RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER’S KILLER SENTENCED

Andrew Hill was a 26-year-old second lieutenant at the Westside Hose Company when he was killed. (Photo from Facebook. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

The admitted killer of Red Bank firefighter Andrew Hill has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crime, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office reported Friday.

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RED BANK: MAN ADMITS KILLING FIREFIGHTER

Firefighter Andrew Hill in a 2018 photo on his Facebook page. (Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A 24-year-old Red Bank man has admitted guilt in the 2018 stabbing death of volunteer borough firefighter Andrew Hill, the Asbury Park Press reported Tuesday.

Hill, a 26-year-old second lieutenant at the Westside Hose Company, died in the early hours of May 27, shortly after being stabbed just blocks away from the Leighton Avenue firehouse where he found his purpose in life.

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RED BANK: ‘GOING HOME’ FOR FIREFIGHTER

Engine 96 of the Westside Hose Company, bearing the casket of slain Red Bank volunteer firefighter Andrew Hill, leads a procession past the Leighton Avenue firehouse Tuesday. A contingent of pipes and drums, with representatives from Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Hudson counties, played ‘Going Home’ as the cortege passed, en route to a cemetery in Tinton Falls. (Video by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

 

RED BANK: HONORS FOR SLAIN FIREFIGHTER

Firefighters gathered at Calvary Baptist Church for a special service in memory of Andrew Hill prior to his funeral. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank firefighters gave a formal sendoff Tuesday to one of their own, a 26-year-old volunteer slain just blocks away from the firehouse where he found his purpose in life, in the words of Mayor Pasquale Menna.

In an open casket at the Calvary Baptist Church on Bridge Avenue, Andrew Hill‘s remains were dressed in the formal blue firefighters’ uniform he’d recently finished paying for.

Outside, the fire engine on which he’d answered numerous alarms waited to carry his casket to a cemetery.

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RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER’S FUNERAL SET

A tribute marks the place on Tilton Avenue where Andrew Hill was found stabbed early Sunday. He died a short while later at Riverview Medical Center. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank emergency personnel are planning a white-glove sendoff for one of their own next week.

Volunteer firefighter and first-aider Andrew Hill, 26, died early Sunday, shortly after he was stabbed on Tilton Avenue at the corner of Bank Street, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office.

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RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER STABBED TO DEATH

The scene of Saturday night’s killing. Neighbors said the victim was seen lying in the roadway in front of the van seen above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

A Red Bank volunteer firefighter was stabbed to death early Sunday morning and another borough man was charge with his killing, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office reported.

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RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN KNIFE ATTACK

2017_authorities_cherrytop_rb3A Red Bank man was slashed with a knife on Shrewsbury Avenue last week, police Chief Darren McConnell said Thursday.

Nestor Faustino, 25, of Deforrest Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault in the case, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: TWO SLASHED AT PARTY

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v3Two men were slashed by a knife-wielding assailant at a party in Red Bank early Friday morning, police said.

One of the victims, a 46-year-old male, suffered a facial laceration and was transported by MONOC ambulance to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following the 1:30 a.m. incident, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: MAN GETS 14 YEARS FOR MURDER

9-bank-door2Broken glass littered the porch of the Bank Street house where Larry Yarbrough Jr., below, was murdered in 2011. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

larry-yarbroughA Red Bank man was sentenced to 14 years in state prison for  stabbing death of another borough resident three years ago.

Four months after he pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and aggravated assault, Jose Olivares-Palma, 26, was sentenced Wednesday for killing Larry Yarborough, 39, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said in a prepared statement released Thursday morning.

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M’TOWN MAN INDICTED IN STORE ATTACK

The man accused of viciously stabbing a shopper at a Bed Bath and Beyond store in Middletown last January has been indicted on an attempted murder charge by a Monmouth County grand jury, authorities reported Friday.

Tyrik Haynes, a 19-year-old township resident, has been held on $1.05 million bail since the attack, in which a 29-year-old Keansburg woman was repeatedly stabbed in the Route 35 housewares store.

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STABBING SUSPECT HELD ON $1M BAIL

This just in from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office in Freehold:

A Middletown man was arrested Thursday and charged with stabbing a woman inside the Bed, Bath and Beyond store in Middletown, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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MIDDLETOWN STABBING VICTIM ‘CRITICAL’

A 29-year-old Keansburg woman was in stable but critical condition Thursday night after being stabbed repeatedly at a housewares store in Middletown, the Star-Ledger website NJ.com reports.

A 19-year-old suspect, Tyrik Haynes, of Middletown, was in custody, facing attempted murder and other charges in the attack, which occurred at the Bed Bath & Beyond store on Route 35 North.

The victim, who was not immediately identified by authorities, “was taken by helicopter to an area hospital where she is listed in critical but stable condition,” according to the report.

