LITTLE SILVER: CAMPAIGN SIGNS SPARK IRE

Ingrid Garcia says this video she recorded shows Little Silver GOP Chairman Stuart Van Winkle harassing her and her husband in their shop. (Video by Ingrid Garcia. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

ELECTION 2019The mom-and-pop owners of a Little Silver auto detailing shop say they have come under attack by supporters of Mayor Bob Neff in recent days for supporting his challenger in next week’s Republican primary election.

Exhibit A, they say, is a video showing them in a tense confrontation last Thursday with local GOP Chairman Stuart Van Winkle.

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RED BANK: SILENCE BY ALL ON HARASSMENT

ziad shehady, stephen hechtBusiness Administrator Ziad Shehady, left, chatting with borough resident Stephen Hecht last May. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njRed Bank’s elected officials closed the books Wednesday night on a harassment complaint filed against borough Business Administrator Ziad Shehady.

But the public may never know the details of the case, or the recommendations that followed an investigation.

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RED BANK: HARASSMENT REPORT ON AGENDA

ziad shehadyBusiness Administrator Ziad Shehady in December, above. Below, the council plans to advance plans for the redevelopment of the former VNA headquarters at 176 Riverside Avenue. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

red bank vna 176 riverside aveA report on a claim of workplace discrimination and a step toward the building of what could become one of Red Bank’s largest residential projects are on the borough council’s agenda for Wednesday night.

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SHREWSBURY: PANTER CLAIMS WIN v. O’REILLY

By JOHN T. WARD

shrewsbury, nj, mike panter, michael panterA Shrewsbury man claimed victory Tuesday in a yearlong legal standoff with former Fox News star Bill O’Reilly.

Former New Jersey Assemblyman Mike Panter, right, said O’Reilly dropped a $5 million defamation suit he’d filed over a Facebook post in which Panter recounted an ex-girlfriend’s allegations of sexual harassment by the combative TV host.

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RED BANK: WHAT HR HEAD KNEW IN DISPUTE

By JOHN T. WARD

hot topic red bank njAlmost two months before she filed allegations of harassment by the town’s administrator, Red Bank’s personnel director was told her job was on the line, borough officials claim.

The assertion that human resources manager Eva Biviano had been informed her employment was at risk would appear to contradict statements made by her lawyer, who’s also her brother.

But he says that does not undermine her allegations about “months of abuse” by Business Administrator Ziad Shehady.

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RED BANK: SHEHADY ACCUSED OF HARASSMENT

ziad shehady, red bank, njRed Bank Business Administrator Ziad Shehady at borough hall in June. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

SEE UPDATE BELOW

By JOHN T. WARD

Five months after he took the job, Red Bank’s business administrator is facing a harassment complaint, redbankgreen has learned.

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SHREWSBURY: COP CHARGED, REPORT SAYS

A Shrewsbury police officer is facing charges of assault and harassment following two alleged incidents last month, according to a report by NJ.com.

The news site of the Star-Ledger cites a complaint that alleges Patrolman Ryan Cullinane, 27, showed up unwanted at the home of an unidentified woman two days in a row, and punched an unidentified man in the face in one encounter.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of June 28 to July 3, 2014.

AUTHORITIES_SBURY1Report of Forgery in the area of Famous Footwear, Broad Street on 6/28/14. Victim reports unknown subject attempted to pass fraudulent currency. Ptl. Tracy Polk investigating.

Report of Harassment in the area of Shadowbrook Road on 6/30/14. Victim reports harassing phone calls from unknown subject(s). Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

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RUMSON CHARGES MAN WITH WEB STALKING

AUTHORITIES_RUMSON2-2014Rumson police charged a Wall Township man with online stalking of more than one borough resident Thursday.

Kevin Brennan, 44, was arrested on a warrant without incident at his home following a “lengthy” investigation to determine his identity and location, police said.

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LITTLE SILVER ARRESTS RED BANK MAN TWICE

Activity reports, unedited, for the month of July, 2013, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department.

call-in-the-authoritiesJuly 2– Michael Offen, 57, of Middletown, NJ, was arrested on Hickory Ln. for an active Non-Support warrant out of the Monmouth County Superior Court. Sgt. Paul Halpin made the arrest.

July 3– A resident from Mitchel Pl. reported Burglary after discovering that an unknown subject(s) smashed out the window to their vehicle and stole cash that was inside. This incident occurred during the early morning hours. P.O. Frank Salerno and Det. Greg Oliva investigated.

July 4– Ryan Guttormsen, 25, of Middletown, NJ, was arrested following an investigation on Edgewood Ave. for Disorderly Conduct. P.O. Peter Giblin made the arrest.

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SHREWSBURY POLICE BLOTTER

Activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of June 1 to June 14, 2013.

call-in-the-authorities• Report of Harassment in the area of Patterson Avenue on 6/3/13. Victim reports being followed by a known subject. Sgt. Louis Fitzgerald investigating.

Arrests

• Alexyss N. Ferrara, female age 20 of Keyport was arrested on 6/4/13 for Contempt of Court in the area of Sycamore Avenue by Ptl. Ryan Cullinane.

