CEDAR GROVE, NJ — A burglary of items from two parked cars on First Avenue is under investigation by Cedar Grove police.

Patrolman Anthony Cardona took a report of a motor vehicle burglary that occurred on First Avenue during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 12. The owner discovered that someone had rummaged through two vehicles parked in his driveway.

Other cases on the Cedar Grove police blotter:

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On September 9, 2020 at 11:49 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle displaying a partial temporary registration. A subsequent investigation revealed that the 38-year-old female driver from Newark was driving with a suspended license and had numerous outstanding traffic warrants. She was also wanted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department on a shoplifting charge. She was arrested processed and turned over to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. 

On September 10, 2020 at 3:20 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a delivery truck after observing that the operator and passenger were not wearing seatbelts. It was determined that the 29-year-ol male operator from East Orange was driving with a suspended license. He was issued a summons and advised not to operate his vehicle.  

On September 11, 2020 at 10:11 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas took a report of a fraud from an elderly resident. The victim was contacted by an unknown person who stated that her social security number had been compromised and that he would help her correct the problem. She was directed to purchase $3,000 in Best Buy gift cards. She made the purchase and provided the card numbers to the suspect. She then contacted the police after realizing that she was the victim of a scam. The incident is under investigation. 

On September 11, 2020 at 11:18 p.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo investigated a report of an erratic driver on Pompton Avenue. Grigolo located and observed the vehicle being operated in an erratic manner. The vehicle was stopped and a subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the 37-year-old female driver from Verona for driving while intoxicated. She was also found to be in possession of heroin. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court. 

On September 12, 2020 at 11:06 p.m., Ptl. Joseph Johnson stopped a vehicle after a random license plate check revealed that the operator had a suspended license. The operator, a 20-year-old male from Paterson, was issued a summons and released at the scene.