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Map: Multiple Thefts Occurred to Unlocked Cars in Scotch Plains and Fanwood

Since the end of December several GPS units and other items have been stolen from unlocked vehicles in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.


Since Dec. 28, several thefts have been reported in the police blotters for Scotch Plains and Fanwood, mostly to unlocked vehicles. 

Patch has created a map that provides a look at the locations of these thefts (attached to this article). For a more detailed look, visit the map on Google Maps. 

Here's a look at when the thefts occurred and what was stolen: 

Birch St, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 28 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Maple Hill Rd, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 13 an iPod and jacket were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Cooper Rd, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 15 a mailbox was stolen from the homeowner's backyard. Lenape Way, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 15 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 190 South Ave, Fanwood: Between Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 a 2001 Honda Accord was stolen from this location. 170 Farley Ave, Fanwood: On Dec. 28 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Cottage Way, Fanwood: On Dec. 28 a bicycle and $20 was stolen from the garage of a Cottage Way home. 200 N Martine Ave, Fanwood: Several Christmas gifts and a pair of sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 40 Cray Terrace, Fanwood: Between Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Highlander Dr, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 2 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Aberdeen Rd, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 3 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Balmoral Ln, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 3 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Sunnyfield Ln, Scotch Plains: On Feb. 3 a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Clinton Ln, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 1 license plates were reported stolen from a resident's vehicle. Rte 22, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 1 a Route 22 business owner reported several car parts were stolen from his yard. E 2nd St, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 2 a business owner reported someone had broken in and stolen a cash register. Inverness Dr, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 3 a large inflatable holiday decoration was stolen from a resident's front lawn. Katherine St, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 25 a car was stolen from a resident's driveway. Country Club Ln, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 26 two bicycles were stolen from a resident's front porch.

Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 25 a Terrill Road business owner reported several hundred dollars in cash was stolen overnight.

Cook Ave, Scotch Plains: On Jan. 13 a laptop was stolen from a locked vehicle, but there were no signs of forced entry. 

ralphwiggummm February 26, 2013 at 12:45 AM
You make many thoughtful points SPLifer78. The people (kids?) who have stolen the gps units aren't likely to be found on the baseball field. And maybe the PAL isn't the answer here. Maybe parental control is what is lacking. I know that bringing up a family requires a lot of energy and imagination--at least that was the case bringing up the Wiggettes. It makes me sigh that you have, in all likelihood, solved the crime and the criminals are us...
NJSP February 26, 2013 at 01:59 AM
About 3 or 4 years ago there was a rash of items stolen from unlocked cars in SP over several nights. 2 girls were caught after an alert home owner called SP Police. They were from Newark, gang members. I'm sure you can dig up the details if you do your home work. So kids maybe, maybe not. Same type of items taken, from my car some change and an old digital camera.
ralphwiggummm February 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Thank you for that information. Did it take long for our constabulary to bring the brigands to justice?
NJSP February 27, 2013 at 05:41 AM
Officer Wigum, If an elderly person was not looking out of his window at 3am this would not have been resolved. I was not happy to get the letter that informed me that one of the criminals was underage and would be placed on probation. Keep stirring the pot, you are amusing to me.
ralphwiggummm February 27, 2013 at 07:10 AM
just to keep things straight Officer Wigum is my dad. I'm his dimwit son, ralph.

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