New Providence Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Thefts

Three vehicles were broken into between Oct. 9 and 11. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact New Providence Police at (908) 665-1111.

Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the New Providence Police Department.

New Providence Police recently handled multiple reports of motor vehicle thefts.

On Oct. 9, patrols responded to a residence on Martins Lane on a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle. 

The owner of the vehicle reported that they heard their car door close at approximately 9:51 p.m. 

The resident looked out the window and observed the lights on inside the vehicle.  Upon checking the vehicle, the resident reported that her wallet and a GPS unit were stolen.  When the resident called to cancel the credit cards that were in her stolen wallet, her credit card company advised her that one of her cards was just used at a gas station in Newark. 

On Oct. 10, a resident of Brookside Drive reported that someone had entered his vehicle during the night or early morning hours. 

The resident advised officers that his wallet was missing.  While cancelling his credit cards, he was advised that one of his credit cards was used at a gas station in Irvington and a Walgreens in Newark. 

On Oct. 11, a Badgley Drive resident reported that his vehicle was entered on Oct. 9, and cash and new clothing was stolen from the rear seat. 

Detectives have recovered evidence and are currently investigating these recent motor vehicle burglaries. 

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, remove valuables from their vehicles and to report any suspicious activity to the New Providence Police at (908) 665-1111.


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