcotic paraphernalia by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto and Patrolman George Travostino.

• Caroline Dorsett, 42, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 17 in the area of Pearl Street and charged with harassment by Patrolman John Camarca.

• A 17-year-old male juvenile, of Middletown, was arrested on June 15 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with possession of a CDS (under 50 grams of marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Ashon Lovick.

• Marc Peterson, 30, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 13 in the area of Broad Street and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman George Travostino.

• Adam Salama, 24, of Hazlet, was arrested on June 13 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession of a CDS (hash oil), and possession of narcotic paraphernalia by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto.

• Courtney Rossine, 21, of Lincroft, was arrested on June 12 in the area of W. Front Street and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman Stanley Balmer.

 

A Rumson Father’s Day Car Fire

A car went up in flames at Rumson Country Club on Father’s Day; and, just about as quickly as the fire ignited, it was extinguished by first responders.

With scant details, the Rumson Police Department posted a 24-second video of the Sunday fire at about 3 p.m. and the firemen putting it out.

“Great job by The Rumson Fire Department extinguishing a vehicle fire at the Rumson Country Club,” the post said. “Happy Father’s Day from R.P.D.”

Click here to see the full video.

No further details were available as of press time. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect will add information when it becomes available.

— Photo/screenshot of Rumson Police Department Facebook page video

Police: Fair Haven Man Jailed on Disorderly Charge & More

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

Arrests

• Terry Williams, 57, of Fair Haven, was arrested on May 10 and charged with disorderly conduct following a field interview, reference a call for service.

Williams was unable to post bail and was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, pending a Fair Haven Municipal Court appearance.

Sgt. Jesse Dykstra was the arresting officer.

• Tracey Lichtig, 42, of Fair Haven, was arrested on May 15 and charged with driving while suspended as a result of a previous DWI conviction.

Special Officer Class II Brooks Robinson was the arresting officer.

• Johnny Morris, 23, of Tinton Falls, was arrested by Cpl. John Waltz on May 27 on an active arrest warrant out of Fair Haven.

Morris was later released after posting bail pending a Fair Haven Municipal Court appearance.

• Veronica Carlisle, 45, of Highlands, was arrested on May 28 and charged with driving while suspended from a previous DWI conviction.

Special Officer Class II Brooks Robinson was the arresting officer.

•Marcelino Trejo, 32, Edison, was arrested on May 3 and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, speeding, refusal to submit to breath samples and driving with an open container of alcohol following a motor vehicle stop.

Sgt. Jesse Dykstra was the arresting officer. Trejo was released pending a court appearance in Fair Haven Municipal Court.

• Omar Azcona, 34, of Trenton, was arrested on May 5 by Sgt. Jesse Dykstra on an active traffic warrant out of Mt. Olive Township after a parking complaint.  Azcona posted full cash bail before his release.

Incidents

• A Battin Road resident reported on May 7 the theft of a wallet from a vehicle in her driveway.

Patrolman Eric Patton took the report.

• A Willow Street resident reported on May 7 that his son’s bicycle was stolen from the front of Knollwood School.

Patrolman Christian Hostrup took the theft report.

• A Lake Avenue resident reported on May 7 that a wallet was stolen from her vehicle.

Patrolman Christian Hostrup took the theft report.

• A Maple Avenue resident reported on May 8 that someone fraudulently used the victim’s credit card.

Detective Stephen Schneider took the fraud report.

 

DWI Checkpoint Starts Saturday Night

Monmouth County DWI Task Force members and West Long Branch police will be conducting a DWI checkpoint on Route 36 in West Long Branch from late Saturday night through early Sunday morning.

Officers will be pulling vehicles from westbound lanes into the Monmouth Park Corporate Center parking lot from 11 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday to conduct sobriety checks, a release from the Task Force’s coordinator, Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer, said in a release.

 

The checkpoint is being set up in cooperation with the NJ State Police.

Police: Contempt of Court Arrests

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

• Ryan Fisher, 34, of Harbor View Drive in Atlantic Highlands, was arrested on June 1 by Patrolman Stephen Greenwood of the Anti-Crime Unit on contempt of court warrants issued by the Keansburg and Middletown municipal courts.

He was held on $1,800 bail.

• Michael Burgos, 45, of Moore Avenue in Woodbridge, was arrested on May 31 by Patrolman Adam Colfer on contempt of court warrants issued by the Middletown and Keansburg municipal courts.

He was held on $2,250 bail.

