Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Teaneck man ordered held on $500,000 bail
Two alleged members of a Bergen County burglary crew that authorities have said is an offshoot of the notorious "James Bond Gang" pleaded not guilty in Sussex County this week. Leevan Lawrence, 31, of Englewood, Courry Rice, 30, of Hackensack, entered their pleas before Newtown Superior Court Judge N. Peter Conforti, according to the New Jersey Herald. Sparta police arrested both men in February alongside 32-year-old Jerry Montgomery, of Teaneck. The trio faces third-degree theft, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, fourth-degree criminal mischief and third-degree burglary charges. Lawrence was released on $100,000 bail while Montgomery and Rice were held on $500,000 and $200,000 cash only bail respectively. Acting on …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Teaneck and Englewood men face host of charges in Sussex County case.
Three alleged thieves linked to Bergen County's "James Bond Gang" were indicted this week in Sussex County on charges stemming from a burglary in Sparta, the New Jersey Herald reported Thursday. Leevan Lawrence, 31, of Englewood, Courry Rice, 30, of Hackensack, and the crew's purported ringleader, 32-year-old Jerry Montgomery of Teaneck, were charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree theft, third-degree conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, according to the report. "I don't anticipate that we will be making a plea offer," Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller told the newspaper. Montgomery was being held at the Sussex County Jail on $500,000 bail. Rice was ordered held on…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Teaneck man arrested Wednesday was free on bail for similar crimes, authorities say.
SPARTA -- Three members of a Bergen County burglary ring known as the “James Bond Gang” were arrested after they broke into and ransacked a Sparta residence Wednesday, Township Police Sgt. John-Paul Beebe said. The alleged gang is believed to be responsible for dozens of burglaries of high-end homes in Morris and Somerset counties, as well as other parts of the tri-state area. Arrested at the scene were 30-year-old Englewood resident Leevan Lawrence, 29-year-old Courry Rice of Hackensack and the alleged leader of the “James Bond Gang” 31-year-old Teaneck resident, Jerry Montgomery, Beebe said. Beebe said all three arrested individuals were transported to the Sparta Police Department where they were charged with burglary, conspiracy to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Burglars linked to Teaneck and Englewood believed to be behind Northwestern NJ break-ins, report says.
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- Noah Cohen
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A burglary ring with roots in Teaneck and Englewood is believed to be behind dozens of burlgaries over at least a year in wealthy Morris and Somerset Counties, NBCNews.com reported Wednesday. An original group of bandits was dubbed the “James Bond Gang” decades ago for reportedly using a souped-up BMW to escape police. Recent high-end burglaries have been given the 007 moniker. In a recent Chatham Township break-in, the thieves dismantled an alarm system and security cameras before making off with jewelry and an expensive pocketbook, according to a CBS 2 report. The gang was likely responsible for eight of 12 burglaries in wealthy Harding this year, according to a report on newjerseyhills.com. Some of the early James Bond Gang members …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Onetime basketball standout arrested alongside ‘James Bong Gang’ burglars, authorities say.
A former pro basketball player from Englewood arrested after a high-speed police chase last year pleaded not guilty Monday to burglarizing homes in Sparta and Jefferson, NJ.com reported. Sean Banks, 26, was arrested along with three other alleged burglars Aug. 5. Authorities said the four men, including one from Teaneck, broke into homes in Sparta and Jefferson, fled local police in a chase before crashing a stolen SUV they were riding in. Aasim Boone, 29, his brother Akeem Boone, 27, along with Teaneck resident Jerry Montgomery, 31, were arrested with Banks, Sparta police have said. Prosecutors allege the four are part of an offshoot of the James Bond Gang, a burglary ring targeting high-end homes in New Jersey and New York. Banks is a …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A review of the week's top stories in Teaneck.
Teaneck Sergeant Patrolling for Car Burglars Catches Alleged Crack Dealer A police sergeant looking for car burglars caught a crack dealer and his customer in the middle of a drug transaction early Wednesday, authorities said. Click to read more Board of Education Votes to Restore Busing The Board of Education voted unanimously to restore busing for public and private school students, and rescind a resolution accepting a local bank’s offer to fund the private routes. Click to read more Teaneck Man, Three Other Alleged Burglars Arrested After High-Speed Chase Four men, including a Teaneck resident, suspected in a string of burglaries led police on a high-speed chase Friday night in Sparta before the SUV they were in flipped over, trapping …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
An SUV driven by one of the alleged burglars was reported stolen in Teaneck, police said.
Bail for a Teaneck man and another alleged burglar caught after a high-speed chase in Sparta Friday night has been increased, authorities said. Teaneck resident Jerry Montgomery, 29, was arrested along with 25-year-old Englewood resident Sean Banks, 28-year-old Aasim Boone of Englewood and his brother Akeem Boone, 26, Sparta police said on Saturday. An SUV, driven by Aasim Boone, struck a curb and flipped over after trying to outrun police, authorities have said. On Sunday the SUV was reported stolen out of Teaneck, according to Sparta police Sgt. John-Paul Beebe. That investigation was ongoing and police did not immediately release additional details. In a court hearing, a Sussex County prosecutor said investigators believe the four are …