Category Archives: Fair Haven Police and Fire Files

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Honoring Fair Haven’s Police Chief

The year was 1987. It was a year of big hair, mullets, boom boxes, break dancing, penny loafers, Nintendo, Miami Vice fashion and Ford Crown Victoria police cars. And it was the year that one cop began his now 30-year career in Fair Haven.

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Focus: A Fair Haven Cop’s Shave for Childhood Cancer

The event was dubbed Shave a Hero/Save a Hero.

Cops, firefighters, teachers, school administrators … all sorts of community leaders, and even kids and parents … They all gathered on Saturday at Middletown Fire Department’s Community Fire Company in the Leonardo section of the township to get a head shave as a way of showing their participation in the fight against childhood cancer. Participants’ heads were shaved by kids with cancer.

Fair Haven Police Cpl. John Waltz (along with his son) was one of the shavees. And, after the shave, a good time was had by all at the firehouse. Proceeds funded the cause via Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer.

Take a look at the photos below for a glimpse into the event … (And don’t forget to click to enlarge!)

— Top photo/Laurie Kegley

— Gallery Photos/John Waltz

Fair Haven Police Report: DWI, CDS Possession, Theft, Credit Card Fraud

The following June criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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A Fair Haven PD Promotion: Sgt. Stephen Schneider

He now has three stripes on the arm of his uniform. It’s the official sign that Fair Haven Police Department’s Stephen Schneider is now a sergeant.

He joins the ranks of current sergeants Jesse Dykstra and Sherri Lambert in the department. The 38-year-old Howell resident took oath of office for his new rank — his promotion — at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting.

Schneider, who has been working as a Fair Haven officer since Jan. 1, 2006, has been assigned to many areas within the department, he said  on Thursday, but most recently, he has served for the past five years as its detective. He said he feels proud and lucky to work as an officer and be a part of the Fair Haven community in that capacity.

“I am glad to have been hired and to be able to serve the residents of Fair Haven,” Schneider said. “This is truly a wonderful community to be a part of, and to have the opportunity to work with the finest officers is just simply a  huge bonus.”

Prior to his work in Fair Haven, Schneider served in the Brookdale Community College Police Department, where he served for four years, from 2001 to 2005.

Congrats to Sgt. Schneider! You can call him sergeant.

— Elaine Van Develde

— Photo/courtesy of FHPD

Fair Haven Police Report: Theft, Fraud, Drug Possession, DWIs

The following March and April criminal incidents and arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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Fair Haven Police Warn of Phone Scam

From Fair Haven police … 

On 05/12 a resident received a phone call from an unknown actor identifying himself as a Fair Haven police officer.

The actor utilizing computer software was able to place the call having a Fair Haven Police telephone line 732-747-0992 show on the caller’s ID.

The actor threatened immediate arrest for an unpaid warrant, specifically requested credit card info for payment over the phone.

*** The Police Department would only send notification (of a warrant) via the mail and doesn’t accept payment via phone.***

 

A Fair Haven Officer’s Police Unity Tour Trek

“Are we there yet?” That’s what Fair Haven Police Cpl. John Waltz was likely chanting on Friday as he feverishly rode his bike on the last, probably sore, leg of his journey in the Police Unity Tour. Destination: the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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