Police are reporting that an attempted burglary occurred on Newark Pompton Turnpike Saturday night, authorities said.
Officer Rick Vanderclock responded to a residence for a burglary in progress at 9:15 p.m., a report on the incident states.
A caller reported that someone was at the rear of the house trying to break in and the back door of the residence was kicked in, Vanderclock reported.
Residents reported to responding police officers that they observed someone wearing dark clothing running with a flashlight on Dupont Terrace, police reported.
A K-9 unit responded to the scene, but lost the person’s scent directly behind the house on Dupont Terrace, indicating that he or she entered a vehicle, the report states.
A neighbor reported seeing a female driving a grey, four-door BMW on Vincent Street, reported.
Vanderclock reported that there was not that much evidence at the house and that nothing appeared to be missing from the house.
The resident of the house is not living there but staying on Holy Cross Way, police reported.
Vanderclock reported returning to Dupont Terrace Sunday to speak with two witnesses who reportedly gave a better description of the vehicle.
They said the vehicle was a grey or silver, newer-model BMW with tinted windows and possibly had a new, temporary New Jersey license plate, the report states.
Witnesses said the woman driving the vehicle had dark hair and dark-colored skin; one witness said she saw the vehicle pull out of Vincent Street, circle around the Verizon Building on the corner of McCllelland Avenue and the Turnpike and turn back onto Vincent towards Dupont Terrace, Vanderclock reported.
The incident is the latest in a string of incidents dating back to April.
Police occurring in the Valley section of town from the end of April to the end of May. Seven more burglaries were reported after that, May 31 and June 3, and June 4 and 6. Jewelry was reportedly taken from several of the homes.
Two Hackensack men were charged with burglary June 7 after they broke into a home on Fairfield Road early Thursday and led police on foot chase. Two men from that incident have reportedly not been found.
Residents are asked to call the police department at 973-694-0600 with any information regarding this incident or any of the previous incidents that have occurred.