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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 August 1 to August 15, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: On 08/03/17 in the area of Bridge Ave it was reported a Stuart Pitman Yield Field Painting valued at $1500.00, Heather Ford Painting valued at $400.00, 2 Antique Brass dog book ends valued at $100.00, a set of Ikea curtains valued at $30.00 and an unknown brand external hard drive were taken while the victims were moving into their new residence. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Theft: On 08/05/17 in the area of Maple Ave it was reported a bicycle was taken from a bike rack. The bike is described as a black/grey Giant Mountain bike with a blue pin stripe valued at approximately $500.00. Ptl. Shane Dengel.

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RED BANK: MARCHERS UNITE AGAINST HATRED

Hundreds gathered at borough hall for a rally before a march and vigil, including Mx Rowan, below, who wore a yarmulke with the Hebrew alphabet. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Answering the racist and anti-Semitic shouts heard last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, about 400 Red Bank-area residents gathered Wednesday night to affirm their belief in love over hate.

“We’re all standing here together united in our humanity,” said Hazim Yassin, of the American Muslim Action Network, at a vigil in  Ralph ‘Johnny Jazz’ Park on Shrewsbury Avenue that followed a one-mile march from borough hall. Read More »

SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

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Arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of July 28 to August 11, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of World Jeep, Shrewsbury Avenue on 8/6/17. Victim reports property taken by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $5,900.00. Ptl. Angel Marrero investigating.

Report of Theft in the area of Sickles Place on 8/11/17. Victim reports property taken by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $651.98. Ptl. Kyle Ludwig investigating.

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RED BANK: RALLY TARGETS RACISM & TRUMP

Several hundred protesters assembled at Riverside Gardens Park Saturday evening. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Hours after violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, about 150 local residents and community leaders gathered in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park for a “unity and peace” demonstration Saturday night.

But unlike a rally held in the West Front Street park one day after the start of the Trump Administration, this one did not avoid mentioning Trump’s name, as several speakers laid responsibility for the day’s outburst of hatred and deadly violence in Virginia on the president.

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RED BANK: NO MOVEMENT ON PARKING

The 2.3-acre White Street lot. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Nearly two months after five builders presented concept plans for a parking solution on White Street, Red Bank officials have yet to schedule a promised public comment session on the proposals.

That appeared to contribute to frustration voiced during the public comment portion of the council’s semimonthly meeting Wednesday night.

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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 July 16 to July 31, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: On 07-16-17 in the area of Wharf Ave it was reported a wallet was stolen from book bag. The wallet is described as a tan colored Tory Burch clutch valued at $100.00. Approximately $1,500.00 cash, a NJ driver’s license, and one Bank of America Debit and Credit Card were inside the clutch. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Theft: On 07-17-17 in the area of Bridge Ave it was reported $530.00 Cash was taken from a purse inside a business. Sgt. Juan Sardo.

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RED BANK: RAYRAP HOME PLAN WINS FINAL OK

A yellow border outlines the site of developer Ray Rapcavage’s Azalea Gardens project, with Harding Road at the bottom, Clay Street to the left and Hudson Avenue at right. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Demolition of a house destroyed by fire five years ago could begin as early as this month as the first step toward the creation of a new 18-home community at Red Bank’s Five Corners, developer Ray Rapcavage told redbankgreen last week.

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RED BANK: RIVERCENTER TAKES STANCE ON LOT

 RiverCenter took no position on the relative merits of five developers’ concept plans for the White Street lot. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

It’s 500 or nothing, says Red Bank RiverCenter.

The downtown promotion agency says in an “open letter” to elected officials that it “cannot and will not” support a plan for a parking garage on White Street that doesn’t yield a net gain of 500 parking spaces on the 2.3-acre site — and none of the five plans submitted by would-be developers currently meets that target, it claims.

Mike Whelan, the councilmember who leads the parking committee, called the organization’s statement a “flip-flop” and a “disservice” to the downtown.

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RUMSON: POLICE BLOTTER

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

Arrests

6/3/17 – James Laughinghouse, 18, of Rumson was arrested by Ptl. Grace Maggiulli for Underage Possession of Alcohol in the area of Navesink Avenue.

 6/7/17 – Julia Mannion, 27, of Fair Haven was arrested by Sgt. Anthony Ciambrone for Contempt of Court at HQ.

 6/16/17 – Jack Kreutzberg, 18, of Rumson was arrested by Ptl. Michael Berger for Possession of CDS in the area of Oakes Road.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

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Arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of July 22 to July 28, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Buttonwood Drive on 7/25/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) opened fraudulent accounts. Ptl. Angel Marrero investigating.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

2017_authorities_cherrytop_ls3Crime and arrest reports for the months of May and June, 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.

