FAIR HAVEN MAN CHARGED IN BREAK-IN SPREE

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Middletown police arrested a 38-year-old Fair Haven man last Friday on charges he went on a recent burglary spree in the township, smashing his way into at least eight retail businesses and restaurants since mid-March, they allege.

In each case, David Aochoa, 38, of Third Street, is alleged to have gained entry by throwing a red brick through a glass door, according to a series of MTPD complaints.

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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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RED BANK: CAR STOLEN FROM GAS STATION

AUTHORITIES_RB2-2014The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of February 13 to February 20, 2014. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:
Criminal Mischief occurring on 2-15-14 at Broad St. business. Victim reported thatunknown person(s) broke window  in the building. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Theft occurring on 2-15-14 at Broad St. business. Victim reported that unknown Hispanic male shoplifted three video games and left building without paying for same. Ptl. Jhonatan Quispe.

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RED BANK: STATION MANAGER BUSTED FOR POT

rb shell 112113 3State Troopers with the suspect during the search of the station Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

The manager of a Red Bank gas station raided by State Police Thursday night apparently had a sideline selling another kind of high test.

According to charges filed after the raid, Kamleshkumar Chaudhari, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana – how much more, authorities didn’t say – with the intent to distribute.

During the nighttime raid at the Shell station on Newman Springs Road, Chaudhauri was also found holding some $3,000 in cash, according to NJSP spokesman Sergeant Adam Grossman.

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FAUX GAS PUMPER TAKES CUSTOMER’S CASH

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 30 to October 7, 2011. This information is unedited.

Criminal Mischief occurring between 9-30-11 and 10-1-11 at Water Street. Owner reported that unknown person(s) kicked in the glass portion of front door. Ptl. Dawn Shields.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-2-11 at Bridge Ave. Victim reported that his parked vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side and passenger side view mirrors from two subjects who were fighting. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

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‘JUST PAINTING A HOUSE’

harding-road-gas-stationProperty owner Ray Rapcavage says he’s not interested in creating a parking lot for postal service employees on the site. But he hasn’t ruled out a farm market.

What’s up with the former filling station property on Harding Road in Red Bank?

A backhoe has appeared in recent days, and the white house next door, which has the same owner, is suddenly forest green.

But owner Ray Rapcavage tells redbankgreen nothing is in the works at the gas station site, which has undergone an environmental cleanup since the pumps and station were removed two years ago.

“I don’t have anything happening there,” he says. “Just painting a house.”

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BOROUGH EYES LOT FOR PARKING

stavola-propThe former Tubby’s Shell filling station, at the corner of Maple Avenue and Monmouth Street, was razed late last week. Borough hall is visible at right.

Feeling pinched for parking spaces at borough hall, Red Bank officials have an eye on a high-profile lot across Maple Avenue for a temporary solution.

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