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Cops: Neighbor Tips Off Police to Home Burglary

The following report was released by the Parsippany Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Parsippany man was arrested after a neighbor tipped off police to a burglary in progress to an unoccupied home on Lake Court Friday night.

Casey Cullinan, 26, was charged with burglary after he was found hiding in an attic when officers searched the home Friday night shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to a statement released Wednesday by the .

Police were alerted to the burglary by a neighbor, who reported seeing a man inside the residence when he knew the owners were not home, police said.

Responding officers established a perimeter around the home and the owner was contacted and confirmed no one had permission to be inside the residence, police said.

The Morris County K-9 Unit assisted with searching the interior of the residence. The search was unsuccessful until officers pulled down a folding staircase that led to the attic, police said.

Officer Marcin Czajka then observed a "human silhouette of a man," later identified as Cullinan, who was hiding behind boxes and insulation, police said.

Cullinan was transported to police headquarters for processing before he was turned over to the Morris County Jail where he's being held in lieu of $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option.

Kevin Raposo May 03, 2012 at 02:06 PM
More proof that your neighbors can be a first line of defense against a burglar! I recently wrote an article that might be helpful to readers on how a burglar targets your home for a burglary: Burglar Reveals the 4 Tips for Home Protection http://simplisafe.com/blog/burglar-reveals-4-tips-home-protection Feel free to share or re-post!
TJ Ritter May 03, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I am TJ Ritter at tj_ritter@yahoo.com. Please feel free to e-mail me if you would like to discuss further. Do you know what a conservation easement is and how it is traditionally used? Check out http://www.anjec.org/pdfs/EasementCD-EasementProvisionsinBrief.pdf and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_easement Did you know that the State Ethics Board is in the process of conducting a full and thorough investigation on many members of our Town Council, the mayor, the town attorney, BOE members and many committee members. Also, please check out www.parsippanyunite.com We have added a new Fact Check section that checks out some claims made on the “FOD” website. A basic tenet of a healthy democracy is open dialogue and transparency. Peter Fenn
al sherp May 05, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Casey was my best friend all throughout middle and high school. I'm disgusted. I hope he gets it together before he dies, but I dont see it happening.

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