BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A 2008 black Lexus parked in a driveway on Colts Glen Lane was reported stolen overnight into June 21. Afterward, the owner of the vehicle told police the vehicle was most likely unlocked with the key fob inside, according to this week's police report.
The vehicle was reported stolen at about 1:15 p.m. later that day. Police said the vehicle was afterward recovered in Newark by the Newark police department.
Dog stolen from garage, found in unrelated stolen vehicle
A resident of Lurline Drive reported that at about 4:11 a.m. on June 27, two suspects wearing masks entered their garage and took their dog before leaving the area, according to police. Police said the suspects had first entered an unlocked vehicle in the resident's driveway, and used a garage door remote to open the garage and enter inside.
Later that day, a motor vehicle which was stolen out of Jersey City was recovered in Long Hill Township, and the dog was found inside the stolen vehicle, according to police. The dog and his family were reunited and the dog was unharmed, police said.
Several cars burglarized
After leaving a garage door accidently left open on June 24, a resident on Canoe Brook Lane filed a report with police at about 9 a.m. the next morning that their 2016 Mercedes Benz parked inside the garage was reportedly burglarized overnight.
Items reportedly stolen from the unlocked vehicle included a money clip, two credit cards, one debit card and a NJ drivers license, according to the police report.
A resident of Harrison Brook Drive reported to police on June 25 that their 2018 Ford Explorer truck had been burglarized during the night. The unlocked vehicle had roughly $17 of loose change taken from it, the police report said.
A resident of North Finley Avenue reported to police that their unlocked 2014 Honda Pilot had been burglarized overnight into June 25, police said. Items reportedly taken included $200 in cash, five or six credit cards, a debit card, a green wallet and a NJ drivers license.
On June 25, a resident of Wedgewood Drive reported their unlocked 2013 Audi A4 had been burglarized overnight, and about $3 in loose change was taken.
That same night, a second resident of Wedgewood reported that two unlocked vehicles which were in the driveway had been burglarized. No items were taken but the vehicles were rummaged through, police said.
Six motor vehicles were burglarized at Mountain Park located on Martinsville Road between about 3:50 p.m. and midnight on June 26, police also reported.
The vehicles burglarized included a 2016 White Toyota Rav 4, a 2014 Gray Mercedes Benz, a 2016 Black Chevy Silverado, a 2017 Black Mercedes Benz GLS, a 2019 White Honda HRV and a 2016 gray Dodge Journey, police said.
The items reported stolen included cash, checkbooks, wallets, purses, credit cards, gift cards and NJ drivers licenses, the police report said. Some of the items were in plain view and some allegedly were hidden from view, police said. Some of the vehicles had windows broken by the suspects to gain entry inside, while others may have been unlocked.
Police also received a report on June 22 that an Emerald Valley Lane street sign had been stolen from its location.
A tip-off report of a suspected drunk driver incident resulted in an arrest on charges of driving under the influence on June 21, the police report said. Police said that about 10:13 p.m. Chief Michael Shimsky received information from a witness who said that a small white Ford SUV type vehicle, driven by a white female with blonde hair, had allegedly been driven off the roadway and twice up and over the curb near the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in downtown Basking Ridge. Based on that information, police located the vehicle and arrested Mary Mulcahy, 52, on a charge of alleged driving under the influence.
Police also said Denise Taylor, 41, of Newark, was arrested at about 12:36 a.m. on June 23 on a charge of alleged possession of marijuana under 50 grams and motor vehicle offenses stemming from a motor vehicle stop by Officer Nicholas Dante. Dante reportedly stopped a vehicle being driven by Taylor on King George Road, and allegedly observed the marijuana prior to the arrest.