RED BANK: RAID NETS HEROIN, OTHER DRUGS

Police at the scene of Friday’s predawn raid on St. Nicholas Place. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A Red Bank man and woman were arrested on drug manufacturing and dealing charges following a predawn raid on their East Side residence Friday, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

Executing a knock-and-announce warrant on the house at 20 St. Nicholas Place shortly before 6 a.m., police broke through the front door and confiscated an undetermined quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy and a small amount of marijuana, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: OPIOID ADDICTION CITED IN OBIT

The obituary of a former Red Bank man who died of a drug overdose last week includes some unusually frank talk about his addiction.

“A beautiful life cut short way too soon, Carter Armour Stone, passed away on September 26th from a drug overdose,” begins the obit, published Wednesday at app.com. “He was 32 years old.”

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RED BANK: K-9 AIDS BIG DRUG BUST

The cache of recovered narcotics included more than 500 “decks” of heroin and seven bags of pot. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s police dog found a load of illegal drugs discarded by a fleeing suspect Wednesday night, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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SHREWSBURY: SEABROOK ZONE ISSUE CITED

The opening of the Seabrook House facility drew protesters last Thursday. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Shrewsbury officials have notified representatives of a new addiction-counseling center that a key aspect of the operation appears to conflict with local zoning law, redbankgreen has learned.

Five days after Governor Chris Christie got into a shouting match with protesters at the opening of the Seabrook House outpatient facility on White Street, borough Attorney Martin Barger confirmed the nonprofit has been told by letter that its plan for group counseling sessions is not permitted in the zone.

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RED BANK: DRUG OVERDOSE CASES SOARING

A “heat map” showing the concentration of drug-overdose deaths in Monmouth County last year. (Map by Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

One-hundred-sixty-five people died of drug overdoses in Monmouth County last year, almost double the number just four years ago, the prosecutor’s office reported Tuesday.

Despite the widespread, often successful use of a fast-acting opiate antidote, the number of overdose victims continued to soar last year, rising 35 percent, the agency reported.

Red Bank police Chief Darren McConnell said the number of overdose cases in the borough over the last two years is “ridiculously higher” than he’d seen in the first three decades in law enforcement.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

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Brian Vanlenten, age 35, from West Front Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on April 11, 2016 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Holmdel Municipal Courts. He was held on $2,018.00 bail.

Daniel Woods, age 27, from Ohio Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on April 11, 2016 by Patrolman Eric Van Schaack for Simple Assault. He was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN COPPER THEFT

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v3An Eatontown man was arrested in Red Bank last week on charges of copper theft and drug possession, police said.

Joseph Pfeifer, 27, of Third Street, was arrested in the midst of stealing $7,800 worth of copper wiring in front of a home on South Pearl Street at about 10:30 a.m. last Tuesday, said Chief Darren McConnell.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Vanessa Flores, age 21, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Jesse Guerin, age 44, from Bergen Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis for Terroristic Threats. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Valerie Waldman, age 35, from Berkeley Place in Eatontown, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Theft. She was released on her own recognizance.

James Evernham, age 56, from Cherry Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective Keith Hirschbein on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Providing False Information to a Police Officer and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was held on $214,400.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Thomas Earls, age 55, from Chadwell Court in Neptune, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Burglary and Theft. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

Stewart Roston, age 67, from Highway 36 in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was released after posting $750.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2John Wilczewski, age 25, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 15, 2016 by Patrolman Ekne Montalvo for Simple Assault and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Neptune Municipal Court. He was held on $327.00 bail.

Erin Sullivan, age 33, from Comanche Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 15, 2016 by Patrolman Nick Manochio on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was held on $1,000.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Christopher Mendez, age 22, from The Fellsway in Ocean, NJ, arrested on February 4, 2016 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Philip Dovico, age 67, from Willis Place in Keansburg, NJ, arrested on February 4, 2016 by Corporal Richard Raike on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Christie Shannon, age 26, from Manchester Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on January 21, 2016 by Lieutenant John Kaiser on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Marlboro Municipal Court. She was released on her own recognizance.

