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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
An Aberdeen man and a Holmdel teen were indicted on charges stemming from incidents in Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen.
Rafael Sanchez, Jr, 23, of Aberdeen and Jennifer Raxach, 18, of Holmdel were indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on charges filed by Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen. Police say Sanchez stole over $500 worth of jewelry in Aberdeen on July 1 and received over $500 worth of stolen jewelry on both July 11 in Aberdeen and July 16 in Holmdel. Police say Raxach received over $500 worth of stolen jewelry between July 16 and 17 in Hazlet. Sanchez was indicted on three charges, including theft of movable property and two counts of receiving stolen property. All are third degree crimes. Raxach was indicted on one count of third degree receiving stolen property. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury voted there was …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Aberdeen Police arrested the Matawan resident on May 4.
A Matawan man was indicted this week on charges that he was in possession of heroin and intended to sell it in Aberdeen in May 2012. According to charges filed by the Aberdeen Township Police Department, Calvin Pierce, 22, who lives in the Matawan Terrace apartment complex on Cross Road, was allegedly in possession of 92 wax paper bags of heroin labeled "Matrix" on May 4. Pierce was indicted on two charges, including possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute. Both are second degree crimes. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury voted there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Police say the man was wielding a firearm with a handmade bayonet.
A New Jersey grand jury voted this week to indict a Union Beach man on assault and resisting arrest charges. According to court documents, investigators allege that Joseph Infantolino, 45, assaulted or attempted to assault a victim with a firearm that had a handmade bayonet attached to it on Sept. 22 in Union Beach. Infantolino allegedly resisted arrest that same day by using or threatening to use physical force, the court documents state. Infantolino was indicted on a total of five charges, including third degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, third degree resisting arrest, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth degree unlawful …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police say he unlawfully entered the garage of a North Circle home in May.
A Colts Neck man was indicted this week on charges that he broke into the garage of an Aberdeen home in June. Police say Anthony Figaro, 21, allegedly entered the garage of the North Circle home, damaged a vehicle and took a 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. According to police, the Chevrolet was later recovered in Staten Island. Figaro was indicted on three counts, including third degree burlgarly, third degree theft of movable property and fourth degree criminal mischief. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury voted there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Police say the chase began in Howell and went through Freehold, Manalpan and Marlboro before ending in Aberdeen.
Devante Jones, 19, of Cliffwood was indicted this week on charges of eluding police after an August police chase which spanned from Howell to Aberdeen. The chase eventually ended with his being apprehended following a foot pursuit in Aberdeen, according to police. According to Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd, Jones was observed by Cpl. Fred Bauer to be driving his 2012 Toyota in a reckless manner. After Jones refused to stop he lead officers on a multi-department chase up Rt. 9 through Freehold, Manalapan and Marlboro before Bauer stopped his chase. Dodd said the Aberdeen Police Department then picked up the chase. After attempting to get out of the car and flee on foot Dodd said Jones was arrested in Aberdeen. Jones was indicted on eluding …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Investigators say he threatened pharmacy employees in order to obtain oxycodone pills.
A New Jersey grand jury voted to indict a Connecticut man Tuesday on charges that he used an airsoft gun to rob an Aberdeen pharmacy in August. Police say that Matthew R. Pagliaro, 25, of Branford, CT, went into CVS on South Atlantic Avenue at about 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 3 and approached the pharmacy counter. He allegedly passed a note to an employee saying that he was armed with a gun and was demanding oxycodone pills. Pagliaro then allegedly showed the employee the gun, which investigators later determined was an airsoft gun. He was given the pills and left the store. Police were called to the scene and officers broadcast a description of the suspect's car over the radio. A volunteer firefighter noticed the Prius on Church Street. He …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A Monmouth County grand jury handed up the indictment Thursday.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Matawan woman on charges she presented a forged prescription to a Manalapan pharmacy. Investigators say Jessica Klausner, 24, received a New Jersey prescription blank and allegedly knew or understood that the blank was stolen. The charges allege that on Sept. 29, 2012 Klausner forged an oxycodone prescription and presented it to A+ Pharmacy in Manalapan Township. Klausner was indicted on three charges, including receiving stolen property, uttering a forged instrument and attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud. All three charges are in the third degree. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a jury found there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The alleged crimes occurred in Red Bank, Fair Haven and Hazlet in 2011.
A Matawan man was indicted by a New Jersey grand jury Monday on several theft by deception charges for allegedly using a false identity to acquire money and property in multiple municipalities. According to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in January, James Demitro, 42, posed as the nephew of an elderly Red Bank woman suffering from dementia. Authorities began to investigate Demitro after suspicions arose following several financial and estate planning transactions conducted between March and August 2011, according to the release. Investigators say Demitro assumed the false identity in April 2011 in order to obtain property on Harrison Avenue in Red Bank, valued at $75,000 or higher. He also allegedly used…
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 …