Press Release-Carluccio

Cedar Grove Police Department
Press Release
Alert From Resident’s Home Surveillance System Leads to
Arrest of  Bloomfield Man on Burglary Charge

Date:  July 8, 2015
     On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, police arrested 27 year-old John J. Carluccio of Bloomfield on a charge that he burglarized a Ridge Road home.  The incidents leading to Carluccio’s arrest began at 2:01 a.m. when police received a 9-1-1 report of a burglary in progress at the residence.  The homeowner, who was away on vacation, received an alert from a motion activated interior camera and observed a subject, subsequently identified as Carluccio, in the bedroom rummaging through a closet and dressers.  Upon arrival, police located and detained the defendant in the home without incident.  Investigation revealed Carluccio had removed a ground floor window air conditioner in order to make entry.  It was also determined that Carluccio was an acquaintance of the homeowner’s adult son and was aware the homeowner was away prior to committing the burglary.  The defendant was processed on the charge at police headquarters and later released pending a Superior Court Arraignment in Newark on July 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  Ptl. Raymond Cassella, Ptl. John Smigelsky, Ptl. Nicole O’Halloran, Lt. John Kennedy were the investigating officers.
The Cedar Grove Police Department requests that the public report all suspicious activity observed, as it occurs. The police department telephone number is 973-239-4100 and in case of emergency 9-1-1.  All reports are investigated and all assistance is appreciated.

All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty.