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Activity reports, unedited, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department for the period of June 28 to July 5, 2013.

call-in-the-authorities• Report of Theft by Deception in the area of Broad Street on 6/28/13. Known actor sold stolen ring to pawn shop. Ring valued at $17, 815.00. Upon investigation ring recovered and returned to rightful owner by Det. James Ramsey.

• Report of Burglary in the area of Buttonwood Drive on 6/29/13.Victim reports jewelry and electronics taken from home by unknown subject(s). Damages totaling $5,190.00. Ptl Mary Ellen Jennings and Det. James Ramsey investigating.

• Report of Theft in the area of Broad Street on 6/30/13. Victim reports merchandise taken by unknown subject(s). Upon review of surveillance footage accused party was identified and returned item without further incident. Ptl. Ralph Latham investigating.

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Police questioning Ralph Prisco after several shoppers reported he’d left his dog in a hot car Monday. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)


A Bronx man was issued a summons for leaving a dog in his car outside the Shrewsbury Trader Joe’s store Monday, when temperature approached 90 degrees, authorities tell redbankgreen.

Ralph Prisco, 80, was cited for animal cruelty, an offense carrying a potential $1,000 fine and six-month jail sentence, according to Monmouth County ASPCA Detective Sergeant William Hyer.

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