- Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 :: 01:35 p.m. EST
Police Requesting Extra Vigilance From Residents In Reporting Suspicious Activity
The Cedar Grove Police Department is asking residents to be extra vigilant in observing and reporting suspicious activity. In addition to a number of residential burglaries in several northern NJ communities, on this date the Cedar Grove Police Department responded to Devonshire Road on a resident’s report of a suspicious person going door-to-door claiming that he was soliciting business for snow removal, despite the fact there only had been a dusting of snow. Responding officers encountered the subject and found his story to be suspect. Investigation revealed the man had recently been released from jail for burglary offenses. Since no crime had been committed, police subsequently released the subject. We believe the resident’s quick call to the police department may have thwarted a burglary to a neighbor’s home. Residents are asked to report suspicious activity to the police desk at 973-239-4100 or 9-1-1, if there is a crime in progress. Thank you.
The Township of Cedar Grove/Cedar Grove PD
525 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009