Police investigate local burglaries
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 15:04
Police investigated multiple burglaries that occurred within close proximity of each other and may be connected, according to Newark police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall.
Between April 2 and April 3 an unknown suspect broke into a shed on the 700 block of Fiske Lane in a neighborhood near Nottingham Road, and stole a Toro push lawn mower estimated to be worth $100, Farrall said.
Police also responded to a burglary at a shed on the 100 block of West Shetland Court, approximately one mile away from the first incident, Farrall said. A bike and a can of gasoline valued at $215 were taken from the shed.
Police responded to another reported burglary that occurred on the 100 block of West Galloway Court near the location of the second incident.
A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and took items valued at a total of $195, which included a university student’s identification card, a set of iPod speakers and the change inside the vehicle, Farrall said.
Investigators have not determined if the incidents were connected but the suspect in each robbery faces a charge of one count of theft under $1,000, Farrall said.