41° Clear

RED BANK: CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR FOR POT SHOP

red bank galleriaThe Galleria’s application indicated the business would be located in space now occupied by Siam Garden. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThree months after Red Bank changed its zoning laws to allow sales of medical marijuana, the borough has rejected its first application for a retail pot shop, officials said Wednesday night.

The denial appears to underscore one of the main problems such a business would have to navigate: limitations on their proximity to schools and parks.

Read More »

RED BANK: TATTOO, MEDICAL POT ZONES OK’D

Under the changes, medical marijuana dispensaries are now allowed in retail zones, and tattoo parlors are permitted in additional zones. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njAs expected, the Red Bank council approved measures on medical marijuana shops and tattoo parlors Wednesday.

Officials also introduced an ordinance to recognize a turn toward do-it-yourself crafts and other forms of “commercial recreation” downtown.

Read More »

RED BANK: TATTOO & POT ZONING MULLED

Councilman Erik Yngstrom, seen here on election night in 2016, says he has “a bunch” of tattoos, and initiated the expansion of tattoo parlor zoning. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Once widely seen as evidence of moral decay, tattoos and pot may soon have a place among the nail salons, ice cream shops and restaurants in downtown Red Bank.

Read More »

FAIR HAVEN: TOWN TAKES UP POT DEBATE

Councilmen Bob Marchese, center, and Jon Peters, with Business Administrator Theresa Casagrande in foreground, at Monday night’s meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven officials mulled joining other towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties in opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana Monday night.

But the discussion was left unfinished, as council members differed over what specifically they would oppose of Governor Phil Murphy’s plans for legalization, and what they would find acceptable.

Read More »

RED BANK: HOT PAN FILLS HOUSE WITH SMOKE

rb fire 090716A pan left on a hot stove filled a home at 207 East Bergen Place in Red Bank with smoke shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. A contingent of volunteer firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to the alarm. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3

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.

Read More »

RED BANK: WEST SIDE GOES DARK, BRIEFLY

rb outage 051116 2rb outage 051116 1A portion of Red Bank’s West Side, including a stretch of Shrewsbury Avenue, above, was briefly without electricity Tuesday night as a result of a burned wire at Bridge Avenue and Chestnut Street, right. First Energy/JCP&L reported about 427 customers affected in the 90-minute outage before power was restored at 10 p.m.

During the outage, volunteer firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak on a darkened block of Shrewsbury Avenue near Monmouth Street. Fire Chief Chris Soden said no evidence of a leak was detected; other neighbors reported smelling a skunk or marijuana. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

 

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Paul Maclear, age 45, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Michelle Tropp, age 24, from Maplewood Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of Heroin, Unlawful of Possession of Alprazolam and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released pending a court date.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Cherry Chadwick, age 38, from Clarissa Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 30, 2015 by Police Officer Tara Stucy for Shoplifting and Conspiracy. She was held on $10,000.00 bail with a 10% option set by Judge Nicole Sonnenblick.

Patricia Chadwick, age 35, from Shoreland Terrace in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 30, 2015 by Corporal Thomas Meckier for Shoplifting and Conspiracy. She was held on $10,000.00 bail set by Judge Nicole Sonnenblick.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Jonah Fernandez, age 26, from Reading Road in Edison, NJ, arrested on November 15, 2015 by Patrolman Kent Thornton for Aggravated Assault. He was released after posting $5,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

Thomas May, age 44, from Harmony Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on November 14, 2015 by Patrolman Nicholas Haines on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $1,000.00 bail.

Gene Gallo, age 44, from Waterman Avenue in Sea Bright, NJ, arrested on November 14, 2015 by Patrolman John Mele on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was released after posting $600.00 bail.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Brandon Soto, age 18, from Thompson Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 30, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for receiving stolen property. He was released pending a court date.

 John Scalzo, age 20, from Davis Lane in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on October 31, 2015 by Patrolman Richard Fulham for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was released pending a court appearance.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Stephanie Cotto, age 26, from Garfield Avenue in Belford, NJ, arrested on October 15, 2015 by Patrolman Ryan Maguire on Contempt of Court warrants issued by the Middletown and Tinton Falls Municipal Court. He was held on $1,750.00 bail.

John Coughlin, age 51, from Cheryl Drive in Iselin, NJ, arrested on October 14, 2015 by Patrolman Antonio Ciccone on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2Thomas Menendez, age 51, from Geary Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 5, 2015 by Patrolman Greg Buhowski on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Perth Amboy Municipal Court. He was held on $100,000.00 bail.

Maureen Strong, age 42, from Swimming River Road in Middletown, NJ, arrested on October 5, 2015 by Patrolman Ryan Maguire on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Rumson Municipal Court. She was released after posting $164.00 bail.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN2-2014

Christopher Ditursi, age 50, from Deepdale Drive in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 25, 2015 by Patrolman Joseph Alhemeyer on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Shakie Johnson, age 18, from Shephard Avenue in East Orange, NJ, arrested on September 24, 2015 by Patrolman Brady Carr on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was held on $1,000.00 bail.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
AUTHORITIES_MTOWN3

Daniel Cunniffe, age 47, from Leonardville Road in Belford, NJ, arrested on September 14, 2015 by Patrolman Daniel Benbrook on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting bail.

Eric Collins, age 36, from Neptune Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 14, 2015 by Patrolman Ryan Maguire for Simple Assault and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Keyport Municipal Court. He was released after posting $778.00 bail.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
AUTHORITIES_MTOWN3

Samadd Jenkins, age 20, from Stuyvesant Avenue in Irvington, NJ, arrested on September 7, 2015 by Patrolman Scott Davis on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Newark Municipal Court. He was held on $500.00 bail.

Eric Buck, age 33, from Kimberly Court in Middletown, NJ, arrested on September 7, 2015 by Patrolman Jesse Toma for Simple Assault. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge Richard Thompson.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.
AUTHORITIES_MTOWN3

Talia Lopez, age 24, from Easton Avenue in Somerset, NJ, arrested on August 25, 2015 by Patrolman Patrick Leonard for Driving While Intoxicated. She was released pending a court date.

Paige Padla, age 19, from Statesir Place in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 25, 2015 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana. She was released pending a court date.

Read More »

MIDDLETOWN: CRIMES & ARRESTS

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN1

Michael Kiernan, age 61, from Monmouth Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on August 13, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Heroin. He was released pending a court date.

Sean Figaro, age 21, from Garfield Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on August 16, 2015 by Sergeant Anthony Bagileo for on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the East Orange Municipal Court. He was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Read More »