Sunday, November 18, 2012
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I am the victim of a robbery at my home in Parsippany. My issue is with the police and the mayor: I have tried many times to explain issues with the way my investigation was handled to no avail. I have called the mayor's office several times with no response. I have written letters to the mayor, the chief of police, my congressman, the state's attorney general, my state senator and the Parsippany Town Council - again no response. I filed a police internal investigation only to have the "wall of blue" close ranks and find in the department's favor. This did not surprise me, because I totally expected that they would not do the right thing. The criminals were located within hours of the crime and handed to the police on a silver platter. …
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 North 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 the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Masked thieves continue to target wealthy neighborhoods, use electronics to avoid detection.
A sophisticated gang of thieves are continuing to carefully select unoccupied homes in wealthy neighborhoods and plot quick escape routes often to the nearest highway, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. According to a statement released Friday by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, the crew has targeted high-end homes in quiet neighborhoods, often on a cul-de-sac and along the interstate corridors for a quick getaway. The crew, which has been compared to the infamous James Bond Gang, has used luxury rental vehicles to blend into the communities, Bianchi said. The thieves are believed to be responsible for burglaries in Boonton Township, Chatham, Chester, Hanover, Harding, Kinnelon, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Morris …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Lake Hiawatha man charged with burglary, criminal mischief in alleged incident on Pomeroy Road.
A Lake Hiawatha man was caught breaking into a Pomeroy Road business Saturday night, Parsippany Police said. William Millette, 47, has been charged with burglary, criminal mischief and defiant trespass. According to Earl Kinsey, a spokesman for the Parsippany Police Department, officers Alfred Keiser and Thomas Armenti responded to an activated security alarm shortly after 6:30 p.m. The officers found a broken window and an unsecured door near the building's loading dock entrance, Kinsey said. Kinsey said Keiser checked the area surrounding the business and found an unoccupied vehicle with a warm hood in the parking lot near a wooded area. He said a search led the officers to Millette, who was about 100 feet away from the vehicle. …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Current band of thieves burglarizing North Jersey homes follow same pattern as infamous group.
They've been caught on a 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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact authorities.
Parsippany Police are investigating a burglary early Monday morning at 10 West Coffee at 2940 Route 10 West. Police said the crime was reported just after 4 a.m. Monday. When Officer Michael Kimble arrived, police said he found the glass front door smashed and the cash register missing. A sum of $300 was reported stolen along with the cash register, police said. Anyone with information regarding the case should contact police at 973-263-4300 or send e-mail to Crime_Tips@parpolice.com.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Parsippany resident accused of stealing items from Englishtown Road residence last week.
A township man was arrested for allegedly stealing an Xbox 360 system, video games and system accessories from an Englishtown Road residence last week, Parsippany Police. Anthony Almonte, 28, was arrested following an investigating into the incident, which occurred last Monday, Sept. 10 sometime between 4 and 8 p.m., police said. The resident reported the burglary the next morning and believed entry was gained through a side entrance, police said. However, there were no signs of forced entry, police said. The investigation led to the arrest of Almonte on Thursday, police said. Almonte was released pending a court appearance.
Friday, September 7, 2012
An investigation into the incident continues.
Parsippany Police and the Morris County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Division are investigating a reported burglary of a unit at the Westgate Apartments complex on Parsippany Road Thursday afternoon. The apartment was reported burglarized sometime between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m., police said. According to the report, police believe entry was gained through an open bedroom window. Police said that the apartment's contents were disturbed, but nothing was reported stolen.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Laptop, jewelry reported taken from two units at Cambridge Village Apartments.
About $6,000 worth of items were reported stolen from two Littleton Road apartments, Parsippany Police said. Police said that Officers Jason Ferreira and Ronald Carrozzino arrived at Cambridge Village Apartments Tuesday at about 5:45 p.m. for a report of a burglary at one of the first-floor units. While they were investigating a resident who lived on the second floor arrived home and discovered that unit had been burglarized as well, police said. The investigation revealed that the door leading to a common hallway for both apartments was not operating properly and did not lock when it was closed, police said. According to police, the two interior doors had been locked, but appeared to have been pried open. Police said the burglaries took …
Totowa man accused of taking copper pipes from air conditioning units.
A Totowa man has been accused of stealing air-conditioning equipment from three Route 46 businesses on Sunday, Parsippany Police said. George Hatoum, 31, was arrested Monday and charged with criminal mischief and theft, police said. According to police, the owner of Hunan Noodle House said air-conditioning repair company workers at the restaurant fixing a broken climate-control system said all of the system's copper parts had been removed. Officer Edmund Ailara then spoke to the owners of nearby J.C.’s Italian Bakery and Aahar Restaurant, who reported they were experiencing problems with their air-conditioning and refrigeration units, police said. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division joined the investigation …