Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Also in the Middletown NJ Police Blotter: several DWI charges, assault and non-support.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 3
On March 29, 2013 the Middletown Police Det. Bureau and Quality of Life Unit executed a search warrant at a Kolas Court residence. The warrant execution was the result of a month long investigation conducted by Det. Kevin Gardiner and Officers Richard Fulham and Anthony Bumbico regarding the sale of marijuana from the residence. The warrant resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Squicciarini, 21, of Kolas Court in Middletown was for possession of marijuana, possession of over one ounce of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of hash, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold was on $35,…
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 12, 2013
Also in the Middletown Police blotter for March 1-10, five are charged with DWI.
Middletown Police executed a search warrant at an apartment complex in Maguire’s Grove off Route 35 South, near the Union Square shopping center. Police arrested Joshua Lindner, 20, of Kimberly Court on Wednesday, charging him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, possession of ecstasy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lindner was held on $25,000 bail with no 10% option set by Judge John Mullaney of the Monmouth County Superior Court. The arrest was made by the Middletown Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit. Other arrests by Middletown Township, NJ Police: Note: An arrest does not …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Middletown's Police, EMS and Fire had their hands full with two accidents which occurred just a half hour apart.
UPDATE: William Williams, 48, of Roop Ave. in Leonardo was arrested by Ptl. Thomas Hughes on March 4 and charged with DWI, according to police on March 11. UPDATE on the Woodland Drive accident from Middletown Police Dept. Stephen Dollinger at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6: Scott Orgonas, 47 of Middletown was charged with DWI after a car he was driving crashed at Woodland Dr near the intersection of Twinbrooks Ave. on March 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm. Orgonas was traveling westbound in a 1988 Ford Mustang on Woodland Drive when he lost control of the vehicle, striking the curb and a telephone pole. This caused the vehicle to roll over coming to rest on its roof. The driver was treated at the scene and transported to Riverview Hospital for treatment …
The driver was extricated from his vehicle by emergency crews and taken to the hospital.
UPDATE from Middletown Police Dept. spokesman Lt. Stephen Dollinger, March 6 at 2:45 pm.: Ricardo Diaz, 60, of Eatontown was charged with DWI in the crash that occurred on Swimming River Road and Colonial Way at 7:26 p.m. on March 5. Diaz was driving a 2012 Ford wagon on Swimming River Rd, when for an unknown reason he crossed over the center line, causing a Land Rover operated by Kevin Normayle of Colts Neck, traveling in the opposite direction, to strike his car. Diaz’s vehicle continued striking a tree on Swimming River Rd. Diaz was treated at the scene by the Lincroft First Aid Squad and transported to Jersey Shore Trauma Center for treatment. Diaz was charged with DWI by investigating officer Ptl. Mike Pintile. Anyone who may …
Monday, March 4, 2013
In this week's police log, arrests for possession of marijuana, DWI and assault.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 4
The following information was distributed by the Middletown, NJ Police Dept. on March 1, 2013. An arrest does not indicate a conviction, and all are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Unless noted, all were released pending a court date. Feb. 22: Damon Dowd, 36, of Willow Ave. in Hoboken was arrested by Ptl. Raymond Sofield for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of law. He was held on $5,000 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard Thompson. Harold Cowdrick, 29, of Blue Jay Court in Howell was arrested by Ptl. Thomas Hughes for Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 23: Steven Maritato, 51, of Southview Terrace in Middletown was arrested…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
One Middletown resident was arrested by police two days in a row.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 23
The following information was distributed by the Middletown, NJ Police Dept. on Feb. 22, 2013. An arrest does not indicate a conviction, and all are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Unless noted, all were released pending a court date. Feb. 13: Christian Cofone 38, from Clavendon Court in Middletown was arrested on by Ptl. Kent Thornton for simple assault, terroristic threats and criminal restraint. He was held on $12,500 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson. Feb. 14: Christian Cofone, 38, of Clavendon Court in Middletown was arrested by Sgt. Paul Bailey for DWI, stalking, and violation of a restraining order. He was held on $75,000 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Richard English of the Monmouth County Superior Court…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The charges allege the men were found with illegal drugs in town last Sept. 4.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 20
Two men were indicted Tuesday on charges of drug possession in Middletown Township on Sept. 4, according to court documents. Jonathan C. Myers, 34, of Puffin Glade in Bayville will stand trial on heroin possession charges. James Wareham, 27, of Nantucket Rd. in Forked River will answer in court to charges of heroin/cocaine possession. The grand jury's decision to indict is a formal charge, not a conviction. The charges are third degree offenses, punishable by a potential 3-5 year prison sentence if convicted.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The N.J. State Police website will be updated weekly with municipal and county crime statistics.
A news release from the New Jersey State Police: The New Jersey State Police Uniform Crime Reporting Unit has just taken a significant step forward in reporting crime throughout the state. Today, a link was placed on the public web site that connects users to very recent and comparative crime data for municipalities and counties. The data is updated every week, or as often as municipalities provide fresh numbers. “For the first time, we are able to give the public a sense of the current crime picture in their area. Even as preliminary data, this will be a great new tool for the public,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. The data on the web site is unverified, and published as it is received from the…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Both live on the same street in town.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, February 15
Two Port Monmouth residents residing at different addresses on Pinehurst Avenue, have been indicted by a grand jury on drug charges. Lauren Watson, 22, and Robert Backovsky, 22, will stand trial on charges that they were in possession of heroin and methandrostenolone (an anabolic steroid) on Sept. 15. They were arrested on that date by Middletown Police. Pinehurst is a residential street near the junction of Wilson Avenue and Main Street. Both are third degree crimes. A third degree crime may result in 3-5 years if a defendant is convicted on a charge. The grand jury's decision is not a conviction; it is a formal charge. The defendants are innocent until proven guilty.