Closter detective collars two in burglaries

Closter detective collars two in burglaries

Closter detective collars two in burglaries

Persistent work by a Closter detective led to the arrests of two men and the recovery of jewelry and electronics, Chief Dennis Kaine said this morning.

It began with the arrest yesterday of a Norwood man on charges of stealing a purse from an unlocked vehicle parked on Durie Avenue on Sunday.

Bryan Tighe, 18, was carrying five watches when Detective Vincent Aiello arrested him after reviewing security video from businesses in the area.

Tighe, who was charged with burglary and theft, “could not explain how he got the watches,” Kaine said. He was released pending a Municipal Court hearing.

Aiello, meanwhile, held onto the watches as evidence and continued investigating, the chief said.

Last night, an Arnold Avenue resident reported a home burglary. Taken were jewelry — including the watches — and electronics, Kaine said.

Detectives from River Edge assisted in recovery the electronics, which Aiello determined were at a location in their town.

As a result, the victims all got their property returned — something that statistics show happens less than 15% of the time.

Aiello charged both Tighe and Joseph Muti, 20, of Closter with burglary and theft in connection with the Arnold Avenue break-in. Tighe also was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle.

Tighe, who was out on bail after being arrested on drug possession charges in February, was being held on $50,000 bail.

Muti was released pending a court hearing.

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Tenafly police charge former Cresskill man in burglaries

Christopher Monani, 23

Christopher Monani, 23

A former Cresskill man was arrested near his new home in Connecticut after Tenafly police tied him to a pair of home burglaries that netted several thousand dollars worth of jewelry and electronic equipment.

Christopher Monani, 23, moved to northwest Connecticut with a friend last October after what sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT was a falling out with family members.

Thanks to a Fort Lee jeweler, he became the key suspect in both a June 11 break-in on Jefferson Avenue and a June 15 burglary on Westervelt Avenue in Tenafly, police said. Among the items taken were a diamond wedding band, a laptop, an iPod and a credit card that ended up pointing directly to him.

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Police: Teaneck man in custody is ringleader of ‘James Bond Gang’ burglars

Alleged reputed 'James Bond Gang' leader Jerry Montgomery was arrested in Sparta.

Alleged reputed 'James Bond Gang' leader Jerry Montgomery was arrested in Sparta.

Three Bergen County residents – including a Teaneck man described by police as the ringleader of the notorious “James Bond Gang” – are under arrest in the Sussex County jail on burglary charges.

Bail for the man described as the ringleader, Jerry Montgomery, 31, was set at $500,000 cash, said First Assistant Prosecutor Greg Mueller of Sussex County. Englewood resident Leevan Lawrence, 30, is being held on $100,000 cash bail, and Courry Rice, 29, ofHackensack, is held on $200,000 cash bail, Mueller said.

The three were arrested on Wednesday night after they broke into a home in Sparta, according to Sgt. John-Paul Beebe of the Sparta Police.

Beebe said that officials of a multi-jurisdictional task force that had been focusing its efforts on the gang had notified police in Sparta shortly after 6 p.m. on Wednesday that the gang was on its way to burglarize homes on the west side of Sparta later that evening, in a 2012 Chrysler minivan with Michigan license plates.

Police patrols from Sparta were sent into the area’s neighborhoods to be on the lookout, Beebe said, and at 7:40 pm, Officer Joseph Pensado and Detective Keith Hannam spotted fresh footprints in the snow leading to the front door of an apparently unoccupied home on Greenfield Hill. A closer look revealed that the front door had been forced open and several rooms had been ransacked, Beebe said.

Sgt. Jeffrey Mase, stationed in the area when the minivan passed by, followed the van, broadcasting a radio call for assistance from Cpl. Marc Rubino and Officer Adam Carbery, who were posted a mile away in separate patrol cars, Beebe said.

By then, the minivan had turned around and now was approaching the sergeant’s patrol car.  Mase stopped his car, blocking the minivan’s path, as the other two patrol cars arrived and boxed the van in. The three men were ordered from the van at gunpoint, Beebe said.

