Morristown police investigating pair of burglaries near James Street

Morristown police are investigating a pair of home burglaries that were reported on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2013, on Headley Road and James Street.

morristown police badgePolice Lt. Stuart Greer said that electronics and jewelry were reported as stolen from both locations. It appears that the burglar(s) broke a rear window of the Headley Road home to gain entry.  How the James Street residence was entered remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Beal at 973-292-6699.

Tips also may be submitted electronically and anonymously to the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line, or by calling 973-267-2255 or 1-800-743-7433.

“We would ask that all residents remain vigilant for anything suspicious or unusual within their neighborhoods,” Lt. Greer said in a statement.

“Residents should practice basic crime control strategies such as ensuring doors and windows are locked and exterior lights are operational and should interact with neighbors to ensure that information is shared.”

Here is the full statement:

FROM THE MORRISTOWN POLICE:

RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES REPORTED

On Sunday, December 29th, 2013, Morristown Police Officers responded to two residential burglaries which were reported in the James Street area of Town.

A resident on Headley Road reported that sometime on Sunday afternoon, his home was broken into and several items including jewelry and electronics were taken from within. The resident reported that it appeared the burglar(s) entered by breaking a window at the rear of the property.

A second burglary was reported by a resident on James Street who indicated that during the afternoon hours on Sunday, somebody entered his home and stole several electronic items and pieces of jewelry. The exact method of entry into this home is still undetermined and under investigation.

Both burglaries occurred within a short distance of each other and took place in the early afternoon hours of Sunday. Police Officers and Detectives responded to the area to speak with neighbors and to process each home for any evidence which could assist in this investigation.

We would ask that all residents remain vigilant for anything suspicious or unusual within their neighborhoods. Residents should practice basic crime control strategies such as ensuring doors and windows are locked and exterior lights are operational and should interact with neighbors to ensure that information is shared.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Beal at 973-292-6699. In addition, tips may be submitted electronically and anonymously through the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line. A link can be found on the Morristown webpage at www.TownofMorristown.org



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