Police: Incidents Not Related to Wyoming, South Mountain Burglaries
Also, a safe was stolen from Calico Corners on Morris Turnpike.
While several burglaries were reported in the last week throughout Millburn-Short Hills, police are saying they are not necessarily related to those previously reported.
Police Capt. James Miller, public information officer, said the incidents either were not located in the Wyoming and South Mountain sections or did not follow the method used in those incidents.
A string of burglaries to both homes and cars have been reported in recent weeks in those two neighborhoods. In the case of the car burglaries, police report the cars were unlocked at the time of the incident. Those with information are asked to contact police at 973-564-7017.
On Saturday evening, police investigated a burglary at a Mechanic Street apartment. Two collectors' books of coins was reported missing, and police said the suspect may have entered through an unlocked window. The burglary happened between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A FedEx driver reported the burglary of his truck on Thursday while it was parked at CVS on Millburn Avenue. Police said someone broke one of the windows of the vehicle and stole a GPS unit. Police believe the incident happened while the driver was making a delivery between 5:30-5:50 p.m.
Also on Thursday, a Cranford resident reported someone stole a laptop computer and GPS unit from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked at the Mall at Short Hills.
Safe Reported Missing from Calico Corners
Police are investigating the theft of a safe from a Morris Turnpike store.
The safe, which contained several hundred dollars, was reported missing from Calico Corners on Sunday morning. Police said there were no signs of forced entry to the store. Police believe the incident took place between 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9:35 a.m. on Sunday.
Thefts Reported at Mall, One Arrest Made
Police investigated two thefts at the Mall at Short Hills last week and made one arrest.
Several wool cardigan sweaters were reported stolen from Banana Republic on Saturday morning. The manager reported 40 of the sweaters in black, orange and purple were taken from the store between 10:30-11 a.m. The sweaters are valued at $79.50 each.
On Friday, police arrested Mesha I. Laguerre, 18, of Union and charged her with shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue. She is accused of concealing clothes valued at $543 in a shopping bag and exiting the store.
Two Arrested After Separate Motor Vehicle Stops
Two people were arrested after their individual vehicles were stopped by Millburn police last week.
On Thursday, police arrested Lauren J. Samsel, 27, of Millburn and charged her with driving while intoxicated. She also received a summons for illuminating devices required. She was stopped Myrtle Avenue by Pine Street at just after 3 a.m.
On Saturday, police arrested Katia S. Vannoy, 22, of Maplewood, and charged her with possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was stopped on Sagamore Road at 10:20 p.m.