COPS: CRIME SPREE INCLUDED BUTCHER SHOP
The expanding set of charges against accused burglar Carl VonPier of Fair Haven has grown yet again, this time to include a Red Bank business among his alleged victims.
The 19-year-old Fair Haven man has now been charged by Red Bank police with burglarizing Citarella’s Market on Prospect Avenue last month.
VonPier was arrested in Colts Neck on July 27 after police apprehended him during an alleged break-in attempt at the Colts Neck Shopping Center.
VonPier’s purported claim to police that he had been forced into that burglary by a gun-toting juvenile set off a massive manhunt involving helicopters and search dogs.
The claim was false, Colts Neck police say. At the time, VonPier was also charged with a string of car burglaries in Tinton Falls.
Later, police in Freehold and Tinton Falls weighed in with yet more charges of break-ins.
Red Bank police arrested VonPier yesterday and charged him with burglary, theft and criminal mischief,according to a department announcement today. His bail on those charges was set at $16,000 and he was released after posting bail.
Citarella’s sustained damage to a door in the forced-entry overnight burglary, in which an undisclosed amount of cash was taken, police said.
According to the Asbury Park Press, bail on the prior charges was set at $140,000, and VonPier was reported to be in the Monmouth County Jail as of July 29.