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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS
RED BANK: Police blotter for December includes reported theft of $1,950 from a vehicle's glove compartment.
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RED BANK: March police blotter includes spray-paint vandalism, three DWI arrests and a charge of criminal sexual contact involving a minor.
RED BANK: Arrests for marijuana possession continued in days leading up to legalization, police blotter for February shows.
RED BANK: Borough man flees traffic stop on foot. Cops capture and charge him with having 'large quantity' of heroin and a loaded gun.
RED BANK: FIVE-MAN OVERDOSE A MYSTERY
RED BANK: Police still sorting out how five men apparently overdosed, and two of them died, in Bank Street house early Sunday.
RED BANK: TWO OF FIVE DEAD AFTER ODs
RED BANK: Two men died and three other were hospitalized after an apparent group overdose in a Bank Street house early Sunday, police say.
RED BANK: COPS CHARGE ROBBERS & VICTIMS
RED BANK: Attempted street robbery by two men leads to altercation and charges against alleged robbers and victims alike.
RED BANK: A predawn raid on a West Side house resulted in the arrest of two brothers on drug and weapons charges, police said.
RED BANK: RAID NETS HEROIN, OTHER DRUGS
RED BANK: A predawn raid on an East Side house resulted in the arrest of a man and woman on charges of dealing drugs, including heroin, police said.
RED BANK: OPIOID ADDICTION CITED IN OBIT
RED BANK: The obituary of a former borough resident who died of a drug overdose last week includes some unusually frank talk about his addiction.
RED BANK: K-9 AIDS BIG DRUG BUST
RED BANK: Police dog Hunter hunts down a large cache of drugs, including heroin, after suspect flees traffic stop on foot and discards bag.
SHREWSBURY: SEABROOK ZONE ISSUE CITED
SHREWSBURY: Borough tells controversial new drug counseling center that its plan for group sessions doesn't comply with zoning.
SHREWSBURY: CHRISTIE IN CLASH OVER REHAB
SHREWSBURY: Governor Chris Christie opens new outpatient drug counseling center here by shouting down protestors as "ignorant" NIMBYs.
SHREWSBURY: CHRISTIE TO OPEN REHAB UNIT
SHREWSBURY: Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to cut the ribbon on a new outpatient drug addiction treatment center here Thursday.
RED BANK: DRUG OVERDOSE CASES SOARING
RED BANK: Borough police are "constantly" answering drug overdose calls these days, chief says as county prosecutor releases data showing OD deaths soaring.
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. Brian Vanlenten, age 35, from West Front Street in Keyport, NJ, arrested on April 11, 2016Continue reading "MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER"
RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN COPPER THEFT
An 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 midstContinue reading "RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN COPPER THEFT"
MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. Vanessa Flores, age 21, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016Continue reading "MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER"
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. Valerie Waldman, age 35, from Berkeley Place in Eatontown, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 byContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER"
MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER
Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department. Thomas Earls, age 55, from Chadwell Court in Neptune, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 byContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER"
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CRASH ON LEIGHTON
The driver of this car was headed north on Leighton Avenue when they it hit an SUV pulling a work trailer headed in south in the opposing la ...
CAR VS STREET SIGN
The driver of this Mercedes hopped the curb and toppled the street sign at the corner of South Pearl and Drs. James Parker Boulevard Wednesd ...
SKETCHES OF RED BANK BY LOCAL ARTIST MICHAEL WHITE
Sketches of Red Bank scenes have been floating around on social media and we thought they deserved some spotlight. First appearing in our fe ...
POLE DOWN
Utility pole falls on English Plaza shop Forge after being struck by SUV shortly before noon. No injuries reported, though 86-year-old drive ...
YO, ADRIAN!
It’s a tough turn for our hero as Rocky Balboa is relegated to the curb for trash pickup on Locust Avenue. We’ll have to go back ...
“EL PALOMO” IS IN THE HOUSE
Jesus Rios, a mariachi singer who performs under the stage name “El Palomo” (The dove) pauses for a moment before entering a bac ...
CROC SPOTTED IN RIVER
Frighteningly hideous and green, a solitary Croc lurked ominously amid the flotsam and foam in the Navesink River alongside the Red Bank Fir ...
KISS ICON REFLECTS ON BROADWALK
A Swarovski crystal-bedazzled self-portrait painting of Paul Stanley, longtime singer and guitarist for the rock band Kiss peers out from a ...
CHISELIN’ AWAY
Marcelo Garcia Lopez works with hammer and chisel on a new feature for his flower garden on Shrewsbury Avenue: a hollow in a carved log in w ...
STORM CLEANUP CONTINUES
  Saturday’s storm sent a tree toppling on this house on Bank Street, damaging the roof. Workers Wednesday could be seen removing ...
SNAPPING IN THE BREEZE
RED BANK: Blustery winds had the flags in Riverside Gardens Park snapping Monday evening.
POWER LINE DOWN
Red Bank firefighters were on scene at Manor Drive dealing with a live power line Monday afternoon. There was no immediate report of fire. T ...
TAR BEACH SOLSTICE
Aldo Quiroz of Ocean Township came ready with his beach chair and found a shady spot to spend his lunch hour in a parking lot off Broad Stre ...
GOING GREY
Workers painting the stone facade of the PNC Bank at the corner of Broad and Harding Thursday morning. An upgrade? Maybe it’s just pri ...
COFFEE & WILDLIFE
RED BANK: The best wildlife show in town can be taken in from a waterfront bench outside the public library, and it's totally free.
FAWNING OVER HER BABY
A mother deer and her fawn were spotted between a row of garages on Hudson Avenue and some trees alongside the Broad Street parking lots. Re ...
EVENING ESCAPE
RED BANK: Sailors in Monmouth Boat Club's weekly racing series found tranquil conditions on the Navesink River Tuesday evening.
PEAK COLOR ON BROAD
RED BANK: A year after they were installed, downtown mini gardens have added to "transformational" improvements, says business owner.
RED BANK: FAIRIES MOVE IN ON WHITE STREET
Red Bank: Girl scouts turns tiny parking lot plot of dirt into a "magical girls sparkle garden."
TRAINING UNDER FIRE
RED BANK: Volunteer firefighters train to cut into pitched roofs under active fire conditions.