Thursday, August 16, 2012
Recent string of car break-ins are a result of unlocked vehicles.
A surprising amount of car break-ins were reported in Livingston recently. Most noticeable among the reports was that unlocked cars were broken in to the most. Car break-ins aren't anything new to Livingston residents. In the past, Livingston Police have warned residents about the danger of keeping their cars unlocked. So this raises the question, do residents lock their cars at night? Some may feel safe enough to leave their cars unlocked. Some may not want to risk it. Also, what do residents leave in their car that could be of value? Vote below and leave a comment.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Reminder: Keep your cars locked as crime spree continues.
There’s been a spike in car break-ins in Livingston, with five more reported to Livingston Police in recent days. Cars left unlocked are the targets of the crimes now happening in much of the state, said Detective Sgt. Anthony Dippold. “We think it’s several groups now,” Dippold said. The thieves are looking for valet keys and key fobs left inside glove compartments and consoles. Municipalities have reported a rash of break-ins, including Livingston, in numbers not seen in recent years, Dippold said. Police are warning Livingston residents to lock their cars. While the intent is to steal the car, in many of the crimes, personal items and car accessories like portable GPS units are being taken, police said. Don’t make it easy, police say. …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
10 more cars in Livingston are broken into after the storm.
Irene couldn’t stop the thieves blamed for a rash of car break-ins in recent weeks in Livingston and neighboring towns. Just before dawn on Monday, another 10 cars in Livingston were hit. Some were left unlocked and others had their drive door handle pried open. The crimes happened throughout town, on Fawn, Concord, Bryant, Hillside, Wilson and Burnett, the targets BMW, Nissan and Infinity models, according to Detective Sgt. Anthony Dippold. The suspects rummaged through the vehicles’ glove compartments looking for valet keys. They took money, sunglasses and other various items, Dippold said. The car break-ins are part of a spree in Livingston and surrounding towns, including Millburn and Cedar Grove. Vehicle owners are reminded that in …