BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A resident of Bernard Drive told police on Tuesday that he or she returned home to find an unfamiliar vehicle parked by their residence, and the front door of their front door had been forced open, township police said on Wednesday.
A search for one or more suspects was conducted after the apparent break-in was reported at approximately 6:41 p.m. yesterday, but none were located, according to a police release.
Police said that officers responded to the 40 block of Bernard Drive after the resident called to report an open back door and a light on in the basement at the home.
Police said the resident had entered the home after noticing an unfamiliar and unoccupied vehicle parked in front of their home, but became concerned after entering their residence and left before contacting police.
"When the resident left the home, they noticed the vehicle mentioned was no longer present," according to the police report.
Along with local officers, K-9 officers from Warren Township, Hillsborough Township, and a K-9 Officer from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office all responded to assist in the search for suspect(s), township police said.
The State Police Aviation Unit was also contacted and assisted in the search, police said.
At this time the homeowner is not sure what, if any proceeds, were taken from the residence, according to township police.