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Saddle River NJ Police
Tuesday November 7th, 2017 :: 04:37 p.m. EST


Criminal Activity Alert - Auto Thefts & Burglaries - Neighboring Towns- Lock Vehicles - Remove Key Fob's from vehicle


Saddle River and several neighboring jurisdictions have experienced high end auto thefts and auto burglaries. If everyone removes the keys and key FOB's from their vehicles these thefts will stop. Locking your vehicle when its in the driveway prevents car burglaries from occurring and deters criminals from our area.

If you see suspicious activity call the Saddle River Police desk anytime at 201-327-5300 or call 9-1-1

There has been an uptick in residential burglaries countywide. It's getting dark earlier and that can provide thieves the cover of darkness they like to operate in. If you have an alarm system make sure you activate it, even if you're just running out for a few minutes. Remove your valuables from the master bedroom and it's closet. If you have a safe make sure it is securely bolted in place. Even large safes have been carried out of homes during burglaries. Adjust your light timers accordingly to illuminate your residence to help deter an intruder. Security cameras are a great tool. Check your system now to make sure its functioning properly before an incident may happen.

Most crimes are prevented or criminals are caught when the public assists the Police by reporting suspicious persons and activity. Discuss this with your neighbors, family and friends. Advise them to secure their homes and to report suspicious activity when it is observed, not the following day. The eyes and ears of the community are of great assistance in preventing and solving crimes. Any suspicious activity can be reported to the police desk @ 201-327-5300 or by calling 9-1-1

For additional information or assistance please call Saddle River Police headquarters anytime at 201-327-5300.

Also be aware that the Felony Lane Gang is active in our area. They break into vehicles and steal identities. They target areas that women and mothers attend hoping to steal a purse that has been left behind by a busy women. This gang targets gyms, parks, daycare centers, and sporting events likely to be frequented by women and increasing the chances of finding purses left in vehicles; they conduct surveillance at these locations and unlawfully enter vehicles through unlocked doors or by using a window punch to break the window of a locked vehicle; and they specifically look for identification such as driver licenses, checks, and debit cards. Make sure any valuables and purses aren't left in a vehicle to be stolen by these criminals.

Just a few simple steps will reduce your chances of being victimized by these criminals.

For additional information or assistance please call Saddle River Police headquarters anytime at 201-327-5300.

Saddle River NJ Police
83 E Allendale Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-327-5300

Capt. Jason Cosgriff
Saddle River Police Dept.

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