Daytime burglars have struck again in Morristown, this time in the vicinity of the Thomas Jefferson School.
An undisclosed number of burglaries occurred on Oct. 28, 2013, along Erskine Drive and on James Street near Erskine Drive, probably between 3 pm and 5 pm, according to police Capt. Steve Sarinelli:
In some cases the actor entered through an unlocked door, in others, entry was forced (through a locked door or sliding door at the rear of the residence). No one was in any of the involved premises at the time of any of the burglaries.
Police are advising residents to lock doors and windows even when leaving their homes for short periods. One homeowner only was gone for about an hour when a burglary occurred, according to police.
And as always, police ask anyone who sees anyone or anything deemed suspicious to call them immediately at 973-292-6737. Anonymous tips also can be reported to Morris County Crime Stoppers at 973-COP-CALL. Burglary prevention information is on the Town of Morristown web site.
The most recent burglaries were investigated by Morristown police and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office CIS Unit.
At least five burglaries were reported in the Washington’s Headquarters neighborhood last month, and at least 10 burglaries have been reported town-wide since August.
The Budd Street neighborhood also was targeted in recent months; Police Chief Peter Demnitz told residents that all of those homes were entered through unlocked doors and windows.