A 26-year-old Red Bank man previously charged with six counts of burglary and attempted break-ins over a monthlong period now faces more than 20 charges for an alleged crime spree in the borough that lasted eight months.


After an investigation that involved tracking down the owners of a slew of items found in his East Front Street home, Mauro Vasquez-Galvan was charged with 22 counts of burglary and thefts from vehicles parking in the municipal lots.

Among the items found in Vasquez-Galvan’s home and identified as theft proceeds were “jewelry, sunglasses, iPods, MP3 players, GPS units, cameras, women’s shoes, books, tools, photographs, and women’s undergarments,” Capt. Steve McCarthy said in a press release issued last night.

Based on this investigation it was learned that some of the items had come from the residences that Vasquez-Galvan had previously been arrested for entering, however, the homeowner at the time did not notice anything missing. Only after viewing the items recovered were they able to identify some of their property. This led to Vasquez-Galvan being charged with two counts of theft.

Twenty victims of burglary and theft from motor vehicles were identified seven of which had never been reported to the Red Bank Police Department previously.

Authorities now believe Vasquez-Galvan was responsible “for close to half of the burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles reported to the Red Bank Police” between October and June, McCarthy wrote. The majority of the vehicles had been left unlocked.

Vasquez-Galvan remains locked up in the Monmouth Couty Jail. Municipal Court Judge William Himelman has set his bail at $221,000, up from the original $135,000 set in June.

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