Burglaries Spike in Kendall Park Area

Thirteen burglaries reported since December.

Police are alerting residents to a recent rash of burglaries targeting the Kendall Park area over the last month.

Since December, 13 burglaries have been reported in Kendall Park, including a holiday burglary where Christmas presents were stolen from a township home. The most recent break-in occurred on Wednesday with homes on Calvin Road, Starling Road, and Roberts Street hit between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police said the burglaries appear to be targeting an area west of Route 1 between Finnegans Lane and Gateway Boulevard. The homes that were broken into were all dark and appeared to be vacant at the time of the burglary, police said.

In an incident on Raleigh Road last month, the suspects cut a screen on a front window and then pried open the lock to gain entry into the residence. The burglars made off with jewelry, several Christmas presents and electronics, police said.

In another break-in on Henderson Road on Dec. 27, the suspect broke in through a rear basement window shortly before 6:30 p.m. The suspect attempted to go up to the first floor of the home from the basement, but the door was locked and the residents were home at the time, police said. 

A resident got up to go to the basement door, which caused suspect to run out the basement door and flee towards Vincent Avenue.

Patrols have been increased in the affected areas, which led to several arrests, police said. On Dec. 31, a field stop led to the arrest of a Georgia man who was wanted for burglary, according to police. 

On Jan. 1, police charged a burglary suspect in the Brunswick Acres Development after a foot chase. However, none of the people charged were connected to the most recent burglaries, police said.

Anyone who sees unusual activity in their neighborhood is asked to call police at 732-329-4646.   


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