SUMMIT, NJ - Six vehicles and nine bicycles were stolen in Summit during the month of September, a 30-day period that also saw 11 other instances of theft and burglary plus eight political yard signs stolen. All the larcenous activity was detailed in the Summit Police Blotter, released September 30 by the City of Summit Police Department.

Of note, all the stolen modes of transportation were left unsecured, with bicycles not locked up and the vehicles parked at residences -- also unlocked -- with the key fobs inside them.

In an email to TAPinto Summit, Summit Chief of Police Andrew Bartolotti stated, "(The) Summit Police Department continues to ask residents to remove key fobs and secure vehicles when they are parked or left unattended. Protecting personal property by locking cars and bicycles is the best way to prevent these crimes. Please do your part to reduce theft in Summit.”