BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township police reported that several unlocked cars were burglarized on local streets, and a 2017 Hyundai Sonata was stolen from Ashwood Lane, over a two-night period last Tuesday and Wednesday.
During the evenings of July 17 and 18, several unlocked cars were burglarized on Governor Drive, Rankin Avenue, and Dyckman Place in the township, Bernards Township police reported. Nothing of significant value was taken, police added. Anyone has information about the car burglary spree is asked to contact police Detective John Neiman at 908-204-3050.
Also on July 18, at approximately 3 a.m., township police said a Hyundai Sonata was stolen from Ashwood Lane, police said. Anyone with any information are asked to contact police Detective Neri at 908-204-3051.
Police also issued another reminder to residents to remove their keys and lock their vehicles, as they have following previous instances of vehicle burglaries and thefts.
Also on this week's police blotter:
• On July 14 at 12 p.m., township police said a Sayreville resident was arrested for alleged possession of cocaine. William Knapp, 24, was stopped for an equipment violation by Officer England, according to police. Police said that drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view which allegedly led to the eventual discovery of the cocaine. Knapp also had several outstanding warrants, according to police. He was lodged in the Somerset County Jail on a 3rd degree drug charge, the police report said.
• On July 14 at 1:20 a.m., a Pottsville, Pa. resident was arrested on a weapons charge, police said. Jeremy Zachary Morales, 22, was stopped by Officer Mulhall for an equipment violation, the police report said.
While speaking with Morales, the officer allegedly observed an empty handgun magazine, police said. Further investigation revealed a 9-millimeter handgun, armor piercing ammunition, and a high capacity magazine, the police report said. Police said Morales did not have the proper permits to possess the weaponry in this state.
Morales was charged with second degree weapons possession, along with possession of illegal ammunition and magazine, according to police.