Two physical altercations occurred last weekend at the Englishtown Auction, according to the Manalapan Police Department.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 two unrelated assaults took place at the auction within two hours of one another. Ptl. Brian Cruse and Ptl. Adam Sosnowski, of the Manalapan Police Department, were working a plainclothes security job at the auction and handled both incidents.
The first altercation involved a 76-year-old Woodbridge man and a 30-year-old man from Old Bridge shortly before 10:30 a.m. The dispute arose over a vendor display; both parties told police that the other had assaulted them.
The Woodbridge man suffered a bruise on his head and was treated at the scene by an on-duty nurse. Neither person involved in the assault wished to pursue criminal complaints.
At 12:30 p.m., a second fight broke out within the vendor area of the auction. A man from Langhorne, Pa. told police that he was assaulted by his friend, a 53-year-old man from Brick. The two men began arguing over selling items at the auction, police said.
The man from Langhorne suffered a cut on the side of his head and he was treated at the scene by on-duty nurses; he refused to be transported to the hospital for injuries.
The Brick resident had active warrants out against himself and was placed under arrest. Police transported him to headquarters where he was processed and posted bail. Complaints are pending on this incident.