BRICK – The township’s Street Crimes Unit made eight arrests for CDS in four separate incidents within the last several weeks.
The first was on Feb. 13 when Nicholas Toto, 28, Pleasantville and Piotr Korytkowski, 37, Staten Island, N.Y. were arrested by detectives after they o served the pair in the parking lot of 945 Cedarbridge Ave. (Leonard Perry Motors).
Detectives approached the vehicle they were in and it was found to be unregistered with a fictious license plate number.
An odor of raw marijuana was detected and a search of the vehicle uncovered an amount of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and packaging materials were also located.
Toto was charged with Possession of marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail.
Korytkowski was charged with Possession of CDS (heroin), Possession of CDS (cocaine), Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, Possession of hypodermic syringe and Possession of CDS with intent to distribute. He was processed and released on a summons.
The next two arrests occurred on Feb. 27, when BTPD SCU detectives observed a drug transaction inside a vehicle parking lot of a 7/Eleven at 856 Route 70. As the officers approached the vehicle which was operated by Brick resident Jeffrey Hernandez, Wilfredo Acevedo of Tuckerton attempted to exit the vehicle.
When the detectives identified themselves, Hernandez backed up his vehicle in an attempt to flea narrowly avoiding striking one of the detectives with the vehicle. He was apprehended a short distance away within the parking lot of Joe Canals where he was taken into custody.
Marijuana and packaging materials were found during a search of the vehicle.
Acevedo’s attempt to flee on foot was halted by the officers in the parking lot and he was also placed into custody and found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Both were transported to Ocean County Jail.
Patrolman Scott Smith and Brick Police K-9 officer Echo assisted with a sniff search of the vehicle.
Acevedo was charged with Possession of marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia and Resisting by Flight. He was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail.
Hernandez was charged with Possession of marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, Distribution of CDS, Resisting by Flight and Obstruction. He was also processed and transported to the Ocean County Jail.
Forlang spencer, 49, Newark, Thomas Wolfmann, 56, Lake Hiawatha and Roberto Ritorto, 35, Old Bridge were arrested on March 6, on various drug related charges.
Around 7 p.m. 1900 SCU were in the area of the Brick Motor Inn, 912 Route 70. There, they observed a vehicle occupied by a male driver who was later identified as Spencer and Ritorto sitting inside the parked vehicle. The passenger, Ritorto exited the vehicle and approached a third male subject who was later identified as Woltmann.
Ritorto later re-entered the vehicle and then it left at a high rate of speed. While doing so the occupants began to throw debris out of the vehicle. A motor vehicle stop was conducted for the violations.
Patrolman Smith with his partner Echo, arrived on scene to assist. Based on a positive indication from Echo the vehicle and its occupants were searched which led to the seizure of numerous cell phones and a quantity of cocaine and heroin, both of which were packaged for sale.
Detectives made contact a short time later with Woltmann who was found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin and CDS paraphernalia.
As a result of the investigation $805 in US Currency, the vehicle, and quantities of Cocaine, Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia were seized and Spencer was charged with three counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Manufacturing – Distributing Heroin / Cocaine
Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle, Careless Driving
And Throwing Debris from a Motor Vehicle. He was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail.
Woltmann was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Being Under the influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and was released on a summons.
Ritorto was charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Manufacturing Distributing Heroin / Cocaine. He was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail.
Matthew Diaz Jr. 29, Brick was arrested on March 7, after detectives from the SCU were in the area of the Brick Motor Inn and spotted a suspicious motor vehicle which was subsequently stopped at which time they detected an odor of marijuana and conducted a search.
Diaz who was the rear passenger, was arrested for Possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe. He was found to have smoked crack cocaine at the Brick Motor Inn prior to the motor vehicle stop and was also charged with being under the influence of CDS.
Once again K-9 Officer Echo assisted with the investigation and Diaz was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail.