Thursday, October 18, 2012
Diamond-studded jewelry taken from home on Monday. An attempted burglary occurred in the same neighborhood on Tuesday.
Jewelry and $500 was stolen from a Monhegan Avenue residence Monday, Wayne Police said. The burglary occurred between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the police report said. The homeowner reported the screen on a window in the laundry room was cut open and the glass on a rear sliding door was shattered, the report states. A broken garden hoe was found in the backyard. A jewelry box containing a diamond necklace with a heart-shaped pendant, a pair of diamond-studded earrings, an oval sapphire necklace with diamonds, and a sapphire ring with diamonds, the wife of the homeowner reported. A Monhegan Avenue resident told detectives she recalled seeing an older model grey or silver commercial work truck parked in front of her residence between 8 and 8:30 …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Pair accused of stealing TV, computers and cash from Wayne home.
Tracking software on a stolen computer led authorities to a pair of thieves who allegedly burglarized a Cedar Lane home this week, Wayne Police said. Kevin Allegrino, 20, of Bloomingdale, and Michael Moratto, 19, of Riverdale, were each charged Tuesday with third-degree burglary and theft. Officer Joseph Rude reported the burglary occurred between Sunday at noon and Monday at 2 a.m. The back and side doors of the home were unlocked and a garage door was open, Rude reported. A 55-inch television, two Apple computers, $450 in cash and a small safe containing heirloom jewelry were missing from the house, Rude reported. Capt. James Clarke said detectives Dave Collins and Jim Faber conducted a follow-up investigation and tracked one of the …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Two NY men attempted to break into Valley Road home Tuesday morning, police said.
Two New York men were charged with attempted burglary after they tried to break into a Valley Road home Tuesday morning, Wayne Police said. Off-duty police Det. Sean Mitchell observed Lonzo Bagley, 37, and Tyrene Rickman, 33, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., walking from the rear yard of a residence on Valley Road near Andover Drive at shortly before 11 a.m., Det./Capt. James Clarke said. Mitchell detained the two men while detectives responded to the residence and confirmed the attempted burglary, Clarke said. A resident of the house notified police of the incident around the same time, Clarke said. Video surveillance from a camera on the property showed the men forced open a gate to the backyard and attempted to break into the house, Clarke said…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Laptops, other electronics reported stolen.
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Friday, August 31, 2012
Police are investigating two alleged home burglaries on Park Lane this week where laptops and other electronic devices appear to have been stolen. On Thursday, police said two Toshiba laptops, an iPad 3, a Panasonic video camera and a Samsung computer bag, all valued at a total of more than $7,000 were reported stolen from a residence on the street. A female resident who had returned home around 10:30 p.m. said she heard a back door slam shut while she was placing items on the counter after entering from the front door of the home. Her husband told police the back door may have been unlocked, but no items initially appeared to be missing from the home. However, about an hour later, the residents contacted police again to report the items …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Residents report hearing noise coming from their bedroom at about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.
The owners of an Ambassador Drive residence reported an attempted home invasion early Monday morning, according to Wayne police. The residents said they were watching television at about 3:30 a.m. when they heard a noise come from their bedroom, Det./Sgt. Al Strumolo said. Strumolo said the homeowners reported that entry was gained into the bedroom through an open window and there was no forced entry into the residence. The residents reported seeing a man running down the street after they heard the noise, Strumolo said. He also said a silver briefcase may have been taken. Authorities have made several arrests stemming from a string of burglaries in town earlier this year. Two Hackensack men were charged with burglary in early June after …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Neighbor of Hamburg Turnpike business reported the burglary Wednesday morning.
A Hamburg Turnpike business was burglarized with more than $20,000 worth of items stolen or damaged Wednesday morning. Pete Albanese's neighbor called the Wayne Police Department to report a burglary at his business, Creative Kitchen & Bath on Hamburg Turnpike Wednesday shortly before noon, Wayne Police James Clark said. "The neighbor noticed the front door was open. She left her house at 10 o'clock in the morning and when she returned home an hour and 48 minutes later, she saw that the door was open and called us at 11:48," Clark said. "We arrived shortly after." Albanese said the Wayne Police was on top of the break-in. "They were awesome," he said. "We were away and they called us on our cell phones, dispatched somebody immediately to …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
John Reardon says despite recent arrests, 'there's no shortage of people committing burglaries.'
Wayne Police will continue to patrol neighborhoods for suspicious activity and individuals, despite arresting three people charged with burglary in recent weeks. Police Chief John Reardon said manpower allocations will be determined “as we go forward and see what happens.” “We still encourage residents to call us with anything suspicious,” Reardon said. Two Hackensack men were charged with burglary earlier this month after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road and led police on a foot chase. A New York man was charged with eluding earlier this week after he fled from authorities. Little Falls Police charged Ronald Catti with burglary after Wayne Police observed Catti break into a home there Monday afternoon. He was found in a children’s…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Ronald Catti, of Brooklyn, tried to avoid capture; 3-year-old was in the yard when authorities apprehended him.
A New York man was charged Monday with eluding a police officer after authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies chased him through the Packanack Lake section of town and near Valley Road, Wayne Police said. Ronald Catti, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was found in the backyard of a house on Kossouth Place after personnel from the Wayne Police Department, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the state police, pursued him after he failed to stop for a traffic stop, Det./Capt. James Clarke said. Clarke said Wayne police had Catti under surveillance after naming him a suspect in several burglaries that occurred in town since late April; Wayne police began watching Catti about a week ago. Wayne police …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Reardon informed the public about the rise in burglaries in Wayne and how residents can help.
Chief of Police John Reardon discussed the surge in residential burglaries and what residents can do to prevent them at the town council meeting on Wednesday. Over the past couple months, there have been a high number of burglaries in Wayne, as well as the rest of North Jersey. “It’s a sign of the times, because the economy is bad,” Reardon said. “Some of it is fueled by the heroin that is in the area, and the other piece of it is the cost of gold right now, which makes it very profitable.” Reardon said there has been a pattern to the recent burglaries in town. Many of the burglaries have occurred in broad daylight, in the afternoon, or in the early evening, when homes are unoccupied, Reardon said, and one exception occurred at 9 a.m. on …