Police & Fire

Livingston Police Capture Car Burglar

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Police Department arrested a man on Sunday Sept. 1 at the Sunoco Gas Station on Livingston Avenue who was wanted for repeated car burglaries in several towns.

After receiving a call from Ship Bottom Police Department on Long Beach Island on Sunday morning, Livingston Police learned that Kevin Scanlan, 33, from Lititz, Pa., who had been residing at a Livingston residence located at 103 Keyes Road, had a $50,000 warrant for his arrest for car burglaries in Ship Bottom.

The department immediately advised their street patrol of the outstanding warrant and shortly after, Officer Nicholas Collins spotted Scanlan’s red Dodge pickup truck getting gas at the Sunoco station on Livingston Avenue. As the truck pulled out of the station, Collins then observed that the driver fit the description on the warrant, pulled him over and arrested him upon confirming his identity as Scanlan.

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Scanlan’s truck was impounded and Ship Bottom police came to Livingston.  They then obtained a warrant for the truck and found a woman’s pocketbook.  It belonged to a woman who fell victim to Scanlan in the parking lot of New York Sports Club in Livingston.  Scanlan had broken the window of the woman’s VW in the gym parking lot and stole her purse from the front seat and then later used one of the credit cards in the purse to purchase gas at the Sonoco Station. Police found two hypodermic needles in his truck as well.

Scanlan was also identified as the person responsible for smashing a car window at the West Essex YMCA on Livingston Ave on Aug. 23.  The victim made a report at 8 p.m. and said that her pocketbook, which contained $200, was stolen.  A red pickup truck was seen in the area around that time.

Scanlan was charged with burglary into a motor vehicle, criminal mischief into a motor vehicle, credit card theft, credit card fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police also conducted a search warrant at the house in Livingston where Scanlan had been living.  They discovered other proceeds believed to have come from other car burglaries that had been reported in Roseland, East Hanover and Whippany.  Items discovered by the house warrant are still under investigation.

Scanlan was transported to Ocean County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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