Monday, October 15, 2012
Two residential burglaries are reported to police. One on Poole Ave, and the other on Seventh Street.
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Monday, October 15, 2012
The following information was released by Hazlet Police on Oct. 11. An arrest is not a conviction. Sept. 22: Jonathan English, 54, of Highland Avenue in Hazlet was charged with attempting to steal a fleece jumpsuit and shampoo valued at $86.08 from K Mart. He allegedly attempted to leave the store without paying. He was charged with shoplifting and released pending a court date. Sept. 24: John Baccarella, 49 of Bayonne was charged with shoplifting at Home Depot. He allegedly took two different drills, valued at $600, and walked out the door. He was released pending a court date. Sept. 27: Travis Sickles, 39, of Union Beach was charged for shoplifting when he allegedly attempted to return extension cords and a power car charger valued …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The suspect broke the glass entrance door and went right to the cash register, police said.
Sometime around 5:30 Thursday morning, a man wearing a dark hoodie smashed through the glass door entrance to Hazlet My Pizza, next to Toys R Us on Route 35 North, and made off with the day's starting cash from the cash register. Ten minutes after it happened, a parking lot sweeper saw the shards of broken glass on the sidewalk and called Hazlet Police. The incident was captured by the pizzeria's two surveillance cameras. Hazlet Police Det. Lt. Charles McBride said investigators are reviewing the tape. But the break-in left pizzeria owner Val Fishta puzzled because the sun was coming up, and the nearby bagel, bakery and gas station are open at that early hour. "And they left this," he said, gesturing to his collection of good luck money…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Marlboro Police are seeking suspects Aug. 24 spree on Texas Road.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Police released information today they they are searching for suspects in five burglaries, which occurred last Friday, Aug. 24 on Texas Road in Morganville. Three burglaries were reported by homeowners and neighbors in the area on Friday night, and the other two were reported over the weekend by owners returning home to find jewelry missing, according to Marlboro Police Lt. Fred Reck. According to a department news release, "All entries were made through the rear of the residence either through prying open windows or doors or in one case entering through an unlocked rear door. Jewelry and cash were the main targets of the burglars." Also on Aug. 24, three vehicles were burglarized in Marlboro off of Gordons Corner Road. Reck said those …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Investigators say the men committed several dozen burglaries across the state, including two in Matawan
The Matawan Borough Police Department arrested two men believed responsible for several dozen burglaries across New Jersey early Tuesday morning following an extensive investigation that was launched after the July 25 burglary of Wine Nation. As a result of the investigation, Matawan Det. Joseph Lovallo and Det. Steve Sakowski were recently able to identify one of the suspects and tracked his whereabouts for ten days, according to Lt. Jason Gallo. The detectives were aware that the burglary of Wine Nation was similar to several 'smash and grab' style burglaries committed across the state, Gallo said, after attending a statewide intelligence meeting. During the detective's surveillance, the identified suspect returned to Matawan where he …
Reports of creative theft from CEI, doors pried open at a Middletown Road house, and a smash-and-grab at Lukoil.
The following information was released by the Holmdel Police Dept. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. August 16: The Holmdel Police Department was called to CEI on Route 35 for an alleged employee theft. Police charged Mario Reyes-Matos, 56, of Bronx NY with his alleged involvement in stealing numerous bottles of perfume off the production line by taping them to his legs. Maytos was transported to Police Headquarters where he was processed and released. August 16: Police are investigating a possible burglary attempt of a township -owned home on Middletown Road. The Bilco metal doors to the basement had been pried open, but a check of the house revealed nothing had been taken. The investigation is continuing by Det. Sgt. Louis …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Arrests released by the Hazlet Police Department for June 29 - July 2. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
June 29: Another Hazlet homeowner has reported a burglary to police. A homeowner on Annapolis Drive, off Middle Road, discovered that jewelry valued at $5,000 had been taken from a jewelry box, sometime between June 25 and June 29. Police said there were no signs of forced entry. The report is the latest in a string of similar burglaries reported since May 31 on nearby streets, such as Lafayette Drive, Colgate Court, Roland Place, Virginia Avenue and Franciscan Way. Police arrested a suspect on Virginia Ave on June 19 for possession of burglary tools and defiant trespass, but the suspect has not been charged for any burglaries. June 30: A Hazlet police officer was injured by a motorcyclist in an attempt to arrest the driver for numerous …
Monday, July 2, 2012
A Port Monmouth man, a Middletown man, and a Hazlet woman, were indicted on burglary and theft charges of three homes.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict three area residents on the burglary and theft of three Middletown homes. Kenneth J. Dellapierto, 24, of Port Monmouth, Brittany T. Stewart, 21, of Hazlet, and Matthew H. Bruncati, 24, of Middletown, were indicted on their alleged roles in the burglary of three homes, theft of goods valued over $500 from each home and receiving stolen goods. According to the indictment, Dellapierto and Stweart allegedly entered each of the three homes and took jewelry and money. Bruncati was indicted on one charge of theft for allegedly receiving jewelry that belonged to the residents of the burglarized homes. The indictment further explains that Bruncati either knew or believed that the jewelry he received was …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
$7,000 worth of jewelry was taken sometime in the past few weeks, the homeowner said.
Hazlet Police Det. Lt. Charles McBride said residents should continue to be alert for any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods. A recent rash of residential burglaries in neighborhoods off Middle Road is still under investigation. In each of the four cases on Colgate Court, Roland Place, Virginia Avenue and Lafayette Drive, a suspect entered the houses through a rear window and stole jewelry and cash. Recently a Keansburg man was apprehended by police on Virginia Avenue in possesion of a crowbar, screwdriver and gloves. He was taken to county jail on an unrelated warrant, but has since been released and the case was transferred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, said McBride. On the afternoon of June 23, a homeowner on …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Alert neighbors get the credit for calling Hazlet Police on Monday, who arrived on the scene in less than a minute.
Hazlet Police have arrested a man they say entered a backyard on Virginia Avenue carrying a backpack containing a crowbar, screwdriver, pocketknife and gloves. Abraham Feliciano, 30, of 43 Church Street in Keansburg was arrested by police around 3 p.m. Monday, and charged with possession of burglary tools and defiant trespass. Det. Lt. Charles McBride credited two sharp-eyed neighbors for taking note of the man entering a resident's backyard near the intersection of Vermont Dr., and swiftly contacting Hazlet Police, who converged at the scene within one minute of the call. "Fortunately, people were aware there was something going on, and they thought enough to observe this person they did not recognize in their neighborhood," said McBride…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Several are formally charged with crimes in recent days.
Monmouth County Grand Juries in Freehold have heard evidence regarding the following crimes and decided those charged should answer for their alleged offenses. Note, an indictment is not a conviction. May 16: Daniel C. Beers, 23, of 23 Briscoe Terrace in Hazlet was indicted on two counts for his alleged involvement in Nov. 6, 2011 burglary, in which $500 worth of items were stolen from a residence, such as a TV, computer, iPods, Xbox, GPS unit, Playstation 3 and controls, and video games. The charges are third degree crimes. May 16: Jason E. Martinsen, 35, of 36 Bethany Road in Hazlet was indicted on one count of theft by deception by allegedly taking property valued more than $500 in Manasquan sometime between Nov. 16-22, 2011, a third …