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Middle Township PD
Wednesday January 20th, 2021 :: 10:03 a.m. EST


Motor Vehicle Burglaries in Rio Grande

On January 16th, 2021 at approximately 1:15 AM the Middle Township Police Department responded to a reported burglary of a motor vehicle at a residence on Secluded Lane in the Rio Grande section of the township.   Once in the area, Patrolman Blake Martindale and Class II Officer George Eskander observed two subjects walking away from the area one of which fled.  Further investigation revealed one of the subjects entered an unlocked vehicle on the property which was captured on video.  Both of the subjects were juveniles and the juvenile who fled was later located.  In all there were 13 reports of vehicle burglaries on Secluded Lane as well as in the Shannon Oaks Development.  Both juveniles, aged 15 and 17, were placed under arrest and charged with several counts of Burglary, a third-degree crime and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, a third-degree crime.  Both juveniles were released to the custody of their parents.  Anyone with any information in reference to the burglaries please contact the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700.
*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.

Middle Township PD
31 Mechanic St
Cape May County, NJ 08210

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Non-emergencies: 609-465-8700

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