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

UPDATE: Garage Burglarized & Vehicle Stolen In Overnight Thefts On 10/11/13

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On Friday, October, 11th at 6:42 a.m., police were dispatched to Sherwood Drive for a report of a vehicle theft. Upon meeting the victim, police learned that during the overnight hours, unknown suspect(s) gained entry to the garage and stole a 2011 Toyota Sienna Minivan. Investigation revealed other items were also stolen from a Toyota Matrix that was parked in the driveway and unlocked.

While on scene of that incident, police were dispatched to 3 other residents on Sherwood Drive for reports of burglaries to vehicles. In two of those incidents the suspect(s) gained entry by throwing a rock through the window of the vehicle and then stole various items. It was also discovered that the garage of one of the victims was entered and items were removed.

Anyone with any information is asked to leave a message for the Investigations Bureau by calling 609-298-4411 – Option 3 or to speak to an officer immediately you can call the non-emergency number for police dispatch: 609-723-8300. Residents are urged to lock their vehicles and remove your keys and any valuables from them.