Manalapan Police: 4 Thefts from Parked Vehicles, 1 Attempt

Please remember to lock your car doors, even when parked in your driveway.

The Manalapan Police Department is reporting several motor vehicle break-ins and one attempt at the end of January and early February.


An car was broken into on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and contents valued at $140 were stolen from the victim, a 47-year-old Manalapan man, police said. The car was parked on Thompson Grove Road at the time of the burglary. An investigation revealed another victim, according to police. A woman told police that her carry bag was removed from her car around the same time when it was parked on Old Cider Mill road. The bag contained items valued at approximately $50. Both victims told police that their car was unlocked at the times of the theft.


Another unlocked car was entered while it was parked in the driveway of a Peach Tree Lane residence on Thursday, Jan. 31 and approximately $45 in cash was taken, police said. The theft happened at some point between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.


Also on Jan. 31, a Valley Road resident reported to police that a person, or multiple persons, attempted to gain access to his vehicle at around 4:40 p.m. The victim, a 43-year-old Manalapan man, told police that there were pry marks in the paint on the interior portion of the door frame of his car.


A 41-year-old Manalapan man captured images of a man leaving driveway of his home on a video surveillance camera after his unlocked car had been broken into. The car was illegally entered at 2:18 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, the police report noted. A set of golf clubs and several packs of cigarettes were taken from the car.


All of these cases are currently under investigation by the Manalapan Police Department. If anyone has any information about the incidents, please contact the police department at 732-446-4300.

Mike Rath February 13, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Lock your cars people..Our police have better things to do than follow-up on carelessness!!
sean February 13, 2013 at 01:48 PM
these kids around here a disgrace, scumbags and the parents need to step up and hold their shitty kids responsible. they get away with to much i know ive had them as friends and quicky disgard them when i hear about things they do and the people they really are. drugs r getting the best of them and its not going to stop unless somebody stops it
Leonard Hecht February 13, 2013 at 02:17 PM
toally agree Sean
mushmouse8 February 13, 2013 at 05:57 PM
First of all, you're being irresponsible if you don't lock your car doors. This is not the Manalapan of 25-40 years ago. Secondly, you're blaming kids when so many thefts and break-ins in the area have been adult men. People who lose their jobs quite often lose their homes, their marriages fail, and many turn to drugs. How do you support that habit? By robbing others. See article listed on same page as this one. It wasn't a kid that was arrested. It was a 32-year old male. http://manalapan.patch.com/articles/manalapan-man-charged-with-theft-of-several-vehicles-in-marlboro-and-freehold
tomuch February 20, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Yes we are irresponsible!!! By letting our town change into a place you have to have video surveillance cameras, lock up everything and drugs everywher -- its just like your in NYC. Wounder how why that is.


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