Another Attempted Burglary Reported On Saturday Night

Residences report seeing a grey or silver BMW in the area at the time of the incident. Police say nothing was taken from Newark Pompton Turnpike Home.

Police are reporting that an attempted burglary occurred on Newark Pompton Turnpike Saturday night, authorities said.

Officer Rick Vanderclock responded to a residence for a burglary in progress at 9:15 p.m., a report on the incident states.

A caller reported that someone was at the rear of the house trying to break in and the back door of the residence was kicked in, Vanderclock reported.

Residents reported to responding police officers that they observed someone wearing dark clothing running with a flashlight on Dupont Terrace, police reported.

A K-9 unit responded to the scene, but lost the person’s scent directly behind the house on Dupont Terrace, indicating that he or she entered a vehicle, the report states.

A neighbor reported seeing a female driving a grey, four-door BMW on Vincent Street, reported.

Vanderclock reported that there was not that much evidence at the house and that nothing appeared to be missing from the house.

The resident of the house is not living there but staying on Holy Cross Way, police reported.

Vanderclock reported returning to Dupont Terrace Sunday to speak with two witnesses who reportedly gave a better description of the vehicle.

They said the vehicle was a grey or silver, newer-model BMW with tinted windows and possibly had a new, temporary New Jersey license plate, the report states.

Witnesses said the woman driving the vehicle had dark hair and dark-colored skin; one witness said she saw the vehicle pull out of Vincent Street, circle around the Verizon Building on the corner of McCllelland Avenue and the Turnpike and turn back onto Vincent towards Dupont Terrace, Vanderclock reported.

The incident is the latest in a string of incidents dating back to April.

Police occurring in the Valley section of town from the end of April to the end of May. Seven more burglaries were reported after that, May 31 and June 3, and June 4 and 6. Jewelry was reportedly taken from several of the homes.

Two Hackensack men were charged with burglary June 7 after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road early Thursday and led police on foot chase. Two men from that incident have reportedly not been found.

Residents are asked to call the police department at 973-694-0600 with any information regarding this incident or any of the previous incidents that have occurred.

