WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The West Caldwell Police Department is reminding residents that all township employees, as well as utility company employees, have identification cards after Chief of Police Gerard Paris said the department received a report of a suspicious incident on Thursday.
According to police, a resident of Lougheed Avenue reported on Thursday that a man came to his front door and asked to check the water in his house due to a water main break. After the resident allowed the man into his home to inspect the basement, a second man entered the home.
The resident demanded both men leave, police said. The resident said both men left, entered a pickup truck and drove eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue.
According to police, the first man is described as a white male wearing a bright green shirt, blue jeans and work boots. The second is described as a white male, heavy set, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The pickup truck is described as a silver Chevrolet Silverado.
The West Caldwell Police Department requests that residents be aware of potential utility worker scams. If there is any doubt, police advise that residents do not let anyone into their home and contact police immediately.
The West Caldwell Police Department can be reached via 911 or the non-emergency number at 973-226-4114.