A man pleaded guilty today to committing a string of residential burglaries at the home of rocker Bon Jovi, among others in the Navesink section of Middletown, that resulted in the loss of more than $300,000 in jewelry and other personal items, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Nicholas Tracy, 22, of Beachwood, appeared before the Honorable Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. and entered pleas of guilty to charges related to each burglary.
Specifically, Tracy pleaded guilty to three counts of theft, each graded as second-degree crimes, and a count of burglary, a third-degree crime.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the defendant is to be sentenced to five years imprisonment in New Jersey State Prison. Judge Reisner has scheduled sentencing for Oct. 12.
The charges arose from an investigation conducted by the Middletown Police Department involving a series of residential burglaries in the Navesink River Road area, across the Oceanic Bridge from Rumson, that occurred on March 14 April 1 and April 3 of 2011.
In each incident, entry was made into the homes and a significant amount of jewelry and other personal property was taken.
On April 13, 2011, the Middletown police responded to another report of a burglary and located Tracy in the upstairs bathroom of a residence in the midst of committing the crime. Tracy was arrested and further investigation led to the recovery of some of the stolen property.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Sean J. Brennan. Tracy is represented by James Gerrow, Jr., Esq., of Hainesport.