Police Blotter: Here in My Car
Vehicle burglars continue to test car doors in the borough, netting an iPod, a laptop and electronic device chargers from a handful of unsecured vehicles over a three-week span.
At 4:55 p.m. on Oct. 25, officers observed Lawrence Scharlach, 45, of Berlin, loitering behind the Dunkin' Donuts on Route 130. Upon investigation, Scharlach was discovered to be in possession of several aluminum tire rims that were taken from a residence on nearby Bellevue Terrace. He was charged with theft and was released pending a court date.
On Nov. 1, a resident from Bellevue Terrace reported that an iPod and a phone charger were missing from her Toyota wagon, which had been left unsecured overnight. Police processed the scene for evidence but have no suspects at this time.
On Nov. 9, a resident of the Heights of Collingswood discovered that the Dell laptop and iPhone charger left on the front seat of his unsecured vehicle were missing from his car, which had been unsecured. Police processed the scene for evidence but have no suspects at this time.
On Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of West Collings Avenue. An iPod touch was removed from a Dodge Challenger whose owner had left the vehicle unsecured. Police processed the scene for evidence but have no suspects at this time.
Between Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 13 at 5 p.m., a resident reported that a vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of the Pacific Avenue Apartments. Nothing of evidential value was located at the scene.