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Holmdel Police Blotter: Sept. 10 - Oct. 2

Police investigating reported theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry from a Holmdel residence.

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

Holmdel Police are investigating the reported theft of approximately $50,000 worth of jewelry from a home on Longview Drive during the months of August and September. Police are currently interviewing contractors who were working at the home during this time. It is being reported now because the owners say they have just become aware it is missing.

Sept. 7: Items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked on East Lawn Drive during the night. Taken was a GPS unit, eyewear, and golf clubs. 

Sept. 10:  Two Cliffwood Beach residents were arrested and charged with shoplifting from Kohls in Holmdel. Shirley Stedman, 43, and Marvelyn Edwards, 40, both of County Road in Cliffwood Beach, were released pending a court date. 

Sept. 10: Josue Bakalamboungou, 22, of Orchard Ave. in Keansburg was arrested and charged with shopflifting from Kohl's. 

Sept. 13: Samson Hearn, 30, of Fair Haven was charged with DWI, reckless driving and five other offenses as a consequence of a motor vehicle stop by Ptl. Jake Savage on Route 35 and Centerville Road around 2:45 a.m. He was transported to Holmdel Police HQ where he was processed and released.

Sept. 16: Holmdel Police responded to the Alcatel-Lucent property on Crawfords Corner Road for a burglary and criminal mischief incident. (See article.) Holmdel Police Detectives are investigating.

Sept. 20:  Ptl. Christopher Cherney took a report of criminal mischief to construction equipment owned by Kiely Construction. The windshield of a John Deere backhoe parked off Laurel Ave. was broken.

Sept. 21: Middletown Arbor Way residents Timothy Smith, 38 and Tara McQuillan, 35 were arrested after a shoplifting investigation at Kohl’s department store. McQuillan was charged with shoplifting after she left the store. Smith, waiting in a car, was charged with DWI and reckless driving. Both were transported to Holmdel Police HQ where they were processed and released.

Sept. 22: The Holmdel Police are investigating a residential burglary on Barbera Dr., off McCampbell Road. Someone forcibly broke open the front door and removed the alarm panel from the basement of the home between 4 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The master bedroom was ransacked. It is unclear what was taken. 

Sept. 29: Cpl. Walter Weber responded to the report of a broken main window at the Alcatel-Lucent Building on Crawfords Corner Road. The criminal mischief occurred sometime between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

Sept. 30: Michelle Matias, 52 of Colgate Avenue in Hazlet was arrested by Ptl. Michael Menosky and charged with shoplifting $60 worth of merchandise from Kohls. 

Oct. 2:  Barbara Taraska, 36, of Harrison Place in Parlin was charged for shoplifting from Kohl’s Department store. She was transported to Holmdel Police Headquarters where she was processed and released. 

barbara October 07, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Why doesn't Kohl's get or improve their in-house security system? Their shoplifting incidents appear to be chronic, and time consuming for the Holmdel police department.
Erin October 10, 2012 at 05:41 PM
their in-house security must actually be doing a pretty good job because they are able to catch these people. they have no choice but to call the police in order to report the crime and charge a person.

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