Jewelry Taken From Two More Homes

Entry was gained into two homes through unlocked windows. Police believe a ladder was used in one of the incidents.

Police are investigating two more burglaries that were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jewelry was taken from both residences, Detective Capt. James Clarke said.

Officer Ardian Cela responded to a Nellis Drive residence Tuesday morning on a report of a burglary.

Cela’s report states that the residents left their home at noon on Monday. When they returned at 7 a.m. Tuesday they noticed a sliding door on the back of the house and kitchen window were open.

Clarke said there was no forced entry discovered at the residence.

The couple reported that jewelry, including rings, bracelets, and several pairs of earrings were taken from a jewelry box in a bedroom.

A resident of the street reported seeing an older model, dark-colored sedan parked on nearby McDonald Avenue twice last week; the vehicle was occupied, but police do not have a description of the occupants, according to the report.

Police believe that a ladder was used to gain access to a house on Oak Lane between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a police report on the incident states.

The report states that the window for an upstairs bedroom was left open to allow air into the room, Officer Jason Philippi reported. The ladder was on the side of the house.

The report states that the bedroom was ransacked. Clarke said jewelry was taken from the residence.

An alarm in the house was activated, but does not cover the upstairs bedrooms, Philippi reported.

According to the report, police believe whoever entered the house through the window, left the same way because the alarm never sounded.

The report states that a resident who was playing down the street saw a white female with blonde hair, wearing a pink sweater, and a tall white male exit a black vehicle and walk down the street at about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The incidents are the latest in a string of burglaries in town to the end of April.

Two Hackensack men after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road earlier this month and led police on a foot chase that lasted several hours.

Clarke said that the police department “continues to direct its resources in an effort to deter and investigate this recent rash of burglaries occurring in the area. Citizens are urged to immediately report any suspicious activity to the department.”

Residents can call the at 973-694-0600 to report any suspicious activity.

