The rash of house burglaries continues in Lacey Township. In the last week, Lacey police have reported another six house burglaries.
Since Sept. 14, there have been 13 house burglaries, all of which occurred in the Forked River section of town. Seven of the 13 homes that were burglarized were forcibly entered.
Lt. James Veltri provided the following information:
A resident of Orlando Drive in Forked River reported that someone stole a bracelet valued at $800 from within the home. There was no forced entry.
A home on Deerhead Lake Drive, Forked River was forcibly entered. The resident reported that collectible coins valued at $100 and $350 in loose change were stolen between the early morning and afternoon hours.
A Sheffield Drive, Forked River resident reported that someone gained entry into his or her home using force. Jewelry valued at $5,000 was stolen during the early evening hours.
A resident of Nautilus Boulevard, Forked River reported a house burglary. Sometime during the mid-afternoon to early evening hours, the house was forcibly entered. The resident reported more than $25,000 worth of jewelry stolen.
Officers responded to a home that was forcibly entered on Kent Drive in Forked River. It was determined that $460 of merchandise was stolen from within the home. The burglary is believed to have happened during the daytime hours.
The lock of a front door on Thropp Road in Forked River was broken and the home was entered. The resident reported that the home was entered sometime during the daytime hours and jewelry was stolen. The value of the stolen items has yet to be determined.