Linden Police Blotter

June 9 at 9:27 a.m.—The owner of B & B Automotive, 1528 W. Blancke St., reported that sometime during the past weekend someone cut the catalytic converters from the exhaust systems from five vehicles which had been parked on his lot.

The vehicles are a 1999 Ford E-350, 1998 Dodge Durango, 1996 Ford wagon, 1993 Jeep Cherokee, and a 1986 Toyota. The value of the converters is not known at this time. The owner realized the theft when he went to start up one of the involved vehicles on Tuesday morning.

Police ask anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Det. Frank Leporino of the police department’s Auto Crimes Squad at (908) 474-8535 or email

June 13 at 6:50 p.m.—Police responded to a theft report. The victim, age 45, of New York, N.Y., reported that he parked a 1991 open flat-bed trailer on McGillvray Place near E. Edgar Rd. with two Harley Davidson motorcycles on it at 6 p.m. on June 11. When he returned on June 13, the trailer and both motorcycles were gone.

One motorcycle is a 1993 Harley, white, NY Reg. 43FX34, and the other is a 1981 Harley, black, NY Reg. 87FM67. The trailer and motorcycles are valued at $36,000. The trailer plate number is NY Reg. A581387.

June 15 at 9:16 a.m.—The manager of El Monte RV Rentals, 3401 Tremley Point Rd., reported that sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning someone stole a catalytic converter from a 2009 Chateau Sport RV while it was parked in a fenced lot. The converter is valued at $200. There are no video cameras on the property.

Police ask anyone with information to call Det. Frank Leporino of the police department’s Auto Crimes Squad at 908-474-8535 or email

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