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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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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DWI, DRUG CHARGES IN EAST BERGEN CRASH

authorities2aA 26-year-old Long Branch man was charged with drunk driving and possession of cocaine after a dramatic crash on East Bergen Place Tuesday night, Red Bank police say.

Soukchind Thavone, who fled the wreckage on foot with neighbors chasing after him, remains hospitalized at Riverview Medical Center with non-life-threatening lacerations and internal injuries suffered in the 10:29p crash, says Capt. Darren McConnell.

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