Oxford Men Charged With Home Invasion

Incident occurred Monday when suspects "forcefully took cash" from the victim.


Two Oxford men were charged with home invasion after breaking into a home at 586 Oxford Road and assaulting a man for cash, police say.

The incident occurred at 6:38 Monday night when police received a complaint that two males barged into the house and “forcefully took cash money from the victim, causing him minor injuries, and then fled the scene in (an) unknown black vehicle,” according to a police report.

Police said Michael Martino, 48, of 9 Old Farm Road, and Gino Passaro, 45, of 506 Oxford Road, entered the house without permission and then knocked down another locked door to get at the victim, the report states. That is when they took the man’s money.

Oxford Police Officer Gary Soules, who tracked one of the men to his home following the incident, made the arrest. He later learned that the second suspect was involved, and arrested him, too. 

Martino and Passaro were charged with home invasion: unarmed burglary; first-degree burglary; third-degree criminal mischief; second-degree robbery and breach of peace. Passaro was also charged with third-degree assault.

Oxford Resident Trooper Sgt. Dan Semosky, the official spokesman for the Oxford Resident Trooper’s Office, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Ted December 09, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Which one ?
Ted December 09, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I've been fighting in the courts for three years now in a case where more money than that was stolen from me with evidence that is indisputable and cut and dry. It cost a lot of money to hire a lawyer and go through this process and the laws are not set up to favor those who have been ripped off ! By the time this would be solved in a civil matter it would cost the 30000 that was stolen, and the thief would have spent that money by then and filed bankruptcy. So this guy would 1. Have 30000 stolen. 2. Have to come up with 10-15 k more to fight in court. 3. after years, maybe get a decision in your favor. 4. Collect nothing because there is nothing to collect. I wonder why people take,matters into their own hands ! The system sucks !
Dad in Oxford December 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM
If drugs are involved, I'd bet they are all guilty. If you play with fire, somebody will get burned.
Josh Carey December 20, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Why did they have so much cash lying around? Mike, don't be so naive. You're a good guy but unfortunately people change.
Kellie Steeves January 13, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Well I'm afraid, and i live in Oxford, because Geno just flew 60 mph with his car across my front lawn today, hopped up on his "meds' and would have killed my children if he had been any closer to my house, since their room was right there, or if i had left a few minutes earlier, but instead he totalled my husbands truck which was parked....but i guess that was a good thing cause it kept Geno from flying into my neighbors kitchen where my childrens grandparents were. He needs help....I know you go way back, but he needs help. If this accident doesn't tell all of you friends and family to get him help before he actually does hurt someone or himself. This was just a piece of metal and we are shook up, but really needs help! Trying not to be angry at him since he actually crashed into my car 20 years ago and never paid for the damage.


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