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Ridgewood Home Burglarized During the Day

Blotter also includes vandalism to a car and a shoplifting arrest. The arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Sometime on Monday between 5:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., someone broke into a home on Ridgewood Road in Millburn.

The homeowner returned home at 2 p.m. Monday to find that the front door was slightly open and the door frame was damaged.

She called police and they checked the house but found no one still on the premises. She then went inside and noticed that two televisions were missing, that the master bedroom was ransacked and a $10,000 diamond tennis bracelet was also missing, as was a container of old coins valued at $500.

The Essex County K-9 unit arrived to track the scent and police canvassed the area, but the suspect was not found.

Police also release the following reports on Monday:

Malicious mischief: A woman who was parked in the parking lot of Millburn High School reported to police that when she returned to her car, she found it was vandalized with an malicious epithet scratched into the passenger back door.  Police are investigating the incident a malicious mischief case.

Shoplifting: Police arrested a woman accused of shoplifting at Nordstorm on Saturday. Nordstrom security had placed Celia Mae Jones of Sunbury, PA, in custody on suspicion of stealing two bottle of perfume valued at $220 and a pair of $65 sandals. She was arrested at taken to the station, where she was changed with shoplifting.

 

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