Thursday, February 14, 2013
Urika Tucker and Shanierah Aaron face credit card fraud and theft charges.
Two New York women have been indicted on credit card fraud and theft charges stemming from an August incident in Red Bank. Urika Tucker, 25, and Shanierah Aaron, 22, both of Brooklyn, NY, allegedly conspired to drive to Red Bank and use a fraudulently issued, obtained, counterfiet or stolen HSBC credit card in Aaron's name to attempt to purchase merchandise from the Coco Pari retail store in Red Bank on Aug. 29, 2012, the indictment from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said. The pair tried to purchase $11,000 worth of merchandise. The two allegedly committed "overt acts" by conspiring to make the drive, with Tucker operating the vehicle. Once there, Tucker allegedly waited in the car while Aaron attempted to make purchases at the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Area health departments conducted inspections at various food establishments in Monmouth.
Thursday, January 31
Health departments in Monmouth County inspected four food establishments in January; and, one Red Bank eatery was given a "conditional satisfactory" rating. A satisfactory rating indicates the business is in compliance state food safety and sanitation requirements. A conditional satisfactory rating indicates the establishment was in violation of one or more requirements and will be subject to an unannounced reinspection. An unsatisfactory rating indicates unsafe or unsanitary conditions requiring the owner to cease operation until the conditions are resolved and a reinspection takes place. There are seven regional health departments responsible for the 53 municipalities in Monmouth County. Freehold Borough and Freehold Township are covered…
Life, Love & Lipstick Pop-up Shop from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 31
Ladies, prepare to be pampered at Lash Out! The business on Monmouth Street in Red Bank will host a "Life, Love & Lipstick Pop-up Shop" for ladies only from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. The event will feature lingerie, designer jewelry, complimentary eye makeup, psychic lip readings with the purchase of a lipstick, hors d'oeuvres, wine and romantic tips. Guests also can enter a raffle to win a Valentine's Day gift of a boudoir photography session with photographer Brandi Grooms, make-up and lashes for the photo shoot, a psychic reading and a gift certificate from L'Amour Adore with proceeds donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Lash Out! is located at 29 Monmouth St. For more information call 732-576-8002.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Elm Place resident assaulted two minors who were under his care, indictment charges
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Wednesday, January 30
An area man faces charges of sexual contact with two minors who were under his care. The man, a 53-year-old Elm Place, Red Bank resident was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury last week on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual contact. The man allegedly had sexual contact with a teen who was between 13 and 16 years old during a period spanning June 11, 2009, to June 11, 2010. He also is accused of sexual contact with a second child, who was 7 when the alleged abuse occurred between January and December 2007. The indictment notes that the resident had "a legal duty or (had) assumed responsibility for the care" of the children. The Elm Place man had been arrested at the end of …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The area business networking group was expected to bring in $12,000 for the cause
"It's all about self-empowerment, not entitlement." That is the reason why Monmouth County Referral Group (MCRG) Founding Board Member Ken Scaggs said his group chose to hold a second annual fundraiser, this year dubbed A Night of Hope to Feed the Soul to benefit the JBJ (Jon Bon Jovi) Soul Kitchen at Pazzo Restaurant in Red Bank on Thursday night. MCRG is a business networking group dedicated to area self-started small businesses helping one another grow and thrive, "especially in an economy like the one we've been experiencing," Scaggs said. "Everyone here has worked or started their business and got where they are by had work and dedication. The Soul Kitchen works on the same sort of premise. It's a great source of empowerment." Local …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Red Bank gallery features works by local artists, including those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
Ellen has a traumatic brain injury. TBI's as they are called, are a life-altering, mind-bending handicap. But when she's at Gallery U & Boutique, Ellen says, "I feel great. "They're real people who know what's going on in the world and don't just talk about what's wrong with them." The gallery on Broad Street in Red Bank is a light-filled modern art space featuring the works of local and emerging artists. It's got that hip gallery vibe, but without the accompanying snobbery or price tags. Here many works are less than $100 and none are more than $500, and the staff is friendly. Robert Langdon is the manager of the gallery which is tied to Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that serves adults with TBIs. The program gives …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Red Bank resident being held in lieu of bail
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Tuesday, January 15
An area man is being held in jail as he awaits his first court appearance on heroin distribution and possession charges. Christopher L. Ballard, 27, of Catherine Street, Red Bank, was arrested Jan. 10 in Tinton Falls after police said he was found with a large quantity of heroin. Ballard was in possession of 263 glassine bags of heroin and 21 clonazepam (a prescription sedative) pills, according to complaints filed with Superior Court. He was charged with knowingly or purposely manufacturing, distributing or dispensing heroin, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to distribute. Ballard is being held on $50,000 bail, no 10 percent option. He is due to answer the charges Jan. 15. State …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Resident charged with possessing drugs with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence
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Friday, January 11
A Red Bank man currently under indictment on an eluding charge was arrested Wednesday and charged with drug crimes. Avery D. Carroll, 36, of Tower Hill Avenue, Red Bank, is accused of possessing heroin and tampering with evidence after a drug investigation at a Maple Avenue home, according to complaints filed with Superior Court. Carroll was in possession of 21 bags of heroin that bore the description "24/7," as well as a hypodermic needle, according to the complaints. The borough man also tried to destroy the heroin after being arrested and transported to headquarters, police said. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new Flavour event would be held in Marine Park at the end of June.
Good food, good drinks, and the best view of the Navesink River. Organizers of Red Bank Flavour’s newest culinary concept, Sippin’ on the River, think they’ve found the recipe for another successful food fair. Scheduled for the last weekend in June, the event is expected to feature gourmet food from the borough eateries, beer and wine, and a great view of the Navesink River from Marine Park. “It’s just Flavour, dude,” Bistro and Teak Co-owner and Flavour Founder George Lyristis said of the motivation to develop another foodie event. “It’s going to be an event where we can give back to the community while promoting the town like we always do.” Lyristis said the new food event was conceptualized about a year ago and has gone through the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Red Bank man to answer charges today
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Thursday, January 3
An area man will appear in court this morning to answer charges of assault and criminal mischief. Myron D. Dismuke, 42, of Red Bank, was arrested New Year's Day after police said he damaged a Montgomery Terrace woman's truck and choked her. Police said Dismuke threw bicycles at the woman's Dodge Durango, causing more than $2,000 in damage. He broke the windshield and caused dents to the hood and front end, according to court documents. Police said they also found red marks on the victim's neck after he choked her. Dismuke was held on $15,000 bail, no 10 percent option. He is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. today.