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What Has Recently Been Stolen in Manalapan?

A list of recent thefts and burglaries within the Township of Manalapan.

The have responded to a variety of break-ins and thefts throughout Manalapan so far this month.

  • On May 11, the owners of a house on Appomattox Dr. came home at around 9:20 p.m. to find their kitchen window broken. They told police that it had appeared as if someone attempted to enter their residence. Upon investigation, police officers determined that no entry was made beyond the kitchen window. The case is currently being investigated by Detective Reggie Grant and Ptl. Anthony Cascella. 
  • Sometime between May 5 and May 7, the garage of a Wintergreen Dr. home was entered and a purple Dyson Animal Ball vacuum cleaner was stolen. A 66-year-old Manalapan man, the owner of the the home, reported the theft. The vacuum was valued at $600. Ptl. Brian Cruse is investigating the incident.
  • A trailer was reportedly stolen from the rear of an Iron Ore Road property. Police learned that the trailer was taken sometime between noon on May 2 and 2 p.m. on May 5. The owner of the trailer is a 55-year-old Manalapan man. The trailer is valued at $500, according to police. This theft is still under investigation.
  • Percocet medication was reportedly stolen from the Knox Lane Group Home on May 8. During an inspection, the manager discovered that one of the resident's prescribed Percocet medication was missing, police reported. This case is pending further investigation.
  • A Stone Bridge Court homeowner reported the theft of a portion of his BMW X5's front bumper. The victim told police that the section of the bumper was removed during the overnight hours between 9 p.m. on May 7 and 6 a.m. on May 8. The value of the bumper cover is beneath $500, police said. Ptl. Dennis O'Brien responded to the scene.
Jacob Ullman May 18, 2012 at 07:36 PM
What has recently been stolen in Manalapan is our FAITH that the people who are in charge of this town can actually do the job. It is time for a change at most levels.
Jacob Ullman May 18, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Whoever wrote the article for Patch was very accurate in their reporting. I wish I could say the same for the rreporting of the township meeting where the Residents are given 5 minutes with a fake traffic light in their face and are chastised if they want to speak for am extra minute. Then, they can't get an immediate answer and have to wait until a half hout later because the Asst Administrator is made to write the question down and read it back to the township committee to make sure they understand the question. I would think there would be some level of education requirements that a mayor and the committee would have in understanding a question and if not having a direct dialogue with the resident asking it. Having a intermediary conveniently loses the questions that the committee does not want to answer. Residents are so disgusted that they do not even want to come to these meetings because they realize they are a scam, that the decisions are made before you get there and the committee is not listening, they are only going through the motions. I think recently of the dispatchers and the budget process where it was actually said to them and they did not care, the decision was made. There needs to be more honest reporting of these meetings by the press rather than what is currently happening.

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