On November 20, 2013 at approximately 7:40 a.m., Ptl. Mark
Stanish was utilizing his Mobile Data Terminal in the North Beach section of
Long Beach Township when he received a “hit” that a passing vehicle’s
registration was expired. The
registration was for a green GMC van which had just passed Ptl. Stanish
traveling north bound on Long Beach Boulevard.
Ptl. Stanish conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle on East
Bergen in Harvey Cedars. Further
investigation led to the arrest of the driver, 36 year old Eduardo J. Rosa of
Long Branch, NJ for an outstanding warrant for $70.00 out of Point Pleasant
Beach, NJ. Ptl. Stanish transported Mr. Rosa to Long Beach Township Police
Department where he was issued summonses for Operating an Unregistered Vehicle
and Unlicensed Driver. Mr. Rosa posted
bail for the warrant and was released with a new court date. Mr. Rosa’s vehicle
was towed. Sgt. Sean Marti of the Harvey
Cedars Police Department assisted.
On November 7, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Ptl. Matthew
Compitello was on West 129th Street in the Beach Haven Terrace
section of Long Beach Township when he observed a black pickup truck with
tinted windows traveling south on Long Beach Boulevard. Ptl. Compitello conducted a motor vehicle
stop on the vehicle at West 16th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. Further investigation led to the arrest of the
driver, Mr. Jamie E. Brown, 44, of Waretown, NJ for an outstanding warrant in
the amount of $3,780.00 from the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department. Ptl. Compitello
transported Mr. Brown to Long Beach Township Police headquarters where he was
then processed and released to the custody of the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department
for their warrant. Mr. Brown was issued
summonses for Unsafe Glazing Material and Driving while License is suspended. Ptl.
Paul Vereb assisted with the arrest.
On November 6, 2013 at approximately 2:20 p.m. Ptl. Matthew
Compitello was on patrol in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township when
he observed silver pick-up truck traveling south which had a NJ registration
but no inspection sticker displayed. Ptl.
Compitello conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle at West 13th
Street and Long Beach Boulevard. Further
investigation led to the arrest of the passenger, Mr. Evan G. Cottrell, 27, of Waretown,
NJ for an outstanding warrant out of the Ocean County Sherriff’s Department.
Ptl. Compitello transported Mr. Cottrell to Long Beach Township Police
headquarters where he was then processed and released to the custody of the Ocean
County Sherriff’s Department for their warrant.
The driver of the vehicle Ms. Tara E. Lipko was issued a motor vehicle summons
for Failure Inspect. Sgt. Gary Gore assisted with the arrest.
On 08-18-2013 Officer Daniel Petrone was on patrol and
observed a vehicle north bound on Long Beach Boulevard in the Holgate section.
The driver a Mr. Joseph A. Freda III was not wearing his seatbelt, during the
stop a passenger, a Mr. Gary J. McCullough Jr was identified. A check revealed
an active warrant out of Galloway Township. Mr McCullough was arrested
transported to LBT Headquarters , processed and released after posting bail .
On August 14th 2013 Ptl Donald Haines observed a motor vehicle violation, driver and passenger not wearing seatbelts. A motor vehicle stop was conducted at the 2600 block of south Long Beach Boulevard. During the stop the driver a Tommaso S. De Grezia age 18 from Staten Island NY along with a Mr. Robert V. Seidor Jr. age 22, of Flint Michigan were arrested and charged with possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia, failing to wear seatbelts. Both subjects were transported to headquarters for processing and were released court date of September 9th 2013 at 9 AM
On 08-10-2013 Ptl. Hartmann stopped a vehicle in the Beach Haven Crest area for a seatbelt violation. During the stop a Mr. Saulo Ruiter Cunha Ribeiro was arrested and transported to LBT HQ for an ICE deportation warrant. He was transported to Ocean County Jail where he was lodged.
Anthony O’Cone was dispatched to area of 100th street for a fight call. Upon Officer O’Cones arrival two parties were identified as Joseph Christovao and Clare M. Christovao , during the course of the investigation both parties failed to comply with the officers direction. They began yelling and cursing, which woke several neighbors, both were issued summons for disorderly conduct , a court date was set for 08-26-2013 at 0900 hrs
Ptl. Brain Delpriora was dispatched to Nardis Bar for an underage person attempting to use a False Identification card. A Mr. Jorge Alvarez Jr. was identified as the person attempting to enter with the id in question. Ptl. Brian Delpriora issued Mr. Alvarez Jr. a summons the court date is set for 08-26-2013 at 0900 hrs
On August 7th 2013, Ptl. Angelo Fiorentino conducted a motor vehicle stop for a vehicle that was speeding on Beach Avenue in the area of Beach Haven Crest 82nd street. During the motor vehicle stop the driver a Mr. Joseph H. Christovao V age 23 from upper Montclair New Jersey was arrested and charged with numerous motor vehicle offenses including DUI.
The passenger a Clare M. Christovao age 25, also from Montclair New Jersey was arrested on scene by Officer Furgeson for Obstruction. Ms. Christovao attempted to prevent the officer Angelo Fiorentino from conducting his investigation specifically a field sobriety check of the operator Mr. Christovao.
Ms Christavao was cuffed and transported to Long Beach Township Headquarters where she and Mr. Christovao were both processed and released court date set for 9 AM August 26th 2013 in Long Beach Township Municipal Court.
January 27, 2012
REAL ESTATE & OTHER SCAMS
The Long Beach Township Police Department has recently investigated several real estate scams. There have been homes from the Long Beach Township area which were listed on Craig’s List and other websites for rent. The homeowners list their property but the suspects will copy the online ad and will list the property for rent at a much lower price. When people read the ad online the suspect will request a 60% – 70% down payment through a bank transfer. The homeowner sometimes will find out when the person renting the property emails questions or checks the ownership of the property and finds it is not whom they were emailing with. On extreme cases the renters may even show up at the home and find it already rented by someone else. In the most recent case the renter found an ocean front home for the price of $1550.00 a week plus a security deposit of $400.00 plus an 8% tax. If the deal seems too good to be true it probably isn’t.
Other scams that have been occurring have been:
People receive phone calls from “collection companies” for past due accounts. They ask the victim to purchase a pre-paid Visa or similar card and mail the card to the collection company to satisfy the debt.
Family scams – the victims, usually the elderly, will receive a call from an individual identifying themselves as an attorney representing a family member who has been arrested in another country; i.e. Canada, and they request bail be sent through Western Union so that the family member may be released and not sent to jail.
Foreign Lotteries – The victims will receive a call or email telling them that they have won a foreign lottery and not to tell anyone. The victim is asked to send an amount of money to the lottery commission in the country in order to receive their prize.
In all the above cases the victim will lose the money expended to the scammer and due to the fact most of these scams are occurring out of the United States there is little or no recourse for the victim. The Long Beach Township Police investigate these cases as far as possible and often forward them to federal agencies for further investigation or intelligence gathering purposes.
Contact: Det. Hullings