A Marlboro man was charged with allegedly attempting to burglarize a Mostel Court home on Wednesday, according to police.
Police say William Blum, 45, of Rockwell Circle was found in possession of a pry tool and pliers after he allegedly attempted to enter a Marlboro home through a basement window.
The attempt triggered the house's alarm system, notifying police of the attempted crime.
Blum is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Sept. 25.
After a rash of burlgaries in Monmouth County, Marlboro Township Police shared safety tips with residents and suggested several different alarm systems for homes. The township also has a Direct Connect program, which allows residents to connect security alarms directly to the police department for an annual fee of $270.