MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The following media release contains information pertaining to arrests and police activities for the Middletown Twp. Police Department during the time period of December 17, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

During the period of December 17, 2017 through December 31, 2017 the Middletown Twp. Police Department responded to 1577 calls for service, including 123 first aid calls, 80 motor vehicle crashes, and 74 burglary and fire alarms.

Police officers arrested nine individuals for outstanding bench warrants and five for domestic violence. Arrests include:

Varshon McQueen, age 48, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Patrick Leonard for shoplifting. McQueen was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Kenneth Persico, age 51, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Patrick Leonard for shoplifting.  Persico was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Rodney Reid Jr., age 25, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Greg Buhowski for criminal mischief.  Reid was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Lawrence Mayer, age 43, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Daniel Benbrook for driving while intoxicated.  Mayer was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Joann Miller, age 68, from Belford, was arrested by Ptl. Richard Belmonte for shoplifting.  Miller was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Jesse Ballard, age 26, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Michael Heaton for contempt of court.  Ballard was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.    

Oliver Ryan, age 27, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Savaas Roumeliotis for a terroristic threat and unlawful possession of a weapon.  Ryan was processed and released on a summons complaint.   

Helen Maldonado, age 47, from Asbury Park, was arrested by Ptl. Michael Heaton for contempt of court.  Maldonado was processed and released to the custody of the Neptune Township Police Department.  

Patrick Conroy, age 31, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Ryan Pigott for possession of controlled dangerous substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of syringe.  Conroy was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Emily Heun, age 32, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Sean Barry for possession of a controlled and dangerous substance, possession of marijuana in an amount under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a syringe, and a contempt of court warrant.  Heun was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Christoph Paternostro, age 34, from Keyport, was arrested by Ptl. Nicholas Zubkow for driving while intoxicated. Paternostro was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Donald Werhle, age 63, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Christopher Clark for unlawful possession of a handgun.  Wehrle was processed and released on a summons complaint.

John Grillo, age 53, from Holmdel, was arrested by Ptl. Eric VanSchaack for driving while intoxicated.  Grillo was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Cowan Rainey, age 42, from Eatontown, was arrested by Detective Keith Hirschbein for robbery, criminal mischief, burglary to a structure, hindering apprehension, possession of a weapon, and burglary tools. Rainey was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Caitlin Hayes, age 20, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Michael Heaton for projecting bodily fluids, aggravated assault, obstruction of the administration of the law, resisting arrest, underage possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct.   Hayes was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Christopher Gill, age 25, from New Brunswick, was arrested by Ptl. Michael Heaton for a contempt of court.  Gill was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Matthew Kumke, age 18, from Colts Neck, was arrested by Ptl. Eric Van Schaack for possession of marijuana in an amount under 50 grams. Kumke was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Thomas May, age 46, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Nicholas Manochio for a contempt of court.  May was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Duane Miller Jr., age 32, from Eatontown, was arrested by Ptl. Christopher Dee for a terroristic threats. Miller was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

Arrington Francis, age 22, from Aberdeen, was arrested by Ptl. Elzbieta Banel for possession of marijuana in an amount under 50 grams.  Francis was processed and released on a summons complaint.  

Robert Nutbrown 2nd, age 52, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Daniel Benbrook for reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.  Nutbrown was processed and released on a summons complaint.

John Lachawiec, age 29, from Belford was arrested by Ptl. Elzbieta Banel for a contempt of court.  Lachawiec was processed and released on his own recognizance.

Holly Moyer, age 39, from Middletown, was arrested by Ptl. Michael Pintilie for tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled and dangerous substance, possession of a syringe, driving with a suspended license, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving.  Moyer was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.    

Julian Leon, age 25, from Red Bank, was arrested by Ptl. Patrick Leonard for burglary to a motor vehicle and theft of moveable property.  Leon was processed and lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional In

Aline Ronzier, age 49, from Little Silver, was arrested by Ptl. Thomas Hughes for shoplifting.  Ronzier was processed and released on a summons complaint.

Kyle Hill, age 26, from Ocean Grove, was arrested by Ptl. Nicholas Fenezia for possession of marijuana in an amount under 50 grams.  Hill was processed and released on a summons complaint.  

A person that has been arrested or charged with an offense is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Additionally, except in specific circumstances, arrest and complaint information and names of those charged may be released.