CBS News in New York identified the victim as Kerri Dalton, citing her family as its source. Dalton had a baby with her and was inside the store when the attack occurred, but the child was unhurt, CBS reported.

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RUMSON MAN CHARGED IN KEANSBURG STABBING

A 23-year-old Rumson man was in Monmouth County lockup Monday on an attempted murder charge for stabbing a man at a party in Keansburg Keyport early Sunday morning, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Timothy Glassco Jr., of Avenue of Two Rivers, was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, the Press reports, citing a news release by Keansburg Deputy Police Chief Michael Pigot.

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YARBROUGH DEATH INSPIRES CALL FOR UNITY

yarbrough-vigil3 Mourners gathered outside the Bank Street house where a melee led to the fatal knifing of Larry Yarbrough and the serious wounding of another man on August 7. (Photos by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

yarbrough-vigil2By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Almost a week after the stabbing death of Larry Yarbrough, friends and relatives by the dozens filled a Red Bank street Saturday to push for action against his alleged killers while urging others to band together to prevent another tragedy from happening again.

Members of Yarbrough’s family led a procession down of about 200 down Shrewsbury Avenue to the Bank Street scene of the killing and held a vigil at a makeshift memorial where balloons, candles, pictures and bottles of liquor lay next to the sidewalk.

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YARBROUGH: MEMORIES, QUESTIONS LINGER

l-yarbrough-srLarry Yarbrough Sr., with a picture of his son, also shown below, who was stabbed to death in Red Bank early Sunday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

larry-yarbroughAs investigators continue to look into the stabbing death of a Red Bank man and the critical wounding of another early Sunday, little information remains available about the incident, and the victim’s father says he’s as in the dark about it as everybody else.

Friends and other family, too, are looking for answers in the death of one of Red Bank’s own, a fun-loving man who, despite a checkered past, was on the up and up and proud of his progress as a worker and father to a young daughter, they say.

Now is not the time to get caught in the negativity or the tension surrounding the death of Larry Yarbrough Jr., they said Wednesday night at the bimonthly meeting of the borough council. It’s the time to come together as a community.

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LANDLORD CLAIMS POST-MURDER BURGLARY

yarbrough-memorialA curbside memorial to stabbing victim Larry Yarbrough decorates a tree outside 9 Bank Street. Below, the home’s cleared-out living room, with a broken window boarded over. (Click to enlarge)

living-roomThe owner of the Red Bank house that was the scene of a fatal knife-and-bottle melee early Sunday says the house was burglarized soon after crime-scene tape was removed by police Monday afternoon.

Landlord Sandra Meva tells redbankgreen that tenants contacted her shortly after investigators allowed them to return to the house at 9 Bank Street around 1 p.m. Monday and told her the house was in the process of being burglarized in broad daylight.

“They were just pulling stuff – their stuff – out of the house,” Meva said of the burglars.

Police, however, have a different account.

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TWO CHARGED IN STABBING DEATH

just_in1Two Red Bank men were arrested Monday on murder charges following a knife-and-bottle fight that left a third man dead on Bank Street early Sunday morning, Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter Warshaw tells redbankgreen.

A second victim remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, Warshaw said.

Arrested in Lakewood on weapons and murder charges were Jose Francisco Oliveres-Palma, 25, of River Street and Genarro Guerrero-Montes, of 9 Bank Street, the house outside which police, responding to a report of a disturbance, found the two victims lying in the street with “multiple stab wounds” before dawn Sunday, Warhsaw said.

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COPS PROBE BANK STREET HOMICIDE

9-bank9-bank-door2Red Bank police and investigators from the Monmouth County Prosecutors office are investigating a homicide committed at 9 Bank Street at around 3 a.m. Sunday. Glass from a broken window and storm door litter the front porch, right. Sources tell redbankgreen two victims were stabbed, and one died, but official confirmation and details were not immediately available. (Click to enlarge)

RED BANK POLICE STALLED ON STAB PROBE

just_in1A 10-day old stabbing has left a New York City woman hospitalized and Red Bank police short of information, a department spokesman says.

The Queens woman, whose name police are not identifying, is at Riverview Medical Center recovering from a single stab wound to the stomach and emergency surgery, says Captain Darren McConnell.

But who stabbed her, and where, remain mysteries.

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MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER STABBING

By DUSTIN RACIOPPIjust_in1

A Long Branch man is in critical condition after being stabbed “numerous times” on Red Bank’s West Side early this morning, police said in statement.

No arrests have been made after Ja’Sheem Eyem-Supreme Allah, also known as Sean Stovall, 38, was assaulted and stabbed in an altercation in the parking lot of the Bates Lodge on Shrewsbury Avenue just after midnight, police said.

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MAN STABBED WITH SCREWDRIVER

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A Red Bank man was stabbed by a screwdriver-wielding acquaintance on River Street Saturday night, borough police reported today.

Here’s the text of an announcement from department spokesman Captain Darren McConnell:
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