Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Cash and jewelry were stolen from one Franklin Lakes home while another nearby burglary attempt was unsuccessful.
Two Franklin Lakes homes were targeted by burglars Monday, according to borough police. One of those homes with an unlocked back door was succesfully burglarized while the other would-be burglar ran off. An Arapaho Trail resident reported that his home had been broken into between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, Franklin Lakes Police Lt. John Bakelaar said Tuesday. Bedrooms in the home had been ransacked and a yet-to-be-determined amount of cash and jewelry was taken, cops said. Burglars gained access to the home through an unlocked rear door. Also on Monday, a resident of Water View Drive, some two miles away from Arapaho Trail, reported seeing a suspicious male attempting to enter her home through the rear door just before 2 p.m…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Quik Shop located in the Franklin Square shopping center was burglarized in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday.
The Quik Shop located in the Franklin Square Shopping Center was broken into early Sunday morning. Responding officers discovered that unknown persons had burglarized the store. According to police on the scene, entry was gained through glass entrance door, which had apparently been smashed out by rocks. The break in occured just before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Some cash, coins and cartons of cigerettes were taken. “We believe that the burglary may have a connection with an arrest that Ringwood had made,” said Detective Lieutenant John Bakelaar. “Our detectives our currently investigating the possibility of a link between that arrest and this burglary.” The Quik Shop storeowner did not wish to comment but did say that everything was fine, no …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Video shows the burglar smashing the front door of a Wyckoff Avenue deli with a rock before leaping over the deli counter and looting the cash register, cops say.
Authorities are looking for burglar who busted through the front door of the Fardale Deli & Mini Mart this weekend and stole an undisclosed amount of cash. Footage recorded by a security camera at the Wyckoff Avenue store less than a mile from the Mahwah/Wyckoff border shows a white four-door car pulling up to the deli at 5:05 a.m. on Sunday, police said Tuesday. At 5:09 a.m., a person wearing a dark-colored hoodie, full-face ski mask, dark colored gloves and boots exited the vehicle, picked up a large rock and threw it through the front door of the deli, shattering the glass, according to Mahwah Police Chief Jim Batelli. The robber then enters the store, jumps over the counter and pries open the cash register, police said. The person …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The homeowner was away when the crime occurred, and police are unsure how the burglars got into the home.
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Wednesday, March 6
Police have no idea how burglars gained access to a Wyckoff residence last week while the homeowner was out of town. The Circle Drive burglary was first reported to cops on Sunday, March 3, according to Wyckoff Police Chief Benjamin Fox. "The house, which had been vacant for a week while the homeowner was away, showed no sign of forced entry," he said. Burglars made their way to the master bedroom, looting drawers and closets there, but apparently left the rest of the house untouched, police said. Jewelry and designer handbags of an as-of-yet indeterminate value were reported stolen, Fox said. Detective Sgt. Michael Musto, Sgt. Dale Winters and Patrolman Kevin Pinches investigated. In 2013 so far, Wyckoff Police said there have been a …
Monday, February 11, 2013
A burglar broke into a Highview Drive home Monday, police said.
A burglar broke into a Highview Drive home and made off with undisclosed items Monday, according to Wyckoff Police Lt. David Murphy. Police were still at the home investigating the scene Monday afternoon. Information about what was stolen was not immediately available. The burglar had apparently broken in through a back door. Bergen County Sheriff's officers also responded to the scene and assisted in a search of nearby homes, but the burglar was not immediately caught, Murphy said.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thieves hit the bedrooms of the Valley View Drive North home and escaped before the homeowner returned to discover the burglary early Sunday morning .
Burglars struck at the home of a Franklin Lakes resident near the Colonial Road entrance of Route 208 this weekend, according to police. A Valley View Drive North resident returned home just after midnight early Sunday morning to find that someone had broken into the home through the front door, he then called police to report the break-in, borough cops said Monday morning. Officers arrived on the scene in less than five minutes, according to a police report, confirmed the break in and began an investigation. Cops found jewelry strewn about the first floor, according to the report. They also found footprints at the home, but refused to provide additional information regarding the prints, which had been presumably left by quickly moving …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Police believe workers hired by homeowners may have snatched four diamond and sapphire rings valued at $40,000 from one township home
Two Wyckoff families had thousands of dollars of jewelry stolen from inside their homes this month, according to township police. One resident had four diamond and sapphire rings valued at $40,000 taken from a bedroom closet, and another had a $1,500 gold ring taken from their kitchen, Wyckoff Police said earlier this week. The $40,000 rings were reported stolen from a Highview Drive home on Sunday, Sept. 23, but discovered missing on Sept. 5, according to police. The Highview Drive residents had two different house cleaners and attempted to initially solve the alleged theft on their own before contacting police. The $1,500 ring was reported stolen from a Howard Street home on Tuesday, Sept. 25, and is believed to have been taken earlier …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Lee A. Malsch, of Paterson, was arrested Friday for the July 26, 2011, burglary of a Nancy Lane home.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
The aggressive pursuit by two Wyckoff Police detectives of the person cops believe is responsible for the July 2011 burglary of a Nancy Lane home has led to the arrest of a 51 year old Paterson man, according to Wyckoff Police. Lee A. Malsch, who is last known to have resided on 40th Street in Paterson, was arrested by Wyckoff Police Friday and charged with burglary and theft. Malsch was unofficially dubbed the “motorcycle burglar,” after he was observed by a neighbor fleeing from the home after activating an alarm, police said Friday. The Nancy Lane homeowner was arriving home at the same time and passed the motorcycle on her street before she knew her home had been burglarized; almost $3,000 worth of jewelry was stolen, officials said. …
Franklin Lakes resident discovered the burglary around 4 p.m. on Thursday
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Burglars struck a borough home Thursday, forcing open the side door of one Dogwood Trail home and stealing jewerly, according to Franklin Lakes Police. The Dogwood Trail resident arrived home Thursday at approximately 4 p.m. to discover their home had been broken into and their master bedroom plundered, according to police. Unknown persons forced open a side door and headed straight for the master bedroom, where police say jewelry stolen. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Department processed the scene and Franklin Lakes officers Sgt. Karl Klein and Detective Anthony Pacelli investigated. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Joseph M. Gerace at Joseph.Gerace@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Franklin Lakes Police filed charges against the men after a stolen debit card was allegedly used to make more than $700 in purchases
Two men — including one from Oakland — have been charged in connection with a pair of car burglaries committed earlier this month. Matthew Krzysik, 21, of Oakland, and Ryan Goodyear, 19, of Charlotte, N.C., were charged on two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, two counts of theft and one count of identity theft, police said Monday. Franklin Lakes Police, with the assistance of Oakland and Ringwood police, arrested the men after a debit card stolen from the burglarized vehicle on Colonial Road was allegedly used to make purchases totalling approximately $700 locally and in New York City, according to Franklin Lakes Police Lieutenant John Bakelaar. Goodyear was sent to the Passaic County Jail on charges filed by the Ringwood Police …