BON JOVI BURGLAR GETS FIVE YEARS

By JOHN T. WARD

An Ocean County man who last month admitting burglarizing the Navesink mansion of Jon Bon Jovi  was sentenced to five years in state prison Friday, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced.

Nick Tracy, 22, of Beachwood, pleaded guilty in state Superior Court in Freehold on September 5 to a monthlong break-in spree that netted him $300,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables from the home of the pop rocker and other well-heeled residents of the Middletown neighborhood.

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BON JOVI BURGLAR PLEADS GUILTY

Bon Jovi’s mansion on the Middletown side of the Navesink was one of the homes entered in the 2011 burglary spree, authorities said.  (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An Ocean County man faces up to five years in state prison following his guilty plea to breaking into a number of Middletown homes, including the riverfront mansion belonging to pop star Jon Bon Jovi, the Monmouth County Prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Nick Tracy, 22, right, pleaded guilty to swiping more than $300,000 worth of jewelry and other valuables in a series of break-ins over the course of one month in the spring of 2011, according to an announcement by the prosecutor’s office.

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SPREE BURGLAR HITS RIVER PLAZA HOMES


The River Plaza section of Middletown was the scene of what appears to be a spree of break-ins by a suspect who stole a resident’s car early Thursday and is still on the loose.

A reader sent redbankgreen this account Thursday evening. We’ve removed the house numbers:

Last night at 3:30 am a resident surprised a burglar in his house at XX Hubbard Ave. He scared the intruder off and called the police.

Then a house 4 doors down the street was visited and stuff was stolen on the back porch. The burglar then went to our neighbors at XX Hubbard Ave. The car and house keys were stolen and the back door on the porch was propped open.

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HOMEOWNER GRABS ALLEGED CAR BURGLAR

call-in-the-authoritiesWell, in this case, the authorities were called… but only after a homeowner found himself in a tussle with an alleged car burglar.

Middletown police report that they arrested a Lincroft man early Wednesday morning after a report of an alercation between a purported thief and a resident of a nearby home.

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COPS: JEWELRY THIEF HIT BON JOVI MANSION

bon-jovi-house-2008A gate to the Bon Jovi mansion, as seen in 2008. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Turns out the 21-year-old accused of burglarizing four Navesink River Road homes over the last month got into rocker Bon Jovi’s Navesink estate.

Nicholas Tracy, who also featured on redbankgreen last month when he was spotted driving around with a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte, hit the Bon Jovi 15-acre, Navesink River estate on April 3, Detective Lieutenant Steve Dollinger confirmed.

Tracy’s alleged crimes took place over a month, and included stealing jewelry and watches from four homes, Dollinger said.

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