Entry Gained Through Window in Alleged Home Invasion

Residents report hearing noise coming from their bedroom at about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The owners of an Ambassador Drive residence reported an attempted home invasion early Monday morning, according to .

The residents said they were watching television at about 3:30 a.m. when they heard a noise come from their bedroom, Det./Sgt. Al Strumolo said.

Strumolo said the homeowners reported that entry was gained into the bedroom through an open window and there was no forced entry into the residence.

The residents reported seeing a man running down the street after they heard the noise, Strumolo said. He also said a silver briefcase may have been taken.

Authorities have made several arrests stemming from a string of burglaries in town .

Two Hackensack men  in early June after they allegedly broke into a home on Fairfield Road and led police on a foot chase. 

Little Falls Police charged Ronald Catti with burglary late last month after Wayne Police say they observed him break into a home. He in a children’s playhouse in Wayne after he attempted to flee from police. Two women  in mid-June after they allegedly broke into an abandoned home on Brookside Road.

All five arrests stemmed from residents calling police.

A resident who lives nearby said she was unaware of the incident and that she would now lock her door and windows.

Police encourage residents to call them at 973-633-3528 with any information regarding the alleged incident on Ambassador Drive.

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Daniel Hubbard July 31, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Emanon July 31, 2012 at 02:09 AM
How about installing some Infrared cameras in areas of Wayne where home invasion crimes appear to be highest......and capture some ot the "REAL" criminals instead of innocent citizens getting caught going through a yellow light. Placing the cameras in high crime areas may actually be dangerous for the police, and they may get killed trying to arrest the criminals.....that is why the cameras will only be used at traffic lights , where the revenue generated is huge and danger to the police is minimal. Cameras in high crime areas could take away from Dunkin' Donut time and the risk of a cop getting killed trying to arrest a real criminal is HUGE! That is why this will never be done!
Nose Wayne July 31, 2012 at 03:14 AM
People need to be aware that this is not 1960 anymore. Leaving your windows and doors open are not the norm anymore. It's been in the papers,Channel 77 the Wayne Channel, and Wayne Police even had every law enforcement agency at a meeting at Wayne Valley. Wayne Township is 27 square miles. Accidents,Ambulance calls,Fires,Burglar alarms etc. keep our police busy 24/7. Residents need to be aware of there surroundings. If you hear or see something out of the ordinary, call the police !!!!!!!!!
eyes wide shut July 31, 2012 at 03:04 PM
@Emanon; What area's would you consider HIGH crime areas? Is there a specific area or area's? As for the Dunkin Donut comment, your way off base..ALL our law enforcement people do an outstanding job. Crime happens EVERYWHERE
stephen August 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
hey wayne resident, no, they just decided to put it in wayne patch for no apparant reason. you obviously have issues with class. not everyone is a rich successful businessman or woman. My elderly grandmother lives in the Finns mobile home park and its a great environment for her and many others. Show some respect with your comments.


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