SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of January 4 to January 17, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

ARRESTS

Karleen Moscatello, female age 52 of Pt. Pleasant was arrested on 1/5/20 for Driving While Intoxicated in the area of Broad Street by Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro.

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FAIR HAVEN: STATION NOW IN HOUSING DEAL

fair haven 626 river rd 011420The former Sunoco property on River Road could get 14 apartments under the plan. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njA vacant gas station envisioned as the site of a new Fair Haven borough hall just a year ago would instead get 14 apartments under an affordable housing settlement detailed by officials Monday night.

At a special council session held at Viola Sickles School to address the town’s legal obligation to accommodate low-and moderate-income earners, residents also heard about a plan for a two-family home to be built by Habitat for Humanity in a residential neighborhood.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

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

CRIMES

Theft: On 12/01/19 it was reported an unlocked trailer and truck bed were broken into in the area of Leighton Ave. The victim reported a leaf blower valued at $580.00, two chain saws valued at $900.00 and an Echo hedge trimmer valued at $220.00 were taken. Ptl. Luke Cahill.

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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   December 7, 2019 to January 3, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Theft in the area of Newman Springs Road on 12/9/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property from vehicle. Damages totaling $100.00. Sgt. Jessica Boyd investigating.

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RED BANK: MENNA OFFERS PROTOCOL FIX

tammy murphy pasquale menna 010120New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy with Mayor Pasquale Menna prior to the start of Wednesday’s reorganization meeting. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna proposed a workaround Wednesday to a year-old protocol covering comments and questions at council meetings: he says he’ll show up an hour early to field them.

At the borough government’s annual New Year’s Day reorganization meeting, attendees also heard Menna heap thanks on Governor Phil Murphy, whose wife, Tammy Murphy, attended the ceremonial session.

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RED BANK: SHELL TO TRY YET AGAIN

RED BANK NJ SHELLThe latest plan calls for replacing the car wash, at left above, with a convenience store. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Five months after yanking a plan to add a Dunkin’ coffee shop, the owner of Red Bank ‘s lone Shell station will once again try for a convenience store.

Station owner Waseem Chaudhary’s proposal is  the third he’s floated in the past seven years.

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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   November 23 to December 5, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Broad Street on 11/23/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed property. Damages totaling $356.00. Sgt. Tracy Polk 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 November, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

11/3 Keven Robertson 19, Middletown was arrested by S.O. Perkins for DWI. Robertson also received motor vehicle summonses for failure to use lights, failure to maintain lane, refusal to submit to chemical test, underage driver under the influence, and use of a cell phone while driving. Robertson was released with a pending court date.

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RED BANK: FIVE-MAN OVERDOSE A MYSTERY

Red bank 85 bank streetThe house at 85 Bank Street, where two men died and three others suffered apparent drug overdoses. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank nj police crimeRed Bank police on Monday had little new information to share after two men died and three others were hospitalized for apparent drug overdoses early Sunday.

Chief Darren McConnell said Monday he could not release the names of the victims, who were all found unresponsive in the house at 85 Bank Street. But one deceased victim has been identified to redbankgreen by his brother.

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RED BANK: TWO OF FIVE DEAD AFTER ODs

Red bank 85 bank st 120819.jpgThe deaths occurred at 85 Bank Street. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank nj police crimeTwo men died and three others were hospitalized after apparently overdosing on opiates together in Red Bank early Sunday morning.

Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen that police were still sorting out the victims’ identities and other details of a “chaotic” scene in the small house at 85 Bank Street, where the activity occurred.

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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 November, 2019. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Criminal Mischief:  In the area of Maple Ave on 11/02/19 it was reported a vehicle parked in a parking lot to a business had damage done to the rear bumper. The victim reported the damage was several hundred dollars. Ptl. Cevin Albert.

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FAIR HAVEN: MARINA LOSES LATEST ROUND

fair haven yacht works jim cerrutiFair Haven Yacht Works owner Jim Cerruti in his boatyard last week. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njA Fair Haven marina lost the latest round Thursday night in a years-long and increasingly bitter battle with the borough government over property issues.

At a compliance hearing held in Rumson, Judge Thomas J. Smith III found that Fair Haven Yacht Works had not complied with an earlier ruling that it file a zoning application with the town, and upheld a $1,500 fine.

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RED BANK: LOWERY FUNERAL AWASH IN BLUE

red bank monsignor lowery funeral 120519 State Police officers were among the hundreds of worshippers, clerics and law enforcement personnel who packed St. James Church in Red Bank Thursday morning for the funeral mass of Monsignor Philip A. Lowery.

Lowery, who led St. James Church in Red Bank for three decades, died last Thursday. He was 70 years old.

In recognition of his 23 years of service as Head of Chaplains for the New Jersey State Police, the service drew a large contingent of blue uniforms, as well as a giant U.S. flag over Broad Street. Even members of the clergy couldn’t resist the urge to take photos of it.

On Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy, who was expected to attend the service, ordered flags be lowered to half-staff Thursday in Lowery’s honor. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

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RED BANK: SAXUM PLAN APPROVED

Red bank 176 Riverside saxumSaxum relocated the proposed  pedestrian plaza shown in this rendering from the Riverside Avenue side of the project to the Bodman Place side. (Rendering by MVMK Architecture. Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank nj

One of the largest development projects in Red Bank history won planning board approval Monday night.

The OK for 210 apartments at Riverside Avenue and Bodman Place requires developer Saxum Real Estate to seek state approval for a traffic light there. But the project can go ahead even if the request fails.

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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   November 16 to November 22, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Broad Street on 11/16/19. Victim reports merchandise taken by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $189.00. Sgt. Jessica Boyd investigating.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL WRAP

red bank eastside parkFootings are ready for the installation of a prefab restroom building at Eastside Park. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

A bond to fund parking improvements and the swearing-in of a new police officer headlined a relatively quiet session of the Red Bank council Wednesday night.

Here’s a wrap-up of the highlights:

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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   November 2 to November 15, 2019. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Shoplifting in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 11/2/19. Victim reports unknown subject(s) removed merchandise. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.

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RED BANK: COMMENTING POLICY UNDER FIRE

red bank, nj, ziad shehadyBusiness Administrator Ziad Shehady has allowed little deviation from the council’s commenting protocol since his arrival in 2018. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njThe Red Bank council moved to eliminate a citizenship requirement for business licensing and approved a debt refinancing Wednesday night.

And once again, the protocol for comments at council meetings was put to the test. Here’s a recap of  what went down at the semimonthly session.

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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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