Police from several towns converged on the Bates Elks Lodge on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank shortly before midnight Saturday on reports of a large fight. Middletown, Little Silver and Monmouth County Sheriff’s officers responded to a request for help with crowd control, and one Red Bank officer, trying to disperse the crowd, was briefly mistaken for a possible perpetrator without incident, said Chief Darren McConnell.
Police arrested Anthony Smith, 32, of Red Bank, for disorderly conduct and Ernest Phillips, 49, of Eatontown for disorderly conduct and marijuana possession, McConnell said. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)