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Michelle June 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Justice, that is such a racist low life comment to make. You are inferring that people who do housework or lawn care for a living are criminals. You should be ashamed. Stay on topic and stop being so cruel.
Justice June 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I am not a racist. I was just responding to someone's sarcasm to bring in the border patrol. Why didnt you accuse them of racism? Why dont you accuse the anti Patersonians of racism?
Michelle June 13, 2012 at 12:31 AM
My apologies if you were using sarcasm.
leanbean June 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
@Justice, You must have rode the little bus to school. Can you ever say anything positive on Wayne,Patch?
Nose Wayne June 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Just put a huge sign on my lawn that my neighbors think is a little overboard. IF THE DOG DOESN'T GET YOU,THE 38 WILL,TRY AND ROB THIS HOUSE ?
Justice June 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Michelle, apology accepted.
Justice June 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Leanbean, you have not read all my posts. I am for a neighborhood watch, farmers markets, chickens, etc. I will be positive about local government when the current administration is voted out. I did not ride the little school bus, I had to walk through the ice and snow, in rain, etc. joking about the walking. I was in a religious school. Thanks for reading.
Justice June 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Nose, can you do a sign for me too? Thanks
Nose Wayne June 13, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Justice,Taking orders.
wyldthang18 June 13, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Go for it Nose.
Ed Zachary June 13, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I hope I have not come off as pessimistic on Wayne Patch. I like to consider myself an optimistic realist. Prepare for the worst and expect the best. Some good ideas you have there for further exposing what goes on in Wayne-land. I hope the author(s) on Wayne Patch notice your post and give you a one-time consulting fee for your ideas. If I could "rec" a post, yours would be it. However, electronic journalism (and the advertisers of such) loves stories that get page views. Stirring the sludge is, regretably, many Americans' favorite pasttime. Est quod est. And so much for that.
Ed Zachary June 13, 2012 at 01:41 PM
You're right. Could have been family or friends of his. A friend dropping off a son or something. Still, not my job to figure it out... calling the cops just seemed right, given the circumstances of what's happening in town lately.
Ed Zachary June 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I heard it was more like 90 and, in at least one break-in, they stole a couch and a TV at knifepoint while the homeowner was still sitting on the couch and watching the TV. The sky is falling!
Ed Zachary June 13, 2012 at 01:56 PM
If he walks near my kitchen, he has access to a multitude of weapons. Also, he won't be able to sue me when his brain stops working due to loss of oxygen, low blood pressure, massive blood loss, and hydrostatic shock. His family potentially could, but with no witness to the event, there isn't much of a case. And so much for that.
Ed Zachary June 13, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I would have went with .45 ACP, myself.
Cathy Kazan June 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
To all of you with suggestions, I think there are some real winners. I really like the "lights on" town wide. We should really press for that. Also like all the other ideas about securing your homes. As for Art Smith, he was a model citizen for all of us to follow. I have been attending council and BOE meetings since his death and when I get bullied, ignored, and even threatened I do what he did...go home and come back again. Local politics is important in any community. Holding public officials "accountable" to the people who elected them and whose money they spend is the American way. While some of you may think it unfair to mention elected officials in these articles, it is simply a reminder that we have a "choice". If you want something done, get up and go to town hall and ask for it. Typing on a keyboard may be cathartic, but it doesn't get the job done. I was a member of the Concerned Citizens of Wayne who held the crime forum back in March. I think the WPD has stepped up it's reporting to the public since then. Not taking credit for anything, but it takes concerned and proactive citizens to make their community a better place. Hope to see all of you at a meeting soon. As someone pointed out, shining a light is a good thing.
KrisTee June 14, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Just go to the dealership, they'll tell you. They where very upset and they said its not the first time its happened. If you noticed they put up gates and a guardrail fence all around the new cars. Pretty soon we'll be putting metal gates up on our windows and doors like my old neighborhood. I hope not but my house is alarmed and has a placard on the lawn stating so.
John Davies June 14, 2012 at 02:08 AM
If they are not reported, how do you know about them? How can you claim to have that kind of information? Have you spoken to all the non-reporting victims? How were you able to locate them, given their silence? You just like to say anything you can to put a negative cast on the efforts of the police department. Being a cynical sourpuss makes great copy in these dinky little threads, but it accomplishes nothing.
Justice June 14, 2012 at 02:34 AM
John, I was responding to Nose comment 11.14 am June 12. Had you read my comments about our police quick reaction to my reports of suspicious activity, you may think twice about bashing my comments. US Constitution to say what I please. For all I know, john davies is a pseudonym appearing to be real. I have no problem with the Wayne PD as per all my posts
Justice June 14, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Justice is a pseudonym. There is no intent to deceive anyone into thinking it is a real name. As someone else said, I am not going around and around with someone who choses to cast their own interpretations on my comments without knowing who they really are and how many pseudonyms they have. Yes, I have gall, the same gall that it takes to report suspicious activity and to support those who gave their blood to defend the US Constitution, so that we may all speak freely. This is not a third world dictatorship.
Nose Wayne June 14, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Justice, I'm gonna give you an ATTABOY on that comment You make us pseudonym proud!!
Wayne's World June 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Not so fast Justice. If the presidential election goes as I fear, we could be closer to a third world dictatorship by the time Obama finishes another term.
wyldthang18 June 14, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I just read on northjersey.com that three more burglaries happened since Saturday.
Ed Zachary June 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
"US Constitution to say what I please." With one caveat: This is a privately owned internet website and your freedom of speech under the first amendment does not apply here.
Justice June 14, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Ed, whoever you are: "...With one caveat: This is a privately owned internet website and your freedom of speech under the first amendment does not apply here...." Please provide specific case law that you are referring to. I would like to see that.
Justice June 14, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Wayne's World, interesting.
Ed Zachary June 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I'm not sure why you keep wondering who I am. What's it to you? As far as my comment, case law doesn't apply. You can read patch.com's policies here http://wayne.patch.com/terms "We understand that everyone has different opinions, but Patch will make the sole determination as to whether Content is acceptable for the Service." If you want to try to sue patch.com over an infringement of your 1st amendment rights, you're probably going to have to represent yourself as I doubt any lawyer would take your case. And so much for that.
Ed Zachary June 14, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Have you ever considered that this "intent to deceive" is a construct of your own mind? You sure like projecting on other people online, don't you?
MrsWayne June 16, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Scondo, George Adelman wouldnt agree
NS June 21, 2012 at 02:03 PM
We just had our three vehicles broken into on monday night. We live on black oak ridge road, thinking it happened around 2 AM when I heard a car racing off. Hard to tell though because black oak is basically treated as a speedway at night. This is getting crazy - lights on outside of my house and the neighbors. These guys have big balls and I can't wait to see them try it again...you will know I caught them when u see their heads on a stick on my front lawn!! Rumaged through THREE cars took everything they could and left a mess. Time to have the police thinking about robberies and not freaking seat belt tickets and stop sign violations! I am pissed off. Thanks wayne patch for letting me vent.


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