Charles J. Traina, 20, of Middletown, was arrested today by Township Officers after a months long investigation into ant-police, anti-government, and anti-Middletown Township acts of vandalism in the Oak Hill section, Chief Craig Webber announced.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 10th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: aniti-police graffit, Charles J. Traina, Chief Craig Webber, Graffiti, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
8th Safest Town In The Nation
Middletown Township is the safest city in New Jersey, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s annual Top 100 Safest Cities in America report.
NCHSS is a national trade association of home security professionals. They’ve been ranking the safety of America’s communities since 2006 using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics and their own internal research. Their most recent study includes 764 cities with populations over 50,000 who submitted complete crime reports to the FBI. The number of violent crimes and property crimes per 100,000 people determine the cities’ ranking.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Chief Craig Webber, FBI Uniform Crime Report, Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Middletown NJ, Monmouth County News, National Council for Home Safety and Security, New Jersey, Safest Cities in America, Safewise, Stephanie Murray, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Middletown Ranked The Safest City In New Jersey
Index crimes are the eight crimes the FBI combines to produce its annual crime index. These offenses include willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, larceny over $50, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
Index crimes in Middletown are down 13 percent over last year and 48 percent compared to 2010.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Chief Craig Webber, Crime Rate, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Middletown NJ, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Middletown’s Crime Rate Declines For 7th Consecutive Year
Justin Rafalko, 25, of Sycamore Drive in Hazlet was charged with robbing the TD Bank branch on Harmony Road in Middletown, according to a statement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Rafaldo entered the bank at around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, approached a teller with a note that indicated he was armed and demanding money. He fled the scene on a bicycle.
The Keansburg police apprehended Rafalko later on Saturday along the Henry Hudson Trail. He was identified via surveillance video.
The investigation was a cooperative effort of the Monmouth County Prosectuor’s Office, the Middletown Police Department, the Hazlet Police Department and the FBI.
“This was a great team effort by all the law enforcement agencies involved to bring this case to a swift conclusion,” said Prosecutor Gramiccioni.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Bank Robbery, Chief Craig Webber, Hazlet, Justin Rafalko, Keansburg, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni, TD Bank | Comments Off on Hazlet Man Charged With Middletown Bank Robbery