Beachwood Man Pleads Guilty to Bon Jovi Burglary, Faces Five Years in Prison

Nicholas Tracy, 22, admitted to breaking into Jon Bon Jovi's home in Middletown and stealing jewelry.


A Beachwood man pleaded guilty today to committing a series of residential burglaries in Middletown that resulted in the loss of more than $300,000 in jewelry and other personal items, Acting Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a press release.

Nicholas Tracy, 22, appeared before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Reisner and entered pleas of guilty to charges related to each burglary which included, among other residences, Jon Bon Jovi's home.

Specifically, Tracy pleaded guilty to three counts of theft,  a second-degree crime, and count of burglary, a third-degree crime.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Tracy is to be sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison. Judge Reisner has scheduled sentencing for October 12, 2012.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Middletown Police Department involving a series of residential burglaries in the Navesink River Road area that occurred on March 14, April 1, and April 3 of 2011.

In each incident, entry was made into the homes and a significant amount of personal property was taken, mostly in the form of jewelry.

On April 13, 2011, the Middletown Police responded to yet another report of a burglary and located Tracy in the residence in the midst of committing the crime. Tracy was arrested and further investigation led to the recovery of some of the stolen property.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Sean J. Brennan. Mr. Tracy is represented by James Gerrow, Jr., Esq. of Hainesport.

stuffin September 05, 2012 at 08:31 PM
5 years is not long enough to keep this person away from his next burglary, which could be my house. House burglary is towards the bottom of the slimy criminal ladder.
Keeping whats mine September 05, 2012 at 09:09 PM
They say 5 years. We all know its not gonna be that long. Look at all Massa did and she got 5 years. Not gonna happen
Kathy Racioppi September 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
He is the person who robbed my home too of all my personal jewelry, I live in Lacey Twp. Many items were heirlooms and my heart is broken. He had been watching my house probably for quite some time and knew when it was vacant. He left no evidence but police found some of my less valuable jewelry in his home. I have no recourse. Five years is not enough.


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