Burglary Arrest in Hopatcong
DATE: 09/25/14 CASE:14-11103
LOCATION: Bonaparte Point Drive
STRUCTURE ENTERED: Home
FORCED ENTRY: No
STRUCTURE LOCKED: Yes
CRIME WITH BURGLARY: Theft
IF THEFT WHAT AND VALUE: Diamonds and a check
NAME OF ACCUSED: Wallace Krake
ADDRESS OF ACCUSED: Vail Road Landing NJ
AGE OF ACCUSED: 36
ANY RESISTANCE: No
CHARGES: Two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and one count of forgery
WAS BAIL SOUGHT: No
OFFICER INVESTIGATING: Ptl. Kern, Det. Sutphen
ANY OTHER INFORMATION: Officers responded to a home on Bonaparte Point Drive for a reported burglary. The victim stated that a check that she didn’t write was cashed and it made her account overdrawn. She then noticed Jewelry was missing. Neighbors of the victim previously saw the victim’s handyman enter her home. The handyman was Wallace Krake who had a key to the home. He was not scheduled to do any work. Detective Sutphen interviewed Krake. It was found that Krake took the check and made it out to cash for $200.00. He also took diamonds from the victim’s bedroom dresser. Krake agreed to return the diamonds. He was processed, charged and later released.
Everyone homeowner should think like a burglar and try to enter their home. Can you get in? How about that ladder you put next to your house so the burglar can use it to get to your unlocked upstairs windows? Now go inside and find your valuables. Is your jewelry, cash, birth certificate, passport etc. where every criminal will look? IE: Your bedroom drawers. Why not put it someplace where someone looking to get in, steal your stuff and get out quickly won’t think of looking? The Jewelry box and all dressers in the home are the first places they look. If you really want to mess with a burglar, go ahead and put a whole load of nice fake jewelry on your dresser. The criminal will think he/she just scored big time. They might even stop looking now that they got something they think is good. Okay, go hide your valuables before you are sidetracked by Facebook.
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