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String of Home Burglaries Probed by Police

Jewelry was reportedly taken from three homes since Wednesday.

Jewelry was reportedly taken from three Wayne homes during burglaries this past week, Wayne police reported.

Police found a jewelry box opened in the closet of a Diane Court home Sunday, an incident report states. An iPad also was reported missing, and a desk in an office was ransacked, the report states. New Jersey Devils hockey jerseys were reportedly taken from a bedroom.

Police found shoe prints in mud outside and inside the home made from circular patterns, similar to the ones found on Nike Shox sneakers, and found a pry mark on the bottom part of an open window on the first floor, an incident report states.

The residents of the house were out of town when the burglary allegedly occurred, according to the report.

Jewelry was reported missing from a burglarized Towsen Road home on Saturday.

The point of entry appeared to be through a bathroom window on the back of the house, an incident report states. Police found pry marks on it, and it appeared to be forced open.

A neighbor reported seeing a man walking and smoking a cigarette on the street between 6 and 6:30 p.m. the night before but reported seeing no one out of the ordinary on the street that night the burglary occurred, an incident report states.

Several empty jewelry boxes were found in a Bourbon Street house on Wednesday, police reported. The front door had been kicked in, an incident report states.

A neighbor reported seeing a red Kia four-door parked on the street on Feb. 17. The neighbor said the unidentified occupant exited the vehicle and rang her doorbell. The individual reportedly also went door to door on the street before driving away.

Police also investigated a possible burglary attempt at an Almadera Drive home Friday. Police found pry marks under a window on the home but it does not appear anyone entered the house, a report states.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents or who wish to report any suspicious activity should call the detective bureau at 973-694-0600.

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KrisTee February 25, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Here we go again, very disparaging news.
Justice February 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM
Any private surveillance cameras that can assist our police force?
Nose Wayne February 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Did anyone else hear of a $30,000 robbery on Valentines day and a person that was beaten and robbed in the church parking lot right next to the police station ? How come that didn't make the newspaper or patch ?
Anonymous February 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Shore Road checking in & we look out for one another and our children around here. I dont think you want to be caught even prowling because 911 is only for when were done with you.
Justice February 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM
I believe that Dan can only report what is provided to him in a press release from the police department and BOE? Is that correct Dan?
Lil Wayne February 25, 2013 at 11:11 PM
nose how did u hear about the robbery and assault? that seemed to never break news!
Lil Wayne February 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM
nose u should be dans assistant for informing this town of all the unreported incidents lol
Nose Wayne February 26, 2013 at 04:09 AM
Sad that these things happen in town and NOSEbody NOSE anything about them. Wonder why the police wouldn't release that information ? Lil Wayne, just NOSE a lot of people in town that ask me all the time and then just do some "investigating"
Lil Wayne February 26, 2013 at 11:39 AM
ok so since patch hasnt released the info why dont u give us the full story on both of those incidents
Wayne Resident February 26, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Nose, did you ever work in Zoning?
Nose Wayne February 26, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Wayne/Wayne, I don't work in town hall and I would let the police comment on on how the investigation is going on both crimes.
wyldthang18 February 26, 2013 at 02:39 PM
I'm with you on this one Ron.
Wayne Resident February 26, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Did you ever work in town hall?
Donatello Nobatti February 27, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I'm sure the thugs that are avid readers of Wayne Patch are shaking in their boots right now, Ronnie.
Donatello Nobatti February 27, 2013 at 03:10 AM
I suppose if you ever wanted to fake a break in to collect on the insurance, this would be a good time....
wyldthang18 February 27, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Ok Don, I dare you to go by Ron's house at nite say 10pm? Have fun getting home with two broken knee caps.
Wayne Resident February 27, 2013 at 07:34 PM
wyldthang18 - you must be confusing yourself for Tony Soprano. Please.
wyldthang18 February 28, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Not me Wayne, I mean Ron would do the damage. Read the original post.
Wayne Resident February 28, 2013 at 02:28 PM
wyldthang18, I read the original comment, you are one that made the stupid and threatening remarks. "Have fun getting home with two broken knee caps." stop living in a movie and inciting people.

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