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RED BANK: AN OUTBREAK OF MISCHIEF

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 31 to August 7, 2014. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:

Criminal Mischief at Branch Ave on 8-2-14. Report of a metal gas lamp on side of street being damaged by unknown means. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-2-14 at Branch Ave. Report of school sign being damaged by unknown person(s). Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-2-14 at Branch Ave. Report of a metal-framed glass lighted sign being damaged by unknown person(s). Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

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VANDALS SMASH CARS IN TWO TOWNS

Two of the vehicles struck overnight on East Bergen Place in Red Bank. The one below was parked on the street at the time it was attacked. (Click to enlarge)

[Editor’s note: See the update to this story added shortly after 2 pm Wednesday, January 18.]

By JOHN T. WARD

Motorists in two area towns awoke Wednesday to find windshields on their cars smashed.

Red Bank police say four or five cars parked on East Bergen Place were attacked, some with rocks, and others with unknown objects.

In Fair Haven, at least three vehicles had been reported vandalized, all on the west side near Red Bank, said Detective Jesse Dykstra.

“Why would they do this?” asked Luis Carchi, of East Bergen Place, whose wife’s Chevy Malibu had its windshield damaged, though police told her the car was drivable.

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SPREE BURGLAR HITS RIVER PLAZA HOMES


The River Plaza section of Middletown was the scene of what appears to be a spree of break-ins by a suspect who stole a resident’s car early Thursday and is still on the loose.

A reader sent redbankgreen this account Thursday evening. We’ve removed the house numbers:

Last night at 3:30 am a resident surprised a burglar in his house at XX Hubbard Ave. He scared the intruder off and called the police.

Then a house 4 doors down the street was visited and stuff was stolen on the back porch. The burglar then went to our neighbors at XX Hubbard Ave. The car and house keys were stolen and the back door on the porch was propped open.

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