MONTVILLE, NJ - Captain Andrew Caggiano of the Montville Township Police Department said that multiple car and residential burglaries were reported on Monday, Sept. 4 and is asking anyone with information regarding these crimes to call the police department's Detective Bureau at 973-257-4300.

"We remind all of our residents to lock their homes, garages and storage areas when they are in the home as well as when they are leaving the home," Caggiano said. "In addition, residents are encouraged to lock their vehicles at all times and not leave valuables in vehicles. We also encourage our residents to set their alarms as well as turn on exterior lights during the evening hours."  

Residential Burglary on Hamilton Place:

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The burglary occurred between the hours of 11 p.m. on Sept. 3 through 12 p.m. on Sept. 4, Caggiano said.  The suspect(s) entered into the residence and stole several items.  The homeowner was home at the time of the burglary but never came in contact with the suspect(s).   

Motor Vehicle Theft on Jarombek Drive:

A 2017 Mercedes Benz had been taken from the resident’s driveway sometime between 12 a.m. on Sept. 4 through 8:45 a.m. on Sept.4, Caggiano said.  The vehicle was later recovered in Newark, New Jersey. 

Burglary to Motor Vehicles on Taylortown Road and Ward Witty Drive:

Two residences, one on Taylortown Road and one on Ward Witty Drive, reported burglaries to several motor vehicles, Caggiano said.  There were two vehicles on Taylortown Road that were entered but no items were reported stolen and the vehicle on Ward Witty was also entered and several items were taken from the vehicle. According to Caggiano, all of the vehicles were unlocked at the time of the burglary.