ALERT — Keep your home’s doors locked, call police if you suspect anything out of sorts

Police in Kearny are warning residents once again — keep your doors locked at nighttime and if you suspect anything untoward in your neighborhood, like a barking dog, flashlights, unusual activity — alert the police immediately. In fact, Chief Scott Macfie says there is no reason not to call police when one has a suspicion. Police would rather go to a false alarm than not to be alerted to a potential crime. Also, be aware of your surroundings. Police need residents to be the eyes for officers since they obviously cannot be everywhere at all times.

Now why this alert?

Early the other morning, a group of four males, one with a crowbar, were believe to be about to attempt to break into a home in the Manor section. However, a police officer fortunately drove up on the scene and the quartet took off, but not before police observed one had a crowbar. No home was actually burgled.

The Kearny Police Department’s direct line is (201) 998-1313, and of course, there is also 911 to call.

Don’t be sorry — be safe and make the call if you suspect anything unusual.

And again, remember to lock your doors each and every night and be vigilant — and that goes for anyone reading this, not just residents of the Manor.

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