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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A brief standoff with a knife-wielding man on Monday ended without injury and resulted in the man’s arrest for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon forContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN: POLICE BLOTTER"
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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The recurring — and alarming — theme for Middletown’s police officers this week was dealing with alleged drunks crashing into things. There were five reported car accidentsContinue reading "DRUNK DRIVING RAMPANT IN MIDDLETOWN"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A man rollerblading in the area of Brandywine Way in Middletown was assaulted by three men Sunday, police said. According to Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger, the unidentifiedContinue reading "ROLLERBLADER ASSAULTED ON SKATE HOME"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI It was a tense situation for one Garden State Parkway driver earlier this week who was being chased by a man claiming to be a State PoliceContinue reading "FAKE COP BUSTED IN ROAD RAGE"
COPS: CLERK POCKETED CASH
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI An employee at the Target on Route 35 was taken from the store in cuffs last week after police say she pocketed cash that was supposed toContinue reading "COPS: CLERK POCKETED CASH"
NEEDLES AND PIPES RULE POLICE REPORTS
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Lots of drug arrests in this week’s police activity report in Middletown. In one case, a man left a needle and bag of heroin in plain viewContinue reading "NEEDLES AND PIPES RULE POLICE REPORTS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown police shut down a bar/liquor store last weekend after an inspection showed none of the employees had state-issued cards to serve alcohol. The inspection also yieldedContinue reading "COPS SHUT DOWN MIDDLETOWN BAR"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI A father and two sons were arrested after a lengthy undercover investigation by Middletown police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, police said. The three-month investigation ledContinue reading "DAD, SONS BUSTED IN M’TOWN DRUG STING"
TEEN BUSTED FOR NAVESINK BURGLARY
A Middletown police cruiser. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In this week’s roundup of police activity, Middletown police made a burglary bust at a homeContinue reading "TEEN BUSTED FOR NAVESINK BURGLARY"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a 10-hour search that started early Tuesday morning for four missing boaters who reported their boat sinking off Sandy Hook Bay,Continue reading "COAST GUARD: MISSING BOAT CALL A HOAX"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown police busted a Keansburg man late last month for allegedly submitting a false prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills at a pharmacy in the Navesink section ofContinue reading "M’TOWN COPS MAKE RX FRAUD ARREST"
FULL OF VODKA, COVERED IN BLOOD
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Drugs and alcohol dominate the Middletown police blotter this week, which includes at least two drunken driving arrests in which the drivers are alleged to have hadContinue reading "FULL OF VODKA, COVERED IN BLOOD"
PRISONER BUSTED IN 2008 BURGLARY
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI In this week’s recap of Middletown police activity, a high school girl was assaulted  at school, a teen was busted trying to buy whiskey and a prisonerContinue reading "PRISONER BUSTED IN 2008 BURGLARY"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown police made several arrests over the weekend, including one of a man accused of drunkenly smashing a vehicle into the back of a paint truck andContinue reading "COPS: DRUNK DRIVER CRASHES IN WORK ZONE"
GUN WAVER AMONG M’TOWN ARRESTEES
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI One man was arrested for waving a gun and threatening to use it, another was arrested for stealing from a food store and two were cuffed afterContinue reading "GUN WAVER AMONG M’TOWN ARRESTEES"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Mater Dei High School‘s former dean of students was arrested by Middletown police Tuesday on sexual assault charges. Police say William Miltner, who worked at the schoolContinue reading "MATER DEI DEAN CHARGED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT"
M’TOWN POLICE MAKE 5 WEEKEND ARRESTS
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Middletown police made five arrests over the weekend, with incidents including two failed burglary attempts and somebody allegedly trying to lift candy, socks and lawn care productsContinue reading "M’TOWN POLICE MAKE 5 WEEKEND ARRESTS"
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Yet another busy week for Middletown police, the department reports, with seven arrests the last five days. In today’s weekly roundup from Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger, there’sContinue reading "MIDDLETOWN COP ARRESTS BELT-SWINGER"
BUSY WEEK FOR MIDDLETOWN POLICE
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI Capping a busy week in Middletown, police reported an array of arrests for offenses including hard-drug sales, car break-ins and a slew of St. Patty’s Day disorderlies.Continue reading "BUSY WEEK FOR MIDDLETOWN POLICE"
COPS SAY TENANT FACING EVICTION SET FIRE
A 31-year-old Middletown man was arrested for setting fire to a Harmony Road home Wednesday. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge) By DUSTIN RACIOPPI After being told he wasContinue reading "COPS SAY TENANT FACING EVICTION SET FIRE"
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RHAPSODY ON ICE
RED BANK: On a cool-ish summer evening, keyboardist NGXB entertained customers of Strollo's Italian Ice with renderings of 'Bohemian Rhapsod ...
PUDDLE BE GONE
A work crew was out this week attacking the site of the notoriously persistent puddle at the corner of Broad and Mechanic Streets. This phot ...
SMALLS FOR MAYOR?
We at redbankgreen remain neutral in political affairs and never make endorsements. But we have to say Borough Clerk Laura Reinertsen’ ...
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.