A violent act is not enough to shake a sense of security for some residents, but they say it will make them more wary.
The day after a mother shopping with a baby was viciously knifed at Bed Bath & Beyond, people at the Route 35 shopping plaza said they still feel safe in Middletown. Residents said they felt it was a random act of violence, and unexpected in the township of 67,000 which likes to call itself "The biggest small town in America," a place where the township police force will be well-staffed with 103 officers next week, and a dedicated Quality of Life unit aggressively pursues hot spots. "I'm totally, totally shocked," said Teashy Burns of the Oak Hill section of Middletown, who teared up upon learning about the incident in the parking lot of Bed Bath & Beyond, where she was stopping to return a purchase. "I feel safe in Middletown, all the …
The following information was obtained directly from Suffolk County, NY, police records. It does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A Port Monmouth man is now facing first- and second-degree assault charges following an incident in the parking lot of a Middle Island, NY King Kullen store. Joseph Rovinksy, 24, of 203 Sunset Ave., in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown, was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of second degree assault, as was an Eatontown woman, Shante Tyler, of 155 South Street, after the two allegedly stabbed a man in the Middle Island King Kullen, 1235 Middle Country Road, yesterday morning, a released statement from Suffolk County (NY) police said. Police reported that Rovinksy and Tyler were sitting in a car with a man and a woman when they attacked the two people, stabbing the man in the neck and punching the woman in …