Friday, October 26, 2012
Reputed James Bond Gang members caught after alleged Connecticut burglary, Morris County incidents still under investigation, prosecutor says.
A team of investigators arrested five members of a burglary crew suspected of targeting high-end homes across Northern New Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, just as the thieves were trying to crack open a stolen safe at a Bergen County garage late Thursday, authorities said. Five Englewood men were charged after investigators learned they had burglarized a home in a wealthy section of Greenwich, Conn., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Items taken from the home, including the safe, were seized in the bust, along with burglary tools. Several of the men have lengthy criminal histories, some with links to the James Bond Gang, a high-end burglary syndicate rooted in Teaneck and Englewood. "I have taken …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Summit Police Chief issues an email to residents warning about nearby burglaries and tips to protect your home.
Summit Police Chief Robert Weck has issued a statement to residents warning them about a recent burglary spree in nearby towns, most recently in Chatham. The break-ins were originially thought to be the work of the robbery team known as the James Bond Gang, as reported here in Patch. But, that doesn't appear to be the case, according to authorities. Stay up to the minute on the latest news by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and subscribing to our newsletter. Below is the letter sent out by Summit police along with tips on how you can protect your home. Summit Residents, Recently, several communities in the area have been experiencing an increase in home and car burglaries and I wanted to take the time to communicate with …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Current band of thieves burglarizing North Jersey homes follow same pattern as infamous group.
They've been caught on home security video wearing masks breaking into a Chatham residence and an apparent getaway car — a silver Porsche with New York license plates — was spotted in Parsippany last week. But the band of thieves who are believed to be responsible for numerous high-end residential burglaries throughout North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, continue to elude authorities. The burglary ring shares similar characteristics to the James Bond Gang, the band of thieves known for their exotic getaway cars and sophisticated style. However, the current thieves are not believed to be part of the infamous group. Authorities from several municipalities where the thieves have struck met this week with members of the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Police said they never received a signal from the home's alarm and video surveillance system.
Chatham Township Police said a Sandy Hill Road resident returned from vacation on Sunday, Oct. 7 to find his home had been burglarized. Surveillance cameras captured four individuals on Oct. 6 forcing in the front door to the residence, police said. Immediately after the thieves entered, the home's alarm and video surveillance system were disabled, and for that reason a signal was never relayed to the police department, according to police. At the time the home owner filed the police report, an undetermined amount of jewelry had been reported stolen, police said. Based on video footage and the methods employed by the burglars, the four individuals appear to be the same group that has been very active in the area, according to police. …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Police are telling residents about burglaries in the Route 24, Route 78 area.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The following is from an alert issued by the Summit Police Department: Over the past few days there has been an increase in burglary activity to homes within close proximity to Route 24, Route 78. Please be sure to activate your alarm system and report any suspicious activity or person to police immediately. One victim observed an unknown vehicle in his driveway. The vehicle was described as a white sedan with tinted windows. This type of activity makes it essential for neighbors to report unknown vehicles and persons to the police for investigation. —Summit Police Department
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Fay Place and Prospect Street burglaries, just days apart, netted over $90,000 in stolen items, reports police. The public is asked to help with the investigation.
Police went door-to-door earlier this week to inform Fay Place neighbors of a home burglary near daylight hours on Monday. This was the second such incident in two days in Summit, with over $90,000 in stolen items reported. Police are seeking the public’s help with the investigation. The first of the two burglaries according to Summit Police reports occurred on Prospect Street on Saturday, Feb. 25th, between 2:30p.m. and 7p.m. Foreign currency, three sterling silver candle holders, an undisclosed amount of jewelry and two Ipods were among the items allegedly removed from the home. “Items reported stolen total approximately $83,670,” said a report. A city-wide alert this week came on the heels of the second reported incident on Monday, …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Incident was reported just before 3a.m. on Wednesday.
(Update: 3:45 p.m.) The Summit Police Department's Detective Bureau is still investigating a forced entry and robbery at Joe's Pizza & Vittoria Restaurant in the early morning hours of Wednesday. According to police, the front two doors of the business were forced open, allowing entry into the establishment. Police responded to an alarm that went off around 2:30 a.m. A big screen TV attached to the wall in the front dining area was taken. Police say there was nothing additional stolen. Police are still gathering evidence and are seeking the public's help in the matter. They are hoping someone comes forward with information. "If you noticed anything suspicious in the area around that time, please give us a call [908-277-9384]," said …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Editor’s note: The following arrest information was supplied by the Summit Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Jan. 4 Sheritta Norris, 34, of Orange was arrested at Summit Police Headquarters on charges of theft by deception 3rd degree, theft of movable property Dpo and 2 counts of forgery 3rd degree. Cell phone reported stolen from a purse located at Overlook Hospital sometime between 12/15/11 and today. Jan. 3 Thomas F. Cummins, 19, of Summit arrested at Kent Place Blvd and High Street for alleged possession of a controlled and dangerous substance. Wallet reported stolen from an office at Overlook Hospital sometime between 6:35 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on 12/29/11. Contents of wallet included $5.00 cash, bank cards and ID. Jan. 2 Sledge hammer and garden shears reported stolen from a shed in the rear of a Greenfield Avenue residence. They were …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Last night "numerous" unlocked automobiles were burglarized in the area of River Road, Passaic Avenue and Beekman Road.
The following is text from an alert released by the Summit Police Department Chief of Police. Residents, Last night, there were numerous burglaries to unlocked vehicles in the residential areas, including West End Avenue, Greenfield Avenue and Beekman Road. Please lock your vehicle as they are not forcibly entering these parked vehicles. We also ask that if you “See Something, Say Something”… a simple and effective program which will raise public awareness of crimes possibly occurring, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities. Residents are a great extra set of eyes and ears for the department, working together we will all benefit. Summit Police Department: 908-273-…