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Police Helicopters and K-9 Dogs Respond to a Monty Twp Burglary

By Barbara A. Preston l June 10, 2021

A Nixle Alert to Montgomery residents who live near Cherry Valley Road on the Princeton border informed residents to "please stay inside their houses," while state police helicopters with flashing lights hovered over their homes on Wednesday, beginning around 10:15 pm.

A York Drive home was burglarized while a resident was sleeping on her sofa, Montgomery Police Supervisor Tom Frascella said in a telephone call with The Montgomery News. Police did not catch the burglars, despite the helicopters using infrared heat thermal cameras to scour the area for the two men.

Had the burglars run into the woods of the nearby 400-acre Cherry Brook Preserve, the infrared would have detected them. Police also used K-9 dogs in an attempt to track the burglars, who made off with "undisclosed proceeds," according to a press release issued from the Montgomery Township police at 2:30 pm on Thursday.

Montgomery police also canvassed the neighborhood, going door-to-door.

NJ State Trooper helicopter

Montgomery Township police had responded to the report of a burglary in progress on Wednesday, June 9, at 10:16 pm.

Responding officers made contact with a resident who was home at the time of the incident and reported being awoken by barking dogs, the sound of footsteps, and unfamiliar voices inside the home. The resident activated the house alarm, which caused the actors to flee the scene. The resident reported seeing two males run from the residence.

A search for the males was conducted by Montgomery police, New Jersey State Police Air Support, Hillsborough Police K9, Somerset County Sheriff K9, and Princeton police, with negative results.

The resident reported undisclosed proceeds to be missing.

Police activity in the Yorkshire Woods section of Montgomery Township was cleared around 2:12 am Thursday, according to a Nixle alert.

Police ask that residents in the area review any security camera footage and report any suspicious persons or vehicles that may have been observed by calling 908.359.3222. The investigation is continuing.


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