Caldwell Detective Sergeant Brad Palatucci's Investigation Leads to Arrest of Anna Maurer for 2013 Burglary
CALDWELL, NJ - On Friday afternoon, Caldwell Police Chief James H. Bongiorno announced that Detective Sergeant Brad Palatucci's investigation of a December 3, 2013 burglary led to the arrest of Anna Maurer, 53, of Cranford.
Mauer ended up being charged on Monday with the burglary of a residence on Jackson Place, Caldwell. In addition, Mauer was also charged with theft and criminal mischief for damage done to the residence.
According to Palatucci, the crime was random. It appears Mauer gained entry to the home through a front window and she reportedly went on to steal cash and jewelry. The criminal mischief charges arose from damage which was done to furniture inside the home and to the window. Mauer had previously been arrested in Essex Fells for burglary.
Maurer was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in the Essex County Superior Court.
Updated: 11:27pm Tuesday
Bloomfield Avenue was opened as of 11:25pm; Claremont Avenue between Valley Road and Noth Mountain Avenue remains closed.
VERONA, NJ - The Verona Police and Verona Fire Department arrived at the scene of Bloomfield Avenue and Sunset Avenue at about 5:35pm after a manhole cover apparently exploded. Bloomfield Avenue was closed for the rest of the evening from Pompton Avenue to Valley Road in Montclair.
PSEG arrived by about 6:15pm to take meter readings at every manhole in the area. Additionally, gas measurements were taken at area building locations.
On Sunday night, West Essex Now reported that PSEG was near that intersection at about 8:40pm, checking on a possible gas leak at a building at 25 Pompton Avenue. The area was investigated and then deemed safe.
A West Essex Now reader was on the scene as it occurred and described the pandemonium the drivers at the intersection experienced:
"We were just driving by Claremont Avenue on Bloomfield Ave
Darlene Rizio Sgarlato works in the area and recalled the loud explosion let off smoke right afterwards.
"You should have heard the noise!" commented Sgarlato.
John Paul Foley, of Roseland, was in the area at about 9:07pm.
"It smelled, something was still smoldering.