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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 February 9 to February 15, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post 

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of North Park Avenue on 2/12/19. Victim reports unknown subject posed as federal agency to obtain personal information. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 2/12/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Damages totaling $65.45. Ptl. Tyler Fox 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 February 2 to February 8, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post 

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of Corn Lane on 2/1/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $9,945.00. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Brady Road on 2/5/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) obtained account information to make purchases. Damages totaling $2,500.00. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for January, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

rumson police 2019Arrests

01/3/19 – Ryan Neff, 41, of Rumson was arrested by S/O Donald Morse for DUI, in the area of Rumson Road and Buttonwood Lane.

01/5/19 – Lawrence Adams, 63, of Rumson was arrested by Det. Cody Lovgren for Contempt of Court, in the area of East River Road and Park Avenue.

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RED BANK: BELLHAVEN MAKEOVER IN SIGHT

christine ballard red bank nj bellhavenConsulting engineer Christine Ballard details the Bellhaven plan for the council last week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

After years of revisions, and no small amount of controversy, changes to the Bellhaven Natural Area in Red Bank could be completed by this summer, officials said last week.

Once again, the project has been scaled-back from a version of a plan that called for a spray park and triggered loud protests four years ago, they said.

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RED BANK: SMOKING BAN COMING

red bank nj marine parkThe ban would put Marine Park off-limits to smokers, including those who work at Riverview Medical Center, seen at left above. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njFollowing through on a plan first discussed last summer, Red Bank officials are expected to ban smoking in public places in coming weeks.

The move is expected to put a squeeze on smokers from Riverview Medical Center, the town’s largest employer.

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RED BANK: CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR FOR POT SHOP

red bank galleriaThe Galleria’s application indicated the business would be located in space now occupied by Siam Garden. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThree months after Red Bank changed its zoning laws to allow sales of medical marijuana, the borough has rejected its first application for a retail pot shop, officials said Wednesday night.

The denial appears to underscore one of the main problems such a business would have to navigate: limitations on their proximity to schools and parks.

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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 January 26 to February 1, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post 

CRIMES

Report of Criminal Mischief in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 1/25/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) vandalized property. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle 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 January, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Theft: A tip jar was reported stolen from a business in the area of Water St. on 01/04/19. The accused are described as a black male approximately 18 years old wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with black and white lettering, dark colored pants and shoes and a white or Hispanic male wearing a white, red and black hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and shoes. Ptl. Thomas Doremus.

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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 January 12 to January 25, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post 

CRIMES

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 1/15/19. Victim reports unknown subject passed fraudulent checks to make purchases. Sgt. Matthew Clark investigating.

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RED BANK: PARKING REVENUE STILL ON TABLE

pasquale menna, michael ballard, red bank njCouncilman Michael Ballard, center, and Mayor Pasquale Menna on election night 2017. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank’s mayor and council say they’re “hopeful and optimistic” about implementing the recommendations of a bombshell parking study delivered this month.

The assertion was made Tuesday in an unusual press release that appeared to walk back comments made by Mayor Pasquale Menna and Councilman Michael Ballard to redbankgreen last week, when they termed a key recommendation in the report potentially “catastrophic” and a “terrible hit” for taxpayers.

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RED BANK: ‘WEANING’ FROM METERS UNLIKELY

Using meters to fund town operations leaves the parking utility “without adequate financial resources” for maintenance and upgrades, the report found. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank taxesOne of the key recommendations of a bombshell study of Red Bank parking appears unlikely to be adopted by borough officials anytime soon, redbankgreen has learned.

At issue: the council’s annual siphoning of the surplus generated by parking meters and kiosks in order to slow property tax increases. Ending the practice, says Mayor Pasquale Menna, would be “catastrophic” for taxpayers.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL AGENDA

red bank nj train stationThe council is expected to seek transit village status for the area around the borough train station. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Affordable housing, development around the train station and what was said when a key employee got fired are on the agenda for the Red Bank council’s semimonthly meeting Wednesday night.

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RED BANK: SNOW TOSSERS TO FACE TICKETS

red bank nj snowstorm 2014How it’s done: a snowblower pointed away from Broad Street during a storm in January, 2014. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njYou know who they are: the folks who shovel snow from their property into the street after plows have been through. Hey, maybe you’ve done it yourself.

Red Bank officials say it’s a costly pain in the neck, and plan to make it a violation enforced with “zero tolerance.”

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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 January 5 to January 11, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post 

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of Broad Street on 1/5/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $500.00. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating

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RBR: FORUM ADDRESSES IMMIGRATION CRISIS

brenda codallos, itzel perez, michele alcaldeImmigrant advocates Brenda Codallos, left, and Itzel Perez listen as attorney Michele Alcalde speaks at RBR Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThe political conflicts that rage over immigration will eventually be settled by today’s young people, who overwhelmingly believe immigrants are good for America, a guest speaker at Red Bank Regional High said Thursday.

Until then, however, the fears of immigration opponents must be met with data that demonstrates the economic benefits of immigration, he and others said.

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RED BANK: DOWNTOWN GETS FIRST TATTOOS

red bank front st tattooMichael Saunders inks a new tat for Red Bank resident Nick Goskowsky on opening day at Front Street Tattoo. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Just three months after the Red Bank council voted to allow tattoo parlors downtown, one has inked its first butterflies and skulls onto biceps and bellies.

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RED BANK: PARKING SYSTEM FOUND ‘BROKEN’

Carrie Krasnow, with study co-author Brian Bartholomew looking on, addresses the audience at the Red Bank Primary School Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank might soon need another 220 or so parking spaces downtown, but it doesn’t need a parking garage just yet, a pair of experts say in a long-awaited study unwrapped Thursday night.

Instead, local officials first have to fix a “broken” parking management system, they said.

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RED BANK: NEW FOUR-WAY STOP GOES LIVE

RED BANK nj 4-way stopWith the installation of oversized stop signs Wednesday, a new four-way stop is now in effect at East Bergen Place and South Street in Red Bank.

The big signs will also be posted at Oakland and Pearl streets, where the borough council created another four-way stop last year, said public works Director Cliff Keen.

Don’t know how a four-way stop works?

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RED BANK: PARKING STUDY UNBOXING SLATED

red bank nj parking white street[Correction: Meeting to be held at primary school, not the middle school.]

More than a year after a push to redevelop Red Bank’s main parking facility ran into a wall, the results of a parking study will be unwrapped Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: TACOHOLICS TO GET THEIR FIX

90 Broad st. red bank nj tacoholicsTacoholics plans to covert the storefront at 90 Broad Street to a 27-seat restaurant. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Another eatery that got its start as a food truck won a green light from the Red Bank planning board Monday night.

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