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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE REPORTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of January, 2016.

AUTHORITIES_FH-2016-v3Fair Haven Police Blotter January 2016

• 1/1/16- Patrol was dispatched to a Hance Road address for reported property damage. Ptl. William Lagrotteria took the report.

• 1/1/16- Patrol was dispatched to a Fair Haven business for vehicle damage by valet staff. Ptl. Eric Patton took the report.

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LITTLE SILVER: COP’S CONVICTION UPHELD

By JOHN T. WARD

steven solariA former Little Silver police officer now serving time for an attack on a handcuffed man in the borough police station did not get an unfair sentence, a New Jersey appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

Steven Solari , 42, right, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2014  and ordered to forfeit his $91,000-a-year job and any future prospect for public employment after his conviction on four counts of official misconduct, simple assault and witness tampering.

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RUMSON: BATCHLER CUT AS FOOTBALL COACH

Bryan Batchler 120715 1Former Rumson-Fair Haven Regional head football coach Bryan Batchler led the team to its third straight state sectional football championship in December. (Image courtesy of Shore Sports Zone)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Six weeks after he was put on leave for undisclosed reasons, Bryan Batchler is expected to be replaced as head football coach at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, redbankgreen has learned.

Batchler, who led the Bulldogs to their third consecutive state sectional title with a win over Red Bank Regional on December 5, was placed on leave by Superintendent Pete Righi just nine days later. Righi has repeatedly declined to say what prompted the suspension or provide any details about the situation, citing the confidentiality of a personnel matter.

Now, however, the school needs to find a coach for the upcoming season, Righi said in a prepared statement Tuesday.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for the period of December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON-2016-v1Arrests

12/16/15 Grace Maggiulli arrested Valerie Valentini, 59, of Long Branch for COC [Contempt of Court]. Mrs. Valentini was released after posting $391 bail.

12/20/15 S/O Michael Berger arrested Anthony Rizzica, 44, of Staten Island for DUI following an MVA at Rumson Road and Sailors Way. Mr. Rizzica was released pending court.

12/29/15 S/O Michael Berger arrested Lisa Latourette-Persha, 40 of Highlands, for COC. Mrs. Latourette-Persha was released after posting $240 bail. Read More »

RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 21 to January 28, 2016. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief reported on 1-22-16 at Chapin Ave. Boro Employee reported that unknown person(s) damaged a street sign. Sgt. Heather Pubylski

Theft occurring on 1-26-16 at Shrewsbury Ave. Victim reported that four teenage males approached her while walking and snatched pharmacy bag she was carrying which contained two prescriptions. Ptl. David Smith.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Tara Maier, age 22, from Branch Avenue in Little Silver, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. She was released after posting $750.00 bail.

Matthew Estrella, age 24, from Memorial Parkway in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on January 1, 2016 by Patrolman Ricardo Cruz on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Oceanport Municipal Court. He was released after posting $190.00 bail.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 14 to January 21, 2016. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-15-16 at W. Front St. Owner of business reported that unknown person(s) spray painted graffiti onto side of building. Ptl. Sean Hauschildt.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-15-16 at White St, West Front Street and Monmouth Street. Owners of businesses reported that unknown person(s) spray painted graffiti onto side of buildings. Ptl. Sean Hauschildt.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of January 12 to January 19, 2014.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3Crime Reports

 

A report of Criminal Mischief was reported by a male in the area of Broad St. on 1/12/2016. Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.

A report of Theft was reported by a male in the area of Shrewsbury Ave. on 1/12/2016. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

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CHRISTIE: BECK-BACKED GUN BILL ‘DOPEY’

sb christie 3 102913Governor Chris Christie in Sea Bright in October, 2013, above, and state Senator Jen Beck in Red Bank last May. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

jen beck 050115Three days after he vetoed a bill that would have prevented convicted carjackers, gang members and other felons from legally obtaining guns, Governor Chris Christie has said why: it’s “dopey,” he claimed, according to a report by the Record, of Bergen County.

The bill, co-sponsored by Red Bank resident and state Senator Jen Beck, is evidence of “stupid stuff” elected officials do to impress their constituents, Christie said at a campaign event Thursday in New Hampshire, where he’s competing in the Republican presidential primary.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of January 4 to January 11, 2014.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3Crime Reports

A report of Terroristic Threats was reported by a male in the area of Garden Rd. on 1/04/2016. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

A report of Criminal Mischief was reported by a female in the area of Birch Dr. on 1/06/2016. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 7 to January 14, 2016. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring on 1-10-16 at Herbert St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) smashed side window in parked van. Ptl. Kirstin Altimari

Criminal Mischief occurring at W. Bergen Place between 1-10-16 and 1-11-16. Victim reported that unknown person(s) broke out the rear driver’s side window on parked vehicle. Ptl. Cevin Albert

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RED BANK: COURT BACKS HEIGHT CHANGE

hampton inn 040913The seven-story, 76-room hotel would be built on a one-acre riverfront property adjacent to Cooper’s Bridge, seen here from the Middletown side of the Navesink. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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A 2013 change to the building height limits in Red Bank’s waterfront development zone did not constitute “spot zoning,” even though it benefitted a planned Hampton Inn a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Instead, the appeals court upheld a Superior Court decision that found the changes “were enacted as part of a comprehensive plan to advance the general welfare of the community.”

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Middletown Township Police Department.

​​​AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v2Paul Maclear, age 45, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Raymond Sofield on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court. He was held pending a court date.

Michelle Tropp, age 24, from Maplewood Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, arrested on December 17, 2015 by Patrolman Adam Colfer for Possession of Heroin, Unlawful of Possession of Alprazolam and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released pending a court date.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

AUTHORITIES_RB-2016-v2The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 10, 2015 to January 7, 2016. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring on 12-12-15 at Maple Ave. Store Manager advised that unknown person(s) threw a metal object at store front window breaking same. Ptl. Tanner Shea

Criminal Mischief occurring between 12-11-15 and 12-14-15 at Monmouth Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) damaged the fence and streetlight in the rear of the building. Ptl. Benjamin Springer

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RED BANK: HAMPTON HOTEL PLAN REVIVED

gasiorowski 072512Lawyer Ron Gasiorowski, who has sued to block to the hotel, examines a rendering at a 2012 hearing. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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Five years after it was proposed and nearly two years after it was derailed by litigation, a planned Hampton Inn at Red Bank’s northern gateway is back.

But the controversial plan is still in court.

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