LITTLE SILVER SEARCH YIELDS NOTHING

Police presence was high on the roads bordering the marshland, including Prospect Avenue, above. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An intensive manhunt for two suspected burglars in Little Silver ended early Wednesday afternoon with no evidence of a crime or suspects, police Chief Dan Shaffery tells redbankgreen.

Having swarmed the area with cops and search dogs from half a dozen jurisdictions, police called off the search at 12:50 p.m., less than two hours after a nearby resident reported a suspicious male in a neighbor’s backyard, Shaffery said.

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MANHUNT UNDERWAY IN LITTLE SILVER

A tracking dog from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s office arriving at a home on Prospect Avenue at noon. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD
Police and tracking dogs from a half-dozen jurisdictions were searching for two men as possible burglars in Little Silver at midday Wednesday.

Police advised officials at the Point Road School not to allow children out for recess, but did not call for a lockdown, as they hunted for the pair in a large area of homes surrounding a marshy woodland.

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FAIR HAVENITE NABBED FOR BREAK-INS

police-blotter-smallA 19-year-old Fair Haven man was in custody after admitting to a spree of burglaries early Tuesday morning in Colts Neck and Tinton Falls, according to the Asbury Park Press.

In addition, Carl Vonpier faces a charge of false reporting after telling Colts Neck police that he’d been forced at gunpoint to participate in a break-in at the Colts Neck Shopping Center, where cops had caught him with tools and a fake gun.

His claim triggered a manhunt — one involving a helicopter and search dogs — for a suspect who, police say did not exist according to the Press account.

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