RED BANK: FOODTOWN SCENE OF ASSAULT

AUTHORITIES_RB1An employee of the Red Bank Foodtown wound up in jail after a fist-swinging episode at the store’s customer service desk Saturday afternoon, police said.

Store employee Charles Bennett, 56, of Ambassador Drive, first assaulted a management-level employee and then took on police officers in full view of shoppers, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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SHREWSBURY: PAIR CHARGED IN ATM SCHEME

shrews suspect 081115 1Shrewsbury police arrested two men on fraud-related charges after they rigged a bank ATM machine with data-stealing equipment Sunday, redbankgreen has learned.

Drini Kupi, 26, and Mejdina Miodrag, 32, both of Ridgewood, New York, were apprehended. A third suspect, seen in the surveillance photo at right and and below, is being sought by police, Lieutenant Bob Turner said in a prepared statement.

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PROSECUTOR: NO WRONGDOING IN ARREST

Video of Jeffrey Michel’s arrest on the Brookdale campus last month. (Video by Vincent Cordero)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03The viral-video pepper-spray arrest of a Brookdale Community College student last month was done in “full compliance” with law enforcement guidelines, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office has concluded.

In fact, the officers involved might have been more aggressive in their arrest of Jeffrey Michel without overstepping guidelines established by the state Attorney General, an official in the professional responsibility unit of the prosecutor’s office wrote in a December 8 letter to Brookdale’s dean.

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LINCROFT: CAMPUS ARREST VIDEO GOES VIRAL

Video of Jeffrey Michel’s arrest on the Brookdale campus Friday. (Video posted by Vincent Cordero)

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_03Video of the arrest of a Freehold man on the Lincroft campus of Brookdale Community College last Friday has gone viral, with numerous commenters claiming it shows overly aggressive policing.

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UNGRATEFUL, UNRULY & UNDER ARREST

AUTHORITIES_RB2How’s this for gratitude?

After Red Bank police gave an Ocean County man a ride to the to the borough train station Monday evening, he became belligerent and wound up in the Monmouth County lockup.

The incident began with a call from Char Steakhouse, on Broad Street, where a drunken customer was reported to be harassing other patrons, said police Captain Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: UPS DELIVERY SWIPED

AUTHORITIES_RB1The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 19 to September 26, 2013. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:
Criminal Mischief occurring between 9-19-13 and 9-20-13 North Bridge Ave. restaurant. Owner of establishment reported that unknown person(s) attempted to gain entry by removing screen and taking window off track on side of building. No entry gained. Ptl. James DePonte.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 9-22-13 at Wall Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) keyed her parked vehicle on passenger and driver’s side front quarter panels. Ptl. Nicholas Maletto.

Theft occurring on 9-24-13 at Leroy Place residence. Victim reported that UPS delivered a pair of expensive sunglasses and unknown person(s) stole same from doorstep. Sgt. Robert Gannon.

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RED BANK: BRAWL INJURES FIVE NEAR FIXX

By JOHN T. WARD

AUTHORITIES_RB2Three suspects and two Red Bank cops wound up in the emergency room early Sunday morning as a result of another closing-time brawl among patrons of the nightclub Fixx, police said Tuesday.

Multiple fights, which occurred during a downpour around 2 a.m., yielded a host of criminal charges.

Among them: escaping custody, for suspect who fled with his hands cuffed behind him.

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RED BANK: ANOTHER BOAT ENGINE STOLEN

AUTHORITIES_RB1The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 12 to September 19, 2013. This information is unedited.

CRIMES:
Theft occurring at North Bridge Liquor Store on 9-13-13. Victim reported that an unknown black male subject shoplifted a bottle of Vodka and fled from store without paying for same. Det. Juan Sardo.

Burglary occurring on 9-14-13 at E. Front St.—Convenience Store. Report of front window in door being smashed by unknown subject who then entered store and stole several small items. Ptl. David Smith. [See redbankgreen story of September 19 for more info.]

Criminal Mischief occurring on 9-14-13 at Chestnut St. Victim reported that unknown person pried screen door to residence causing damage. No entry gained. Ptl. Paul Perez.

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RED BANK, SHREWSWBURY MAKE DRUG BUSTS

Red Bank and Shrewsbury police reported separate drug arrests Friday.

From Shrewsbury PD, regarding an incident that occurred at noontime Friday, according to Chief Lou Ferraro:

A Long Branch man has been arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with intent to distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute, Possession of Synthetic Marijuana, and Possession of drug paraphernalia.

