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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RED BANK: TWO NABBED IN STATION HOLDUP

rb shell 112113 1File photo of the Shell station on Newman Springs Road. (Archive photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Two Pennsylvania women were arrested early Saturday morning after they robbed a Red Bank gas station at knifepoint and triggered a pursuit by police from three towns, authorities said.

Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen the incident began at 11:34 p.m. Friday, when the pair entered the convenience store at the Shell station at Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue, brandished folding knives and demanded cash and cigarettes.

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FAIR HAVEN: AUTO CHASE ENDS IN CRASH

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the period of April 1 to May 31, 2014.

AUTHORITIES_FH2_2014• 4/3/14- Robert Centeno, 47, Red Bank, was arrested in three outstanding traffic warrants following a traffic stop. Subject posted bail before release. S.O. A. Murray was the arresting Officer.

• 4/5/14-Francesco Rauseo, 36, Fair Haven, turned himself in on an active Fair Haven Traffic Warrant. Subject posted bail before release. Ptl. C. Hostrup made the arrest.

• 4/7/14 Chelsea A Palermo, 30, Atlantic Highlands, was arrested for an outstanding traffic warrant following a traffic stop. Subject posted bail before release. S.O. A. Murray was the arresting Officer.

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RED BANK COPS IN HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Red Bank police abandoned a high-speed chase that took them up the Garden State Parkway nearly to the Raritan River early Friday morning, authorities say.

The  incident began at about 1:30 a.m. when a patrol officer attempted to pull over a vehicle he had seen run a stop sign in the vicinity of Linden Place and Broad Street, Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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MIDDLETOWN: SUSPECT TRIED TO KILL COP


The suspect was apprehended when he crashed his car on Courtney Way after a chase of about three miles, Middletown police said.

By JOHN T. WARD

A Middletown man was charged with trying to kill a township police officer Sunday after an tussle in which the officer was dragged by the suspect’s car, police said.

Corporal Daniel Murdoch remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries five hours after the 11:12 a.m. incident, which also involved a motor vehicle chase of about three miles that ended with the suspect crashing his car several blocks away, said department spokesman Lieutenant Steven Dollinger.

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MIDDLETOWN MAN INDICTED FOR BANK FRAUD

just_in1Six months after he was arrested on charges of trying to defraud a Shrewsbury bank branch out of $93,000, a Middletown man has been indicted on related charges.

Sandy Masselli, 48, faces charges of theft by deception and forgery, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw.

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