A police search of the area later turned up a tan colored pillow case containing assorted pieces of jewelry that were later determined to be proceeds from the burglary at Greenfield Hill and had been tossed into the woods by the defendants as police closed in.

The gang takes its name from a 1980s gang of the same name, said Mueller, the assistant prosecutor, adding that all the members of the earlier gang were still in prison. Like the earlier ring, the new James Bond Gang relies on sophisticated communications gear like walkie-talkies to maintain contact while working.

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Old Tappan, NJ Residents Step Up Security In Light Of Recent Burglaries

Originally aired on CBS New York, Copyright 2013.

Old Tappan, NJ Residents Step Up Security In Light Of Recent Burglaries

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Can you identify this Tenafly burglar?

Tenafly police seek help identifying burglar

Can you identify this man?

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Tenafly police are hoping someone recognizes this burglar, who was caught on a surveillance camera fleeing with loot from a borough home — one of two break-ins they believe he committed the same night.

Besides the clear image from the Depeyster Avenue home, investigators have prints lifted and examined by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification, Tenafly Police Chief Michael Bruno said.

“The photo is a night-vision shot, so the hoodie he is wearing is actually dark in color,” Bruno told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

In both break-ins Wednesday night, the burglar forced open the front door, the chief said.

The break-in occurred last Wednesday while the residents were away, Bruno said. They discovered it when they got back Sunday night, he said.

The other burglary occurred the previous Wednesday, the chief said.

Burglar alarms knocked out by Hurricane Sandy apparently gave the bandit an added layer of protection.

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Video Shows James Bond-Style Burglary, Police Say

A video of what authorities believe to be a sophisticated gang of thieves committing crimes in a similar fashion to the infamous James Bond Gang has been released.

The video, taken from surveillance cameras at a Sandy Hill home in Chatham Township, clearly shows four men with their faces concealed breaking in through the front door. The video was released by Chatham Township police.

Immediately after the thieves entered, the home’s alarm and video surveillance system were disabled, with a signal never relayed to the department, according to police.

The burglary is one of several at homes in Morris County which were carefully selected for burglaries, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to a statement released Friday by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, the crew has targeted high-end homes in quiet neighborhoods, often on a cul-de-sac and along the interstate corridors for a quick getaway.

The four men on the video wore plain sweatshirts and pants, masks and gloves.

The crew, which has been compared to the infamous James Bond Gang, has used luxury rental vehicles to blend into the communities, Bianchi said.

The thieves are believed to be responsible for burglaries in Boonton Township, Chatham, Chester, Hanover, Harding, Kinnelon, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Morris Township, Parsippany and Randolph, Bianchi said. The crew has also been linked to incidents in Bernardsville, Bernards, Bridgewater and Warren Township in Somerset County.

Authorities have asked residents to report all suspicious activity to local police departments and contact the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stopper Program at 973-COPCALL with any information regarding the incidents

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Chatham Township heist resembles work of James Bond Gang

CHATHAM — Police speculate that an Oct. 6 burglary on Sandy Hill Road was the work of the James Bond Gang, the same group that has been active in the area for the past year.

The resident returned from vacation on Oct. 7 to find that his home had been burglarized the night before, police said.

Surveillance cameras captured four individuals forcing the front door to the residence.

According to police, the thieves immediately disabled the home’s alarm and video surveillance system, making certain that a signal was not relayed to the police department.

At the time of the report, an undetermined amount of jewelry was stolen.

Based on the video footage and the methods employed by the thieves, police think the crime was committed by the same group that other departments have referred to as the James Bond Gang.

New Providence Deputy Chief of Police Scott Torre explained in March how the gang operated — “a forced entry, a dash to the bedroom to grab jewelry and cash, then a quick exit, usually through a different door. The thieves pick up jewelry and cash because the gold in the jewelry can be melted down within 24 hours and is unidentifiable.”

Anyone with information about the burglary can contact the Detective Bureau at 973-377-6928.

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Alleged career thief charged with stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry from stores in Englewood and Tenafly

An alleged career jewelry thief from Boston has been charged with stealing almost $50,000 worth of diamond rings from two Bergen County jewelry stores and is a suspect in an attempted theft at another store, officials said Friday.

