Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The alleged theft took place at Lowes in Holmdel.
A Middletown man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of theft and illegal drug possesion. Elbert Franke, 34, who lives in an apartment on Truez Place, will stand trial on charges he attempted to steal a $500 generator from Lowe's of Holmdel on Dec. 13, 2012. He will also face formal charges of illegal possession of heroin and cocaine. The May 9 indictment is a formal charge, not a conviction. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Monday, May 13, 2013
A 54-year old Rumson man was taken by medevac to Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Emergency workers spent 45 minutes extricating the driver of a 2001 Dodge Vipor after the car crashed into a tree on Navesink River Road around 5:31 p.m. Monday, according to police. The driver was identified as Frank Caccavo, Jr., 54, of Rumson. He remains hospitalized at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Det. Lt. Stephen Dollinger said Monday night. The accident occurred in Locust, near the intersection with Browns Dock Rd. Monday night, aid EMS spokesman Bob Pfleger. At the scene were Monoc paramedics, Leonardo and Fairview First Aid squads and Navesink Fire Co, said Lt. Dollinger. Caccavo was transported by medevac to the trauma center at Jersey Shore, with Community Fire Co. at the landing zone, said Dollinger. …
The burglary was reported on Saturday around 12:30 p.m.
Holmdel police are looking for a suspect in the burglary of a local bagel business. A burglary at Sheepshead Baygels on Route 35 in Holmdel was reported on Saturday afternoon, according to police. A front window was found broken and $200 missing from the register. Police said the broken window will cost $700 to replace. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Holmdel Police Department Detective Bureau at 732-946-4400. No suspect description was released to the media.
Middletown police blotter for May 1-19. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Arrest reports distributed by Middletown Police Dept. on May 10. All were released pending a court date, unless indicated. May 1: Kathryn Barcelo, 21, of Seaside Pl, in Keansburg was arrested by Cpl. Darrin Simon for driving while intoxicated. Karl Becker, 29, of 9th St. in Union Beach was arrested by Ptl. Ryan Riffert for possession of drug paraphernalia. Joseph Jack, 24, of Edmunds Ave. in Union Beach was arrested by Ptl. Michael Reuter for possession of drug paraphernalia. Brianne O’Brien, 24, of Oak St. in Keansburg was arrested by Ptl. Ryan Riffert for possession of drug paraphernalia. Justin Barreira, 19, of Jay Dr. in Port Monmouth was arrested by Cpl. Thomas Meckier for possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of handcuffs, …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A strange week in Monmouth County crime stories.
This was not your typical week in crime in Monmouth County. From the indictment of a top school administrator to the arrest of a music teacher, this week’s crime stories ran the gamut. Here are the top Patch-reported crime stories from around Monmouth County: Police: Manalapan Guitar Teacher Spanked Student for Sexual Gratification A Musician’s Workshop guitar teacher has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators said he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Friday. The alleged assault of the student, who was under 13, took place some time in the past few months. Family Enters Guilty Pleas in …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Two memos from the Chief of Police Robert Oches, about underage drinking enforcement and flying the flag at half staff on May 15.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, May 11
Middletown Township Chief of Police Robert Oches is reminding all parents and teens that strict enforcement of all statutes governing underage drinking will be taken in an effort to safeguard the young people of Middletown. All police patrols will be conducting vigorous enforcement action against underage drinkers, he said. All parents are requested to chaperone house parties in an effort to reduce the possibility that underage drinking could lead to a deadly traffic accident. The police department is available to answer any questions parents may have, and to assist any group in establishing an anti-alcohol program, the chief said. _______________________ Flags on all government buildings are required to fly at half-staff on May 15th, …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The burglary was reported in February, at the Rumson Buy Rite.
Two area men have been indicted on charges stemming from a February car burglary incident in Rumson. The men, Stanely T. Adlar IV, 32, of 34 Park Ave., Keansburg, and Gary J. Jorgensen, 30, of 3 Mercury St., Middletown, allegedly broke into a car parked in the parking lot of the Rumson Buy Rite, West River Road, on Feb. 21 and stole a pocketbook, cell phone, iPod, make-up bag and medication valued at approximately $500, the arrest record and indictment said. The men, upon their arrest, were also allegedly found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the prescription drug Alprazolam, according to the indictment. When the initial complaint warrant was filed by Rumson Detective Chris Isherwood, the contents of the purse were…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 56-year old man from Kenilworth is being held in county jail.
A Kenilworth man is charged with threatening a woman with a knife and injuring three police officers in an incident Saturday in Middletown, according to complaints filed in Superior Court John Balzer, 56, of South 23rd Street in Kenilworth is facing four charges of aggravated assault, two charges of threatening to kill someone, unlawful possession of a folding knife, violent behavior, and resisting arrest. Balzer allegedly pushed an officer through a glass door, causing abrasions and a wrist injury. A second officer was cut by the glass. He is charged with pushing a third officer, and grabbing his uniform. Balzer is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility on $42,000 bail, set by Judge R. Thompson. His first appearance …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Former assistant superintendent of Wall Schools faces three-count criminal indictment
UPDATE 2:58 p.m.: Sandra Brower pleaded not guilty to the three charges brought against her during an appearance before Judge Francis J. Vernoia at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold on Monday afternoon. No bail was set and Brower was released. She is scheduled to appear in court again on June 10 at 1:30 p.m. UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: The charges that a Wall Township teacher sexually abused a 4-year-old special needs student were unsustained following an investigation by the Wall Township Police, Christopher Gramiccioni, acting Monmouth County Prosecutor said Monday afternoon. Previously reported: The former assistant superintendent of Wall Township Schools was indicted Monday morning on charges she failed to immediately report a …
Also, Middletown Police arrested a 14-year old youth for alleged possession of synthetic cannabis called K-2, also known as Spice.
Arrest reports distributed by Middletown Police Dept. on May 3, 2013. All were released pending a court date, unless indicated. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. April 22: Brendan Frank, 20, of Fleetwood Dr. in Hazlet, was arrested by Ptl. James Beirne for shoplifting from the Kohls Store, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of imitation drugs and conspiracy. He was held on $120,000 bail set by Judge James Berube. Victoria Esposito, 20, of Fleetwood Dr. in Hazlet, was arrested by Ptl. James Beirne for shoplifting from Kohls Store, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of imitation drugs and conspiracy. She was held on $55,000 bail…