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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ALLEGED BON JOVI BURGLAR BUSTED AGAIN

nick-tracy1A former Red Bank man already facing charges for allegedly breaking into Bon Jovi’s mansion and other Navesink homes was arrested again Wednesday in Ocean County for a home burglary, the Asbury Park Press reports.

The newspaper reports that Nick Tracy, right, 21, of Beachwood was arrested after a brief chase following a daylight burglary of a Toms River home.

redbankgreen readers may recall Tracy as the guy who drove around Red Bank with a large bust of Napoleon Bonaparte seat-belted into the passenger seat of his car last March, shortly before his bust in the Middletown case.

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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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COPS SAY M’TOWN BURGLAR NETTED $500,000

nick-tracy1An alleged 21-year-old burglar bagged more than $500,000 worth of jewelry from four homes along ritzy Navesink River Road in the last two months, Middletown police said Thursday.

Nicholas Tracy — who was recently featured on redbankgreen for driving around Red Bank with a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte in the front seat of his car — was caught in the act Wednesday when officers responding to a residential alarm found him hiding in third-floor bathroom, police said in a press release.

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