BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The theft of political campaign signs continues to occur with less than a month to go until Election Day.
Two separate residents of Bullion Road reported the theft of Biden for President signs on Saturday, Oct. 10, according to Bernards Township police. A resident of Rankin Avenue reported the theft of a political sign from their front lawn on Sept. 28, The Biden-Harris sign was reported to have a value of approximately $25.
Bernards police received several reports throughout September of Presidential campaign signs being stolen from properties, as well as the theft of campaign signs for local elections, Blue Loves Matter signs and an "In Our America" sign.
Other cases that Bernards police were investigating recently included a total of 12 car burglaries reported throughout the day Sept. 30 in various areas of town. All vehicles were left unlocked. Police apprehended two juvenile suspects who absconded from the Bonnie Brae School in reference to the burglaries. The juveniles were returned to Bonnie Brae. Charges are pending at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.
On Oct. 3, a motor vehicle burglary and a motor vehicle theft were reported on Spencer Road. A resident reported that there 2019 Porsche which had its door unlocked had been entered and numerous items had been scattered around the vehicle. A second resident reported that his 2014 Ford F-150 estimated to be worth $24,000 was stolen overnight. The resident reported that he left the vehicle unlocked, with his keys and wallet inside the vehicle. The vehicle was later found in Newark the following morning. Police have suspects that were caught on neighbor’s surveillance footage. They closely resemble two Bonnie Brea juveniles who walked away from the school that same evening.