MILLBURN, NJ - Police are investigating several incidents that occurred in Short Hills over the past few days.
On April 26, police responded to two residences that had sustained forcible entry. In the first home, a Tennyson Drive address, police were dispatched on a report of an activated burglar alarm. Police found the back door had been kicked in and there were footprints inside the house. Police followed the footprints throughout the house and discovered an empty jewelry case in an upstairs bedroom, although there were several electronic items that had not been taken. The entire top drawer was taken from one dresser.
About 20 minutes later, police were called to a Bishops Lane residence, also on a report of a burglar alarm. Police discovered the front door of the residence had been forced open and that a nightstand, dresser and closet in the master bedroom had been ransacked.
On April 27-29, police received five complaints from residents, all of Short Hills, who reported that lamps on their property had been smashed, possibly with a baseball bat.
Anyone with information on any of these crimes is asked to contact the Millburn Police Department at 973-564-7001.