Essex County Sheriff Reports Series of Car Break-ins at McLoone’s & South Mountain Reservation

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This story was updated on October 12 with a correction from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. The series of breaks-ins and thefts from autos occurred on Monday, October 10, not “over the weekend,” as the ECSO originally reported.

Newark — On Tuesday, October 11, Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura issued a Public Service Safety Announcement regarding recent car break-ins. According to Sheriff Fontoura, on Monday, October 10, there was a series of car break-ins with thefts of belongings at McLoone’s Boathouse and South Mountain Reservation. In all instances, a window was broken, and in some instances, belongings were taken.

Sheriff Fontoura reminds visitors of our Parks and Reservations that these thefts are crimes of opportunity and asks when leaving a car unattended, please do not leave purses, wallets, and other valuable belongings out in full view. Rather, he says to hide your belongings well, or leave them at home, if you plan to leave your car unattended for an extended period of time.

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