Rubbed the wrong way in Matawan

A two week investigation by the Matawan Police Department resulted in a prostution arrest on Friday afternoon, according the Matawan-Aberdeen Patch.

A Brooklyn woman is facing prostitution charges after she allegedly offered services to an undercover police officer at Hot Stone Massage Therapy in Matawan.

Inga Zubenko, 45, was arrested at about 4 p.m. Friday and charged with prostitution and operating within the borough without a masseuse license, according the Lt. Ben Smith.

The owner of the parlor, Lioudmila Tynanskikh of Manalapan, was issued a summons for operating a parlor in the borough without a license. The license for the parlor at 70 Main Street had expired and was never renewed, Smith explained.

10 members of Matawan’s 20 person police department participated in the investigation. No wonder it took two weeks.


Posted: March 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Crime and Punishment, Matawan | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rubbed the wrong way in Matawan

Horny Tortoises Rescued In Highlands

Happy Ending For Giant Testudines?

Loud moans being heard throughout the Grand Tour neighborhood in Highlands lead to the rescue of four giant pet tortoises that would not have survived the coming winter in New Jersey’s climate, according to a report in The Asbury Park Press.

Richard Hines, 41, moved from North Carolina to Highlands in June, bringing his pets with him.  Big Blackjack, a 575 pound native of the African archipelago had been Hines pet for 15 years.  Three other tortoises ranging in size from 25 to 120 lbs were also rescued.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife filed charges of possession of an exotic species without a permit against Hines. 

Welcome to New Jersey Mr. Hines. Hines’ wife Christina told NJ.com that the couple would not have moved here if they had known they couldn’t keep the tortoises which are valued between $2000 and $10,000 on the exotic pet market.


Monmouth SPCA Chief Buddy Amato told NJ.com that the aninmals were malnournished and had holes in their shells filled with fiber glass.  He said they are desert animals that the Hines improperly kept in water.



Posted: September 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Highlands | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Horny Tortoises Rescued In Highlands