Category Archives: Crime

Police: Major Heroin Bust; 85 Bags

An investigation launched by area police resulted in a major heroin bust yielding the seizure of 85 bags of the drug on Monday.

Joshua Hart, 23, of Church Street in the Belford section of Middletown was arrested on July 12 after Middletown police found him in the Belford section of the Henry Hudson Trail allegedly in possession of the 85 bags of heroin, police said in a released statement.

Upon his arrest, Hart was charged with: possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and loitering with the intent to use CDS (controlled dangerous substance), police said.

The Middletown Police Department has recently beefed up patrols on foot and using all-terrain vehicles on the community trail.

Hart’s arrest was a result of the increased patrols and an investigation conducted by Detective Keith Hirschbein, Patrolman Gregory Buhowski and Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia, the release said.

Police Report Incidents of Theft, Burglary, Criminal Mischief

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

• A burglary, theft was reported to have occurred on E. Westside Avenue on July 4. The victim reported that someone gained entry into their residence by removing a window air conditioning unit. The victim reported that jewelry, prescription drugs and $100 worth of beef were stolen.

Inv. Paul Perez is investigating.

• A theft was reported to have occurred at a Chapin Avenue nursing home on July 4. The victim reported that someone stole cash from her room.

Patrolman Sean Hauschildt took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between July 7 and 8 on Drummond Avenue. The victim reported that someone keyed his parked vehicle.

Patrolman Cevin Albert took the report.

• A burglary was reported to have occurred sometime between July 7 and 8 at a Leighton Avenue residence. The victim reported that an unknown person or unknown persons gained entry into a residence by breaking the lock on the rear door. Two iPads were reported stolen.

Inv. Robert Campanella is investigating.

Police Report Area Drug Busts, $15K and $10K Bail

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

• Michael Ryan, 27, of Main Street in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on July 1 by Patrolman Adam Colfer and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of hash, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing the administration of law.

He was released pending a court date.

• Sean Hanrahan, 28, of Hunter Point Road in Middletown, was arrested on July 1 and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of hash, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing the administration of law.

He was released pending a court date.

• Christopher Stryker, 20, of Wedgewood Circle in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on July 1 by Patrolman David Ringkamp and charged with providing false information to a police officer.

He was released pending a court date.

• Julieanna Mezzacappa, 23, of Oakwood Road in the Leonardo section of Middletown, was arrested on July 2 by Detective Daniel Sullivan and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was held on $7,500 bail with a 10 percent option, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Dylan Bulinsky, 23, of Rutledge Drive in Middletown, was arrested on July 2 by Detective Keith Hirschbein and charged with  possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

He was held on $15,000 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

• Anthony Sciacovelli, 47, of Thompson Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on July 5 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski and charged with simple assault.

He was released after posting $2,500 bail set by Judge James Newman.

• Patricia Petersen, 60, of Carriage House Lane in Little Silver, was arrested on July 5 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines and charged with driving while intoxicated.

She was released pending a court date.

• Jacquelin Migliaccio, 24, of the Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, was arrested on July 5 by Deputy Chief Stephen Dollinger and charged with possession of hypodermic syringes.

She was released pending a court date.

• Corey Ozelas, 29, of Campbell Avenue in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, was arrested on July 4 by Patrolman Christopher Menendez and charged with disorderly conduct.

He was released pending a court date.

• Joseph Lamar, 27, of Ideal Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on July 4 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski and charged with disorderly conduct.

He was released pending a court date.

• Jeremy Browne, 23, of Fulton Street in Keyport, was arrested on July 4 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz and charged with simple assault.

He was released after posting $5,000 bail, set by Judge James Newman.

• Vito Benedictis, 45, of East End Avenue in the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested on July 3 by Patrolman Christopher Menendez and charged with possession of fireworks.

He was released pending a court date.

• On July 5, Patrolman David Ringkamp arrested a 15-year-old male juvenile from the Port Monmouth section of Middletown and charged him with simple assault.

He was released pending a court date.

• Grace Reid, 31, of Port Monmouth Road in Keansburg, was arrested on July 6 by Patrolman Adam Colfer and charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

She was held on $10,000 bail, set by Judge James Newman.

• Edward Cooney, 29, of Carter Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on July 6 by Patrolman Adam Colfer and charged with possession of heroin, unlawful possession of Xanax, unlawful purpose of Suboxone, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe, disorderly conduct and possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

He was held on $15,000 bail.

Police Report Theft, Criminal Mischief

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

• A theft was reported to have occurred on June 25 at a Broad Street business. There were reports of an unknown person or persons shoplifting expensive cosmetics — body and face creams — over the past 10 months.

Patrolman Ashon Lovick took the report.

• A theft was reported to have occurred sometime between June 25 and 26 on Hudson Avenue. The victim reported that a necklace was stolen from a parked car.

Patrolman Kristin Altimari took the report.

• A theft was reported on June 27 to have occurred sometime between May 14 and 21. The victim’s husband reported that while his wife was hospitalized at Riverview Medical Center, someone stole credit cards and a driver’s license from her wallet.

Patrolman John Camarca took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred on Bank Street on June 28. Damage was reportedly done to the front door of a vacant residence and the rear window of a parked van.

Patrolman George Travostino took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred on June 30 at a West Bergen Place residence. The victim reported that several unknown juveniles threw eggs at the house.

Patrolman Jorge Torres took the report.

• An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred between June 28 and July 1 on Harding Road. there was a report of someone smashing a window on a parked vehicle.

Sgt. David Hicks took the report.

Police: Area Man Arrested on Burglary, Theft, Conspiracy Charges; $22.5K Bail

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

• Kristie Lepard, 24, of Kentucky Avenue in Middletown, was arrested on June 18 by Patrolman Adam Colfer and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was released pending a court date.

• Philip Mathew, 37, of Shannon Way in Trevose, PA, was arrested on June 18 by Patrolman Thomas Hughes of the Anti-Crime Unit and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

He was released pending a court date.

• Boby George, 36, of Laramie Road in Philadelphia, PA, was arrested on June 18 by Patrolman Thomas Hughes of the Anti-Crime Unit and charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.

He was released pending a court date.

• Alexander Green, 20, of Wesley Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, was arrested on June 18 by Detective William Strohkirch and charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy.

He was held on $22,500 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.

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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.

 

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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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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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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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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