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Holmdel Neighborhood Watch Captains' Meeting Notes

In the Juvenile Bureau report: possession of heroin and a bias incident reported at Holmdel High.

The Holmdel Police Dept. releases minutes of the quarterly Neighborhood Watch Captains Meetings. The following was discussed at the June 11 meeting. There are 61 groups comprising 1,300 families involved in Neighborhood Watch program in Holmdel Township, which was started in 1994. 

 

Detective Bureau Report – Det. Sgt. Jeffery Ackerson

 Statistics Since Last Meeting

  • 142 Arrests – Department-Wide
  • 46 Adult Investigations
  • 19 Juvenile Investigations

Adult Investigations

Det. Ackerson reported the following incidents:

A woman booked an event with Merri-Makers at the PNC Bank Arts Center for 350 people.  No one attended the event, and the check the woman issued to the banquet facility was no good.  She has been charged. 

Recently investigated a “ where a company offers to pay individuals to advertise their product.  They are asked to put some money up front, and they don’t hear from the company again.  The case involved the use of money orders, and therefore, was turned over to Postal Inspectors.

Identity Theft – An individual used a and underwent an operation using another person’s identity.  This was a loss of $22,000 to the hospital.  There have also been fraudulent IDs utilized to fill prescriptions.

There was a on May 9.  An elderly resident was home at the time and it is believed the actor fled the scene when they realized someone was in the house.

Holmdel Police assisted the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force in serving a search warrant at a Holmdel residence.  Peter Rallis and his wife were (marijuana and cocaine).  Chief Mioduszewski reminded all to be alert to suspicious activity, i.e. many different vehicles/individuals coming and going from a residence at odd hours.

 A Holmdel Resident was recently the victim of the “.”  She was contacted by an individual, claiming to be her grandchild.  The individual stated that he had gotten arrested in Ecuador, and needed money wired immediately so that he could be released from jail.  The woman sent $2,500 and later learned that her grandchild was fine and it was a scam.

May 21: A after driving an individual to a residence in Holmdel. The subject fled the scene.

May 24: Police, Fire and First Aid responded to a report of a structure fire at .  The fire was ruled accidental and was caused by a contractor on the property.

June 6: a suspicious incident was reported on Winchester Lane.  A nine year old male reported that subjects in a dark grayish color cab type pick-up truck stopped and were trying to speak with him.

Another recently reported scam has to do with Time Share Properties.  Caller has a good “deal” for you and requests that you send fees in advance.

 

Juvenile Issues

Criminal Mischief on Lexington Court:  Damage to newly replaced dumpster enclosures occurred in the amount of $3,200.  The old enclosures were recently replaced with vinyl fencing by the association to improve the appearance of the complex.  An investigation was conducted and three juveniles were charged with throwing rocks at the enclosures, causing the damage.

A Holmdel High School student was found to be in possession of Heroin while at school.  School administrators contacted the Holmdel Police after finding the CDS on the juvenile.  He was arrested, transported to headquarters, and released to a parent after processing.

The Holmdel Police assisted the New Brunswick Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office with an investigation involving a 17-year old Saint John Vianney student.  The juvenile was videotaped exposing her breasts while at a fraternity party at Rutgers University.  The video was turned into a promotional video for a DJ, and posted on You Tube.  Investigation was turned over to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.  In this age of videos being instantly posted to the Internet, please make your children aware of the consequences of this type of behavior.

Holmdel High School reported a bias incident.  A teacher made comments about the sexual preference of a student in the school.  After speaking with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, it was determined that this incident did not rise to the level of an offense, however it will be classified as a Bias Incident.  The teacher was suspended with pay and will not be returning next year.  

Obstruction/Resisting Arrest – A 17 year old juvenile was arrested at his residence for Obstruction and Resisting Arrest after Officers were called to the residence by his grandparents because he was out of control.

Recent and Upcoming Programs:

  • April 28th:  “” 74 pounds of prescription medication was collected in Holmdel.

  • The Department sponsored it’s Fourth Annual “”  Program.  The self defense / sexual assault prevention program was attended by 35 young women who will be entering college in the Fall. 
  • August 13-17 & 20-24:  .  The Department received many applications and through a “lottery” process 100 children were chosen to attend the Program.

 

Traffic Safety / Crime Prevention  –  Sergeant Michael Pigott:

Two serious motor vehicle accidents occurred recently:

A one vehicle accident in the [Garden Park Manor] Trailer Park on Bethany Road, where the vehicle overturned and the driver was seriously injured

A collision on occurred on June 8th.  A female driver was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

The New Jersey Natural Gas project is continuing. is currently working on Holland Road, and also on Laurel Avenue.  The project must be completed by September.

 

Meeting dates for the remainder of 2012:

  • September 10           
  • October 15                       
  • December 10

 

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