FANWOOD, NJ -- An uptick in car break-ins in the south side of Fanwood between Monday, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. has led the Fanwood Police to issue a warning to residents. Entry was made into vehicles with doors that were left unlocked.

"Residents are urged to lock their vehicles," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. "Surrounding towns are experiencing similar incidents."

"This is an ongoing problem in Union County," according to Chief Trigo, who added that locking car doors at night is a deterrant to the break-ins.

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Residents are urged to call the Fanwood Police at (908) 322-5000 if they observe suspicious activity. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.