Fair Lawn experienced only four burglaries in October and November combined, the lowest number recorded over consecutive months in the past two years.
Following a rampage of burglaries this spring, it looked for months like Fair Lawn would surpass last year's burglary total and record a decade-high number of break-ins in 2012. But for the first time since February, burglaries in Fair Lawn are down over last year as the summer's burglary swoon has carried forward into fall. The months of October and November, traditionally considered "burglary season" by local police because break-ins tend to jump, were unusually quiet this year. Fair Lawn registered three burglaries in October and just one in November -- the fewest number of break-ins recorded over consecutive months in the past two years. "I knew we were doing well, but I don’t necessarily watch every number every day," Police Chief …
Fair Lawn Police reported three thefts within about a 13-hour period Tuesday night to Wednesday morning last week
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning last week, three thefts occurred within a 13-hour period in the Warren Point section of town, according to police reports. At this point, Fair Lawn police do not know if the incidents -- one home burglary and two car break-ins -- are related. "Other than they are in the same neighborhood, I have no other information linking them," Sgt. Richard Schultz said in an email. The first incident happened around 6:47 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 when police were called to a home on Virginia Drive for a reported burglary. According to police reports, the homeowners returned home from work to find their house had been ransacked. Jewelry was reported stolen from the residence. About 7 a.m. the next morning…