Robert “Whitey” Petrino, 55, was charged with stealing diamond rings from stores in Englewood andTenafly earlier this year. He was arrested by Bergen County authorities when he showed up for a court hearing related to a jewelry theft in Connecticut, said Detective Lt. Timothy Torell of the Englewood police.

Petrino recently waived his right to an extradition hearing, four months after Bergen authorities charged him, and was brought to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on Thursday on two counts of theft, Torell said. He posted $70,000 bail and was released on Friday, according to jail records.

Petrino could not be reached for comment on Friday night.

Torell said Petrino, from Boston’s south side, is known as jewelry thief in New England and made a point of telling police from Englewood and Tenafly police that he knows James “Whitey” Bulger. Bulger, who has been called Boston’s most notorious gangster, was captured last year after spending 16 years on the run.

“He seems to have an affinity for Whitey Bulger,” Torell said.

Petrino allegedly stole a $29,000 ring from LaViano Jewelers on South Dean Street in Englewood on Jan. 26 and a $20,000 ring from Orogio Jewelers on Washington Avenue in Tenafly on Feb. 18.

Torell said another Englewood jeweler has identified Petrino as the man who attempted to steal a $58,000 ring in February, a theft that was thwarted when the clerk saw him slide the ring under his coat. Torell said Petrino dropped the ring on the counter and left after saying, “My mistake.”

At LaViano in Englewood, Petrino allegedly asked to see several diamond rings and, while examining them, asked a clerk to also show him a bracelet. Petrino allegedly stole a two-carat ring as the clerk retrieved the bracelet, and told him he would return later to make a purchase.

“He was very calm; he spoke very well,” Torell said.

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Police warn Tenafly residents about car theft, burglaries

 

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TENAFLY – Police are warning car owners to lock up, on the heels of a series of incidents in which a car was stolen and others burglarized.

Between Oct. 3 and Tuesday, a luxury car was stolen out of a driveway and three others were burglarized, said police. The car thefts occurred in different parts of town and appear to be unrelated.

On October 3, a gray 2011 BMW was stolen out of a Height’s Lane driveway in the middle of the night while the homeowner slept. “The owner wasn’t sure how it happened. There was no sign of forced entry and he was unsure if it was left unlocked and if he had possibly left the keys in the car,” said borough police Capt. John Trainor.

Last Friday, a laptop was stolen out of the back seat of a car parked on the south end of Engle Street. The theft occurred in the daylight hours. The owner had left the car unlocked as he ran into the house for five minutes, said Trainor. When the driver was on his way to work he realized the laptop was missing and called the police.

On Saturday, another unlocked car on Jewett Avenue was entered and a wallet was taken out of the console. The wallet contained $55 cash and a slew of credit cards, said police. The car owner returned to the car to find that the contents of the car were left strewn about.

And someone broke into an unlocked Mercedes Benz around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The car was parked on Jay Street in the center of town. “Some of our police officers discovered items lying on the ground near the car and realized the car had been burglarized,” said Trainor. “It had been left unlocked, but the owner reported nothing of value that was missing.”

Trainor’s advice to residents is to keep vehicles locked and put valuables out of sight. And he said car owners should be more aware that there could be people strolling or biking around, peering into cars searching for valuables to steal.

“You can usually tell from the outside if a car is unlocked,” he said. “They don’t usually break a window unless they see something they definitely want. It’s amazing how many people leave their cars unlocked.”

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Burglaries on the rise in Ridgewood.

Ridgewood police are reminding citizens to take more precautions to limit the increasing number of burglaries in the village.

According to police, two Gateway Road homes on Sept. 25 were hit by thieves. Police say one resident reported computer equipment was grabbed and cash was taken from a purse in the home. The home was entered through an unlocked door, police said.

Later that day another resident on Gateway told police jewelry was missing from the home. In that case, a window was found damaged and the resident’s sliding door was also found unlocked.

In response to the uptick in burglaries, police are asking residents to secure their homes where possible.

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