PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY(CBSNewYork) — Police in Parsippany have made arrests in connection with a series of burglaries that took place there, as well as in East Hanover, Millburn, Middletown, and Denville.
Shortly before 2 p.m. on May 20, Officers responded to an activated burglar alarm at a home on Fox Chase Drive. Upon arrival, the officers noticed that a rear window on the home appeared to have been forced open. No intruders were present in the home, and the homeowner told officers that nothing looked out-of-place.
Later that afternoon Sgt. Allan Griffin and Officers Theodore Anderson and Robert Appel were investigating a disturbance near the intersection of Rt. 46 and Cherry Hill Road. The cops were approached by Ynekia Blanch, 34, of Brick who said that she had been involved in a dispute and was concerned for her safety, police said.
Blanch said that she had been traveling in a grey 2003 GMC Yukon with a white male and a light-skinned black female. It was determined that Blanch had an active warrant out for her arrest, she was taken to police headquarters and interviewed while officers searched for her travel companions.
A safe and a piece of luggage were visible in the group’s vehicle, police said. The Yukon was impounded as evidence and authorities determined that the three individuals had been involved in a burglary and an attempted burglary.
Police located the two other suspects, later identified as Jason Livingston, 37, of Newark and Nadirah Purdie, 31, of Newark, in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn on Rt. 46.
The pair was arrested and transported to police headquarters.
Later that evening, an Oakland Court resident told police that a piece of luggage had been stolen from their home, and that the master bedroom had been ransacked, after someone entered the house by forcing a window open.
Authorities executed a search warrant on the Yukon and discovered proceeds from eight burglaries in East Hanover, Millburn, Middletown, and Denville.
Livingston was charged with multiple counts of burglary and theft, attempted burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of burglar tools, and a single count of receiving stolen property in the second degree. He was being held on $50,000 bail.
Blanch was charged with burglary and theft, conspiracy to commit burglary, attempted burglary, and receiving stolen property in the second degree. She was being held on $30,000 bail.
Purdie was charged with burglary and theft, conspiracy to commit burglary, attempted burglary, and receiving stolen property in the second degree. She was being held on $20,000 bail.
Parisppany Police still have over 125 pieces of jewelry in their possession that have not been linked to other burglaries.
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