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'Suspicious' Man Entered Kinnelon Garage, Cops Say

Authorities said man was seen in area of Woodchase Lane giving false story of missing dog.

Kinnelon police are still looking for a "suspicious" black male who they said entered the garage of a residence on Boonton Avenue uninvited Thursday.

The male is described as having a thin build and heavily tattooed, wearing a black cap.

At approximately 12:23 p.m., police said the male knocked on the door of a home on Woodchase Lane where only a 15-year-old boy was home. The boy answered the door and the male told him that he was looking for a missing dog that belonged to his girlfriend, a next-door neighbor, police said. He gave the boy his phone number and asked him to call if he saw the dog, police said.

However, police said the boy was not aware of the neighbor the male spoke of. The boy called police and provided the phone number, which police said was not a real number.

Police sent out a Nixle alert advising residents of the male at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday.

At about 2:54 p.m., police received another phone call, this time from a Boonton Avenue resident. The resident said she was home, along with another occupant of the home, when she heard knocking and whistling coming from the other side of the garage interior door. Police said the resident believed the male had entered the garage from the outside and approached the door that led to the house.

The resident called police, who responded but were unable to locate the male or any suspicious vehicle.

Any residents who see a male matching the description should contact the at 973-838-5400.

Small town girl August 23, 2012 at 08:16 PM
I'm not sure how anyone knows his story is false, Im aslo not sure if he is suspicious because he is black, heavily tattooed or because he is wearing a black cap.?? What really confuses me is, if he was up to no good why would he be knocking on doors and talking to anyone.
laidbackluke August 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM
his story must be somewhat false if the number he provided is false? you never know with people these days it could be all part of a plan. you cant take chances
Missing my pooch August 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM
I guess you've never been to any of the police's symposiums? He could be ringing the bell to see if anyone is home or while he keeps you busy at the front door, his buddies are entering the back. No harm in the police questioning him, maybe they can help "look for his lost dog" or check with animal control is it was reported.
Common sense August 24, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Your right small town girl, I'm sure he was really just trying to sell a late batch of girl scout cookies. No body is accusing the man. It sounds a bit like you take issue with the Police Dept trying to keep the town safe.
Brian Sniatkowski August 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM
It's a common tactic for thieves to knock on doors or ring bells to see if anyone is home.
Ktown August 24, 2012 at 01:48 PM
A couple years back I had a woman come to my front door telling me there has been an accicent down the street and if I knew who lived there. Meanwhile my dog was at the back door barking. After I called the police to verify the story of an accicent they told me there was no report of one. That is when I realized WHY my dog was barking at the back door. Someone was trying to break in the back door while I was occupied at the front door. I believe my dog scared the intruder away.
NJ Steel August 24, 2012 at 01:50 PM
This is actually a common tactic used by repo men trying to get a visual of your car in your garage. They pretend to be looking for their loose dog on your property.
Max August 26, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Maybe if all of our councilmen paid their taxes in town things like this wouldn't happen.
Brian Finley August 31, 2012 at 02:30 PM
According to the federal governments annual report on crime, 38,000 white women are raped by black men each year. Statistically zero, but less than 10 black women are raped by white men. Look it up! You are 7 times more likely to be murdered by a black man than a white man yet blacks make up just 12% of the populations. Similar statistics are found throughout the world. TV wont tell you these things. Just saying...
DJ Markflexx September 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Small town girl, makes a lot of sense.Besides there is a african american family that lives on boonton ave that i think has a dog.Clearly theres some people in kinnelon still who are completely fucking ignorant and have nothing better to do with their lives besides profiling people because of the color of their skin and the attire that they wear.
DJ Markflexx September 12, 2012 at 08:28 PM
It,s nice that Tri boro patch condones racial profiling and titles an article on facebook saying 'Suspicious Black Male' Most articles i have read give very little detail about a suspect's description unless they are being described in detail within the article.As far as kinnelon police keeping kinnelon safe is a load of B.S. ,they can,t keep heroin and alcohol out of the hands of school children and most of the kinnelon police force are corrupt drug users and abusers.I think burglary is a minute issue compared to some of the other things that go on in kinnelon so before people get to talking about suspicious black people,don,t forget that there are black people who are upstanding citizens and residents of the borough ignorant fucks.So for you ignorant folks ,stay ignorant and live in a glass house while your kids overdose on drugs and make the newspaper more times than anybody period.I'm black and grew up in kinnelon and you may have heard of me but you never read about me in the newspaper being involved in some dumb shit......lol jus sayin
DJ Markflexx September 12, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Brian finley ,38'000 white women are raped by black men???? hahaha on what planet? Most white women now a days throw themselves at black men. so WTF are you talking about.Most grotest violent sexual crimes are commited by middle aged white men,like your boy SANDUSKY raping children at football camps ,come out into the real world and you,ll see the sick disgusting perverts are of the caucasian decent,thats why most sensible women are and have started dating black men so don,t hate....!!!!

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