2007-07-19 / Front Page

Incident at Jackson home leads to arrest of 3 people

JACKSON - An 18-year-old boy, an 18-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on June 26 after a brawl brought police to a Jackson Mills Road home.

Police said Christopher Kiraly, 18, of Brewers Bridge Road, was arrested and charged with obstruction of the administration of the law after leading officers on a foot pursuit into the woods and with making terroristic threats after threatening Police Officer Michael Kelly. Police said Kiraly was also charged on an outstanding warrant for a parole violation.

Police said Amanda Trombatura, 18, of Krull Drive, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) believed to be marijuana.

The juvenile boy, a resident of the Jackson Mills Road residence whose name was not released by police, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (a knife), obstruction of the administration of the law, possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of CDS believed to be marijuana, possession of a prescription legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In a press release, Jackson police Sgt. Steven Laskiewicz said that at about 6:30 p.m. June 26, police officers responded to Jackson Mills Road for a report of several people who were fighting in the street. He said the officers who were responding to the scene were advised that witnesses were reporting one person had a knife and was going after another individual.

Laskiewicz said the suspects ran from the scene just prior to the officers' arrival. He said that during the investigation it was reported that one of the suspects was in possession of a handgun.

The responding officers spoke with the unidentified victim at the scene and then went to check behind a residence where the suspects were reported to have fled. Officers encountered the two male suspects behind the residence. The suspects ran into the woods in an attempt to evade the officers.

A foot pursuit ensued and both suspects were taken into custody and were transported to police headquarters a short time later.

A search was conducted of the residence and the area in which the suspects were taken into custody. No firearm was recovered at those locations and an investigation confirmed that no firearm was used during the incident, according to police. However, a knife that was believed to have been used in the incident was recovered. Police said the victim was not injured.

During a further search of the residence a substance believed to be marijuana as well as prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered. The juvenile boy who was arrested did not have a prescription for the large amount of Xanax that was recovered, according to police.

Judge Daniel Sahin set bail for Kiraly at $25,000. Kiraly was then transported to the Ocean County jail, Toms River.

Trombatura, who police said was at the Jackson Mills Road home to meet with one of the suspects, was processed and released. She will face a court date on the charges lodged against her.

The 17-year-old boy was turned over to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

Jackson police officers Darin McClain, Joseph Candido, Fred Meabe, Louis Notare, Edward Howe, Michael Kelly, Craig Lindenberg and James Reynolds, along with Laskiewicz, responded to the scene and assisted with the incident. A K-9 officer from the Ocean County Sheriff's Department also responded.

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