GLEN ROCK, NJ - On top of downed trees and power outages throughout the borough this week due to Tropical Storm Isaias, Glen Rockers have to heed yet another warning from their police department: lock your car!

With several instances of car break-ins, police are reminding residents that they must lock their cars to safeguard them from being stolen and safeguard them from being ransacked and pilfered. 

Three reports came in on August 1 alone.

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A resident on the 300 block of Doremus Avenue reported their unlocked vehicle was entered sometime overnight, according to police. The interior of the vehicle was rummaged through, however, nothing was reported to be missing. Video images recovered at the scene did detect a vehicle stopped near the house around 4:30 a.m. for a brief period, however, the images were not clear enough to identify the vehicle or any potential actors. The video has been forwarded to the
detective bureau for review.

Another resident on the 500 block of Doremus Avenue reported their unlocked vehicle was entered overnight, police said. Reported as missing were face masks and loose change.

A third resident on the 200 block of Rodney Street reported their unlocked vehicle was entered sometime overnight. The interior of the vehicle was rummaged through, police said, and reported as missing were Tylenol capsules. A video surveillance system at the residence did not detect motion activity throughout the night.

Police requested the following: residents with home video surveillance systems should check any video they may have captured around their property of individuals who may have been prowling around their homes during the period after dark on July 31 and daybreak on August 1.

"It is common for thieves to enter driveways and pull door handles looking for unlocked vehicles," police said in a public statement. "They are only in driveways for a matter of seconds and quickly move on, making them very difficult
to spot."

Anyone who may have video footage is asked to email it to D/Sgt. Jim Calaski at jcalaski@glenrockpolice.com.