FROM THE POLICE BLOTTER…

rbpd4 windowThe crime reports below were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of October 08 to October 15, 2010. The information appears here unedited.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 10-9-10 at Chestnut Street. Victim reported that unknown person(s) keyed the passenger side of vehicle while it was parked. Ptl. John Camarca.

Theft occurring on 10-10-10 at Leighton Ave. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a brown leather wallet from parked vehicle, which contained credit cards and I.D. Ptl. Matthew Ehrenreich.

Theft occurring on 10-11-10 at South St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole bicycle described as girls tan and black Huffy beach cruiser from front porch. Ptl. James DePonte.

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COPS BUST MAN AS POT DEALER

authorities2bRed Bank police arrested a 22-year-old man for intent to distribute after he was found to have “20-odd bags” of marijuana in his possession late Friday night, according to department spokesman Captain Darren McConnell.

Veirick Kirlew, whose last known address is in Ocean Township, was also charged with hindering apprehension and intent to distribute within a school zone, McConnell says.

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STATE POLICE RAID WEST SIDE HOUSE

just_in1New Jersey State Police raided a house on Red Bank’s West Side before dawn this morning and were seen removing undisclosed material in plastic bags.

Red Bank police, as is customary in cases led by other agencies, assisted on the raid. But they had no information to share on what was found or if arrests were made.

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FOUR ARRESTED IN CRACK RAIDS

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Red Bank Police have arrested four suspects after a two-prong raid on the West Side Thursday, they announced today.

The busts, which culminated a two-month investigation done in conjunction with the State Police, resulted in the seizure of two caches of crack cocaine, marijuana and a pair of handguns, according to an announcement by Chief Steve McCarthy.

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BLOTTER: WEST SIDE MUGGINGS REPORTED

authorities2aThe crime reports appearing here were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of June 11 to June 18, 2010. This information appears here unedited.

Shoplifting occurring on 6-11-10 at W. Front Street-Antiques. Employee observed a male subject force open a glass case and steal pieces of expensive antique jewelry. When confronted the unidentified subject fled the store. Stolen from case were gold chains, rings, one with diamond other with amethyst, pendant with diamonds, ladies gold Omega watch with diamonds and earrings. Ptl. Michael Campanella. Ptl. John Camarca.

Criminal Mischief occurring on 6-13-10 at West Front St. parking lot. Victim reported that unknown subject(s) scratched his parked vehicle several items on the passenger side door and corner panels. Ptl. David Hicks.

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MOTHER & SON BUSTED IN DRUG RAID

just_in1A 52-year-old woman and her 19-year-old son were among four people arrested on drug charges as part of a predawn raid by Red Bank police earlier today.

The bust, at 196 Leighton Avenue, also led to charges against the son arising from a May 2 attack on West Sunset Avenue in which the victim was seriously injured, says police Captain Darren McConnell.

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M’TOWN SALUTES A FINE COLLEAGUE & FRIEND

shadow2Middletown police Lieutenant Steve Dollinger remembers the details well:

Red Bank cops needed help investigating a case in which a man was believed to be shipping marijuana hidden in stereo speakers. So they called in Dollinger and Shadow, his canine partner, to execute a search warrant at the massive United Parcel Service facility in Tinton Falls, through which the dope was believed to flow. It wasn’t long before the golden retriever’s wet, black nose led him to a particular box.

“They opened it up, and inside were three five-pound bundles of marijuana, each wrapped with a layer of dryer sheets, shrink-wrap, dryer sheets, shrink-wrap, and a third layer of dryer sheets and shrink-wrap,” Dollinger said. “The speakers were also filled with foam insulation.”

Using the evidence, police did a controlled buy-and-bust, and “they locked up the guy,” Dollinger said.

It was one of thousands such searches and educational demonstrations that Shadow performed in a career that ended earlier this afternoon, when a heavyhearted Dollinger took the ailing 15-year-old dog he calls “my best friend” to be put down because of health issues.

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BLOTTER: METER MAID’S VEHICLE BURGLED

authorities2bThe crime reports appearing here were provided by the Red Bank Police Department for the week of May 21 to May 28, 2010. This information appears here unedited.

Theft occurring on 5-21-10 on corner of Bridge Ave. and Oakland St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) entered parked vehicle and removed a Coach purse which contained checkbook, I-Pod Nano, debit card and cash. Ptl. Ashon Lovick.

Theft occurring on 5-22-10 at Bridge Ave.-Restaurant. Victim reported that unknown person(s) stole a 17-inch Tosiba laptop from table inside of establishment when left unattended for a few moments. Ptl. Gary Watson.

Criminal Mischief occurring between 5-22-10 and 5-23-10 at Broad St. Victim reported that unknown person(s) smashed driver’s side window in parked vehicle. Ptl. Dawn Shields.

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FOUR ARRESTED IN RED BANK HEROIN RAID

just_in1A raid on a River Street house that followed an “extensive” investigation” resulted in the arrest of four men on heroin possession and other charges Friday night, Red Bank police reported this morning.

Here’s the press release issued on the case issued early Saturday morning:

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MAN ARRESTED FOR COKE IN HOTEL LOT

call-in-the-authoritiesMiddletown police say they arrested a Bayonne man for cocaine possession Sunday night after responding to a call about a medical emergency.

Kjel Franchi, 32, was arrested at about 8p after police answered a call about a man who was unresponsive and not breathing in a car parked outside the Extended Stay America hotel on Newman Springs Road in the Lincroft section, according to Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger.

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PRESS: FIVE BUSTED IN POT HAUL

authorities3[Editor’s note: See update at the end of this article]

The Asbury Park Press reports that five Red Bank residents were arrested in a raid that netted three pounds of marijuana and $70,000 in cash.

They were arrested on River Street Tuesday in a joint operation involving local police and members of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office, the newspaper says.

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