“Crime is up in Ocean Grove since the summer people have left,” our Neighborhood Watch coordinator informed us on Tuesday, “so please be careful and watchful. Lots of yard and outside items are being stolen…”
The Neptune PD provided the following specifics:
- Someone entered a residence in the area of 110 Lake Avenue and removed a laptop computer. The residence was unlocked and unoccupied at the time.
- Someone entered an unsecured house in the area of 40 West Avenue and stole an iPad.
- Two unlocked bicycles were stolen from the area of Bethany Block and Broadway.
- One locked bicycle was stolen from the area of 60 Lake Avenue.
- Money was removed from the console of an unlocked vehicle in the area of 40 Benson Avenue.
- In the area between 110 Broadway and 139 Broadway there were three reported thefts of the following items: a statue, a water fountain and a decorative planter.
- Decorative exterior lighting was stolen from the area of 80 Heck Avenue.
- A resident reported a suspicious man in the area of Ocean and Embury Avenues. Patrols responded and located the man. He was found to be in possession of narcotics and was arrested.
– Charles Layton