Over the weekend a Biased Incident occurred in the area of Coles Avenue. The Scotch Plains Police Department are asking for anyone with any information or video footage (check video footage from 1:30 PM Sat. 2/1/2020 until 7:30 AM Sunday, 2/2/2020) that may assist in solving this matter, to contact Det./Sgt. Pearson at (908) 322-7100 x113. Incidents such as this offend not only the victim(s) but every member of our community! Help us to catch the offender so that we can put an end to these hateful incidents!

Help us help you! Please lock all of your vehicles and do not leave any valuables in them in plain sight. The current trend is that car thieves are driving through the suburbs, looking for high end vehicles, especially with the mirrors out. (On most high end vehicles, the mirrors fold in when the doors are locked). If the mirrors are out, then they try the door handle, if the door is unlocked, they get in and just push the brake and the start button to see if the key fob was left in the vehicle. If so, they will be on their way within seconds, taking your vehicle with them, often to be used to commit more crimes! Please lock all car doors, do not leave keys in the vehicle, and do not leave valuables in plain sight!

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