Friday, May 17, 2013
Through June 7, the community tries to impress on kids approaching the prom season the perils of unsafe driving.
This month in Middletown, a huge annual effort is underway at the high schools to impress on youth the serious consequences of a single bad decision. The privately-funded "Rude Awakening" program is timed to be presented days before the prom season at the township's two public high schools, Christian Brothers Academy, Mater Dei and the county High Tech High School on the Brookdale campus. "We try to express the dangers of drunk and drugged driving, and give the kids a different choice to make," said Sgt. Fred Deickmann, "and not to drive a car under the influence of alcohol." Ptl. Nick Caprio organizes the events, which employs outdoor accident response demonstrations, hands-on activities and speakers to educate students about the about …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Also in the Middletown, NJ Police Blotter for March 12-19, two others cases involving heroin.
Arrests by Middletown Township, NJ Police: Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction. All were released pending a court date unless otherwise indicated. March 11: Bartlett Lentini, 24, from Carpenter Street in River Plaza section of Middletown was arrested by Ptl. Anthony Bumbico and Ptl. Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit on warrants signed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force for possession of heroin, distribution of heroin and distribution of heroin within 1000 feet of a school zone. He was held on $70,000 bail set by Judge Mary Casey of the Holmdel Municipal Court. John Minnick, 55, from Bruce Rd. in Red Bank was arrested by Ptl. Greg Buhowski for driving while intoxicated. March 12: Christie …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The 38-year old man, who lives near Port Monmouth Elementary, is facing a dozen serious charges.
A joint investigation by detectives in the Middletown Police Dept. and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office resulted in the arrest of a 38-year old Port Monmouth man on Thursday on 12 charges related to alleged drug dealing and gun possession. Sean P. McArdle of Vermont Avenue, who resides near Port Monmouth Elementary School, is being held at the Monmouth County jail on $1,023,000 bail set by Judge Dennis R. O'Brien. Police said they discovered more McArdle was in possession of over 25 lbs of marijuana, and 5 lbs of hashish, as well as baggies, scales and other paraphernalia that indicate drug dealing. McArdle also stands accused of committing, attempting to commit or conspiring to commit drug distribution while in possession of a Sturm…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A MIddletown woman was indicted by a grand jury on 10 charges related to heroin possession and distribution.
A Middletown woman will stand trial she allegedly sold heroin to an undercover police officer on three occasions. Sophia Fong, 41, of Route 35 in the Fairview section is facing 10 charges related to heroin possession and dealing. According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Wong conspired with Charles L. Davis of First Avenue in Asbury Park to sell the illegal drug. They are alleged to have sold heroin the agency's undercover police detectives on November 9 in Neptune City, November 18 in Middletown, and January 10 in Neptune City. The grand jury's decision to indict is a formalization of charges, not a conviction.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A search warrant leads to the arrests of four members of the same Belford family, on various charges.
After a monthlong investigation, investigators with the Middletown Police executed a search warrant on a Campbell Avenue home in Belford on Tuesday, and arrested four members of the Murphy family on various charges. Taken into custody were Conor Murphy, 21 on drugs and illegal weapons charges and Daniel Murphy, 22, on drug possesion and burglary charges. Daniel Murphy, 61 and Brenda Murphy, 58, were arrested on Contempt of Court charges. The Feb. 5 arrests were made by the Middletown NJ Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit and was the result of work by Det. Kevin Gardiner and Officers Richard Fulham and Anthony Bumbico who suspected the sale of illegal narcotics from the home. Conor Murphy, 21, was charged with possession …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Two 19-year olds and one 20-year old are accused of drug offenses.
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Sunday, January 20
Updated with details from the Middletown Township Police Dept. on Jan. 21, 2013. Three young adults from Middletown are facing indictable charges of possessing and dealing heroin, along with other related offenses. Brianna Geerlof, 19 and Joshua Floyd, 19, both of Center Avenue in Belford; and Nicholas J. Muscenti, 20, of Hamilton Ave. in Leonardo were arrested by Middletown Police on Jan. 17. Police executing a search warrant said they found 43 bags of heroin at Geerlof and Floyd's Belford home on the day of the arrest. Geerlof was arrested with possession of heroin, possession of drugs not obtained by prescription, possession of imitation heroin, and having wax papers, needles and syringes at her house. She was released on bail set by …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The 24-year old Middletown resident is now in the county jail.
Middletown Police have arrested an alleged heroin dealer in the River Plaza section of Middletown and charged him with several offenses. A search warrant was executed at the home of Bartlett Lentini, age 24, of Carpenter Street by the Middletown Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit on Friday. Lentini was arrested and charged with: He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ on $70,000 bail set by Judge Thomas Scully of the Monmouth County Superior Court. Police say that the search warrant and arrest were the result of a monthlong investigation conducted by Officer Raymond Sofield and Det. Kevin Gardiner into the distribution of a significant amount of heroin, allegedly from the residence by …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Bring them to Town Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29
On Saturday, September 29, unwanted medications can be dropped off for safe disposal at Middletown PD from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here's some background on the initiative published we have previously published about the Initiative. Middletown police will tell you that it has been their experience lately that most kids who abuse drugs had their first experience experimenting with pills they pilfered from their parents’ medicine cabinet. It’s where they get “their first hit,” said Lt. John Maguire, who also sits on theMiddletown Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, at the organization’s Reaching Out forum. “The trend that we’ve seen over the past decade is that the first drug that is normally abused now is a …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Investigators say he was illegally distributing painkillers in Hudson County and conspiring with pharmacy owners to bill the Medicaid program.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Keyport man was sentenced today to state prison for illegally distributing painkillers in Hudson County and conspiring with pharmacy owners to bill Medicaid for the painkillers, according to Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa. The painkillers were obtained using fraudulent prescriptions. Jack Kennedy, 30, of Keyport, was sentenced under a plea agreement to three years in state prison, according to the Office of the Attorney General. Kennedy pleaded guilty on March 16, 2010 to an accusation charging him with second degree conspiracy to commit health care claims fraud, second degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and third degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school property before …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Police make arrests for possession of heroin, Airsoft Guns, Xanax and more. Names of arrested parties and charges released by police Friday.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Information as released by the Middletown Police Dept. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. JD Rockafellow, 23, from South Ave. in Atlantic Highlands was arrested on August 7 by Ptl. Richard Fulham on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Keansburg Municipal Court. He was released after posting $75 bail. Thomas Lacey, 47, from Essex St. in Middletown, was arrested on August 7 by Ptl. Richard Fulham on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court and for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting $1,329 bail. Arthur Tanskiy, 23, from Alta Vista Court in Holmdel arrested on July 6 by Cpl. Patricia Colangelo on a contempt of court …