Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Hillsborough man will also stand trial on child endangerment charges
A Hillsborough man was indicted Friday by a Grand Jury in Freehold on charges he sexually assaulted two 12 year-old girls in Middletown. James Cascia, 19, is accused by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office of "sexual assault, by committing an act of sexual contact." The alleged offense of one girl is said to have occurred between August 1 and October 18, 2012; the second one between Sept. 1 and Oct. 18. Sexual contact with a person under the age of 13 is automatically upgraded to the charge to sexual assault. Cascia will also face two counts of child endangerment. The Grand Jury's decision is not a conviction, but merely a formal charge. A defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A Union Beach man faces a 14-count indictment on sexual assault and child endangerment charges allegedly committed at a Middletown costume store.
A grand jury has indicted a Union Beach man on charges he groped seven juveniles at a Middletown Halloween costume shop, between October 14-18, 2012. Mark Lenahan, 34, of Clark Avenue in Union Beach will stand trial on seven charges of sexual assault by committing sexual contact with each of the juveniles, who range in age from 8 to 13. He was also charged with seven counts of child endangerment. According to the original Middletown Police Oct. 19, 2012 arrest warrant, Lenahan was charged with committing sexual contact with five girls "specifically by grasping her buttocks while she was in the place of employment of the defendant." Sexual contact with a person under the age of 13 automatically upgrades the charge to sexual assault. Since …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Police responded to the scene at the parking lot around 4:18 p.m. Thursday.
Middletown Police arrested a township man who allegedly grabbed a woman's purse from a shopping cart in the Target parking lot and tried to take off. He didn't get far, because the woman gave chase and two citizens assisted by halting the alleged robber until police arrived on the scene. Paul Welch, 34 of Chapman Terrace was charged with theft and refusing arrest by pulling his arms away from officers trying to cuff him. He was also charged with child endangerment for leaving a child with autism, legally in his care, in a locked non-running vehicle for two hours in 33 degree weather. According to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, he has also been charged with offenses related to drug and drug paraphernalia possession, and intent to …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A Summit-based foundation is working to educate kids — and their parents — about skin protection and care.
The story of Nutley mom Patricia Krentcil, 44, taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth has grabbed the public's attention. For the record: Back in April, Krentcil's daughter told her school nurse she got a sunburn from tanning with her mother, prompting the school to call child services. Police have since charged Krentcil with child endangerment. The story has prompted a lot of discussion — mostly because of Krentcil's extraordinary appearance. The Star-Ledger wrote that Krentcil's "deep tan makes the Jersey Shore crew look ghostly." Her own attorney has called her "obsessed with tanning." But one local expert reminds us to take this recent scandal seriously. "I suppose it’s great fun to mock Ms. Krentcil, but make no mistake, …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The charges come after an investigation by the Middletown Police Department's Quality of Life Unit.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
As the result of an investigation, Middletown police arrested a Belford couple yesterday on a string of drug possession, intent to distribute and child endangerent charges. On Feb. 15, Middletown Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit officers executed a search warrant at a residence located on Church Street, in the Belford section of Middletown, after an investigation into the distribution of narcotics from the home by a husband and wife. As a result, police charged Richard Weber, 41, and April Weber, 35, with: possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of …