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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.***


Fair Haven Police Report: Theft, Misappropriation of Funds, Marijuana, DWI, Juvenile Arrest

The following January arrests were reported by Fair Haven police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

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Fair Haven Police: Chase Yields Marijuana Possession, Dealing Arrest; $20K Bail

A young Fair Haven man has been arrested on marijuana possession, dealing and associated charges in connection with a traffic stop incident on Sunday night.

At 10:42 p.m., Jonmichael Puryear, 23, was stopped on Harding Road for a traffic violation, Fair Haven Police Chief Joseph McGovern reported.

After the stop by Patrolman Brooks Robinson, as an investigation ensued,  Puyear attempted to flee the scene on foot, he said in a released statement.

Patrolmen Robinson and Michael  Volker chased and apprehended Puryear, who was arrested and charged with: eluding, aggravated assault, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, failure to observe a traffic signal and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle, according to the report.

Puryear is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, on $20,000 bail.

Further investigation after the arrest led to an additional charge of distribution within a school zone. An additional $35,000 bail was set.

Puryear remains held on bail at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.

A Fair Haven Police Officer’s Part in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

He’s a Fair Haven police officer. He’s a Middletown firefighter. He’s a husband. He’s a dad. And he’s a fighter for what he feels is the right thing to do. But, John Waltz will tell you that the latest volunteer project he was involved in was not about him or his fight at all. It was about kids all over the country and the fight to find a cure for childhood cancer. He just played a small part in the much bigger scheme of the cause and its hopeful end. Now he, and the others involved, are asking for your one-two punch in the fight as well.

In August, Waltz, along with fellow firefighters and a host of children with cancer, adults and others, fought their part of the good fight by participating in a music video aptly dubbed Fight and sponsored by Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer filmed at  Middletown Fire Department’s Fire Company 1, Station 8.

The video, released today, features the song written by singer/songwriter Taylor Tote and filmed by Right Stuff Studios. Its message is a simple, poignant one of the day-to-day fight.

“I have to say it was truly moving to be a part of it,” Waltz said in August after filming. “I couldn’t believe the suffering of these poor children and seeing how hopeful they are. Seeing the pain they are in made me very sad. But they are such heroes.”

Tote, after being chosen as the band for the next Infinite Love fundraiser, forged a friendship with non-profit founder Andrea Gorsegner’s children Natalie Grace and Hannah Rose Gorsegner.

Natalie Grace was the inspiration behind Infinite Love. Now 6 and in complete remission since 2014, she was diagnosed in August of 2012 with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The family launched into an effort to fund childhood cancer research and raise awareness of the disease.

“About two months into Natalie’s fight, the Gorsegners quickly started discovering the ugly truths behind childhood cancer, like for one that it’s the number one disease killer of our children in this country,” an excerpt from the Infinite Love website says. “As one shocking stat after another began to unfold they knew that they had to do everything that they could to raise both awareness and funding for research, and so they began campaigning via Natalie’s Facebook page asking that everyone send them just a single dollar to go towards childhood cancer research. In just three short years the family has raised nearly half a million dollars with every penny having gone towards fulfilling research grants!”

Funds have been raised and donations made to the cause in every way from personal family contributions, such as time and talent, to a $1 drive for the cause to bake sales and even firefighters just passing hats.

Mom Andrea “was the driving force for this project. She was determined to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research,” Waltz said. A photographer, Andrea, for instance, has offered free photo sessions for cancer patients and families. There have been classic galas and more.  Anything and everything for the cause, the kids, the research, the cure.

Now, the latest effort is the video.

“I was absolutely honored to be a part of this and I really didnt know on such a large scale that children were so affected and I took a stance and a promise to Andrea that if she needs anything or I can help in any way with future anything she does or needs I am in the game 110 percent,” Waltz said.  “I was truly touched, saddned and honestly honored to be part of a collaboration that hopefully raises tons of money and the video goes viral.”

And that’s the goal.

The challenge is to make spread the word, purchase it from iTunes and spread the word. All proceeds from the iTunes purchases benefit the cause. So, getting it to go viral is the goal. To care, all you need to do is share … the video, Waltz said.

Read more about the video and Infinite Love by clicking here. 

For the full list of video credits, click here.