Thursday, January 24, 2013
$5,000 reward offered for information that leads to arrest of two individuals who allegedly burst into Ballantine Road residence.
Two armed males broke into a Bernardsville residence on Ballantine Road on Wednesday night, but fled when they encountered the homeowner, authorities said. No one was injured during the home invasion, according to a statement released Thursday from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano. The prosecutor's office said Bernardsville police responded to a 911 call from a resident reporting a home invasion on Ballantine Road at about 8 p.m. Wednesday. The male homeowner told police after he heard the front door being forced open, he observed two white males holding handguns at the top of a staircase within the residence, the release said. Once the men encountered the homeowner, they fled from the residence in an unknown direction, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Items had been misplaced, according to police.
A burglary of jewelry reported last Thursday on South Alward Avenue in Basking Ridge turned out not to be a burglary after all when the missing items were found a week later, Bernards Township Police said at about 2 p.m. "The victim called today to say she found all the missing jewelry because she misplaced them," Police Lt. Michael Voorhees said on Thursday afternoon. Last Thursday morning, police had said they were investigating a report of stolen jewelry during a reported burglary on South Alward Avenue at about 9 a.m. on Thursday, when the homeowner reportedly left the home's door unlocked while walking her dog. As a result of the report, K-9 dogs were called in from the nearby police department in Hillsborough, and police reportedly …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
UPDATE: Other towns also reporting similar burglaries, after township police said jewelry was stolen from unlocked South Alward Avenue.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Bernards Township Police said they are investigating a report of stolen jewelry during a reported burglary on South Alward Avenue at about 9 a.m. on Thursday, when the homeowner reportedly left the home's door unlocked while walking her dog. A nearby resident said that she saw K-9 dogs on the street at about 11 a.m., and police were knocking on doors asking if neighbors had seen anything suspicious. According to police, the alleged burglar walked into the house on South Alward Avenue and removed jewelry from the master bedroom. "No one was home at the time and the victim discovered the missing jewelry when she returned home from walking her dog," said Police Lt. Michael Voorhees. He said that police called in K-9 unit from Hillsborough …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Bernards Township police said break-in apparently took place at about 4 a.m. on Monday.
Lyons Fine Cleaners at the Lyons Mall was burglarized before dawn on Monday morning, with an undisclosed amount of cash taken, according to Bernards Township Police. The burglary, with entry likely gained through a window, apparently occurred at about 4 a.m., with police being contacted later Monday morning, the police report said. The cash apparently was removed from cash registers, police said. Lyons Fine Cleans is located at 26 Lyons Mall.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Burglary occurred during early-evening hours last Friday.
Bernards Township Police said they have no suspects in a reported burglary at a Fellowship Village residence reported last Friday during which jewelry valued at approximately $7,000 was taken, according to a police report. Township police said that a gold Omega self-winding watch with historical and personal value and also a bracelet reportedly had been taken from the home in the retirement some time between 5:10 to 7:10 p.m. on that day. A door had been forced open, according to township police. The occupant of the home had been out at the time that the items were apparently stolen, police said.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Police say jewelry was taken from home on Mine Brook Road.
Bernards Township police say another unoccupied home was burglarized sometime this week while the residents were away. The Mine Brook Road home was broken into sometime between Monday and Wednesday, police said. The resident reported the burglary upon returning home later on Wednesday, police said. Police said an unspecified amount of jewelry had been taken after forced entry had been gained into the home. The break-in had the "same m.o. (modus operandi) as other recent burglaries while owners were away from their homes," Police Lt. Mike Voorhees said. It appears that the homes were cased while residents were away, Voorhees said. Meanwhile, two residences also were reported to be burglarized in neighboring Warren Township over the July 4 …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Police investigating report of weekend burglary on Governor Drive.
Bernards Township Police are investigating a report of a break-in and theft that took place sometime between last Friday and Sunday at a township home on Governor Drive. The incident was discovered on Sunday by a family member and reported to police on that day, township police said. The home showed signs of being entered through a back window, said Police Lt. Michael Voorhees. He said thieves allegedly stole about $5,800 worth of sterling silver, and a class ring valued at $200. Voorhees said police aren't linking last weekend's reported break in and theft to number of other burglaries this spring that took place when homes in the township — and other nearby communities — apparently were burglarized while the occupants were away. "We …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Repeat theft of golf trophies at Somerset Hills Country Club, week after break-in at USGA Golf Museum.
For the second time this month, the Somerset Hills Country Club clubhouse in Bernardsville was broken into with several golf trophies stolen early Tuesday morning, authorities said. At the same time, Bernards Township say an investigation continues into a theft of golf trophies that took place last Wednesday from the collection at the United States Golf Association Museum. Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano on Tuesday afternoon that at approximately 3:30 a.m., Bernardsville patrol officers responded to an alarm activation at the country club's clubhouse on Mine Mount Road. Responding Bernardsville officers observed that the building had been entered and several trophies removed from trophy case, according to the news release from …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Township police investigating Martinsville Road report of fourth local burglary since March.
Bernards Township Police said detectives are investigating a reported break-in at an unoccupied home up for sale on Martinsville Road. The burglary was called in to police late on Monday morning, the fourth reported by township police since early March. According to the police report, the burglary appears to have taken place between last Thursday, April 12, and at 11 a.m. on Monday, when the break-in was reported by the home's caretaker. Police said a television and possibly jewelry appears to have been taken, but the homeowner has not yet submitted a list of items reported to be stolen. Entry into the home was forced, the police report said. The home is furnished but not occupied, according to police. Police Lt. Michael Voorhees said the …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Police say break-in being considered as part of a rash in three-county area.
Bernards Township police said a Birch Drive resident away for the weekend came home on Sunday afternoon to discover his home had been forcibly entered and burglarized. The resident reported the burglary Sunday at about 4:25 p.m., township police said. Recent rash of burglaries in three counties The report is being investigated along with other agencies agencies in the Somerset, Hunterdon and Morris counties to determine if a recent rash of burglaries in the Central Jersey region are related, Bernards Police Lt. Ted Reese said. Another burglary was reported in early March in a township residence that also had been vacant. In another, a few days prior to the reported break-in on Birch Drive, jewelry also was reported as stolen from a home …