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Saddle River NJ Police
Saturday June 30th, 2018 :: 03:25 p.m. EDT


Criminal Activity Alert - Burglaries & Attempts - Always Use Alarm Systems-

Last night Saddle River patrol units were dispatched to an activated burglar alarm in the High Ridge section of S.R.. Upon arrival they observed the locked front door to the residence had been forced open, triggering the alarm. While investigating and canvassing the area, Officers discovered the residence across the street was also forcibly entered and burglarized. The burglar alarm in this home was not set, allowing these actors more time to search the residence for valuables.

Upper Saddle River Police were investigating a very similar incident during this same time.

There has been a rise in residential burglaries and attempts in Bergen County during the evening hours. The suspect/s are entering mainly through doors that are kicked in or pried open. Make sure you secure your residence when no one is home and secure your doors. If you have an alarm system MAKE SURE YOU ACTIVATE IT, even if you’re just running out for a few minutes. Security cameras are a great tool. Check your system now to make sure its functioning properly before an incident may happen. Online ordering has resulted in packages being delivered late into the evening. Remove these packages as soon as possible to prevent your home from being targeted as appearing unoccupied.

Most crimes are prevented or criminals are caught when the public assists the Police by reporting suspicious persons and activity. Advise your neighbors as well to secure their homes and to report suspicious activity. The eyes and ears our community are of great assistance in preventing and solving crimes.

Please report any suspicious activity immediately when it is observed.
Any suspicious activity can be reported to the police desk 201-327-5300 or by calling 9-1-1

The following tips may reduce your chances of becoming a victim;
 If you have an alarm system, update it, and use it.
 Second story windows should be alarmed.
 Leave interior and exterior lights on to make your home appear occupied.
 Leave a television or radio on inside your home.
 Please remove jewelry and valuables from the bedrooms.
 Remove safes from the master bedroom and their closets.
 Lock ALL doors and windows. We find many unlocked doors.
 Lock any unoccupied vehicles and remove the key fobs from them.
 Remove mail and newspapers from your driveway the day they are delivered.
 Secure any ladders on your property.
 Lock any unoccupied vehicles and remove the key fobs from them.

This is only a small list of ideas to help deter an incident from happening. 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

Chief Jason Cosgriff
Saddle River Police Dept.

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