LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police responded to the following incidents, including vehicle burglaries and thefts, a naked individual walking on a busy road, motor vehicle accidents and more in late April and early May.
A man was seen walking naked on JFK Parkway in the area of Hobart Gap Road on Tuesday night and was taken into protective custody before being taken to a hospital for evaluation, according to police. No other information is available at this time.
Overnight from Saturday into Sunday, Livingston police noted that several cars were entered and one was stolen from the E. Cedar Street, Lee Road and Hampton Road areas. According to police, every car was left unlocked and the stolen car had the key left inside. Police believe this occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. All residents are urged to lock their cars and remove all keys and key fobs from their vehicle.
Meanwhile, Livingston police also reported that the department had several calls on Friday, April 27.
The first was a call of a burglary on Coddington Terrace, where the family found that an entry attempt was made through a rear sliding-glass door, but no entry was made. However, according to police, the homeowner had opened a window at some point overnight, and that someone had used a stick or a pole to knock in the screen of that window and leaned in far enough to pick up a pocketbook that was on a nearby kitchen counter. The items from inside the pocketbook were found around the corner on West Hobart Gap Road.
Later the same day, at approximately 4 p.m., police received a call from Dieci’s on West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, where an individual stated that her 2017 Mercedes Benz had been stolen from the parking lot while she was inside. According to police, the individual spoke to the valet, who was still in possession of the keys. Two hours later, the vehicle was recovered in Newark.
On Burlington Road that evening, a homeowner reported that someone had entered his home through the front door. Investigation revealed that the homeowner was upstairs with his wife when he heard a loud banging noise coming from downstairs and upon checking, saw two individuals running from the front door away from the house.
According to police, it is believed that the actors made entry to the house briefly, but ran when they realized occupants were inside. A canvas of the area was negative for the described individuals, police said.
Shortly after, a burglary was reported on County Club Road, where the reporting individual identified himself as a caretaker for the family while the homeowners were away from the beginning of March to the end of April. In other words, police said there is a two-month window within which the burglary could have occurred.
According to police, the front door was damaged, entry was gained, bedrooms were ransacked and items were taken. Police stated that this is under investigation, but they believe it may have occurred the previous week when other burglaries occurred in the same area.
On the afternoon of April 29, police received a call about a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Livingston Mall. According to police, the individual stated that he or she went shopping around noon and came back just before 2 p.m. to find that the vehicle was missing. According to police, this vehicle remains stolen and the incident is under investigation.
Pictured above on April 30, a crash occurred on Northfield Road and East Cedar Street in which one vehicle attempted to make a left turn from the eastbound left-hand-turn lane, entered the westbound lane of travel and west struck on the passenger side by a second vehicle. The first vehicle then rotated clockwise and had heavy front-end damage. The second vehicle rolled onto its driver’s side with resulting damage.
On the morning of April 27, three vehicles, including a school bus with children on board heading to Heritage Middle School, were involved in a crash on Mt. Pleasant Avenue.
According to police, the bus was traveling westbound in the left lane and was about to make a left turn onto Evergreen Road, but stopped for traffic. The driver of another vehicle that was stopped at Evergreen thought the bus was allowing him to turn, and pulled out in front of a vehicle that was travelling eastbound. Police said these two vehicles made contact and that the collision caused them to also collide with the school bus.
No students or other individuals were injured in this incident. The school was notified, and a second school bus was sent to retrieve the students and bring them to Heritage. Members of the school administration also arrived on scene to ensure that all was clear.