LITTLE SILVER: HALLOWEEN GETS TRICKY

A Halloween image painted by Markham Place School students on a Prospect Avenue window in 2017. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

[Correction: The borough website will have downloadable signs for homeowners to indicate their participation in trick-or-treating, not a sign-up list as mistakenly reported.]

By JOHN T. WARD

redbankgreen hot topicFor more than an hour, Little Silver officials and residents wrestled Monday night with how to safely pull off Halloween in a pandemic.

Without being buzzkills, that is – particularly to residents of one neighborhood where the holiday has become something of a communal party.

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RED BANK POLICE BLOTTER

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of August 24 to August 31, 2012. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring on 8-24-12 at Broad Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) entered her parked vehicle and stole a Coach wallet containing I.D. and a debit card. Lt. Richard Mangold.

Criminal Mischief occurring at East Front St on 8-25-12. Victim reported that unknown person(s) knocked over a ceramic planter in front of building breaking same. Ptl. Michael Zadlock.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 8-27-12 at Spring St.—Apt. Complex. Victim reported that unknown person(s) keyed parked car, which was in the lot of complex. Ptl. David Smith.

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AC UNITS STOLEN FROM CONSTRUCTION SITE

rbpd-patrolcarThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 8 to July 15, 2011. This information is unedited.

Attempted Burglary occurring on 7-9-11 at St. Mary’s Place residence. Owner of residence heard loud noise and upon investigation saw two black males fleeing from the back door of residence which had been forced open. Nothing reported missing. Ptl. James DePonte.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 7-9-11 at White Street Parking Lot. Owner reported that antenna on parked vehicle was broken off. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

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POLICE: TEEN CURFEW WORKS

curfew09This year, for the first time since 1998, the Mischief Night/Halloween combo falls on a Friday and Saturday. Does that portend trouble in the form of tissued utility lines, egged front doors and soaped-over car windshields?

Not as far as  Red Bank police are concerned. They say crackdown on teenage after-hours loitering in general, and an annual curfew for two nights bookending Halloween in particular, has reduced problems dramatically in recent years.

Though the borough council’s Halloween curfew resolution is a pro-forma item approved each without much discussion, it has the intended effect, police Captain Steve McCarthy believes.

“Everyone respects it,” he said.

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