Red Bank police say they arrested a gloved man yesterday afternoon shortly after he emerged from a Bank Street house he had broken into, according to the Asbury Park Press.


The suspect, Christopher J. Melendez, 21, of Asbury Park, was seen by a neighbor knocking on the front door of the house before prying a rear window open shortly before 1p, the Press reports.

Sgt. Eliot Ramos, Investigator Juan Sardo and Patrolman Dawn Shields reported seeing Melendez run from the rear of the house to a wooded area.

When they arrested him, he was wearing gloves, Ramos said. When police inspected the house they found someone had been going through the dresser drawers looking for valuables, Ramos said.

Melendez was charged with burglary and ordered held in the Monmouth County jail in lieu of $51,000 bail, the Press reports.