Sunday, January 27, 2013
Morristown Police report recent 'string of burglaries' in different parts of town.
The Morristown Police Department asks residents to be alert after a string of burglaries have recently been reported in different parts of town. "The Bureau of Police are working diligently with citizens and neighborhood associations in order to investigate these reports," according to a Nixle.com release. "We are asking for the public's assistance. We understand that less time is spent outdoors this time of year, but residents are asked to maintain awareness within their neighborhoods. Please report all suspicious activity or people to the police immediately." Basic crime prevention methods should be used at all times, the release states, including "ensuring all doors and windows are secured and locked, keeping exterior or motion-sensing …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Reputed James Bond Gang members caught after alleged Connecticut burglary, Morris County incidents still under investigation, prosecutor says.
A team of investigators arrested five members of a burglary crew suspected of targeting high-end homes across North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, just as the thieves were trying to crack open a stolen safe at a Bergen County garage late Thursday, authorities said. Five Englewood men were charged after investigators learned they had burglarized a home in a wealthy section of Greenwich, Conn., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday. Items taken from the home, including the safe, were seized in the bust, along with burglary tools. Several of the men have lengthy criminal histories, some with links to the James Bond Gang, a high-end burglary syndicate rooted in Teaneck and Englewood. "I have taken the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Masked thieves continue to target wealthy neighborhoods, use electronics to avoid detection.
A sophisticated gang of thieves are continuing to carefully select unoccupied homes in wealthy neighborhoods and plot quick escape routes often to the nearest highway, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. According to a statement released Friday by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi, the crew has targeted high-end homes in quiet neighborhoods, often on a cul-de-sac and along the interstate corridors for a quick getaway. The crew, which has been compared to the infamous James Bond Gang, has used luxury rental vehicles to blend into the communities, Bianchi said. The thieves are believed to be responsible for burglaries in Boonton Township, Chatham, Chester, Hanover, Harding, Kinnelon, Long Hill, Mendham, Montville, Morris …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Current band of thieves burglarizing North Jersey homes follow same pattern as infamous group.
They've been caught on a home security video wearing masks breaking into a Chatham residence and an apparent getaway car—a silver Porsche with New York license plates—was spotted in Parsippany last week. But the band of thieves who are believed to be responsible for numerous high-end residential burglaries throughout North Jersey, including in Morris and Somerset counties, continue to elude authorities. The burglary ring shares similar characteristics to the James Bond Gang, the band of thieves known for their exotic getaway cars and sophisticated style. However, the current thieves are not believed to be part of the infamous group. Authorities from several municipalities where the thieves have struck met this week with members of the …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association names him Prosecutor of the Year.
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi will be named "Prosecutor of the Year" by the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the group's 42nd Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City. The conference continues through Friday. According to the association, Bianchi was picked because of his "significant overhaul of the investigative mission of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office." It notes Bianchi, who was appointed to the prosecutor post in 2007, created his office's Intelligence Crime Task Force, under the same command structure as its Special Enforcement Unit. The association also credits Bianchi for credting the Burglary Crime Task Force. "When …