2003-07-04 / Front Page

Indictments handed down for 2002 assault

Long Branch man was allegedly beaten by
members of Breed
By Sherry conohan
Staff Writer

Long Branch man was allegedly beaten by
members of Breed
By Sherry conohan
Staff Writer

WEST LONG BRANCH — Three members of The Breed motorcycle gang have been indicted on multiple charges arising out of a fight at the My Way Cafe on Broadway, in which they are accused of beating up a former member in retaliation for his testimony in a court case involving other Breed members.

A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 12-count indictment against Sanford Gorzelsky, 35, of Edison; Scott Lear, 33, of the Avenel section of Woodbridge, and Frederick DeCapua, 44, of Lakewood.

They are accused of beating Arne "Ole" Olsen, 48, of Long Branch, and hitting him over the head with beer bottles on Oct. 5, 2002.

Gorzelsky and Lear initially were charged in the borough with aggravated assault, and Gorzelsky with weapons offenses. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office subsequently charged the three with robbery, aggravated assault, hindering apprehension, weapons possession and retaliation.

The indictment charges all three with:

• aggravated assault by attempting to cause serious bodily injury to Olsen,

• armed robbery by, in the course of committing a theft, inflicting or attempting to inflict serious bodily injury on Olsen,

• retaliation against a witness for his testimony in a federal trail of Salvatore Delulio, national president of The Breed, Mark Ruzicka, John Kovacs, John Santiago and John DeSantis, in October 2000;

• unlawful possession of a weapon, a beer bottle,

• possession of a weapon, a beer bottle, for an unlawful purpose, and,

• conspiracy in that they, as members of The Breed Motorcycle Club, agreed with each other to commit the above mentioned crimes of aggravated assault, robbery, retaliation against a witness, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,

In addition, Gorzelsky was charged with tampering with physical evidence by altering, destroying, concealing or removing a cut-off denim jacket known as Breed Motorcycle Club Colors, and with hindering apprehension, of himself, for prosecution of the other crimes by concealing or destroying evidence of the crimes, specifically the cut-off denim jacket known as Breed Motorcycle Club Colors.

Lear additionally was charged with two counts of tampering with physical evidence by altering, destroying, concealing or removing a cut-off denim jacket known as Breed Motorcycle Club Colors, and by removing blood from his hand.

Lear also was charged with two counts of hindering apprehension, of himself, for prosecution of the other crimes.

In one count, he is accused of con­cealing or destroying evidence of a crime, the cut-off denim jacket. In the other count, he is accused preventing or obstructing by means of force or intimi­dation Eileen Brandle and/or Massimino Rapuano Jr., and/or Robert Pastor from performing an act which might have aided in his or another’s apprehension or the lodging of a charge against him or another. It further accuses him of pre­venting, by force or intimidation, a wit­ness or informant from providing testi­mony or information which might have aided in the apprehension of him or the lodging of a charge against him or an­other.

At the time of the trial at which Olsen testified, the prosecutor alleged that The Breed gang’s members terror­ized and raped women at Stars and Bars, a Long Branch go-go bar, then forced the club’s owner, a former Breed member, to sign away his business to another gang member when he com­plained about the violence. Delulio, of Middlesex borough, and the others were acquitted of extortion conspiracy charges in the federal trial.

In June 2001, a state Superior Court jury in Monmouth County acquitted Delulio of aggravated assault charges in a case in which authorities claimed he beat and sexually assaulted a nude dancer at Stars and Bars.

The jury, however, deadlocked and became a hung jury on six other charges, including aggravated sexual assault and weapons possession.


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