Authorities said reported incidents took place Wednesday on Geneva Trail
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 7, 2012
Hopatcong police said they are investigating the report of burglaries from multiple unlocked cars on Geneva Trail on Wednesday. A resident told police he heard his dog barking at about 4 a.m. on Wednesday when he then saw his motion detector light was on. According to police, the resident told them when he looked outside he saw two females by his neighbors cars. He said one was in the car while the other was next to it, police said. According to police, the two ran up the road while the neighbor called police. Police said that several unlocked cars were entered. They said the items taken were a fish-shaped green and purple leather wallet; a purple leather pouch with an Italian symbol on it; and a Garmin nuvi 650 GPS. Police said one female…
Hopatcong resident allegedly smashed window and took cashed paycheck.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A 20-year-old Hopatcong man smashed the window of a vehicle on Papakating Road and took $345 in cash, Hopatcong police said. Police said they identified him in the crime while questioning him about another he was charged with. Charles Baum, 20, was charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief in connection to the incident, which police said happened on Aug. 20 at about 2 a.m. Police said the owner of the vehicle reported the window had been smashed with a rock overnight, and that her paycheck, which she had cashed, was taken. Police said they identified Baum as the person who committed the burglary while they were questioning him about a stolen car from New York. Baum was also charged in that case, as he was arrested for being in …