SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains police are reporting that several cars have been entered and one stolen (a 2015 Infinti QX6) in the area of Woodside Road near Hetfield Ave., Meadowview Road, and Hill Top Road/Aldene Ave.

Chief Ted Conley advises residents to remember to lock car doors, as well all house doors.

"The suspects are becoming more brazen and are entering houses, as well," Chief Conley said.

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During the overnight hours of Sept. 28, Bernards Township police attempted to stop a 2015 Infinti QX6 on Rt 78, and the vehicle, which is registered to a resident in the 1100 block of Woodside Road, sped off, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter. 

Officers contacted the Scotch Plains resident, who said the vehicle was parked in the driveway when it was taken. Police believe that the suspect entered the house through a rear door and stole numerous items along with the car's key fob.

"The vehicle was eventually found in Staten Island, and the incident is under active investigation," Chief Conley told TAPintoSPF. "If you notice motion- activated lights going on or if your dog starts barking during late night/early morning hours, please call us, so we can check the area out. If you have video surveillance cameras, look through it because you might find something that the police can use."

Chief Conley says that the times of the occurrences are mostly between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. If you see or hear anything, please call the SPPD immediately. Call 911, for an emergency or (908) 322-7100 ext. 0 to report non-emergency issues. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and Twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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