| 22 Feb 2012 | 07:47

    Three township men have been charged with burglary and theft for a string of car burglaries that occurred on the evening of July 31 into the morning of Aug. 1, 2008. David Rimmer, an 18-year-old Vernon resident, was arrested on Dec. 13, 2008 and Jamie Creamer, an 18-year-old Vernon resident, was arrested on Dec. 30, 2008. Matthew Longo, an 18-year-old North Carolina resident, has been charged and arrangements are being made to have him turn himself in. The arrests were made after new information was developed into the 12 vehicle burglaries that were reported on Aug. 1 on Cedar Terrace, Pueblo Trail, Palomino Trail, Hearthstone Drive, Edsal Drive and on VanBlarcom Court. The unlocked vehicles were entered and property was taken, including cell phones, a BlackBerry, radar detector, cash, credit cards, satellite radio and other miscellaneous property. Just one radar detector has been recovered so far. Both Rimmer and Creamer were released on their own recognizance, pending a court appearance. Det. Jemick and Ptl. Dan Young conducted the investigation. Vernon Police are investigating a suspicious fire that was reported at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30. A summer home on Anawa Road in the Highland Lakes section of the township was unoccupied at the time of the fire and was reported by a neighbor. The home sustained significant damage. The Highland Lakes Fire Department responded quickly and extinguished the fire, thereby saving the structure. The fire has been ruled suspicious after finding that unknown persons forcibly entered the home between Dec. 15 and Dec. 3o. Police are asking anyone with information about this fire or who had seen anything suspicious to contact the Vernon Police Detective Bureau at 973-764-6155. The Vernon Police. NJ State Police Arson Unit and The Sussex County Prosecutors Office are investigating the fire. The Vernon Fire Inspector and the County Fire Marshall conducted the initial investigation.