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Lil Wayne June 16, 2012 at 05:34 PM
anymore updates on yesterdays break in?????
MrsWayne June 16, 2012 at 08:09 PM
@lilwayne....something tells me the wpd officers who do go there are there because of the hours and a need for coffee to stay awake and sharp. Must be easy to insult from behind a keyboard. Wpd does a great job. 119 officers for over 30 sq miles and 60,000 residents alone. If 20 are on the road at once that leaves 1 officer for every 1.5 sq miles. Try covering every inch of 1.5 and catching a burglar without violating everyone's rights and having them complain. This doesn't even consider that they are on police jobs most of the time, I checked the numbers, they are really busy. Maybe they need more cops ASAP. They have a hard job, everyone seems to forget about the one who got shot or all the other ones who have been hurt helping us. I think they are under-staffed because of the economy and people are stealing like crazy everywhere not just wayne.
Lil Wayne June 16, 2012 at 09:01 PM
mrs wayne, i am not bashing the wpd. i am just pointing out the obvious. if the wpd was doing a great job then there wouldnt be so many break ins! maybe the sheriffs should help out more for our "under staffed" force.
stewart resmer June 16, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Mrs Wayne, your points are well taken, the problem with everything that you write is, that the WPD pays patrol officers 120-k plus benefits, add to that reitrement benefits and you soon see we have quite a bill to pay for their service and as it goes, we have a reasonable expectaion for the WPD to do that which they are paid to do. And as of late the WPD is not looking too good not just because they seem to be unable to stop these burglaries, but also because the public at large is being kept in the dark about what is going on. I know some would call that delving in to the past, but its not its still happening daily and from some reports homeowners are being confronted in the night. All this as the mayor and council have put a gag order on city staff from speaking to the press.
Nose Wayne June 16, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Mrs. Wayne, Wayne is 27 Square miles and has over 55,000 people. Sounds like your a policemans wife or relative.Yes it is a hard job and you have deal with all kinds of people in this town. But they are paid very well and make alot of money doing side jobs. Security,road work to name a few.There are only 10 police officers per shift, not counting traffic,detectives,and park ranger which works thru the police department. I do NOSE that extra patrols have been added and sheriff and prosecutors office officers have had patrols ongoing in wayne since this latest rash of burgularies. Yes, there was two females from wanaque who were caught and arrested for breaking into a house in the hoffman grove section, but were caught stealing copper from the house..
Lil Wayne June 17, 2012 at 03:04 AM
once again, im sure we wont formally hear about the robbery in the hoffman grove section unless wayne patch reveals it!! thankss dan and wayne patch!!!
leanbean June 17, 2012 at 03:29 AM
@ MrsWayne, I hope your kidding? The WPD is over paidand under worked. Drive on Rt23 during the day and you'll see 3 patrol cars parked at the far end by the woods shooting the breeze. Then drive on Mt.Blvd. And on the railroad crossing by the quick check You'll see two patrol cars sitting side by side shooting the breeze. The Mt.View train Station all the way at the end on a Sun. Morning 2 patrol cars sitting sise by side shooting the breeze for over 45 min. That's not counting the ones that are outside of DD and Blimpies. You got the budget report in the mail this week. Just look at how much the WPD is costing us? For that kind of money do we expect better from them? YES So over the last 25 years 2 police officers got shot. One by his own gun. See what a soldier is getting paid? And there being shot at everyday in combat. If you have friends in the WPD? Please tell them to get off there a** and do there job.
Nose Wayne June 17, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Lil Wayne, Only informally by someone who NOSE. Lean, Let's ask our Patch People how many times during their travel in Wayne, HOW MANY AND HOW LONG you see police cars sitting in parking lots,churches,firehouses,dunkin donuts and lean,let us not forget ,behind the first aid squad on taylor drive(saw FIVE POLICE CARS there on one sunday morning) It's hunting season for robbers and there is plenty of game out there.
Lil Wayne June 17, 2012 at 03:54 PM
nose wayne, i have seen many police cars sitting in public lots! it seems that mrs wayne is the only one on this site that states the wpd is working up to standards...
Nose Wayne June 17, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Must be related to one!!
Sandy Fantau June 17, 2012 at 07:24 PM
A empty house in my neighborhood was broke into on Friday or Saturaday. Not sure what was taken.
Lil Wayne June 17, 2012 at 07:49 PM
in what area sandy?
Sandy Fantau June 17, 2012 at 07:54 PM
In the Riverview Community off of Black Oak Ridge Rd
unrealthistown June 17, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Sickening is not a strong enough word to describe it....125+ COPS NOT INCLUDING PASSAIC COUNTY COPS AND THEY ARE STILL ROBBING HOUSES.
unrealthistown June 17, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Or maybe the detective bureau do there job instead of eating donuts all day
unrealthistown June 17, 2012 at 08:21 PM
After all why do we have so many police officers in a town, They don't do there job anyway, They do dress pretty though.
unrealthistown June 17, 2012 at 08:26 PM
understaffed????? We need real police officers in Wayne. When they going to catch this crew, when someone gets hurt?
Steve June 18, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Forget the highways - patrol the streets.
Nose Wayne June 18, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Sandy, They NOSE what they are doing,driving around the neighborhoods during the day to see what easy pickings they can find. Funny you said a empty house, They NOSE that area was flooded and are looking for empty houses, real easy pickings!!
unrealthistown June 18, 2012 at 03:24 AM
When Wayne residents are in there home we should feel safe and have the right to do anything we please and not feel like a prisoner or in fear. This is why the WPD gets paid the big bucks to protect and serve the community they are employed with. You WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!
wyldthang18 June 18, 2012 at 03:13 PM
anything new on the hoffman grove break in that was mentioned here?
NS June 21, 2012 at 01:37 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 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.
Lil Wayne June 22, 2012 at 12:12 AM
face it NS.... the wpd is not doing anything about it and probably never will
unrealthistown June 22, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Most likely they are looking for credit cards, Credit card fraud is on the rise big time across the country
unrealthistown June 22, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Wayne is on an easy hit list, It is going to get worse. Someone realized the police are very relaxed.
Lil Wayne June 22, 2012 at 03:32 AM
i wouldnt mind paying alittle more in taxes to beef up patrols if it meant you can sleep better at night without worrying about crooks roaming the streets.
leanbean June 22, 2012 at 03:55 AM
@Lil Wayne, You'd only be paying for more cops to be parked some wheres or sitting in Blimpi's or the Dunkin Donuts For what there being paid they all should be partrolinhg the streets inside of sitting window to window throwing the bull. Are Police Force is an overpaid Joke.
unrealthistown June 22, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Bingo! The plan is working
Nose Wayne June 22, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Lean,did you drive by the spot I said you can find them just about any day or time ?
leanbean June 22, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Nose, I have'nt been over that way in awhile. Since they closed the post office.


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