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RED BANK: SICKELS SENDOFF, H2O ON AGENDA

  1. Stanley Sickels at a planning board meeting in 2013. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank’s most powerful unelected official is slated to get an official sendoff at the semimonthly council meeting Wednesday night.

Also on the agenda: the town’s heaviest water users would be subject to higher minimum charges under a measure slated for introduction.

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RED BANK: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK

By JOHN T. WARD

A Rumson woman suffered a non-traumatic head injury when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Broad Street in Red Bank on foot Thursday afternoon, according to police Chief Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: RAID NETS HEROIN, OTHER DRUGS

Police at the scene of Friday’s predawn raid on St. Nicholas Place. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A Red Bank man and woman were arrested on drug manufacturing and dealing charges following a predawn raid on their East Side residence Friday, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

Executing a knock-and-announce warrant on the house at 20 St. Nicholas Place shortly before 6 a.m., police broke through the front door and confiscated an undetermined quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy and a small amount of marijuana, McConnell said.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 16 to November 30, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief:  On 8/17/17 in the area of W Front St it was reported a vehicle parked in the public parking garage sustained a large dent to the left front fender while it was parked. Ptl. George Travostino.

Theft: On 11/21/17 it was reported a brown leather “Bellroy” wallet valued at $60.00 was stolen. The wallet contained several credit cards, health insurance card, College ID and a NJ Driver’s license. Ptl. Shane Dengel.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Rumson Police Department for October and November, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

Arrests

10/3/17 – Scott Adams, 35, of Atlantic Highlands was arrested by Ptl. Grace Maggiulli for Contempt of Court in the area of Rumson Road and Oakes Road.

10/6/17 – Gregory Gebeline, 25, of Swedesboro was arrested by Ptl. Grace Maggiulli for Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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RED BANK: PARKING AGENDA IN TRANSITION

A builder may be chosen to redevelop the White Street lot this month, and a parking study could soon follow. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Amid recriminations and calls for a fresh start, Democrats began taking the wheel in the drive for a possible new parking structure in downtown Red Bank last week.

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RED BANK: IMMIGRANTS PROCLAIM EQUALITY

The ‘Awaken Community’ march through downtown Red Bank culminated with a brief rally at Riverside Gardens Park. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Several hundred marchers took to the streets of downtown Red Bank hoping to preserve rights for immigrants that others don’t believe they are entitled to.

Chanting “Up, up with education, down, down with deportation,” waving American flags and carrying banners that read “Immigrants built this nation,” participants gathered around the Christmas tree at Riverside Gardens Park, where they heard an expression of moral support from the borough police department.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_cherrytop_ls3Crime and arrest reports for the month of October, 2017, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department. This report is published unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

October 5– Michael Perla, 49, of Hoboken, NJ, was arrested on Prospect Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrants out of the Bayonne and Point Pleasant Municipal Courts in the amount of $475.00. Det. Sgt. Greg Oliva made the arrest.

October 5– Lechelle Hall, 27, of Keansburg, NJ, was arrested on Prospect Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Neptune Township Municipal Court in the amount of $500.00. Sgt. Paul Halpin made the arrest.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of November 11 to November 24, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of White Street on 11/21/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) obtained information to make fraudulent purchases. Damages totaling $651.06. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of November 1 to November 15, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: In the area of Broad St a report was made on 11/03/17 that several items were missing from a business from a Moving Company moving from one location to another. The items missing are 7 Apple I-phones valued at $2100.00, a HP computer printer valued at $250.00, and a laminating machine valued at $200.00. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

Criminal Mischief: On 11/03/17 in the area of West Front St it was reported that the outlet covers were removed and partially pulled out of the electrical boxes on two Light Posts. Damages total less than $500.00. Ptl. Darren M. McConnell.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of October 21 to November 10, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Vineyard Vines, Broad Street on 10/25/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Damages totaling $493.50. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Glorney Street on 10/26/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) obtained credit card information to make fraudulent purchases. Ptl. Joseph Barnicle investigating.

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RED BANK: LIGHT ‘NOT FEASIBLE’ SAYS DOT

A car, at right, waits for a break in the traffic to turn onto Riverside Avenue from Bodman Place. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Creating a new signal-controlled intersection on a busy stretch of Red Bank highway near the Molly Pitcher Inn is “not feasible,” according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Still, Mayor Pasquale Menna is hoping the DOT will reconsider its oft-stated position if and when there’s a new owner of the former VNA Health Group headquarters building, located on a problematic corner, he told redbankgreen Monday.

