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Scotch Plains Blotter: Thefts of Bike, GPS and Decorations

The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.


The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Police Department.


February 18, 2013:  
A resident of Lake Ave. reported being a victim of a Theft. He stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) removed a bicycle which was left in her driveway.  The bike was valued at approximately $200.


February 21, 2013: 
A resident of Clydesdale Rd. reported being a victim of a Burglary.  He stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle which was parked in the driveway.  Once inside the suspect(s) removed a GPS valued at $250.  Entrance was gained through an unlocked door.


February 23, 2013:
 A resident of Heather Court reported being a victim of a Theft. She stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered her yard and removed two decorations. The decorations were valued at approximately $90.

 

ralphwiggummm February 27, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Of course it would be wise to lock their car doors, but what about the people who recently lost their lawn ornaments? How far does it go? We have slid down the slippery slope of honesty to where we are blamed for the theft. You mentioned the $100 bill. People have their cars broken into for the change they use for tolls. Why not just leave your car unlocked so you don't have to pay for the broken glass that lapse of honesty caused. Of course, then you are accused of being stupid and causing the crime yourself. Law enforcement tells us to lock our cars they don't pay for the damage to the auto that this "petty" thievery caused. And you know, when it happen to you, the thievery is never "petty."
Resident of SP February 27, 2013 at 05:44 PM
My personal opinion which I know some will disagree with so calm down is that if you have that many coins for tolls in your car in plain site then you should get an ez-pass. If you have that much stuff of value in plain site then you should put your car in a garage. I also was wondering how the people above have taken a normal weekly article about petty theft and turned it into a full fledged argument about race?
ralphwiggummm February 27, 2013 at 07:26 PM
I guess we'll have to agree to disagreed about honesty. But I would be much happier living in my world than in yours. The logical end in your world would leave citizens digging holes in their backyards to put their valuables and boarding up their windows to make it appear that no one lives in their homes.
bgporter February 27, 2013 at 07:42 PM
I've heard that scenario referred to as 'the grim meathook future' -- has a nice ring about it, no? Also -- Holden -- I thought I saw someone who looks like you at the SP Library on Saturday. Was I mistaken?
neveragain3 February 27, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Also to Holden, does Mad Men, season 1, episode 2, "nom de phone" mean anything to you? And I thought you made up those clever names on your own. tsk tsk!

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