Monday, May 20, 2013
Police look to public for information on several car burglaries.
Police are urging residents to keep their cars locked as they investigate a string of car burglaries that hit Verona in the last week. On May 11, seven cars were burglarized on various streets throughout Verona, police said. “We definitely believe that the same people or person was responsible for the thefts in the area that night,” said Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber. “Every once and a while towns get hit and every once and a while we get lucky and make an arrest.” Police are looking to the public for any information on any suspicious activity in the area of the burglaries. On May 11, police received a call of a burglary to a motor vehicle on Park Avenue at 9:09 a.m. The resident told police that the vehicle had been entered …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Several pieces of jewelry and an iPad were stolen from a Mount Prospect Avenue residence, police said.
Verona police are investigating an April 26 burglary of a Mount Prospect Avenue home in which jewelry and electronics were taken, officials said. Police said they were called on Friday at around 1:30 p.m. to investigate the burglary. “The resident reported returning home to find that the front door had been kicked in and the home entered,” police said. “Once in the home the suspect entered the bedrooms went through the dressers.” The resident reported several pieces of jewelry and an iPad were missing, police said. Verona detectives checked for possible witnesses and are continuing the investigation, police said. Anyone with information, or who witnessed suspicious behavior at the time of the incident, can call the Verona Police Department…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Detectives looking for clues to several burglaries which occurred between Monday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 10, police said.
Verona detectives are investigating a series of burglaries in the township over the course of three days last week, officials said Tuesday. In the first incident on Monday, April 8, Verona Police were called to a Bloomfield Avenue residence at 10:38 a.m. in response to a burglary. The owner reported during the past month someone had entered the home and removed several door handles valued at $1,000, police said. At 6:18 p.m. that same day, police were called to a Martin Road residence on a separate burglary incident. A resident reported that she discovered several items missing from the residence, police said. A neighbor reported he had seen a trailer parked by the house as well as workers going in and out of the home. The resident is …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Police report five burglaries within two days.
Cedar Grove and Verona police reported a total of five burglaries between Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3 in both townships, officials said. On Tuesday, April 2, Cedar Grove police were called to the Cedar Grove Garden Apartments on Pompton Avenue on a report of a burglary. The victim reported sometime between Sunday, March 31 and Tuesday evening, someone entered his apartment through a ground floor window and allegedly took cash from his bedroom, police said. That same day, a second resident of the complex reported several screens on her ground floor windows had been lifted up, but no entry had been made into her apartment, police said. The Cedar Grove detective bureau is investigating the incidents. Also on Tuesday April 2, a …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Police seek information from public on home burglary.
Verona Police are investigating a Wednesday burglary and are looking to the public for leads. The front door of a Linden Avenue home, close to Cumberland Avenue, was kicked in sometime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, police said. Verona Chief of Police Douglas Huber could not be reached for comment and it is unknown what was taken as of Thursday afternoon. Police are urging residents to call the Verona Police Department at 973-239-5000 with any information. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A matching glove was found at the scene and in an abandoned vehicle linked with the burglary.
Cedar Grove Police have recovered fingerprints and a glove from car believed to be involved in a Nov. 20 burglary of an Eileen Drive residence, officials said Thursday. “They (police) located the vehicle and were able to get (finger)prints,” said Cedar Grove Township Manager Thomas Tucci during the Dec. 3 council meeting. In addition to the fingerprints, police recovered a single glove from the site where the chase began. A matching glove was later found in the recovered vehicle, said Tucci. “Hopefully there is some DNA in the glove,” he said. “Police are looking into leads of that case.” Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said the incident began after an officer noticed an unoccupied Buick LaCross rental car parked on Eileen …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Man caught on tape burglarizing a West Orange Chinese Restaurant is also wanted in Montclair, Millburn, Verona and Fairfield.
A man suspected in more than 150 commercial burglaries in four New Jersey counties over the last two years has been caught on surveillance tape by the West Orange Police Department. The video of the serial burglar's last known job, on Nov. 18 at 4:30 a.m., at the #1 Chinese Kitchen on Main Street, depicts the man breaking into the restaurant by smashing the lower half of a glass door, crawling through the opening, and rummaging through the cash register. He found the register empty and left 15 minutes later, police said. Once police captured the man’s appearance on tape, they were able to get his face out across state channels, West Orange Det. Edwin Diaz said. "Bergen County Prosecutor's office has him tied to 150 burglaries already …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Suspects in Eileen Drive incident take off in rental car down Pompton Avenue and into Montclair.
A rental car used in a suspected burglary led police on a high-speed chase through Cedar Grove Tuesday night, Cedar Grove police said. Law-enforcement officials contacted OnStar on Wednesday morning and were told the car was found abandoned near the George Washington Bridge in New York City. The vehicle was not reported stolen at the time of the burglary. Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said the incident began after an officer noticed the unoccupied Buick LaCross rental car parked on Eileen Drive around 6 p.m. The officer returned to the car a short while later and said he saw three people inside. When the officer attempted to stop the car, the driver sped off, heading south on Pompton Avenue and refusing to stop. After a short chase, …