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Parkway Accident Kills One, Injures Two

Six Skateboarders Arrested

Four juveniles and two adults cited

Skateboarders are a common site next door in downtown Red Bank, especially at Riverside Gardens and Marine parks, where mostly teens can be seen grinding the rails and jumping the steps on most any dry day.

The parks have been common gathring spots for skateboarders from all over the area, including Rumson and Fair Haven skaters who are not supposed to be skating in the Fair Haven Acme parking lot or throughout town.The fun and games are, of course, illegal.

Four minors and two adults were recently arrested on West Front Street in violation of the borough's skateboarding ordinance.

Red Bank Police Chief Stephen McCarthy has said in the past that police aren't necessarily looking to cite anyone for skateboarding, especially if they're using it for transportation and not bothering pedestrians. Police will often warn violators but will resort to employing local law if need be.

On Dec. 6, Nicholas Dresch, 19, of Red Bank and Connor Walsh, 19, of Long Branch were arrested in the area of West Front Street for violating the skateboarding ordinance, police said. Also arrested were four juveniles, ages 15 to 17, from Red Bank, Ocean and Myrtle Beach, SC.

While skateboarders can pose a risk to pedestrians, the sport also can be quite costly to the borough. DPW Director Gary Watson has said Red Bank spent upwards of $30,000 in 2011 to repair public property that was damaged by skateboarders.

Bryan December 11, 2012 at 09:39 PM
we have nothing better to do than to take away a little bit of enjoyment from kids. Mostly they are safe around town.. Just watch the old geezers in any parking lot anyway. THEY are the danger on the road!!
Bryan December 11, 2012 at 09:39 PM
jackie r, you really arr a dope... I loathe Obama too, but really!!
John Readington December 11, 2012 at 10:09 PM
How is Jackie's post racist? You people need a clue. She's probably right about their preference in candidate! Stupid libs
Eddie K December 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Im not saying that its okay for the kids to damage property, just that they should be allowed to skateboard if that is the sport they choose. Kids will be kids and will make mistakes. For the media to make such a story over minors skateboarding i think is ridiculous and ignorant. And i felt that Jackie R's comment makes no sense. 2 of the 6 teenagers could vote so the Obama remark is out of place and irrelevant,
Hugo Away December 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Weren't there 2 'adults' involved? Can anyone else read? I'm sure those 'adults' are the Obama voters in question. Jackie is 100% correct. Hope they get locked up.


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