Red Bank Patrolman Stan Balmer and the police department’s K-9, Hunter, above, were among the role-model guests at the borough parks and recreation department’s first Mother-Son event, held Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center. Balmer recounted that a knife-wielding man dropped his weapon recently only after Hunter was brought into the situation.
Also offering presentations were 90-year-old World War II veteran Lou Parisi, of Loch Arbor, below; a borough firefighter; and a massage therapist.(Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Red Bank Patrolman Stan Balmer and his K9 unit partner Hunter, seen here during a training exercise, helped track down suspects who fled the scene of a crash Thursday evening, police Chief Darren McConnell said Friday.
Patrolman Stan Balmer, at right, with a State Trooper on the Parkway early on the morning of May 23. (Screenshot from release by New Jersey Attorney General. Click to enlarge.)
By JOHN T. WARD
A Red Bank cop came to the aid of stranded motorist last month in the first of a series of related encounters between police and the driver, who was later shot dead by a State Trooper, authorities said Monday.
Patrolman Stan Balmer, who leads one of the borough’s two K9 teams, was off-duty and enroute home following his shift when he came upon a car broken down in the center lane of the Garden State Parkway in Brick Township on May 23, according to Chief Darren McConnell.
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of March 16 to March 31, 2018. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Criminal Mischief: On 03/17/18 it was reported two unknown individuals were seen damaging a window to a store front in the area of E FrontSt. Ptl. Tanner Shea.
Criminal Mischief: On 03/18/18 in the area of Broad St it was reported a delivery vehicle’s window was shattered while it was parked. Ptl. Frank Metta.
Eko, the department’s newest recruit, below, has been cleared by a veterinarian to begin training. He’ll join a K9 unit pioneered by Hunter, above, who’s partnered with Patrolman Stan Balmer. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Some news from Red Bank police…
The department will soon be getting a second tracker dog, redbankgreen has learned.
And the RBPD plans to host a “Coffee with a Cop” event offering community members an opportunity to mingle with police and talk about their concerns in an informal setting over coffee.
The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of January 23 to January 31, 2017. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Theft: On 01-27-17 in the area of Shrewsbury Ave it was reported that a package left by UPS was opened and three items were taken. The items were perfume, Mayigo valued at $26.00, Coreta valued at $39.00 and Adorisse valued at $49.00. Ptl. Benjamin Springer.
Criminal Mischief: On 01-29-17 in the area of Reckless Pl it was reported that the driver’s side window on a 2009 BMW 330 was punched out. Ptl. Milton Gray IV.
Mayor Pasquale Menna offers an official welcome to the RBPD K9 unit of Hunter, a 21-month-old Belgian Malinois, and his handler, Patrolman Stan Balmer. Below, an image used in a presentation on the Bellhaven spray park last August. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
Wednesday night’s bimonthly meeting of the Red Bank council included attention to taxicabs, a controversial proposal for Bellhaven Natural Area, lifesaving cops and a four-legged borough employee.
The doe allowed caretakers to swaddle it in blankets for several hours Saturday evening, above. Below, the doe struggling to escape the frigid Navesink that afternoon; the deer at left drowned. (Photo above by Stan Balmer, below by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A deer saved in a dramatic rescue from the frigid waters of the frozen Navesink River Saturday was released later that night – but only after veterinary professionals suggested it be euthanized, redbankgreen has learned.
Second Deputy Fire Chief Pete DeFazio said personnel at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls told him and other emergency volunteers that the hospital had no facilities for the deer, which while uninjured, was cold and immobile, and would probably be euthanized.
“I said, ‘why, after we went to all this trouble, would you euthanize it?'” DeFazio told redbankgreen Monday evening. “How can you kill this thing after all we went through to save it?”
Looking a little sleepy at the end of his first day on the job, Hunter relaxes with his handler, Patrolman Stan Balmer. Below, the pair with the new vehicle that will be assigned to them once it’s rigged up.(Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
The newest member of the Red Bank police department got a tour of the town Wednesday, acquainting himself with the streets and train station. At day’s end, a bit sleepy-eyed, he took a leak behind the police station.
His name is Hunter, he’s 20 months old, and he’s the first official police dog in the borough’s history.
The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of June 27 to July 11, 2013. This information is unedited.
Theft reported on 6-27-13 in the area of Shrewsbury Ave. residence. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole 1000 bricks from yard between the dates of the end of
March and currently. Ptl. Jorge Torres
Criminal Mischief occurring between 6-27-13 and 6-28-13 at Arthur Place. Victim reported that unknown person(s) scratched the paint on parked vehicle with unknown sharp object. Ptl. David Hicks.
Robbery occurring on 6-30-13 in the area of Locust Ave. Victim reported that while walking on Locust Ave. an unidentified black male approached her and grabbed her gold necklace from her neck and then fled. Ptl. Jhontan Quispe and Det. Wendy Samis.
The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of December 7 to December 14, 2012. This information is unedited.
Theft occurring on 12-11-12 at the corner of Broad and Wallace St. Victim reported that unknown person stole a metal tripod easel sign from corner with writing as follows Don Francisco Cigars. Ptl. John Camarca.
Elizabeth Hunter, age 24 female of Rumson was arrested on 12-10-12 in the area of Maple Ave. for Poss. of CDS, Marijuana under 50 grams and DWI by Ptl. Stan Balmer and Ptl. Ashon Lovick.
The crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the period of July 27 to August 3, 2012. This information is unedited.
Criminal Mischief occurring between 7-22-12 and 7-27-12 at Marine Park. Victim reported that unknown person(s) cut two ropes, which secured boat to dock, however there was no damage to boat. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.
Attempted Burglary occurring at Shrewsbury Ave. Liquor Store between 7-27-12 and 7-28-12. Owner reported that unknown person(s) broke glass in front door. No entry was gained, however, the door lock had been tampered with. Ptl. Heather Pubylski.