Toms River Police Searching for Burglar Who Stole Laptop, Jewelry

Home on Mulberry Place burglarized of jewelry, laptop

Toms River Police are looking for a man believed to have stolen jewelry and a laptop in a Saturday afternoon burglary.

Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said a Mulberry Place home was burglarized through an unlocked first floor bedroom window sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 15. The home, off of  was vacant at the time.

Mastronardy said the resident found several items taken: a Hewlet-Packard laptop computer and jewelry.

Toms River Police Officer Ryan Quinn is investigating the burglary, where a neighbor reported a suspicious male in the area.

Police are looking for a 40 year-old man, balding, with gray hair, weighing about 230 lbs. and 5'7". He was wearing a silver track suit, police said.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Captain Bruce Burgess at 732-349-1505 ext. 200.

Mastronardy confirmed another burglary took place over the weekend, sometime Saturday in the Holiday City Silverton section of Toms River.

A resident reported to Toms River Patch that multiple police units near Newport Place were investigating a burglary, responding to the area before 6 p.m. Sept. 15.

Anyone with information can call police headquarters at 732-349-0150.

Mark Smith September 17, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Just one other one over the weekend!
bojangles September 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Winteringham Village is a stones throw away from Mulberry Pl. The 40 ish yom discribed here sounds alot like a gentleman who walks the neighborhood for almost 15 years.. As kids we used to call him "Mr American Man" because he used to wear all out american flag track suits. Its crazy Toms Rivers burg statistics trump Asbury and Neptune. Citizens on patrol works, they have plenty of patrol cars in TR to put on the street. Presence is key.
So Much to Say September 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM
What moron doesn't secure $50K in jewlery? I guess one on Mulberry Place. To get at my jewelery etc you'll need dynamite to open my vault.
tom jones September 18, 2012 at 12:17 AM
dover police make me laugh, they abuse their power and think they are judge and jury all in one. stop bothering the little guy because you dont like the way he looks or lives and find a thief or stop a crime, They should also leave their cars at the station and stop wasting tax payers money, not to mention wear and tear. I see 15 cars parke in silverton alone, let alone 20 state police also. silverton is the new cop land
Common sense September 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
If you have 50k worth of jewelry at home, you do not leave windows unlocked ! Hope you have it insured !
So Much to Say September 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Dover police are in Morris County. If you havent known Dover doesn't exist anymore and hasn't for over 5 years, I'm guessing you don't have a clue about what our police do here in TR.
trgirl September 18, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Whoa! Sounds like someone has had a few run-ins with the local P.D., hmm?
. September 18, 2012 at 03:35 AM
....and why would anyone leave a window unlocked these days?
Catherine Galioto (Editor) September 18, 2012 at 05:46 AM
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy called to correct his previous statement, saying the amount of jewelry was not $50,000, but $500 or $5,000. He is double checking which, but in the meantime the dollar amount was removed from the story.
Sue September 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM
"The home, off of was vacant at the time." Please fill in the blank.
Martin September 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Yes, cars -- but no, not enough manpower. TR PD is understaffed. Ask mayor and council to fund more hiring -- to replace all those who recently retired. State police cars are in front of homes of state cops who live there. Stop being paranoid.
bojangles September 20, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Martin is 100% correct, most troopers sgts and special units have take home vechs and alot live in that area. 15 trpd units parked in silverton, i highly doubt it. That post in town, though i wont disclose how many, doesnt have 15 units in it. There are plenty of citizens willing to strap into a patrol car and drive around for free. Id do it!
mark smith September 21, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Wow Barney misquoted a figure, surprise, surprise. surprise. By the way this will always be Dover Township. It cost a small fortune to make a name change after a bunch of transplants dumber then stumps got confused and asked for a name change.


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