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On December 18 at 9AM, Detectives Joe Sloan and Bobby Crudele arrested a 22 year old Newark female tied to several package thefts in Harrison and bordering communities. During the last couple of weeks, Harrison and surrounding jurisdictions have experienced a high number of package thefts due in large part to the opportunity created by on-line shopping and the subsequent delivery of so many parcels when the recipient is not home. Detectives Sloan and Crudele gathered video evidence, established a pattern, shared information with other agencies, located a suspect vehicle and identified a suspect. They monitored one of the locations that the suspect was known to frequent and effected a traffic stop to make the arrest.
This is a crime that will undoubtedly be committed by more than one person; residents are urged to have packages delivered to a friend or neighbor that is home during the day or to their place of business.