Breaking: Officer Dmitry Smolkin was arrested in Belmar Sunday, where he allegedly assaulted a police officer and resisted arrest.
EDISON, NJ — An Edison Township police officer was arrested Sunday in Belmar, where he was charged with assaulting a police officer there and resisting arrest, NJ.com has learned. NJ.com reporters learned of the arrest through Belmar municipal court records, which are public.
Officer Dmitry Smolkin is scheduled to appear before Municipal Judge Dennis Lavender Wednesday morning in Belmar on the charges, they reported. Patch was told that Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan declined to comment on Officer Smolkin’s arrest, citing “personnel matters.”
Smolkin joined the Edison police force in December of 2015 and he makes an annual salary of $44,871. Patch wrote about him before, when he investigated a possible link between storage facilities being broken into in Edison and South Brunswick in 2016.