May 3– Cleiton Defreitas, 31, of Long Branch, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Branch Ave. for an active Contempt of Court warrant out of the Long Branch Municipal Court in the amount of $350.00. P.O. Taylor Doremus made the arrest.

May 3– Kerry Evans, 52, of Neptune, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Branch Ave. for active Contempt of Court warrants out of the Monmouth County Superior Court, Wall Township and Allenhurst Municipal Courts for a total amount of $19,134.00. P.O. Taylor Doremus made the arrest.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL PROMOTES FIVE OFFICERS

Newly sworn Red Bank police Captain Mike Frazee receives congratulations from Administrator Stanley Sickels Wednesday night, when the borough council promoted five officers and hired a new patrolman.

Click ‘read more’ for photos from the packed-room swearing-in ceremonies.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

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Arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of June 17 to July 21, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of Avenue at the Commons on 6/24/17. Victim reports property taken by unknown subject(s) . Damages totaling $1,300.00. Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Williamsburg Drive on 6/30/17. Victim reports unknown subject(s) used identity to obtain fraudulent credit cards. Ptl. Angel Marrero investigating.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE ACTIVITY

2017_authorities_cherrytop_fh3Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department for the month of June, 2017. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

06/11/17- Paul Mirfield, 33, Hazlet, was arrested for CDS [controlled dangerous substance] following a motor vehicle stop. S/O Michael Volker was the arresting officer.

06/21/17- A Hunting Lane resident reported the theft of an iPad from an unlocked vehicle. Ptl. William Lagrotteria too the report.

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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 July 1 to July 15, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief: On 07-05-17 in the area of W Front St it was reported a fence and railing were broken and laying on the ground. Ptl. Kristin Altimari.

Theft: On 07-15-17 in the area of Herbert St it was reported that unknown persons removed a Play station 4 slim valued at $199.00 and an Xbox valued at $399.00 from the rear of a yard. Ptl. Benjamin Springer.

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RED BANK: PEDIATRIC SURGEON INDICTED

A 72-year-old pediatric surgeon from Red Bank was indicted last week on two counts of criminal sexual contact with a 17-year-old female patient, according to an announcement Monday by Monmouth County Prosecutor  Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

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RED BANK: NO CONSENSUS AT PARKING FORUM

Architect Mike Simpson led the business group’s forum at the Red Bank Middle School Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Only 17 or so Red Bank residents turned out on a rainy night for a forum on downtown parking Thursday.

And to the chagrin of the merchant group that sponsored it, few of them seemed to agree that the need for a new parking garage, let alone massive new development to go along with it, has been proven.

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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 June 16 to June 30, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: On 06-16-17 it was reported 6 fishing poles valued at approximately $600.00 were taken from the pole holders of a boat that was docked in the area of Marine Park. Ptl. Benjamin Springer.

Theft: On 06-17-17 it was also reported 5 fishing poles described as 2 Penn Fierce II black in color with red etching valued at $150.00 each, 2 Penn Fierce I black in color with red etching valued at $ 150.00 each and 1 Shakespeare fishing pole valued at $80.00 was taken from a boat docked in the area of Marine Park. Ptl. Darren M. McConnell.

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RED BANK: SIMS GUILTY OF MURDER ATTEMPT

By JOHN T. WARD

A former Red Bank man who did time for a double shooting in 2007 was found guilty in the 2014 shooting of a man as he sat in a parked car in Red Bank, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Tuesday afternoon.

Anthony Sims, seen in the decade-old photo at right, was convicted of first-degree attempted murder in the April 9, 2014 attack on Perry Veney Jr., who is separately charged with later participation in the murder of Sims’ brother in Eatontown.

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RED BANK: TWO PARKING FORUMS PLANNED

Two public forums are in the works on the question of what to do about parking in downtown Red Bank. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Residents, merchants and visitors could get two chances to weigh in on downtown Red Bank’s parking crisis — or whether one even exists — at two public events in coming weeks.

Both events were characterized at Wednesday night’s semimonthly council meeting as next-steps responses to five plans presented by would-be developers of the borough-owned parking lot on White Street.

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RED BANK: DEMS BACK ‘PURE’ GARAGE

Councilman and party chairman Ed Zipprich, flanked by fellow Democrats Erik Yngstrom and Kathy Horgan in January. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

The three Democrats on the Red Bank council — and a candidate to join them there — endorsed a downtown parking solution that calls for a new White Street garage without additional development Tuesday.

The announcement set the course for a possible head-on collision with the governing body’s three Republicans, who have championed an approach that welcomed the possibility of hundreds of new housing units as well as a parking deck.

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FAIR HAVEN: POLICE STATION UPGRADES SLATED

The stationhouse hasn’t been updated since its conversion from a schoolhouse in 1983. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

Fair Haven’s police station is in for a once-in-a generation makeover in coming months.

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