Blotter: Home Burglary, 11 Car Break-Ins and a Vehicle Stolen

The following information has been provided by the Livingston Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

For the sixth time in the last 1½ months, Livingston Police responded to a home burglar alarm, this time at 19 Shrewsbury Dr., according to Det. Sgt. Anthony Dippold.

But when officers arrived, the front door was smashed in and the suspect had fled emptyhanded, apparently because of the alarm, he said.

Dippold asked residents to report any suspicious vehicles or activity to the Detective Bureau at (973) 992-3000.

Livingston Police continue to investigate car break-ins around the township, with 11 new break-ins reported Monday and an additional break-in the previous Saturday.

All but two of the vehicles were unlocked, continuing around Essex County that included 23 break-ins in Livingston from Aug. 15 through Sept. 15 and 23 stolen cars in the township through last week.

No arrests have been made.

An unlocked 2002 Acura MDX was stolen from the driveway of a home at 38 Ashwood Place after the resident heard noises outside his house.

Dippold said police believe a key was left inside the car.

After a chase on Route 280, Roseland Police lost the suspect, Dippold reported. The vehicle was not recovered.

A portable GPS was also stolen from an unlocked 2004 Infinity G35 at the same address.

Police are also investigating the break-ins of three unlocked cars on the same Livingston street on Saturday.

Police reported a portable satellite radio and an iPhone were taken from a 2007 Lexus 350 at 21 Burnet Hill Road.

In addition, portable GPS units were stolen from a 2011 Kia Optima at 24 Burnet Hill Road and a 2011 Nissan Maxima at 14 Burnet Hill Road.

GPS units were also taken from a 2004 Acura 32T at 17 Midway Dr., a 2006 Land Rover at 57 Lexington Dr. and an unlisted vehicle at 61 Winchester Road.

A locked 2010 Infiniti FX3 had its lock broken.

A 2008 Acura RDX at 1 Crossbrook Road had a window broken. A Dell laptop was stolen.

A 2006 Lexus 330 at 57 Amherst Place had $100 in cash and several stolen credit cards.

A 2006 Land Rover at 57 Lexington Drive had $40 in currency (cash and coins) stolen.


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