Holmdel Police Blotter: August Arrests, Thefts

Cash, fishing poles, an iPad, and even a storage cart went missing earlier this month.

The following information was released by the Holmdel Police Dept. An arrest is not a conviction. 


August 2: A front desk assistant in a medical office on Route 35 admitted to police she pocketed patient co-pay funds for “gas money.”  Danielle Reynolds, 29 of Keyport was charged with theft of $220, pending a court date.

August 2: Garrett W. Nilan, 18, of Brick Township was arrested by Holmdel Police for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. His alleged drunken behavior at Bayshore Community Hospital Emergency Room required police intervention. At police headquarters, Nilan smashed his head against the wall behind the bench in the processing room and caused a 6” crack in the sheetrock. He was released to his father pending a court date.

August 3: Three fishing poles and several reels valued at $2,289 were reported stolen from an illuminated garage left open on Aspen Court, off Holmdel Road. The owner said the items disappeared between 10:30 pm. on Thursday evening and 1:30 a.m. Friday morning.

August 4: Thomas Gerard Gillingham of Keansburg was arrested by Holmdel Police outside the Orchards Development , on Laurel Avenue, around 2 a.m. and taken to headquarters to be charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and reckless driving. His car was impounded.

August 4: Somebody reportedly broke into an unoccupied house on Crawfords Corner Road and stole two desktop Dell computers, one HP laptop computer and a sports autogragh collection. The value of the items combined is $6,500. There were no signs of forced entry. Police are investigating. 

August 6: A Kohls employee admitted to Holmdel Police that she stole $512 worth of merchandise over the previous six months from the store. Sallyanne Schiano, 50, of Middletown Township was charged with theft, an indictable offense, and released pending a court date.

August 13: A man who admitted to police that he stole a 310 lb. stainless steel storage cart from the back of Dearborn Market to sell for scrap on August 2 was arrested by Holmdel Police and charged with theft, an indictable offense. An employee saw Richard T. Brenner of Union Beach load the cart onto the back of his pick-up; police contacted salvage yards to keep an eye out. It turned up in Middlesex County. Brenner had sold the cart, valued at $1,500, for $191.40. 

August 19: Gina Picciolo, 39, of Manalapan was stopped by Holmdel Police on Route 34, near Main Street, around 2:40 a.m. following a traffic stop. She was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters and charged with DWI, reckless driving, refusal to submit to breath tests, obstructing passage of other vehicle and failure to drive within a single lane. Her vehicle was impounded. 

August 26: A homeowner reported to police that $750 cash in an envelope had gone missing from her nightstand in her master bedroom. The house is currently up for sale and earlier that day, her Realtor had held an Open House on the premises.

August 27: Kevin Calamari, 28, of West Keansburg was arrested by police and charged with theft of a 5-gallon gasoline container, a fire company gasoline card and gasoline from containers belonging to Holmdel Fire & Rescue Co. #2. The theft was alleged to have occurred earlier in the summer. Calamari, a Fire Co. volunteer, was suspended. 

August 31: A woman reported that somebody had stolen $300 and two credit cards from her wallet, which had been left in her pocketbook in the back seat of an unlocked car at Holmdel Park parking lot #2, sometime between noon and 2 p.m. The woman said she learned the items were stolen after she received an automated phone call from Wells Fargo reporting that two charges of $500 each were made a Wal-Mart and Wegman’s store. 

Holmdel Police previously released reports of the theft of an iPad from a car in the Beau Ridge development, and an underwear theft from Kohls. See this police blotter. 


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