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RED BANK: AIM OF GOP PACT DISPUTED

Cindy Burnham says she agreed to the terms set above by her then-fellow Republican Linda Schwabenbauer in order to secure GOP support for her council presidency. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Former Red Bank Councilwoman Cindy Burnham got to be council president in 2016 only after agreeing to toe the line with her fellow Republicans, she claims.

Now, out of office for almost a year, Burnham is airing a backroom deal she entered with her party colleagues to attack onetime ally Linda Schwabenbauer over a purported lack of transparency.

But Schwabenbauer, seeking her second council term in Tuesday’s election, says the agreement isn’t the dirty laundry Burnham claims it to be.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of October 16 to October 31, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief:  In the area of W Bergen Pl it was reported on 10/17/17 a residential window had been broken.  The double pane glass window is valued at $1,000.00. Ptl Sean Hauschildt.

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SHREWSBURY: BILL O’REILLY SUES PANTER

Bill O’Reilly has filed a lawsuit against former New Jersey Assembly member Michael Panter, who claimed in a Facebook post earlier this week that the former Fox New star sexually harassed Panter’s ex-girlfriend, according to Bloomberg News.

Panter, of Shrewsbury, told redbankgreen by email early Saturday that he had not read the Bloomberg report, and referred to a statement posted Friday on his Facebook page, in which he said he was “speaking the truth,” and expects his account to be “fully corroborated.”

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LITTLE SILVER: MAN ACCUSED OF $9M THEFT

[SEE UPDATE BELOW]

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission alleges a Little Silver man stole $9 million from a health and education charity set up with funds from a late client of his financial advisory services, according to a news release issued by the agency last week.

In a parallel action, the Manhattan District Attorney filed criminal charges against John Rogicki, the SEC said.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of October 14 to October 20, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 9/28/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) utilized account to make fraudulent purchases. Damages totaling $479.85. Ptl. Matthew Clark investigating. Read More »

SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_copcar_sbury2Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 30 to October 13, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Broad Street on 10/1/17. Victim reports unknown subject removed merchandise. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.

Report of Burglary in the area of Broad Street on 10/1/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) gained entry to building and removed merchandise. Ptl. Angel Marrero and Det. Sgt. James Ramsey investigating.

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RED BANK: SQUEEZING IN NEW PARKING SPOTS

Following through on recent action by the borough council, a crew from Red Bank’s public utilities department created two new parking spots Wednesday on White Street in what was previously a loading zone in front of Sweetest Sin lingerie and other stores along the bottleneck into Broad Street.

Then, just minutes later… 

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PUBLISHER’S APOLOGY

Dear redbankgreen reader:

In haste and without consideration about how it would affect those named, I posted a news article on Sunday that contained information I should have known would cause great pain across the community I cover, and in particular, to a family already suffering an unspeakable shock.

I apologize.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_cherrytop_ls3Crime and arrest reports for the months of September, 2017, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department. This report is published unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

September 6– A resident from Willow Dr. reported Fraud after discovering that an unknown subject(s) made fraudulent purchases on their debit card account. P.O. Brain Miller and Det. Sgt. Greg Oliva investigated.

September 6– An employee from Walgreen’s reported Shoplifting after a female subject stole merchandise from the store and fled prior to police arrival. Sgt. Kelvin Halpin investigated.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of October 1 to October 15, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: On 10/02/17 a business reported that $5000.00 cash was missing from a safe in the area of E Newman Springs Rd. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

Theft: A business located in the area of Monmouth St reported on 10/03/17 a white female wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, yellow pants and dark sunglasses took four cans of Enfamil baby formula valued at $95.96. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

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RED BANK: MENNA AIMS TO CURB BAR CRAWLS

A UCrawl promo video showed scenes from an April, 2012, bar crawl it held in Red Bank. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Mayor Pasquale Menna says he wants Red Bank to adopt procedures for the approval of “bar crawls” after Belmar shut down one billed as “the largest charity bar crawl the town has ever seen” over a failure to obtain permits.

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