Mansfield Township
Police Department

190-A Atlantic Ave.
PO Box 177
Columbus, NJ 08022

609-298-4411 Police Station
609-723-8300 Dispatch

Mansfield Police Department

Two Homes Burglarized in Four Seasons Development – 1/25/14

Under Investigation with attribution

On January 20th at approximately 9:20 p.m., police were dispatched to a residence on Vandevere Lane for a past tense burglary.  Investigation on scene revealed that the suspect(s) forced entry into the residence through a rear window.  The suspect(s) caused damage to the home as a result of the forced entry, and it was later discovered that a substantial amount of jewelry was removed from one of the bedrooms.

A second burglary was discovered on January 25th at 10:28 a.m. when police were dispatched to the area of Vandevere Lane for an audible alarm.  Upon checking the area, officers determined that the alarm was coming from a residence on Vandevere Lane.  Investigation revealed that the home in question was broken into through a rear bedroom window sometime between December 29, 2013 and January 25th. An account of the property stolen from the residence has not been provided by the homeowner yet.

As a result of these incidents, residents are reminded to secure their homes and activate any security systems that may be in place.  If any suspicious person or activity was observed in the subject area during the date and times referenced above, witnesses are urged to contact the Mansfield Township Police Department at (609)298-4411.