Holmdel Police Blotter: Nov. 4-17
Reports alleging shoplifting, marijuana possession, and theft of cash for Hurricane Sandy victims.
The following information was released by the Holmdel Police Dept. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Nov. 4: Anthony O. Alessi Jr., 36, of Region Drive in Hazlet was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and operating a car in possession of drugs.
Ptl. Michael Moore said he witnessed Alessi allegedly engaged in some kind of transaction in the Orchards Development around 6 p.m. After he pulled Alessi over for three motor vehicle violations, he said Alessi admitted to having a grinder and "one-hitter," both pieces of drug paraphernalia associated with marijuana. When he stood up to exit the car, $840 in cash fell from his lap and blew under his car, which he was allowed to retrieve. Alessi consented to a search, and with the help of K-9 dog Diogi, Holmdel Police said they retrieved 14 small zip-lock style baggies with what appeared to be raw marijuana, and one clear large baggie.
Nov. 11: Kathryn Curtis, 31, of Johnson Ave. in Matawan was charged with shoplifting a man's suit pant for $54.99. Police said store security witnessed her take the merchandise, but failed to stop her.
She was charged when she tried to return it for store credit and and provided her NJ Driver's License while doing so.
Nov. 13: Two men were charged with shoplifting from Kohl's on Nov. 13 around 2:15 p.m.
Domenic James Salvatore Jr., 38, of Lancaster Avenue in Keansburg was charged with shoplifting a kitchen knife from Kohl's. According to police, he was carrying it in its plastic sheath, in his rear pocket. It was part of a larger set, which he ripped it from, valued at $69.99. Salvatore was also wanted on a willful non-support warrant out of Monmouth County Family Court for $8,108. He is currently being held on $1,000 bail.
Timothy Urbealis, 39, of Laurel Avenue in the West Keansburg section of Hazlet was charged with shoplifting a mens belt, valued at $38. According to police, he was wearing the belt under his shirt, strapped around his stomach, not his pants.
Both were given summonses for violating a Holmdel ordinance, called interfering with a retail practice. Salvatore was released to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Dept. Urbealis was released pending a court date.
Nov. 17: Marianne Blozen, 19, of Shore Road in Union Beach is accused of pocketing cash donations intended for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Blozen, a bookeeper at Best Market, was allegedly seen on security videotape taking the donation container from a safe room, putting the cash in her pocket and throwing away the container on Nov. 12 at 11:30 p.m. The money in the container was intended for Best Market employees who had suffered from Hurricane Sandy, as well as for the Red Cross. Blozen was charged with theft and was released pending a court date.