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Police Report Several Home Burglaries in Manalapan

There have been three home break-ins within six days.

There have been several recent home break-ins and burglaries, according to the Manalapan Police Department.

Manalapan police responded to a residence on Blenheim Road shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 in reference to a burglary. Upon investigation, police discovered that various items valued at $20,200 were taken from the home. Police found no signs of forced entry.

Stolen items included jewelry, large screen television, expensive sneakers, and watches. The homeowner, a 26-year-old woman, told police that the burglary took place between 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Ptl. Jason Vigenault responded to a Genesis Street home on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for a burglary report. The homeowner, a 51-year-old woman, told the patrolman that her home had been burglarized at some point between 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to police, the perpetrators cut the screen of a front window and opened the window. A notebook computer was stolen from the home which was valued at $398. The computer was owned by a friend of the resident who lives in Oceanport.

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On Monday, Sept. 24 a Manalapan homeowner came home to find a burglar in the house. The unknown individual left the Monterey Lane home through a rear door as the homeowner entered the home, according to Manalapan Police Capt. Michael Fountain.

Marlboro Police K-9 unit was dispatched to help track down the perpetrator who fled the scene on foot. A second individual may have left the home in a white, 4-door Honda, but police are not certain that this vehicle is connected with the break-in.

Anyone with information on these burglaries is encouraged to contact the Manalapan Police Department at 732-446-4300.

Joey123 October 02, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Perhaps the township committee can let the police department get just a little smaller. Through attrition they've cut our police department by over 15 officers, typically only four patrolling 30 square miles. They are running from call to call, not patrolling your neighborhood. All this while paying 5 figure overtime bills to maintain that four officer minimum. Do not vote incumbent, they have failed us miserably.

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