UPDATE: Berkeley Police Investigating String of Burglaries in Holiday City

Some Westbrook Drive residents came home to an unpleasant surprise recently when they returned to find their homes had been burglarized, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

Homeowners on the street in Holiday City reported on Nov. 25 that their homes were forcibly entered while they were out, the chief said.

Jewelry and cash were taken during the incidents, DiMichele said.

Patrolmen Jonathan Mulvihill and Michael Tier and Detective Scott Stoker are investigating. They were assisted by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department and Criminal Investigations Unit assisted, the chief said.
Keeping whats mine December 03, 2013 at 12:08 PM
More scumbags getting drug money.
Joyce Twerdak December 05, 2013 at 06:20 AM
So sad that now these thieves have resorted to preying on the elderly. Such easy targets and being that these senior developments are private I don't believe they're patrolled by law enforcement unless called. So neighbors...keep your eyes open..if you see something out of the ordinary make the call...it could be you one day. How would they like it if someone robbed their mom & dad or their grandparents. They have sunk to the lowest of low.
grace December 05, 2013 at 09:33 AM
where is the security for these folks..sickens me that us honest people have to buy security cameras alarms etc. i say if you get caught stealing etc you have to deposit money into a fund to get the victims security systems...
JerseyVet December 05, 2013 at 11:59 AM
I seen a lot of police patrolling in all areas, for sometime now. It makes you wonder if the new residents that have guests living here might be the problem. More and more residents are allowing family members live with them do to bad economic times. Don't be surprised that finally the neighborhood watch people start doing there jobs, instead of pointing fingers at each other. Saying he said she said. Over the years I have cought 2 people robbing homes, and all you have to do is call the police. You need to make friends with your neighbors and watch each others backs. If you go away have someone pick up that Thursdays paper or other papers. Observe strange vehicles in the area. I realize busy streets it is hard to observe, but if you have a gut check tell someone.
proud December 05, 2013 at 05:02 PM
And Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Keeping whats mine December 06, 2013 at 04:01 PM
I thought Ashley stopped stealing
JerseyVet December 07, 2013 at 02:27 AM
This is not about politics. The situation is only going to get worse before it gets better.
Lakeland63 December 07, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Every homeowners association should provide vehicle identification stickers free for the number of registered residents/vehicles. They should be placed on the same place for each car. Rear drivers side window. This would allow residents, neighborhood watch, and the police to take a fast glance and identify a car that belongs in the neighborhood.
grace December 07, 2013 at 03:01 PM
i say why not @ lakeland!
Dee December 07, 2013 at 05:05 PM
This neighborhood, Joyce Twerdak is PUBLIC, not private. Roads are patrolled by police on a regular basis. It is an incorrect assumption that senior complexes are all private. More and more underage renters, multi-gen households...we have an alarm that I use even when I leave for walking in the neighborhood. I have spoken to the police about my concerns and they said it is a big problem that they can not keep up with all the things going on. Homeowners associations do not have enough funds to address all the infractions as they are having to address Sandy damage and bring our resources back to health. To bring in more funds would require a monthly increase in dues and this crowd goes berserk when an increase is even discussed. Its a problem that a previous poster wrote is going to get worse as it is about drug money, plain and simple. Selling gold is easy on rt 37.
grace December 07, 2013 at 06:04 PM
for sure @ dee!! now with the home invasion stuff it is frightening for anyone living alone especially elderly


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