Red Bank police have identified an out-of-state “person of interest” believed to be responsible for a series of bomb threats directed at a Broad Street business, Chief Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen.
Unedited police activity reports for the period of March 9 to March 15, 2013, as provided by the Shrewsbury Police Department.
Report of Motor Vehicle Accident in the area of Rt. 35 and Sycamore Avenue on 3/10/13. Driver Theodore R. Sizer, male age 25 of Little Silver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. No reported injuries. Ptl. Tracy Polk investigating.
Resident reports Credit Card Fraud by unknown subject(s) at multiple locations on 3/12/13. Damages totaling $1,024.00. Ptl. Derek Myers investigating.
Report of Bomb Threat at 5 Meridian Way on 3/14/13. Unknown subject placed call to facility threatening a bomb in the building. All residents were safely evacuated and building was thoroughly searched for explosive devices with negative results. NJ State Police Bomb Squad, Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, D.O.D Police, Monmouth County Sheriffs Office, Long Branch PD, Wall PD and Middletown PD all assisted with the search. Sgt. Michael Gallagher and Det. Sgt. Robert Turner investigating.
Video taken from Liz Kelleher’s car as a Rumson police officer stopped the two suspects.
Two suspects are said to be in custody, stopped at gunpoint by a Rumson cop as they attempted to leave a West River Road bank they’d threatened to blow up, according to an eyewitness.
Mayor John Ekdahl confirmed the two arrests, and said the suspects had attempted to rob the bank using the threat of blowing it up. It remained unclear, however, if they in fact had an explosive device or any weapons.
As of 5:20p, West River Road remained closed from First to Third streets as police detour traffic around the Bank of America branch that a suspect, said to have been carrying a suitcase, purportedly threatened to blow up.
Authorities were still arriving on the scene at 4:45p, and a bomb squad truck had been called up.
A police scanner report said an individual with a brown leather suitcase was threatening to blow up the bank.