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Former Rumson Man Jailed on Sexual Assault, Child Endangerment Charges

A former Rumson resident is facing up to 15 years in prison on sexual assault and child endangerment charges after allegedly being caught in the act of committing the crimes against a 13-year-old boy, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Albert DeCresci, 86, now of Tinton Falls,was arrested by Tinton Falls police on June 5 on the respective second- and third-degree criminal charges. He was transported to Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, where he remains in lieu of $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option for release pending trial, a release from the Prosecutor’s Office said.

With a conviction, the second-degree sexual assault charge carries with it a 10-year sentence with no parole in a NJ state prison, it added. The third-degree child endangerment charge brings with it up to a five- year sentence.

If convicted, when he is released from prison, DeCresci will be registered as a sex offender, subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law and Community Supervision for Life, the release said.

The bail and its conditions were set by Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, J.S.C., who also ordered that should DeCresci make full bail, he is to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Tinton Falls police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office investigators ask that any additional victims to come forward by contacting: Detective Delisa Brazile, of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-620-4045; or Detective Robert Wilson, of the Tinton Falls Police Department, at 732-542-3400 ext. 443.

 

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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DWI Checkpoint in Monmouth County

There will be a DWI checkpoint in Deal Saturday night through early Sunday morning.

The Monmouth County DWI Task force will have the checkpoint set up at the Deal Casino parking lot on Ocean Avenue in Deal from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., pulling vehicles from northbound lanes into the lot to check drivers’ sobriety, Monmouth County DWI Task Force Coordinator and Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer said.

 

Arresting News: Weapons Possession, Drugs, DWIs & More

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

• Jorge Cheves-Flores, 36, of Long Branch, was arrested on June 9 in the area of E. Front Street and charged with prohibited weapons, possession of a weapon with unlawful purpose by Patrolman John Camarca.

• Robert Vaccarelli, 38, of Bradley Beach, was arrested on June 8  in the area of Maple Avenue and charged with possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Edward Moore, 39, of Forked River, was arrested on June 9 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with DWI by Patrolman George Travostino.

• Jennifer Anderson, 23, of Freehold, was arrested on June 8 in the area of Montgomery Terrace and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Cevin Albert.

• Mario Oldani, 26, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 7 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with burglary and theft by Patrolman Ashon Lovick.

• Justin Distiler, 30, of Middletown, was arrested on June 6 in the area of Locust Avenue and charged with defiant trespass by Patrolman Benjamin Springer.

• Rogelio Bodolla-Crespo, 39, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 5 in the area of Chestnut Street and charged with possession of a CDS, cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing administration of law by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt.

• Amy Matheny , 45, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 5 in the area of Chestnut Street and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt.

• Daniel Trembley, 32, of Red Bank, was arrested on June 3 in the area of Linden Place and charged with simple assault by Patrolman Michael Zadlock.

• Juan Santamaria-Torres, 39, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 31 in the area of Locust Avenue and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Sean Hauschildt.

• Sydney Brown, 38, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 31  in the area of Mechanic Street and charged with obstructing administration of law by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Shawn Garaffa, 33, of Oceanport, was arrested on May 30 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Thomas Doremus.

• Michael McCabe, 45, of Round Rock, TX, was arrested on May 30 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Genaro Escalante-Castillo, 23, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 28 in the area of Wallace Street and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Thomas Doremus.

• Roberto Diaz-Romero, 18, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 28 in the area of Wallace Street and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Thomas Doremus.

• David Hayden, 57, of Brick, was arrested on May 29 in the area of Newman Springs Road and charged with DWI by Patrolman Shane Dengel.

• Nicolas Vargas, 22, of Asbury Park, was arrested on May 28 in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue and charged with possession of a CDS, cocaine, and possession of a CDS, under 50 grams of marijuana, and unlawful possession of weapons by Patrolman Kristin Altimari.

• Two male juveniles, both 17, of Red Bank were arrested on May 28 in the area of Linden Place and charged with disorderly conduct by Patrolman Michael Zadlock.

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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Fair Haven PBA Kudos to a Red Bank K9

Call him a dogged public servant who had some howling success helping a brother out.

Red Bank K9 Hunter, partner of Patrolman Stanley Balmer, was brought to the aid of the Fair Haven Police Department, providing key assistance to officers in a motor vehicle stop on Saturday night, according to a Fair Haven PBA Facebook post.

Hunter, according to Red Bank police in their own post, was called in for a vehicle search after the stop. The search, dubbed Hunter’s “first successful scent” uncovered “marijuana and a weapon.”

Red Bank police are proud and Fair Haven officers are grateful.

“Thank you to K9 Hunter and Ptl. Balmer of the Red Bank Police Dept. for assistance last night,” police said in the Facebook post.

*Fair Haven police were not available for further comment and information as of press time. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect will update this story when more details become available.