FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL OKS GUN RESOLUTION

Mayor Josh Halpern speaking during Monday’s council session. (Photo from Zoom. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Overriding objections by Mayor Josh Halpern, Fair Haven’s borough council endorsed a resolution calling for common-sense federal gun laws Monday night.

The 6-0 vote followed a showdown between Halpern and several council members over his blockage of resolutions he said are not local issues.

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FAIR HAVEN: COUNCIL TAKES AIM AT POT, GUNS

Councilman Bob Marchese urged the council to ban recreational pot sales while allowing for medicinal trade. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Mixed in among discussions of yard sales and tree removals at the Fair Haven council’s semimonthly meeting Monday night were two issues of concern statewide and beyond: marijuana and guns.

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RED BANK: MULTIPLE CHARGES FOLLOW STOP

just_in1A 19-year-old Tinton Falls man was in the Monmouth County lockup Thursday morning following a host of charges filed by Red Bank police .

From Chief Darren McConnell:

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TWO ARRESTED FOR ECSTASY AT STATION

call-in-the-authoritiesThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 9 to December 16, 2011. Also included are tow arrests from November 24 that were omitted from that period’s report. This information is unedited.

Theft occurring at Allen Place on 12-9-11. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a Trek Mountain Bike and Fishing pole and reel from front porch of residence. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.

Theft reported on 12-14-11 at Pinckney Road. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole cash and jewelry from bedroom. Ptl. Gary Watson

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FAIR HAVENITE BUSTED ON WEAPON CHARGE

hot-topic rightA 19-year-old Fair Haven man was arrested in Middletown on Saturday night on drug and weapon-possession charges, the township police department reported today.

Carl Vonpier was busted in the Lincroft section for holding what police said was a pot pipe and “a metal knuckle with two blades protruding from the top,” police said in a statement.

Township police spokeman Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger was unable to confirm immediately if Vonpier is the same man who caused a stir with a spree of alleged break-ins that triggered a dog-and-helicopter search in Colts Neck and Tinton Falls in July. That 19-year-old suspect was also named Carl Vonpier and reported to be a Fair Haven resident.

Here’s the text of the news release:

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