Police Looking into Acts of Vandalism, Theft in Wyckoff, New Jersey
According to police, unidentified suspects burglarized the St. Elizabeth Church in Wyckoff earlier this month. The theft was discovered when a church employee noticed that the wooden box in the lobby had been looted and was missing hundreds of dollars.
Investigators with the Wyckoff Police Department are actively looking into the reported theft. However, at this time, police have not yet identified any suspects in the case.
Wyckoff police are also investigating alleged vandalism at a local middle school. According to authorities, suspects committed several acts of vandalism and damaged property at Eisenhower Middle School, located on Calvin Court in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
Police said that the vandals caused between $7,000 and $10,000 worth of damage to school property.
According to police, the suspects cut 93 window screens, damaged six swipe card readers located at entry doors, damaged a door handle, and destroyed the supports for a memorial tree.
If the suspects are eventually identified and caught, they could be subject to severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3 classifies criminal mischief and other acts of vandalism as a third degree felony when the damage exceeds $2,000. A conviction on third degree criminal mischief charges could result in a sentence of 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.
The Wyckoff Police Department has asked for the public’s help in identifying suspects in both cases. Anyone who has information about the suspects or the alleged crimes should contact Wyckoff detectives.
For more information about these cases, access the NJ.com article entitled “Thieves Steal from Wyckoff Church’s ‘Poor Box.’”