John Tufaro, age 28, from Linden Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on January 21, 2016 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski for Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute and Tampering with Physical Evidence. He was held on $55,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Tara Maier, age 22, from Branch Avenue in Little Silver, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. She was released after posting $750.00 bail.

Matthew Estrella, age 24, from Memorial Parkway in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oceanport Municipal Court. He was released after posting $190.00 bail.

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MIDDLETOWN: FIVE BUSTED FOR HEROIN

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014On August 1, 2014 Patrolman Nicholas Haines was on patrol in the area of Highway 35 when he observed a vehicle commit a motor vehicle violation. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop at which point he observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Officer Haines conducted a further investigation which resulted in the recovery of the drug paraphernalia, a bag of heroin and the arrest of Lauren Dosil, age 24, from Twinbrooks Avenue in Middletown, NJ.

Officers conducted a further search incident to the arrest at which point they located 23 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, and further drug paraphernalia.

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RED BANKERS SENTENCED FOR HEROIN IN N.C.

HOT-TOPIC_02Two Red Bank residents were among five New Jerseyans – all said to be members of a gang – who pleaded guilty ad were sentenced for heroin trafficking in North Carolina last week, according to a report by Star News Online.

From the Star News:

The group was arrested March 30, 2012, after a two-month Wilmington Police Department investigation that began with a tip from a confidential informant, according to the release. An investigation revealed that members of the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had contacted local members of the gang…

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COPS: RED BANK WOMAN ATE COCAINE

HOT-TOPIC_01A Red Bank woman tried to eat some of the cocaine in her possession when she and another woman were stopped on traffic violations in Ocean Township early Saturday, police allege.

Ronda Feacher, 37, of William Street, was charged with possession of heroin and cocaine after she and 26-year-old Natacha Perez of Tinton Falls were stopped on Route 18 at around 4 a.m., according to a police report.

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RBR SPOTLIGHTS HEROIN EPIDEMIC

rbr drug forum 022014 rb drug forum 022014 2Recovering drug addict Dave Dolan, right, spoke of his rapid descent from model student to heroin user during a forum on teen substance abuse that attracted dozens of parents and kids to Red Bank Regional Thursday night. Now a graduate student at Monmouth University, Dolan was part of a panel of health professionals, parents of addicts and ex-users assembled to discuss the warning signs and responses to drug use.

“We’re not going to arrest our way out of this problem,” said Charlie Webster, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office, which regards an increase in heroin deaths in the Shore region over the past two years an epidemic.   (Click to enlarge)

AT RFH: TIME TO TALK, ON HEROIN EPIDEMIC

Acting MC Prosecutor Christopher GramiccioniMonmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni will address the area’s heroin epidemic tonight, November 18, during a presentation at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School entitled “It’s Time to Talk.”

Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

According to local law enforcement officials, “It’s Time to Talk” about the alarming rise in heroin-related deaths in Monmouth County.

The general public is invited to participate in a conversation with Acting Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, inside the auditorium at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School tonight, November 18.

RFH is sponsoring the  7 pm event, along with Red Bank Regional High School and the elementary school districts of Fair Haven, Little Silver, and Shrewsbury.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2•Jon Morgan, age 23, from Seabreeze Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 8, 2013 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Burglary, Aggravated Assault and Criminal Mischief. He was held $15,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Andrew Gill, age 19, from Cherry Tree Farm Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 8, 2013 by Patrolman Nicholas Fenezia for Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $15,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Spencer Pitt, age 52, from Highway 35 in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 8, 2013 by Patrolman Albert Scott on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Manalapan Municipal Court and the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held on $1,630.06 bail.

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M’TOWN: MAN CHARGED WITH DWI, LEWDNESS

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• Michael Murphy, age 33, from Brainard Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ, arrested on June 27, 2013 by Patrolman James Beirne on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was help pending a court date.

• Stephen Smith, age 45, from Chapel Hill Road in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on June 26, 2013 by Patrolman Ryan Riffert on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Old Bridge Municipal Court. He was released after posting $500.00 bail.

• Danny Skinner, 3rd, age 20, from New Street in Toms River, NJ, arrested on June 27, 2013 by Patrolman Thomas Russo on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

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