Friday, May 17, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from Red Bank Police Department records. It does not indicate convictions.
Red Bank police reported the following incidents in the past week: • Criminal mischief was reported on May 10 on Branch Avenue vacant residence. Someone had pried open the apartment door at the residence, police said. Last time property was checked was in February of 2013. Patrolman Michael Zadlock took the report. • Criminal mischief was reported on May 12 at Riverview Plaza. Graffiti was reported to have been spray-painted on garbage cans, a lamppost, garage and the side of a building. Patrolman George Travostino took the report. • Criminal mischief was reported on May 13 on Monmouth Street. Victim reported that someone threw small stones inside and on top of air conditioning units in rear of a business there. Stones were also …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
McKenna faces the DWI and two related charges in Tinton Falls
Former Red Bank Mayor Ed McKenna will appear in Tinton Falls Municipal Court on June 11 to answer to the driving while intoxicated and related charges lodged against him following a single-car collision on the Garden State Parkway, officials at Tinton Falls court said Thursday afternoon. "The incident occurred on Garden State Parkway north around milemarker 108 on May 13 (Monday) at 9:50 p.m.," NJ State Police Spokesman Brian Polite said. McKenna, 63, is now facing driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and unsafe lane change charges by NJ State Police, who patrol the parkway, after "the investigation indicated that McKenna was traveling north in the express lanes of the parkway when he lost control of his vehicle (a Mercedes), …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A look at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. and activity kicking off National Police Week. Is there an officer who you would like to mention for doing a great job? Tell us.
They rode for those who died. And they live for the honor of protecting and serving. After the ride, that's how Red Bank Police Patrolman John Camarca described his and the perspecitve of many fellow officers participating in the Police Unity Tour, biking in honor of officers lost in the line of duty to Washington D.C. to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. They're there now. And, starting with a candlelight service, National Police Week 2013 was kicked off. There's a lot to take in, Camarca said and showed in photos. "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived," said an inscription on the memorial. And there was more there to serve as a reminder of why law enforcement officers do what they do…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The tour ended on Sunday, kicking off a week-long series of events commemorating National Police Week.
They call it the Police Unity Tour. It's an annual law enforcement event inspired by unity in remembrance of nearly 20,000 officers who died in the line of duty. Police officers from all over the U.S. bike to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., each sponsoring the memory of a fallen officer. They arrived at their destination on Sunday. Among those riding were Red Bank and Shrewsbury officers who started their ride May 9 from East Hanover, NJ among roughly 700 riders, Red Bank Police Patrolman John Camarca told Patch after arriving in D.C.. On the first day, the 700 who left from East Hanover rode to 60 miles to Wilmington, DE, Camarca said. On the fourth day they arrived in D.C.. "It was raining hard, and it…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from Shrewsbury Police Department records. It does not indicate convictions.
Shrewsbury police reported the following incidents and arrests from May 3 to 10: Incidents: • There was a report of lost property in the area of Thornbrook Drive taken on May 3. Patrolman Ralph Latham is investigating. • There was a report of a theft of a generator valued at approximately $1,000 from a Sycamore Avenue property on May 4. Sgt. Michael Gallagher is investigating. • There was a report of lost property in the area of Broad Street on May 8. The property, valued at approximately $4,000 was later recovered and returned to the owner by Detective James Ramsey. • Police reported a burglary in the area of Sycamore Avenue on May 9 with approximately $4,000 worth of merchandise/property stolen. Detective Sgt. Robert Turner, Sgt. Michael…
The following information was obtained directly from Red Bank police records. It does not indicate convictions.
• Tanya Johnson, 27, of Red Bank was arrested on May 7 in the area of S. Pearl Street and charged with simple assault by Patrolman Jorge Torres. • Luis Fuentes-Morales, 21, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 6 in the area of Monmouth Street and charged with simple assault by Patrolman Nicholas Maletto. • Joseph Scopellite, 21, of Colts Neck, was arrested on May 5 in the area of W. Front Street and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Capt. Darren McConnell. • George Naeder, 56, of Red Bank, was arrested on May 3 in the area of Bridge Avenue and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman Ashon Lovick. * Police also arrested seven people on contempt of court charges.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Strange week in Monmouth County crime stories
This was not your typical week in crime in Monmouth County. From the indictment of a top school administrator to the arrest of a music teacher, this week’s crime stories ran the gamut. Here are the top Patch-reported crime stories from around Monmouth County: Police: Manalapan Guitar Teacher Spanked Student for Sexual Gratification A Musician’s Workshop guitar teacher has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child after investigators discovered he was spanking a music student for his own sexual gratification, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Friday. The alleged assault of the student, who was under 13, took place some time in the past few months. Family Enters Guilty Pleas …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from Red Bank Police Department records.
Red Bank police reported the following incidents between May 3 and 8: • A theft was reported on May 3 at Brown Place. The victim reported that former tenants allegedly stole garden stone benches, a fountain, a lawn edger, a front door and a ladder when moving out. Patrolman Ashon Lovick took the report and is investigating. • An incident of criminal mischief was reported on May 3 at Chestnut and West streets. The victim reported that a person threw a water bottle out of the window of a bus, striking his vehicle and damaging the plastic guard below the windshield wipers. Patrolman David Hicks took the report. • An incident of criminal mischief was reported to have occurred sometime between May 3 and 4 on East Front Street. The victim …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Stephen Moore's ex-wife and former father-in-law admitted to his murder; former mother-in-law pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot of Moore's mother.
A father and daughter pleaded guilty in a 2010 Long Branch murder, while the matriarch copped to her role in trying to set up a hit on the victim’s mother. Thomas Dorsett, 66, and Kathleen Dorsett, 38, of Ocean Township, appeared before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mellaci, Jr. on Thursday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of Stephen Moore of Manchester. Thomas Dorsett admitted striking Moore, Kathleen Dorsett’s ex-husband, in the head with a cylinder-shaped metal object on Aug. 16, 2010. Moore’s body was discovered in the trunk of his mother’s burning car in Long Branch. Thomas Dorsett also pleaded to one count of arson for hire for paying Anthony Morris, 31, of Long Branch $…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The following information was obtained directly from Monmouth County arrest records. It does not indicate a conviction.
Red Bank police have arrested an area man on charges in connection with a 2012 armed robbery in town. Joshua Stepney, 28, of 60 William St., Tinton Falls, was arrested on May 2 for his part in a robbery "in the area of" 3 West Front Street on Nov. 18, 2012, according to the complaint warrant. Stepney allegedly put the robbery victim "in fear of immediate bodily injury while committing a theft," it said. That information was obtained by the co-defendant in the alleged crime while making a video statement during the investigation, according to the complaint. Stepney was held on $50,000 bail with no 10 percent option, set by Judge William Himelman.