Fair Haven Police Report: Fraud, Criminal Mischief, Marijuana Possession, Dog Bite

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

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Retro RFH Reunion Bridge Alert

A bridge RFH reunion invite
Photo/Doug Borden

Here we go again … It’s the eve of memories of another RFH reunion. Memories brought to you by none other than that iconic bridge.

Last year, The RFH Class of ’78 was gearing up for its 40th reunion on Aug. 8, 2018. There was a major planning process, thanks to a fearless crew of volunteers, and lots of meetings and social media notifications, texts, cell phone calls … you name it. Yes, name it. Try. There were all sorts of modes of communication in effect for that milestone reunion. There are for every RFH reunion. In fact, the RFH Class of ’79 is now gearing up for its own 40th. But, there’s one iconic mode of invite that has been missing for quite some time. The painting of the bridge!

There was a time when communication was limited to landline phones, snail mail and, well, there was nothing better than getting the word out by just reverting to old school days and painting the bridge.

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Prosecutor: Two Men Charged in Shooting

Two men are in custody in connection with a drive-up shooting during which two other men were shot while sitting inside a vehicle, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. 

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Rumson Police Seek Residents’ Aid in ID of Auto Burglars, Thieves

It’s something that’s been a common problem for in recent in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, and it’s happening again. There’s been a run of vehicle burglaries and auto thefts involving unlocked cars with key fobs left inside in Rumson.

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Prosecutor: 24-Year-Old Man Gets 25 Years for 2017 Sex Assault of Toddler

A 34-year-old man was sentenced on Friday to serve 25 years in prison for the aggravated sexual assault and child pornography possession charges stemming from 2017 Long Branch incidents, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Friday.

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Prosecutor: 24-Year-Old Gets 13 Years for 2018 Red Bank Fatal Stabbing

A Red Bank man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison in connection with the 2018 death by stabbing of a 26-year-old male in the same borough, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Retro FH Fire Company Family Time

A gathering of Fair Haven Fire Department folks of the past.
Photo/FHFD Yearbook, courtesy of Evie Connor Kelly

In the wake of a Fair Haven Fire Department award and reflection on the bond among its members through generations, thoughts turn to times when the bonds were forged.

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Simple Summer: Gone Fishing

We’ve said it before and now we’ll say it again …

It’s summertime and the living is, well, let’s say pretty fishy if you live in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.

In fact, it’s downright status quo when you grow up in the area to do so with some sand between your toes, a fishing pole over your shoulder, a crabbing net and trap and a bucket in which to tote your catch home — even if that catch is a couple of river rocks, some seaweed and a dried out crab shell.

It’s part of the magic of living by the Navesink River — growing up Rumson-Fair Haven style.

It’s a simple concept. And it’s one of those fabulous things in life that’s free. A walk, a view, a little fishing for a great summer day.

So, the Simple Summer feature today is all about fishing for some fun down by the river — honing in on a little spot by and on the Fair Haven Dock.

The catch is a keeper.

Take a look at our slideshow above for the whole picture. (And don’t forget to click on the lower right icon to enlarge!) See you down by the river!

Retro Happy Fair Haven Campers

Happy campers at the Fair Haven campout in 2013
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

It’s been a steamy summer. One hot Fair Haven summer event was a short-lived one for this seasonal reason, because it was, let’s say, too hot to handle. That would be the summer campout. It’s been moved to the fall.

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Prosecutor: Bookkeeper Charged with $673K Theft from Employer

A 30-year employee of an Eatontown-based manufacturing business has been arrested and charged with stealing more than $600,000 from her employer over a two-year period, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said on Friday.

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