Update: Several Store Windows Smashed on Speedwell

Majority of broken windows were between Early and Flagler streets, according to police.

Morristown Police are investigating why several Speedwell Avenue storefront windows were smashed last weekend.

Officer Joseph Heuneman responded Saturday morning to Speedwell Wine and Liquor, whose owner said he had arrived at his business at 8 a.m. to find his front window smashed. The owner of the liquor store said no rock or any other object that could have been used to break the window had been found, according to the officer's report.

The owner said he had closed his business at 11 p.m. Friday, meaning the incident would have happened sometime between then and 8 a.m. Saturday. He also told the officer an alarm was set, but he had received no phone calls from his alarm company, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Heuneman noticed several storefront windows from Early Street to Flagler Street had also been smashed in a similar fashion. He spoke to one nearby store owner whose windows had not been broken, who advised the officer their security cameras may have been pointed toward the sidewalk. Heuneman then advised that store's owner to contact the police department for follow-up.

By early Thursday evening, the liquor store's windows had been fixed, as had any others the officer had noticed. One store, Peluqueria Hispana, still had cracks in its windows. It was unknown whether these cracks had been from the apparent weekend spree.

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, they are asked to contact the Morristown Police Department at 973-538-2200.

For questions about this post, email john.dunphy@patch.com.

This story was updated to note only one store in the area cited by the officer had broken windows as of Thursday evening.

Cabron October 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Sounds like that happened right outside the Metro Shop. That place is awfully crowded late at night for a clothes store. I am afraid to walk in there, but I am curious to because they must have some really awesome clothes to be so crowded all the time. Hispanics must get real drunk and decide they need new clothes because people come out of there rip-roaring drunk and shouting all the time...
Jennifer OConnell October 11, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Several store fronts had their windows smashed. Yet, the only one mentioned is a liquor store! That's biased reporting at it's best. We need more fair reporting out of the patch. This is getting frustrating.
Kelly Feldman October 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
You got caught Dunphy. Name all the businesses with broken windows! More open reporting is needed.
JW October 11, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Metro shop had something thrown in their window. That is fact. Go look for yourselves.
Alberto October 11, 2012 at 09:30 PM
JW Almost all the windows on that block were broken. The other business owners got their windows fixed. Metro Shop doesn't care what their store front looks like because they aren't looking for upscale customers.
Melly Motown October 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Ok mr. cabron......really why hispanics?? Come on now it could be anyone ....not just hispanics...omg.....so if this happen on south.st is it hispanics too?? Get over yourself.....im just sayin....
John Dunphy October 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Alberto, I checked that area and the windows for Metro Shop were not broken as of about 6pm Thursday. A nearby store, a hair salon, did have cracked windows. See our update.
Warren Bobrow October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM
there is no Kelly Feldman in Morristown, NJ> Who are you really?
Motown Resident October 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM
Good thing Futbolandia #2 wasn't built or you know this would have been blamed on them...................................
Chris October 12, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Well, that's the Hispanic side of town. If it were on South Street, I would assume that it was the drunk college kids that did it.
Alberto October 12, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Check out my profile pic Dunphy. Taken today. Nice reporting.
Alberto October 12, 2012 at 09:58 PM
With all the people talking about the Metro Shop on Patch, it is amazing you don't even know where it is yet. You are the worst


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