Dog stolen from outside residence: HPD

A dog reported stolen from its owner on Feb. 1 is still being sought, Harrison PD reported.

At 2:15 p.m. that day, police said the owner of a gray-and-white  Shih Tzu answering to the name of Kooka told Officer Joseph Summers she had left her dog, leashed and secured, in front of 317 Harrison Ave.

The owner told police she saw two men untie and unleash the pooch, grab it and flee south on Church Square.

She described the suspects as black or Hispanic males.

Police said they checked the area but found no trace of the alleged dognappers.

The HPD logged these other incidents reported between Feb. 1 and 9:

Feb. 2

At 6:20 a.m., Officer Frank Narvaez responded to the Speedway Gas Station, 2 Harrison Ave., where the attendant told him that a driver had stiffed him for $20 worth of fuel.

The attendant told the officer that the driver of a silver 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with N.J. registration asked for $20 worth of regular gas and after he had dispensed the fuel, the driver attempted to pay with a $100 bill.

After telling the driver he didn’t have change and advising him to get change from the station cashier, the driver went inside but did not get change, entered his vehicle and drove away, last seen heading west on Harrison Ave. towards Rt. 21, police said.

Police said the attendant was able to provide the vehicle’s license plate number to Narvaez who relayed that to headquarters. Narvaez also viewed footage from the station’s surveillance camera.

Based on the information collected, police said they identified the registered owner of the vehicle as a North Arlington resident and are seeking that person as the suspect in the incident.

Feb. 6

At about 5:27 p.m., Officers Carlos Manzano and Armando Gonzalez responded to a N. Third St. apartment on a report of a burglary.

The occupants told the officers that they had left their residence at 2:23 p.m. and, upon returning at 5 p.m., they found the front door to their apartment slightly ajar.

Once inside, they said they noticed some kitchen items scattered about on the floor and discovered that a 13-inch MAC BookPro laptop valued at about $1,300 from one bedroom and that a 15-inch Dell laptop valued at about $1,000, along with $700 in cash, was missing from a second bedroom.

Later, police said, the tenants reported additional items missing: a $200 Seagate hard drive, a $150 Polaroid Cube camera, a $300 Tommy Hilfiger watch, a $750 I-phone 6S, a $2,800 Bose home entertainment system, four chargers and I-phone earphones valued at $250 and a $100 VIP Office bag.

Police said they found two pry marks on the front door but there were no paint chips on the floor and the locks were intact.

Feb. 8

At about 7:22 a.m., Officer Raymond McGuire responded to a location in the 500 block of N. Fifth St. on a report of burglary to a vehicle.

The owner told the officer that she had parked the vehicle in front of her residence at around midnight and, upon returning at 7:22 a.m. entered her car and noticed that the glove compartment was open and that its contents were spread throughout the car.

She told police that her vehicle registration was missing, along with the vehicle owner’s manual and a woman’s jacket valued at $200. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked door.


The owner of a silver 2003 Honda Odyssey came to HQ at 4:51 p.m. to report that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stolen his Nike gym bag containing his empty black BMW wallet and T-shirt.

Police said the owner told them he had parked the vehicle at 10 p.m. the night prior near Dey and Warren Sts. and returned at 8:30 a.m. to find his vehicle ransacked and bag gone.

All the items listed as missing were valued at $50 by the owner, police said.


At 9:55 p.m., Officers Vincent Doffont and Stanley Titterington responded to a Cross St. residence on a burglary report.

The resident told the officers he had left his back door unlocked when he went to work that morning and when he came back, at 9:09 p.m., he discovered that his 42-inch Toshiba television was gone.

However, upon searching the perimeter of the residence, the officers found the TV placed against the fence in the backyard and the resident confirmed it was his, police said.

Feb. 9

A town resident came to HQ at 7 p.m. to report that his vehicle had been vandalized at some time between 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 7 a.m. Feb. 9.

He told police he had parked and locked the vehicle in front of his residence in the 200 block of Cleveland Ave. at about 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and, upon returning the next morning, at about 7 a.m., while walking his dog, noticed a tripod resembling his own on the ground next to his vehicle.

After unlocking his car, the owner said he noticed his belongings were out of place, that the interior was disheveled, along with his tripod, which he had left in the trunk and which he now realized, was the same instrument he found on the ground.

Police said they found no signs of forced entry.




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