Thursday, April 19, 2012
Homeowner was running errands and returned home to find home burglarized.
A home on Old Short Hills Road was burglarized on Wednesday while the homeowner in and out doing errands. The homeowner returned from errands around 10:20 a.m. and noticed the garage door and the door to the basement were opened, but she did not think much about it at the time as she thought perhaps she had left them opened, so she locked them and headed out to do make a run to the grocery store, according to a police report by Officer Hans Beyer. About 40 minutes later, when she returned again, she noticed that numerous items of clothing had been removed from dresser drawers. She immediately left the house and called police. Officers arrived and looked for suspects, including an officer with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, …
Friday, February 3, 2012
At public forum, police also reach out to residents to help them solve crimes by being watchful and reporting suspicious activity.
Millburn police discussed the increase in crime in Millburn in the last year but put it in perspective on Thursday night – it’s still way down from 10 years ago. Still, they said, the current crime spree involving vehicle break-ins and thefts is so pervasive in the area that police, like surrounding towns, have increased patrols, are participating in a regional task force and are trying to involve residents to help. “We’d like to get a partnership going here with the community,” said Millburn Chief Greg Weber. “This is a problem we are dealing with all over the county, the state and beyond.” Said acting Captain Michael Palardy, “We’d like to use you as an extension of us to help us solve some of these crimes. If you see anything …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Millburn Residents Reported Four Break-ins in Two Days.
Millburn residents reported four separate car burglaries Monday and Tuesday this week, prompting police to remind residents to keep their car doors locked. A GPS valued at $150 was stolen from an unlocked car on Meadowbrook Road and an insurance card and owner’s manual was taken from a car on Hobart Avenue. In the other two cases , nothing was reported stolen from a car parked on Elmwood Place and one on Claremont Drive. Both cars had been ransacked, police said. “With this many break-ins, we will issue a notice to encourage everyone to lock their cars, day and night,” said Capt. Jim Miller.