SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police have arrested a couple in connection with a string of late night landscaping robberies in the Kendall Park area of the township.
Stolen items included solar landscaping lights, potted flowers, a bird feeder, and lawn decorations, according to police.
Danielle Viszneki, 35, and her fiancee James Baker, 51, from Franklin Township were arrested and charged with Theft of Movable Property, a 4th degree offense. They were processed and released on summonses, according to police.
For the past three weeks, at least eight South Brunswick residents had reported items being stolen from their front lawns in the early hours of the morning. Residents took to social media to raise awareness of thefts, leading to more reports of stolen property,
Several residents were able to provide video footage of these robberies, many of which were from doorbell cameras. A description of the thieves and their vehicle led to their identification, according to police.
South Brunswick Detective Brady Shelcusky recognized the vehicle from a previous case.
When police arrived at the suspects' home, they saw several of the reported stolen items on the front lawn. The investigation determined the two would drive around different neighborhoods and steal lighting, flowers, and other landscaping to spruce up their own front lawns. The stolen items were collected and returned to the homeowners, according to police.