KENILWORTH, NJ - The Kenilworth Police Department recently reported residential burglaries that occurred during the daytime or early evening hours of Wednesday December 30. 

Residents are encougared that if they see someone who is out of place at a neighbor's house and or a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood that doesn't belong or someone going door to door to please call the Kenilworth Police Department.

The residents also need to be vigilant in making their homes appear to be occupied even when no one is home. Placing timers on interior lights and televisions or leaving them on while they're away are important deterrents to avoid being the victim of residential burglaries. 

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One resident on Monroe Avenue also reported the theft of a baby Jesus from his nativity scene on or about December 31, after another incident at his home on December 26, when someone tried to set the hay near the nativity scene on fire. 

Residents are also encouraged to follow the Kenilworth Police Department Facebook page for updates and information on activities and investigations within the Borough:

In nearby Cranford, a string of overnight thefts from unlocked cars has also recently been reported. The Cranford Police Department is advising residents to remember to lock their vehicles when unattended and remove valuable items at all times.