Thursday, May 23, 2013
Police allege the Matawan resident is responsible for two early morning burglaries where a female was home alone and assaulted.
A Matawan resident was indicted Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault two women during separate burglaries in Matawan and Aberdeen, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Investigators say Derrick J. Federick, 33, broke into a second-floor apartment in Aberdeen at about 4:45 a.m. May 29, 2012, and attempted to assault a female resident, who was home alone at the time of the burglary. A confrontation between the then-31-year-old female victim and the intruder resulted in the woman stabbing him with a steak knife, causing him to flee the apartment and jump from the second floor balcony, Aberdeen Chief of Police John Powers told Patch. Investigators also allege that Federick entered a …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
He allegedly burglarized two cars in Long Branch.
A Matawan man was charged with two counts of burglary after he allegedly broke into two cars parked in Long Branch. Police say Patrick Scalici, 18, entered a 2006 Jeep and a 2010 Ford parked at a Seven Eleven in the township on Tuesday, Feb. 19, according to court documents. Bail was set at $20,000 with a ten percent cash option. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
When officers arrived at the house, the man was allegedly attempting to break in using a flashlight and a tire iron.
An Aberdeen man was arrested by township police Monday after officers allegedly observed him using a tire iron and flashlight to break into a Cliffwood Beach home. According to Chief John Powers, Jeremy P. Weaver, 31, of Elmwood Drive was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and criminal attempt in relation to the late-night incident. At about 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 18, Aberdeen Township Police responded to a report of a person attempting to enter a South Councourse residence. P.O. John Zeller arrived and saw Weaver in a yard using the tools in an attempt to gain entry to the home, Powers said. Zeller scaled a fence and with the assistance of P.O. Raymond Cambell, took Weaver into custody. Weaver was transported to the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Police say the pair took $20,000 worth of property from the home.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict two Perth Amboy men on charges they broke into a Matawan residence and stole about $20,000 worth of property from the home. Investigators say on May 15, Manuel Zapata, 23, and Yeudi Garcia, 21, allegedly entered a home on Annmar Drive in Matawan and stole jewelry and electronic equipment, including a computer, estimated in total to be worth approximately $20,000. The pair was indicted on two charges, including burglary and theft of movable property. Both are third degree crimes. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury found there was enough evidence for a trial.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Several items were reportedly stolen from the home during the day.
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Friday, January 11
Aberdeen Township Police are investigating the burglary of a Cliffwood Avenue home, according to Police Chief John Powers. Entry was gained through a basement window at some point between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. A laptop, digital video recorder and a digital camera were reported stolen. P.O. Gus Grivas, Det. Louis Nanna, and Det. Sgt. Hank Chevalier investigated.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Police say he stole jewelry and other items from his neighbor's home.
A Cliffwood man is charged with allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home shortly after Christmas, according to the Aberdeen Township Police Department. Aberdeen P.O. Edgar Serrano responded to a report of a burglary on Milton Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 27, according to Lt. Joseph Cole. The initial investigation found that a window was forced open and jewelry, perfume and clothes were stolen. The follow-up investigation, conducted by Det. Lou Nanna and Sgt. Hank Chevalier, led to the arrest of Christian Mead, 23, also of Milton Avenue, according to Lt. Cole. Mead faces three charges, including burglary, theft and criminal mischief. He was committed to the Monmouth Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail with no 10 percent …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden were indicted on Thursday in Monmouth County Court.
A Monmouth County grand jury indicted Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden on Dec. 13 on seven charges stemming from the alleged burglary of businesses in Matawan, Aberdeen and Red Bank. The investigation began in Matawan after the July burglary of Wine Nation, where the front glass window was shattered and cash and cigarettes were stolen. As a result of the Wine Nation burglary investigation, Matawan Det. Joseph Lovallo and Det. Steve Sakowski were able to identify one of the suspects and tracked his whereabouts for ten days, Lt. Jason Gallo told Patch in August. The detectives were aware that the burglary of Wine Nation was similar to several 'smash and grab' style burglaries committed across the state, Gallo …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police say a Cliffwood Beach man removed copper wire from the Wilson Avenue substation during the power outages following Sandy.
A Cliffwood Beach man was arrested Monday on charges that he stole copper wire from the JCP&L substation on Wilson Avenue in Matawan on four separate occasions. Two of the alleged incidents occurred during the power outages following Sandy. Police say that John Wesp, 30, of Raritan Boulevard, entered the substation on Oct. 16, Oct. 25., Nov. 2 and Nov. 4 by cutting a hole in the fence surrounding the property. He allegedly removed over sixty copper stabilizing wires that help ground the electrical poles at the substation, Lt. Ben Smith explained. Each section is estimated to be about eight feet long. According to Smith, JCP&L estimated that about $80,000 worth of damage was done to the substation. After the two October incidents, Det. …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Police believe the Matawan resident is responsible for two early morning burglaries where a female was home alone and assaulted.
A Matawan man was charged in both Matawan and Aberdeen for allegedly breaking into two separate homes and sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault the female residents. Detectives from the Matawan Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office arrested Derrick J. Federick, 32, of Matawan at his apartment on Sept. 28 at about 5 p.m. without incident, according to Matawan Lt. Ben Smith. Investigators say Federick is responsible for breaking into a second floor apartment in Aberdeen at about 4:45 a.m. on May 29, 2012 and attempting to assault a female resident, who was home alone at the time of the burglary. A confrontation between the female victim and the intruder resulted in the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Police say after being released on his own recognizance for burglary, he punched a hole in the wall of the police department's lobby.
A Cliffwood Beach man faces multiple charges after he allegedly burglarized a car in Aberdeen and subsequently punched a hole in a wall at the Aberdeen Township Police Station. Police received a 911 call from an Orchard Street residence near the intersection of Center Street at about 11:28 p.m. on Sept. 18, according to Chief John Powers. Officer Matthew McDow responded to the scene and was directed toward the side of the home for a suspicious person, Powers said. McDow observed a man, later identified as Benjamin Monroe, 18, of Cliffwood Beach, rummaging through a parked vehicle. When the officer ordered Monroe to stop, Monroe allegedly began running from the scene in the direction of Lennox Road. Monroe then jumped the fence surrounding …