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Scotch Plains Blotter: Thefts of GPS Units, an iPod and a Mailbox

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 13, 2013: A resident of West Broad Street reported being a victim of Fraud.  She stated that unknown suspect(s) made approximately $1,500 in purchases on her credit card without her authorization.

February 13, 2013:  A resident of Birch Street  reported being a victim of a Burglary.  He stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle. Once inside the suspect(s) removed a GPS valued at approximately $150. Entrance was gained through an unlocked door.

February 13, 2013: A resident of Maple Hill Road reported being a victim of a Burglary.  He stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle. Once inside the suspect(s) removed an IPOD and jacket valued at approximately $200.  Entrance was gained through an unlocked door.  

February 15, 2013: A resident of Cooper Road reported being a victim of a Theft. She stated that sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered her yard and removed her mailbox. The mailbox was valued at approximately $150.

February 15, 2013: A resident of Lenepe Way reported being a victim of a Burglary.  He stated sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle. Once inside the suspect(s) removed a GPS valued at approximately $90. Entrance was gained through an unlocked door.

 

 

ralphwiggummm February 20, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Let's hope the Scotch Plains police force take this crime spree more seriously than the Fanwood police force have taken their crime spree and some investigation is done and the criminals are brought to justice. It is not enough to shrug your shoulders and fill out crime reports. This is an attack on the peaceable fabric of life here in Scotch Plains-Fanwood. We don't want to slip down to the nether regions of crime like some communities of Union County. Besides we pay a lot of money for our police forces so that doesn't happen.
C February 21, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Ralph..... are you thick? The police in both towns do a superb job. It is hard to stop and find out who is doing such petty crimes, you should be happy that those are the only crime you have to cry about. If you don't like paying the taxes or don't like the work the police do then feel free to move your complaint self to Plainfield or Newark where the taxes are a little less and there are real crimes for the police to fight. So like i said at the start they do a good job keeping down important crime and when theft happens they try to solve those as well although they are extremely hard unless you catch someone in the act and i hope they do. Go cry yourself to bed now Ralph. FYI......Lock your doors, what you think this is the 1940s
ralphwiggummm February 21, 2013 at 03:11 AM
You must work for the local gendarmarie or related to someone who does. There is no such thing as petty crime when it happens to you. And you, too, confuse honesty with locked doors. But that is your cross to bear...btw if you leave your car doors unlocked, you might stand a chance of not having your car windows broken when they steal your GPS. But then that would be your fault for not hiding your gps under the car mats. ;-)
C February 21, 2013 at 03:42 AM
Don't work for any government job and am not related to anyone who does. Well if your so concerned with the lack of information pertaining to these petty crimes feel free to start a community watch and walk up and down ever street at night waiting to catch someone in the act, because with the few police that are on duty at night i don't see this being solved anytime soon, that is of course with out your detective skills. May I suggest you could ask the police if you could dust for prints search for a strand of hair, spray laminal for blood traces all on your own dime of course. Also, hear is some info so you can add another REAL word to your vocabulary...http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Petty+crime
C February 21, 2013 at 03:54 AM
And ill bear that cross all day and night if you don't feel the need to lock your doors you have to accept that there is a possibility that some undesirable may take something that belongs to you. However, you just go right ahead and leave yours unlocked so that way they won't smash your window, make sure you put a little note on the window so they know its open, wouldn't want them smashing it by mistake.
ralphwiggummm February 21, 2013 at 04:18 AM
Oh, you're an angry teenager...good luck.

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