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FAIR HAVEN: McGOVERN TO TAKE LEAD AT PD

FHPD Mcgovern 042016 3Joe McGovern, who’s to be sworn in as chief Monday night, has spent his entire career with the borough police department. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

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It’s a cliché, but in terms of police activity, Fair Haven cries out for comparison to Mayberry. Crime is almost nil, and the top two categories of calls involve traffic and residential construction: blocked driveways, dumpster placements and the like.

Still, this bedroom community has undergone a rapid growth spurt. There are hundreds of kids — more than at any time in the town’s 104-year history — and more traffic.

“We’re also one of the only towns left where most of the kids ride bikes to school,” said acting police Chief Joe McGovern, who is scheduled to become chief next week.

Which makes pedestrian safety the number-one issue for police, he said. “It’s our job to make sure they’re safe.”

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of April 7 to April 21, 2016. This information is unedited.

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Criminal Mischief to a motor vehicle. On 4-19-16 the victim reported parking a vehicle on Mechanic St. A short time later, after returning to the vehicle a scratch had been observed about the vehicle windshield.

ARRESTS

Leon N. Norman, age 31 of Long Branch was arrested on 4-7-16 in the area of Leighton Ave, for Contempt of Court and Obstruction of the Administration of Law by Ptl. Stanley Balmer.

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COUNTY CREATES SPECIAL-NEEDS DATABASE

sb sign 033016Sea Bright is among the towns that have already established voluntary registries for residents with special needs. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

Press release Wednesday by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office:

A comprehensive and voluntary program dedicated to serving citizens with special needs was launched today.

Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni was joined by Sheriff Shaun Golden and the Monmouth County Chiefs of Police to introduce the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Vanessa Flores, age 21, from Kimberly Court in Red Bank, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court. She was released after posting $250.00 bail.

Jesse Guerin, age 44, from Bergen Street in Middletown, NJ, arrested on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Julian Reis for Terroristic Threats. He was released after posting $2,500.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of March 24 to March 31, 2016.

Crime Reports

A report of Theft was reported by a female at Police Headquarters on 03/24/2016. Reporting party reported that she believes her prescription narcotics were taken and replaced with over the counter Tylenol. Ptl. Derek Myers took report.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of March 24 to April 6, 2016. This information is unedited.

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Theft: Theft from Motor Vehicle occurring on 3-24-16 in the area of Mount St. Subject(s) entered unlocked vehicle and removed a GPS, and loose change. Ptl. Stanley Balmer.

Theft: Theft from Motor Vehicle occurring on 3-24-16 in the area of Broad St. Subject(s) entered vehicle and removed prescription meds. And personal items. Ptl. Stanley Balmer.

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LITTLE SILVER: RECENT CRIMES AND ARRESTS

AUTHORITIES_LS-2016-v2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department, for the month of March, 2016.

March 1– Byron Steele, 27, of Bronx, NY, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Church St. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Weehawken Municipal Court in the amount of $850.00. P.O. Andrew Smith made the arrest.

March 1– A resident from Carolyn Rd. reported Identity Theft after discovering that their social security number had been used by an unknown person(s). P.O. Brian Miller investigated.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON-2016-v3Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for February and March, 2016.

2/5/16 Robert Boyer arrested Timothy Smith, 41, of Middletown for COC [Contempt of Court]. Mr. Smith was released after posting $391 bail.

2/13/16 S/O Michael Berger arrested a 16 year old juvenile out of Fair Haven for underage possession of alcohol, after patrols responded to the area of Elm Lane for reports of a large party. The juvenile was released to a parent.

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Valerie Waldman, age 35, from Berkeley Place in Eatontown, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Theft. She was released on her own recognizance.

James Evernham, age 56, from Cherry Street in Belford, NJ, arrested on March 3, 2016 by Detective Keith Hirschbein on a Non-Support warrant issued by the Monmouth County Superior Court, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, Providing False Information to a Police Officer and on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Hazlet Municipal Court. He was held on $214,400.00 bail.

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RED BANK CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of March 11 to March 24, 2016. This information is unedited.

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Theft: Occurring on 3-12-16 on Water St. Victim reported a bicycle valued at $750.00 was stolen after unknown subject(s) cut attached cable lock. Ptl. George Travostino

Theft: Theft from vehicle occurring on White St, between 3-11-16 and 3-12-16. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) entered unlocked vehicle and removed personal items and cash from same. Ptl. Benjamin Springer.

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SHREWSBURY CRIME REPORTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of March 16 to March 23, 2016.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3A report of Shoplifting was reported by a male in the area of Staples Plaza on 03/18/2016. Reporting party advised 2 male subjects came into his store and attempted to take unknown amount of liquor bottles. Ptl. Derek Myers investigated.

A report of Fraud was reported by a female at Police Headquarters on 03/18/2016. Reporting party advised an acquaintance of hers used her business address and information to open 2 credit cards. Sgt. Adam Cerminaro investigating.

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SHREWSBURY CRIME REPORTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of March 11 to March 16, 2016.

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A report of Criminal Mischief was reported by a male in the area of Allen St. on 03/11/2016. Reporting party advised an unknown subject(s) spray painted part of his property.  Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.

A report of Shoplifting was reported by a male in the area of Shrewsbury Plaza on 03/11/2016. Reporting party advised unknown subjects purposely took items without paying. Ptl. Angel Marrero investigated.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

AUTHORITIES_SBURY-2016-v3Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of February 25 to February 29, 2016. This report was received out of sequence; the previously published report covering March 1 to March 5, 2016 can be found here.

Crime Reports

A report of Harassment was reported by a male at police headquarters on 2/25/2016. Reporting party advised he was being harassed through social media by a past client. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigated.

A report of Credit Card Fraud was reported by a male in the area of Staples Plaza on 02/27/2016. Caller reported his credit card was being attempted to use at Staples. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle 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 March 3 to March 10, 2016. This information is unedited.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief occurring between 2-29-16 and 3-3-16 at 96 Bank Street residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) ripped screen and removed window in rear of house in an attempt to gain entry. Nothing reported stolen. Ptl. Jorge Torres

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MIDDLETOWN POLICE BLOTTER

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

AUTHORITIES_MTOWN-2016-v3Thomas Earls, age 55, from Chadwell Court in Neptune, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Detective William Strohkirch for Burglary and Theft. He was held on $5,000.00 bail set by Judge James Berube.

Stewart Roston, age 67, from Highway 36 in Middletown, NJ, arrested on February 23, 2016 by Patrolman John Soltysik on a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. He was released after posting $750.00 bail.

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