Two Residential Burlgaries in Manalapan Last Week

$31,600 worth of valuables were stolen from one home.

Manalapan police have reported jewelery thefts from two homes last week. These thefts are coming on the heels of two other home burglaries involving jewelry; over $9,600 worth of jewelry was taken from those homes. Last week's thefts involved even more valuable items.

Jewelry and a safe, with a total value of $31,600, were stolen from a Quail Court home on Dec. 11, according to the Manalapan Police Department. At some point between 5:35 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. an individual entered the home and removed a jewelry box and the safe.

The homeowner, a 34-year-old woman, contacted the police at around 8:45 p.m. and Ptl. Adam Sosnowski investigated the incident. Detective Leonard Maltese processed the scene and is currently investigating the burglary.

Another residential burglary occurred on Kingswood Way on Dec. 13. Ptl. Joseph DeFilippis arrived at the home where the homeowner, a 57-year-old woman, reported that her house had been illegally entered and a variety of jewelry was stolen. The value of the jewelry is not yet known. 

Police suspect that the burglar entered the house by possibly forcing open a window or a rear door using a pry tool. The items were taken some time between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., according to police. This burglary is also currently under investigation by the Manalapan Police Department.

If anyone has any information regarding these thefts please contact the police at 732-446-4300.

GIA HUTT December 20, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Get an alarm system installed and USE it! I live in Manalapan,it is no longer the place I moved to 22 years ago,when I left my door open,and it was safe. Drug use in our area is rampant heroin has made a huge comeback,these are mostly kids stealing to feed their habit. My daughter just told me yet another one of her Manalapan High friends when she was a JR. died two days ago from a heroin overdose,YET another...
Karenk December 20, 2012 at 09:18 PM
This town needs to do something soon. I don't see us living here much longer. Seems the police dot care and only want to ticket people. This is a disgrace.
Karenk December 20, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Attention police- we pay your salaries. Take care of your citizens and drive ariund the neighborhoods once in a while so these thrives are hesitant to break in. They are watching our homes when YOU should be
Ron White December 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Out of line, Our Twp police do a great job. Lock your doors, and get an alarm. Things change. There are far more people here now than 22 years ago. More people = more problems. They also do drive through neighborhoods and IMHO don't ticket bad drivers enough!
Karenk December 20, 2012 at 11:13 PM
They don't ticket bad drivers usin cellphones and driving Around town using their smartphones. Thats true Police sit and wait for you to cutoff traffic to get off the shoulder or drive through a yellow/red light in Taylor's mills. I can't be the only who thinks they should be patrolling. Maybe they do in your area but I never see one in my development. I was actually told by an officer that there are only 4 on duty officers at onetime. This is a large town. Could that be true ?
Ken Scara January 10, 2013 at 02:32 AM
Please contact me as I live in Manalapan and work for ADT if you are interested in an alarm. Ken 732-346-6266
Ron White January 10, 2013 at 03:02 AM
Ken, What has ADT done to fix the smash and crash issue?
Ken Scara January 10, 2013 at 04:14 AM
CCTV Systems and Burglar Alarm installations. An alarm system helps limit the time the burglar has in the home.
Ron White January 10, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Ken Scara January 10, 2013 at 04:51 AM
Smash and crash or hit and run are very hard to prevent. But by installing Security equipment it will help prevent burglaries. With the CCTV System it will help sometimes to identify the culprits.
marcia January 16, 2013 at 04:38 PM
I have an alarm system but my 2 very large aggressive barking dogs work much better than my alarm system!
Ken Scara January 16, 2013 at 04:47 PM
A thief walks in with a steak and the dog becomes his best friend. Alarms are better than dogs.
marcia January 16, 2013 at 04:53 PM
The thief SEES and HEARS my dogs and goes somewhere else! Why bother using a STEAK?!
Ken Scara January 16, 2013 at 05:20 PM
You would think so but that's not always the case. So you have seen the thiefs leave. I have seen it all when it comes to burglaries. In this day and age protect your property the best way you think is feasible, it's bad out there and getting worse. Stay safe Marcia
marcia January 16, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Thanks, totally agree, I built my home over 22 years ago and just last week the house around the corner in the cul-de-sac was burglarized. I was home at the time and the police were searching for the suspect across the street from my home under my neighbor's deck. My dogs did alert me and so did my neighbors and their dogs. Good luck to you.


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