Gun fired in burglary attempt, Morris Township police say; thefts from cars also under investigation

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A suspect fired a gun during an attempted burglary of an occupied home on Saturday evening, Morris Township police said.

Nobody was injured, Police Chief Mark DiCarlo said on Sunday.

The incident occurred at 8:16 pm, on Frederick Place off Mt. Kemble Avenue. DiCarlo described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing dark clothes and a hooded sweatshirt.

A resident who answered the door at the home on Sunday said his dogs reacted to the intruder. He declined to comment further.

A Morris Township patrol car remained on the street.

A Morris Township patrol car on Frederick Place on day after July 28, 2018, attempted burglary. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
A Morris Township patrol car on Frederick Place on day after July 28, 2018, attempted burglary. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Other residents described Frederick Place, a neighborhood of well kept ranch-style homes and meticulously manicured lawns, as quiet and peaceful. A retired couple near the burglarized home said they heard nothing unusual on Saturday night.

Police canvassed the neighborhood on Sunday morning; a police dog was part of the investigation, the couple said.

The incident does not appear to be related to thefts earlier in the week from unlocked cars on Grace Way and Dorothy Drive, Chief DiCarlo said.

He advised residents to keep their cars and homes locked, and to report any suspicious activity immediately. Anyone with information on any of these cases can contact Township police at (973) 539-0777

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