Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey is burglarized, cash reward for information leading to arrest-Newsday

10/8/14, "Yogi Berra Museum is burglarized," Newsday, Erik Boland

"A break-in and burglary took place at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Tuesday night, according to the Montclair State Police Department.

There were no immediate details on what was stolen.

The museum is located on the Montclair State University campus in Little Falls, New Jersey. The museum, home to a trove of memorabilia from the 89-year-old Hall of Famer's career, opened in December 1998.

"We are saddened to learn of a break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center," museum director David Kaplan said in a statement. "We are cooperating fully with the Montclair State University Police Department and other county, state and federal agencies that are assisting with this investigation."

The Montclair State Police Department said in a statement that it would be leading the investigation.

The statement also said that because this is an active investigation, there would be no further details.

The Essex County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a statement that its Crimestoppers program is offering "a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects in the case.""

Image: "A Montclair State University police official walks by the Yogi Berra Museum while investigating a reported break-in, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, in Montclair, N.J. (Credit: AP / Julio Cortez)"

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