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…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The log of recent arrests includes charges of shoplifting, DWI, and possession of pot.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 9
The following information was distributed by the Middletown, NJ Police Dept. on Feb. 7, 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. Jan. 28: Dawn Garaffa, 33, of Ithaca Ave. in Oceanport was arrested by Ptl. Michael Allen for shoplifting from Kohls. Jan. 29: Ronald McKee, 18, of Swartzel Dr. in Middletown was arrested by Ptl. Anthony Bumbico and Ptl. Richard Fulham of the Quality of Life Unit for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. George Peterson, 18, of Millbrook Dr. in Middletown was arrested by Ptl. Richard Fulham and Ptl. Anthony Bumbico of the Quality of Life Unit for possession of under 50 grams of …
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 …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Crash sent two to hospital and closed a portion of Route 36
A morning Middletown accident on Route 36 that resulted in a scramble of two vehicles on the highway median and sent two to the hospital showed “no indication of alcohol or drug use being factors,” Middletown Police Lt. John Maguire said. The accident took place at about 9 a.m., between Valley and Thousand Oaks drives, when a Ford pick-up truck, driven by Mark J. Card, 32, of Keyport, veered off the stretch of highway and struck two flatbed trailers — one a Garden State Trucking vehicle and the other a United Crane Rentals truck — loaded with construction materials that were parked on the side of the highway waiting to enter a construction site, Maguire added. After striking the trucks, Card’s vehicle “rotated back onto the highway and hit…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Officer Don Coates recognized as 'Top Gun' for most DWI arrests in 2010; More on Middletown police's vigilance
Middletown police are known for their vigilance. That strictness has been recognized with a footnote that the statistics that wrought the recognition are both a blessing and a curse. Calling it a mix of good and bad news, Mayor Tony Fiore, at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting, presented Middletown Police Officer Don Coates with the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety Top Gun 2010 award for making the most driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests in his department. The bad news about the award, Fiore said, is that there are so many people on the road driving under the influence. The good news, he added, is that statistics show Middletown police are aggressive in getting them off the road. …