FERRARO BECOMES SHREWSBURY’S TOP COP

Chief Lou Ferraro and his wife, Eda, gret well-wishers after his swearing-in Monday night. (Photo by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)

By REBECCA DESFOSSE

Joined by his family, friends and fellow officers, Lou Ferraro took the oath of office as Shrewsbury’s chief of police at Monday night’s council meeting. He had served as acting police chief since John Wilson announced his retirement early this year.

A 22-year department veteran and lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, Ferraro started his career as a patrolman and worked his way up the ranks as detective, detective sergeant and lieutenant. He assumes the role of top cop with an extensive list of commendations and a broad education in law enforcement under his belt, highlighted by time spent at the FBI National Academy.

About his new job, Ferraro told redbankgreen, “I am honored to be serving the town that I grew up in.”

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SHREWSBURY NAIL SALONS BURGLARIZED

estella-break-inEstella Nails was one of two Shrewsbury nail salons broken into the last two weeks. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

A pair of Shrewsbury nail salons within blocks of each other on Broad Street were burglarized in the last two weeks, police said.

Nails Plus, at 427 Broad, and Estella Nails, 464 Broad, were targets of overnight smash-and-grabs, Chief John Wilson said.

The burglaries appear to be connected to a flurry of Monmouth County nail salon break-ins, he said.

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SHREWSBURY HIT WITH 21 CAR BREAK-INS

hot-topic rightBy DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Adding to a multi-town spree that police say may be the work of one individual or group, at least 21 vehicles were illegally entered and burglarized in Shrewsbury last Friday.

In all cases, the vehicles were unlocked, said police Chief John Wilson.

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