Police Investigating Labor Day Burglary

Police report that someone entered the house while residents were out for the day.

The is investigating a daytime burglary that occurred on Labor Day. 

The burglary took place sometime between 12:15pm and 9pm in a residence on James Woods Court where entry was gained through a first floor bathroom window, Chief Frank Papapietro said. A safe and a jewelry box were taken from a second floor bedroom, he said. 

Lt. Stephen Littlefield and officers Nelson Perez and Frank Haggerty arrived on the scene and discovered that the first floor bathroom window was open, Papapietro said. New Milford Detectives and the Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation unit were dispatched to take evidence.

This is the second burglary in the matter of days. On Friday, the owner of an after he noticed that the glass on the rear door to the house had been smashed, although it did not appear as if anything had been taken, according to police. 

Papapietro is advising all residents to lock their doors and windows when leaving their homes, even if it's just for a short time.  

He added that if you suspect your home has been burglarized call police immediately and "do not enter the residence."

"Remember to report all suspicious vehicles or people immediately to the New Milford Police Department," Papapietro said. 

Most importantly, Papapietro advises that people avoid announcing daily or planned activities on social websites, such as Facebook or Twitter.   


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Ann Piccirillo September 04, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Thank you Micky!
Denise September 04, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I never thought I would hear myself say this, but I just moved out of town.The town I grew up in. Maybe this move came at the right time, New Milford was NEVER like this........
Pat September 04, 2012 at 10:02 PM
It did Denise, you just didn't hear about it.
Ulises September 05, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Denise, best of luck to you and your family. It was nice to finally meet you in person a few months ago.
Denise September 05, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Ulises -Pat: It is a long story, but U I am so glad I met you too. I am trying to stay around the area & you'll still probably hear me put my 2 cents in re:UW disaster. Pat- I know what you mean, the "goings on", you are right, things were always kept hush-hush. How can residents of a town feel safe, when they don't know what is going on......


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