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Residential Burglaries Continue in Sparta

Cheyenne Trail home's front door kicked in, jewelry stolen in latest of 18 break-ins this year.

Sparta Police said a Cheyenne Trail home was broken into on Tuesday night, less than two weeks after another burglary occurred on Glen Road.

According to police, the Cheyenne Trail burglary occurred sometime between 6 and 10 p.m. when the homeowner was out. Jewelry was stolen and several rooms were ransacked, police said.

Entry was gained into the home by kicking in the locked front door, police said.

Police said the amount of jewelry stolen is unknown, and the homeowner is still inventorying her valuables. Det. Sgt. John Schanstra and Det. Terrence Mulligan are currently investigating the incident, police said.

Less than two weeks ago, another home was broken into on Sept. 21 on Glen Road where both jewelry and electronics were stolen from one bedroom, police said.

Officers responded to the burglary at 5:05 p.m. that Friday evening, and found entry was also gained through the locked front door, police said.

The value of the stolen items are not being released at this time, police said.

These incidents are among 18 burglaries that have occurred in Sparta this year, police said.

Police have made arrests in nine of the burglaries and continue to investigate the other incidents. Police said additional arrests are anticipated.

Most of the burglaries are not connected and were committed by different individuals and groups, police said. The incidents occurred throughout the town and have not been focused on a particular neighborhood, police said.

Sparta Police urge residents to stay vigilant and be alert as to who is walking in the neighborhood or parked on residential streets.

Police said to call 911 immediately if you see or hear anything suspicious.

If you have any information on any of the incidents, call the Sparta Police Detective Bureau at 973-729-3017. Your identity will be kept confidential.

Scott October 04, 2012 at 09:57 AM
Same thing happening in Morristown

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