DENVILLE, NJ - As part of its investigation into a series of vehicle burglaries, and the theft of one vehicle, Denville police are asking people with security cameras to give them a hand.
The police department said the incidents being probed took place at night in the Shongum Road section of town. Police are asking residents in that area who have surveillance camera systems to "review the footage for any suspicious activity" between 11 p.m. on July 24 and 5 a.m. on July 25.
Those who notice something suspicious on the recordings are asked to contact Denville Police Detective Tobin (973-627-4900 x 350) or Denville Police Detective Fernandez (973-627-4900 x 360).
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"We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our Virtual Crime Watch Program," said the police in a statement. "This is a surveillance camera registration program, so that we can more easily identify residents or businesses that have surveillance cameras that may assist in an active investigation. It is simply a registration program, you are not providing us access to your system. If and when an incident occurs in your neighborhood, you will be contacted and asked to review your system's footage for the applicable time period. If anything of investigative value is found, you will then be asked to provide us with a copy of the applicable footage."
More information on the program, including how to register, can be found on the Community Services page of the police department's website -- www.denvillepolice.org.