Police Blotter: Middletown Couple Accused of Burglarizing Hotel Room
A loaded handgun was among the items allegedly taken on Nov. 4.
The following information was released by the Hazlet Police Dept. and the Monmouth County prosecutor's office. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Nov. 4: On Sunday night around 11:30 p.m., Hazlet Police arrested two Middletown residents at the Best Western on Route 35 in Hazlet for allegedly stealing items from the room of two men from Lebanon, Va., employees of a tree cutting service, who had left their door ajar.
Richard M. Quinn, 28 and Alexis Bruno, 23, both of Middlewood Road in Middletown, are accused of taking personal property from one hotel guest valued at $619, which included a loaded .22 caliber handgun. They also stand accused of taking a $250 iPod belonging to the other hotel guest.
According to the police report, Bruno allegedly took the items from the room while Quinn stood guard in the hallway.
When officers arrived, they said they saw the handgun tucked in Bruno's belt.
Quinn and Bruno were charged with burglary, conspiracy and theft. Bruno was additionally charged with unlawful possession of a handgun.
Charges may still be pending against the Virginia man for possession of the loaded handgun, said Hazlet Det. Charles McBride.
Both were taken to county jail and held on $20,000 bail, set by Judge Michael D. Pugliese, which they both posted. They were scheduled to return to court on Nov. 12.
Nov. 9: Nicolle S. Manso of Carr Avenue in Keansburg was arrested by Middletown Police and charged with stealing a $500 Apple iPad and a purse valued at $250. Manso was released on bail, set at $5,000, by Judge Richard B. Thompson.
Nov. 10: Andrew E. Schacht of Frances Place in Keansburg was arrested by Middletown Police and charged with burglarizing several locked cars in the township. Schacht was released on $5,000 bail.