Rutherford sees 4 more car break-ins

Mar 17, 2009 Full story: NorthJersey.com 20

Four more cars in Rutherford were burglarized overnight, bringing the total this month to 19, police said this morning.

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Rutherford resident

Newark, NJ

#1 Mar 17, 2009
I've only lived in Rutherford for 3 years, and this is the second time one of our cars has been broken into and vandalized. Although I understand the police's warning about GPS devices, I don't want another "blame the victim" routine. Rutherford is a small borough, and after the last round of break-ins, there shoudl have been a task force established to address this issue. Rutherford needs to become vigilant about addressing the problem. The message needs to get across that this behavior will not be tolerated.
Claudio DaSilva

Newark, NJ

#2 Mar 17, 2009
I agree.
ggg

Newark, NJ

#3 Mar 17, 2009
you are just another burglar speaking. you should not leave your GPS in plain view, how dum can you be
Honda Boy

Newark, NJ

#4 Mar 17, 2009
These cops are stupido. Why can't they do their job?
Claudette

Newark, NJ

#5 Mar 17, 2009
Why don't you just move to Portugal?
HKV

Newark, NJ

#6 Mar 17, 2009
I'm calling Corzine.
Janie

Newark, NJ

#7 Mar 17, 2009
People have to learn to respect others property!
Rutherford resident

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 17, 2009
I agree with Janie. I'm sick of "blame the victim". We need to lock everything up, put alarms, bells and whistles on it, purchase high tech security devices, fear identity theft...what's the point? When is it the criminal's fault? When will they get more than just the inconvenience of maybe a year of probation?
ruth resident

Secaucus, NJ

#9 Mar 22, 2009
always the spanish people stealing they should get jobs.

“JOVI KISSES XOXOXOXOX”

Since: Apr 08

Hackensack, NJ USA

#10 Mar 24, 2009
Janie wrote:
People have to learn to respect others property!
Yes, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!!! Let them "learn" to respect "other's property" with OTHER'S PROPERTY! Why set yourself up to be a victim??? My car got broken into once. I lost ALL of my favorite CDs. Now, when I buy a new CD, I keep the original at home and I burn a copy of it to keep in my car so that if my car gets broken into again, I haven't lost anything I can't easily replace. NEVER EVER EVER leave valuables in your car!!! No electronics, no money, no purses or wallets, etc. Why tempt fate?!?

Go ahead, go out into the world and keep trying to "teach" criminals to respect your stuff... Let me know how that works out for you.

Of course, my opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it...NOTHING! LOL!!

-good luck,
Jenn

“JOVI KISSES XOXOXOXOX”

Since: Apr 08

Hackensack, NJ USA

#11 Mar 24, 2009
Rutherford resident wrote:
I agree with Janie. I'm sick of "blame the victim". We need to lock everything up, put alarms, bells and whistles on it, purchase high tech security devices, fear identity theft...what's the point? When is it the criminal's fault? When will they get more than just the inconvenience of maybe a year of probation?
Nobody is blaming the victim... we are just trying to prevent you from becoming a victim AGAIN. Was it so fun for you the first time that you are eager to repeat the experience??? There's no need to padlock yourself and everything you own...just take a second and make sure that nothing valuable is left in your car... Then, take another half a second a click the door locks. You wouldn't withdraw $10,000 from the bank and then count it in the parking lot on your way out to your car, would you?!? Of course not! Why advertise that you are easy pickins?!? Why leave valuable stuff in your car in plain sight? It simply isn't smart.

As for the GPS system being stolen, you aren't supposed to leave those in your car anyway as it is not good for the computer chips to get hot. We are not suggesting that you develop paranoia. We are simply suggesting that there are criminals in this world. While we all wish they would start going to church and change their evil ways, in reality, we accept that this will not likely happen. So, take a moment and prevent yourself from becoming a victim a second (or even a third) time!

-Jenn
Tony L

Fort Lee, NJ

#12 Mar 26, 2009
Anyone that leaves something that valuable in their car must be dumb.Live and learn!!! The way most of these devices are set up allows for easy disconnect and reconnecting,so take it off the dash and hide under the seat,not that hard." Out of site out of mind".
Claudio DaSilva

Newark, NJ

#13 Apr 14, 2009
I guess we can't all be as perfect as Tony L. and Jenn.

“JOVI KISSES XOXOXOXOX”

Since: Apr 08

Hackensack, NJ USA

#14 Apr 19, 2009
Claudio DaSilva wrote:
I guess we can't all be as perfect as Tony L. and Jenn.
I am not saying that I am perfect...far from it. But as somebody who has had stuff stolen out of my car, I learned the hard way not to leave anything I cherish for some jerk to pick off. I am trying to use my own misfortune as a warning to others. Don't be as naieve or trusting as I was. It cost me. Save yourself the expense, time and grief. Take your valuables with you.

-My opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it...
-Jenn
marie

Napa, CA

#15 Jun 24, 2009
ruth - ur an ignorant idiot!
donna

Newark, NJ

#16 Jun 28, 2009
i agree n I'm not spanish either. shame on u
Jim

Rutherford, NJ

#17 Jul 4, 2009
It's the same as gun control. Democrats want to restrict guns ie: eventually ban them and tax them away, from the law abiding citzens, while not addressing the fact that criminals do not obey these Democrat gun control laws. Instead, it's blame the law abiding gun owner, not the criminals who steal them and buy them in back alleys, not in gun stores after undergoing the extensive background checks. Criminals do not follow the laws, they are criminals. But yet, all of us law abiding citizens who do not misuse our guns, lose our rights and haved to jump through so many hoops and pay so many fees to own a gun for legal self defense. And God help you if you actually use your gun against a criminal in self defense, Democrats would go after the law abiding citizen and cry for the criminal and put the law abiding citizen in jail. why anyone would vote Democratic is beyond me? Republicans are not perfect, but atleast they don't love criminals like the Democrats do. Democrats outright seek criminals support, whether to get their vote or have them work for ACORN and help rig their local elections which has become their specialty.
Gina

Newark, NJ

#18 Jul 4, 2009
I am in E. Rutherford, and my truck wasn't locked last night and someone was in it seeing what they could find. I found my envelope with my registration on my seat, and a box from my glove compartment on the floor. Now if something valuable was taken, that would be my fault. I won't leave my car unlocked anymore. I just moved here and I'm not used to locking my car.
Have a great 4th everyone.
ruth

White Plains, NY

#19 Jul 4, 2009
blame clifton
where are the cops

Marmora, NJ

#20 May 23, 2010
Rutherford resident wrote:
I've only lived in Rutherford for 3 years, and this is the second time one of our cars has been broken into and vandalized. Although I understand the police's warning about GPS devices, I don't want another "blame the victim" routine. Rutherford is a small borough, and after the last round of break-ins, there shoudl have been a task force established to address this issue. Rutherford needs to become vigilant about addressing the problem. The message needs to get across that this behavior will not be tolerated.
hiding as usual

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