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RED BANK: CRASH LEAVES EIGHT DISPLACED

rb crash 042516The stolen vehicle, obscured by darkness at left, traveled up the driveway and struck the side of a house on Drs. Parker Boulevard. The impact tore out the electrical service and caused structural damage to the house, as seen below. (Photo below by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge.)

[Update, 9:30 p.m. Monday: According to Sickles, the damaged house was a two-family. One family is staying with friends or relatives, and the other has gotten housing assistance through the Red Cross.]

By JOHN T. WARD

rb crash 042516 2Eight people were said to have been displaced Monday after a stolen vehicle, fleeing police, crashed into their Red Bank home early Monday morning.

As previously reported by redbankgreen, the unidentified driver fled the scene on foot after racing a stolen sedan south on Bridge Avenue and smashing into the house at 133-135 Drs. Parker Boulevard at about 1:10 a.m.  Middletown and Red Bank police had attempted to intercept the car, but couldn’t catch it, authorities said.

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LINCROFT: BURNHAM COPS TO ‘ARROGANCE’

HOT-TOPIC_01Former Brookdale Community College president Peter Burnham, who went to prison for defrauding the Lincroft institution, is out and talking about what led him there, NJ.com Tuesday.

“There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and I crossed that line,” 71-year-old Burnham told an audience at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges in Chicago last week, NJ.com reported, citing and earlier account by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Vanessa Flores, age 21, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Jesse Guerin, age 44, from Bergen Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis for Terroristic Threats. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

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RED BANK: POLICE SEEK WITNESSES TO ATTACK

boat club court assaultAUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2Red Bank police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the assailant in an attack that occurred shortly after midnight Sunday morning on Boat Club Court, between 10th Avenue Burrito and a mixed-used building on West Front Street.

Police Chief Darren tells redbankgreen that the victim, a 23-year-old Middletown man, suffered “significant” injuries in the assault, but police were not notified until long after it happened, and the victim went to a hospital with family members from home. Read More »

MIDDLETOWN: A CURTIN CALL FOR FRIENDS

Cathy-CurtinCatherine Curtin, co-star of the hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, visits Middletown Library on April 30 for a “Meet the Actress” event dedicated to the library’s projects and programs.

Press release from Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library

On the Emmy winning Netflix dark comedy series Orange Is the New Black, Catherine Curtin quickly made a vivid impression as Wanda Bell, the manipulative and mean-spirited Corrections Officer that the native New Yorker describes as “the wrong person in charge;” a “jealous, intimidating, bitchy and angry” martinet who rules her little realm by playing it any which way but nice.

When Curtin visits Middletown Township Public Library on Saturday, April 30, however, she’ll find herself receiving a warm and heartfelt welcome by a roomful of friends — the Friends of the MTPL, hosts of a “Meet the Actress” fundraiser dialogue event dedicated to funding the programs of the library at 55 New Monmouth Road.

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LITTLE SILVER: HIGH WINDS PROMPT OUTAGES

rb outage 040316Crews from JCP&L and Little Silver cleared a fallen tree and electrical line on Branch Avenue, where a service line was torn away from the house at left during a wind storm Sunday morning. The utility company’s outage map showed up to 100 customers in both Little Silver and the River Plaza section of Middletown without power, with lesser numbers in Shrewsbury and Fair Haven.

The National Weather Service had a high-wind warning in effect until noon, with possible gusts of of 50 to 60 miles per hour. And . (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

RED BANK-M’TOWN: BRIDGE PAVING DELAYED

hubbard 091615 4HOT-TOPIC_03So, how’s the final paving of Hubbard’s Bridge between Red Bank and Middletown going? It’s not, apparently.

Contrary to multiple alerts about overnight closings from Monmouth County, which owns the bridge, as well as from the two towns the bridge connects, paving work that was to have been done this week hasn’t been, with the latest postponement occurring on Thursday.

A county spokeswoman offered no reason for the inactivity, but said the county is on track to complete all work on the new West Front Street span by the end of April. Meantime, the overnight closures for the paving work have not yet been rescheduled, she said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Valerie Waldman, age 35, from Berkeley Place in Eatontown, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Theft. She was released on her own recognizance.

James Evernham, age 56, from Cherry Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective Keith Hirschbein on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Providing False Information to a Police Officer and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was held on $214,400.00 bail.

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RED BANK-M’TOWN: BRIDGE WORK NEARS END

hubbard's 033016HOT-TOPIC_03The paving of Hubbard’s Bridge on West Front Street between Red Bank and Middletown will require an additional night of closure between 8 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday, according to an alert from Red Bank borough. Monmouth County officials had previously expected the work to be finished Wednesday night. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.

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RED BANK-M’TOWN: BRIDGE WORK PLANNED

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Hubbard’s Bridge on West Front Street between Red Bank and Middletown will be closed for paving from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an alert from Red Bank borough. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

ON THE GREEN: HOME SALE PRICES

NJ.com published data Thursday showing changes in home values, as indicated by sales, in Monmouth County over the last decade. The average sale price the county in 2015 was $478,821, compared to a statewide average of $397,279, according to the report.

Separately, the news site published a slideshow on the 17 New Jersey towns with average home sale prices above $1 million.  (Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Thomas Earls, age 55, from Chadwell Court in Neptune, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Burglary and Theft. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

Stewart Roston, age 67, from Highway 36 in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was released after posting $750.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2John Wilczewski, age 25, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 15, 2016 by Patrolman Ekne Montalvo for Simple Assault and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Neptune Municipal Court. He was held on $327.00 bail.

Erin Sullivan, age 33, from Comanche Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 15, 2016 by Patrolman Nick Manochio on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was held on $1,000.00 bail.

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