Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Man seen acting suspiciously outside home with window air conditioner in Morris Township.
Police may have gotten their first glimpse of the so-called "AC Bandit" over the weekend. According to Morris Township Police Capt. Rich Ferrone, Officer Victor Gallardo on Saturday was patrolling Burnham Road—where one of the burglaries occurred earlier this month—when he saw a male walking down a driveway close to a window air conditioning unit, which fit the pattern of four recent break-ins in Morris Township by the "AC Bandit." The individual, described as black male in his 20s or 30s, fled before Gallardo drove up to the house to confront him at about 2:15 p.m., Ferrone said. Ferrone said when Gallardo initially saw the male, he turned around to go back to the house, but by the time he got there the individual had escaped. When the …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Police say burglar who has struck four Morris Township homes likely responsible for Elm Street break-in last week.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
The so-called "AC Bandit" who police say has pushed in window air conditioners to burglarize four Morris Township homes over the past two months, may have struck a Madison residence last week. A window air conditioner was pushed in at an Elm Street residence last Monday and a laptop computer, iPad, sneakers and a T-shirt were reported stolen, according to NJ.com. The incident fits the pattern of four recent burglaries in the Washington Valley section of Morris Township. Since June 11, the "AC Bandit" has hit Morris Township homes on Gaston Road, Whitehead Road, Picatinny Road and most recently last Sunday—the day before the Madison incident—on Burnham Road, police said. Jewelry and electronics were reported stolen from three of the homes, …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Police meet with residents of the Washington Valley section of the township following fourth burglary in the neighborhood since June.
Dozens of concerned residents attended a meeting on Tuesday night to hear the latest from the Morris Township Police Department about the recent string of burglaries in the Washington Valley section of the township. While the so-called "AC Bandit"—who has been breaking into homes since June by pushing in air conditioners on the first floor—remains on the loose, Acting Chief John McGuinness and Patrolman Steve Summerer told the 50 residents that showed up to the meeting at the Washington Valley Schoolhouse to keep a lookout for suspicious activity and always call the police if they see anything. "You are our best eyes and ears of the police department," McGuinness told the Washington Valley residents. "If you do see something unusual and …