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Unlocked Cars Stolen in Township of Washington

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Twp of Washington NJ, Twp of Washington police are investigating two car thefts and more than a dozen burglaries of cars that occurred early Saturday morning in a series of what appears to be connected crimes.
Both cars were stolen around 1 a.m Saturday and valuables such as money, credit cards and phones were taken from the vehicles, all of which were left unlocked at the time.

The Washington Township Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating and urged all residents to report any suspicious activity in a timely manner and lock all vehicles along with removing any valuables and key fobs.

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Oradell Police Department : Two vehicles were stolen in town yesterday

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Oradell NJ,according to the Oradell Police Department , Two vehicles were stolen in town yesterday both unlocked with key fobs inside.

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“High-end vehicle theft” is a continuing problem in Bergen County

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June 24,2018

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Allendale NJ, Allendale police report that over the past two days several vehicles in area towns were burglarized while parked on driveways and in unlocked garages, with three being stolen Proceeds from these incidents included items such as purses, sunglasses, iPhones, and EZ passes. Allendale Police would like to offer the following tips to help reduce your chances of becoming a victim of these types of crimes:
• Every vehicle that was burglarized was unlocked. Please lock your vehicle and keep valuables (i.e. purses, wallets, etc.) either out of plain view or inside your home.
• If your vehicle is parked in a garage, keep the garage locked.
• “High-end vehicle theft” is a continuing problem in Bergen County. Every stolen car, without exception, contained a key fob inside the vehicle. Do not leave key fobs in your center console or glove box. Take them with you whenever you are not using your car.
• If you witness this crime occurring, do not confront the actor! These perpetrators work in teams and should be considered dangerous. No piece of property is worth your personal safety. Be a good witness and call 9-1-1.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Allendale Policer Police Department at (201) 825-1900.

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Vehicle Theft Alert – There has been an increase in stolen vehicles in our area. Lock your vehicles and take the keys!

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June 15,2018
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Glen Rock NJ, Law Enforcement agencies along the Rt. 208, 17 & 4 Corridor have been experiencing a rise in the theft of high-end vehicles. In ALL cases the vehicles were unlocked with the key-fobs left in them. If a target vehicle in unlocked, and no keys are left in the vehicle, actor(s) remove valuables left in the vehicle.

Glen Rock Police Department
1 Harding Plaza
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

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Criminal Activity Alert : Auto Thefts in The Burning Hollow Section of Saddle River

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January 26,2018

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Saddle River NJ , Saddle River Police report that early Tuesday morning two vehicles were stolen out of a driveway in the Burning Hollow section of Saddle River. These vehicles were unlocked and the key fobs were left in the vehicles.

If everyone removes the keys and key FOB’s from their vehicles these thefts will stop. Locking your vehicle when its in the driveway prevents car burglaries from occurring and deters criminals from our area.

These criminals will continue to come to our communities if they are successful at stealing cars. Patrol Officers have made contact with and arrested some of these actors during their shifts. We strongly advise residents not to confront these individuals.

If you see suspicious activity call the Saddle River Police desk anytime at 201-327-5300 or call 9-1-1

Saddle River NJ Police
83 E Allendale Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-327-5300

Capt. Jason Cosgriff
Saddle River Police Dept.

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Reader suggests insurance companies wake up and quit reimbursing people who’s unlocked cars are stolen

Bullet! The Great Steve McQueen!

Why can’t the insurance companies wake up and quit reimbursing these idiots? I quite well know that the word idiot is unacceptable and not politically correct. Any adult with a brain who has been told over and over that thieves steal unlocked cars, especially with the keys inside and still hasn’t figured out that leaving your car that way is not a positive action, has to be seriously mentally challenged or looking to get reimbursement for their car and possessions because they don’t want them anymore. No one who can pass a driver’s exam could possibly be so stupid and there really isn’t an excuse for deliberately leaving a car in a stealable condition. So then it logically would seem it is a conscious action on their part.

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River Vale Police Department Issues Stolen Vehicles Advisory

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December 23,2017
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River Vale NJ, Several towns in the Pascack Valley area are again experiencing an increased number of stolen cars. In the vast majority of incidents, the owners left keys and/or key fobs in the vehicle – making the car an easy target for thieves.

Residents are encouraged to always remove key fobs and keys from their vehicles – even when the cars are parked inside a garage. In addition, residents should be sure to remove valuables from their vehicles and remember to lock car doors and activate the alarms where applicable.

As always, residents are asked to remain alert and contact your local police promptly regarding suspicious persons or incidents.

River Vale Police Department
334 Rivervale Rd
River Vale, NJ 07675

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Three vehicles have been stolen from residential driveways since October 31st in Glen Rock

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November 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, Three vehicles have been stolen from residential driveways since October 31st. In each case the vehicles were unlocked and the key fobs were in the vehicles, making detection extremely difficult as no forced entry was involved. Two of the three vehicles have been recovered in Newark. A vehicle stolen this morning also had a credit card in it that was used at a fast food restaurant in Irvington. Surrounding towns have also been experiencing a rash of stolen vehicles overnight from driveways, in all of these cases key fobs were left inside unlocked vehicle.

In Glen Rock, the stolen vehicles include a 2016 Lexus GC from Windham Place on October 31st, a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Yardley Court on November 7th and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Highland Road on November 13th. Detectives are investigating a limited number of leads, including video surveillance from a resident whose vehicles were locked and therefore not taken:

Any residents or business owners with video surveillance systems are asked to check overnight activity for any persons who may have entered their driveways or yards in a similar manner. Detectives are interested in viewing any of these images as the investigation progresses. Those with video surveillance are asked to contact Det. Jim Calaski at (201) 670-3948 or Det. Mike Trover at (201) 670-3947.

All motorist and residents are reminded that there is no place, including your driveway, where it is safe to leave a vehicle with the keys or key fob inside. Lock your vehicle and take the keys with you at all times. Do not leave valuables in plain sight.