Terminal Maintenance Worker Suspended After Arrest for Aggravated Assault
August 7, 2018
Today, the Waterfront Commission temporarily suspended terminal maintenance worker Frankie Fawcett, 38, of Brick Township, New Jersey, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing related to a recent arrest. Fawcett had been employed at Port Newark Maintenance and Repair, LLC. On July 12, 2018, in Brick Township, police arrested Fawcett for aggravated assault, a crime of the third degree. The Waterfront Commission’s Notice of Hearing alleges that Fawcett punched the victim in her face, resulting in a broken orbital bone and fractured jawbone. Fawcett also allegedly grabbed the victim in a “bear hug,” causing her to suffer a fractured rib. Fawcett allegedly committed these acts of violence after two occasions when the Waterfront Commission sanctioned him for, among other charges, submitting positive or diluted drug tests. The Notice of Hearing charges that Fawcett’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the port of New York district represents a danger to the public peace or safety.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the criminal matter.