RED BANK: OWNER SEEKS MISSING PARROT

cletus 3Named Cletus, the bird is a year-old green-and-blue Amazon parrot. (Click to enlarge)

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By JOHN T. WARD

cletus 4A Shrewsbury woman is seeking help in finding her year-old parrot, which took off over the Navesink River in Red Bank Wednesday.

Jenn Disney said the bird, named Cletus, was sitting on her shoulder, as usual, as they relaxed on her boat at Irwin’s Marina next to Riverside Gardens Park when something spooked the animal.

“He caught wind,” suddenly found himself over the water and took off toward the Riverside Towers high-rise, Disney tells redbankgreen.

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RUMSON: MARINA RESURFACING AFTER STORM

Life was returning to normal at the Rumson marina on Tuesday, though a new $3 million Viking that was swept from the lot remained half-sunk on the Middletown side of the Navesink, below. (Photo above by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, Oceanic Marina owner Pete Pawlikowski is still trying to restore his ravaged Rumson business. redbankgreen was on the scene day the morning after the storm hit, and returned on Tuesday to check in on the rebuilding process.

“Its mind-boggling, really,” said Pawlikowski, sitting in his once-again operational office and store, which was submerged in over four and half feet of water just two weeks ago. “I’ve never seen so much devastation.”

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STORM WIPES OUT RUMSON MARINA

The Oceanic Marina yard as it appeared early Tuesday, above, and on Saturday from the same spot. (Click to enlarge)

 By JOHN T. WARD

On Saturday, even as he braced for record flooding, Oceanic Marina owner Pete Pawlikowski thought he had the storm beat.

The Navesink River was sure to flood the store and office of his Rumson business, Pawlikowki told redbankgreen, and the level might even break the records.

But as for the fleet of 75 recreational vessels entrusted to him by customers – at worst, he said, he might lose one or two to Hurricane Sandy. But all were safely up on blocks, he said, crowded so tightly into his yard that a person could barely squeeze past them.

By Tuesday morning, they were gone. And even after 30 years of watching storms come and go, a stunned Pawlikowski could hardly begin to comprehend it, he said.

“It’s total destruction,” he said. “We don’t even know where to begin.”

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RECENT RED BANK POLICE ACTIVITY

rbpd-patrol-083111The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of September 16 to September 23, 2011. Bulletins for the period of August 26 to September 16 are not available, a department employee tells redbankgreen. This information is unedited.

Lost or missing report on 9-20-11 at 362 Broad St.-Foodtown.  Victim reported that while shopping, she inadvertently left her purse in the store.  Upon returning purse was not located. Contained medication, keys, etc. Ptl. Patrick Kennedy.

Theft occurring on 9-20-11 at Wallace Street Parking lot.  Victim reported that unknown person(s) siphoned gas from her gas tank of parked vehicle.  Ptl. Matthew Ehrenreich.

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