Alleged Home Burglar Wanted by Police

Jeremy Buttigieg was arrested in Bogota on burglary charges, but released on bail before New Milford's charges were filed; loaded gun recovered at his home.

are seeking the public's help in locating Jeremy Buttigieg, 27, of New Milford who is wanted on charges of burglary, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property. 

Buttigieg is wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred on July 12 on North Park Drive where jewelry and cash were taken from the master bedroom, Police Chief Frank Papapietro said.

The homeowner reported that some time between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., someone entered the house through an unlocked first floor window, ransacked the master bedroom and took numerous pieces of jewelry. Papapietro said that the homeowner later reported that $300 in cash was also missing from the residence.

Papapietro said that New Milford police broadcast the details of the robbery to other police departments and was informed by Bogota police that they had arrested Buttigieg in connection with a burglary of a Bogota home and remanded him to the Bergen County Jail, but he was released on bail before New Milford's charges were filed.

The Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation Unit (BCUI) matched the prints taken from the North Park Drive scene with Buttigieg's prints on file with Bogota Police, according to Papapietro. 

"A search of Buttigieg's residence by Police Officers Van Saders and Wester, and Sgt. Brian Clancy recovered numerous items of jewelry, foreign currency, collectible coins and a loaded .25 caliber Berretta handgun from a rear yard storage shed," Papapietro said. 

"The victim was notified and positively identified a majority of the jewelry as belonging to her," he added.

Jeremy Buttigieg was charged by New Milford Police with burglary, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property. 

New Milford Municipal Judge Kevin Kelly ordered $50,000 bail on Buttigieg with no 10 percent option. 

Papapietro asks that anyone who knows of Buttigieg's whereabouts call Crime Stoppers at 201-262-3727 or New Milford Police at 201-261-1400.


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Jose A. Camacho, Esq. August 21, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I have never seen this guy before and he better hope I don't see him now, because I will be happy to call the NMPD so that he can be arrested. I hope they catch him soon. Someone from New Milford must know who he is hopefully they will do the right thing.
Pat August 22, 2012 at 01:44 AM
This guy's a real winner. http://www.kjonline.com/news/Four-persons-arrested-in-Lincoln-County-for-drug-trafficking.html He has been to Maine before, might want to start looking north, i am sure he isn't around here any more.
GG August 22, 2012 at 08:48 PM
even his tat is off center
george washington August 30, 2012 at 07:12 PM
how much is the reward for this piece of dog shit?????


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