Thief Makes Clean Getaway; Supermarket Sweep!

Trio in South Jersey allegedly filled carts and tried and escape with $1,500 worth of groceries; thief makes off with unlocked van — and pricey vacuum cleaner — in Bernards Twp.

Each week, Patch combs through the more shocking, surprising and often absurd alleged criminal acts and police-related incidents that unfold throughout New Jersey. Here’s what went on this week for “OMGs from NJ PD.”

Hide and Seek: There have to be better hiding spots than a car trunk. Mount Arlington police approached the lone sedan in a parking lot near Fireman's Field late Tuesday night. A . Lynn A. Wilson, 48, was charged with providing false information and creating a public alarm.

A Herb Garden… of Sorts: It’s one thing to take pride in your garden but make sure your vegetation is of the legal variety. Manchester police say Kevin K. Sangermano, 53, decided to grow outside his Crestwood Village home. Sangermano was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

Not an Episode of Supermarket Sweep: No word on whether the classic television game show will make a comeback, put we can think of a few potential contestants. West Deptford police say a trio in West Deptford tried to rush out of ShopRite with .

Bizarre Kidnapping: Cinnaminson police say three men assaulted and kidnapped another man for several hours Sunday. The incident culminated with Hakki Kumas, Erdal Kumas and Serkan Canturk and demanding he announce to the crowd that he was "a bad man" and "a son of a bitch."

Clean Car Thief: A thief in Bernards Township made off with a when he or she stole an unlocked Honda Odyssey last weekend. The minivan, which had been left with the keys inside, also held a classical guitar valued at $600, Bernards Township police said.


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