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Police Stepping Up Patrols After Burglaries

Jewelry, electronics taken from several homes earlier this month.

Police are stepping up patrols in areas where there have been burglaries recently.

“We have increased our activities in the areas were there have been recent burglaries,” said Chief John Reardon.

Jewelry and electronics were reportedly taken from homes on Diane Court, Towsen Road, and Bourbon Street. Pry marks were found under windows at a few of the burglarized homes. The front door on another home was kicked open, police said.

A resident reported seeing a red Kia four-door parked on Bourbon Street. The driver of the vehicle reportedly went door to door on the street before driving away.

Police are using marked and unmarked units to monitor the areas, Reardon said.

Reardon said he could not comment on specific tactics the police are using.  

“We are fully aware of the residents’ concerns and are working on it as we did last year, which culminated in several arrests,” Reardon said.

More than a dozen burglaries, attempted burglaries, and other suspicious activities occurred in town for several weeks last spring.

Two men were charged with burglary last June after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road.

Another burglary suspect, Ronald Catti, was found in a child’s playhouse after law enforcement officials chased him through several properties after he failed to stop for a traffic stop. Police had Catti under surveillance for weeks.

Surveillance video that went viral on YouTube led to the arrest of two individuals accused of burglarizing two Oxbow Place residences.

Jewelry and electronics were taken from several burglarized homes in August and September of 2011.

Anyone with information regarding the recent burglaries should contact the police at 973-694-0600.

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Justice February 27, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Any private surveillance cameras to help our police force?
Wayniac2 February 28, 2013 at 01:15 PM
I am sending up my drone as we speak.
C6 March 01, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Any suggestions on where to buy and what type of surveillance camera is good?
Nose Wayne March 01, 2013 at 04:42 AM
Make sure it has night vision on it C6, Harbor Freight has a 4 camera with recorder for $259. And it is infared.
C6 March 01, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Nose-thanks for the information


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