Warren Township Police Announcements & Alerts

Residential Burglary Awareness

 

 

With the recent residential burglaries that have occurred in Warren Township, and throughout Somerset County, the Warren Township Police Department would like to take this opportunity to advise our residents how to lessen the possibility of being a victim.

 

1. Report ANY and ALL suspicious activity you may see in your neighborhood, no matter how minor it may appear.

 

2. Install quality door locks and dead bolts to all exterior doors of your home.

 

3. If you do not have one or both, install an alarm system and surveillance cameras on the exterior and interior of your home. Make sure the alarm is monitored by a central station that will immediately notify the police first of an activation. Additionally, when you install cameras ensure that the system have a street, driveway, and perimeter views as well as the interior near all entrances of the home. If you already have these systems make sure you activate them accordingly. When having these systems installed or updated, we suggest you have a battery/cellular back up in place as well as remote monitoring capabilities available.

 

4. Install motion lights on the perimeter of your property and make sure the exterior of your home is always well lit during all night time hours.

 

5. Communicate with your neighbors. Advise them when you’re going on vacation or extended weekend trips so they can monitor your home, mail and any activity that may be out of the ordinary.

 

6. DO NOT post on any social media sites that you are on vacation and for how long. We advise that you post any pictures/events from your trip after you return home.

 

7. Add your home to the Warren Township Police Department “Vacant House List” when you go on vacation or extended weekend trips. Once on the list, your home will be specifically checked by the patrol division in your absence. Refer to warrenpolice.com for the vacant house list form.

 

8. If you tend to keep any valuables and or cash in your home, we suggest utilizing a home safe that is secured to the floor or wall.

 

As always, the Warren Township Police Department take all investigations seriously and again we encourage you to report any suspicious activity no matter how minor it may seem.

 

If you would like to have a security survey performed on you home, please contact Lt. Eric Yaccarino at 908-753-1000.

 

 

Chief William Keane

Warren Township Police Department

 

 


 

Stolen Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Burglary Tips 

 

 

The Warren Twp. Police would like to remind you of some helpful tips so you do not become a victim. 

 

Ensure that you always LOCK YOUR VEHICLE whether it’s parked on your street, in your driveway, out shopping or at your local gym, or in your garage.  A majority of the time a would-be thief will move on to the next vehicle when encountering a locked vehicle as opposed to breaking into it and drawing attention. 

 

Make sure your residence/business is well lit during the evening and overnight hours.  Thieves typically look for darker areas to commit these burglaries for less visibility by passing motorists, neighbors and police. 

 

DO NOT leave spare keys or anything of value in your vehicle.  Purses/wallets, electronics (iPods/iPads, laptops, GPS Units etc), vehicle valet keys, sunglasses, credit cards, cash and cell phones should NEVER be left inside your vehicle, especially in plain view. If you must leave such items in your vehicle we recommend you conceal and or secure them properly, however we urge you NOT to leave them in the vehicle.

 

Additionally, everyone should be aware that these vehicle burglaries often lead to other crimes such as fraud and identity theft.  We suggest you limit the amount of personal information you keep in your vehicle as well as keep a record all of the serial numbers of your valuables and store it in a safe place in your home.  

 

 While we know nothing is 100% foolproof, we feel that by taking the precautions we’ve suggested you can seriously reduce the chance of being a victim of these types of crimes.  If you see any suspicious persons or activities in your neighborhood, call 9-1-1 immediately.  Criminals thrive on opportunity, DO NOT give them one. 

 

 

Chief William Keane

Warren Township Police Department