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Police Blotter: Stolen Manhole Covers; Delivery Theft; Car Thefts

Cast iron grates valued at over $700.

Police Chief Michael Mastronardy released the following reports:

Officer Patrick Jacques is investigating the theft of two cast iron man-hole covers and two cast iron grates, valued at over $700, from a wooded area on Route 37 west near Banannier Drive. 

The theft occurred over the last few days.

The items are scheduled to be replaced by their owner,  the New Jersey state Department of Transportation.

Theft of UPS Delivery 

Officer Louis Taranto is investigating a theft that occurred on Grand Avenue 10:30 Friday morning. 

A neighbor observed that a short-time after a United Parcel Service truck made a delivery to a residence on the street a vehicle pulled up to the home, a black male exited the vehicle and took an envelope that had just been delivered. 

The suspect is a black male with a thin build, wearing an argyle sweater. The suspect was operating what is believed to be a white Audi sedan with Massachusetts license plates. It is believed the envelope may have contained new credit cards that were scheduled to be delivered.

Items Stolen From Unlocked Cars In Cranmoor Area

Officers Paul Burkhardt and Dan Brennan are investigating thefts from the Cranmoor area that occurred overnight and were reported on Friday morning. 

A pair of binoculars were removed from an unlocked car on Maple Street. A Garmin GPS unit, keys and small change were removed from three unlocked vehicles on Cranmoor Drive.

Joe L March 11, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Tr is getting worse daily
Rachel Tomasi March 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM
I know it's just awful and they don't even tell us about every incident. I never saw the car visiting my home (which was broken into by attempting to jimmy the door which caused great damage there and a broken window) reported here. This was between 1030 and 11 pm on a residential street off Fischer in Cattus area. Be careful ppl. I've added the remainder of our windows to my alarm system. Still scary tho.
helen pawlikowski June 12, 2012 at 11:28 PM
some one broke into my vehicle and neighbors vehicle two weeks ago on morris blvd in the gilford park section
helen pawlikowski June 12, 2012 at 11:31 PM
pissed off! my husband and i work hard for what we have.
So Much to Say June 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
ADT alarm, German Shepherd and a 357....Need I say more? Shooting at paper targets at a shoot range is OK, shooting the perp who breaks into my home will be FUN!!!!!

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