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FAIR HAVEN: DWI, HIT & RUN CHARGED

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• 3/1/13 Det. Schneider took a report for Check Fraud reported from a Grange Walk resident.

• 3/9/13 Sgt. Lambert and Ptl. Koetzner arrested two Juveniles that were found to be intoxicated and one of which was also trespassingat a Harvard Rd. residence.

• 3/10/13 Ptl. Patton and Ptl. Hostrup took a report for Burglary, to a Schwenker’s Place residence.  Det. Schneider also responded and is continuing the investigation.  It has been determined that nothing has been taken at this time, all items thought missing have been located at the residence.

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LITTLE SILVER: HOME AND CAR BURGLARIZED

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department.

call-in-the-authoritiesMarch 1– A resident from Sunnylands Ct. reported Harassment after receiving several unwanted phone calls by a known acquaintance. P.O. Peter Gibson investigated.

March 3– Gisela Montalvo, 30, of Neptune, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Seven Bridges Rd. for active Contempt of Court warrants out of the West Long Branch and Tinton Falls Municipal Courts. P.O. Eric Van Schaack made the arrest.

March 5– Patrick Adams, 51, of Oceanport, NJ, was arrested following a motor vehicle stop on Branch Ave. for Driving While Intoxicated. P.O. Eric Van Schaack made the arrest.

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FAIR HAVEN POLICE BLOTTER

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Fair Haven Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• 2/5/13 Ptl. Koetzner took a Theft report from a River Rd. Business. The Business reported a total of $190.00 in merchandise taken.

• 2/6/13 Ptl. Lagrotteria took a Theft report from a River Rd. Business. The Business reported a total of $39.80 in merchandise taken.

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LITTLE SILVER: GAS, RAILROAD TIES STOLEN

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department.

call-in-the-authoritiesNovember 1– A resident reported Terroristic Threats following a verbal dispute about juveniles trespassing on another’s property on Birch Ave. P.O. Amanda Arnold and Sgt. Martin Scherzinger investigated.

November 2– Christopher Vega, 21, of Long Branch, NJ, was arrested following a suspicious person complaint on Silverside Ave. for a Contempt of Court warrant out of the New Brunswick Municipal Court. P.O. Amanda Arnold made the arrest.

November 3– A resident from Little Silver Point Rd. reported Theft after discovering that an unknown subject siphoned gas from his vehicle during the evening hours. S.O. John McGuire investigated.

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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 July 27 to August 3, 2012. This information is unedited.

Criminal Mischief occurring between 7-22-12 and 7-27-12 at Marine Park. Victim reported that unknown person(s) cut two ropes, which secured boat to dock, however there was no damage to boat. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

Attempted Burglary occurring at Shrewsbury Ave. Liquor Store between 7-27-12 and 7-28-12. Owner reported that unknown person(s) broke glass in front door. No entry was gained, however, the door lock had been tampered with. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

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SEA BRIGHT OFFICIAL DENIES MAKING THREAT

By JOHN T. WARD

[Update: please see the editor’s note at the end of this article.]

Sea Bright Councilman C. Read Murphy, right, is due in municipal court next month on a citizen complaint of harassment.

Perry Feigenbuam, of Asbury Park, claims Murphy threatened him in front of witnesses outside an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright on June 9.

Murphy, though, claims Feigenbaum has been stalking and harassing Allison Peduto, the daughter of a late friend and Feigenbaum’s ex-girlfriend.

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VANDALS TARGET LITTLE SILVER MAILBOXES

Recent activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Little Silver Police Department.

call-in-the-authorities• May 27- A resident from Rumson Rd. reported Harassment after receiving threatening phone calls. P.O. Amanda Arnold and Det. Greg Oliva investigated.

• May 29- Terrill Jones, 29, Red Bank, NJ, was arrested for a Contempt of Court warrant issued by the Holmdel Municipal Court. P.O. Eric Van Schaack made the arrest.

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RED BANK: TRAMPOLINE STOLEN

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of February 10 to Februay 17, 2012. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring between 2-07-12 and 2-10-12 at River Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a pallet of steel rebar chairs from construction site. Ptl. Heather Publyski.

Theft occurring at Broad St. Jewelry Store on 2-9-12. Owner of business reported that a 14 kt. White gold diamond tennis bracelet was stolen from case. Suspect: Hispanic male 40 to 45 years old, approx. 5’8”. Ptl. Garrett Falco.

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JUDGE WON’T BAR FIREFIGHTER BROTHERS

hughes-100611A municipal court judge found that Justin Hughes, above, provoked the assault by Peter and Steven Lang, below, by saying that Steven Lang should have died in Iraq. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

langs-100611The Lang brothers of Sea Bright won’t be barred from serving as officers of the volunteer fire department as a result of their convictions for assaulting a third firefighter during a wetdown celebration in the firehouse bar a year ago, a judge ruled Wednesday afternoon.

Instead, the Langs and the man they were convicted of attacking all came away with the same sentence: $500 in penalties, as well as a requirement to perform 100 hours of community service.

That service, said Little Silver Judge James Berube, could come in the form volunteer fire or first aid work, duties all three have performed for years.

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