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RED BANK: ATTEMPTED MURDERS ALLEGED

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03A Super Bowl party that turned violent earlier this year led to a Red Bank man’s indictment on two counts of attempted murder Tuesday.

Robert E. Boyd, 27, also faces aggravated assault charges as a result of a game party gone haywire at his East Bergen Place home.

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RED BANK: COPS HAVE ‘PERSON OF INTEREST’

rb assault 020215 2The two victims were in a house set back from the street behind a screen of greenery on East Bergen Place. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

just_in1The two men found badly beaten and semiconscious in a Red Bank house Monday had apparently been assaulted sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning, police said.

Police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen at 2 p.m. that detectives were interviewing one “person of interest” in the case but not looking for any other suspects as they sought to learn the circumstances in which the two men were assaulted.

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RED BANK: TWO MEN SEVERELY BEATEN

rb assault 020215 1The two victims were in a house set back from the street behind a screen of greenery on East Bergen Place. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

just_in1Two men were found “severely” beaten and semiconscious in a Red Bank house Monday morning, police said.

Little information was available at 12:30 p.m., as police cars and ambulances lined the street, between Branch Avenue and South Street.

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FAIR HAVEN: SHOTS FIRED, TWO ARRESTED

AUTHORITIES_FH2_2014Two Rumson men were arrested Saturday following a predawn report of shots fired, police said.

Matthew Robertson, 21, and Michael Robertson, 22, were stopped by police as they attempted to flee after shots were reported in the area of Tyson Drive and Haddon Park at about 3:34 a.m., police spokesman and Detective Steve Schneider said in press release.

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SHREWSBURY: TWO REPORTS OF ID THEFT

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of March 7 to March 13, 2014.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY1-2014Report of Identity Theft in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 3/7/14. Victim reports unknown subject tried to withdraw funds from bank account. Ptl. Tracy Polk investigating.

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Allen Street on 3/8/14. Victim reports unknown subject(s) withdrew funds from bank account. Damages totaling $800.00. Ptl. Matthew Clark investigating.

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MIDDLETOWN STANDOFF ENDS WITH ARREST

mtown-cop-carsBy DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A brief standoff with a knife-wielding man on Monday ended without injury and resulted in the man’s arrest for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Middletown police report.

The man, identified as James Wierzbicky, was holding a large knife in the backyard of a Navesink home when police arrived, said Lieutenant Detective Steve Dollinger. A number of attempts by police to get him to drop the knife were unsuccessful. After backup was called and a standoff with officers, he gave up the weapon and was arrested.

More police reports appear unedited below.

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COPS CHASE DOWN WEST SIDE ROBBER

just_in1By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A man was chased down and arrested in Red Bank Wednesday afternoon after snatching a necklace from a woman’s neck, police said.

Kevin McNair, a 40-year-old with addresses in Red Bank and Shrewsbury Township, pushed an officer when he was confronted at the train station, but was caught nearby on Bridge Avenue, Captain Darren McConnell said.

McNair was charged with robbery, aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

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LITTLE SILVER BRAWL SENDS ONE TO E.R.

authorities2bBy DUSTIN RACIOPPI

An early-morning brawl involving eight to 10 teens Saturday in a residential section of Little Silver sent one man to the hospital and led to another being charged with assault, Little Silver police said.

The altercation, which occurred outside a party at a Lippincott Road home at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday and required assistance from neighboring towns, also left others with minor injuries, Police Chief Dan Shaffery said.

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MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING M’TOWN COP

melchionnaA predawn line-cutting incident at a Middletown Target store on Black Friday led to the arrest of a Belford man on charges of assaulting a township police officer, according to authorities.

Here’s the announcement issued Monday by Middletown police:

On November 26, 2010 at approximately 3:10am police officers, working a special duty assignment at the Target store in Middletown, arrested Christopher Melchionna, age 28, from Orchard Avenue in Belford for Disorderly Conduct, Terroristic Threats, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.

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RED BANK’S CRIME RATE PLUNGES

hot-topic rightEven with a rare double homicide, Red Bank’s crime rate plummeted in 2009, according to data released today by the New Jersey State Police.

The agency’s annual Uniform Crime Report indicates that both violent and non-violent crime rates fell in the borough from 2008, when no homicides occurred.

The number of reported rapes dropped from four in 2008 to one last year, and the total number of violent crimes fell by nearly half, from 57  to 30, the report says.

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