Monday, January 28, 2013
Ramsey, Saddle River and Upper Saddle River police capture suspected New Milford burglars.
Chief of Police Frank Papapietro reported the arrest of two men from Ramsey in connection with a burglary on Faller Drive Monday morning. Charles Davis, 22, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Ian Skelley, 25, was charged with possession of CDS, under 25 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia, Papapietro said. In addition to those charges, Skelley also received a motor vehicle summons from the Saddle River police department. According to Papapietro, New Milford police responded to a report of a burglary Monday morning after a witness observed a man breaking into a Faller Drive apartment. Papapietro said the witness also observed the suspect being dropped off in front of the apartment prior to his forcibly entering …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
DNA evidence collected from a surgical mask left at the scene connects suspect to Tenafly and New Milford Elks Lodge burglaries.
Chief of Police Frank Papapietro reported that with the help of DNA evidence, police were able to connect Herbie Sheffield, 45, of Elizabeth, to the case of $4800 taken from the safe of the New Milford Elks Lodge on July 25, 2011. According to Papapietro, Lt. Detective Frank Ramaci responded to the scene and observed one safe pried open and what appeared to be an attempt at the opening of a second safe. In addition, Papapietro said that the bar cash register and gaming equipment were also pried open. Papapietro reported that at the time of this burglary, agencies throughout the area began to see a rash of burglaries in similar establishments, including the Tenafly Elks Lodge where the suspect was taped on video surveillance wearing a …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Top stories this week in New Milford news.
Police report residential burglary in a house that has been vacant since Hurricane Irene. Police report that someone entered the house while residents were out for the day. The committee charged with exploring firehouse expansion seeks two members of the public to sit on the advisory subcommittee. Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County makes life easier for one seven-year old New Milford girl and her family. New Milford's Rob McClure stars as Charlie Chaplin in the Broadway production of 'Chaplin, The Musical.' Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. It’s simple and fast: sign-up here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Police report that someone entered the house while residents were out for the day.
The New Milford Police Department 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 historic home on River Edge …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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.
New Milford police 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 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Witness observes SUV leaving area of scene at high rate of speed.
New Milford Chief of Police Frank Papapietro reported an attempted burglary at Welsh Farms on Henley Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday evening. Papapietro said that responding officers Derek Mattessich, Frank Haggerty and Sgt. William Duby observed that the entrance door had been badly damaged and an attempt had been made to pry open the interior doors in order to gain access into the store, activating the store's alarm system. According to Papapietro, a witness observed a green or blue SUV leave the area at a high rate of speed. A second witness described an older model green or blue pickup truck with New York license plates parked alongside the store occupied by a male and a female. Detective Lt. Frank Ramaci and Bergen County …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sheldon Cox is arrested and charged with third degree burglary and theft three weeks after NMPD already arrested and charged him with burglary and theft in same apartment complex parking lot.
Detective Lt. Frank Ramaci announced the arrest of Sheldon Cox, 26, of New Milford for third degree burglary and theft. Cox is already facing charges of conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime stemming from his arrest by New Milford Police on May 20. Ramaci said that on Sunday, June 10 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a resident called the New Milford Police Department to report the sound of a loud crashing noise followed by the sounding of a car alarm in the parking lot of the Dorchester apartment complex on Columbia Street. Responding to the scene, Officer Kevin Morris found a vehicle with a window that had been smashed by a rock. A witness provided police with a …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Borough police seek tips in daytime burglary.
BERGENFIELD -- Two men broke into a South Prospect Avenue home while a resident was asleep upstairs late Wednesday morning, police said. The resident, 25, told authorities he was sleeping upstairs when he heard loud noises from the first floor, according to borough police. About 10 minutes later, a man forced open the resident's bedroom door. Police said the two men then fled in a dark-colored vehicle and the resident was able to get a description of the two. One was described as a 6-foot-tall black man with an “athletic” build, wearing a gray hoodie and dark-colored pants, police said. A mask partially covered his face. The other was described only as a black man. Jewelry was taken, police reported. Bergenfield police asked anyone who …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Woman confronts would-be burglars after hearing doorbell ring.
BERGENFIELD -- A man broke in the door of a home on Surrey Lane when the resident went to see who was ringing her doorbell late last Wednesday, according to police. The resident told officers she heard someone ringing the doorbell several times before midnight April 11, police said in a statement. When she went to see who was there, one would-be burglar broke in the front door and partially entered the home before taking off with another man. Police said the resident saw the pair flee in a gray or silver SUV or station wagon, turn left on New Bridge Road, then head east toward the Teaneck-Englewood area. The two are described as black males, both in their late teens or early 20s. One with short dark hair and a red hooded sweatshirt, and…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
William Escobar opens up with Patch about the burglary
For nine years William Escobar and his brother Hugo have owned What's Cooking on Main Street in New Milford. For nine years, they have arrived to work every morning greeted by the friendly and familiar faces of local people who regularly frequent their restaurant. Until Sunday morning when they were greeted by a smashed front door and the discovery that money had been stolen. "It was a regular customer who was driving by the restaurant at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning who first noticed that the door was smashed open and called New Milford Police," Escobar told Patch. "The customer was passing by just as my brother Hugo was coming in to open the store," he said. Escobar reported that burglars gained access to the restaurant by smashing all of…