SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of September 1 to September 15, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Robinson Place on 9/12/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) opened fraudulent accounts to make purchases. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.

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RED BANK: K9 FINDS SHOPLIFTING SUSPECT

By JOHN T. WARD

A Neptune man faces charges after a struggle with police trying to arrest him on shoplifting charges Monday evening, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

According to McConnell, police responded around 8 p.m. to a report of theft at the Walgreens store on Broad Street.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 15 to August 31, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Burglary in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on 8/25/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) used force to gain entry to building and remove property. Damages totaling $162,645.00. Ptl. Daniel DeCristofaro investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for August, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

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Theft: On 08/07/2020 in the area of West St it was reported a gray BMX bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence. Ptl. Froilan Hernandez.

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RED BANK: DWI CHARGED AFTER CRASH

red bank policeA Long Branch man faces a drunk-driving charge after crashing into a parked vehicle in Red Bank shortly before dawn Sunday.

Separately, a police pursuit of a vehicle believed stolen in Rumson was terminated early Monday morning, according to Chief Darren McConnell.

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RED BANK: COUNCIL PROMOTES SIX COPS

Errico Vescio, right, who was promoted to captain, with former Captain Mike Clay in 2014. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

Six Red Bank police officers are set to step up in rank next week, following promotions approved by the borough council last week.

By custom, the changes would have been an occasion for family and friends to pack the council chamber for swearing-in ceremonies. But with borough hall shut down to visitors, and the council meeting remotely via the Internet, that event could not be held, said Chief Darren McConnell.

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LITTLE SILVER: SEVEN CHARGED IN ATM SCAM

The Santander branch in Little Silver was one of numerous branches impacted by the scheme Tuesday. (redbankgreen photo. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

Little Silver police made seven arrests Tuesday in what authorities allege was a brazen, multistate attempt by more than 100 suspects to exploit a flaw in the ATM system at Santander Bank branches.

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SHREWSBURY: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

Crime and arrest reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of August 1 to August 15, 2020. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post. 

CRIMES

Report of Identity Theft in the area of Garden Road on 8/6/20. Victim reports unknown subject(s) made fraudulent purchases. Damages totaling $11,387.51. Ptl. Tyler Fox investigating.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for July, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

red bank policeCRIMES

Theft: On 07/06/2020 two unknown males were seen entering a garage in the area of W. Westside Ave. The males proceeded to take a bicycle described as a “Specialized” woman’s bike with teal writing valued at approximately $600.00 and were last seen going towards Leighton Ave. Ptl. Tanner Shea.

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LITTLE SILVER: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Little Silver Police Department for July, 2020. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

July 1– A victim reported Harassment after a subject made threats and called the victim derogatory names when the victim exited a business on Sycamore Ave. P.O. Jack Massaro investigated.

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RED BANK: PROBE, METERS & MORE ON AGENDA

A leak of emails, including correspondence between Councilman Ed Zipprich and a prospective bidder for the trash contract, is the subject of an investigation. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

redbankgreen hot topicRed Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich will get the investigation into a leak of emails he requested earlier this month.

Approval of the probe, as well as final adoption of the 2020 budget; extended hours of parking meter enforcement; and a half-dozen police department promotions are all on the council’s busy agenda for Wednesday night.

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RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN STATUE TOPPLING

Surveillance video shows the suspect knocking the statue over. (Video provided by Red Bank police. Click to enlarge.)

red bank policeRed Bank police have charged a skateboard-riding Fair Haven man for an act of vandalism against church statuary that was caught on video last month.

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RED BANK: CRIME & ARREST REPORTS

The crime and arrest reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for June, 2020. This information is unedited; see below for additional information.

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Theft: Two Bicycles were reported stolen from the rear of a yard in the area of Peter’s Pl on 06/01/2020. The bikes are described as 1 black and 1 pink beach cruiser, valued at $200.00 each. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

Criminal Mischief: On 06/02/2020 it was reported graffiti was spray painted on the rear of a building in the area of Monmouth St. Ptl. Taylor Doremus.

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RED BANK: COPS SAY SESTITO INTERFERED

Red Bank police dashcam video from the June 3 incident on East Bergen Place. (Red Bank Police Department video. Click to enlarge.)

By JOHN T. WARD

redbankgreen hot topicRed Bank’s police chief has asked the Monmouth County prosecutor to review an incident involving Councilman Michael Ballard earlier this month.

The incident, which Ballard reported as it occurred outside his home during a council meeting on Zoom, led to his wife, Rose Sestito, briefly in handcuffs for allegedly interfering with a police investigation, though no charges were filed.

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RED BANK: COP AIDED EVENTUAL VICTIM

RED BANK BALMER 060820Patrolman 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.

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RED BANK: REPORT OF SHOT FIRED

red bank policeRed Bank police were investigating a report of a shot fired on the West Side Friday afternoon.

No one was injured in the incident, which occurred around 1 p.m. on West Sunset Avenue between Leighton and Shrewsbury avenues, Chief Darren McConnell told redbankgreen.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank policeThe crime and arrest reports below for the months of May, 2020, were provided by the Red Bank Police Department. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: Medicine, an old radio, an old Ford car seat and miscellaneous items valued under $150.00 were reported stolen out of the back of a truck on 05/01/2020 in the area of E. Westside Ave. Ptl. Frank Metta.

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PROSECUTOR: ‘OUR MISSION IS TO PROTECT’

Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni at a community forum on police-involved shootings at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank in 2018. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge.)

redbankgreen hot topicMonmouth County’s top law enforcement official on Monday “wholly” denounced the death of a Minneapolis man that has sparked protests and violence across America.

In a statement posted on the county website, Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni called the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody “murder.”

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RED BANK: POLICE-COMMUNITY FORUM SLATED

A Red Bank police officer speaking with a motorist during a stop on Leighton Avenue in 2015. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

[See UPDATE below]

By JOHN T. WARD

HOT-TOPIC_02With cities across America erupting in violence in recent days over police abuses, Red Bank’s police department plans to hold an online forum on community relations Thursday.

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RED BANK: CRIMES AND ARRESTS

red bank policeThe crime and arrest reports below for the months of March and April, 2020, were provided by the Red Bank Police Department. This information is unedited. For additional information, please scroll to the bottom of this post.

CRIMES

Theft: Two cell phones were reported to be stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the area of Boat Club Dr. on 03/05/2020. The cell phones are described as an Apple I Phone 11 valued at approximately $1000.00 and an Apple I Phone 6 plus valued at approximately $600.00. Lt. Robert Kennedy.

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RED BANK: MAN CHARGED IN BOTTLE-STAB

red bank policeThe stabbing of a man with a broken bottle led to the arrest of a Red Bank man Sunday, police Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.

According to McConnell, a verbal altercation between two acquaintances in a home on West Westside Avenue escalated Friday.

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