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RED BANK TRAFFIC STOP YIELDS DRUG BUST

A Neptune man was in custody after a traffic stop turned up heroin in his vehicle Tuesday morning, Red Bank police said.

Terrell Rainey, 19 was arrested by Sergeant Robert Clayton and Patrolman James DePonte following a motor vehicle stop on Bank Street at 9:45 a.m., according to department spokeman Captain Darren McConnell.

When Clayton attempted to take Rainey into custody on an outstanding warrant issued by the Wall Township municipal court, he physically resisted arrest and had to be subdued by the officers, McConnell said.
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MIDDLETOWN COPS BUST FOUR IN FAMILY

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

call-in-the-authorities• On February 5, 2013 the Middletown Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit executed a search warrant at a Campbell Avenue residence in the Belford section of Middletown. The warrant execution was a result of a month long investigation conducted by Detective Kevin Gardiner and Officers Richard Fulham and Anthony Bumbico regarding the sale of illegal narcotics from the home.

Police arrested Daniel Murphy, age 22, for Possession of under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. He was also charged with Burglary, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property after police recovered items that had been reported stolen from a vehicle in 2010 as well as street signs stolen from multiple township streets. He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $20,607.00 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thomas Scully of the Monmouth County Superior Court.

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RED BANK POLICE BLOTTER

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 23 to November 30, 2012. This information is unedited.

Criminal Mischief occurring at West Sunset Ave. on 11-24-12. Victim reported that parked vehicle was damaged by unknown person(s), scratches on bumper. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

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DRIVER CHARGED IN TUSSLE WITH COPS

call-in-the-authoritiesA Neptune man faces a handful of charges after he got into an altercation with police last Saturday night, the Fair Haven PD reports.

Allante Williams, 24 of Neptune, was stopped at 11:16 p.m. that night by Detective Jesse Dykstra for operating a vehicle with a headlight out, and was found to have outstanding contempt of court warrants pending from Neptune and Spring Lake, police said in a statement.

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RECENT RED BANK POLICE ACTIVITY

rbpd-patrol-083111The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 16 to September 23, 2011. Bulletins for the period of August 26 to September 16 are not available, a department employee tells redbankgreen. This information is unedited.

Lost or missing report on 9-20-11 at 362 Broad St.-Foodtown.  Victim reported that while shopping, she inadvertently left her purse in the store.  Upon returning purse was not located. Contained medication, keys, etc. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

Theft occurring on 9-20-11 at Wallace Street Parking lot.  Victim reported that unknown person(s) siphoned gas from her gas tank of parked vehicle.  Ptl. Matthew Ehrenreich.

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QUIET WEEK ON THE STREETS OF RED BANK

rbpd-patrolcarThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of March 18 to March 25, 2011. The information appears here unedited.

Theft occurring on 3-20-11 at Riverview Plaza. Victim reported that a Blackberry cell phone was stolen from room. Ptl. Dawn Shields.

Theft reported on 3-23-11 at Spring St. residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole checks from her residence. Ptl. Jorge Torres.

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RED BANK POLICE BLOTTER

The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of February 25 to March 4, 2011. The information appears here unedited.

authorities2bCriminal Mischief occurring at Shrewsbury Ave. between 2-18-11 and 2-26-11. Victim reported that unknown person(s) broke rear window in garage. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

Criminal Mischief occurring W. Front St.-Bluffs between 2-26-11 and 2-17-11. Report of three exterior lanterns lining the wall had been damaged by unknown person(s). Ptl. David Smith.

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RED BANK POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT

rbpd-patrol-webThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 21 to February 04, 2011. The information appears here unedited.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-22-11 at W. Front St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) damaged light pole on property. Ptl. Paul Perez.

Theft occurring on 1-24-11 at West St. residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) entered his room and stole a gold rope bracelet. Lt. Eliot Ramos.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-27-11 at Broad St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) spray-painted graffiti on to inside wall of residence. Ptl. Gary Watson

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BLOTTER: THIEVES HIT CHURCH AND SCHOOL

rbpd6 doorThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of September 10 to September 1, 2010. The information appears here unedited. [Because of a clerical error, a year-old report appeared briefly on redbankgreen yesterday.]

Theft occurring between 9-9-10 and 9-10-10 at Bridge Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole bicycle described as a boy’s specialized brand, black in color from rear yard. Ptl. Robert Campanella.

Theft occurring on 9-11-10 at Water Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole bike described as a blue woman’s beach cruiser from sidewalk. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

Burglary occurring at Broad Street – Church on 9-12-10. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) gained entry into church and stole cash from reception office and collection boxes. Ptl. Robert Campanella.

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