RED BANK: IN LIMBO, ‘DREAMERS’ HEAD TO DC

red bank daca dreamersCristian Aparicio, Deysi Avila and Itzel Perez Hernandez have all attended Brookdale Community College under their status as DACA ‘Dreamers.’ (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njWhile the Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on the Trump Administration’s move to rescind protections for undocumented young immigrants, a busload of them from Red Bank planned to be out on the streets of Washington, D.C.

The court’s decision “is make-or-break” for them, said Itzel Perez Hernandez, a 26-year-old borough resident who is among the some 700,000 ‘Dreamers’ still afforded protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of  September 28 to November 1, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/28/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of October, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: A 4ft. x 3ft. white frame and black chalk board sign was reported stolen from the front of a restaurant in the area of White St on 10/6/19. The sign is valued at $85.00. Ptl. Gary Watson.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of October, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

10/03/19 Ptl. Volker arrested Symone Dade 29 out of Highlands for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia following a motor vehicle stop. Volker also issues motor vehicle summonses for passing a stopped school bus and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.  Subject was released with a pending court date

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS ON AGENDA

red bank broad pinckney 102119 In-streeet pedestrian-crossing signs would be installed on Broad Street in front of the SuperFoodtown supermarket. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

[CORRECTION: The original version of this article mistakenly reported that pedestrian-activated flashing signals would be installed at two locations in Red Bank. Only the crosswalk at West Front Street and English Plaza will get that type of signal; the intersection of Broad Street and Pinckney Road will get “in-street pedestrian crossing signs,” according to the resolution.]

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njPedestrian-safety improvements would be installed at two Red Bank crosswalks, including one where a pedestrian suffered fatal injuries when struck by a truck four years ago, if approved by the borough council Wednesday night.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of September, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief: Four new vehicles were reported to be keyed in the parking lot of a dealership in the area of Newman Springs Rd on 09/05/19. Scratches were made on the driver’s side fenders, doors and passenger side doors. Sgt. Matthew Ehrenreich.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of  September 21 to September 27, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Fraud in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/21/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) utilized fraudulent accounts to make purchases. Damages totaling $503.39. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of September, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

9/3/19 Anthony J. Valletta, 65, of Middletown was arrested by Det. Reevey for stealing items from the Wash House Laundromat. Anthony was charged theft and was released with a pending court date.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 15 to September 20, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

ARRESTS

Brian M. Welsh, male age 37 of Eatontown was arrested on 9/15/19 for Contempt of Court in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue by Sgt. Matthew Clark.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of  August 17 to September 13, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Dartmouth Way on 8/17/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) posed as federal agent to solicit funds. Damages totaling $1600.00. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of August, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

08/05/19 Ptl. Robinson took a theft report of two garage door openers taken out of two vehicles from a residence on Pine Cove Rd.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the month of August, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: An unlocked bicycle described as a black Elektra men’s beach cruiser style with a green stripe was reported stolen on 08/02/19 in the area of Wallace and Broad St. The bike is valued at $350.00. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of July, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

7/1/19 Caller reported that her vehicle was entered overnight on Maple Ave. The car door was found open, but nothing was taken. William Lagrotteria was the responding Officer.

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RED BANK: PLASTIC BAG BAN PASSES

red bank plastic bag banA ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect in September, 2020. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank stores will be barred from giving customers plastic bags and styrofoam food containers under an ordinance adopted by the council Wednesday night.

The ban was approved without any opposition voiced, though supermarket executive lamented that such laws are being adopted town-by-town, rather than at the state level.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 3 to August 16, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Broad Street on 8/6/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Damages totaling $550.00. Ptl. Mary Ellen Rumola investigating.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

shrewsbury, nj, policeCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of July 20 to August 2, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of Broad Street on 7/19/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

fair haven nj police fhpdCrime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of June, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

6/6/19 Patricia Devaney-Westerlind, 46, Fair Haven, was arrested for Contempt of Court and was released after posting bail. Ptl. Brooks Robinson made the arrest.

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RED BANK: BIG NIGHT OUT AT BASIE FIELDS

red bank national night 2019red bank national night 2019A MONOC helicopter paid a visit, hundreds of burgers were served and police Chief Darren McConnell got dunked repeatedly as Red Bank police hosted their annual National Night Out Against Crime community barbecue Tuesday night.

For the first time since its inception, the event was held at Count Basie Fields rather than the borough hall parking lot. The change of venue brought in dozens of games and safety demonstrations, created a carnival atmosphere and prompted many to comment that the location was ideal.

“This is our crown jewel,” Councilman Michael Ballard told redbankgreen. “Why wouldn’t we have it here?”

Officials credited Patrolwoman Dawn Shields for organizing the event, an effort that included wrangling up donations of food and sponsors. 

Check out redbankgreen’s photos below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: TWO MONTHS OF CRIMES & ARRESTS

red bank nj police crimeThe crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for June and July, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief: A street sign at the intersection of Monmouth St and Drummond Pl was reported to be damaged and is estimated to be $100.00. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

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RED BANK: FIREFIGHTER’S KILLER SENTENCED

Andrew Hill was a 26-year-old second lieutenant at the Westside Hose Company when he was killed. (Photo from Facebook. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

The admitted killer of Red Bank firefighter Andrew Hill has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the crime, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office reported Friday.

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RED BANK: INTERPRETERS TO AID POLICE

red bank translator program juan sardoBorough resident Karla Ortega, left, translated remarks by Lieutenant Juan Sardo into Spanish as Councilwoman Kate Triggiano, right, looked on at last week’s council meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njIn what may be a first in New Jersey, Red Bank police will be able to draw on a team of local volunteers to help them bridge language divides in dealing with the public.

A new program championed by first-term Councilwoman Kate Triggiano will make volunteer interpreters available to help police in their normal duties as well as at community events, she said.

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