Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department is currently investigating burglaries into three separate homes that occurred on February 16, 2023, believed to have occurred between the hours of 5pm-7pm. Prior to any of the burglaries being reported, a resident observed a suspicious dark colored SUV in the area of Jill Terrace. Officers responded to the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
A short time later a burglary was reported on Henning Drive. In this case the resident was at home when she heard her doorbell ring multiple times. She then could hear movement downstairs in her home. She immediately called 911 and officers responded. Investigation revealed that the home was indeed burglarized by breaking a back window. There were proceeds removed from the home. The homeowner was unharmed in the incident and never saw the suspect(s) in the home.
While on the scene at Henning Drive, officers were dispatched to a residence on Old Sand Road. The resident, who was not home when the burglary occurred, returned to find that unknown actor(s) forced entry to rear of the residence and ransacked a bedroom. It has not yet been fully determined as to the proceeds.
Officer Luca Catania and Special Officer Gia Gagliano then returned to the area of Jill Terrace, where the original suspicious vehicle had been seen earlier and ultimately discovered a burglary on that street. The residents were not home at the time of the incident and returned home to find the officers there. Entry was gained by breaking a glass panel on a rear door. It appears nothing was taken.
At this time the only description is a dark colored SUV. The department is seeking the public’s assistance by asking residents to check surveillance cameras between 5PM-7PM on February 16, 2023 to see if such a vehicle was captured. Any video surveillance can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone has any other information about these or any other crimes, they are encouraged to contact detectives at (973) 227-1400. All information will be kept confidential.
Additionally, everyone is encouraged to immediately contact the Fairfield Police Department, via 973-227-1400 or 911, when they observe any suspicious condition.
As a reminder to all of our homeowners and business owners, if you have cameras, please assure they are in good working condition to protect yourself and help in any type of police investigation.
Issued by: Officer Stacy Chiarolanza (PIO)